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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: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Mary Armstrong

I was five-years-old when I broke my first tooth. I was skidooing with my dad on our faithful, yellow Tundra. I was sitting up front, my small body tucked (somewhat safely) between the handles and my much larger dad. When we careened over an... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Our environment says much to those who will listen, and author Stephen Hume is all ears. Distilled from curiosity and personal ruminations, Hume ponders the wonders and uncertainties of life in British Columbia in his book A Walk With the Rainy... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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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: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Breasts, boobs, tits, tatas. Mind the title, because, yes, this really is a story about tits, but it’s also, oh! so much more than that. Because, what are breasts to women? I won’t overstep boundaries and assume to know everyone’s relationship... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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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: Terrence Cory Shorty

This is the story of a carpenter. If you did not see the accompanying photo, you can be excused for imagining it is about a man because, with a few exceptions, this trade is dominated by men. Katelyn Dawson is one of those exceptions, and she is al more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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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: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Fiona McTaggart

Barb McInerney came up to the Yukon in the 1970s to work in a camp kitchen. Though she worked in mining before starting at Kaushee’s Place in 2000, she says that no matter what job she had, she was always trying to advance the most vulnerable of... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

There was a time in my life when my father called me a professional volunteer. Working for a handsome wage was much less of a priority in my youth. It started with summer camps, and continued to take me all over the world to share pieces of... more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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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!

There was a time when Barbara McInerney says she wouldn’t sit in the same room with Whitehorse RCMP officers. She’s the executive director of Kaushee’s Place and Betty’s Haven — two women’s shelters in Whitehorse — and she says communication... more

May 28, 2015 12:00 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Esther Deuling

My first idea was to write about women building for Habitat for Humanity. That fell through; no one got back to me. Then, I tried to get in touch with the Victoria Faulkner’s Women Centre to talk to about May being sexualized assault awareness... more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Maxwell Sims

The closest I’ve come to being in a band was brought about through my love of the Spice Girls. When I was eleven, my friends and I entered a big impersonation contest at the mall, practicing our dance moves and lip-syncing for weeks beforehand. more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-05-07 ART: Jennifer Walden

During the hour I spend interviewing Maureen Morris and Sandra Grace Storey I barely ask a question. The paths of the two artists have crossed more than once during their careers, but today is the first time they meet. more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Mike Evans

When Kari Johnston worked as a camp cook, she learned to observe people silently as they tucked into their grub. “It’s easy to watch what people are eating when everything’s free, and you can just make a whole bunch of food ... more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Haines Junction

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