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World War Two

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: courtesy of Peter Steele

At the age of 82, Peter Steele says he has very little memory of his own parents. That’s partly why he decided a few years ago to write his autobiography. “I didn’t want my own kids to able to say the same,” he explains. “I thought I had enough... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Lisa Sakulensky

Bestselling Canadian author Lawrence Hill pursues a lifelong interest in African diaspora narratives. As a part of the research for a book he’s writing about the contribution of African American soldiers to the construction of the Alaska Highway... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Pixabay Photo

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States of America. The wealthy and patrician New Yorker, whose New Deal policies helped pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression and laid the foundation for much of its existing... more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Isssue: 2016-10-19

I am not one who likes to read dry historical tomes. I like to absorb my history through the sugar coated pill of historical fiction, written by an author whose research is meticulous. And in this genre, Louis de Bernieres is a master. His works... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-07-21, PHOTO: Teresa van der Meer-Chassé

“It’s a 1942 International,” Sid tells me as we are standing by a truck whose yellow paint is slowly chipping away with age. The truck’s original grey colour has been exposed underneath the bright yellow. Its large body and tires tell us it was a... more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM , Beaver Creek

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Mark Zuehlke grew up in the Okanagan, hearing tales of Remittance Men – those eccentric British immigrants sent here in the late 19th century by their families who didn't know what else to do with them. They were called Remittance Men because of... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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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: 2015-11-12 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

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Issue: 2015-10-22 PHOTO: courtesy of Max Fraser

In 1943 Operation Husky was put into motion. Canadian Soldiers travelled deep into the Sicilian countryside to fight against the Nazi presence that had been established there. More than 500 Canadian Soldiers lost their lives during the campaign in... more

Oct 22, 2015 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: kozzi.com

Germany: a land of farms and old cities, and the destination of my travels every two years. It is a land with a past. Most towns here still hold scars of war in the form of bunkers that are sprawled throughout the country. A reminder of what once... more

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon History

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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Carolyn Vincent

I have been in the wilderness of the Mackenzie Mountains for six weeks, and have decided to begin a diary. It’s maybe not the right time to start one, but now that I’m not quite as busy and not nearly as tired at the end of the day, I’ll begin one... more

Apr 2, 2015 12:00 AM Ross River

“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

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PHOTO: courtesy of filmsactu.net

How do you relate to someone after you discover they've committed monstrous acts? The generation born in Germany after World War II– who Berthold Brecht called "those who came after" (Nachgeborenen) – faced that question every day. The 2008 German... more

Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM Movies and TV

During World War II, the brewing-trade industry known as the United Brewers Industrial Foundation worked with the U.S. government to create a series of ads designed to boost morale and highlight the positive aspects of beer. more

Nov 26, 2009 12:00 AM , Beverages

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