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Issue: 2015-06-18

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Issue: 2015-06-18


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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

It’s a cold morning. While I’m writing, the twin deer are in the yard — last year’s fawns, without their mother now. May was full of summer weather and I often had breakfast outside. Yet, a deer never walked up to me during those quiet morning times. Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Joan Norberg

“Could we plant some flowers in our garden, next year?” This is what Allan asked me 25 years ago after we had harvested our first garden together. I hadn’t realized anything had been missing from our yard. We had an average vegetable garden on the... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2015-06-18 Photo: kozzi.com

Dear Peter - My brain was obviously on hold when I read your email requesting an article for the Men’s Issue. Somehow, I got the impression you wanted a learned treatise on men’s issues. For two weeks, I Googled like a madman and slogged through ... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-06-18

Paris Seymour, better known by her stage name Paris Vagabond Gypsy, is one of a kind. In the year-and-ahalf since the pirate-costumed, bass-playing, ukulele-strumming, singer-songwriter (and one-time burlesque dancer) arrived in the Yukon, she’s... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Last Friday I met with David Skelton, the artistic director of Nakai Theatre, and DD Kugler, a renowned Canadian dramaturge. A dramaturge, which is an unpleasant word, functions as an advisor to a playwright. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

THEY DIDN’T EXPECT HIM TO WIN FIRST PRIZE BUT THEY WERE IN FOR A SURPRISE. HE CAME FOR THE BIG DOG RACE HE WASN’T EXPECTED TO GET FIRST PLACE. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

On the whole, there are two positive things about this year’s edition of NorthwesTel’s Northern British Columbia and Yukon Directory. The first is that the painting on the front cover, the dramatic “Blue Break Up” by Simon James Gilpin, is... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy of Bailey Staffen

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Mayo Midnight Marathon, hosted by the town’s Fly-by-Night Running Club. And potentially, it’s the end of the road for the event. There’s a joke in there somewhere, about how the marathon is on its “last legs”, Read more

Mayo

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: by Darrell Hookey

Some people like to “hit” the gym, to “pump” iron for those “ripped” abs. See a theme, there? Yoga, on the other hand, is all about movement and breath. Fair or not, yoga has a reputation, in some circles, as an exercise for women. Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-06-18 Photo: Miche Genest

A Whitehorse friend recently told me about a useful book called The Gin and Tonic Gardener, by Janice Wells, a gardener and newspaper columnist in St. John’s, whose thesis is there is no gardening problem so large that it cannot be solved by a gin... Read more

Beverages

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Let’s talk Gurkha. No, it’s not a new language, but given all the variations it has, it very well could be. Gurkha is a brand that’s been making cigars since 1887. “Gurkha” refers to soldiers from Nepal. Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy of Annie Avery and Grant Simpson

I am no stranger to the all-night art festival rodeo. I’ve been to three of them, in two different cities — using all different methods of transportation. I’ve marvelled at and participated in hundreds of exhibits and meandered home in the early... Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy Donald Lawrence

A camera obscura is an optical device, and is the prototype of the photographic camera we know today. It consists of a box or room with a hole in one side. Light from an external scene passes through the hole and strikes a surface inside, where it... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-06-18 Photo: amazon.com

I heard Theo Fleury speak at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse last summer during the Adäka Cultural Festival, but hadn’t had a chance to read his autobiography, Playing With Fire, until recently. I finished it quickly. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: courtesy of Horwoods Mall

In some dream world, working from home is easy. Get up early in the morning, park on the sofa, sip cup of coffee after cup of coffee, pound stories into the faithful laptop, wear wool socks and an afghan. Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Ben Mahony

As we age do we revert to the simpler pleasures of youth? Perhaps all the way to the diaper? The symmetry of the baseball diamond and the unique strategy of this game-of-inches have inspired poets and hooligans alike. As middle age moves on, I... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-06-18 Photo: kozzi.com

With Father’s Day here, I’d love to get the special dads in my life some shiny trinkets as a token of my admiration. Not fishing lures, not a Leatherman, certainly not an iPhone, but something more sentimental — like jewellery. Read more

Yukon Education