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As the River Slowly Freezes

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities...

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Parking Lot Living

My first friend in Whitehorse is an older man I meet in the automotive section of Canadian Tire the day I arrive.He helps me with my engine and ends up giving me a tour of the city, introducing me to everything from the $1...

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Hard Work with a Sweet, Sweet Payoff

It took a five hour drive down the Klondike Highway, a 14 km uphill hike, four small breakdowns and three bleeding blisters, but when the smell of camp smoke and the sound of motors reached my senses, a wave of relief rolled...

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The ‘Grid Siphon’

If you’ve lived in the Yukon long enough, you will eventually befriend an off-the-gridder.Off-the-gridders belong to the robust breed that turns their backs on the conventional services we are all accustomed to, which...

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Walk on the Wild Side

On way too many days, I have been sitting at my computer working away on my business. Starting a new business is quite the adventure – and a steep learning curve.As I get drawn into my computer trying to figure things out, it...

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