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Issue: 2019-02-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

The information regarding the Cycle of Violence in my past articles, including its three categories (affective, organizational/professional, and social) and the four forms of violence (psychological, physical, sexual and financial) would not be... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-12-19: PHOTO: Pixabay

I was 11 years old when we moved from Dawson Creek, B.C. to Haines Junction, a community of perhaps 500 residents. It really wasn’t much of a shock leaving what I considered a “big place” for a small community at the base of the St. Elias... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Yukon Wildlife Preserve/Lindsay Caskenette

If you’re anything like me, you look forward to the holidays all year long. But then comes the inevitable, nagging sense of guilt it brings when you take a moment to think about the cost. There is the expense of your time as you run around looking... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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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: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the hyper-sensitive world of childhood, an ill-chosen word can sometimes have a devastating impact, even if no harm is intended. I’m not talking about the kind of taunting, bullying talk that was unfortunately common on the playgrounds of my... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2016-12-21, PHOTO: Tess Casher

December is the Friday of the year. The whole month is filled with giddy anticipation for the budding winter wonderland, parallel to the giddy anticipation one feels for the weekend, while staring at the clock Friday afternoon. However, there’s... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Meagan Deuling

One of the philosophical pillars of the Learning Tree Daycare is to teach the kids there about helping other people. “Teaching kindness and all of that stuff, it all feeds into what we want the kids to be learning,” says Christine Greff, who... Read more

Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Paul Rath

When the hooligan are running, the rivers and harbour In Haines, Alaska host a fiesta of wildlife that congregate to feed on this little fish that First Nations prize for its high fat content. Sea gulls, eagles, sea lions and even whales feast on... Read more

Alaska

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

Mark your calendar: Feb. 11, between 6 and 9 p.m. is the All Ages Valentine Craft Night. This free public event is sponsored by YuKonstruct, located at 135 Industrial Road. Nominally priced kits for the special Valentine craft are available; step... Read more

Hobbies

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukonstruct

As we enter the holiday season where advertising, social media, and storefronts are shouting at us about all the things there are to buy, one might wonder whether all this shopping will lead to anyone’s happiness. Researchers out of Cornell... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2015-06-18 Photo: kozzi.com

With Father’s Day here, I’d love to get the special dads in my life some shiny trinkets as a token of my admiration. Not fishing lures, not a Leatherman, certainly not an iPhone, but something more sentimental — like jewellery. Read more

Yukon Education

Some gifts take time sinking in; others stare you in the face. We, our family of four in a VW Beetle, arrived late in Watson Lake on October 1, 1957, and awoke in a strange house, beside the lake. Outside, in brilliant sun, and "a silence you most... Read more

Yukon Culture

You have a problem. Through no fault of your own you have acquired a "Guy." This is to say a human male and not a "guy" in the old sense of the word (which, for those of you who don't know, would be an effigy of noted explosives enthusiast Guy Fawke Read more

Yukon Families

I love Christmas ... the lights that light up Main Street, the smells of Christmas baking, the excitement of wrapping up secrets and putting them under the tree. I love just about everything about Christmas ... except the commercialization of it. Read more

Yukon Archives

A few years ago I received a delightful gift consisting of an assortment of home-grown, home-dried tomato and pepper seeds. What a delightful gift, I thought, and with Christmas only around four months away, now is the time to try saving seeds... Read more

Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2010-11-04

Let me begin by saying happy holidays to each and every one of you. I know that gets said a lot this time of year but I whole heartedly mean it. Not in the way that "jelly of the month club" voucher from the boss you've never seen does, but truly f Read more

Humour