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Issue: 2017-06-14, ILLUSTRATION: Shauna Jones

The cancan that began as an 1830s dance craze in Paris was a direct revolt against the rules imposed by men, society, press, clergy and narrow-minded citizens. From the beginning the cancan was a statement, and it became a symbolic statement... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: courtesy of the Youth of Today Society

A mural festival in the Yukon will draw artists, youth, and the general public together to decorate some buildings in Whitehorse with a colourful palette. The 2-month long Yukon Heritage Mural Art Festival is kicking off on Saturday, and... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Michael Vernon

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month and once again we’re talking about women. Don't men also suffer from unwanted touching, sexual harassment and even rape? Isn’t it problematic that our society doesn't provide safe spaces for male victims... more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Kimberley French

Sheri-D Wilson, who calls herself The Mama of Dada, is an award-winning spoken word poet, educator, speaker and activist, who has performed in literary, film and folk music festivals in Canada, USA, England, France, Mexico, Belgium, and South Africa. more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-05, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Stories are invaluable teachers, says B.C. author Caroline Woodward, they have the ability to “give us whole worlds.” Old stories, too, are relevant artefacts that help us gain perspective on how much, or how little, progress we have made. more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-05,

Our identities are multifaceted and complex, in order to address gender-based inequality and violence we need to find ways to hear each other in order to effectively create social change that benefits everyone in the end. No one should be left... more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: May Stewart

Trekking around the vast wilderness behind my grandparents home, I remember my grandma taking me through the wilderness teaching me about traditional medicines. I loved learning what the medicines could be used for, when to use them, their... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Sarah Murphy

My roots are in the east – specifically, a small coastal town in Newfoundland. My roots as an advocate are there too, buried amongst many memories of feeling like an outsider. I was “different.” A lot of those feelings came from subverting social... more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Élaine Michaud

Il y a près d’un an, j’ai quitté le Québec pour m’établir au Yukon. À la recherche de nouveaux défis, j’ai pris les rênes des EssentiElles, un groupe de défense des droits des femmes francophones du territoire. Bien que je me sois toujours... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

This story is the first of a four part series coordinated by the Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre, the Yukon Status of Women Council, Les EssentiElles, and the Yukon Women's Transition Home Society to celebrate International Women's day and the... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: IMDb

The mayor of Chicago is mad as a hatter, but the trains run on time. Having been mayor for a couple of decades, Tom Kane is the ultimate power player; he has a lot to say about which councillors get elected and he wields that power like a mace to... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Vurt (Jeff Noon, 1993) A mad romp through a Trainspotting-like drug culture, Vurt features virtual-reality 'feathers' that take you to bizarre and forbidden worlds, shadow-creatures that exist in between this world and the virtual who can slip in... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay Photo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States of America. The wealthy and patrician New Yorker, whose New Deal policies helped pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression and laid the foundation for much of its existing... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: Provided by John Glynn-Morris

Mark Rutledge, a father of three, and John Glynn-Morris, a father of two are raising their sons and daughters to be feminists. With one in four women experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, and both men realize the importance... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: by Elke Reinauer

Good news first: Canada will be a guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Bad news: We have to wait four years. 2020 is far away, but Livres Canada is already excited about it and posting the news on its website. This year, Flanders (a part... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-29, ILLUSTRATION: Shauna Jones

Although women of Paris played an integral role in the French Revolution, once the dust settled they were given a stern message by the new men in power: Stay home, tend to the children and leave the important business of governing to us. By 1825,... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Chris Hanlin

Aristotle famously noted that humans are political animals. As I see it, human behaviour can be viewed in its most primal and pure state whilst observing children. Rotary Park, specifically the yellow triple slide, is a toddler cultural melting... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Aurora Jane

From her cabin on her parents' farm near Fort St. John, B.C., Jody Peck can see the broad, meandering Peace River, not far from where her family first settled in 1924. On a recent Friday afternoon, Peck was about to start assembling the... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Saturday in Dawson's Waterfront Park means it's time for a couple of markets to open for business. The Farmers' Market has been running for many years. While it began with growers selling produce, vegetables, garden plants and bushes, it has... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City