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fter living in Vancouver for three years I’d become accustomed to people giving me strange looks if I smiled at them in the elevator or while waiting in line for a coffee. When I returned home to the Yukon it was a pleasure to rediscover its camaraderie and community. People band together to help one another and make everyone’s life just that little bit easier. I moved in with my partner in Riverdale in April and, for the ﬁrst time since living in my parents’ house in Dawson City, I found myself in a home with a wood stove as our primary source of heat. There’s something about wood heat that’s so different from electric or oil. It feels warmer somehow. I’d forgotten how nice it is. My 16-year-old cat is making the most of it as well – by camping out by the Blaze King whenever there’s a ﬁre going. He even fol-
lows my partner around and pesters him until he builds a ﬁre! When I bought my ﬁrst house in Dawson I dealt with the snow by ignoring it until my Dad came by and shoveled it – the same way I dealt with my lawn in summer. Now that I’m living with my partner I expect I’ll have to chip in with the chores a bit more. A bonus that comes with living in Whitehorse, where it’s warmer than Dawson, is not have to deal with frozen pipes. When I lived in Dawson I spent many a miserable morning bailing out my bathtub and blasting icy pipes with a hairdryer so that I could take a shower. We had our wood delivered in mid-October and the huge, fourcord pile in the driveway was daunting. I remember the drudgery of stacking wood growing up in Dawson. My father would direct while my brother, sister, and I
formed an assembly line from my dad’s half tonne Toyota pick-up truck to the front porch. I wasn’t feeling too keen on repeating the dreaded chore now. The big day arrived and so did a few of our friends and neighbours! I was so glad to see our friends; I knew that the workload would be so much lighter with their help. We got the wood splitter going, two wheelbarrows moving wood in and out of the garage and quickly fell into a rhythm. Our neighbour’s four-year-old son also pitched in, while chatting to us about his twin sister – who, he informed me, is also four. After a mere two hours of hard work the wood was split and neatly stacked in ﬁve long, tall rows. After getting the wood piled neatly in the garage bringing the odd log inside and shoveling the driveway cont’d on page 3...
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Authors Jerome Stueart and Marcelle Dubé will read from their books Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe by Elke Reinauer
ormer Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form from their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy-novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: Kirwan’s Son, which is set in a world untouched by humans; JILIMAR, a story set in a world without technology; or Obeah, which is set in the Yukon, but with a different species than humans living in the territory.
lishing short stories in anthologies. “I was nurtured here as a writer. Barb Dunlop and Marcelle Dubé organized the Yukon Writers Conference and later the Yukon Writers Retreat in Haines Junction... A tradition that’s been carried on by the Yukon Writers’ Collective Ink and
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“My failures in online dating inspired me to do that story.” Jerome Stueart
Stueart will launch his newest book, The Angels of Our Better Beast, published by ChiZine Publications. It is a collection of short stories and poems. He also did the illustrations for the book. Stories in the the book are fantasy genre, but also have a connection to dayto-day life. The story “Bear With Me,” for example, is about onlinedating. It turns out that the man on the dating-website is a bear. “My failures in online dating inspired me to do that story,” Stueart says. Inspiration for his werewolf story came from the Kluane Lake Bluegrass Festival, he says. He wrote “Sam McGee Argues with His Box of Authentic Ashes” in response to Steve Slade’s Heritage Yukon’s prompt for an Arts in the Park Heritage Day. Jerome Stueart currently lives in Ohio, but lived in the Yukon for 12 years and became a Canadian citizen in the territory. Stueart left two years ago and he feels very happy to return to Whitehorse for this event. “It means a lot to launch this book here in Whitehorse. I feel like I became a writer here,” he says. His writing career began in the territory, writing for CBC and pub-
by individual writers and writing teachers,” he says. “Barb and Marcelle did a lot for writers here – a lot to grow us.” Marcelle Dubé is looking forward to reading with Stueart. She has known him for many years now. “Jerome has a quirky perspective on just about everything –
which is very useful in a fantasy writer. “ The reading on Dec. 13 will also be an event to celebrate the Yukon as a great place for writers, an inspiring place that attracts writers. “It’s right for me to come back and launch here. I ﬁgure if you have to leave the Yukon, it’s nice to come back and show something for your time away! To say, okay, I did something with your investment in me. But also, this is home.” The reading will take place Tuesday, Dec. 13 at Baked Café starting at 6 p.m. Along with Marcelle Dubé, Steve Parker will also do an opening reading. Elke Reinauer is a writer based in Germany with strong ties to the Yukon. Please email comments about her articles to editor@ whatsupyukon.com.
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A Klondike Korner with Dan Davidson
Dawson in a Fictional Sense
The biggest change is probably the site of the ﬁrst murder victim, who is said to have fallen into the Yukon River from Crocus Bluff. In actuality a fall from there would land you on the Front Street portion of the Klondike Highway. All of this is in keeping with what writers have done to Dawson over the last century and a bit. Jack London set a lot of his tales out in the bush or in some of the smaller mining communities in the Klondike, but Robert Service didn’t hesitate to change things around to suit his stories. The Trail of ‘98, which I covered here some weeks ago, is full of rearranged geography, but a more obvious alteration is the gun battle in The Shooting of Dan McGrew. The NWMP didn’t allow handguns into town, and the ﬁght there is more of the classic American western variety common to the USA, where Service actually spent his time during the real Gold Rush years. When Canadian novelist Robert Kroetsch turned the poem into his novel The Man from the Creeks, he kept much of Service’s addi-
Jack London set a lot of his tales out in the bush or in some of the smaller mining communities in the Klondike, but Robert Service didn’t hesitate to change things around to suit his stories.
tions and added a few of his own. Whitehorse’s David Thompson has given us a couple of books with Klondike settings. He uses both Dawson proper and the suburb of Rock Creek as his main backdrops (well, half of the second book is set in Haines Junction) and treats them as settings appropriate to his main characters, who are sort of warmed over free spirits. Vicki Delany’s four volume Klondike Mystery series doesn’t pretend to be accurate. The hotel/bar that Fiona MacGillivray runs never existed during the Gold Rush, but it feels right and the stories are historically sympathetic enough. There are some other books I could mention, but I’ve about run out of space for this week. Perhaps another time. Dan Davidson retired from 32 years of teaching in rural Yukon schools, but continues writing about life in Dawson City. Please send comments about his stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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bout the same time as I was reading Elle Wild’s very entertaining mystery novel, Strange Things Done, I happened to watch a discussion between best selling novelists Stephen King and Lee Child. Part of the discussion was about settings, and Child noted that he had set one of his novels in New York, a city with which he was very familiar, but he had found he had to change the geography of the place in order to move his people around. He needed to keep the plot moving and stop the narrative from turning into a travel guide. When I interviewed Wild, for a story I have yet to write, I mentioned that she had done the same
sort of thing in reinventing Dawson for her novel. The book is set in 2004, but the ambiance of the story is way more like the late 1960s. Central characters drive across town a number of times in the story, and a few blocks seems to take about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, it seems to take no longer than that to get to a cabin several kilometres up the Dempster Highway, which would be a good hour’s drive in real life. At one point Wild needed to establish that a character had gone missing, and used the standard trope of uncollected mail at the door. There is no home delivery here.
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only had one night in Dawson City and I was hoping for a clear, cold night. I’d been dreaming for years of what it must feel like to bask in the glow of a sky ﬁlled with northern lights. This was my chance. I’d been in Whitehorse for a couple days and the cold nights brought ﬂickers of green dancing over the river, but they teased and disappeared, like mischievous faeries. I was giving a talk at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, which meant leaving most of my things in Whitehorse and ﬂying up in a turboprop overnight. It was a gorgeous day. Clear, bright, and suddenly cold. When I arrived in Dawson City, I found patches of clover encased in the ﬁrst frost of the year. They were perfect and bright, like cut-glass costume jewelry. The light was beautiful. Sun cut sideways, the wooden boxes of the historic downtown cast crisp shadows that stretched long down empty streets. I’d come north seeking the Aurora Borealis, but light shone with clarity in the bright of day. I was so swept up in its magic that the dirt on my shoes felt special. The romance of the north is a powerful thing. When I ﬁnished my talk, it was just getting dark. I was lingering,
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Teva Harrison saw the northern lights for the first time this fall, in Dawson City enjoying talking, when a woman I’d met on the plane came running in. “The lights!” She was breathless with the joy of sharing. I ran outside and caught a whisper of lights that licked the horizon and danced away. Night was still falling. Everyone was excited for me. They sent me back to my hotel to put all of my clothes on. Since I’d only brought two outﬁts from Whitehorse, I layered them, borrowed my blanket from my hotel room, and headed down to the banks of the river. By the time I got to the river bank, the horizon was full. I sat there, wrapped in blankets, nestled in the curve of a rock, mouth agape, for hours. The lights pooled green along the water. White light spilled, low, but just out of reach. Colours shot through in luminous streaks. I was inside a rainbow. The lights swirled above and all their shine was brighter reﬂected off the river. This was the best of all possible moments. I wanted to share it, but I was so grateful to be al-
lowed to be still with my awe. What a gift. I had one night in Dawson City and I was living a waking dream of Yukon magic. I texted my husband that I was planning to sleep in because I over-indulged on the Aurora Borealis. He thought I might like to hear that my book had been short-listed for a Governor’s General Literary Award, so he called to wake me up anyhow. Can I tell you? That news, all wrapped up in such a special night, will always be a little bit of Yukon magic for me. Teva Harrison is an artist, writer, cartoonist and metastatic breast cancer advocate living in Toronto. Her critically-acclaimed and best-selling memoir, In-Between Days, was nominated for the Governor’s General Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2016. New this month is The Joyful Living Colouring Book, accessible mindfulness that celebrates joy.
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Until, Dec, 24 Yukon Art Society Members’ Tue, Dec, 13 Music For A Winter’s Eve 7:00 Show Arts Underground View work from our pm Yukon Arts Centre FHC Grade 8 Bands, Jazz talented members and discover the perfect gift Band, Junior & Senior Concert Bands, Yukon Arts for a loved one - a locally made artpiece from a Centre Yukon artist. Tue, Dec, 13 Top 40 Dance Tunz with Jon Steel Until, Dec 31, Santa’s Studio Yukon Artists at 9:00 pm Jarvis Street Saloon Work Gallery Members and guest artists are Tue, Dec, 13 Tuesdays w/Jon Steel 9:00 pm stuffing Santa’s Studio with oodles of giftable Jarvis Street Saloon delights. Daily at 5:00 p,m Tue, Dec, 13 Yukon Live Music - Ginger Jam Until, Feb, 17, Art Exhibition - Yukon Archives 10:00 pm Yukon Inn in the Boiler room fully Collection - Posters Arts Underground In the electric jam session with PA system, drum kit and Hougan Heritage Gallery. guitars provided to musicians. Featuring guest cohosts and performers. 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Simmering the moose tomato sauce METHOD:
INGREDIENTS: 1 pound (500 grams) small tubular pasta (ziti, rigatoni, elbows, penne all work well) 1 ½ pounds moose 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried thyme Pinch of red pepper flakes 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 28-ounce can of crushed tomato Salt and pepper to taste 1 pound (500 grams) mozzarella
Set oven at 375ºF. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water from the pasta, then drain the pasta and set aside to cool.
pasta water and bring sauce to a simmer. Simmer the sauce for 15 minutes, or until it begins to reduce and thicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and toss with the cooked pasta.
3.Using a box grater, grate half
Divide the mozzarella in half.
In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat cook the ground moose with oregano, thyme and hot pepper flakes. When the moose is fully cooked and beginning to brown add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomato and reserved
the mozzarella with the largest holes of the grater and cube the remaining half. Toss the cubed mozzarella into the pasta and sauce mixture then top the pasta with the remaining cheese. cont’d on page 11...
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The craft fair was held at the Old Fire Hall in 2010 The craft fair was held at the Old Fire Hall in 2010
by Joan Norberg
PHOTOS: Darren Holcombe
rom stunning jewelery, fine arts and unique crafts to quality prepared foods and personal care products hand made by Yukon artisans, the 12 Days of Christmas has become one of the largest Yukon craft fairs over the past decade. From its humble beginnings as a one day Christmas market in 2005 it has gradually grown and changed. Originally called The Yukon Made Store, it was held for two and a half weeks in the old Reitmans store of the Qwanlin Mall in 2006. The following year it moved to the old Legion, which is now the food bank. It operated for a week, closed for a day and then opened for another week. In 2008 it ran for 12 days for the first time but it was still called the Fireweed Christmas Market. In 2009 it started to be called The 12 Days of Christmas and was located at the Old Fire Hall. And here it grew and flourished from 2009 to 2014. In 2015, after much discussion, the market decided to move to the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre to provide more room for vendors. But what is it really? It is a craft sale like no other. Running for 12 days it has a staff and a centralized till where purchases are pooled to make shopping easier for customers, who are able to browse at their leisure. They can come back for a second time or a third time or as many times as they like. It is a craft sale where the vendors have had to work together for the greater good of all. Which isn’t always an easy thing to do for people who are often very independent in their own small businesses. But as a result it has built a community. It is a craft sale that allows for new vendors to sell their wares and learn a bit about what it means to be in a craft sale, along with providing a place for established vendors to showcase their goods for those who have come to love them. It is a craft sale that has included the public with art demos, craft workshops and a daily prize draw.
It has been celebrated with Christmas carolers and live music as well as visually with slideshows of the artisans and their products over the years. This year the 12 Days of Christmas will be continuing in this same tradition. Located at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, there will be live music as well as daily draws. There is also a new Community Table that will provide space for smaller producers to display their products. The fair opens on December 9th at noon and runs until the 20th. It will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. Joan Norberg is a writer and farmer based in the Whitehorse area.
When the 12 Days of Christmas was first getting started, it was called The Yukon Made Store. Because everything sold there is made in the Yukon The 12 Days of Christmas craft fair was held at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre last year. It will return there again this year
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Exercise May Eliminate the Harmful Effects of Overeating When holiday binging strikes, keep up the fitness to protect your health
There are many foods on which There arecan many foods on which a person can a person indulge. Chocolate indulge. Chocolate and popcorn are go-tos and popcorn are go-tos
s the season of overindulgence is upon us, binging and overeating becomes an almost daily occurrence. From cookies and treats at the office to endless dinners and potlucks, for the next month we will all likely be filling our bellies beyond their normal capacity. People who for 11 months of the year may eat well and control their portions with wills of steel reach for baked goods and second helpings. While it may seem harmless to overeat for the holidays, since it is just for a month, our waistlines can feel and show what a difference a month makes. Beyond the extra five or 10 pounds, we may also be seriously damaging our health. Even though seasonal overeating may be for just a short period of time, it is enough to have a negative impact on our bodies and health. Occasional overeating can cause an increase in adipose tissue (also known as fat) and metabolic abnormalities. Researchers have
found that as little as one week of overeating is enough to do this and to impair blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity, which both increase the risk of prediabetes. While overeating – even if it’s just time to time – can do irreparable damage to your health, there may be hope. There is evidence that suggests exercise can help to mitigate the damage of these bursts of indulgence. A recent study that was presented at the American Physiological Society’s Integrative Biology of Exercise VII meeting in Phoenix, AZ explored the possible protective effects of aerobic exercise for occasional bingers. The pilot study out of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor subjected four lean and active adults to a week-long binge fest. The participants ate 30 per cent more calories than their daily requirement while continuing to exercise as they usually would. For at least six days in the week, they did two and a half hours of aerobic
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early stages, the results of the pilot study offer an interesting direction for future studies to focus on. Although simply not overeating may be the best option, during the holiday season – especially when it is cold and dark – this is far from easy to accomplish. So when you schedule your holiday dinners and cookie exchange parties, don’t forget to also make
exercise. The researchers, led by study author Alison C. Ludzki, measured oral glucose tolerance and looks at samples of the subjects’ fatty tissue before and after the week of overeating. They found that the exercise helped to protect from the damage typically caused by overeating with glucose tolerance remaining stable. The researchers also looked for signs of inflammation in the fatty tissue such as pJNK/JNK, pERK/ ERK, and circulating C-reactive protein. For people who overeat and do not exercise, there would normally be an increase in inflammation. In the University of Michigan study, it would appear that exercise also protected against this health concern. The participants in the study had none of the markers of inflammation and no signs of a change in the chemical composition of fat. While the research is still in the
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Thu, Dec, 8, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Fri, Dec, 9, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Fri, Dec, 9, Youth Night 6:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Movie, snacks, gym, and games Mon, Dec, 12, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided Mon, Dec, 12, Judo 5:00 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Participants need to be registered to participate. For more information contact the Rec Centre or Judo coach (867) 863-6271 Tue, Dec, 13, Kids Club After School Program 3:30 pm Carmacks Recreation Centre Ages 5-12, snacks provided
Sat, Dec, 3-12, Gold Sniffer Demonstrations Dawson City Dr Jim Kendall, president Gold Sniffer will demonstrate the Gold Sniffer For an appointment e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Wed, Dec, 7, Wellness Wednesdays 6:30 pm Alchemy Café If you have health goals you are having a hard time reaching- come to Alchemy Cafe and find out how you can be supported to greater health & wellness. :Everyone welcome! Wed, Dec, 7, Dawson City Music Festival AGM 7:30 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture We welcome all volunteers, stakeholders and members (new, old and prospective) to come learn more about the Festival and year-round activities of the Dawson City Music Festival Association. For more information contact info@dcmf. com or 993-5584. Wed, Dec, 7, CFYT Trivia 8:00 pm The Billy Goat A fundraiser for CFYT local radio. Thu, Dec, 8, Open Mic In The Lounge 9:00 pm Westminster Hotel Hosted by Jonathan Howe Fri, Dec, 9, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Dec, 9, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Fri, Dec, 9, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Fri, Dec, 9, Harmonica George McConkey 6:00 pm Westminster Hotel In the Tavern Fri, Dec, 9, Ukes of Hazard Rockin’ Dawson City 10:00 pm Westminster Hotel With lots of great tunes to dance to, and fun upbeat originals. This will be Ukes first show in Dawson City 8673327667 Sat, Dec, 10, Painting 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, Dec, 10, Drop-in Saturday Painting for Adults 1:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Inspire and be inspired by other artists. Bring your own ideas and painting surfaces. Paints, brushes and easels are supplied, no instruction offered. Sat, Dec, 10, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Youth Centre 3:00 pm Tr’ondek Hwech’in Youth Centre Sat, Dec, 10, Ukes of Hazard Rockin’ Dawson City 10:00 pm Westminster Hotel With lots of great tunes to dance to, and fun upbeat originals. This will be Ukes first show in Dawson City 8673327667 Mon, Dec, 12, Super Seniors Weights 55+ 11:00 am Dawson City Fitness Centre Mon, Dec, 12, Women & Weights (Ladies Only) 12:00 pm Dawson City Fitness Centre Tue, Dec, 13, Drop-in Screen Printing 5:00 pm KIAC Klondike Institute of Art & Culture Student quality inks and other materials may be accessed for beginners or those wishing to experiment. KIAC’s screens are available to use, providing they are well maintained Tue, Dec, 13, Step n Strong 7:00 pm Robert Service School For more information email: getrealfit(at)me.com 867-993-2520 Tue, Dec, 13, Dawson City Council Meeting 7:00 pm Dawson City Town Hall The meetings are aired live on Dawson City TV Channel 12. Council holds a Question Period at each meeting that takes place towards the end of the meeting. This provides the public an opportunity to ask Council questions. 867-993-7400
Wed, Dec, 7, Parent & Tot Story Time 11:00 am Faro Community Library For Babies to age 4. Stories & crafts will be provided Wed, Dec, 7, Faro Fire Department Meeting 7:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Faro Fire Department Wednesday Meeting. Fri, Dec, 9, Senior Fitness Class 1:00 pm Faro Recreation Centre Bring water, comfortable shoes, call Lucy at 994-2112 for more details. Fri, Dec, 9, Teen Drop in Gym 7:00 pm Del Van Gorder School
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Fri, Dec, 9, Jackalope Friday Dinners 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Sat, Dec, 10, Tot Group 10:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Sun, Dec, 11, Drop in Badminton 11:00 am Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Dec, 13, North of 60 Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Are you retired? Have some time? Marsh Lake seniors socialize, play cards, have coffee, tea and home made goodies. C’mon down! Tue, Dec, 13, North of 60 Seniors Cafe 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Dec, 13, Tot Group 2:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre Tue, Dec, 13, Local Advisory Council 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Community Centre followed by hot apple cider and refreshments. 660-4999 Tue, Dec, 13, Marsh Lake Emergency Services Special General Meeting 7:00 pm Marsh Lake Fire Hall For more information call 600-5556 or email email@example.com
Wed, Dec, 7, Volleyball 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu, Dec, 8, Drop in Kick/Baseball 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Thu, Dec, 8, Circuit Training 5:30 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre In the Fitness Centre Thu, Dec, 8, Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Drop In Floor Hockey for Teens and Adults Fri, Dec, 9, Dinner and Movie Night 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Sun, Dec, 11, DropIn Soccer 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Mon, Dec, 12, Drop In Soccer 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Mon, Dec, 12, Yoga 5:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Meet in the curling lounge. Tue, Dec, 13, Drop In Volleyball 12:00 pm J.V. Clark School Tue, Dec, 13, Circuit Training 5:30 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre In the Fitness Centre Tue, Dec, 13, Drop-In Badminton 7:00 pm Mayo Community Hall And Recreation Centre Tue, Dec, 13, Mayo Sewing Nights 7:00 pm Yukon College Mayo Campus Tue, Dec, 13, Floor Hockey 8:00 pm J.V. Clark School Drop In Floor Hockey for Teens and Adults
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n our exploration of colourful collective nouns used to describe groups of animals, we have learned that many of these terms have come to us from the Late Middle Ages, more than 500 years ago. Some of these quaint words were collected in the Book of Saint Albans, which consisted of three treatises in the arts necessary to an English gentleman: hawking, hunting and heraldry. In this article we will examine some collective nouns for mammals. According to Environment Yukon, there are an estimated 70,000 moose in the Yukon – more than twice the human population. The collective noun for moose is a herd. It doesn’t matter if the moose is on land or water. Male moose are called bulls and females are cows. The young are called calves. Moose are not native to England, so colourful collective nouns are not plentiful. Perhaps we could suggest some collective nouns for consideration. An ambulation of moose. Or, if two males are fighting, a clash of moose. Also, because of their long legs, a stride of moose could be appropriate.
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Elk, on the other hand, fare a little better in the collective noun department. Referring to a group of elk as a herd works, but the more colourful term is “gang.” A gang of elk. The Online Etymological Dictionary tells us that gang originates from the Old English, “a going, journey, way, passage,” and in Old Norse, “a group of men, a set.” The word then evolved into any band of persons travelling together, and was also used to describe animals, herds or flocks. Perhaps this is due to the fact that elk are often seen together. I often see them along the highway on my way to Whitehorse. Buffalo, although not native to England, are associated with four collective nouns. One thinks first of a herd of buffalo. “Gang” is also used to describe multiple buffalo. Troop of buffalo is also used. My favourite, and thinking of the buffalo that can be seen around Liard, an obstinacy of buffalo. They are so large, and seem to think they can do whatever they wish. If they want to cross the road and stand in front of your vehicle, they will do just that. There are also numerous col-
lective nouns for monkeys, including carload, cartload, tribe and troop. My favourite of this group is troop. According to Online Etymology Dictionary, troop comes to us from the 1540s Middle French, “body of soldiers,” and from Old French “band of people, company, crowd.” I can clearly see a group of monkeys following each other through the jungle. Also on the list is barrel of monkeys. It’s a common expression, “more fun than a barrel of monkeys,” which is usually used in an ironic manner to describe something that is not at all fun. Wolves, hyenas and lies come in packs. Dogs, if wild, are also a pack. If they are domesticated, they are a kennel. There is even a collective noun to describe a group of collective nouns - a catch of collective nouns? Next time we will delve into the collective nouns that describe insects. Paul Rath is a freelance writer who lives on the Haines Highway and collects lists of collective nouns that refer to animals and birds.
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SALES - BODY SHOP - PARTS - SERVICE 2013 Hyundai Tucson GL AWD White $18,900 2016 Subaru Impreza 5dr, Hatch, AWD, 10kms $22,995 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2 Dr, White, 12 Kms, Lift Kit, $29,995 2013 Ford Focus ST Silver, 6sp $19,900 2016 Toyota Rav4 AWD SOLD $29,995 2017 Hyundai Elantra 4Dr, Auto, AWD, 2kms, Black $20,900 2015 Chev Equinox 2LT, AWD, Auto, 30kms White $27,995 2011 Ford F250 Crew 4x4,XLT, 8'Box, 105 kms, Silver $32,900 2016 Hyundai Sonata GLS-SE $26,995 Auto, Grey 2016 RAM 1500 Crew 4x4 $43,900 SXT Fully Loaded Black 2000kms NEW 2017 Hyundai Elantra $20,900 SOLD 4DR Auto Red 2017 Chevy 1500 Crew 4x4, Black V6, Auto $43,900 SOLD Open 7 Days A Week In-House Financing Available EMAIL: email@example.com For Quick Approval Call: 668-5559 Fax: 668-5732 #4 Fraser Rd, McCrae Whitehorse
December 7, 2016
70% OFF! Our 12pc Epicurean Cookware set features thick 18/10 stainless steel, ergonomic riveted handles, thick encapsulated base for fast, even heat control, induction compatible and backed by our 25 year warranty. Set includes: 1.5L, 2L, & 3L saucepans, 3L steamer, 5L Dutch oven, 24cm/9.5” frying pan, 3L sauté pan, and 5 covers. List: $749.99.
ON NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 11TH ONLY AT:
28cm/11” Canadiana Everyday pan. List: $199.00.
2pc carving set. List: $36.99.
42cm stainless steel multi-roaster with rack and cover. List: $355.99.
$7999 $2199 UP TO 42% OFF! A wide selection of Paderno 61% OFF!
Original bakeware. Made from durable steel with a non-stick coating. 25 year warranty. Safe to 260°C/500°F. PFOA & PTFE free. Starting at:
$10999 44% OFF! 35cm/14” carbon steel
20pc Red Point ﬂatware set. List: $89.99.
stir fry with assist handle. List: $89.99.
Whitehorse Home Hardware Building Centre 2281 2nd Avenue
Information & dealers: 1-800-A NEW-POT or www.paderno.com. Not all locations open Sunday. Quantities limited, please be early. Sale items may not be exactly as shown.
December 7, 2016
Want to update your appliances before your guests arrive for the Holiday Feasts? We have appliances IN STOCK
Comfy NEW digs for your guests
We have Mattresses by Springwall & Kingsdown IN STOCK
Make it cozy with
Synthetic down blankets and pillows, 100% machine washable
We want to make shopping for you easier while we are under construction! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org LIKE US ON FACEBOOK For your chance to win! We have weekly draws with various contests! 2281 SECOND AVE. WHITEHORSE 667-4478 or 1-800-661-0402 Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-7pm, Saturday/ Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm
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