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Home for a Yukon Spell

When my parents drove the Canadian Shield to Whitehorse 34 years ago in a rusted, steel blue Pontiac, they were unaware of the lifelong curse they were casting upon me.No, my parents are not wiccan worshippers, or practitioners...

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Plant-Based Contemplations

If you think Mexican food, you might think meat. Sure, Mayan cuisine includes an exotic array of spices, herbs and plant-based delicacies- elote (corn on the cob often served with crema, chili powder, lime or cheese), tamales...

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Loco for Mangoes

Perhaps my Yukon upbringing prevented me from eating mangoes during my formative years. Especially in the grateful, sticky chin kind of way that I eat mangoes now. It’s a graceful gorging of sorts.There could not be enough of...

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What’s Under the Waves

A Discover Snorkeling event run by Virginia Labelle of Yukon Scuba will be run on November 6th between 9 – 9pm at the Canada Games Centre pool.  The event is targeted at first time snorkelers, especially families looking to make...

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Hostel Hostility, Part 2

Before coming to Nicaragua’s beach mecca of San Juan del Sur, I had undergone  a hostel scare in Granada – a polite-seeming colonial city with awe-inspiring architecture, nouveau cuisine and two sports bars.I had...

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