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Hospital & Nursing Stations

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the 86 years since I was born, I’ve been admitted to nine different hospitals from Fredericton to Vancouver and from Whitehorse to Toronto. The causes were hockey, football, boxing, aging and sometimes just stupidity... Read more

Health and Wellness

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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: 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: 2018-05-09, 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... Read more

Health and Wellness

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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... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Pixabay

If teddy’s looking a bit peaked this season, you’re in luck. Whitehorse General Hospital is offering health care for bears this week. The hospital’s first-ever teddy bear clinic takes place from 10 am. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 18... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Philip Fitzgerald was embarrassed when he is asked about his greatest sense of accomplishment as the chair of the Yukon Hospital Foundation. “It sounds too financial,” he explained. Well? Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Sandrine Lemonnier

Looking at recorded history, humans have been using dances and music as well as storytelling and visual arts as healing rituals. Art and health are a well known pair; a healthy mind in a healthy body. Much research has been done about the benefits... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

In May 2017, Colby Heynen drove up the highway to Whitehorse from Southern Alberta. He and his girlfriend, Karin Wall, from Coaldale, Alberta will be renting an apartment here in Whitehorse and moving in the first of June. Colby has been back in... Read more

Yukon People

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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

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Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Al Alcock

Many Yukoners are involved in global issues and a series of talks at the Kwanlin Dϋn Cultural Centre brings their international experiences home. The Yukon Development Education Centre is hosting the free lectures in Whitehorse called the... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Peter Long

Your first perception of Duncan Sinclair may be of a reserved, buttoned-down guy – a civil servant, most likely. You wouldn't be wrong. Sinclair spent decades in the territorial public service, rising through the ranks before retiring in 2002 as ... Read more

Yukon Music

There are moments in life when you suddenly realize that you are heading for disaster and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. Some people have experienced this sensation once or twice. Some, like me, have experienced it more times... Read more

Yukon Active

Nesta Leduc's 1962 journey north, punctuated the remoteness of her new home in the Yukon: "It was a six-hour flight to get up here from Vancouver," she says, "we had to stop in Williams Lake, Prince George, Fort St. John and Watson Lake first... Read more

Yukon People