Issue: 2019-10-30, PHOTO: Susan Clark

I turned 70 this year. I’m pondering what this means. At 55 and 60, various senior discounts kicked in and it seemed kind of fun. Read more

Making A Difference!


Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Pixabay

My inner brat just won’t listen. Some people are blessed with an inner prince or princess, but I am saddled with a brat, verging on a rebel. The adult me tells the inner brat about the benefits and merits of exercise. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: courtesy of Barry Waitt

When I was first asked if I wanted to join the talented group of writers at What’s Up Yukon and contribute a column that would provide a perspective as a male “senior,” I thought, “I don’t know. I don’t feel like a senior. I don’t even like to... Read more

Yukon People

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courtesy of Deborah McNevin

There are so many negative phrases out there about aging, aren’t there? I often hear the sayings “Old age ain’t for sissies” (Bette Davis) and “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” (Joni Mitchell), or “Life’s a b--ch and then you die” (auth Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Kirsten Pattimore and Darwin Murray

On December 1, 2007 at 1:32 p.m. my life changed forever. I was introduced to Darwin Orion Murray. At about 10 p.m. the evening before I received a telephone call from my son-in-law, Avery. Kirsten and Avery were on their way to the hospital. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Tamara Neely

If you really think about it, you probably can remember several key life transforming walks that you’ve taken over the years. They may have been as short as a walk down a church aisle or a month long trek along El Camino de Santiago. Read more

Health and Wellness

Long-time Yukoners

Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“I was ready to live here permanently the day I got here – the land just drew (me) in,” says Velma Hull. The day she is speaking of was 57 years ago, when she and her husband - well-known local handyman and one-time bike shop owner Red Hull... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: Sarah Lewis Photography

The Rendezvous Queen and Court are also known as Yukon Ambassadors! And as such, here is what has been happening. If you are new to the Yukon, by now you will have realized that the territory is full of Klondike history. Read more

Yukon People



If it's true there are seven wonders in the natural world, then surely this is the eighth. The world's most incompetent techno-challenged is boldly composing this on a brand new, state-of-the-art iPod. Read more

Family and Health

What would your grandmother say if you asked her to be your friend on Facebook? Would your teenage daughter or granddaughter know what a typewriter looks like? Technology has changed a lot in the past few decades and although lots of seniors are... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

Some say that dogs of a certain age can’t learn new tricks. Sue Starr can’t speak for the dogs, but as a community organizer, adult educator, and driving force behind the new Heart of Riverdale community centre, lifelong learning is both a joy and Read more

Yukon Education

What happens when a person dies? We don’t truly know the answer, but death does hold one certainty: a once animated body stills. We do know what happens to the bodies of the dead. The standard North American options are casket burial in a cemetery Read more

Photography - Film

Peggy Duncan wasn’t the oldest member of Team Yukon in the recent Canada 55+ Games in Sherwood Park, Alberta. That distinction went to 90-year-old Irene Mahoney. Read more

Yukon Active


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One of the more frustrating aspects of getting older is the way time becomes distorted. A simple task like making the day’s first cup of tea can take as long as four hours. Really. Let me explain ... Read more


Finnish sweet buns with finely ground cardamom, shortbread, chocolate-chip cookies and Finnish sugar-cinnamon cookies — Ann Dibbs' husband Al delivers a plateful to the table and pours cups of sweet and spicy tea. Read more

Making A Difference!

I don't how it happened, or when, but somewhere along the line I became a senior. And heck, before too long I'm supposed to get old. Now, I realize that "senior" is a flexible term, depending on where and how it is applied. The word "old" is ... Read more

Family and Health

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"I barely knew there was such an award. There's too much being made of this. It should be a joint award with my wife. It's not a one-person award," he says. Read more

Yukon History

In Canada, the number of people over the age of 65 has doubled since 1951. Our life expectancy has increased dramatically and now sits at an average of 80 years. Given these statistics, resources for our ageing population has become an issue of impo Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

The Seniors Association, up on College Drive, not only has a fabulous greenhouse going, they have a complete gardening management system all set up and the project has plans to expand. Not only is there the wonderful, productive greenhouse I wrote... Read more

Farm - Garden

One of the delights of consulting and promoting gardening is that once in a while you stumble into on oasis that you did not know existed in Whitehorse. I was asked by our editor to check out what "The Seniors" up by Yukon College were doing, and... Read more

Farm - Garden