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There are essays on Canadian culture, and a section on national scandals and cover-ups—enough to make you forget all about SNC Lavalin. Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-05-15, Photo: Amber Church

If you’ve never heard of Paul Chartier, it’s with good reason. History doesn’t usually remember what might have been. “If he had succeeded in what he set out to do, his name would be taught in every classroom in the nation,” said Doug Rutherford... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Pixabay/Goran Horvat

The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970 as a series of peaceful demonstrations against growing air and water pollution. Almost 50 years on, it has grown into a global event. According to the Earth Day Network, “more than 1 billion people in... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: WUY file photo/John Henderson

I was reading in the news the other day about the ice bridge in Dawson City and how $200,000 worth of engineers couldn’t figure out why there was no ice forming on their makeshift bridge in the middle of winter. It reminded me of a time back in... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

In 2016 I was living in the Republic of Georgia and travelled to the Islamic Republic of Iran for two months solo. Where and why you may ask? Two years prior I was travelling through Eastern Europe, and while in Ukraine, I met travellers heading... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Women’s Transition Home Society

Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society is celebrating 40 years in good standing as a society in the Yukon. We were incorporated in 1979 and opened our doors in 1980. The Women’s Transition Home is located in Whitehorse, Yukon, on the traditional... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

I was driving by the Whitehorse courthouse the other day and it made me remember a warm sunny day in 1985 in Inuvik. A customer came into my auto parts store to buy a gizmo he was looking for. I presumed he was just another dumb truck driver... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Alaska State Library/Alaska Territorial Governors Photograph Collection

“I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with 5,000 years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights.” It was her Russian name that grabbed my attention as I was casually... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

After almost nine months on the job, the Honourable Angélique Bernard is loving her new role as the Commissioner of Yukon. That time has been mostly spent meeting people and educating them on the role of the Commissioner. Bernard notes that the... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

“I’m a fifty-pager,” says Whitehorse writer Pat Ellis, commenting on her preference for producing short history booklets. Her latest, Financial Sourdough Starter Stories—“The Trump Family, from Whitehorse to White House,” the “Klondike Gold Rush”... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-07-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Sam Roberts Band

Aurora is a Canadian company that produces and distributes medical marijuana and prides itself on acting ethically while providing patients with good-quality, affordable product. This summer, Aurora is putting on a national series of free concerts... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Need help on who to cheer, who to watch and what will happen? We’ve got you covered! Read more

Yukon Active

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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: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Freehand Books

In 2010, nine-year-old Abu Bakr al Rabeeah and his family moved from Iraq to Syria. Their home had become politically unstable, and the threats of violence were turning into reality – but Syria was supposed to be safe... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Jess Stone

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month in Canada. Across the country campaigns are organized in the effort to end sexualized violence in Canada. Here at home, the Yukon continues to have a disproportionately high rate of sexualized assault... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Pixabay

Earth Day is April 22. A day when we celebrate the planet we call home. This year’s theme is End Plastic Pollution. To end plastic pollution, we need to shift our attitudes and behaviours. Plastic pollution affects our health and the health of the... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

On Friday, February 18, 1949 under a bold headline reading: “No Excuses, Please,” Horace E. Moore, publisher of The Whitehorse Star, wrote a scathing editorial directed at federal and territorial politicians in which he reminded them 1949 was an... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

In September, we “Take Back the Night” by taking to the streets reminding our community that self-identified women deserve to be safe on the street, out at parties with our friends, on dates and in cab rides home. And we Walk with our Sisters in... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixaby

We all know nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. My concern is that the noble art of the insult is also on the skids these days. When I was a kid, one of the worst taunts you could throw at someone was, “Ah, your mother wears army boots.” Stupid... Read more

Humour