Kids & Family

There Goes my Life

2016 marks one of the most significant changes in my life. Over the years my hunting partner and I have sat around for days goose hunting, destroyed our boat moose hunting and had adventures that all the money in the world could never pay for. When you talk to hunters, anglers and outdoorsmen the one …

There Goes my Life Read More »

Tatchun Lake is for Us Paddlers

Tatchun Lake Campground has 20 campsites and none of them are a pull through site; there is a boat launch and a cook shelter. That’s what you’ll find in the campsite guides. But how much does that really tell you? I can tell you that those campsites are some of the most untouched campsites I’ve …

Tatchun Lake is for Us Paddlers Read More »

Fill the Parks

There are two things that really frustrate me — and they are related. First, the couches in my house have permanent dents from the backsides of my kids. “Go outside and do something,” I say, echoing the words from the mouths of my parents when I was a kid. Of course the same resistance exists …

Fill the Parks Read More »

What’s the ‘Rush’?

“I have a lot of fun with Dot,” says Trish Barclay, her eyes squinting into a voice that sounds like it belongs to a pirate. That needs an explanation. Barclay says her character and that of “Bert”, played by Marc Desormeaux, in the upcoming presentation of Fiddle Rush at the Old Fire Hall, July 3 …

What’s the ‘Rush’? Read More »

The Garden That Love Made

Have you seen the flowerbeds outside the Subaru/Kia dealership? They are, in a word, immaculate. Nestled together in concrete planters, the Geraniums, Petunias and Marigolds burst forth in almost psychedelic technicolour. It all leaves one to ruminate about the tender loving care that has been invested in the garden. The gardener’s name is Joginder Grewal …

The Garden That Love Made Read More »

Creature Comforts

Family camping is like the third evolution of camping (after being taken out to Algonquin Park with my parents) … at least it is for me anyways. My first evolution of camping involved figuring out how to fit the maximum amount of beer and people in the Tercel. Comfort wasn’t an issue, I wasn’t going …

Creature Comforts Read More »

A Brother’s Bond

As cross-country skier Gary Chaplin walked through the arrival gates at Whitehorse International Airport last month, gold, silver and bronze medals hanging around his neck and bagpipes playing, it was hard to determine who was more proud: Garry himself or his older brother.

Scroll to Top