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Aging

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

A few days from now, I will undergo a frightening transition from this life to another. Please don’t misunderstand. As far as I know, I’m not about to kick the bucket, cash in my chips, turn toes-up, shuffle off the coil, turn in my Bingo dabbers... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Ann Asquith

At the age of 50, with a strong recommendation from a friend, I took my first Pilates class. I was an immediate convert, and became a fully certified Stott Pilates Teacher within the year. Fourteen years later, I run a Pilates studio in Granger... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

Bob Williams knows the residents and staff at Copper Ridge Place quite well. That’s because the longtime Yukoner, musician and volunteer has been playing music at the continuing care facility since it was built eight years ago. On Wednesdays at... more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Jonas Bergsten

It was a strange encounter that still has my brain abuzz. I was walking home from the grocery store in my current city of residence southeast of Whitehorse. My route took me past the site where small men and large machines have been toiling for... more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Steele

At the age of 82, Peter Steele says he has very little memory of his own parents. That’s partly why he decided a few years ago to write his autobiography. “I didn’t want my own kids to able to say the same,” he explains. “I thought I had enough... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-22, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

WE ALL REMEMBERED BLOOMERS NOW THEY CALL US BABY BOOMERS. WE ALL USED TO BE NEW NOW WE’RE LIKE AN OLD SHOE. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay Photo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States of America. The wealthy and patrician New Yorker, whose New Deal policies helped pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression and laid the foundation for much of its existing... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Roy Ferguson

Faye Ferguson understands the value of documenting one's life stories, for both the writer and the eventual reader. Ferguson is a personal historian based in Victoria, B.C. who helps people fashion their life stories into print or digital forms... more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Emily Sheff

The kicksled, or potkukelkka in Finnish, is part scooter, part sled. It has two long runners for self-propulsion on snow. With a wooden seat at the front, it can accommodate a backpack or two. It is widespread in Scandinavian countries, especially... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Graphicstock

With increased age comes increased wisdom. That's the theory, anyway. Naturally, those who are still young find this notion ridiculous. How could anyone be wiser than a 16-year-old? During my multiple revolutions around the Sun, I have acquired a... more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-12-14, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

I STILL HAVE MY WINGS. I STILL HAVE MY TAIL. I STILL HAVE MY CLAWS. I STILL HAVE MY FINS. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2016-02-04, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Sarah Ott

That time of year has come again and Halloween is upon us. Goblins, ghouls and vampires are sure to be scouring the streets on the 31st of October in search of the houses’ treasure: candy. But among the 4 foot gremlins, the outlines of lanky... more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Lee Gunderson

The second best thing about a 68-year-old writer listening to an 81-year-old singer at the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival was feeling young again. The first was admiration, knowing the “Ol’ Cowboy” still has what it takes to captivate a... more

Yukon Music

When it's your turn to step up and spin the wheel of old man diseases, "gout" ain't that bad a spot for it to land on. See, I woke up some time ago, to my foot suddenly deciding it didn't want to be walked on. Either I was kicking footballs all nigh more

Humour

I just read about a report by Dr. Ephrem Cheng that clearly proves that the longer we work, the sooner we die. Boeing Aerospace was wondering why its pension fund was "over funded". So, Dr. Cheng looked into it and discovered that "late retirees" more

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