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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

If Pinterest is to be believed, we might be raising children who expect a real live unicorn to come to their next birthday party. Do they even know how much a live unicorn costs? Imagine the hours it will take to source one. Parents of the world... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: amazon.ca

In the aftermath of getting kicked out by his wife, Jack Vesoovian begins a cross-country search for his missing friend, Petronius Totem. But there’s nothing straightforward about finding anyone in a world where a multi-national fibre optic... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

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 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: pexels.com

When I decided to remove my mask last summer I had to face how lonely I was, how isolated I had become. In a desperate need to present only my best self at work, on social occasions and even at home, I had withdrawn, hiding the not-so-great parts... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

When I saw the post on Facebook from local Dawsonite Sarah Lenart, asking for two people to join her and friend Jeremy Herndl on a trip to Tuktoyaktuk from Inuvik via the winter ice road, I was elated. The ice road follows the Mackenzie River... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Paul Rath

The Christmas and New Year’s letter was a tradition in England that predated the first Christmas card in 1843, according to www.Smithsonian.com. With the expansion of the British postal system, Sir Henry Cole, who had many friends and... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: by Sarah Winton

After living in Vancouver for three years I’d become accustomed to people giving me strange looks if I smiled at them in the elevator or while waiting in line for a coffee. When I returned home to the Yukon it was a pleasure to rediscover its... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Having reached a certain age, I’m grateful for the younger, hipper people in my life who update me up on popular culture. My friend Katie is such a person. She told me about Groupons, longboards, and Snapchat. Long before the last federal election... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: kozzi.com

I know that self-love is important, but why is it so hard for me to practice it all the time? I often tend to put others before me and have negative thoughts about myself when situations get hard. How can I remember to use self-love more often? more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

I love to travel; seeing new places, meeting new people. Experience, after all is priceless. I also love to knit. Imagine my delight when I purchased Silk Road Socks by Hunter Hammersen, with 93 pages of history and knitting. The book is... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: kozzi.com

A couple of weeks ago, my 17-year-old neighbour hailed me from across the street, "Hey, Ken. Happy Hanukkah!" After a moment of stunned surprise, I replied, "And to you!" The thing is, I don't happen to be Jewish. Neither is my chipper young... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

There was a time in my life when my father called me a professional volunteer. Working for a handsome wage was much less of a priority in my youth. It started with summer camps, and continued to take me all over the world to share pieces of... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Janet Moore

When my Mom and Dad were a young couple living on Avenue Road in Toronto their local watering hole was the rooftop bar at the Park Plaza Hotel, one of Toronto’s most elegant drinking spots. Mom and her best friend, who lived in the same building, ... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2015-11-19 Photo: Don Green

Temperatures were in the mid-30s while we were in Munich. Many of the people spoke English, but many others did not. Neither Joanne nor I speak German. We did experience moments of frustration because of miscommunications, but some of that kind of... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO COMPOSITION: Rick Massie

One day in 2011, Todd Pilgrim was returning from a hike when he saw something grey and silverish by the road. As he went closer, he discovered that it was a young tundra swan. It had a drooping wing and couldn’t fly away. more

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: courtesy of Fibi Zonnet

If you haven’t met Saxophone Freddie up in Dawson City, you should. He is, after all, the first face you see when you fly into Whitehorse — if you enter through the new side of the airport. There is a huge photo of him playing… you’ve got it, the... more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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July 3-2014

Anthropologists need not travel to New Guinea to research the subtleties of human societies; plenty of culture can be witnessed at the local saloon. Among the chivalrous traditions the bar-set prides itself on is its refusal to let a compatriot drin more

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM Beverages

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Listen, guys, I know you don’t like to talk about your feelings, but have we told you how much we love you? Twenty-five years after When Harry met Sally, people around the Internet are still asking whether or not “cross-sex friendships” are possible more

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

In past articles, I have written about the fun of trying to match wines with food, and have also suggested that there is no one "right" answer to the question of which wine goes with which dish. These ideas were beautifully illustrated to me at a... more

Feb 24, 2011 12:00 AM Beverages

Rick Griffiths just returned from a vacation in Saskatchewan where he visited many old friends. "There wasn't a place I visited where I wasn't given a meal and offered a bed to sleep in," he says. Griffiths is a self-proclaimed "people-person", a... more

Jul 23, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon People