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(CBC)   With $1319 annual per-capita booze expense, the Yukon is Canada's hardest-drinking province. Er, territory. What'sh the differenshe anyway, eh? Have a beer   (cbc.ca) divider line 51
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2013-04-15 09:01:22 AM
Huh. I would've guessed Nfld, but I guess moonshine doesn't count toward expenditures.
 
2013-04-15 09:03:24 AM
How can you drink shipping costs.........
 
2013-04-15 09:04:01 AM
What's that per bottle? I'd say higher than even Oregon.
 
2013-04-15 09:05:46 AM

Giltric: How can you drink shipping costs.........


Exactly.  They may spend the most but I don't think that makes them necessarily the heaviest drinkers, although that wouldn't surprise me either.
 
2013-04-15 09:10:21 AM
The Yukon? You know what the Yukon is, it's a sitting duck. A road apple, Newman. The Yukon is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the Yukon....
 
2013-04-15 09:11:58 AM
Thats what happens when you have a very small population with loose liquor laws. Hell of alot of drinking per capita.

Fun fact: I work in Dawson City during the summer, and am part of a union. When i'm required to travel to whitehorse for union stuff, its written into our union contract that the union must either cover the cost of a hotel room, OR buy me a mickey of booze.

/dawson farking city
 
2013-04-15 09:16:03 AM
I was up there over x-mas this past year to go dog sledding for a week, while I was up there I toured the one brewery they have up there (Yukon Brewery), apparently they also are the only distributor up there as well.. Plus I would imagine living up there for years would definitely lead to some heavy drinking.


i318.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-15 09:17:27 AM

Sachbash: Thats what happens when you have a very small population with loose liquor laws. Hell of alot of drinking per capita.

Fun fact: I work in Dawson City during the summer, and am part of a union. When i'm required to travel to whitehorse for union stuff, its written into our union contract that the union must either cover the cost of a hotel room, OR buy me a mickey of booze.

/dawson farking city


Do they wear six-shooters and say old-timey things like "sasparilla"?
 
2013-04-15 09:18:13 AM
$1319 annual, I call that November.
 
2013-04-15 09:25:54 AM

gopher321: Sachbash: Thats what happens when you have a very small population with loose liquor laws. Hell of alot of drinking per capita.

Fun fact: I work in Dawson City during the summer, and am part of a union. When i'm required to travel to whitehorse for union stuff, its written into our union contract that the union must either cover the cost of a hotel room, OR buy me a mickey of booze.

/dawson farking city

Do they wear six-shooters and say old-timey things like "sasparilla"?


no and no. Its still Canada remember, they didn't even have guns around for their gold rush up north.
 
2013-04-15 09:28:28 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.


I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.
 
2013-04-15 09:31:35 AM

SpdrJay: The Yukon? You know what the Yukon is, it's a sitting duck. A road apple, Newman. The Yukon is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the Yukon....


Hey, I come from Yukon. You not say Yukon weak!
 
2013-04-15 09:33:36 AM

Madbeefer: I was up there over x-mas this past year to go dog sledding for a week, while I was up there I toured the one brewery they have up there (Yukon Brewery), apparently they also are the only distributor up there as well.. Plus I would imagine living up there for years would definitely lead to some heavy drinking.


[i318.photobucket.com image 850x637]


That's beautiful. You'd think the people who are all about "exploring" would also go visit remote locations like that.
 
2013-04-15 09:38:39 AM

Farxist Marxist: Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.

I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.


Boy, you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.
 
2013-04-15 09:39:07 AM
Is it the same difference between a state and a commonwealth?
 
2013-04-15 09:39:27 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Farxist Marxist: Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.

I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.

Boy, you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.


Yes, a nice plastic sheet on the bar would allow him to recuperate a portion of that spill.
 
2013-04-15 09:40:55 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Madbeefer: I was up there over x-mas this past year to go dog sledding for a week, while I was up there I toured the one brewery they have up there (Yukon Brewery), apparently they also are the only distributor up there as well.. Plus I would imagine living up there for years would definitely lead to some heavy drinking.


[i318.photobucket.com image 850x637]

That's beautiful. You'd think the people who are all about "exploring" would also go visit remote locations like that.


You would think so, but maybe its just not a glamorous place to "explore"... a lot of people thought I was nuts to go up there in the middle of winter.. Which I kind of understand I did drive about 1700 miles in the middle of December and I almost scratched the worlds largest moose by almost exploding my SUV into it...

I do  wish I was able to take more pictures, but my camera battery didn't hold up well to the -20 to -40 degree weather.
 
2013-04-15 09:46:33 AM
Quantum Apostrophe:That's beautiful. You'd think the people who are all about "exploring" would also go visit remote locations like that.

I went canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking etc. in remote backcountry there for a month in the summertime.  Best trip ever seriously! Hardly saw a single person the entire time. If that's your thing it is an incredible place.
 
2013-04-15 09:47:27 AM
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Have a beer?
 
2013-04-15 09:50:13 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Madbeefer: I was up there over x-mas this past year to go dog sledding for a week, while I was up there I toured the one brewery they have up there (Yukon Brewery), apparently they also are the only distributor up there as well.. Plus I would imagine living up there for years would definitely lead to some heavy drinking.


[i318.photobucket.com image 850x637]

That's beautiful. You'd think the people who are all about "exploring" would also go visit remote locations like that.


Nowadays, most people who are all about "exploring" require wifi so that they can update all their Facebook "friends" about how they are "exploring".
 
2013-04-15 09:50:33 AM

Smeggy Smurf: Farxist Marxist: Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.

I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.

Boy, you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.


I'm glad I got away from the booze. My spending was $800 - $1400 per month.

/Met a girl that became my wife. Her and her two daughters saved me.
//Can't even throw back a 6 pack anymore without a hangover these days.
 
2013-04-15 09:57:23 AM
I only reach the 700 Euro (US$915) annually. But I do go to cheap bars so I could add another 150 if I went to the more standard places.

/Roughly 600 spend on booze while going out
//Roughly 100 spend on booze to keep the fridge stocked.
///Just remembered that I should add a few hundred for parties/movie nights
 
2013-04-15 09:58:43 AM
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2013-04-15 09:59:59 AM

berylman: Quantum Apostrophe:That's beautiful. You'd think the people who are all about "exploring" would also go visit remote locations like that.

I went canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking etc. in remote backcountry there for a month in the summertime.  Best trip ever seriously! Hardly saw a single person the entire time. If that's your thing it is an incredible place.


I'd like to go biking there one day. Just to run a red light. Kidding. I've done some longish (600km) bike rides on the paths here in Quebec. You're never too far from a town. I'd like to see what it's like in the wilderness. Bears and stuff. Might be fun. Won't do it on my road bike though, I'll bring something more appropriate.
 
2013-04-15 10:06:24 AM
berylman:
I went canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking etc. in remote backcountry there for a month in the summertime.  Best trip ever seriously! Hardly saw a single person the entire time. If that's your thing it is an incredible place.

I like the cut of your jib.
/spent a week in the Yukon.  loved it, can't wait to go back
 
2013-04-15 10:08:15 AM
Are you sure that isn't just cause alcohol is marked up price way up there in the great white north?
 
2013-04-15 10:13:03 AM
Amateurs.
 
2013-04-15 10:15:19 AM

bearded clamorer: [cdn2.bigcommerce.com image 500x500]

Have a beer?


Drank way too much of that stuff Freshman year of college.  Went from a 3.2 to 2.2 GPA.

/bought some again a few years ago.  almost as nasty as Southern Comfort.
 
2013-04-15 10:22:37 AM
That seems really low, especially considering the transportation costs.

/maybe it's time to reevaluate my drinking habits
 
2013-04-15 10:33:37 AM

Tenatra: Smeggy Smurf: Farxist Marxist: Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.

I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.

Boy, you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.

I'm glad I got away from the booze. My spending was $800 - $1400 per month.

/Met a girl that became my wife. Her and her two daughters saved me.
//Can't even throw back a 6 pack anymore without a hangover these days.


Ahh, so you were serious when you replied to my post. I guess your humor detector isn't turned on, or it's set to "make sanctimonious comment." Perhaps you're in the wrong thread.
 
2013-04-15 10:33:57 AM

hobnail: That seems really low, especially considering the transportation costs.

/maybe it's time to reevaluate my drinking habits


Just time to learn to make your own.
 
2013-04-15 10:35:15 AM
I too am wondering if they've factored in transport costs. When 12 cans of Keith's costs almost $35 in Inuvik, it doesn't take much to skew the results.
 
2013-04-15 10:39:04 AM

Carn: Giltric: How can you drink shipping costs.........

Exactly.  They may spend the most but I don't think that makes them necessarily the heaviest drinkers, although that wouldn't surprise me either.


The government subsidises alot of that to help keep the cost of living down.
And really. What else is there to do in the yukon but get drunk and have sex.
 
2013-04-15 10:40:01 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.


Or as we say in England, "breakfast".
 
2013-04-15 10:44:27 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: berylman: Quantum Apostrophe:That's beautiful. You'd think the people who are all about "exploring" would also go visit remote locations like that.

I went canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking etc. in remote backcountry there for a month in the summertime.  Best trip ever seriously! Hardly saw a single person the entire time. If that's your thing it is an incredible place.

I'd like to go biking there one day. Just to run a red light. Kidding. I've done some longish (600km) bike rides on the paths here in Quebec. You're never too far from a town. I'd like to see what it's like in the wilderness. Bears and stuff. Might be fun. Won't do it on my road bike though, I'll bring something more appropriate.


Did a bike ride like that from Fairbanks to Anchorage AK when I was a younger lad.
It was one of cooler things I have ever done.
As much as I would love to bike YT I'm not sure my old legs could take that now.

/frost heaves
 
2013-04-15 10:44:59 AM
I'm at $1820 a year for only what I drink at home and excluding any of the whisk(e)y that I have been collecting.
 
2013-04-15 10:47:40 AM

Farxist Marxist: Tenatra: Smeggy Smurf: Farxist Marxist: Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.

I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.

Boy, you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.

I'm glad I got away from the booze. My spending was $800 - $1400 per month.

/Met a girl that became my wife. Her and her two daughters saved me.
//Can't even throw back a 6 pack anymore without a hangover these days.

Ahh, so you were serious when you replied to my post. I guess your humor detector isn't turned on, or it's set to "make sanctimonious comment." Perhaps you're in the wrong thread.


There's been a lot of that lately.  Once the tax season is over the snark detectors will be fixed.
 
2013-04-15 11:01:57 AM
$1319/year *1yr/52 week = $25.36/week.  Where I come from, that's about 6 pints at the pub.
 
2013-04-15 11:05:02 AM
Heh, anyone who goes out should have that much per month.  I certainly spend ~$1000/month in alcohol related expenses.  And I only go out 2-3 times a week.
 
2013-04-15 11:14:27 AM
I got caught in a lock-in in Whitehorse one night, damn near killed me. The owner of the bar was in a mood to party and he wasn't taking prisoners.
 
2013-04-15 11:23:05 AM

thetrenchcoat: Is it the same difference between a state and a commonwealth?


No.
 
2013-04-15 11:49:10 AM
Actually, shipping costs aren't any where near as crazy as elsewhere in the north because they have a couple of major roads in and a port not far away in Alaska. I went up there expecting everything to be ridiculously expensive, but most non-perishables were the same price (or cheaper when on sale--got some good end-of-season deals on some outdoor gear). Booze might have been marginally more expensive, but I didn't notice any outrageous markup. Fresh groceries are more expensive, obviously, but in the summer, it's amazing what they can grow up there, and there is a bit of other agriculture like cattle and of course there is wild game. Gardens go crazy in the long daylight of summer. I asked my friends up there if there was anything I could bring from down south that they'd like, thinking that they'd have all kinds of privation, but no, they even have some food products I've never seen elsewhere. It seems to be a magnet for chefs and foodies who want to get way from it all so there's a remarkable selection of specialty items you would not normally find in a city of 30,000. Even restaurant food in Dawson City was not outrageous for a place that is not only remote, but exists mainly as a tourist destination. I had one of the best burgers ever in Dawson City at Klondike Kate's and I don't think it was any more than what I'd pay down south for a sit-down restaurant burger. Also, there's no territorial sales tax.

*COUGH* But overall the Yukon is a horrible terrible place and you should all stay the fark away.
 
2013-04-15 12:06:39 PM

bearded clamorer: [cdn2.bigcommerce.com image 500x500]

Have a beer?


Thats what I use as a mixer for my Jack Daniels. We call it a double Jack, go figure.
 
2013-04-15 12:23:54 PM
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Rednecks exist everywhere, even places where you can't tan.
 
2013-04-15 12:40:29 PM

Uncle Bester: As much as I would love to bike YT I'm not sure my old legs could take that now.


Are you 80?
 
2013-04-15 12:50:18 PM
Is that % of income? I'm too lazy to rtfa but I know parts are poor. 1.3K isn't that much in a lot of cities. I have that in yearly tab totals at several bars. Heck, I've done around that on vacation. I'm not an alcoholic, It just isn't cheap to drink out in some places.
 
2013-04-15 01:54:43 PM
Well, that is "interesting". I think I exceed that by a factor of 12? I think I need to switch to cheap booze to stay below the average.....
 
2013-04-15 02:00:02 PM

Farxist Marxist: Tenatra: Smeggy Smurf: Farxist Marxist: Random Anonymous Blackmail: $1319 annual, I call that November.

I spill that much on the bar during a good hoot.

Boy, you have a serious problem with alcohol abuse.

I'm glad I got away from the booze. My spending was $800 - $1400 per month.

/Met a girl that became my wife. Her and her two daughters saved me.
//Can't even throw back a 6 pack anymore without a hangover these days.

Ahh, so you were serious when you replied to my post. I guess your humor detector isn't turned on, or it's set to "make sanctimonious comment." Perhaps you're in the wrong thread.


Nah I don't feel superior by saying it, just genuinely glad. It's a double edged sword though as I no longer drift off into a drunken slumber. (which used to give me very good sleep). I've been awake for 3 days and my sarcasm meter gets a little screwy when I'm sleep deprived.

/Still I would have expected the per capita amount to be a lot higher in a place like the Yukon
//Now I just have the image of most/if not all of them home brewing their own alcohol
 
2013-04-15 02:56:06 PM

Madbeefer: I was up there over x-mas this past year to go dog sledding for a week, while I was up there I toured the one brewery they have up there (Yukon Brewery), apparently they also are the only distributor up there as well.. Plus I would imagine living up there for years would definitely lead to some heavy drinking.


[i318.photobucket.com image 850x637]


You say "up there" a lot...

Really nice pic, though! Looks peaceful.
 
2013-04-15 05:18:17 PM

Savage Bacon: Madbeefer: I was up there over x-mas this past year to go dog sledding for a week, while I was up there I toured the one brewery they have up there (Yukon Brewery), apparently they also are the only distributor up there as well.. Plus I would imagine living up there for years would definitely lead to some heavy drinking.


[i318.photobucket.com image 850x637]

You say "up there" a lot...

Really nice pic, though! Looks peaceful.


I had to reread what I wrote up there to see that I did indeed say up there an awful lot...up there.
 
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