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Megan Skarnulis


Megan Skarnulis is a Yukon-based writer who makes every effort to balance the craziness of Motherhood, a career, and maintaining a beautiful home in the country. 


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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Danielle Holbert

His music soothes the soul like that first warm beverage on a busy morning; his lyrics surround your senses with the sort of calm that’s equivalent to a warm, lingering hug from someone you love. Once described as “Canada’s best kept secret... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

Reconciliation. We have all heard the term used in modern-day politics. You may have heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, or even the 94 calls to Action that came out of it. However, few, if any, educational institutions have put... Read more

Yukon History

Back To School

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It was surprising to me, as a parent, that preparing for kindergarten began in February when school registration opened. Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is a job that is not tied to the clock; there is no time card for her to punch in and out. It is a job that, when it is done well, demands countless hours. Her duties range from those of a master chef, to those of a cheerleader, to an expert... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-04-04, Photo: Marten Berkmann

When you type, “wholesome family shows” into Google the results tend to be dated shows, such as Full House, Sesame Street, or 7th Heaven. This may lead you to wonder is family-first entertainment a thing of the past? Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-03-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

It is always really good until it is really bad – like the kind of bad that has you running through the third largest airport pushing a stroller whilst juggling a diaper bag, three backpacks, the precious blankie, all to a sound track of whining... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

With the advertised Burlesque Workshops and the Pub Crawl, at first glance the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous may seem like an event geared towards adults. But there are a lot of activities for kids too. Just like Yukon’s expanding birth-rate... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: jeffreyw via Foter.com

We have all heard it said: “Kids say the darnedest things,” however, I have to admit that at this stage of parenthood I tend to say some pretty, darned, outrageous things myself. It is not until after I utter things like, “Please stop eating... Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Megan Skarnulis

There are several distinctly northern signs of spring. As the long-winter winds down the Yukon people enter an obvious state of outfit confusion. As you drive through town you peer out to see an eclectic mix of people waiting to cross roadways: ... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

There was a time in my life when my father called me a professional volunteer. Working for a handsome wage was much less of a priority in my youth. It started with summer camps, and continued to take me all over the world to share pieces of... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-09-03 PHOTO: Megan Skarnulis

Have you ever made the kind of phone call that makes you feel you deserve to be reprimanded by your spouse? You sheepishly dial the number and deliver the news. In my case, I was relaying news of the imminent delivery of the 16 chicks I had... Read more

Farm - Garden

My father has hunted for as long as I can remember. This year he retired after 38 years as a fire fighter, so my husband and I were excited to organize his first fly-in hunting trip. We have enjoyed fresh moose meat for the last three winters, so we Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing