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Issue: 2020-01-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

Our friend Bob is one of those congenial sorts, with a gentle demeanour. He would open a door for you, if that’s what was needed, or offer a handshake or a smile. He’s no pushover, mind you, and he has solid convictions. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-12-11, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Metropolitan Museum of Art

Humour

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Issue: 2019-12-04, PHOTO: Pixabay

They’re ookey and they’re spooky …  and perhaps one of the ookiest and spookiest of the household was Thing T. Thing, the disembodied hand affectionately known as “Thing” on The Addams Family. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-11-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

Send in the … elephants. I can’t help it; as a little girl I disliked clowns. And I didn’t trust them. What child doesn’t love a clown? I think it had something to do with their makeup and that I really couldn’t “read” them. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

How do you solve a problem like “flibbertigibbet?” Unless you had a grandmother like mine, that’s a word you’d probably never heard before Oscar Hammerstein II used it to describe a postulant manquée named Maria... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

SOS. Many of us know (or think we know) what these familiar letters stand for. We may have even sent out an SOS, a time or two, when life or limb warranted it. Some (myself included) think that the trio means “save our souls.” Others say it means “s Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-10-16, PHOTO: Pixabay

I had cataract surgery; you know, where they pop out your lens and pop in a new and improved one. Out with the old, in with the new and all in a matter of minutes. Read more

Humour

On April 10, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announced that grades five, six and seven won the 2019 edition of Canada’s Coolest School Trip. To enter, classes from across Canada submitted a photo essay about a stewardship activity that they participated Read more

Teslin

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The last entry in this space provided a platform for a more-or-less true tale of undeserved punishment recalled (and still resented) from the mists of time. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

Anyone who has ever worked in a printing shop, or who has helped teach a youngster learn how to print the alphabet, knows the importance of minding your Ps and Qs. And your Bs and Ds, for that matter... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Barry Waitt

When I was first asked if I wanted to join the talented group of writers at What’s Up Yukon and contribute a column that would provide a perspective as a male “senior,” I thought, “I don’t know. I don’t feel like a senior. I don’t even like to... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-20, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Arctic Fox – ch’ich’yāa Bear – shoh Caribou – vadzaih Ducks – dats’an Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-10-31, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

It’s confession time in Geezerville. I recently spent my allotted 450 words in this space musing about some of the beguiling delights to be found in the “be” section of the dictionary. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

To be, or not to be. For advocates of plain writing, Shakespeare’s most famous monologue is a touchstone. Its opening sentence consists of nine one-syllable words in a row, followed by one containing just two (depending on whether one reads... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Pixabay

I’ve already mentioned how easy it was to provoke calls on my radio open-line show in Charlottetown in the 1970s, by inviting listeners to share either recipes or gardening tips. One desperate morning, I stumbled across a topic that lit up the... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-09-26, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Jesus Christ shat’in iindhan—Jesus loves me. Nichih gwanat’in—looking forward Nohjuu Ts’an—looking back Ohtsii Kwaa—Don’t waste. Read more

Old Crow

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Allan Benjamin Old Crow Cartoonist

Shoo’ii and Sheek’aii cartoons and poems. These new characters will appear in Gwich’in and English. Whenever you see Shoo’ii and Sheek’all you can always be treated to a Gwich’in poem or Allan will simply have some vocabulary to share with you. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-06-20, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Ch’ak’oh Zrii – January Aatr’aih Zrii – February Ch’izhìn Zrii – March Ch’ichee Zrii – April Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-05-09, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Chiitaii drin díinzhít – It’s a long day Chiitaii drin goo’aii – It is light outside Chiitaii yahkèe – It is dawn Et’ee sreendit nigwìizhit – It is spring time Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-04-11, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

Jidii Zraii – Black Jidii Dagaii - White Jidii Ditsik - Red Jidii Vee - Grey Read more

Old Crow