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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The editor set us the challenge of making a pitch for our community that says it is more special than any other in the territory, with a wink and a nod in the direction of Whitehorse. The assignment is hardly fair to the capital city. Those who... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Harbour Publishing

“Everyone talks about the Goldrush. I’m interested in the gaps in history. The points in between,” says Yukon writer Michael Gates, author of From the Klondike to Berlin. Published last month, this book is, perhaps surprisingly, the first to offer... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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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: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Dan Davidson

For many years there has been an annual event known as the Mayo Marathon and runners for Dawson City have been pleased to participate in it. This year, for a change, there is a Yukon Energy Dempster to Dawson (or D2DC) Solstice Race, which will... more

Jun 16, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Gates collection

Canada was part of the British Empire, so when war was declared by Great Britain on August 4, 1914, Canada, too, joined the the conflict. There was a tremendous upswing of patriotic fervour. The vast American influx during of the Klondike gold... more

Apr 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Courtesy of HHSY

Lucile Hunter was an intrepid Yukon pioneer. Just 35 years after slavery was abolished in 1863 in the United States, she and her husband, Charles, joined the stampede to the Klondike from the US in 1897. As black Americans, they hoped to trade the... more

Feb 25, 2016 12:00 AM , , Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: Sarah Lewis Photography

The Rendezvous Queen and Court are also known as Yukon Ambassadors! And as such, here is what has been happening. If you are new to the Yukon, by now you will have realized that the territory is full of Klondike history. more

Aug 6, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-02-12 Photo: Dan Davidson

November and most of December were mild in the Klondike this winter. Wondrously, it only took two-and-a-half days to warm up St. Paul's Anglican Church enough to have a comfortable ecumenical Christmas Eve pageant. more

Feb 12, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

As a former English teacher, long time library patron, book reviewer, informal Berton House liaison, and editor of The Klondike Sun, it often falls to me to make the introductions when an author comes to do a public reading at the Dawson Community Li more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

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“What’s a kayak got to do with art?” This is a question I’ve heard from time to time when discussing the evolution of the arts in Dawson City. To begin with it’s KIAC, or the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture. KIAC is the program arm of the Daw more

Jun 5, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2014-03-13, PHOTO: www.yukoninfo.com/dawson-city-yukon/the-klondike-big-inch

From the very beginning there's been some confusion connected with the word "Klondike." It started with new arrivals — the gold rush stampeders — who where unable to wrap their tongues around "Tr'ondëk," the Hän word for the "area," which... more

Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM Dawson City

The discovery of long-buried human remains in Dawson City two years ago shone a public spotlight on a little-known chapter in Yukon history. The four bodies unearthed at the site of a former Northwest Mounted Police palisade turned out to be ... more

Sep 27, 2012 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

For Yukoners who grew up in Dawson City in the 1950s and '60s, Bear Creek is a symbol of a lost age. more

Aug 2, 2012 12:00 AM Dawson City

There are legends – those men and women who left their mark on the Klondike ... more

Feb 25, 2010 12:00 AM Yukon Winter