Issue: 2016-02-11

Issue: 2016-02-11

“Northern Romance”

Pizza, Ribs and Lasagna

Mini Biscuit Pizzas 1 lb ground beef                                                       ½ lb lasagna noodles                                               two 6 oz. cans of tomato paste                                                1½ cups hot water                                         1 medium white onion chopped                    2 garlic cloves, minced ¼ tsp pepper ½ tsp rosemary 1 Tbsp Minced parsley 2½ Tbsp salt 2 tsp oil 2 eggs 1 …

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In praise of Whistle Bend

As I turn from Mountain View Drive and toward our Whistle Bend home, I am yet again gobsmacked by the sudden and looming sight of the mountains on the far side of the Yukon River. Blue in the mornings, pink at night and otherwise brilliantly lit against a vivid indigo background of so much sky, …

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Living Within Your Emotional Means on Valentine’s Day

Some people have a knack for the Grand Romantic Gesture. They’re the ones who swim the Hellespont, write soulful ballads in milady’s honour, or casually slip the keys to a Maserati under their partner’s breakfast plate. Then, there are the rest of us, the romantically-challenged, who just can’t get it right, no matter how many …

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Teen Valentine

So what are teen relationships like on Valentine’s Day? Well, the answer may surprise you. It is actually one of the most stressful days of the year. For girls we look to it with heightened anticipation, but there’s also some stress. All of a sudden we have to figure out our partner’s likes and dislikes …

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Ode to Kusawa Lake

Boxing Day: we drive out to Kusawa Lake. My beloved lake, Kusawa. The joys of the lake for me include swimming, boating, floating, skating, to be in it/ on it or crossing the lake. I have even bicycled on it and now I walk on it. I have often sunbathed on its sandy beaches or …

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The Healthy Side of Chocolate

While turning chocolate into a core food group is not the healthiest of ideas, eating it in moderation – and in its pure cacao form – can be a good thing.

Raspberry Ultimatum

At the beginning of January I set myself the task, for 2016, of clearing the cupboard of experimental aquavits, infused spirits and liqueurs. A task that was easier set than done, especially when the experimental beverage, put up with such hope and optimism two years before, turns out to be nasty and medicinal-tasting. Such was the …

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A Very Literate Year (Part 2)

July: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (American, 1951)  Hopefully hopeless, Anna Karenina details the rise and fall of a Russian beauty who is ultimately destroyed by the strength of her desires and her willingness to seek out her own sexual and romantic happiness. While it has been interpreted as a morality …

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One-Two-Tweet…

There’s nothing like a bird count to inspire new and seasoned birders. This Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place Feb. 12-15 and it’s a family-friendly event for any skill level. The GBBC helps to give a snapshot of bird life throughout Canada, the continent, and the world. Last year 5,090 species were recorded – …

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An Evening of Romance

Bring family, friends, or even a date, because the All-City Band Society is hosting the 16th annual Dessert and Dance. The evening will start off with some sensational tunes provided by All-City Jazz Band, with the lights dim and the jazzy sounds of saxophones alongside the trumpets and trombones, controlled by the beat and rhythm …

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Valentine’s Events for the Discerning Singleton

Sometimes I think we could skip February. I mean, January has got the cold and dark covered, and the wonderful triad of snow, sun and skiing find their fullest expression in March. Weird warm winters aside, February seems like a little more of something I’ve had enough of, and not enough of something I’m eagerly …

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Soul Migration band members

Frostbite is Back

Yukon’s winter music festival, Frostbite is back for 2016, finally. A small group of volunteers have been working hard to make this happen.

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