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Aging

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Stu Clark

A few weeks ago, a friend sent me an opinion piece from a recent edition of The Globe and Mail. It was about falls. Not the waterfall kind. The kind that involves finding oneself suddenly on the ground or on the floor. It was written by Sandra... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Lillian Nakamura Maguire

Seventy years of accumulation of stuff—that’s what I have in addition to my husband’s “resource,” as he so fondly calls his stuff. Somehow the amount of stuff we collected over 47 years of living together seems to fill our living and outdoor space... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Barry Waitt

When I was first asked if I wanted to join the talented group of writers at What’s Up Yukon and contribute a column that would provide a perspective as a male “senior,” I thought, “I don’t know. I don’t feel like a senior. I don’t even like to... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

I turned 70 this past summer. I’ve been pondering, How did I get there so soon? So what’s your stereotype of a 70-year-old “lady”? Grey hair? Yep, that’s me, and I earned every one! Wrinkles and brown splotches? Yes, plenty! A cane? Actually... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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courtesy of Deborah McNevin

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 b--ch and then you die” (auth Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-06-13, PHOTO: Susan Clark

What 69-year-old chooses an activity that routinely results in numb hands, painful wrists and soreness in an area that makes it difficult to perform certain necessary bodily functions? Well, it turns out that there are quite a number of these... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Pixabay

Recently, while researching the census statistics accompanying an editorial in the spring issue of Sourdough Chronicle (YCOAYukon.com), I was astonished to learn that the Yukon Territory currently is without a card-carrying centenarian, male or... Read more

Yukon People

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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. Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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. Read more

Old Crow

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

Old Crow