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Turning up the volume for First Nations storytelling

Kerriann Cardinal and Reneltta Bourque want to amplify the rich aboriginal storytelling tradition. The voices of aboriginal people are too often…

Anglicans consider aboriginal faith

‘I think ultimately what we’re trying to do is give birth to an aboriginal church,” said Bishop Mark McDonald, the Anglican Church…

No need to be ashamed

When Colleen Segriff leans forward you can see where the bald spots have started to grow in. It's been a month since she's pulled a hair out of her head. "Right now, I'm just going with it," she said, smiling.

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Sex activist to show other side of Highway of Tears

Jessica Yee has some blunt words for the RCMP's failure to address aboriginal women disappearing on BC's Highway of Tears.

Dashing through the snow in a glowing garbage truck

At Christmastime, some kids in the world go to bed with visions of sugarplums in their heads. Others go with sore bottoms.

Zombies take over Whitehorse

Sheila MacLean was bitten by zombies in Vancouver. Now, the local massage therapist is responsible for infecting Whitehorse with the walking dead.

Roses among the ashes

Audrey McLaughlin Special to the News In February, I had the opportunity to spend three weeks in Kabul, Afghanistan, working with the nation's women members of Parliament and political parties.

Psychotherapist technique more than meets the eye

ATLIN It sounds too easy. Could it be possible that you could alleviate some of your mental burden by focusing on what troubles you, while at the…

No & for Whitehorse

In 1966, Iain Baxter& wrapped a whole house in plastic bags, right down to the turds floating in the toilet. Canada's first conceptual artist, who added the '&' onto his last name a few years ago, called it Bagged Place and has been toying with ideas of place ever since.

Firefighters aim for national certification

A 15-minute fitness test in the Takhini Arena on Wednesday was the hardest Tim MacIntosh has worked all year. "It was a struggle," said the firefighter as sweat slowly dripped down his forehead.

A century of stories: Dawson elder J.J. Van Bibber turns 90

It's been 90 years since J.J. Van Bibber was born at the side of a trail near the Pelly River. Two days later, mother and child walked the rest of the way to the trading post at Russell Creek. "Well, I was a bit too young to walk then," says Van Bibber. It's stories like these that have earned him some attention over the last few years.

Dawson comes alive for the Quest

Canadian Rangers Sgt. John "Mitch" Mitchell sits at a table in a small, crowded room on the second floor of the Dawson City visitor information centre.

Isaac fought for Canada, and the Tr’ondek

Joy Isaac Special to the News DAWSON CITY Charlie Isaac was born November 25, 1912, in Moosehide Village, a short distance downstream of Dawson City. He was the son of the beloved Chief Isaac and his wife Eliza.

Harvest swoon: The lean years of Yukon farming

Between 1901 and 1911 the Yukon’s population fell from 27,000 to 8,500, but as the population shrank, the demand for local produce increased and farmers could make a profit. As the local food supply increased new technologies developed.

Get Out!

Dawson City's four-day arts and culture celebration kicked off yesterday, marking the 11th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, presented by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).

New native language book published

As the Northern Tutchone specialist at the Yukon Native Language Centre, Anne Ranigler brings a lifetime of speaking and learning about her language…

An explosive line of work

It was on a Saturday afternoon back in 2001 that Cpl. Wayne Gork found himself in a bomb disposal suit handling a case of unstable dynamite.

Last of the woodcutters

At first glance, Phyllis Simpson could look like any ordinary grandmother. Her house is filled with graduation pictures of her grandchildren, a warm…

School’s out for good for Yukon’s Kumon students

Ron Campbell bounces around the crowd of cupcake- and punch-fuelled students ensuring they have what they need. But time is running out.

Trendy tanning beds under the spotlight

People have come a long way from the days when they would lather themselves with lead and arsenic in an effort to whiten their skin.