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Issue: 2016-10-26, PHOTO: by Freddy Osson

The eye of Hurricane Matthew hit the Tiburon Peninsula, the southwest tip of Haiti, on October 4th. With winds that blew 230 kilometres an hour and up to 500 millimetres of rain in two days, it was the strongest storm to hit the country in 50... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy of Christina Mavinic

This will be Christina Mavinic’s fifth trip to Haiti as a volunteer. Her first trip was in 2010 just after the major earthquake. By the end of the fourth trip the country was under her skin. “People are amazing and resilient. Read more

Health and Wellness

As September chills the air, whether with excitement or dismay, kids in Whitehorse turn their attention towards the new school year. Half way across the world, and minus the frost, Haitian youth are thinking about heading to school, as well. Read more

Making A Difference!

If you're looking for an ego boost, playing the comparison game with Morgan Wienberg isn't a good idea. At 21, the Yukoner is more accomplished than most people after a lifetime. Read more

Making A Difference!

This is the question I'm most often asked when people learn I live in Haiti. Vague as it is, I feel this question can be answered in the story of a child named is Crizilov. His dark eyes were filled with anger and pain as he stood on the street corn Read more

Making A Difference!

Growing up in the Yukon, Morgan Wienberg dreamed of being a veterinarian. During her teens, she spent six weeks in Western Australia caring for injured kangaroos and owls. Read more

Making A Difference!

After the 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, a close friend suggested I contact Handicap International (HI) about working there as a physiotherapist. I was more than hesitant. However, I have always wanted to do work in developing countrie Read more

Making A Difference!

It's been four months since an earthquake ravaged the already-desperate country, Haiti. The world responded swiftly and compassionately. But Yukon high school students know that assistance is still needed. Together, from the three high schools, they Read more

Making A Difference!