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Seniors

Youth is a gift; age is an art

There are so many negative phrases out there about aging, aren’t there? I often hear the sayings “Old age ain’t for sissies” (Bette Davis) and “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” (Joni Mitchell), or “Life’s a...

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Two Exciting Yukon Lives

“I was ready to live here permanently the day I got here – the land just drew (me) in,” says Velma Hull. The day she is speaking of was 57 years ago, when she and her husband –  well-known local handyman and one-time bike...

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My Favourite Word is Grandma

On December 1, 2007 at 1:32 p.m. my life changed forever.  I was introduced to Darwin Orion Murray.At about 10 p.m. the evening before I received a telephone call from my son-in-law, Avery.  Kirsten and Avery were on their way...

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Techno Challenged

If it’s true there are seven wonders in the natural world, then surely this is the eighth. The world’s most incompetent techno-challenged is boldly composing this on a brand new, state-of-the-art iPod. It’s his...

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Green Burial in the Yukon

What happens when a person dies?We don’t truly know the answer, but death does hold one certainty: a once animated body stills.We do know what happens to the bodies of the dead. The standard North American options are casket...

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A Family Affair

Peggy Duncan wasn’t the oldest member of Team Yukon in the recent Canada 55+ Games in Sherwood Park, Alberta. That distinction went to 90-year-old Irene Mahoney.But Duncan was the only with a son and daughter-in-law also...

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