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Tess Casher

Tess Casher

Writer Tess Casher is a recent Yukoner, a keen writer and full time student at Lester B. Pearson College in Victoria, B.C.


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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Jessica Read

I've been doing yoga since I was a kid, tagging along to my mum's occasional classes. I started taking the practice seriously three years ago and earned my 200-hour yoga instructor certification last summer. Though I mostly practice on my own... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: Fred Smith

At 10:30 a.m. on August 6, some members of the congregation at Whitehorse United Church had whiskers, a tail and four legs! This is because the first Sunday in August was the Blessing of the Animals service. Blessing of the Animals is a service... more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-08-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Carrie Boles

Carrie Boles’ green thumb sprouted back in her hometown, the grassland ecosystem of Winnipeg , Manitoba. While working on a degree in cultural anthropology at the University of Winnipeg, Boles happened to live in a house packed with gardeners... more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

P1- The Dempster Highway: Past, Present & Future

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Today, the Dempster is Canada’s only all-weather road across the Arctic Circle. But it was no easy feat. It began in 1959, called “Yukon Territorial Road No. 11.” As it was extended, the road continuously earned new names, corresponding to its new de more

Jul 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-07-19, PHOTO: Fiona West

In life there can be many instances one regrets. Such as accidentally sending a text to the wrong person, or throwing out an ill received joke. Or, uttering the thought, “Let’s get a second dog.” Before we knew it, the puppy was arriving... more

Jul 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Stephan Biedermann

Larra Daley is the pioneering force behind the Cultured Fine Cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall. Though the shop has just recently integrated itself into a quintessential part of Whitehorse, Daley’s own Yukon journey began in the summer of 1996... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Elias Vallevand

Teagyn Vallevand is an impressive young woman who pours her heart and soul into many different pockets of the Yukon. Vallevand is a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and her whole family has roots from the Whitehorse area. more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Serge Michaud

Brettanie Deal-Porter is the program coordinator for Special Olympics Yukon, the Yukon's branch of an international organization devoted to making sports accessible to individuals with intellectual disabilities. It’s a job that Deal-Porter has... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Ron Pogue

In today’s world, it can be hard to feel comfortable in our own skin. This is, in part, due to a growing plague of diet and fitness advertisements hinting that our happiness stems from a leaner version of ourselves. These advertisements have... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The more scientists, experts, and the general public collectively study the concept of gender, the more questions arise. And in the realm of high school, these questions become more poignant and utterly colourful. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Tess Casher

As the name suggests, the modern Valentine’s Day originated with a Saint Valentine. However, our Valentine’s Day is parallel to Disney stories, while the initial holiday is more comparable to the Grimm’s Fairy Tale version, intertwined love with... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The student population studying for finals are fascinating creatures. Though exams are among their biggest predators, they pose no direct physical threat to the student organisms. Yet, in the most peculiar manner, the students act in the level of... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Tess Casher

Whitehorse is not only lucky enough to be situated on Canada’s crowning jewel of cross country ski trails, but to have approximately ⅓ of that jewel welcome dogs! My dog happily wags her tail at the signs of going for a walk: puffy coats, warm... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The Yukon boasts of many iconic landscapes/experiences/situations and on one glorious night I experienced a few of them. The beginning was simple enough. Our church was putting on a bonfire retreat at a farm owned by a youth leader’s family... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

December is the Friday of the year. The whole month is filled with giddy anticipation for the budding winter wonderland, parallel to the giddy anticipation one feels for the weekend, while staring at the clock Friday afternoon. However, there’s... more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Tess Casher

You know the drill. There’s a beautiful, warm, cozy and glowing fire in your living room. Sweat pants are on. A nice dinner’s been eaten. It would be so easy; it would be so great, just to lie on your couch and go to sleep. But, there’s one... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: by Tess Casher

It’s a long time before a fashion designer will stage a runway down a catwalk of the snow-laden Millennium Trail, yet the Yukon does uphold a clothing culture. Our style parallels our environment. This leads Yukoners to a distinctive style... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

Everyone has a list of family and close friends that they feel the need to make an effort to visit every decade or so. If you’re like me and your entire extended family lives outside the Yukon, they may be making an extra effort to come and see... more

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tess Casher

September has the ability to feel more like the start of a new year than January. People migrating home after their summer adventures and the return of the cool weather, brings a sense of something new and of settling back into normal. September... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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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