Making a difference

In the footsteps of her great-grandfather

In 1898, Ione Christensen’s great-grandfather and his four sons hiked the Chilkoot Trail on their way to find fortune in the Klondike gold fields. Over her lifetime, Christensen, who recently turned 86, has spent a lot of time on the historic trail herself.

Mr. and Mrs. Yukon

Representing Kluane

Each year, the Yukon Order of Pioneers (YOOP) selects Mr. and Mrs. Yukon in recognition of two longtime Yukoners who have made lasting contributions to their communities. This year they have named Valerie Drummond (born Wakefield) and Dan Drummond of Haines Junction as the worthy representatives.

Opportunity is what they do

Every holiday season the Challenge Disability Resource Group brings their clients together with business community supporters, funders and government officials, for the Challenge Annual Christmas Luncheon. This fully inclusive and barrier-free event is just one element of the myriad of work that Challenge does to support Yukoners with a disability. “We are a non-profit organization …

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100 people who give a damn

Katrina Diles (Yukon Girls Rock Camp), Andy Cunningham (Co-founder, 100 People Who Give a Damn Dawson), Lana Welchman (Co-founder, 100 People Who Give a Damn Dawson & Founder, Yukon Girls Rock Camp), Kim Martens (Humane Society Dawson) and Tanja Westland (Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program) are part of the new support network in Dawson Andy Cunningham …

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