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Issue: 2014-03-20

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Issue: 2014-03-20


"Naps, Snacks, and Belly Rubs"

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You know you've been away from the Yukon for too long when you get off the plane and -15°C feels cold. But I welcomed the feeling, anyway; I missed it. There's always so much to do when I get home: the woodpile is dwindling; I hadn't climbed a mount Read more

Yukon Active

Recently, there's been more focus on our food — what is in it, and where it comes from. Living in the North, securing a steady supply of food is a topic in our food conversations. Read more

Farm - Garden

In Dawson we are of two minds regarding the Discovery Channel's Klondike mini-series — that six hour reimagining of history, geography and culture that aired this winter. We celebrate six hours of free advertising that will probably draw some... Read more

Dawson City

What happens to Yukon Quest dogs after they retire? Many live out their lives at the kennel they were raised in, enjoying the perks of retirement: running loose, puppy training and wrangling, and the lucky task of cleaning up spilled kibble, or... Read more

Yukon Winter

For the uninitiated, the game called ultimate might look like playing Frisbee – a hot sun and lazy days at the park kind of game rather than a sport of teams grappling competitively over the disc. However, ultimate is an organized sport that... Read more

Yukon Active

Sochi marks my 6th Paralympic Games — the first three as an athlete, the next three with the Canadian Paralympic Committee. I have watched the awareness around the Paralympics grow considerably over the 15 years, and the games here in Sochi have... Read more

Yukon Active

The middle of March is important for more than just spring break — it also marks Canada Water Week. Described as the week to celebrate water across the nation, Canada Water Week is held annually in the third week of March, coinciding with the... Read more

Yukon Education

A pack of roughly 260 teens and tweens are in Alaska this week last to compete in the Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The 10-year-olds right up to the 19-year-olds, will have been managing their adrenaline all week, bolstering their courage... Read more

Yukon Active

Fresh from one of its most successful festivals to date, the Yukon Film Society presents a trio of superb films in its monthly Available Light Cinema series, March 22 and 23. Read more

Photography - Film

On March 8, 2004, in a game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Vancouver Canucks, Todd Bertuzzi punched Steve Moore from behind and then drove his head into the ice. I was watching TSN on the 10th anniversary of this incident, and they kept... Read more

Yukon Active

We see the sun outside after work, it gets warmer — at least during the middle of the day — and we start to see the winter hermits among us emerge from hibernation. The month also marks the official start of spring, and March 22 is the date Read more

Yukon Winter

Theatregoers, brace yourselves. Those who attend Mark O'Rowe's Terminus can expect to be taken for a gritty, graphic, roller coaster of a ride. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Joanna Lilley's seed of poetry has grown into The Fleece Era, published by Brick Books, based in Ontario. She will be reading her poetry at a book launch on March 21 in Whitehorse. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2014-03-20, PHOTO: Nakatsuka Masamichi

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