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Gabriela Sgaga


Dawson City writer Gabriela Sgaga lives off the grid in her West Dawson cabin with her eight sled dogs. She enjoys mushing, skijoring and writing about everyday life in the Yukon.


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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Gabriella (Gaby) Sgaga is tired as the Quest Layover nears its end at the Visitors Information Centre (VIC) in Dawson City. She’s been holding down the reception desk pretty continuously ever since the teams started rolling in three days earlier... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: courtesy of KATTS

Are you a Dawsonite who enjoys following maintained trails for hiking, biking, and skiing? Then you have KATTS to thank for giving you what you enjoy. The Klondike Active Transport and Trails Society is a Dawson City-based, ... more

Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Judith Beaumont

Judy Beaumont talks about the early days volunteering in the Yukon Quest office. The cramped space was shared with the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in the (former) Regina hotel. “The office was in behind the bar, this little crappy office in the back,” more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

It was novelist Lawrence Hill who told me while we sipped tea in the Downtown Hotel dining room in Dawson in March that his early career as a journalist taught him to embrace the adventure of his stories. The beauty of living in the North is the adv more

Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Dan Sokolowski

Traditions run long in Dawson City. Take the upcoming international curling bonspiel, for example. This is the 118th bonspiel, making it the oldest continuously running event in the Yukon. Taking place from Feb. 3 to 5 and hosted by the Dawson... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Klondike Visitor Association

Dawson City finds itself with a brand new lease on winter sports life this year – artificial ice has come to town. Considering how much ice there is in the north, the need for artificial ice sounds odd, but for those who partake in hockey and... more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be featuring an exhibition called The Golden Age of Selfies. The exhibition will showcase work submitted by members of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The idea of... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

If you’ve always wanted the challenge of making a film in a short amount of time, here’s your chance. The Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society, will once again be... more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and David Neufeld

When you think of comics, you may think of superheroes or lovable scruffy dogs. But Rebecca Roher says comics are not only pulpy and light. Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. Comics, she says, can be used to start conversations about... more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

From November 2 to 5, youth from all over the Yukon will be converging on Dawson City to hone their art skills in the 16th annual Youth Art Enrichment Program. Hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), the four-day program is... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: courtesy of Klondike Visitors Association

Have you always wanted to get on stage and strut your stuff? If so, then CFYT Talent Night is for you. Taking place on September 30 at Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall in Dawson City, Talent Night welcomes all types of performers on stage. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-09-29

On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be holding a reception for the opening of Perpetual Curiosities: A 30-Year Retrospective. The exhibition is by long-time Dawsonite Shelley Hakonson, whose last show at the... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-22, Photo: Thierry Guenez

On Saturday, Sept. 24, patrons of Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall in Dawson City are in for a treat as Gertie and her gals put on the final show of the season. Throughout the summer, the casino offers three different stage shows each evening... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: courtesy of the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in First Nation

Fall is harvest time, and at the Tr’ondëk Hwech’in (TH) Teaching and Working Farm School, there will be a feast to celebrate a summer’s worth of hard work by students and staff alike. “TH has wanted active farming for the community for a long time... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Education

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Issue: 2016-09-01, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

“Play ball!” These words will be ringing out in Dawson City this Labour Day weekend. From Sept. 2 to 5, teams from the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska will converge on two ball diamonds to compete in the Labour Day Slo-Pitch Classic... more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Visitors Association

Nowadays, most people run away from the idea of using an outhouse. The Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) in Dawson City would rather you put that running to good use and join them in this year’s Great Klondike Outhouse Race, taking place... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: by Tarie Castellarin

Whether you have a green thumb or not, you’re invited to the Horticultural Exhibition in Dawson City on Aug. 13. Tarie Castellarin and Helen Dewell have been involved in organizing the exhibition since 2013. The event itself dates back to the... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: Chris Healy

The ladies rule Dawson City this weekend. First up, the Dawson City League of Lady Wrestlers presents the North End Knockout on Saturday, August 6. On Sunday, August 7, the best female pokers players in the Yukon gather to play it out for prize... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: courtesy of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation

From July 28 to 31 the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation will welcome everyone to their traditional territory. The First Nation is hosting the 13th biennial Moosehide Gathering, taking place at Moosehide Village, which is located 3 km downriver from... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2016-06-30, PHOTO: Evelyn Pollock

Panning for gold the old-fashioned way is an art and a science, though you don’t have to be an expert in either to take part in the annual Yukon Gold Panning Championships, held on Saturday, July 1 in Dawson City. more

Jun 30, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Devon Berquist

On June 24 and 25 The Friends of the Palace Grand Theatre will be presenting A Klondike Cabin Companion, a live radio performance, written, produced, and performed by Dawsonites. Producer Justine Hobbs is excited to develop this project and bring... more

Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: kozzi.com

Next Thursday up to 300 motorcyclists will descend on Dawson City for the 29th gathering of Dust 2 Dawson Motorcycle Ride. Dick Van Nostrand, a long time Dawsonite, helps organize the gathering. He’s been involved since almost the beginning... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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