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Remembrance Day

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11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour - Remembrance Day.  Never Forget.


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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Rick Massie

One of the childhood traditions if you grew up in Canada is the annual school Remembrance Day ceremony. Some day right before the statutory holiday, class by class students march down to the gymnasium to sit in rows and watch the presentation... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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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: 2016-11-09, 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: 2016-07-28, 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: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives81/107 f. # 5

Jim Christie was born in Scotland in 1867. He emigrated to Manitoba and then came to the Klondike in 1898. The short, wiry Scotsman took to living in the north more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-14, PHOTO: Yukon Archives George Black fonds 81/107 f. # 5

Joe Boyle came to the Klondike with the first wave of gold-seekers in the early summer of 1897, but soon left with a dream of becoming rich. He was successful in obtaining a large mining concession in the Klondike Valley from the federal... more

Apr 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon History

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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: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: Promotional

Mark Zuehlke was a writer-in-residence at Berton House in 2003. At the time he had just finished several books on the history of the Canadian Forces actions in Italy during World War II and had brought along copious file boxes full of material for... more

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

“To know the toll that battle brings, of resolute intention” — From “I Do Not Know Your Name” by Kenny Martin These words they resonate with me. At sixteen-years-old, I believe the magnitude of past events have slipped past me more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon History

Our cause is just, our slogan that no one should fear war's pain. We'll win the greatest victory if we ne'er need fight again. more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM Literature

The first time you read this might be on Remembrance Day, November 11, a day which has a lot more significance now than it did before our troops began operations in Afghanistan in late 2001. more

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM Dawson City