Life

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.

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Howling for wolves
Whitehorse Mud Bogs 2018
Gold panning in Dawson City
REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video

Hunting for the title of top dog

This September a Yukoner has a chance to make history. He’ll test his mettle alongside 100 other competitors and potentially become the first of his kind to earn a coveted title.

Finish your vegetables: Yukon’s community gardeners grow fresh, local produce

In its recently released local food strategy, the Yukon government’s agricultural branch calls backyard and community gardens “an important part of food sovereignty and sustainable local food production,” and lays out a strategy for supporting those gardens.

Retired chef keeps fit with books and broadband

Fritz Kohlhaas, a senior citizen of Haines Junction, has found a way to keep fit. Both brawn and brain at the same time.

Little home, big idea

Retired empty-nesters aren't the only ones downsizing their homes these days. Just ask Laird Herbert. He's building a house for himself that's only slightly bigger than a garden shed.

Revitalized fair celebrates alternative care

A bright yellow sign hanging outside the Almost Home Maternity Centre proclaims Heather Ashthorn’s philosophy on gardening.

Adventurers pedal into a ring of fire

It takes an extreme case of wanderlust to have spent the past 12 years with one’s bottom wedged to a bike seat, pedaling 175,000 kilometres…

A cartoonist with a Yukon legacy

The political cartoonist at the Yukon News has regretfully left the territory.

Constant gardeners: The early days of Yukon agriculture

Though food security is a hot topic in the Yukon today, finding a reliable source of homegrown, fresh food has been a challenge since the first newcomers came to the territory in the mid-1800s.

Changing the script for bullying

Today's children swim in a culture of mean, said Barbara Coloroso, a Colorado-based parenting and teaching expert. The Internet and digital technologies allow bullying to happen all the time.

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.

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…