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Issue: 2016-04-21

Bushmom

What am I doing?It is -45 C and I am starting to feel trapped. I haven’t left the house – unless you count visits to the outhouse or to grab more wood, which at these temperatures are so quick that they hardly bear...

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The Next Act

Longtime Yukon teacher Mary Sloan and rapper Eminem have something in common. Theyboth got their careers started in Detroit’s notorious 8-Mile district.However, Sloan’s teaching environment from the beginning to the end could...

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Getting in Sheep Shape

We drove four hours from Whitehorse to one of my favourite fishing lakes, then an hour and a half across. As a sheep hunter that’s all the info we give on our hunting spots.If you know where that is, you know the Yukon better...

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The Art of Judo – Yukon-Style

Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with...

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MAKE A BETTER FIRE

Except above tree-line, good firewood is available in most places in the Yukon but a few days of rain can make pretty good wood too wet to get anything but thick smoke and little flame. A short time spent on preparation  can...

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It Takes Two

Biathlon is an Olympic Sport that combines two incredibly differentcompetitive activities. Which two incredibly different activities you ask? Biathlon is a combination of a cross country ski race and small-bore rifle...

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