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Issue: 2016-03-10

Muzzle-Loaders

Until the mid to late 1800s, all firearms were muzzle-loaders, which, asthe name implies, had to be loaded singly by pushing the components – powder, patch and projectile – down the barrel from the muzzle.This...

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Newspaper-Making in Namibia

Murder, betrayal or New Year celebrations – these are the topics on the list. It is December 30 and we have to decide which story will be on the cover of tomorrow’s newspaper. Unfortunately, there will be blood leaking...

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Hawaii in a Mason Jar

One thing I often notice about winter is the way it makes you really appreciate warmth. It feelsgreat to get out of the cold, cuddle up under a blanket and enjoy a hot beverage while you jealously flick through pictures online...

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No Roof Too Small

I am tempted to call building your own house the ultimate DIY project. I don’t mean selecting from a range of floorplans and materials and managing your contractors.I mean learning the basics of design, framing, finishing...

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Avoiding Lemons

Up until mid-July of last year, I had always had the same car – a 1999 standard transmission Honda CRV. When the rear CV joint went, I was cash strapped and just needed a vehicle to get me home to the Yukon from Naramata, BC,...

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Wonder Dog

In 1918, a young American soldier emerged from the ruins of a militarykennel with a frantic, famished German Shepherd and her five newborn pups. Their survival on the battlefield in France was almost miraculous; Lee Duncan,...

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