Torey Ellis

Pioneers of Forty Mile

Susan and Michael Gibson work off each other as they talk. With the ease of long familiarity, they lead off each others’ anecdotes and remind each other of important points. My 10-minute interview turns into an hour-long conversation. “We kind of ping-pong ideas a lot,” Michael says. It’s a quality that has helped and inspired …

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The Bear Creek Key

For Yukoners who grew up in Dawson City in the 1950s and ’60s, Bear Creek is a symbol of a lost age. The abandoned mining base about 10 km out of Dawson once served as headquarters and repair yard for the dredges and corporate mining of mid-century, an oft-forgotten time between the romantic age of …

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