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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: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Mark Beese

Winter has released his icy grip on the Yukon, and that brings my favorite season: camping season. In early May I along with several friends pitched our campers and tents at Lake LaBerge. We lucked out and got choice sites along the lakeshore. As... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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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: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In just about two-and-a-half months the nomination dossier for the Tr’ondëk/Klondike World Heritage Site will be sent to Paris, France, to UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. It will be evaluated by the International Council on Monuments and Sites... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-11-09, PHOTO: courtesy of National Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby, BC.

Remembrance Day has taken more meaning for me lately. Recently Yukon Archives shared some information about some Japanese from Dawson City who served in the First World War. This was a complete surprise to me. I wondered, Why would they serve? more

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM , Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Michele Doucette

The Yukon is filled with culinary hidden gems, according to Eric Pateman. A culinary expert, Pateman had no idea how rich the Yukon food scene was until Debra Ryan, manager of strategic planning for Air North, finally persuaded him to visit... more

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Devon Berquist

Not quite a year ago, Jesse Cooke was in Ottawa to receive the Parks Canada Youth Tourism Entrepreneur Award. He was being recognized for his business, Husky Bus, which he launched in the summer of 2012. Even then, as he announced at a subsequent... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Each year the Klondike Visitors Association works with the Writers’ Trust of Canada, Parks Canada, and the Dawson Community Library to put on the Authors on Eighth Walking Tour during the week before Discovery Days. more

Jul 21, 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: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

One of the stops along Dawson’s 8th Avenue Writers’ Block is Jack London Square, home of a part of Jack London’s Klondike cabin and the Jack London Museum, in a setting modeled after a painting by Jim Robb. This year marks the 100th anniversary of... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-06-02, PHOTO: Cameron Eckert

Looking for a memorable northern road trip? The 17th annual Tombstone Weekend on the Wing (WOW) offers three days of fabulous hiking, a birding festival and interpretive events for all ages. The weekend of free events takes place June 3 to 5 and... more

Jun 2, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

A Past Yukon Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

Picture from YHMA’s website taken by Bruce Barrett

My great great grandparents, Alexander Fraser and Jane Hastings Fraser left Dumfrieshire, Scotland in 1795. They settled in the Ottawa Valley with many Scottish immigrants. I have visited the cemetery near Renfrew, Ontario where they rest. In 2010, more

May 5, 2016 12:18 AM Family and Health

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Peter Mather

According to the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) website, the 3,200 kilometre stretch of mountain range running from Yellowstone to the Yukon is one of the last intact mountain ecosystems on earth. It’s amazingly still home to... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM The Green Issues

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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: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Blair Douglas

Blair Douglas and Carly Woolner are hoping you’ll join them outside to have some fun this weekend. They are organizing the second annual edition of The (s)hiver Winter Arts Festival, taking place in Dawson City on Jan. 30 and 31. more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Last month Jesse Cooke was the recipient of the Parks Canada Youth Tourism Entrepreneur Award, at a ceremony held in Ottawa on Dec. 2. Cooke arrived in the Yukon for the first time 10 years ago, studying glaciology at Kluane Lake as part of his... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I have written a number of columns about Dawson’s habit of recycling building for other purposes. The Old Territorial Courthouse, which has to be passed by everyone entering the town on Front Street, is a prime example of this practice. more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTOS: Dan Davidson

Dawson is a town festooned with signs and plaques telling everyone who cares to pay attention lots of information about the people and places they may be walking or driving by. There are bronze plaques for both buildings and individuals that have... more

Aug 27, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-07-02 Photo: Dan Davidson

It’s 5:00 and I’m sitting at the table in my summer office which, whenever possible, is our veranda. Seven blocks west and about two north the whistle mounted on the S.S. Keno lets loose with a blast that I can hear very clearly from here. more

Jul 2, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon Government (YG) finally decided to sign on in a substantive way to the push for UNESCO World Heritage Status for the site designated Tr’ondëk/ Klondike. The press release hasn’t been issued yet as I write these words, but I know, because... more

May 7, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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