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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto! Children’s Festival

“We are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon's only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. more

Aug 9, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

It's 15 minutes before our performance starts and one of my actors has a meltdown. “No, I am not gonna play,” he says avoiding eye contact. Philo is 12 years old and usually confident. I would never have expected that from him. It’s Valentine’s... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Sierra Allen

With summer approaching quickly, parents are faced with a familiar question: Where do I want my kids to spend their days while I am at work? This can sometimes be a stressful decision for parents, with so many diverse options for camps and... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: Pixabay

Allow me to take you back in time to when the words of today had a great difference in meaning… Close your eyes… and go back in time… before the internet, Mac, Dreamcast, Playstation or Nintendo 64… away back, I’m talking hide and seek at dusk… more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-02-15, Photo: Pixabay

Don’t expect your little one to always sit still to read a book. Toddler’s move around. It is what they do. So don’t worry if they wiggle, tumble and roll. They may be on the move but they are listening. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-11-02, Illustration: clipartpanda

Literacy begins as a newborn - long before a child enters school. Literacy starts in the home with families. Your child is never too young or to old to talk, sing and read with. These are things you can try tonight. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Valerie Thomas

Ellen had four babies at Whitehorse General Hospital. Her births were always fast and she liked the support that she got at the hospital. In her fifth pregnancy her baby was diagnosed with spina bifida at the 20 week ultrasound. Spina bifida is a... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Jason Westover

What a happy day it was when my four-year-old daughter Emily opened a gift from my wife and I revealing a classic game from our youth. Hungry Hungry Hippos was one of our “go to” games in the mid-80s. I remember battling it out with friends and... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Chris Hanlin

Aristotle famously noted that humans are political animals. As I see it, human behaviour can be viewed in its most primal and pure state whilst observing children. Rotary Park, specifically the yellow triple slide, is a toddler cultural melting... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-08-11

When I was a kid my mom ran a park in the southern interior of British Columbia. Mabel Lake Provincial Park. Mabel Lake is remote and undeveloped. There was electricity in our trailer, but no phone lines. Whatever isolation this lead to during the... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Becky Striegler

Amelia Merhar knows what it’s like to be a foster child, to go from home to home, and to be without a home at all. She wonders how that movement affects young people today, so she’s asking them to tell us, through art. Merhar, also known as Yukon... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Eva Mitsui

Ten years ago husband and wife Dan and Jenna Misener were at Jenna's parents' house for Christmas. The couple was in Jenna's room, going through a box of childhood memorabilia. They found her diary. They spent the day reading entries aloud to each... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore

The father of my daughter’s and I started taking our daughters for Dempster Highway camping adventures around 1991, and the magic and fun times of those trips stayed with them, helping them to become independent and adventurous souls. Here is an... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“It requires a lot of discipline to stay on the trail – not just the ski trail,” says Gary Bailie, “but the trail of life.” Skiing is definitely a way of life for Bailie, who has been running and coaching the Whitehorse-based youth cross country... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Her relationship with her boyfriend was complicated. She had friends who had had an abortion, and friends who had given their baby up for adoption, but neither of those were options she ever considered. more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

Dear Parka, We invited you into our family last summer because we felt a void that only man’s best friend could fill. Down south last summer, we picked you from the litter of pups and brought you up North, to which you’re probably sarcastically... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: courtesy of Daniel Adamson

In January 2013 Daniel Adamson first travelled to the Philippines. It was the wish of his sick mother whom Adamson had been looking after for several years. After years of caring for her she wanted him to take a holiday. A Yukon wildland... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: The Bekar Family

2016 marks one of the most significant changes in my life. Over the years my hunting partner and I have sat around for days goose hunting, destroyed our boat moose hunting and had adventures that all the money in the world could never pay for. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Catherine Lamarche

Oh, my little Elsa is already three. Time goes by really fast, but not too fast. Time goes by at a perfect speed. I appreciate every moment and I try to be fully present as often as I think of it. Yes it is hard, but it’s possible. more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families