CBC North - Photo By Lena Autut

A New Day
with Sandi Coleman

Inclusion And Determination....

photo (17).JPGElementary school students from across the territory competed this week in a wrestling competition in Whitehorse. The CBC's Cheryl Kawaja stopped by the Canada Games Centre to see the matches.

She brings us the story of one wrestler who is improving his skills and impressing his opponents...

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Discussing death...

cma2.jpgDeath is not something we like to think about, but the Canadian Medical Association says we should be plan for it. The CMA held a panel discussion about death in Whitehorse, part of a series of town hall meetings it's holding across the country.

It's asking Canadians about end-of-life care, living wills and when it's appropriate to keep people alive using machines like respirators. Members of the audience shared their experiences about death.

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Eagle Cam: Season 2 on hiatus

eaglets.jpgThe camera that allowed people to watch Whitehorse' beloved eagle family is off the air. More than a million viewers followed the eagle family last year. They saw three eagle babies hatch and grow. This year, the eagle family has moved to a new nest across the road. Yukon Electrical decided to shut down the camera. Wildlife expert Anne McLeod, of EDI Dynamics, and Yukon Electrical's Laura Carleson came into the studio to explain why.

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Music Playlist April 14 - 17, 2014

  • Escape is at Hand for the Travellin Man - Justin Rutledge
  • more to come

Call to test northern salmon

salmon1.jpgThe chinook salmon run is expected to drop to an all time low this year. Fishing restrictions have been enforced on both sides of the border. First Nations have been meeting to share information. Alexandra Morton is a B-C biologist. She's been studying the impact of Atlantic salmon farming on wild salmon in B-C. Morton says farms are spreading disease and fish up the northern coastline need to be tested as well. She joined guest host Roch Shannon Fraser on the phone from her home in B-C.

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Music Playlist April 7 - 11, 2014

  • Black Current - Rachel Sermanni
  • Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
  • Ten Thousand Horses - Corey Hart
  • A Feather's Not a Bird - Rosanne Cash
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Lifted - Alysha Brilla
  • Greyhound Bus - Oh Susanna
  • Rest of My Life - Sloan
  • Je Suis Devenue Lionne - Whitehorse
  • Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
  • North Star - Rural Alberta Advantage
  • I Lost My Way - Matt Andersen
  • The Wolves - Ben Howard
  • Best You Can - Brandon Isaak
  • Touch on the Rainy Side - Jesse Winchester
  • Rudio En El Sistema - Alex Cuba
  • Forsaken Love - Pharis & Jason Romero
  • Babes in Arms - Mickey Rooney 

Natural Playgrounds..What Does That Really Mean?...

When you think of playgrounds, monkey bars and plastic slides come to mind.

But there's a company in town this week talking about the benefits 'natural' playgrounds.

Adam Bienenstock owns Bienenstock Playgrounds. He led a workshop yesterday for staff at the city of Whitehorse and the Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon and others.

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Chinook Run Could Hit All time Low....

salmon_1[1].jpgBiologists are predicting another record low salmon run on the Yukon River this year. That's why 60 delegates from the Yukon went to Fairbanks last week.

First Nations, scientists and various levels of government met at the International Salmon Summit.

To discuss what they're seeing on both sides of the border, we reached Jill Klein, Executive Director of the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association. For more than 2 decades, the YRDFA has been advocating and working towards healthy wild fisheries all along the river.

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Dr. Hanley's Weekly Studio Call...

Lots of folks are still winding down from the Rotary Music festival.

We certainly miss having our live music in the studio this week.

Perhaps it got you wondering about signing your own youngster up for lessons ... but wondering whether sports would more beneficial healthwise.

Well ... Yukon's Chief Medical officer of health  Dr. Brendan Hanley. has been giving this some thought and has dropped by for his weekly studio call....


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