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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: by Dan Davidson

Canada Day will be exceptionally busy in Dawson this year. Combining our nation’s birthday with a roster of events that normally occur on the first Saturday after that celebration will make for a packed schedule. more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Early in May, with the deadlines for the 2017 edition of the Dawson City International Gold Show approaching, Coralee Rudachyk was busy, but calm. As the General Manager of the Dawson City Chamber of Commerce, she has the primary responsibility... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Sarah Conners

Anna Taylor spent this winter stitching the stories of Dawson City women. In March, the Halifax-based textile artist completed a month-long residency at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. There, her embroidery practice focused on Dawson’s... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Employees at Klondike Visitors Association were surprised to find that a Jim Robb original hung on the wall for the centre. Early in summer, a call from Doug Thomas (also known as Gold Nougie Dougie), revealed to them that a painting of the Palace... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon See It Here

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Priska Wettstein’s love affair with photography began in 2008 when husband Paul presented her with a camera. “I don’t know why he did that,” she says, “but ever since then, I’m just hooked. So whenever I go for a walk, or drive out of town, or... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Once upon a time there were quite a few Jews in the Klondike. They arrived with the other gold rush stampeders. There were enough of them that they established their own graveyard. But the Jewish presence in Dawson City nearly vanished after the... more

Jul 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson City blooms in the summer. It’s a process that begins in some local commercial greenhouses and explodes after the horticultural booths at the Gold Show during Victoria Day Weekend in May. It then continues unabated as part of the Farmers'... more

Jul 7, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

This week shaped up to be a culturally ambitious one in Dawson City. The centerpiece of the week has been the Myth and Medium conference organized by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Heritage Department and focusing on the performing arts. It’s not too... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

November 7 turned out to be an incredibly busy evening for anyone involved in community events in Dawson. There was the closing banquet for the Youth Art Enrichment program, which I mentioned here a few weeks ago. There was an outdoor art... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The snow has come and gone… and come and gone again… but the heavy mist on the hillsides around the town – mists that last well past the morning and into the afternoon – tell their own story of seasonal change. Winter, as they say in Westeros, is... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-03-05 Photo: Dan Davidson

I recently listened to a court debate concerning the streets connected to 2nd Avenue in the north end of town, and which turn you would have to make to get back to Front Street, depending on which direction you were travelling. more

Mar 5, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-02-26 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon Supreme Court returned to the Old Territorial Administration Building (OTAB in local slang) late in January. It will continue to occupy space there until March, at the rate things are moving. more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

The bi-annual Myth and Medium symposium runs from February 24 to 28 this year, the week after the territorial Heritage Day holiday. Heritage Day originally inspired the idea of Myth and Medium about a decade ago. The first symposium tied in nicely... more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

Barnacle Bob Hilliard is ubiquitous on the Dawson City music scene. Since arriving in the early 1990s he's been a fixture in the bars around town, starting at the Westminster, and also playing in the bars of the Eldorado and Downtown Hotels... more

Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

Back when Dawson City was at the end of the road, some of the consumer goods that arrived here stayed here because it wasn't worth anyone's time and money to haul them away. Such was the case with a treasure trove of 500 nitrate-based reels of more

Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM Photography - Film

"I find women in the Yukon, and Dawson in particular, an incredibly strong group," says Penny Soderlund, a member of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Dawson Regional Women's Committee. "There probably isn't any other place where the majo more

Mar 3, 2011 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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