Yukon Lifestyle

Yukon Lifestyle Stories

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Pride

    Come as You Are

    Don’t wait for your invitation in the mail – Yukon Pride isn’t an exclusive event. “I think sometimes that some of our straight allies, they feel like they need to be invited to an event, which I totally understand,” says Rian Turner who, along... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Centre for Nonviolent Communication

    Communication is the Key

    I first attended a Nonviolent Communication workshop because I wanted a way to make people communicate better - with me and with each other. You might notice I didn't see myself as the problem here. My communication was just fine. I attended a... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

    Challenging Our ideas

    When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long... more

    May 24, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Michael Vernon

    Yes, it's a Men's Issue

    May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month and once again we’re talking about women. Don't men also suffer from unwanted touching, sexual harassment and even rape? Isn’t it problematic that our society doesn't provide safe spaces for male victims... more

    May 24, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Courtesy of Bob Schwenkler

    Seeking Male Role Models

    Reclaiming Male Role Models is a podcast created by Bob Schwenkler. I discovered it in 2014 when I became dissatisfied with my options for men modeling healthy masculinity in our culture and began actively seeking men I could look up to and even... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Mary Armstrong

    Celebrate the Women in Your Life

    I was five-years-old when I broke my first tooth. I was skidooing with my dad on our faithful, yellow Tundra. I was sitting up front, my small body tucked (somewhat safely) between the handles and my much larger dad. When we careened over an... more

    May 3, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-05,

    International Women’s Day Poster Contest Winners

    Our identities are multifaceted and complex, in order to address gender-based inequality and violence we need to find ways to hear each other in order to effectively create social change that benefits everyone in the end. No one should be left... more

    Apr 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Linda Fair

    My Cup Runneth Over

    In 2012 I came up to volunteer at the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race and fell in love with the land. As I was approaching retirement, I decided that I would find a way to relocate my hobby dog team, consisting of mostly rescued dogs, and myself and... more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: May Stewart

    Thank You, Grandma

    Trekking around the vast wilderness behind my grandparents home, I remember my grandma taking me through the wilderness teaching me about traditional medicines. I loved learning what the medicines could be used for, when to use them, their... more

    Mar 29, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Sarah Murphy

    Fitting In is a Fickle Thing

    My roots are in the east – specifically, a small coastal town in Newfoundland. My roots as an advocate are there too, buried amongst many memories of feeling like an outsider. I was “different.” A lot of those feelings came from subverting social... more

    Mar 22, 2017


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    Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

    My passion has roots

    This story is the first of a four part series coordinated by the Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre, the Yukon Status of Women Council, Les EssentiElles, and the Yukon Women's Transition Home Society to celebrate International Women's day and the... more

    Mar 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Courtesy of Tara Larkin

    Too Busy to Be This Busy?

    Tara Larkin of Pursuit Coaching will be hosting a five week seminar for women entitled Put Busy to Rest:Coaching for Women Taking on the World. The seminar runs every two weeks starting on March 1st from 11-1 pm and is focused on helping ambitious... more

    Feb 22, 2017


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    Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: GraphicStock

    Hold Onto that Heat

    Woodstoves are still a very traditional heat source for our homes and cabins. Firewood and stoves have always been messy with chips and bark in a trail from the woodpile to the stove, but it’s the way of the north. Sadly firewood isn’t as close... more

    Feb 8, 2017


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    Issue: 2017-01-25

    What's Up Yukon Editor’s Note

    Dear readers, I’m excited to be taking over as editor. We’re already three issues deep into my mandate. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about what I have planned. First, I’ve got a short story for you. more

    Jan 20, 2017

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    Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: by Tess Casher

    Yukon Chic

    It’s a long time before a fashion designer will stage a runway down a catwalk of the snow-laden Millennium Trail, yet the Yukon does uphold a clothing culture. Our style parallels our environment. This leads Yukoners to a distinctive style... more

    Nov 30, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Provided by John Glynn-Morris

    Raising Your Kid to Say the F-word

    Mark Rutledge, a father of three, and John Glynn-Morris, a father of two are raising their sons and daughters to be feminists. With one in four women experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, and both men realize the importance... more

    Nov 23, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-19

    500 Moments of Mindfulness

    Think this whole mindfulness meditation thing is just woo-woo mumbo-jumbo that could never really do anything for you? Do you scoff at the idea and get defensive or evasive when the subject comes up? Your stress is real! Your pain is true! more

    Oct 19, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: Amit Singh

    How Yoga was Practiced in the Ancient Past and Today

    The yoga practiced today is not at all like it was practiced in the ancient past. Faeq Biria, a well known Iyengar Yoga teacher in Europe and the director of the Iyengar Yoga Centre in Paris said that Patanjali, who wrote the ancient text The... more

    Oct 6, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Bhaktimarga Swami

    The Walking Monk Comes to Whitehorse

    “I have always had a fascination with the North.” I am on the phone with Bhaktimarga Swami, a 63-year-old monk in Toronto. We are talking about the visit to Whitehorse he has planned for late September. Better known as The Walking Monk, at 63 he... more

    Sep 29, 2016

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    Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Hands On Exotics

    Exotic Animals to Visit the Yukon

    A wide variety of exotic animals from Cuvier dwarf caimans, pythons, tortoises, tarantulas, a black lemur and opossums are being brought to Whitehorse for the Canadian Accredited Zoo & Aquarium (CAZA) Professionals 2016 Conference running Sept. 21... more

    Sep 15, 2016

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