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Issue: 2016-10-26

What Happened to the Kids?

I have Marie write out her full name for me. ‘Achtymichuk.’ It’s Ukrainian, where her dad is from. I compliment her on her beautiful handwriting. We have this interview in the store where Marie is a manager, we were interrupted...

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The dance craze with a kick!

In her book “DANCING” Lilly Grove describes the invention of the chahut which evolved into the cancan.  “About 1830, a stage dancer called Mazarie played the part of a monkey in the Theatre de la Porte St. Martin.  He invented...

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It’s not you, It’s the Yukon

This is part 4 of a four part series, chronicling one woman’s Tinder dating experience (or lack therof) in the North.  I heard a rumour that the old pond hockey tournament in Whitehorse was started by a woman seeking to land an...

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The Dead Man’s Gold Pan: Fiction

There is a crack at the base of the Yukon River, a portal to the the underworld. It lays just above Miles Canyon at the deepest part of the mighty Yukon River and has seen ice ages come and go; the birth of mountains, the...

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A Good Read for Halloween Night

Do ghosts exist? For some they do. The main character in Marcelle Dubé´s novel, Shelter, moves into a haunted house in a small town in Ontario.Dubé started the story as a gothic novel and in the end it became a ghost...

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Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

The eye of Hurricane Matthew hit the Tiburon Peninsula, the southwest tip of Haiti, on October 4th. With winds that blew 230 kilometres an hour and up to 500 millimetres of rain in two days, it was the strongest storm to hit the...

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Bison Bao

Steamed buns filled with a variety of meat and vegetables are a dim sum classic. This version is bison filled and spiced with ginger, garlic and chili paste but season the filling to your liking if you’re in the mood for...

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