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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Jon Wilkie(Klondike Lost Photography)

Andy Cunningham first heard about 100 Men Who Give a Damn while living in Nova Scotia several years ago. The organization used a unique approach to raising money for non-profits in the community–one that was simple, but unlike anything Cunningham... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Nick O’Carroll

What happens when the fire is out and the cat is rescued from the tree? Look no further than the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society (WFCS) to find out that when the job is done, they just keep helping people... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Yukon Wildlife Preserve/Lindsay Caskenette

If you’re anything like me, you look forward to the holidays all year long. But then comes the inevitable, nagging sense of guilt it brings when you take a moment to think about the cost. There is the expense of your time as you run around looking... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

It is no secret that without volunteers, there would be no Rendezvous. Each year hundreds of Yukon residents step up to continue a tradition that started over 55 years ago. It is these volunteers who contribute to the success of the Yukon... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: Andrew Krueger

For some of us, summer reminds us of the days that were filled with outdoor activities and hanging out with friends, but there were always a few entrepreneurial folks who saw summer as an opportunity to make some pocket change by cutting lawns for... Read more

Making A Difference!

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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... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

There are meetings. There is paperwork. There are grants to apply for and cheques to sign. But, for Jessica Hall, being the president of the Yukon Film Society is all about… people. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kim Friedenberg

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Darrell Hookey

Sarah Crane will tell you that her Riverdale community is "a great place to live" with its close proximity to downtown and the diversity of its residents. And the trails. Indeed, walk along the shore of the Yukon River, paralleling Riverdale... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: (s)hiver Arts Society

Ask most people what they do during the cold month of January, and they would say, “Stay inside and keep warm.” The (s)hiver Arts Society, however, wants to change that. They are encouraging people to come out into the cold and attend the 4th... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The local hockey team, led by coach Michael Nemeth, is a semi-finalist in the nationwide Chevrolet Good Deeds Cup Competition this year. They’ve qualified by volunteering and giving back to the community and have already won $2,000 for the... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Rory Wadham

Sitting in a circle with the seven women and organizers of the sixth annual 100 Women Who Care event is a bit like curling up fireside. The ambiance is cozy, intimate and undeniably supportive. The answer “Because we care” resounds like a... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rhiannon Russell

Rhiannon Russell: For those who might not know, tell me about the services Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon offers. Bruno Bourdache: We are a volunteer centre, so we help people find volunteer opportunities and we help NGOs find volunteers. With other... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Association For Community Living

On Saturday, December 2, the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) is having its annual Christmas Craft Fair and Open House. I stopped by their location on Fourth Avenue and spoke to Shonagh McCrindle, the employment program coordinator... Read more

Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Ride For Dad - Matt Jacques Photography

Sixteen of the country’s top prostate researchers are meeting in Whitehorse this month and it’s partly because of Mike Thorpe. “Mike is very much responsible for this,” said Garry Janz, president of Ride for Dad – a non-profit organization that... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Star Flower Photography

Getting a medal is never the point of the Special Olympics Provincial Games. “We’re there to have fun,” says Gaetan Michaud, captain of Yukon’s Special Olympics soccer team. “It’s about doing your best.” Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Nellie Dale

According to Darwin Murray, after sitting in a desk all day, it is fun to get up and run, play games and meet new people before heading home from school. Tuesday after school, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., an enthusiastic group of children from Grades 4... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

There’s a warm glow as soon as you step inside the front doors of Hospice Yukon – a feeling of being held, as if inside a cozy cocoon. Afternoon sunlight streams in through a southern facing window and a heart-shaped pillow makes a loveseat more... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Courtesy of Healthy Families, Healthy Babies Dawson City

Yukoners are adventurers of all sorts. A Dawson City non-profit organization has captured 14 babies on their exciting start into this adventure called life. Dawson City’s Healthy Families, Healthy Babies initiative has created an adorable 2017... Read more

Dawson City