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Why we shouldn’t be afraid of ISIS

Don't panic. The terrorists are not coming to get us. That's the simple message at the heart of Gwynne Dyer's latest book, Don't Panic: ISIS, Terror and Today's Middle East.

Whitehorse principal earns national recognition

When an American high school student made national headlines in 2014 for posing with his cat for his senior yearbook portrait, it gave Ryan Sikkes an idea.

Rick Griffiths remembered

Rick Griffiths, a longtime Whitehorse resident whose advocacy helped spur changes to the safety rules governing Yukon's oil-burning furnaces, passed away from cancer on Tuesday morning at the age of 86.

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CANADA 150: Favourite spots in our homeland
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Canada 150: Keeping culture alive through dance and theatre
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Whitehorse filmmakers investigate the paranormal in new web series

The Palace Grand Theatre in Dawson City presented a variety of acts during the Gold Rush era - acrobats, dancing bears and knife-throwers, among others - so it's not too hard to imagine paranormal activity within those walls.

Analysing our ancient ancestors

If Type 2 diabetes forces you to keep an eye on your blood sugar, or if your immune system is particularly good at fighting off illnesses, you might be able to blame an ancestor's ancient fling with a Neanderthal.

Cal Miller brought the Flying Fathers to town

As a professional storyteller with a long memory, I've been asked many times which story of them all stands out in the memory bank from my days pioneering sportswriting in the Yukon.

Memories of Christmas in Moosehide

The smell of percolating coffee wafted through the air as Angie Joseph-Rear pushed open the doors to the old dance hall in Moosehide.

That’s one big honkin’ Christmas tree

Drivers coming in and out of Riverdale one day last month had a unique excuse for being delayed. The bridge was closed to make way for a whopper of a tree.

Pro tips for preparing a holiday feast

Red Seal chef Gene Batten leans back into his office chair and considers the hypothetical challenge: prepare a Yukon moose roast for Christmas dinner.

Warming hands, heads and hearts

Jo Stewart has a slight addiction. But unlike cigarettes or potato chips, her obsession is actually quite healthy. "I knit every spare chance I get," says Stewart.

Doug Urquhart, cartoonist and adventurer, passes on

When he was seven, Doug Urquhart built a tandem bicycle with his friend and cycled 200 kilometres north of his Toronto home.

Yukoner’s work in Haiti draws governor general’s attention

An old soul can be described as someone who is mature beyond his or her years, has a philosophical outlook on life and a high level of empathy for others. Morgan Wienberg fits the bill perfectly.

Young filmmaker named Yukon’s entrepreneur of the year

Jayden Soroka has never had a nine-to-five job in his life, something he's very proud of. That flexibility over the years has given him the freedom to work on any film project he chooses.

Young filmmaker named Yukon’s entrepreneur of the year

Jayden Soroka has never had a nine-to-five job in his life, something he's very proud of. That flexibility over the years has given him the freedom to work on any film project he chooses.

New group offers support to Yukoners exploring gender identity

There was a time when Chase Blodgett didn't know what his name was. People who knew him called him Blodge. Then, of course, there was his birth name.

Life on the edge

The sun had just emerged over the horizon on the morning when Wayne Merry, Warren Harding and George Whitmore stood on top of the world's most iconic cliff face. 

Daughter of the glaciers

Sian Williams, 43, and her sister, Megan, 40, daughters of Carole and Andy Williams of Kluane's Arctic Institute of North America and founders of the flight-seeing charter business.

Giving a second life to medical supplies

As one of the most violent, impoverished nations on Earth, El Salvador has struggled with providing its doctors and health-care workers with adequate resources.

Guru of the glaciers

Andrew Williams, 74, is a muscular, wiry former Royal Marine-commando and bush pilot with a crisp and precise British accent, an unmistakable twinkle in his eyes and the well-leathered face of an man.

New program targets mental illness

Professional athletes, while seemingly larger-than-life figures, are not immune to mental illness. Canadian golfer Andrew Jensen knows this firsthand.