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Issue: 2019-05-29, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

You have to run. You have to snowshoe. You have to canoe. You have to speed walk. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Canadian Filipino Association of Yukon

May is Asian Heritage Month. It’s a time for Yukoners to not only celebrate the culture and history of Asian people, but also to recognize the contributions that Asian people have made and continue to make in our communities... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2019-05-22, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

The Carcross sargent flew the torch to Old Crow An’ our job was to take it to Ft. McPherson. The torch will travel to every Ranger patrol To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Glenn Rudman

Joanna Lilley has always loved reading. She's one of those people that you’ll find in the theatre reading a book before the movie begins. It fits that she would also enjoy writing... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-05-08, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

His name is Dean An’ he’s not even a teen. He’s not even a man But he knows the land. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2019-04-17, CARTOON: Allen Benjamin

They own the land. They own the water. They own the air. They own the trees. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

“What fascinates me about writing haiku is that I have found it to be the perfect vehicle for the kind of art that I want to make,” said Yukon-based poet, Kathy Munro. “I am a poet. I believe that I have something to say and haiku allows me to say... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Paul Gustave Doré

Very few writers throughout history have bonded with their subjects quite like Edgar Allan Poe and the Yukon’s territorial bird. His renowned 1845 poem, The Raven, a critical success, but financial failure, cemented man and bird into one entity to... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Peter Jickling has a casualness about him. He sits, relaxed, sipping a beer as he relates the inspiration for his new book of poetry, Downtown Flirt. The book itself reflects a period in his life where he explored moving to Toronto to see what was... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-01-30, CARTOON: Allan Benjamin

There’s nothing of him to touch And sometimes he talks too much. Sometimes I can hear my own voice An’ answering back is his own choice. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2019-01-16, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I didn’t need my snowshoes. I didn’t need my skis. I didn’t need my skates. I didn’t need my snowboard. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-19, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Merry Christmas to Ellen and Robert Bruce. Merry Christmas to Hannah and Joe Netro. Merry Christmas to Jessie and Charlie Thomas. Merry Christmas to Fanny and Charlie P. Charlie. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Julian Sheppard

I had an amazing experience under the Northern Lights as I recall it was like midnight angels… blanketing full over me with wide rippling bands of ghostly long trailing ribbons all dressed-up in the creamy lime greens… sapphire blues… Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-12-12, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

When you see Allan Benjamin, If you could please mention to him, I’d like to hear him play again. Tell him to come our way again. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-12-05, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I know this man from Old Crow Who’s a kind and gentle soul. He was raised by his Didoo She taught him all that she knew. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Gregory McLaughlin

What’s it like to share the heart and soul of something you’ve written? Peter Jickling, the new host of Brave New Words, said, “It’s right in the title of the event. It’s brave.” Jickling’s goal is to take what can be intimidating—the “pouring out... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-11-21, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

When I train, I tolerate pain. Sometimes I feel lazy And a bit crazy. Read more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s important to reflect each November 11th and remember those young men and women who gave their lives on behalf of their country. As time moves on, it’s important that our memories of what happened and our commitment to end conflict both remain... Read more

Yukon History

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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: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

I'm not much of a poet, but here’s something I wrote while on the trail, with a picture at the Chilkoot Pass summit, looking down towards Dyea. Read more

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