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A New Day
with Sandi Coleman

Dogs On The Trails Will Be Paying...

The ski season is not far away now...

And season passes are already for sale at the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. But for some the decision to become members may very well depend on new rules for people who bring dogs to the trails...There are a few changes this year.

Anne Kennedy is the club's president...and we'll also hear from one of the members of the club who is not in favour.. 

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Yukoner makes Team Canada for Special Olympics World Summer Games

20140916_115309.jpgA Whitehorse athlete has made Team Canada ... to compete in athletics in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

14 year old Darby McIntyre, of Vanier Catholic Secondary School, was named to the team this week. Serge Michaud is the Executive Director of Special Olympics Yukon.

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Dr. Hanley Weekly Studio Call

walking.jpgIt's all about walking... walking... walking... and more walking. We've been doing it since time began... almost... but maybe we have forgotten about how good it actually is for all of us. Dr. Brendan Hanley, Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health, reminds us of the benefits in today's studio call.


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A Reminder About Being Prepared...Always...

One Whitehorse couple having mixed feelings on whether Lady Luck was smiling of them over the weekend while out boating on Lake Laberge. Bob and Ruth Brewer ended up having to be rescued off the lakes shoreline overnight.

We reached Bob and asked him to share his story......

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Coroner recommends changes after death of Cynthia Blackjack

cynthia-blackjack.jpgThe coroner says the Yukon Goverment needs to review its policies and procedures for the transfer of patients from community health centres to Whitehorse. It`s one of several recommendations made after the death of Cynthia Blackjack last November. The 31 year old Carmacks woman died while being medevaced from Carmacks to Whitehorse. Cheryl Kawaja is following the story.

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Music Playlist September 8 -12, 2014

  • Up the Frisco Line - Brandon Isaak
  • Where's the Village - Dave Haddock
  • Birds & No Bees - Kim Beggs
  • Unsatisfied - The Franklin Electric
  • Man Without Love - Engelbert Humperdinck
  • Me & Liza - Rufus Wainwright
  • Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard - Sam Roberts
  • Feel What's Good - Jake Bugg
  • Frozen Man - James Taylor
  • Turn Up the Stereo - Funk Hunters
  • It's My Place (And I Want it!) - Sarah MacDougall
  • Little Record Girl - Bahamas
  • Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers
  • Unite the Moon - Claire Ness
  • The Miracle of Joey Ramone - U2
  • Harvest Moon - Xylarus
  • Railroad Boy - Steph Cameron
  • Happy Hour - Amina Figarova Sextet
  • Kintsukuroi - Hey Rosetta
  • Jigsaw Heart - Elliott Brood
  • When Your Lips are So Close - Gord Bamford
  • Cheap Wine & Cigarettes - Jess Moskaluke
  • Home for a Rest - Spirit of the West

Honouring the best...

20140911_160857.jpgEach year, the Canadian Association of Social Workers pays tribute to its best. The distinguished service award is given to people who provide exceptional service to the population they work with as well as upholding and exemplifying the best of the profession.

In the North, the award was presented yesterday to Barb Nimco. She joined us in the studio.

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Use of segregation in jails

The Whitehorse Correctional Centre is under scrutiny for its use of segregation and whether there should be independent oversight of its operations.

The government and the Human Rights Commission reportedly disagree on whether the Commission has a role in safeguarding the rights of prisoners at the jail.

Debra Parkes is a law professor at the University of Manitoba. She has researched the use of segregation. We reached her at her office in Winnipeg.

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More Franklin-influenced pop culture

franklin-expedition.jpgThis week's news headlines of the discovery of Sir John Franklin's ship has a Whitehorse instructor dusting off her master's thesis.

Food, Sex, Death, and Quest: The Literary Legacy of Sir John Franklin is the title of Maureen Long's master's thesis published in 2003.

(photo credit: archives) Long is an English instructor at Yukon College here in Whitehorse.

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Success of local films about Yukoners living with disabilities

It has been about a year since we first met young film maker Kyle Nixon. At the time, he was working on "You don't know Jack."

Since, there is much to know about that film. To bring us up to date, Kyle is back with the studio, along with Julie Robinson, the Executive Director of the Ynklude Film Society.

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The Ynklude Art Society is holding a film screening on Saturday, October 4 at the Beringia Centre. Tickets are availabe at YACL in the Yukon Plaza.