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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Mariela Burkett

Burpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett... more

Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

It’s impossible to ignore 200 motorcycles ripping down the road. That’s kind of the point, says Sean Secord, board member of the Yukon chapter of Ride for Dad. Ride for Dad is a national event that raises funds and awareness around prostate cancer... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Alastair Maitland

Laugh it up, because Jan 26th and 27th Ride for Dad presents its fourth annual comedy show at Coast High Country Inn. Featuring local acts Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton and imports Scott Belford and Kelly Taylor, the evening will feature... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by David P. Leonard

Ever since she was a little girl, Teva Harrison drew. She studied art after high school. But, as it often goes, “needing to make a living, I digressed.” After the explanation, Harrison laughs. A joyful, full, belly laugh. To make a living, she... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Roger Jackson

Nine ladies in a voyageur canoe whose ages range from 23 to 62; 715 kilometres; paddling for Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Stix Together is a team of Whitehorse women participating in the 18th Annual Yukon River Quest. The race begins with a mass start... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Julie Thorpe

Men are notoriously skittish about admitting they have plumbing problems. But not Tom Amson. The retired addictions counsellor says the loss of sexual function after surgery to remove his cancerous prostate took some psychological adjustment... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

After Hours Snacking

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Whatever we do to lead up to it, nighttime snacking is commonplace in many of our lives. While it may be delicious, a recent research report suggests what Oprah has been trying to tell us all along – it might just be a terrible idea. more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: kozzi.com

According to the Canadian Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics, Canadian Statistics 2015, one out of every four Canadians will die of some form of cancer in their lifetime. Research in 2009 showed that about 2.4 per cent of the... more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: George Maratos

George Maratos was just three years old when Terry Fox was becoming a household name across Canada and elsewhere. Still, he claims to have a "kind of" memory of the young B.C. runner's heroic 1980 odyssey known as the Marathon of Hope. more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

“It’s like the Yukon scenery — I never get tired of reading about Terry Fox.” George Maratos has never had cancer, and nobody in his immediate family has suffered from the disease. Terry Fox is still his hero. He can’t stop talking about the man. more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Last month, he completed his treatment, aside from a few drugs that he will keep taking until the end of the year. We are confident that the treatment was successful. We are celebrating by becoming involved with the Motorcycle Ride For Dad, Canada's more

May 27, 2010 12:00 AM Health and Wellness