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Switzerland

Small but beautiful

My husband and I learned to ski when we were three years old – something that is quite normal growing up in Switzerland in the 1980s – and we have enjoyed it ever since.So when we came to Whitehorse we were glad to learn about...

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A Swiss Tradition in the North

Of course, you have noticed that many people from Switzerland visit the Yukon in summer. Did you ever ask yourself what they do in wintertime? Here is the answer: They enjoy a relatively mild winter in Switzerland and every now...

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Trying Something New

Ploytida Samanachangphunk had one sister living in Whitehorse before she immigrated to Canada. Now she has three sisters and an extended family here.Ploytida’s sister would return for family visits to their hometown of Nan, in...

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A Love Affair with Photography

Priska Wettstein’s love affair with photography began in 2008 when husband Paul presented her with a camera.“I don’t know why he did that,” she says, “but ever since then, I’m just hooked. So whenever I go for a walk, or drive...

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The Camp Knife

Too often, I have seen people wearing knives that are really too big to take on any task except chopping down trees.These are often visitors, but locals sometimes wield these big blades as well. If we had junglelike undergrowth,...

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Matching Wine to Cheese Fondue

I’m always interested whether when people choose the foods for dinner first, and then select accompanying wines, or vice versa. I use both methods.Several weekends ago my partner and I hosted a cheese fondue in honour of a...

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