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Editorial: It's Not a Man Van

In the 1970s, vans were cool: painted flames, mag wheels, smoked-glass bubble windows, shag carpet and the Doobie Brothers on the eight track. vans were…

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Editorial: The Olympic Dream

Whitewater rodeo became freestyle about the same time paddlers starting calling themselves athletes. Which was about the same time paddlers like me stopped giving a…

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Editorial: Catch Fishing

This is me, July, 1974. I’m fishing in the pond on my grandfather’s farm. Cute, isn’t it? My earliest memories are of fishing in this…

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Editorial: Dreaming Big

I love airport security. It is one equalizer of all social classes. No matter the limit on your corporate gold card or number of zeros…

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Family Camping: I Want to Ride My Bicycle

I can’t pick up a parenting book or magazine without ranting to my wife about the often useless, and I suspect completely made-up, quotes from…

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Editorial: Make Music, Make Paddlers

Mrs. Mothballs was my piano teacher. Once a week for an hour I’d sit beside her on the bench stabbing at the keys, working on…

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Editorial: Paddle to the Sea

I went to school on snow days. snow days are those days when school boards deem the roads too snowy or icy for the school…

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Editorial: New Kids on the Auction Block

“Here we have an Underwood typewriter. Still in the case. Looks in fine shape. She’s a real beauty. We even have some spare ribbons. Let’s…

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Boat Review: Millbrook Boat's Prowler

To be more accurate, the subtitle should read, “the fastest solo or tandem canoe you’re unlikely to paddle unless you order one or sleep with…

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Editorial: Selling Our Soul to the Company Store

Why is the legendary Stihl brand of chainsaws and trimmers not sold in the Home Depot or Canadian Tire stores? The large bold print on…

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Base Camp: Cutting His Teeth

It may have been the bristles scrubbing his four little chompers, but more likely he didn’t like being pinned to the cold tile floor like…

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Editorial: Travel With Loaded Canoes, Not Paddles

Earlier this spring the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, was locked down while police searched the building for an armed man. Apparently,…

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Editorial: Rite of Passage

On March 2nd the Supreme Court of Canada overturned a Montreal school board’s decision and ruled that Gurbaj Singh Multani should be allowed to go…

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Editorial: If I Had a Million Dollars

A few weeks ago my friend Rick and I were on our way home to put this year’s canoe buyer’s guide to bed after finishing…

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Editorial: Connected People

Almost all the tents had been taken down and paddlers had moved on to different rivers to enjoy the last day of the Victoria Day…

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