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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.

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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.

Big snowshoes to fill

Strings of deer and elk hide were wrapped around the pillars outside the Ta'an Kwach'an Council's health centre like cobwebs this weekend. "The sun helps keep them white," said facilitator Chuck Hume.

Haves are no happier than have nots

It was a vacation to a sun-drenched, exotic location — complete with long beaches, thick rainforest and lava-spewing volcanoes.

Yukon calls to all young francophones

Young French-speakers are leaving the territory. But one group is working to make the Yukon a more hospitable place for them.

Quilts, catering, and community keep Junction mom busy

So what does a stay-home-mom do all day long, anyway? Ask Pam Butterfield of Haines Junction. Butterfield has had little chance of escaping art as…

A sure sign of safety

Few people can stop moving vehicles with a glance, but Leonard Gordon Sr. can. And sometimes he doesn't even have to do that. Many of the cars that pass him on a regular basis slow down to wait for his attention. Drivers honk, wave and, most importantly, they slow down.

In the maw of the beast

If Paul Nicklen isn't chasing death, he's not doing his job. The National Geographic photographer has been bitten by seals, charged by a grizzly bear, crashed two ultralight planes...

Yukon native language story book crosses the Pacific

A story book used in teaching Aboriginal languages in the Yukon may soon be helping indigenous people in Siberian Russia learn their own Ket language.