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Storytelling

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Issue: 2019-09-18, PHOTO: Christoph Strässler on Foter.com / CC BY-SAk

As I continue my conversations with Joe Copper Jack, I begin to understand that it is not just about the content, or events of the story, but what the story teaches. Traditional stories are the way to learn from the past. When we hear them... Read more

, Literature

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Issue-2019-07-31, PHOTOS: Sienne Secord

At 16, Sienne Secord is one of the youngest, but also one of the most responsible dog owners I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing. Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTOS: Pixaba

I was fortunate enough to sit with Joe Jack, the grandson on Copper Chief, son of Billie Jack and Agnes Boss. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-05-01, PHOTO: Gerald Lacroix / Pixabay

I was up in the Yukon last week working with Gwaandak Theatre on a series of radio plays based on legends from Old Crow. It was great to see all my Vuntut Gwich’in relatives and meet the famed Paul Kennedy from the CBC radio program, Ideas... Read more

Humour

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Isssue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Bob Gardiner

"I'm afraid it's time sweetie. Posie can no longer keep food down and she is starting to suffer." - Bob Gardiner to his wife, Alexis... Read more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Paul Gustave Doré

Very few writers throughout history have bonded with their subjects quite like Edgar Allan Poe and the Yukon’s territorial bird. His renowned 1845 poem, The Raven, a critical success, but financial failure, cemented man and bird into one entity to... Read more

Yukon History

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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: 2018-11-28, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

Denis McCrae saw an advertisement asking for volunteers at the Thomson Centre, about two years ago, and thought to himself, I have some time to spare, I can do that. He wasn’t quite certain what he was getting into, but McCrae is glad he did. It... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Gregory McLaughlin

What’s it like to share the heart and soul of something you’ve written? Peter Jickling, the new host of Brave New Words, said, “It’s right in the title of the event. It’s brave.” Jickling’s goal is to take what can be intimidating—the “pouring out... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2018-11-07, PHOTO: Helen Dewell

April 9, 2017, marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Many refer to this as the point in time when Canada became a nation. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a great victory for Canada, but it came at a price. In this battle, there... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-10-17, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition

Life isn’t always kind and rosy. Each of us experiences things we would rather not and, as a result, have a story to tell. These challenges sometimes leave deep hurts, wounds and scars that drastically affect our lives and how we live them... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Hugh Copland

The widespread use of coal was one of the major factors in fueling the Industrial Revolution of the late 1700s and early 1800s. In recent decades, however, coal has received a bad reputation as a major source of acid rain and carbon dioxide in the... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-08-29, PHOTO: Gary Bremner Photography/courtesy of the T1D Support Network

When 22-year-old Mikka started feeling sick, she assumed it was the flu. She felt nauseated and was drinking water all the time. It wasn’t until her best friend commented on her weight that she became concerned. “You’re looking kind of thin,” she... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: Bonnee Bingham

I had the great pleasure of attending Cor Guimond’s party this past weekend in Dawson City. I don’t recall how long ago or what time, exactly, that I met Cor, but the moment I met him I knew he was going to be a lifelong friend. So, when his wife... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-04-04, PHOTO: Cass Collins

When Coralie Ullyett first saw him at the bar a few years ago, she thought he was cute. Ullyett and some friends were visiting Atlin, B.C., for a girls’ weekend, and before settling into their rental cabin, they stopped at the recreation centre... Read more

Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: courtesy of Rolf Hougen

Our Yukon heritage is a mix of different traditions and different eras, including First Nations history, gold rush stories, the construction of the Alaska Highway and the evolution to the current day. The Yukon’s magic has captured the imagination... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Tracy Rondeau

Growing up, Kathy Jessup was always “the yakky little sister.” In Fort Nelson, where she was raised, she’s still known as “Kathy who likes to talk.” Her family still teases her about finding a way to turn her gift for gab into a career as a... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Christine Genier

When Leonard Linklater was growing up in Inuvik, NWT, there was one radio station on the dial. The CBC. Through the airwaves, Indigenous voices carried messages and music. “Louis Goose, Les Carpentier, they were all on the air! I was used to... Read more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Pixabay

Until fairly recently, I had no interest whatever in the idea of writing a book of memoirs. Like most people, I assumed nobody would care to read about the life journey of a nobody-in-particular. After all, autobiography is the purview of... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Amazon.com

Our environment says much to those who will listen, and author Stephen Hume is all ears. Distilled from curiosity and personal ruminations, Hume ponders the wonders and uncertainties of life in British Columbia in his book A Walk With the Rainy... Read more

Literature