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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon

“Gaby was four when she was diagnosed in June 2016, and her birthday is in October so she’s five now,” says Keira Kucherean. Her life changed dramatically when she was told that her daughter Gabriella has medullary pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In August of 2008, we had ground cleared so we could build a new house. It wouldn't be very big or fancy, but it would be a clean, dry place to live. You see, the previous winter I had had pneumonia. Which was exacerbated by the mold in the... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Gould

Clinton Creek was one of the last company towns in the Yukon, part of a cluster that included Elsa and Faro. The mines in Clinton Creek and Faro were developed about the same time, but Clinton Creek had the misfortune to be based on mining... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: GraphicStock

Woodstoves are still a very traditional heat source for our homes and cabins. Firewood and stoves have always been messy with chips and bark in a trail from the woodpile to the stove, but it’s the way of the north. Sadly firewood isn’t as close... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Jerome Stueart

Former Yukoner Jerome Stueart and Yukon author Marcelle Dubé will read together form their books on Dec. 13 at Baked Cafe. It will be an evening about fantasy novels. Marcelle Dubé is still deciding from which of her many books she will read: ... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

“Once you hit homelessness your world crumbles. People don’t know that there’s people who care.” So says Kerry Nolan, who is speaking first hand. Now, she is the administrative coordinator at the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre in downtown... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Pat Kulachkosky

Kristin homesteads at Marsh Lake with her partner Ron, her two sons and her stepson and her parents living close by. She had imagined having her babies at home since she was a teenager. “Giving birth is natural, every animal does it and we were... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

As I turn from Mountain View Drive and toward our Whistle Bend home, I am yet again gobsmacked by the sudden and looming sight of the mountains on the far side of the Yukon River. Blue in the mornings, pink at night and otherwise brilliantly lit... more

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-06-04 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

It’s funny how a change in geography can alter your perspective on something you’re well acquainted with. My places of residence within Whitehorse had always been above the Alaska Highway — first Hillcrest, then Granger. more

Jun 4, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

Ah, stuff. Sometimes my life can feel way too focused on the next thing I think I “need”, as precious hours are spent reorganizing the ones I already have in order to make room. When I get fed up and hop on my anti-materialistic horse, my mind is... more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

I like blank, plain walls in the kitchen. Uncluttered and simple. If the paint is the same colour as every other wall in the house, even better. We have a very nice kitchen, but those walls are just a glaring bore. more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: hgtv.com

The inherent drama of buying, selling, or renovating homes is tailor-made for reality television. You don’t need to own a house to be captivated by the minutiae of managing the large and small choices these programs painstakingly document. more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: kozzi.com

They have a saying in the Dixie States, or maybe it's the military: "When you're up to your ass in alligators, it's hard to remember your mission was to drain the swamp." Unfortunately, I hadn't heard this truism before launching my career as DIY ... more

Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

So you just bought a new place, and you didn't pay too much attention during shop class, so you hire a contractor to do some work. But how do you avoid home reno nightmares? Bill Greer, director of capital maintenance at Yukon Housing Corporation,... more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Business

Birthday, anniversary, Father's Day. What do you give the guy who has everything? More tools, of course. more

May 31, 2012 12:00 AM Hobbies

Kobayashi + Zedda Architects (KZA) are defining design in the Yukon with projects dotting the landscape. Their work embodies the meaning of adapting and developing solutions in northern conditions, and they lead a company of builders and policy maker more

Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM The Green Issues

I'm sitting in a DJ booth, bopping my head along to Modern English. It's hard not to think about how easy it is to slot right back into Northern life. In most ways it feels like I never left, and other than the tragic absence of the Colonel and a... more

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM Humour

I've discovered that if you want to meet some terrific people, just advertise your house for sale. Immediately, people start phoning you to ask to drop by to have a look. This is what happened to Daisy and I last month when we decided to sell our h more

Apr 22, 2010 12:00 AM Family and Health