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Rian Lougheed-Smith

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

Beards, chainsaws, ingenuity, beards, rusty trucks, dogs, beards, puns, beards and beards, and grinning balls of lichen—these are the things the Klondike Drawing Company (KDC) is made of. more

Jul 19, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Erin Peacock

An internet search will show that the hottest baby gifts of 2016 include a light-up singing turtle, organic cotton mittens and an infant sized pair of UGGs. But the hottest gift for Dawson City babies is a handmade quilt. It’s been the most... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Rian Lougheed-Smith

I always forget the way this works, how fast things change here. In the hot, hot days of summer, I think it will last forever and then suddenly, one rainy July day, there it is. The chill, maybe a wool sweater, the thought of lighting a fire... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Farm - Garden

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Gillian Martin

What am I doing? It is -45 C and I am starting to feel trapped. I haven’t left the house - unless you count visits to the outhouse or to grab more wood, which at these temperatures are so quick that they hardly bear mentioning. I haven’t left the.. more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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