Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

The eye of Hurricane Matthew hit the Tiburon Peninsula, the southwest tip of Haiti, on October 4th. With winds that blew 230 kilometres an hour and up to 500 millimetres of rain in two days, it was the strongest storm to hit the country in 50 years, according to the NASA website. The storm stripped …

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Back to School in Haiti

As September chills the air, whether with excitement or dismay, kids in Whitehorse turn their attention towards the new school year. Half way across the world, and minus the frost, Haitian youth are thinking about heading to school, as well. With the help of Yukoner Morgan Wienberg, who is based in Haiti, I was able …

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A Single Child’s Story

“So have you seen any progress?” This is the question I’m most often asked when people learn I live in Haiti. Vague as it is, I feel this question can be answered in the story of a child named is Crizilov. His dark eyes were filled with anger and pain as he stood on the …

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Students still care about Haiti

It’s been four months since an earthquake ravaged the already-desperat e country, Haiti. The world responded swiftly and compassionately. But Yukon high school students know that assistance is still needed. Together, from the three high schools, they are called Yukon Friends of Haiti (YFH) and they want to raise money to help. “We need to …

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Making a Difference One Child at a Time

Growing up in the Yukon, Morgan Wienberg dreamed of being a veterinarian. During her teens, she spent six weeks in Western Australia caring for injured kangaroos and owls. Everything changed when she heard about the impacts of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. About to graduate from F.H. Collins Secondary School and head to university, …

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