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Leighann Chalykoff


Yukon Imagination Library columnist Leighann Chalykoff is a Yukon writer who believes in building community through good causes. 


The tennis season in the Yukon is too short ... so it has moved indoors. To help get the word out, Tennis Yukon is holding the 40 Below Indoor Tennis Tournament at Yukon College March 1 and 2. more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-06-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Burning one litre of diesel fuel produces about 2.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide. So, for example, Grise Fiord (Ausuittuq), a community of 150 located on the southern shore of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut, is dependent on burning diesel to provide... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

Yukon College mine-life-cycle researcher Dr. Guillaume Nielsen likes to find innovative solutions to problems. Sometimes those solutions even involve ingredients one might also spread on toast or use in holiday baking. Take Nielsen’s PhD project... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Rick Massie

In an instant, everything changes. Electricity fizzles out, networks crumble and the collected knowledge of humanity – stored in digital archives like Wikipedia – vanishes. The world is left in the middle of a cold, dark winter... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon College

The white-capped Mackenzie Mountains, which spill over the border between Yukon and the Northwest Territories, are surprisingly active… for a pile of rock. Each year, the mountains are growing a few millimetres taller. It may not sound like much... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cass Collins

When Coralie Ullyett first saw him at the bar a few years ago, she thought he was cute. Ullyett and some friends were visiting Atlin, B.C., for a girls’ weekend, and before settling into their rental cabin, they stopped at the recreation centre... more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Diesel power generators are like cars: the more efficient they are, the less fuel they need. And that increased efficiency translates into less cost, both for drivers at the pump and for the communities that rely on diesel fuel for heat and... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College archaeologist Norm Easton has been unearthing the secrets of the area around the Yukon-Alaska border for more than 25 years. This year, for the first time, he is leaving the field to focus on doing research in the laboratory... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon College

Yukon College student Cheyenne Bradley is taking a few minutes between work and class to look after 30,000 newborns. “Sometimes I call them my babies — we get them when they’re eggs and we basically raise them,” she said... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-02-14, CARTOON: Amanda Graham

It’s noon on a Friday and an unlikely group of Yukoners gather in a classroom at Yukon College. They’ve brought their lunches and their big ideas. ResearChats, devised by Northern Studies Instructor Amanda Graham and Chemistry Instructor Ernie... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: courtesy of the Went family

The Yukon Imagination Library — non-profit organization that gives free books to Yukon children from birth to age four — is turning 10 this year. To celebrate the milestone we have collected reading stories from families who have used the library... more

Literature

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Courtesy of the Yukon Imagination Library

To kick off this series, we asked MLA Geraldine Van Bibber to tell us what her favourite book was when she was a child. Here’s what she said: “When I was asked to name a favourite book, I could not. Because to me each book had magic and secrets in i more

Literature