Life

College students win kudos and cash

Collyn Lovelace knows a thing or two about hard work. The 30-year-old single mother is pursuing a degree in social work at Yukon College, and juggling life as a mom and a full-time student definitely has its challenges.

Dr. Jim Zheng remembered

Yukoners have no shortage of fond stories about Dr. Jim Zheng, who spent more than two decades practising traditional Chinese medicine in the territory.

Whitehorse nurse wins Diamond Jubilee medal

It took Heather Johnson two degrees and years of globetrotting before she realized she wanted to become a nurse. Now, 13 years after graduating from nursing school in Kamloops, B.C...

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          Youth carve out careers by learning to carve birds and beasts

          Like sculptors through centuries, eight budding local artists released forms caught in raw chunks of cedar — masks, plaques, paddles and bowls.

          Traditional dancing in the streets

          Tyrell Jim and four of his friends spend hours after school practicing the songs and steps for traditional Native American dances.

          Generous ‘Momma Susan’ lived life to the fullest

          Susan Thompson was many things: biologist, athlete, wildlife advocate, soccer coach, Yukoner and friend. But to the people of Kakamega, Kenya, she was something more. She was "Momma Susan.

          Get Out!

          Paddle the annual Chili and Bean Downriver Canoe and Kayak race. Push out from Rotary Park and paddle like mad for 18.5 kilometres until you hit the Takhini Bridge.

          Love for the hunt

          Stranded on a mountain with a pack full of sheep meat, Anne-Marie Briggs had no other option than to bed down for the night and wait until daylight. 

          Getout!

          Who knew the two were spending time underneath the mistletoe? This year's Winterval Santa Parade features a giant Yukon River salmon puppet, stilt walkers and marshmallow roasting.

          Latin fiesta offers a lifeline to youth

          Lucie Desaulniers and Michel Morris love to dance, and not just with each other. The couple - both youth counsellors and salsa teachers - are organizing a Latin fiesta tomorrow evening at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre.

          Get off your duff to make a difference

          It’s easy to be apathetic, lazy, uninterested. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to be bored.

          Talk, text or tweet but tell someone your problems today

          Communications giant Bell Canada hopes to change that with a special campaign today aimed at getting people to talk about their mental health issues. Its recruited six-time Canadian Olympic medalist Clara Hughes to help get the message out. In a 32-second TV commercial, Hughes tells how she's battled depression.

          Champagne and Aishihik scholar lands prestigious scholarship

          Jocelyn Joe-Strack was sitting on her desk, writing up the working land use plan for her First Nation’s land when she was struck with an idea.

          Back to Bhutan

          The last time Judith Steele was in Bhutan, a raven stole her soother. Forty-three years later, the Yukon day-home operator returned to the country to have tea with Princess Ashi-Tashi. The princess is 86 years old now, but remembers Judith's father Peter Steele bringing his young family to her country to study goitre in 1967.

          Getting kids in the ring

          It has been at least 10 years since flying trapeze artists and twisting aerial acrobats have swung through Whitehorse. And that's not because it's too far for the circus caravan to travel. They just haven't been invited.

          Aid worker given the gift of hope

          The young boy bent over and picked up the tiny, crying newborn. Covered in afterbirth and with the umbilical chord still attached, the child had…

          Training the next crop of First Nations leaders

          Leading a First Nation can present its own unique challenges compared to municipal or territorial politics, says former Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Chief Diane Strand.

          Whitehorse hit by tandem Sally Ann painters

          Instead of biking for a nebulous cause, Belinda and Roland Hinmueller are getting their hands dirty. he New Zealand couple - riding a yellow tandem bike from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Argentina - is volunteering at Salvation Army posts along their route.

          Young correspondent finds more war than he bargained for

          ‘So this guy from Texas has a motorcycle and we’re sitting there in Cairo hatching a plan to ride it to Lebanon,” says Jamie…

          GET OUT!

          Local artist and seamstress Lea-Ann Dorval is putting her original designs, artwork and accessories on sale - at half price. A few months ago, Dorval's three-year-old nephew was diagnosed with Wilms Tumour, a very rare kidney cancer that targets young children.