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Issue: 2019-06-19, Rick Massie

Well after many of her peers have settled into retirement, Adeline Webber continues to put in long hours volunteering as Vice President of the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2019-06-12, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland Photography

Many ancient civilizations had a form of organized firefighting. The earliest recorded fire services was in Ancient Rome. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society

Building trust between a community and police is essential to addressing the extraordinarily high numbers of sexualized assaults and violence in the Yukon. Without this relationship, women at risk and women who have experienced violence are less... Read more

Watson Lake

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Women in Mining / Cathie Archbould Photography

The Government of Yukon has provided Yukon Women in Mining with funding for a series of events called Yukon Mining Days, scheduled to take place in communities across the territory. Working in partnership with the Government of Yukon and The Yukon... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: courtesy of SMRT WOMEN

Whether you’re interested in being a leader or looking to grow your business, speaking in public is a surefire way to establish expertise and credibility in your field. Unfortunately for many, the thought of public speaking is enough to cause them... Read more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Angela Drainville

Fawn Fritzen hasn’t always considered herself a feminist. The Whitehorse jazz singer/songwriter wasn’t using that term in 2013 when her first CD, Bedroom Voice, came out. Or in 2016 when she released her second album, Pairings... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Last year, when I arrived in the Yukon, I saw an article on the Ember Fire Academy, a Yukon Government Protective Service program. There were images of women breaking apart cars and fighting fires and I thought, Wow, what an incredible experience... Read more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The Yukon Fish and Game Association hosted the Yukon Outdoor Woman (YOW) Program, a weekend where 20 women participated in outdoor workshops, in the bush, to further develop skills and knowledge... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Jess Stone

May is Sexualized Assault Prevention month in Canada. Across the country campaigns are organized in the effort to end sexualized violence in Canada. Here at home, the Yukon continues to have a disproportionately high rate of sexualized assault... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

In September, we “Take Back the Night” by taking to the streets reminding our community that self-identified women deserve to be safe on the street, out at parties with our friends, on dates and in cab rides home. And we Walk with our Sisters in... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a Naturopathic Doctor in Whitehorse with a focus on women’s health, I see a lot of burnout caused by chronic stress. Often my patients don’t realize that their daily pressures are adversely affecting their physical health... Read more

Health and Wellness

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council

The Yukon Aboriginal Women's Council (YAWC) will host the Gathering of Youth-Family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Kick Off Event on February 17 to 18. Read more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: courtesy of Better Man Film

This year’s 16 Days of Action to End Gender-Based Violence was packed with some powerful events. The kick off at Epic Pizza featured the local talents of Emily Ross and the Ukes of Hazard... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Rory Wadham

Sitting in a circle with the seven women and organizers of the sixth annual 100 Women Who Care event is a bit like curling up fireside. The ambiance is cozy, intimate and undeniably supportive. The answer “Because we care” resounds like a... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

It’s that time of year again when the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiElles team up with a number of community groups to deliver a series events in our community that promise to encourage dialogue, to take action and increase... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-08-30, PHOTO: www.archbould.com, courtesy of Yukon Women in Mining (YukonWIM)

Yukon Women in Mining wants to raise the profile of mining as a vibrant career option, especially for Yukon women and youth. To do that in May they launched the Experiential Extravaganza in three Yukon communities. Read more

Yukon Careers

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Issue: 2017-05-24, PHOTO: Reem Girgrah

When I meet someone new, I am used to being asked what I do for a living. The answer to that question inevitably leads to deeper discussions about the issue of violence against women. A few months ago I had conversation that sat with me for a long... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Stephan Biedermann

Larra Daley is the pioneering force behind the Cultured Fine Cheese shop in Horwood’s Mall. Though the shop has just recently integrated itself into a quintessential part of Whitehorse, Daley’s own Yukon journey began in the summer of 1996... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Mary Armstrong

I was five-years-old when I broke my first tooth. I was skidooing with my dad on our faithful, yellow Tundra. I was sitting up front, my small body tucked (somewhat safely) between the handles and my much larger dad. When we careened over an... Read more

Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Elias Vallevand

Teagyn Vallevand is an impressive young woman who pours her heart and soul into many different pockets of the Yukon. Vallevand is a member of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and her whole family has roots from the Whitehorse area. Read more

Yukon People