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Issue: 2017-06-14, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Yukon Transportation Museum

The history of how we move is full of wild and wondrous stories about survival, romance, perseverance and everyday life. It’s also a great lens through which we can explore science and technology. Two new summer programs at the Yukon... more

Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

Until a couple of years ago, there was a wonderfully entertaining fantasy writer by the name of Terry Pratchett. Perhaps there still is, somewhere on an alternate plane of reality, since Sir Terry Pratchett succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease in the... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Nikki Kroetsch

It might be called a “bowl,” but in this competition, you won’t see any kickoffs, quarterbacks, punted balls or wide receivers. You will, however, see contestants huddled in tactical contemplation, quietly discussing obligations, responsibilities... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-03-08, Screenshot: Jennifer Trapnell

I’ve joined her in a Riverdale neighbourhood in search of a rare Mountain chickadee. The first species we see, however, is a noisy woodpecker, a “Hairy.” Whitehorse resident Tracy Allard brings out her smartphone and taps an app called eBird to... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The original purpose of the Clinton Creek Oral History Project was to gather information about how the area around the former asbestos mine and company town had been used by locals prior to the establishment of the mine in the mid-1960s. more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Kim Melton

Yukon College is expanding their offerings in one the hottest (pardon the pun) arenas today: climate change. Often described as one of the greatest challenges of our time, human-induced climate change is already having major impacts on northern... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

When I first heard Bob Hayes had written a novel set 14,000 years ago that fictionally chronicles the arrival of the first humans to inhabit what is now known as the Yukon Territory, I knew immediately it would be physically accurate like a Louis... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

As the season of overindulgence is upon us, binging and overeating becomes an almost daily occurrence. From cookies and treats at the office to endless dinners and potlucks, for the next month we will all likely be filling our bellies beyond their... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: my Mark Kelly

Don Hampton advises that for the rest of the winter, find a high spot at night, away from human-made lights, and look north. “My guess is that for the rest of the year, it’ll be pretty nice,” he says of this winter’s aurora borealis. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: IMDB.com

Straddling comedy, horror and drama genres, Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2015 film Men & Chicken is on the brink of insanity. It is certain to be any dark comedy director’s dark comedy; Jensen has crafted a unique blend of laconic humour, deadpan wit... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Movies and TV

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Issue: 2016-09-29

You’ve heard the word on talk shows or around the water cooler at work, seen it on the cover of Time magazine and books on every shelf, but what is mindfulness? What does it mean? And why is everyone talking about it? The world is a mess right... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

When I was a teenager, I took karate twice a week. One year, my instructor got really into throws. Given that he never really taught proper falling technique, combined with the class having a lot of young people in it, it is not surprising that I... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Josh O’Brien

Stargazing has long been part of the human psyche. For thousands of years, we – and our ancestors before us – have turned our eyes upward and wondered. With myths and legends, we have explained the sky’s magic with demons, heroes, gods and... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

You know those moments when you realize something awful? Your whole body goes cold as the dread sets in. Your eyes go wide and the panic rises from the pit of your stomach. Maybe it’s when you remember a moment from last night. Maybe it’s when... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: by Glenda Koh

A small assembly of structures along Mountainview Drive has been quietly housing 45,000 young salmon each year for the past 25 or so years. The McIntyre Creek Salmon Incubation Facility is located midway between Range Road and Porter Creek. Now... more

Jul 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Yukon Archives, Richard Harrington fonds, 79/27 #168

The Hidden Histories Society Yukon collects stories and research on people of Asian and Black heritage who have contributed to the Yukon. It’s been doing this for 15 years. Yoshikazu (Joe) Tsukamoto was an early pioneer in the development of... more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon History

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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: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Selene Vakharia

With the season of marathons and relays upon us, your training plans may be kicking into high gear. And heading into competition – whether personal or with others – you may also be looking for an edge. Enter science. The science behind athletic... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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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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