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FH Collins Secondary School

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: courtesy of 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 12:00 AM Yukon People

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

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 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Shot in the Dark Productions

Whitehorse based writer and filmmaker Kelly Milner grew up in the Yukon. She cut her writing teeth doing feature articles for a local newspaper. “I loved that job and it helped me pursue a degree in journalism where I specialized in documentary... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Roger Lemoyne

Born in England, but transplanted to Newfoundland when she was very young, Kathleen Winter credits libraries with kick starting her interest in writing. “We moved around a bit and in one village the only library was ‘the bookmobile,’ a van filled... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

“Artists show the world unseen,” says Tahltan First Nation artist Rhoda Merkel. “Teachers show students a better form of themselves.” Merkel, who was raised in Whitehorse but lives in Atlin, combines both talents in her newest project, the Sam... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The more scientists, experts, and the general public collectively study the concept of gender, the more questions arise. And in the realm of high school, these questions become more poignant and utterly colourful. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Paul Gowdie

The Hidden Histories Society Yukon invited Jillian Christmas, a Black Canadian spoken word poet to Whitehorse at the beginning of February. The Society commissioned her to write a poem in celebration of the diverse Black community in Yukon. more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

For 20 years, Robert (Bob) Hayes was the Yukon’s wolf biologist. During those years, he studied hundreds of radio-collared wolves and conducted several long-term wolf-prey studies. He is considered a world expert on moose and caribou predation by... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Courtesy of Jeremy Johnson

Born and raised in the Klondike, Jeremy Johnson went to school in Whitehorse. After graduating from F.H. Collins Secondary School in 2009, he went to Port Alfred, South Africa to complete a year-long outdoor leadership program called "Beyond... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Bruce Barrett

Bring family, friends, or even a date, because the All-City Band Society is hosting the 16th annual Dessert and Dance. The evening will start off with some sensational tunes provided by All-City Jazz Band, with the lights dim and the jazzy sounds... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Alexander Gobeil

Before working on my school’s float, I didn’t think school spirit mattered or even truly existed. I thought it was a thing that teachers loved talking about. But working with my fellow 2015 F.H. Collins grads on our school’s float made me realize... more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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by Fiona Solon Federoff posing outside his old digs

We get down to business so that I can learn about Vince’s rock’n’roll history , and my first question stumps him -- he can’t remember the name of his first band! We get a good laugh out of that before moving on. more

Jan 15, 2015 7:46 PM Yukon People

Exciting. But also terrifying. That's how Paula Thompson sums up her feelings about the beginning of a new school year. She could be referring to what many students go through as summer wanes and the classroom beckons ... more

Aug 16, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Education

Over a decade ago, the climbing wall housed on the gymnasium stage at F.H. Collins Secondary School was awash with young climbers training to compete in climbing competitions in southern Canada. At the helm was their coach, Alain Dallaire. more

Apr 12, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

And the beginners will be on the same stage as the people who gave them their first lessons in how to coax music from reluctant clarinets or trumpets at September's "Squeak and Squawk" event. "We start them on their instruments that night ... more

Dec 8, 2011 12:00 AM

Face plants in spaghetti, snow wars and, in "more peaceable times", snow angels ... It's all part of the fun at the band retreat for F.H. Collins and Porter Creek secondary schools Grade 8 students. more

Mar 25, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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