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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

Essential oils have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic practice, burial rituals, food preparations, the perfume industry and as part of traditional medicine in many cultures. Today, essential oils are once again becoming an important part of ... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Nate Jones

Would you believe conversations around consent don’t need to be awkward? Shelby Maunder does and she’s sharing the message with youth. Maunder is the executive director of Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE), a for-youth-by-youth organization... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: courtesy of Girls Rock Camp

In a society where girls are socialized to be quiet and not take up too much space, permission to be loud can be an important tool when it comes to raising a generation of youth who are empowered to speak up for themselves and others. Lana... Read more

Yukon Music

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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: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Breast cancer is one of the top three diagnosed cancers in the Yukon. One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. These are the staggering realities of breast cancer... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

Living in today’s world can mean being bombarded by awful news about sexualized assault, microaggressions and violence in many forms. All this negative news can be frustrating, overwhelming and downright exhausting... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Isssue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Bob Gardiner

"I'm afraid it's time sweetie. Posie can no longer keep food down and she is starting to suffer." - Bob Gardiner to his wife, Alexis... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Nick O’Carroll

What happens when the fire is out and the cat is rescued from the tree? Look no further than the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society (WFCS) to find out that when the job is done, they just keep helping people... Read more

Making A Difference!

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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: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

The last five articles have informed the Yukon about the cycle of violence, as well as its categories, forms and foundations. This scourge generates a high level of suffering among its victims who, when possible, must distance themselves and seek... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Yes, that’s right, I’m going to write it. The “P” word. That’s right. Period. (Not the little dot at the end of a sentence, but the one that affects half the population for most of their lives.) It’s funny how a word can make people cringe, even... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-02-27, ILLUSTRATIONS: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

The last four articles have described the Cycle of Violence, including its sweet honeymoon phase, its three categories (affective, organizational/professional and social), its four forms (psychological, physical, sexual and financial), as well as... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

In the midst of Sourdough Sams, tattoo competitions, and beard and leg hair-growing contests, Yukon kids need a place to call their own during Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. Kidsfest, organized by the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY), is the hub... Read more

Yukon Families

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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: 2019-01-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

In the last two articles of this series, I described the four phases of the Cycle of Violence (accumulation, explosion, honeymoon, justification). The definition of violence highlights the central role of control over the victim(s)... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Emma Barr

In art college, this subject was embedded in all the studios: textiles, metal works, wood works, ceramics painting, printmaking and jewellery. In each studio practice, there were unique safety needs and precautions. In our foundation year, we had... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-12-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Serge Harvey-Gauthier

My last article discussed the four phases of the Cycle of Violence: accumulation, explosion, the“honeymoon phase” and the justification phase I refer to as “But, it’s your fault.” It’s an endless cycle unless the victim protects themself and asks... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Denis McCrae saw an advertisement asking for volunteers at the Thomson Centre, about two years ago, and thought to himself, I have some time to spare, I can do that. He wasn’t quite certain what he was getting into, but McCrae is glad he did. It... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Ray Marnoch

Darryl Tait, 28, grew up in Atlin, B.C., and has been snowmobiling since he was four years old. Being afraid or seeing “impossibilities” in a challenge doesn’t fit with his life and he continues to push the boundaries in sport... Read more

Yukon Active

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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