Doug Sack


Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

As a retired sportswriter who bleeds baseball Red and could steal second base before I was able to walk to first, I was recently deep into the internet researching the history and origins of the game when I stumbled on a fact that had somehow... more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active


Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

When Abbotsford's Adam Hadwin, 29, defeated American Patrick Cantlay on the final hole of the Valspar Championship in Florida on March 12 to win the first PGA Tour title of his career, his life changed forever when the winning putt fell into the cup. more

Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

By every statistical quantifier known to man or beast, less one, the upstart Atlanta Falcons don't have much of a chance against the New England Patriots in Sunday's 51st issue of the NFL's Super Bowl or "LI" to those who still count like Romans... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: by Meagan Deuling

When I first heard Bob Hayes had written a novel set 14,000 years ago that fictionally chronicles the arrival of the first humans to inhabit what is now known as the Yukon Territory, I knew immediately it would be physically accurate like a Louis... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Literature


Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: Lee Gunderson

The second best thing about a 68-year-old writer listening to an 81-year-old singer at the 2015 Atlin Arts and Music Festival was feeling young again. The first was admiration, knowing the “Ol’ Cowboy” still has what it takes to captivate a... more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2015-06-11

John Firth’s massive Yukon Sport: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, published in November 2014 by Sport Yukon, is a heavy book. It must weigh 14 pounds. If you’re brain isn’t strong enough to read all of it, mine wasn’t, you can throw out your old... more

Jun 11, 2015 12:00 AM Literature



If it's true there are seven wonders in the natural world, then surely this is the eighth. The world's most incompetent techno-challenged is boldly composing this on a brand new, state-of-the-art iPod. more

Jan 15, 2015 7:01 PM Family and Health

Special Deluxe, A Memoir of Life & Cars, by Neil Young

Jacket cover of the book Special Deluxe, A Memoir of Life & Cars, by Neil Young

If there is anyone left in Canada still interested in figuring out how Neil Young's brain functions, his second memoir Special Deluxe, A Memoir of Life & Cars, is not likely to clear up the fog. Young, 69, is just not wired like the rest of us. more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

When Edmund Metatawabin's (Ed) residential school memoir, Up Ghost River, jumped off the new-books shelf of the Yukon Public Library and landed in my book bag on top of Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, I was tempted to blow my whistle and send him more

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Literature

It's not often I give myself an impossible writing assignment but I'm doing so now because I'm intrigued by the challenge. Book reviews often have aim to provide a concise summary and make the reader want to read the book. Not this time. more

Nov 12, 2014 12:00 AM Literature


Sept18 Issue

Sometimes, nostalgia sucks and takes you back to places you don't need to be.There was a time in this old drifter's life, like 1972, when Dawson City, The Heart of the Klondike, had all the answers for a young man who had lost his bag of questions. more

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon People