Life

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.

From bone broth to brain ravioli: new cookbook marries contemporary and traditional caribou recipes

Skinning and cooking a caribou head might seem like a daunting task, even for experienced cooks. After all, how often do Yukoners have a chance to eat morel mushroom caribou brain ravioli?

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Crossing the ocean, coming to roost

'I miss the heat, all the different shades of green in the vegetation, the lushness, and I really miss the beach," Amanda King says wistfully. "Its summer time at home right now." Home is New Zealand, where

Get Out!

May 14 is the wrap-up event for the Yukon Women in Music Moon Song series at the Copper Moon Gallery. The afternoon concert will feature 11 Yukon women performing their music.

Unique bread and three legged dogs bring this Yukoner home

Eileen Melnychuk is a returnee. She was born in the Yukon, but is coming home after many busy and exciting years away. She brings with her a formidable resume of talent and accomplishment.

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...

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.