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The Klondike Sun

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Founded in 1989, the Klondike Sun newspaper dedicates itself to recording the events and activities taking place in the community of Dawson City, Yukon, Canada and the surrounding Klondike Region. Issues are published bi-weekly throughout the year with print runs of 1,000 copies. The Sun is published by The Literary Society of the Klondike, a registered non-profit society


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Issue: 2017-08-02

Writers have been fictionalizing the Yukon since the days of London and Service. This may just happen for dramatic licence, to fit some plot point, or to be certain that they don’t actually come too close to describing a real person or place. more

Aug 2, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-22, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It’s been a truly odd winter here in the Klondike. On the one hand it’s been colder, and colder for longer stretches than it has been for several years. Mostly, it hasn’t been really cold, which begins below, say, minus 35, and carries on down... more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Dawson City

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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: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’m happy to record that, except for the arrival of the Sears Wish Book at North 60 Petro Express, everything else related to Christmas here in Dawson City seems to have been content to wait until after Remembrance Day to get started. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The snow has come and gone… and come and gone again… but the heavy mist on the hillsides around the town – mists that last well past the morning and into the afternoon – tell their own story of seasonal change. Winter, as they say in Westeros, is... more

Oct 29, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I promised to tell a little bit of the story of the Klondike Sun’s near death experience if the editors here said it was okay. They did, so here goes. It’s hard to keep small newspapers afloat these days. The Sun is in its 26th year now, and during.. more

Oct 15, 2015 12:00 AM Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

In the April 8 edition of the Klondike Sun I put a little note inside the Sun graphic, in the banner. We always do this, sometimes to comment on events or the weather, and sometimes to fl ag a coming event. This time I wrote, “How’s the Ice Bridge... more

Apr 23, 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

Taking a stroll along the Writers' Block — from the corner of 8th Avenue and Hanson Street to the corner of 8th and Firth — you find yourself sandwiched between Berton House and Robert Service's Cabin at the top end. more

Aug 8, 2013 12:00 AM Dawson City

The Bonanza Creek Road winds through piles of dredge tailings—hills of gravel mounded like ground deposited by a gigantic earthworm—and abandoned, rusting mining equipment. more

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon History

I was born under a tree (on September 6, 1920), way up the MacMillan River, at Russell Creek," J.J. Van Bibber told the Klondike Sun back in 2009. more

Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM Dawson City

It was placer mining that scratched the surface of this gold bearing land, and it was the clues provided by generations of placer miners that pointed the way to the discoveries that are being more

May 17, 2012 12:00 AM Dawson City

In early February the sun begins to kiss the streets in Dawson City. It's been lurking along the tops of the hills for some time, and those who live on higher ground in West Dawson or in the Dome subdivisions have continued ... more

Feb 10, 2011 12:00 AM Dawson City

Dawson City has long been known for unique answers to its housing shortage, especially in the summer, when the place is flooded with summer people (or summerdoughs) looking for work and a cheap place to live. more

Nov 4, 2010 12:00 AM Dawson City

The Klondike Sun, to which Berton was referring in his guest editorial in that first issue, has made it through its 21st year. Last issue, I dropped several hints that the origins of our little paper would be my subject this week. more

Apr 29, 2010 12:00 AM Dawson City