Issue 2014-06-19

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June 19, 2014 Issue

June 19, 2014 Issue#383 - "Summer Solstice"

Photo By: Cathie Archbould


June 19, 2014 Issue

His name is Gerald Nukon From Old Crow Yukon. He always says “Hi!” An’ he’s a pretty cool guy. Gerald is such a great lad and I never see him mad. Even if he gets stuck with a rafton Read more

Old Crow

When he was a kid in France, on June 24 Olivier de Colombel would be north of Paris, in Normandy. De Colombel was raised in an old Christian family, and knew that day was special because of Saint Jean Baptiste. Read more

Yukon Culture

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June 19, 2014 Issue

Move over Victoria Day, there’s another holiday in town. Before all you Queen enthusiasts spill your tea and choke on your crumpets, you will be happy to know that this particular holiday has exclusive rights and won’t hamper your royal three-day we Read more

Old Crow


June 19, 2014 Issue

I was shopping at my local free store the other day when I stopped in the middle of a wave to a fellow browser. He peered at me, and I at him, for a good minute before I said tentatively, “Dom?” His grin affirmed my suspicions and as we caught up we Read more

Wild Harvest

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June 19, 2014 Issue

Reader-submitted photos of baby robins Read more

Living With Wildlife


June 19, 2014 Issue

The last Au Naturel column looked at the sudden appearance of birds during spring migration. Today, when you walk along the Millennium Trail, look out for a white bird with pointed wings and a forked tail. It should be flying buoyantly over the riv Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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June 19, 2014 Issue

Dr. Maya Angelou lived her life like she wrote her poems: fearlessly, with inner grace and free spirit. Read more


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June 19, 2014 Issue

Summer camp offers a lot to young people that classrooms don’t — canoeing, crafts, campfires, and no homework. However, what sticks out the most for kids are the relationships formed with the people at camp. A five-day summer camp can lead to a n Read more

Dawson City


June 19, 2014 Issue

Radiohead’s 1995 album The Bends clocks in at just over 45 minutes. I know that because my cassette tape that featured it would cut-off and flip over to "Crooked Rain Crooked Rain" by Pavement halfway through The Bends’ ultimate track, “Street Spirit Read more

Yukon Music

He wakes up as one person and goes to bed as someone else completely; that’s what Bob Dylan said about himself in a long-ago interview. Read more

Photography - Film

On a recent visit to a friend’s place I noticed that his axe handle had a 10 to 15 centimetre warp, and the head was loose and rusty. Read more

Yukon Outside


June 19, 2014 Issue

I find myself in a foreign land in the southern hemisphere — New Zealand to be precise. New Zealand has two big islands, North Island and South Island. I’m currently in Auckland, on the North Island. Read more

Travel Outside


June 19, 2014 Issue

With so many places to go, what makes one decide on this or that way? Partly because we have a visitor, Margreet, here from Holland. Another reason is my husband, Don—who I call “old-timer” (do not tell him I said this) — ran into another old-ti Read more

Yukon Summer

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June 19, 2014 Issue

As you know, I am a big fan of using fermented products to restore and maintain health, while adding zing to our palates. Yet, even I wonder about this one: Nothing twists the mouth quite like the idea of consuming fermented cod liver oil, or FCLO Read more

Yukon Food & Drink


June 12 Issue

In the previous two weeks, this unattached Yukon man described the circumstances that led him into the world of Yukon online dating and discussed some suggestions for tailoring the narrative part of the online dating profile. This week, he’ll take a Read more

Yukon People


June 19, 2014 Issue

This year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair took place in Windsor, Ontario from May 10 to 17, and representing the Yukon were three Grade 8 students with a zest for innovative science. Sophia Ross, KC Mooney, and Isabel Magsucang were selected as finalists Read more

Yukon Education

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June 19, 2014 Issue

In windy Skagway, the boat people make their way from the cruise ships into town several times a day, clogging the streets and shops. I meet them or walk among them on the seven-minute stroll from my trailer to the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, where I ha Read more

Dawson City


June 19, 2014 Issue

When I was a kid I would visit my grandparents at their home in Burnaby, B.C. Their property was three-quarters of an acre and featured exotic treats like apple trees, blackberry bushes, rope swings, and a large garden. The rear of the property borde Read more

Yukon Lifestyle