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Beyond the Limits

Mallory Pigage is a 26-year-old woman with an apartment in downtown Whitehorse, a large network of friends and her own business. A true Yukon success story, Mallory is determined to focus on her capabilities rather than her limitations, and has made a name for herself within the community despite challenges. After graduating from high school, …

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Learning, Living and Loving

Jess and Brady are happily married. Their love story began like many others – they got to know each other while working shifts together at the local movie theatre and feelings blossomed as they started spending more and more time together. It wasn’t long – four months to be exact – before Brady asked Jess’ …

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The ABCs of Planning for Student Success

The school year is well and truly underway by now. There is a lot of enthusiastic, energetic and creative learning happening all over the territory. School learning can present large or small hurdles for some, though. When students are struggling in school, there are two types of plans that schools may create to help them …

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Through the Eyes of our Youth

“I call this one ‘The Matchmaker’…  because she’s the one who matched my mom and dad to me.” Ryan Lawrence, 14, beams at his work on the table. He’s staring at one of about eight photos he is entering into this year’s art show at the ATCO Youth Art Gallery in the Yukon Arts Centre. …

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Especially Good Fun

There is something special about watching Special Olympics athletes compete. If you know people with an intellectual disability involved with the Special Olympics, then you know what it’s like to watch a person give everything they’ve got. It’s just like watching any athletes perform the sports they love – except there is an underlying air …

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It’s About You’re Grammar: Messages from a Dessert Island

Grammar jokes are all over the internet: How do you console a grammarphile? Pat them gently on the back, saying “there, their, they’re” Let’s eat, Grandma! Let’s eat Grandma! Commas save lives. The Oxford comma debate: We invited the strippers, JFK, and Stalin. vs. We invited the strippers, JFK and Stalin. It’s not just the …

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Ready to work; ready to shine

The Yukon Association for Community Living is trying something they’ve never done before: they’re entering the film business. The organization has a mission is to advocate for, and support individuals with, developmental disabilities and their families and guardians have made a film as a promotional tool to attract employers to hire their clients. Kathleen Hare, …

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