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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Amy Kenny

On a Thursday afternoon at Takhini Elementary School, a class played dodgeball in the gym, seemingly unaware that, on the other side of the heavy blue curtain pulled across the school’s stage, was Paris... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

Halloween is most certainly a North American pastime, but this tradition has slowly morphed into a worldwide event for both kids and adults. I love Halloween ... Ever since I was a little kid, I envied the kids I saw, on TV and in movies, who got... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of Cathy Deer Grasholm

Horses ... Many a little girl reveries in the companionship of this uniquely large pet that often towers over its owner, weighing in at over 1,000 pounds (draft horses upwards of 2,000 pounds!). Not many of us make reality of our childhood... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Hospital Foundation

The inaugural Teddy Bear Clinic in November 2017 was a hit with families and medical professionals alike as about 200 families came through the door to get checkups for their important stuffie friends. Those attendance numbers, and the... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Darlene Sillery

Haines Junction is gearing up for the second-annual Augusto Children`s Festival. With 28 workshops for kids aged five to 12, on puppet-making, magic, Southern Tutchone dance, circus skills, ukulele playing … and many more. It’s the Yukon’s only... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Mitsue Ozeki

Have you ever wondered what a three-year-old boy would want for his birthday? Recently, I found myself paralyzed in the toy section of a local store. I don’t have any grandchildren, but I do serve as a “pseudo-grandmother” to many of my younger... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

I am not a father. I am in awe of my brothers, friends and peers who are. I am not a father, in part because my fear of failing the children in my care is greater than the sense that I will do okay. My awe for fathers is because I see that this... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The first rule is that it has to be fun or it will fail. Yukon has a long-running pothole lake fish stocking program. There are 18 of these lakes and six or seven of them are in or near Whitehorse. Others are within a 2-hour drive. These lakes are... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

When I arrived in the Yukon in 1977, I found the fishing was unbelievable even close to home and that suited me because I really liked to fish. Now 41 years later I still enjoy angling, but I am not quite so driven to catch a lot of fish... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-04-04, Photo: Marten Berkmann

When you type, “wholesome family shows” into Google the results tend to be dated shows, such as Full House, Sesame Street, or 7th Heaven. This may lead you to wonder is family-first entertainment a thing of the past? Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is always really good until it is really bad – like the kind of bad that has you running through the third largest airport pushing a stroller whilst juggling a diaper bag, three backpacks, the precious blankie, all to a sound track of whining... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kim Friedenberg

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Augusto! Children’s Festival

“We are proud and excited to be founding the Yukon's only dedicated art and music festival for children,” says Darlene Sillery, one of the five main organizers of the Augusto! Children’s Festival in Haines Junction this weekend. Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Elke Reinauer

It's 15 minutes before our performance starts and one of my actors has a meltdown. “No, I am not gonna play,” he says avoiding eye contact. Philo is 12 years old and usually confident. I would never have expected that from him. It’s Valentine’s... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Sierra Allen

With summer approaching quickly, parents are faced with a familiar question: Where do I want my kids to spend their days while I am at work? This can sometimes be a stressful decision for parents, with so many diverse options for camps and... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: Pixabay

Allow me to take you back in time to when the words of today had a great difference in meaning… Close your eyes… and go back in time… before the internet, Mac, Dreamcast, Playstation or Nintendo 64… away back, I’m talking hide and seek at dusk… Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-02-15, Photo: Pixabay

Don’t expect your little one to always sit still to read a book. Toddler’s move around. It is what they do. So don’t worry if they wiggle, tumble and roll. They may be on the move but they are listening. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-11-02, Illustration: clipartpanda

Literacy begins as a newborn - long before a child enters school. Literacy starts in the home with families. Your child is never too young or to old to talk, sing and read with. These are things you can try tonight. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: Valerie Thomas

Ellen had four babies at Whitehorse General Hospital. Her births were always fast and she liked the support that she got at the hospital. In her fifth pregnancy her baby was diagnosed with spina bifida at the 20 week ultrasound. Spina bifida is a... Read more

Yukon Families