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April Ain’t Cruel

In The Debt to Pleasure John Lancaster wonders if T.S. Eliot invented the link between Apriland suicides, just as painter Joseph Mallord William Turner invented sunsets (Google it. I did).But, Lancaster goes on. Before talking...

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Coming In From the Outside

I find the term “Outside” very strange.At first, when I had arrived in the territory, people would use the term, almost as if they were talking about someone being committed.”Oh, he’s going...

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They chose Whitehorse first

I’m sitting on a rock where Lil’s Place will be in about 14,000 years.I’m thinking about a chocolate shake, but chocolate hasn’t really been invented yet. I’m travelling with some people who have...

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Roy, The Kindred Spirit

“How’d you get here? Why’d you stay?”Ubiquitous phrases heard in the Yukon indeed. With the sheer number of transients coming through the territory, it’s a natural inclination to pose these...

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A Taste of the Yukon Part 2 of 2

Ogilvie Street is also the location of the largest grocery store in town. It’s past a small plaza, with a huge parking lot, and more than once I’ve come running across that lot with a pack on my back and bags in my...

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A Taste of the Yukon Part 1 of 2

It’s interesting how city bus drivers can reflect the personality of their town. In one large city I saw a driver pull away as a woman fell while about to board the bus; in another, I saw a passenger fall flat on her face...

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Welcome to Whitehorse

I arrived in Whitehorse, from Toronto, about a month ago, to visit sisters that have already made homes for themselves here.I come to the conclusion that it’s the fierce cold and depressing winters that most likely keep...

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