Category Archives: Health Issues

A Day of Spring, a Day of Winter

This can be a frustrating time of year for anyone who enjoys being outside. The sun is doing a good job of warming the earth up to welcome life back in a grand way, but Father Winter still pops back … Continue reading

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A GMO-Free Yukon?

Hi everyone, A committed group of concerned Yukoners has gotten together, built a website, launched a Facebook page, and started a petition to keep the Yukon GMO-Free. We know genetically modified organisms are already in a lot of the food … Continue reading

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The “Motorcycle Ride For Dad” Program

Have you heard about the Motorcycle Ride For Dad yet? Its mission is to raise funds in order to save men’s lives by supporting prostate cancer research while at the same time raising public awareness of the disease. See motorcycleridefordad.org … Continue reading

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“Better Choices, Better Health”

There’s a conference coming up in Whitehorse in April 2010 that I want to tell you about. The Yukon Wholistic Health Network is bringing Dr. Gabor Maté in to present a series of talks and workshops based on his best-selling … Continue reading

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Ramesh Ferris and the Polio Awareness Trek

All of you in the Yukon surely know who Ramesh Ferris is, though you may not be watching his progress. For those of you Outside, Ramesh is a Whitehorse resident who is going across Canada (over 7,200 kilometres) by handcycle … Continue reading

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World Naked Gardening Day

Darn, missed the May 3rd celebration of World Naked Gardening Day again. I just can’t think about gardening when there’s still snow on the ground, I suppose. This incredible weather, though, prompted me to check the date – and I … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day

Today is “hump day” in the seasonal sense – the day when we get the least sunlight of the year. Winter Solstice, the exact time when Whitehorse is leaning farthest away from the sun, occurs at 10:08 tonight. The sun … Continue reading

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