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Cancer

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Giuseppi Donatiello

What the constellation Cancer lacks in bright stars, it makes up for with its special deep sky resident, the Beehive open star cluster, or M44 in the Messier catalogue. At less than 600 light years (ly), the Beehive is one of our nearest open... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: FreeImages.com

Every little bit helps. That’s the philosophy behind Yukon Denim Day and the support that Yukoners Cancer Care Fund provides to individuals affected by cancer. Yukoners can purchase a Denim Day button at participating businesses and know that the... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The big “C”. Cancer. It’s a diagnosis that rocks you to your core. Earlier this year, a close friend of mine was handed that news and it definitely shatters any delusions of health and normalcy. And that’s because we tend to focus on the most... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Ride for Dad Yukon

The 2018 edition of Ride for Dad Comedy Night returns to the Yukon Convention Centre on January 19 and 20. Celebrating it’s fifth year, the comedy gala has grown into its own as one of Ride for Dad Yukon’s premier fundraising events... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sandrine Lemonnier

Looking at recorded history, humans have been using dances and music as well as storytelling and visual arts as healing rituals. Art and health are a well known pair; a healthy mind in a healthy body. Much research has been done about the benefits... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Mariela Burkett

Burpees are not something that I used to include in my regular workouts at all. I probably would have never come to know this awesome exercise along with its many variations, had it not been for my friend and burpee queen Mariela Burkett... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

It’s impossible to ignore 200 motorcycles ripping down the road. That’s kind of the point, says Sean Secord, board member of the Yukon chapter of Ride for Dad. Ride for Dad is a national event that raises funds and awareness around prostate cancer... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Alastair Maitland

Laugh it up, because Jan 26th and 27th Ride for Dad presents its fourth annual comedy show at Coast High Country Inn. Featuring local acts Steve McGovern and Jenny Hamilton and imports Scott Belford and Kelly Taylor, the evening will feature... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by David P. Leonard

Ever since she was a little girl, Teva Harrison drew. She studied art after high school. But, as it often goes, “needing to make a living, I digressed.” After the explanation, Harrison laughs. A joyful, full, belly laugh. To make a living, she... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Roger Jackson

Nine ladies in a voyageur canoe whose ages range from 23 to 62; 715 kilometres; paddling for Yukon Cancer Care Fund. Stix Together is a team of Whitehorse women participating in the 18th Annual Yukon River Quest. The race begins with a mass start... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Julie Thorpe

Men are notoriously skittish about admitting they have plumbing problems. But not Tom Amson. The retired addictions counsellor says the loss of sexual function after surgery to remove his cancerous prostate took some psychological adjustment... Read more

Health and Wellness

After Hours Snacking

Selene Vakharia

Whatever we do to lead up to it, nighttime snacking is commonplace in many of our lives. While it may be delicious, a recent research report suggests what Oprah has been trying to tell us all along – it might just be a terrible idea. Read more

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Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: kozzi.com

According to the Canadian Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics, Canadian Statistics 2015, one out of every four Canadians will die of some form of cancer in their lifetime. Research in 2009 showed that about 2.4 per cent of the... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: George Maratos

George Maratos was just three years old when Terry Fox was becoming a household name across Canada and elsewhere. Still, he claims to have a "kind of" memory of the young B.C. runner's heroic 1980 odyssey known as the Marathon of Hope. Read more

Making A Difference!

“It’s like the Yukon scenery — I never get tired of reading about Terry Fox.” George Maratos has never had cancer, and nobody in his immediate family has suffered from the disease. Terry Fox is still his hero. He can’t stop talking about the man. Read more

Making A Difference!

Dying of embarrassment is sheer hyperbole. Except when it isn't. When something is too embarrassing, or too damaging to our pride, we often don't talk about it. Sometimes these things are harmless. Sometimes they can kill. Read more

Making A Difference!

Last month, he completed his treatment, aside from a few drugs that he will keep taking until the end of the year. We are confident that the treatment was successful. We are celebrating by becoming involved with the Motorcycle Ride For Dad, Canada's Read more

Health and Wellness

George Maratos, Whitehorse organizer of the Terry Fox Run, says most of the crew from last year is returning because it was so much fun. "We all get along; we all understand the reason for the event," says Maratos. "[Cancer] touches everybody...." Read more

Making A Difference!

Bruce Horak no longer needs the catharsis that his play, This is Cancer?, has been for him. But other people do and, so, he will continue accepting invitations to travel with the play he wrote and stars in. Read more

Theatre - Dance

"Just words?" It is a rhetorical question Senator Barack Obama asked of Senator Hillary Clinton when she criticized his "flowery" speeches. The point was made that such words as "I have a dream" and "all men are created equal" have tangible power t Read more

Health and Wellness