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Politics & Activism

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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

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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

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Fubarfoto

Just when you think Yukon Pride is all about the party, the world reminds you that it’s not. Though the cheery posters and advertisements for 24+ Hours of Funky Gaylight promise a party not to be missed, they were created months before the... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Identifying as a transgender person in any community presents risks and challenges, which is partly why the transgender man interviewed for this article chose to remain anonymous. He lives and works as a man, and is only open about being... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Submitted by Jona Barr

Saturn is somewhere in its grand orbit when you’re born. When it comes round again, 29.5 years later, astrologers say it can mean big changes in your life. For Whitehorse musician Jona Barr, it was during his own period of Saturn returning that he... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Film Society

In 1996 American record producer Ry Cooder and Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González gathered a group of Cuban musicians to record what would be become one of the most successful world music albums of all time: The Buena Vista Social Club... more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Not too long ago if you wanted to find Berton House, the home of the Berton House Writers’ Retreat, you would have been directed to 8th Avenue and told to look at the building across the street from Parks Canada’s Robert Service Cabin site. more

Jan 14, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Kirsten Scott

Last Friday I returned from a run to find The Frenchman shovelling snow. The end result is like an iced cake: smooth, precise and clean. It’s peculiar how one can go from being wrapped in one’s tiny world to having a sudden connection with things... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of Sofia Fortin

In a community as small as the Yukon, when people begin to stand together, change is a very real possibility. The 2015 annual 12 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign launches on Nov. 25. During these 12 days Whitehorse residents will come... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Film Society

The systems of the Earth are inextricably interwoven – be they environmental, social, or economic. Naomi Klein, bestselling author of This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, and No Logo, believes that the capitalist model of economics is at... more

Nov 19, 2015 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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