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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

The signs of spring are appearing all across the territory and Whitehorse residents will soon see another of those traditional symbols. Between April 16 and 19, local residents will discover reusable green bags appearing on their front porches... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: courtesy of Holy Family Elementary School

Whitehorse may be a far reach from the glitz and glamour of American Idol, but our little northern city does pack some special musical talent, courtesy of the students at the Holy Family Elementary School... more

Yukon Education

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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... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

In the hyper-sensitive world of childhood, an ill-chosen word can sometimes have a devastating impact, even if no harm is intended. I’m not talking about the kind of taunting, bullying talk that was unfortunately common on the playgrounds of my... more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Apple crumble is as close to a perfect food as I’ve ever found. It can be breakfast just as easily as it can be dessert or even dinner. It’s fast to prepare, and when it comes right down to it, pretty healthy... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Iris Kris Krueger, Wochenspiegel

Ross River musician Dennis Shorty grew up in a musical family that spoke Kaska and performed at social events. Now he is sharing his love of the language through the musical duo he formed with his wife, Jennifer Froehling, is called Dena Zagi... more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-07-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

The emptying-out of Yukon’s schools signals the official start of that much-anticipated annual ritual: the Summer Holiday. We all know the narrative arc of that story. For the first little while, the kids are bursting to be outside every moment... more

Humour

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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... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jessica Simon

Whitehorse resident Dianne Homan knows people make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage for many reasons. So on March 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., she and the Yukon chapter of the Company of Canadian Pilgrims are hosting an informal presentation... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The student population studying for finals are fascinating creatures. Though exams are among their biggest predators, they pose no direct physical threat to the student organisms. Yet, in the most peculiar manner, the students act in the level of... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Liz Barker, Camera- Sony Alpha6000

As children are once again back in school -- practicing their writing skills by reporting on the topic “What I did last summer,” -- it is a good time to reflect on how effective the opportunities for family-related memory-making were over the past... more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Tess Casher

September has the ability to feel more like the start of a new year than January. People migrating home after their summer adventures and the return of the cool weather, brings a sense of something new and of settling back into normal. September... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyley and Elaine Henderson

When Kyley Henderson was in elementary school her mother, Elaine, encouraged her to draw, and one year a drawing of hers was used in the Robert Service School yearbook. Elaine, who is herself a landscape painter and sculptor, says that she always... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: by Sophie Pearl Photography

A question that pops up every now and again is, Would students be better off without a summer vacation? This stance claims that the luxurious two-and-a-half month summer break should be replaced with shorter and more frequent breaks throughout the... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Rick Massie

School’s out for the summer, which means that summer camp is IN! An exciting new day camp is taking centre-stage this year in Whitehorse – specifically, it is taking the stage at the Frantic Follies Theatre, home to the Frantic Follies vaudeville... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Liam Campbell

Looking for a busting, bawling, rocking good time that’s also for a good cause? Then head out to the Gr8ful Spud on May 28th for a fundraiser for the Gyan Jyoti School Building Society. The Gyan Jyoti School Building Society is currently raising... more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Several months ago I walked into a beauty salon for advice on a skin problem. Kayla Dewdney appeared from the back of the shop. She looked at my skin and offered her advice. It worked! Today I made an appointment with her for a facial, which... more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-11-19 PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Experienced readers know that words make a world within a story come alive. However, for early readers, sometimes they need the world around them to help the words on the page come alive. The Family Literacy Centre at the Canada Games Centre has... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: courtesy of Shirley Chua Tan

I have an idea that would really put the Yukon on the world map: let’s build a True North Queen School. Tourists and Yukon students could spend few weeks at the Queen School, named after the wealth of history Rendezvous Queens study in order to be... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Students in rural schools can miss out on a number of things in terms of course offerings and opportunities. There are specialty programs in the city that attract a number of rural students to spend time in Whitehorse. Our daughter, for instance... more

Dawson City