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Yukon Health Care

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: Jake Paleczny

It was a record-breaking summer at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve, with 4,899 visitors coming through the gates this past August. Compare that with 3,200 visitors in the entire first year of operation in 2004–05, and you get an idea of how the... more

Yukon Wildlife

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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... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Claude Vallier

The Yukon is a pretty incredible place, but with so much wide, empty wilderness, few people and limited technology capacity in backcountry areas, it’s important to remember to prepare, plan and train before you venture out there... more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2018-01-31, PHOTO: Pixabay

These feet were made for walking. It’s not just a song; it’s the basis for a lot of Jeddie Russell’s work at WalkOn Foot Care, Whitehorse’s new foot care clinic located in the log skyscraper. While the clinic might be new, Russell has spent many... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: by Murray Munn

The Second Opinion Society (SOS) is holding its annual barbecue on Thursday, July 28th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all are welcome. SOS is located at 304 Hawkins St. adjacent to the Yukon Conservation Society offices. There will be hotdogs... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Glenda Koh

Mentioning Yvonne Emson’s name can trigger a response like my neighbour’s: “Oh, she saved my life! My husband’s, too.” Physiotherapists are not in the business of saving lives, but for people with severe or chronic pain, getting the right... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Courtesy of Robert Whitaker

American investigative journalist Robert Whitaker is one of the world’s leading authorities on mental health, and in particular, the way the psychiatric profession and the pharmaceutical industry have consistently shifted attention away from... more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2015-09-10 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

There is a campaign under way to have Father William H. Judge, S.J., declared a saint by the Vatican and named the Patron Saint of Miners. In the meantime, Father Judge, often referred to as the Saint of Dawson, will have to make do with the... more

Dawson City

There were early signs in Brendan's development that caused concern, such as not talking at age 22 months and not making eye contact. However, the diagnosis of autism didn't come until four days after his third birthday. more

Health and Wellness