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It looks like a normal kitchen. But it isn't. And it is not because it is located within Downtown Days Daycare, and so is filled with a cacophony of joyful, young voices.
That, right there, that is what makes The New B.C. Roadside Naturalist a different kind of read than what you would get from a kilometre-by-kilometre treatment of the Alaska Highway.
The achievements of Yukon youth were in full display Wednesday, as Doug Phillips used his Commissioner's New Year's Levee to put 20 of them on centre stage.
When Dennis Zimmermann's friends and colleagues heard he had won a fishing award, some of them asked, "Was it for the biggest or the most caught?" Actually, the award recognized his leadership in promoting fishing.
'The best entertainment has an element of storytelling in it," says Michele Royle, finally hitting upon the one thing that has made the MothUp movement such an international success.
It was a particularly nasty evening with thick clouds darkening the skies an hour earlier than usual. The small diner - at the far end of a large gravel parking lot behind abandoned gas pumps - looked forlorn, save for the warm glow from the windows.