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Yukon Women

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: www.archbould.com, courtesy of Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM)

Yukon Women in Mining wants to raise the profile of mining as a vibrant career option, especially for Yukon women and youth. To do that in May they launched the Experiential Extravaganza in three Yukon communities. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Careers

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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: 2017-05-10, 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: 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: 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: 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: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Courtesy of Tara Larkin

Tara Larkin of Pursuit Coaching will be hosting a five week seminar for women entitled Put Busy to Rest:Coaching for Women Taking on the World. The seminar runs every two weeks starting on March 1st from 11-1 pm and is focused on helping ambitious... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Lifestyle 1 Comments

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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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Yukon Roller Girls Photos By: Jean-Christoph Demers

The Yukon is home to many hidden gems. If you know where to look you can usually find what you are looking for. That includes a high-paced women’s contact sport on wheels: women's roller derby. Whitehorse is home to the rowdy Yukon Roller Girls. more

May 7, 2016 1:22 AM Yukon Active

This portrait of Annie Henry, left, Ione Christensen and Myrna Butterworth

PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Twenty years ago the late Madeleine Gould’s lengthy quest (1987-1996) to join the Yukon Order of Pioneers ended with a Supreme Court of Canada decision. Over the years a number of women in Dawson had supported this quest, notably with the humorous more

May 5, 2016 12:00 AM , , Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Have you got a beading project you’ve been trying to finish? Do you want to learn more about First Nations traditional sewing? Florence Moses hosts a sewing circle Wednesday evenings from 5-9 p.m. in the office of the Nacho Nyak Dun Development... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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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: 2015-11-19 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: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Courtesy of Audrey McLaughlin

Audrey McLaughlin moved to the Yukon in the 1970’s with “no man, no job” because she thought it would be an interesting place to live. As she became the first woman to lead a major Canadian political party in 1989 and the first female federal... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Allan Benjamin

SHE WAS AS TOUGH AS ROCKS MY GREAT GRANDMA MARGARET BLACKFOX. SHE WAS THE TOUGHEST GWICHIN ‘CAUSE ANY RACE SHE CAN WIN. DIDOO DOESN’T LIKE TO SIT THAT’S HOW COME SHE’S FIT. more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Rick Massie

In one of the many Rhianna songs to get major radio play, the pop star sings: “[you’re] just gonna stand there and watch me burn, but that’s all right because I like the way it hurts, [you’re] just gonna stand there and hear me cry, but that’s all ri more

May 29, 2014 2:39 PM Yukon People

Every Wednesday at lunchtime the basement of the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre fills with moms, a few dads, and their babies. more

May 8, 2014 10:42 PM Yukon Families

Five inspiring Yukon women

Sketches by Amber Church

The Yukon is blessed with a huge number of talented and passionate women. It would take much more space than I have here to pay tribute to even just a handful of these inspiring ladies but I’m going to give it a shot. more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People