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Teenagers, Youth, Highschool

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Issue: 2019-05-22, PHOTO: Nate Jones

Would you believe conversations around consent don’t need to be awkward? Shelby Maunder does and she’s sharing the message with youth. Maunder is the executive director of Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE), a for-youth-by-youth organization... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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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

This summer, the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) will celebrate its 20th year in the territory by expanding activities for kids, as part of its work to engage young members and the community. BGCY has been delivering programs, including the... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2019-05-01, Photo: courtesy of Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill is pleased to be returning to the Yukon this year for another engagement during the Yukon Writers’ Festival and Young Author’s Conference. She was last here In 2016. “I love the sunlight in the Yukon,” she said. “Everything seems... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: courtesy of David Geary

David Geary is no stranger to the Yukon. He was here to work with Gwaandak Theatre a year ago last February. Now he’s looking forward to seeing what Whitehorse is like when it’s warmer... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

It may be an exaggeration to say that Kermit the Frog saved my life, but only slightly. It was 1971. I was 17. The Beatles sang “The Long and Winding Road” and I was deep in the swamp of solipsistic angst in the way that only teenagers can be... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Danny Macdonald

When Bailey Rumbolt first arrived at the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon (BGCY) in 2015, she would never have guessed that it would lead her to big changes in her life. A shy youth lacking confidence, Rumbolt’s first visits were limited to hanging... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The annual Youth Art Enrichment program, now entering its 17th year, is an annual four-day intensive art program for Yukon youth, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture in Dawson City... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Kim Friedenberg

No tradition is sweeter than the All-City Band’s annual fundraising Dessert & Dance. Now in its 18th year, the event is held every February on the Saturday before Valentine’s Day to raise money for band trips out of the territory... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Martha Henderson

Martha Henderson didn’t expect to get one of the six Young Nature Leadership Grants awarded by Nature Canada this year. “I’m a bit stressed honestly,” she laughs. “I was like, ‘Oh no, people are expecting things of me now!’” Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: courtesy of Shot in the Dark Productions

Whitehorse based writer and filmmaker Kelly Milner grew up in the Yukon. She cut her writing teeth doing feature articles for a local newspaper. “I loved that job and it helped me pursue a degree in journalism where I specialized in documentary... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Goodreads.com

Growing up is hard. And the microcosm of high school — with its changing expectations and responsibilities and the push-pull of social dynamics, while, at the same time, you’re trying to establish emotional coping mechanisms and, above all... Read more

Literature

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Tess Casher

I discovered that I had wisdom teeth at the ripe age of 10. Then promptly put off thinking about the matter, until I was told I needed to get them removed last summer. After obtaining this ominous knowledge, I prepared for the procedure as any... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Erin Brubacher

In Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century collection of novellas called The Decameron, seven young women and three young men entertain each other with stories for 10 days inside a secluded villa near Florence as they tried to escape the Black Death... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-02-11, PHOTO: Sarah Ott

So what are teen relationships like on Valentine’s Day? Well, the answer may surprise you. It is actually one of the most stressful days of the year. For girls we look to it with heightened anticipation, but there’s also some stress. All of a... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Sarah Ott

That time of year has come again and Halloween is upon us. Goblins, ghouls and vampires are sure to be scouring the streets on the 31st of October in search of the houses’ treasure: candy. But among the 4 foot gremlins, the outlines of lanky... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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August 14, 2014

High school is possibly the five longest years of your life. You spend the first year coming to grips with the fact that everyone has to shower after gym class, then you spend the next four years waiting for the experience to be over. Read more

Yukon Education

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June 2014

Germany is green and clean — there’s not much garbage, and there are recycling bins everywhere. The people are friendly. Being on a train is fun and comfortable, and riding in a first class compartment is better than flying. Read more

Yukon Outside

It was a proud moment for 17-year-old Mauricio Ruaz, Grade 12 student at Vanier Catholic Secondary, when someone said, "I'm glad you put Colombia's name up high ... where it belongs." Read more

Making A Difference!

The thing about chefs is that they can work almost anywhere. Because of this, cooking is an ideal job for the restless spirits among us. In a crowd known for its wanderlust, Gordon Parton is somewhat of an anomaly. Parton is the head chef at... Read more

Yukon People