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Issue: 2016-05-19

Annual Birdathon a Tweet Event

The birds are back! And so is the annual Yukon Birdathon – a 24-hour birding extravaganza and sweet fundraiser.  Held the last weekend in May, the 2016 event starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27 and ends at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May...

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The Last Word in Wordsmithing

Most writers would be delighted if something they wrote could survive 10 minutes after they shuffle off this mortal coil.But 400 years? To use just a smattering of the literary inventions credited to William Shakespeare, such a...

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Rain or Shine, It’s a Good Time

There is a little park in the centre of downtown Whitehorse where magic happens during the summer.Every weekday lunch hour, for 11 glorious weeks, the park fills with kids, office workers, seniors, moms, dads, twenty-somethings...

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Many Worlds of Words

In Whitehorse we rarely see a group show that’s international in scope. In Words – International Exhibition of Haiku and Handmade Paper, the concept tying the works together is simple: many objects in our lives amount to words...

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Forget the Tortoise…

The lynx waits patiently by an animal trail at edge of the forest. A snowshoe hare emerges and the chase is on! Within a handful of leaps, each pushing their long hind legs and padded feet through the snow, the lynx is...

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The Exciting Bird Migration Period

Back in the early 1960s, I was involved in the capture and banding of waterfowl and consequently receiving the follow up data on just how far some of these birds travelled in their lifetime.From that time on, I have been...

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Remember Walking?

I still see a number of people out walking for exercise and just the enjoyment of it. It’s kind of a mindless activity at least on a smooth path, where you can unwind yourself or unwind an issue. Sadly for many, the only walking...

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