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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

One of the philosophical pillars of the Learning Tree Daycare is to teach the kids there about helping other people. “Teaching kindness and all of that stuff, it all feeds into what we want the kids to be learning,” says Christine Greff, who... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: courtesy of understood.org

The school year is well and truly underway by now. There is a lot of enthusiastic, energetic and creative learning happening all over the territory. School learning can present large or small hurdles for some, though. When students are struggling... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

On the first of August, Gurdeep Pandher celebrated 10 years in Canada. “It’s been such a wonderful journey,” he says. His voice is light and full of joy and laughter. In the past decade, Pandher has lived in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: by Sophie Pearl Photography

A question that pops up every now and again is, Would students be better off without a summer vacation? This stance claims that the luxurious two-and-a-half month summer break should be replaced with shorter and more frequent breaks throughout the... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Gridlock. We hardly ever have it in Whitehorse and if we do we can likely, easily, take another route to get where we are going (okay, not over the Riverdale Bridge). It is much like the fiber optic cable that is carrying our email to Paris... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: kozzi.com

According to Israeli physicist Moshe Feldenkrais, “hurrying is bad for learning.” How many of us hurry through our day ensuring that the garbage has been put out, the car has gas, the kids arrive at school on time, that we are appropriately... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

Can we change our brain just by thinking? Neuroscience would have us believe so. For example, a calm brain is more capable of learning, working and healing. It sounds simple. When the signal-to-noise ratio in the brain is low, learning and... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

Weird Al Yankovic, in his parody song “Word Crimes” goes further to dismiss those with grammar challenges. Singing to the tune of “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Yankovic says, “ I hate these word crimes/Your prose is dopey/Think you should only/ more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Judo Yukon

Walk into École Émilie Tremblay (EET) on a Monday or a Thursday evening and you may be surprised to see that the usual school gymnasium is transformed into a dojo, complete with a giant tatami (floor mat) and filled with students, donning their... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Arts Centre

Put the kids into some old T-shirts and pants that can have paint schmeared on them and head down to the Yukon Arts Centre (YAC) on Sunday for some hands-on fun. The monthly Kids Kreate program has been offering free art classes once per month... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Arts Underground

If you are looking for a memorable and activity-packed March Break, there is no reason to leave town. In addition to normal family-friendly programming, many organizations are offering special camps for kids. If you missed your chance to get your... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: kozzi.com

My Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon colleague’s daughter will be heading to Greenland next month for the Arctic Winter Games. She is competing in snowshoe biathlon, an event that requires athletes to snowshoe as fast as they can, then... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-03-17, , PHOTO: Whitehorse Curling Club

If you want to get into curling, the Whitehorse Curling Club (WCC) is a great club that you can join. The curling season starts in the beginning of October, but late September is the time when new curlers can register for the "Learn To Curl"... more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Courtesy of Laird Herbert

I am tempted to call building your own house the ultimate DIY project. I don't mean selecting from a range of floorplans and materials and managing your contractors. I mean learning the basics of design, framing, finishing carpentry, electrical... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of Antje Schiebel

I will try anything once; twice if the first time doesn’t kill me. Which is fortunate, because that’s how many times I had been skiing prior to my lesson at the Mount Sima Ski School: exactly twice. I was 17 and had gone on a “romantic ski date”... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Experienced readers know that words make a world within a story come alive. However, for early readers, sometimes they need the world around them to help the words on the page come alive. The Family Literacy Centre at the Canada Games Centre has... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Kim Melton

Yes, a new form of torture has been developed, involving an unrelenting repetition of a single passage from the Myth of Sisyphus – what? C-A-M-A-S? So, not Albert? Oh...sorry about that. Let's begin again. more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Why have I never written about hunting before? Maybe it’s because writing about an experience makes it more real. In the face of hunting, that is hard for me to accept. I do love my hunting partner, my husband Don, for it. He, too, is quite... more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: kozzi.com

As a kid and a teenager I read a lot. I remember taking home five to seven books every week from the library of the small town I was living in. I was scared that someday I would have finished all the books and there wouldn’t be anything left to read. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-09-17 Photo: Nancy Oakley

Marty is standing on the side of the Chilkat River, holding a ten-dollar fishing pole straight up, away from her body and waving it around with an alarmed air like the thing was covered in pig crap. “Oh god... oh no... I have a bite!” more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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