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Yukon Literacy Coalition

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Parents and teachers, do you have a budding Jack London in your midst? Kids in Grades 1-7 are invited to enter the Yukon Quest Short Story Competition. The contest is divided into two categories with children in Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-7 will be... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

On the first of August, Gurdeep Pandher celebrated 10 years in Canada. “It’s been such a wonderful journey,” he says. His voice is light and full of joy and laughter. In the past decade, Pandher has lived in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Jean-Christoph Demers

Another new initiative has sprung up on the Carcross Commons. Near the totem pole stands an off-white canvas wall tent. Inside, it's set up as a photography studio. There are lights and high quality cameras with multiple flashes. There is a... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Carcross

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Rick Massie

It’s that time of year again, when it’s totally normal to see girls walking around in period costume, when men compete in beauty pageants, when that guy with the really long beard who comes into the restaurant you work at starts talking about the... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

If it weren't for the colour of the beverages being swirled in the tasting glasses, you would think you had stumbled upon a wine-tasting event. But, no, this would be the second annual Yukon Beer Festival at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Beverages

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Tamara Neely

There is a place to take little children, for free, six days a week, to play and have fun. There are books, toys, a piano, a big couch, crafts to do, sometimes even snacks. This fun place is called the Family Literacy Centre, which is a pretty... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Families

Something new was added to the Takhini Hot Springs Road neighbourhood, where I live, last fall. We now have a Little Free Library at Bean North Café. Little Free Libraries allow you to take a book and return a different book, or the same one... more

Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

I was told the action was in the kitchen shelter. As I walked towards the building, I immediately raised my camera to take a picture of a youngster playing caribou by holding a pair of icicles to her head like antlers. No sooner was the picture taken more

Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Education

As he wraps up teaching a kids' drama class, the Family Literacy Centre's Brendan Wiklund switches gears to talk about Tales to be Told, a storytelling circle for elders and adults over 55, which will launch Tuesday, March 29. more

Mar 24, 2011 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-15, Photo: Pixabay

Don’t expect your little one to always sit still to read a book. Toddler’s move around. It is what they do. So don’t worry if they wiggle, tumble and roll. They may be on the move but they are listening. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-11-02, Illustration: clipartpanda

Literacy begins as a newborn - long before a child enters school. Literacy starts in the home with families. Your child is never too young or to old to talk, sing and read with. These are things you can try tonight. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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