Issue: 2015-12-03

Issue: 2015-12-03

“Cocktails and Couples”

Internet Fame

Today the internet is an active place with crazy things going viral all the time. From cat videos to fail compilations, to the latest greatest talent, the internet world holds all the weird and wonderful sides of life within it. One such example of a strange thing to go viral happened last week. A young …

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Say it with Snail Mail

When I was a teenager I had a lot of pen pals. I kept all the letters I received, bundled together with a ribbon. Some of the letters were written on fine linen paper, others were written with different pens using different colours. The envelopes often were decorated with stickers or drawings. Some of the …

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Hostel Hostility, Part 1

Early in my trip to Nicaragua last spring, I lost my bank card. I had a large sum of money in the bank, but no access. After frantic calls from a phone booth as claustrophobic as a confessional, I got through to the bank. As I waited anxiously UPS to deliver a new card, two …

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Tea Time

Named one the hottest food trends of 2015 by Canada’s Hospitality Business Magazine, Canadians are drinking almost 10 billion cups of tea each year. Second only to water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world, and with good reason. With endless combinations of healthful herbs, spices, and fruits, there is a tea to …

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Old Friends and Family Recipes

When my Mom and Dad were a young couple living on Avenue Road in Toronto their local watering hole was the rooftop bar at the Park Plaza Hotel, one of Toronto’s most elegant drinking spots. Mom and her best friend, who lived in the same building, would hop on the Avenue Road streetcar and ride …

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Susanne Hingley

Poetry in Action

Poetry, spoken, plays and short stories at Brave New Words. An evening of music poetry and cocktails. The brave can get up, it’s an open mic.

No Need to Shout

An honest and emotional message will attract the eyes – and more importantly, hearts – you need to keep your organisation running, in terms of volunteers, the public, and potential avenues of funding. The thing to remember is that advertising – writing, design, printing, etc. – is a program expense. It is not overhead. Build …

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20 years of going to the dogs …

Humane Society Dawson is celebrating a milestone birthday this year. The “small shelter with a big heart” turns 20 years old, and shows no signs of slowing down.   The Humane Society’s mandate is to provide shelter and care for abandoned and surrendered animals, educate and raise awareness for responsible pet ownership and to work …

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Amazing Volunteers

by Hospice Yukon, Yukon Learn and Volunteer Yukon The Yukon is full of amazing volunteers. Here are just a few people whose donation of their time and energy makes a difference in their communities Yukon Learn Audrey Lougheed has had a long connection with literacy in the Yukon. She was a founding member and on …

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48 Hour Film Festival

Last week, I took place in the YFS 48 Hour Film Challenge. Along with five friends, we created a music video to a Michael Feuerstack song called “Out of Season.” Our team was myself, Bailey Staffen, Graham Lang, Tara McCarthy, Andrew Stratis and Brett Elliot. Our combined film experience is roughly equivalent to our combined …

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A Northern Tradition

Each year, Whitehorse ushers in the Christmas season by lighting the gigantic evergreen tree on Front Street, a parade along Main Street, and Santa arrives – mukluks and all. We even have our own name for this glistening annual event- Winterval. Every year Winterval combines the magic of Christmas with the creativity of the arts. …

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