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Geeks gear up for YukomiCon 2.0

Hot on the heels of last summer's wildly successful event, Yukon geekdom is already getting pumped for the territory's second annual comic convention. 

New principals take over Watson Lake schools

The elementary and the secondary schools have new leadership this year and, as new people will do, they bring fresh energy and ideas into the schools and the town.

Pilates, yoga studio turns up the heat

Whitehorse's The Studio, "where yoga and Pilates meet under one roof," is hoping customers will take in the benefits from heated yoga, which is now being offered at its location in Granger Mall.

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The fighter returns to hearth and fray

Todd Hardy is a fighter who shakes and disturbs you with the depth of his courage. Hardy embraces life and death equally.

Ending poverty starts at home

Imagine for a second what it must be like to live in extreme poverty. You likely have inadequate housing and find it hard to get a good night sleep. As a result you're a little slow - a little out of it.

Thai massage presses idle bodies into shape

My sen lines are severely clogged. Which isn’t as serious as blocked arteries, but Thai masseuse Theresa Gulliver tells me it’s still…

Yukon College welcomes Syrian refugee student

Tareef Jaamour found out he was moving to Whitehorse from Jordan five days before he had to leave. He left his job, said goodbye to his parents and his siblings and got on a plane bound for Paris.

Get Out!

All the pretty horses Sled dogs remain a viable source of animal transport, but you still can't don period clothing and ride them in a circle. The Classic Open Horse Show returns to Watson Lake.

Tariuq: Yukon’s ocean

The wind is strong from the east. To my left a low line of hills rises from a beach littered with driftwood, to my right the Arctic Ocean ice extends infinitely into the sun.

Giving the gift of life

I heard trilling laughter and the thud of small feet running in big boots. Then an elfin, pink, pirouetting imp danced into the room, smiling, laughing and wanting to be everywhere at once.

Amping up the sound of ‘Random Radio’

There's a scene in the 1990 movie Pump up the Volume where Mark, the high school outcast played by Christian Slater, first broadcasts an illegal FM radio signal from his parent's basement.

Where the road meets the sky: a well loved man’s life remembered

When Ray Taylor’s daughter Jennifer last talked to him, he had just finished riding his Harley Davidson over San Francisco’s Golden Gate…

Gaylight shines bright in Whitehorse

Whitehorse’s Main Street was once again a flowing river of colour, support and pride on June 10.

The heroes of Hurricane Alley

Blizzard. Wind northeast 60 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 31. Extreme wind chill minus 52. Frostbite in minutes. That's a pretty typical Environment Canada weather report for Rock River, Yukon.

CPAWS Yukon founder joins Order of Canada

When Juri Peepre was a boy, he spent his spare time in the sugar bushes and forests of southern Ontario. "I remember wandering around in the fields and forests around Guelph," Peepre recalls.

Spook Creek enters a new age of pollution

At every stage of modern Whitehorse history, Spook Creek has been the trash bin of progress. A Second World War army base dumped barrels of oil and cable spools off an escarpment into the creek in the 1940s.

Clear your arteries – the burgers have arrived

Good afternoon, Whitehorse. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves the consumption of novelty burgers at several restaurants around town, and the ingestion of more calories than you’ll care to admit.

When the Second Man was a Woman

Warm July sun streams through the trees in Susan Moorlag's crisply-manicured garden. Wind chimes sweeten the air as her two small dogs scamper underfoot.

The long ride with heroin

Irma Scarff had a 35-year ride with heroin that took her to the mean streets of Canada's largest cities and to a cell in the notorious Kingston Penitentiary for women.

Culture club: Whitehorse group extols benefits of fermented food

It can be bubbly, foamy, gooey, or syrupy. It probably sat on a counter for a while. And it’s alive. Welcome to the world of fermented food.