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A New Day
with Sandi Coleman

Popular women's drop-in program running out of money

A Safe Place is the name of a program open on the weekend for women who need ... a safe place to go. It's been running since just before Christmas last year but organizers say it's running out of money. Charlotte Hrenchuk is with the Yukon Status of Women Council. She helped create the program.

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Klondike Roots and Blues Festival

isaakwilliams.jpgThe first Klondike Roots and Blues Festival hits the stage in Whitehorse this weekend. It's a two-day event featuring some of the top players in the country. Two of whom, joined us in the studio this morning... Brandon Isaak and guest Tim Williams. We started it off with their music... 

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The festival is being held at the High Country Inn tonight and the Yukon Convention Centre tomorrow.

Music Playlist October 14 - 17, 2014

  • Feel in the Morning - Kate Weekes
  • West Dawson - George McConkey
  • Leavin' in the Morning - Kenny Blues Boss Wayne
  • First Baseball Game - Nat King Cole
  • Rockin' Socks - Robin Hunter
  • You - Richard Whiteman
  • A Feather's Not a Bird - Roseanne Cash
  • Love Won't Leave Me Alone - Early Winters
  • Slow Motion Kiss - Reid Jamieson Band
  • Shake Rattle and Roll - Jeff Healey
  • Wiser - Old Man Canyon
  • Socks and Shoes - Steve Brockley
  • Blood is Thicker Than Water - Carleton Stone
  • Quatour, H III:78 3E Mouvt - Dover Quartet
  • You + Me - You and Me
  • Pale Moon - Dayna Manning
  • 11:11- Arkells
  • Daily Bread - Bill Bourne
  • All Night - Digging Roots

Cancelling parenting programs doesn't make sense: moms

whitehorse-moms.jpgEarlier this week, we heard from the executive director of Many Rivers. Brent Ramsay told us about cuts to the organizations parent and baby programs. He said it's a funding issue and the programs don't fit the Many Rivers mandate. Some parents question that.

CBC caught up with a group of moms who've participated in the programs and who are now hoping they can be revived. They say programs like Mothering Your Baby the First Year and Mother Goose -- are an important support for new parents.

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Those are some mothers who are part of a working group -- trying to bring back the parent and baby programs like Mother Goose, and Mothering the First Year. Many River cut the programs. We heard from Hillary Aitken, Jo Lukawitski, Jennifer Gillis, Joanne Heyes and Marusia Heney.

Shakeout 2014 -- 10/16 at 10:16am

Thousands of Yukoners will join millions of people along the west coast for a Shakeout. It's an annual exercise to make sure people and organizations are ready for an earthquake.

The earthquake drill takes place tomorrow at 10:16am. Sarah Laxton of Energy Mines and Resources and Michael Templeton is the manager of the Emergency Measures Organization told us more about it.

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You can sign up and get more information at shakeout.org/yukon

West Dawson residents prepare for freeze up

dorianamoshouse.jpgIt's that time of year when Yukoners are busy preparing for winter. That might involve ordering more fuel, splitting wood or buying a new hockey stick.

In West Dawson, winter preparations are a serious business. When the Yukon River freezes, people in that community are cut off from the rest of the world for a while.

Chris Windeyer has that story...

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Put a sock in it: CBC Yukon Sock Drive

sockdrive.jpgWe may have enjoyed a lovely long weekend of weather, but we know it won't last. Winter is coming.

And so are the extra needs of those in our community who were perhaps not fortunate enough to sit down to a full table of food in a warm home to give thanks. As we head towards Poverty Homelessness Action Week, we're asking once again, to keep those individuals in mind when you're shopping over coming days...

Our annual Sock Drive is back on!

What difference can a warm pair of socks really make? That's what we asked Kim Winnicky, co-ordinator Whitehorse Connects, Patricia Bacon, Executive Director of Blood Ties Four Directions and Meg Grudeski, coordinator of the Many Rivers Outreach Van.

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Decision to drop some programming not sitting well with some parents...

The Family Educator position no longer exists at Many Rivers Counselling and a number of early childhood and parenting programs have ended there too......programs such as Mothering your Baby the first year and Parent Child Mother Goose.

Some local parents started a petition has been started up to get the program re-instated.

Brent Ramsay is Executive Director of Many Rivers Counselling..

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Always something to look forward to...Flu Season

Dr. Hanley's weekly studio call....all about flu shots and why we need them...
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Thai Pumpkin Soup

pumpikins.jpgHere's the recipe for that super easy pumpkin soup that Nutrition columnist, Kim Neufeld, whipped up for us.

4 cups veggie broth (or chicken)
2 cans (15oz) pumpkin puree
1 3/4 cup coconut milk (low fat)
cilantro & curry powder for garnish & seasoning

Add broth and pumpkin to sauce pan.
Bring to a boil.
Add coconut milk and boil for 3 minutes.
Season with curry powder and garnish with cilantro.