Yukon People

Yukon People Stories

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    Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Supporting great health care in the Yukon

    Philip Fitzgerald was embarrassed when he is asked about his greatest sense of accomplishment as the chair of the Yukon Hospital Foundation. “It sounds too financial,” he explained. Well? more

    Nov 8, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Nita Daniels

    He is a steward of the trails

    To begin to understand Mark Daniels, you must first discard the stereotypes of a snowmobile owner. Yes, the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association (KSA) owns snowmobiles – and ATVs and dirtbikes and quads and boats – but these are mostly... more

    Oct 25, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    A Friend, Indeed

    Dorothy Bradley leaves her vehicle at Eagle Bay Park, where Whistle Bend Way and Range Road meet, and walks to the bench overlooking McIntyre Creek. It is a 10-minute walk along a path that is dappled with bright yellow aspen leaves. To the left... more

    Sep 13, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    Experiencing the Beauty of Canada

    Heather Newman graduated from high school in 2007 from Robina State High School on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Not exactly in 2009 and definitely not in Whitehorse. All the Whitehorse kids from the class of 2009 seem to be busy this... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Émeraude Dallaire-Robert

    Émeraude Photography and Design

    When Yukon born-and-raised photographer and graphic design artist Émeraude Dallaire-Robert was 14-years-old, her dad gave her a camera, and not just any old hand-me-down camera. The camera was given to her dad in exchange for rent by a tenant who... more

    Aug 30, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    He Brings Heroes to Life

    Have you seen the gamers and sci-fi fans and people dressed up as action heroes from the comics and board games? Well, Paul Scholz is their president. To be more precise, he is the president of the Yukon Comic Culture Society, an all-volunteer... more

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: April Howard

    From Storms to Spectres, and All Surreal Things Inbetween

    As a child, April Howard remembers spending hours quietly flipping through her dad’s collection of Robert Bateman books, getting lost in, and inspired by, the intricate and realistic details of the iconic Canadian artist and naturalist’s works... more

    Aug 23, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Mike Stockstill

    A Bumpy Road to Citizenship

    November, 1972. California-born musician Mike Stockstill and two friends packed their instruments into the car and headed for Alaska. The car was a 1942 Dodge truck that had six months earlier been a chicken coop. Mike, a mechanic, and his friends... more

    Aug 2, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Carrie Boles

    Carrie Boles – Green Thumbs

    Carrie Boles’ green thumb sprouted back in her hometown, the grassland ecosystem of Winnipeg , Manitoba. While working on a degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Winnipeg, Boles happened to live in a house packed with gardeners... more

    Aug 2, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Justine Alton

    Healing through Massage

    Justine Alton is no stranger to health issues. Since she was 19-years-old, the born and raised Yukoner has had a keen interest in psychology, bodywork and holistic health and wellness, but it was her own 10-year struggle with deep seated physical... more

    Jun 28, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Cosenti Graf-Smith

    There’s a New Drummer in Town

    Meet Lee Campese, Yukon’s most recent import and the latest addition to the groovy rhythmic assemblage, Major Funk and the Employment. Campese, who has been drumming for 18 years, is no stranger to the spotlight, but this summer marks his first in... more

    Jun 21, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

    Already Six Weeks

    My days paraded to the rhythm of the team, a certain form of serenity growing deep inside me... Forty-five days ago, I placed my feet on Canadian soil, with the goal of changing my life completely. I must say that, for the moment, things are going... more

    Jun 14, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: John Alderson, Bicycle Ride Productions

    Ski Bum Pizza Co. is Making Tracks

    There’s a new enterprise to the Yukon pizza scene. It’s big, unmistakably blue, and it’s serving up local ingredients atop a wood-fired crust, slope style. Ski Bum Pizza Co. is Yukon’s first pizza food truck, and the brainchild of longtime Yukon... more

    Jun 14, 2017


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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Steele

    High Adventure

    At the age of 82, Peter Steele says he has very little memory of his own parents. That’s partly why he decided a few years ago to write his autobiography. “I didn’t want my own kids to able to say the same,” he explains. “I thought I had enough... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

    Class of 2009: Colby Heynen

    In May 2017, Colby Heynen drove up the highway to Whitehorse from Southern Alberta. He and his girlfriend, Karin Wall, from Coaldale, Alberta will be renting an apartment here in Whitehorse and moving in the first of June. Colby has been back in... more

    Jun 7, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Hidden Histories Society Yukon

    If You Have a Dream, Come to Canada

    May is Asian Heritage Month. We recognize Socorro (Cory) Alfonso, who came to the Yukon in 1986 as one of the first Filipino nannies to work here. She was an adventurer, willing to leave the familiar for unknown challenges and the hope of a better... more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Stephan Biedermann

    Women in Whitehorse - Part 3

    Larra Daley is the pioneering force behind the Cultured Fine Cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall. Though the shop has just recently integrated itself into a quintessential part of Whitehorse, Daley’s own Yukon journey began in the summer of 1996... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Katie Pope

    Class of 2009: Katie Pope

    As I was trying on new glasses a few weeks ago at Northern Lights Optometry, fashion specialist Katie Pope helped me. I liked her instantly and I complimented her on her extraordinary sense of style. On my next visit (according to Katie many... more

    May 10, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

    A New Daily Routine

    The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round. And they knew it... more

    May 3, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Elias Vallevand

    Women in Whitehorse - Part 2

    Teagyn Vallevand is an impressive young woman who pours her heart and soul into many different pockets of the Yukon. Vallevand is a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and her whole family has roots from the Whitehorse area. more

    May 3, 2017

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