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Issue: 2019-05-15, PHOTO: Glenn Rudman

Joanna Lilley has always loved reading. She's one of those people that you’ll find in the theatre reading a book before the movie begins. It fits that she would also enjoy writing... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

The planning had been done for the 13 participants, six students, six adults (staff and parents) and Hunter Education Coordinator, Jim Welsh. The Porter Creek Secondary School group was part of the Hunter Education’s (HEED program) annual support... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Amy Kenny

On a Thursday afternoon at Takhini Elementary School, a class played dodgeball in the gym, seemingly unaware that, on the other side of the heavy blue curtain pulled across the school’s stage, was Paris... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

As the days grow dark and the cool air settles in, Yukoners begin to turn their attention from campfires to pumpkins, embracing the spirit of Halloween. The City of Whitehorse bristles with spooky events for all ages. One of the largest and... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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: 2018-06-27, Photo: Pixabay

When discussing the global plastic pollution, things can often seem bleak. That is not the case at Yukon Montessori School, where, in Kelly Scott’s Lower Elementary class, the future looks bright. Very bright. Through Cosmic Education, the class... Read more

Yukon Education

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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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read 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... Read more

Yukon Education