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A Shining Star

Songs are almost like children, having a little life of their own. Thorin Loeks on his second album, Shine Through The Dark.

Back to school? Not for Me

As the summer comes to an end, I reflect on my first day as a homeschooler. It marked the day of a wonderful beginning of a new chapter.

Journeys That Open the Heart

Whitehorse musician and adventurer Thorin Loeks is off on another journey. On June 4th, Loeks started to hitchhike from his home just outside of Whitehorse up to Dawson City where began a cycling trip. His initial plan was to bicycle south to Montana. There, he was going to switch his bike for a paddle, and …

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Yukon Firefighters host fundraiser barbecue on May 21 at Shipyards Park

Three months of intensive training is what Yukon firefighter have done to prepare themselves for the Scott FireFit Competition, the toughest two minutes in sport. The Pacific Regional Competition, which takes place May 28-29th in Vernon, British Columbia, is a six component event that, in a sense, replicates a fire scene. So how does that …

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The Yukon Transportation Museum invites you to submit photos of you and your dog for their new exhibit

The Yukon and the dog: they are two things that belong together like peanut butter and jelly. The dog is the Yukon’s best friend and an icon up here in the north. It wouldn’t be the same without the dog and maybe that is the reason why the Yukon Transportation Museum has had an exhibit …

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Tres Bien!

This year marks the 35th anniversary of French immersion programs in the Yukon and the École Whitehorse Elementary School decided to do something big to celebrate. That big project turned into a musical production of The Little Prince, with 450 students in all of the grades involved. The school started having auditions in October and …

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Yes we wood!

The first biomass heating project to use waste wood in the North has been up and running for a month. The project was initiated by Chris Schmidt from ACS Mechanical. In the spring of 2015 he was asked to replace the boilers at Raven Recycling, and in November he presented the project to Cold Climate …

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Stepping out for the Games

Five Special Olympics Yukon athletes went to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games. Special Olympics Yukon sent two skating athletes and three cross country skiers. The team qualified by competing at the 2015 Special Olympics British Columbia Winter Games that were held in Kamloops, B.C. this past winter. On February 24th, …

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