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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: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: by Selene Vakharia

When I was a teenager, I took karate twice a week. One year, my instructor got really into throws. Given that he never really taught proper falling technique, combined with the class having a lot of young people in it, it is not surprising that I... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Denis Yakushevich

It is well-known that laughter is the best medicine. However, do we laugh enough in a normal life to get any benefit? Scientists say to get benefits from laughing one has to laugh 10 minutes continuously. Usually, life rarely provides us with... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: courtesy of Dr. Xiu-Mei Zhang

It’s been a month and a half since the Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner Jim Zheng passed away. Those who he helped will remember him fondly, and those who depended on him to help manage ailments will be wondering how to manage the void he... Read more

Yukon People

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

Cambridge medical students are expected to be well-schooled in the art of social climbing, but Peter Steele, who studied medicine at the University of Cambridge, in England, chose mountain climbing instead. "There were some really excellent... Read more

Yukon People