Yukon Careers

Yukon Careers

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Tracy Rondeau

    Hitching a Ride

    Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a... more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Yvonne Mueller

    An Inspiring Book, Found in a Unique Bookstore

    MacLeod’s Books in Vancouver is a book lover's dream. Books are piled up from floor to ceiling. Fortunately, the friendly staff helps you to navigate through the wide selection of books – some of them quite old and rare. When my partner and I... more

    Jul 12, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

    Gertie's First Season

    Once upon a time, long ago, a young truck driver in Whitehorse found himself with five days off work to celebrate the May long weekend and decided to finally visit Dawson City for the first time. It was either 1971 or '72, and he had been... more

    Jul 5, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Robert Manlig

    Follow Your Passion in the Yukon

    Erik Nielsen International Airport Manager since October 2016, Robert Manlig, the first Filipino Canadian to hold the position, has found his calling in the Yukon. “Aviation has always been the love of my life. It’s an exciting industry,” Manlig... more

    Jun 21, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Christine Genier

    Leonard Linklater: Voicing the North

    When Leonard Linklater was growing up in Inuvik, NWT, there was one radio station on the dial. The CBC. Through the airwaves, Indigenous voices carried messages and music. “Louis Goose, Les Carpentier, they were all on the air! I was used to... more

    Jun 21, 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: Christian Kuntz

    An Evolution of Music and Friendship

    It was 30 years ago, but Andrea McColeman still remembers what Lucie Desaulniers was wearing the first time they got together to jam: neon leggings and a fitness headband (à la Olivia Newton John) propping up her permed ‘do. more

    May 17, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: A. Smith

    Writing as a Full Time Profession

    James Bernard MacKinnon, commonly bylined as J.B. MacKinnon, will be coming to the Yukon from Vancouver to be the Yukon Public Libraries’ choice as a travelling writer to visit a number of communities during the Yukon Writers’ Festival taking... more

    May 3, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Serge Michaud

    Women in Whitehorse - Part 1

    Brettanie Deal-Porter is the program coordinator for Special Olympics Yukon, the Yukon's branch of an international organization devoted to making sports accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities. It’s a job that Deal-Porter has... more

    Apr 26, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Terrence Cory Shorty

    Carpentry is Not Just for the Guys

    This is the story of a carpenter. If you did not see the accompanying photo, you can be excused for imagining it is about a man because, with a few exceptions, this trade is dominated by men. Katelyn Dawson is one of those exceptions, and she is al more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

    Connecting Our Mind with Our Body

    In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

    Apr 19, 2017

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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Janice Cliff

    Less is Definitely More

    Dawson City did not have burlesque in its repertoire until long-time local resident Rachel Wiegers decided to take up (or off, as the case may be) the mantle and bring it to town. Wiegers says her journey towards burlesque started when she was... more

    Apr 12, 2017


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    Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

    Programmers Work Miracles

    Oh what a wonderful time we live in. If you are in a strange, new city and need to know where the best coffee is served, there is an app for that. Just touch your smartphone. If you need to know if those noodles are gluten-free, well, the package... more

    Apr 12, 2017

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