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Maria Gruninger


Whitehorse-based Freelance Writer Maria Gruninger


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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: by Maria Gruninger

I’ve done both: public school and homeschooling. The first six years of my education I attended public school. At the ends of summers I had the classic back-to-school change of routine. It meant getting out of bed earlier, breakfast, get ready and... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

Usually after a long Yukon winter, you look forward to packing away your warm winter coat and saying goodbye to your winter activities for another season. Maybe the winter wasn't as cold and as long as it used be, but it was still there and we all... more

Jun 13, 2016 3:15 PM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: courtesy of the MLVFD

On January 12 back in 1996, the Mount Lorne fire hall opened it's doors for the first time. It all started with a 1977 Ford cabover truck with an 800-gallon tank and a 125 horsepower pump. Since then they’ve been upgrading, with the biggest... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM , Mount Lorne

Arts In The Park

Photo: Courtesy of Arts in the Park

Every weekday lunch hour, for 11 glorious weeks, the park fills with kids, office workers, seniors, moms, dads, twenty-somethings – all types of people – who come together to listen to music, check out some art and eat their lunch. It’s a free event more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Music

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PHOTOS: Maria Gruninger

Three months of intensive training is what Yukon firefighter have done to prepare themselves for the Scott FireFit Competition, the toughest two minutes in sport. The Pacific Regional Competition, which takes place May 28-29th in Vernon, more

May 19, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Active

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

This year marks the 35th anniversary of French immersion programs in the Yukon and the École Whitehorse Elementary School decided to do something big to celebrate more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon Families

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What's Up Yukon May 12, 2016 Issue

The dog is the Yukon's best friend and an icon up here in the north. It wouldn't be the same without the dog and maybe that is the reason why the Yukon Transportation Museum has had an exhibit on dogs for about 20 years and counting. more

May 12, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Maria Gruninger

The first biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North has been up and running for a month. The project was initiated by Chris Schmidt from ACS Mechanical. In the spring of 2015 he was asked to replace the boilers at Raven Recycling... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo By: Maria Gruninger

Five Special Olympics Yukon athletes went to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. Special Olympics Yukon sent two skating athletes and three cross country skiers. The team qualified by competing at the 2015... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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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