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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Hospice Yukon

Everyone handles their grief differently. That is one of the fundamental ideas that Hospice Yukon uses to guide their approach in supporting Yukoners through their programming. Within that no-one-size-fits-all philosophy, children have a special... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of Sophie Villeneuve

If I told you it is possible to move your tailbone by contracting your pelvic muscles, would you believe me? Indeed, not many people know about the existence of these muscles in the pelvis called “the pelvic floor.” To contract your pelvic floor... more

Health and Wellness

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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... more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-09-05, PHOTO: Helene Dobrowolsky

Are you looking for a new activity this fall? Why not try Tai Chi? It is an ancient Chinese martial art designed for exercise, self-defence and meditation. Many people I have spoken to about Tai Chi have the mistaken impression that it is... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Anto Yukon

Kym Rempel is the owner and creator of Anto Yukon, a bath and body company unique to the Yukon. Her products are made from all-natural ingredients that are locally collected, processed and produced in small batches in her studio... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Photography/courtesy of the T1D Support Network

When 22-year-old Mikka started feeling sick, she assumed it was the flu. She felt nauseated and was drinking water all the time. It wasn’t until her best friend commented on her weight that she became concerned. “You’re looking kind of thin,” she... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

The thing I remember most from my first Aikido class is falling; or, rather, how to fall properly. Paired with a partner, we watched the instructor do a technique once, twice, three times, then it was our turn to try. I was paired with a woman... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matt Jacques Photography

Whitehorse’s ninth annual Ride for Dad is happening … and you can help out. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, approximately 11 Canadian men died of prostate cancer each day in 2017. Approximately 58 men were diagnosed each day. This means... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

When Beverley Gray started her business, over 20 years ago, it began with filling a need for her own family. She was always looking for quality natural remedies for her two small kids, but found there just weren’t many around. Living in the bush... more

Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: courtesy of Lynn Cheverie

Wow … where to start ... I’ve been a registered nurse for 24 years and have worked in four countries and in about 20 different positions, from frontline staff to director. The opportunities in nursing are endless. Nursing is a diverse profession... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

Yukon visual artist Claire Strauss’ life changed forever when her partner James Kirby was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Kirby dedicated his life to his craft and when news of his terminal illness came to light, the Yukon Artist... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

It was 1978 and I was on a medevac from Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit) to Montreal with a premature baby in a transport incubator. We were flying on a Nordair scheduled flight as was normal in those days. Sadly, it was also normal for there to be... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Claude Vallier

The Yukon is a pretty incredible place, but with so much wide, empty wilderness, few people and limited technology capacity in backcountry areas, it’s important to remember to prepare, plan and train before you venture out there... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Chantelle Tarapaski

In 2008, then 21 year old Chantelle Tarapaski, moved up to the Yukon from Vancouver, B.C. and decided to open her own hair studio. “I felt I needed a place that reflected my work and style, with more creature comforts,” said Tarapaski. “We work... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Homo sapiens’ decision to walk upright has brought many benefits, but low back pain however is definitely not one of them. Most people will experience it at some point in their lives, either through lifting something incorrectly, a skiing accident... 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... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

Cracked heels and dry feet, like anything else, are never caused by one thing. Genetics and environment are two main causes. However, even though you inherited your mother or father’s feet doesn’t mean you have to have the same outcome... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

Did you know that in Canada, one in five children arrive at school on an empty stomach? That risk is even higher for immigrants, newcomers and aboriginal communities. According to the Breakfast Club of Canada, nearly one million Canadian children... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Sabu Chaitanya

By learning yoga you can make changes in your health and habits, improve your energy level and make you feel better throughout the day. Others can sense the improvement in your energy and they will feel more comfortable in your presence. It can... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Ann Asquith

At the age of 50, with a strong recommendation from a friend, I took my first Pilates class. I was an immediate convert, and became a fully certified Stott Pilates Teacher within the year. Fourteen years later, I run a Pilates studio in Granger... more

Yukon Active