Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dan Sokolowski is about three weeks away from launching the 20th edition of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival (DCISFF) when we sit down in his corner of the building that’s home to the Klondike Institute of Art of Culture (KIAC.)... Read more

Photography - Film


Issue: 2019-03-06, PHOTO: courtesy of Major Funk and the Employment

Dawsonites had a chance to “Get up with the get down and come on down” at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall on Feb. 23. Whitehorse band Major Funk and the Employment were in town, bringing with them not only a high-energy funk-style dance party... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

When I saw the post on Facebook from local Dawsonite Sarah Lenart, asking for two people to join her and friend Jeremy Herndl on a trip to Tuktoyaktuk from Inuvik via the winter ice road, I was elated. The ice road follows the Mackenzie River... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Dawson’s impishly named Thaw di Gras carnival is still thought of as a spring carnival, even though a good March weekend will still be in the minus teens and a bad one may be in the minus 20s with wind chill. Whatever the weather may bring, much... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-02-08, PHOTO: Paul Carrick

Dawson City’s Eldo Enns has found the best of both worlds. Ten years ago, Enns saw an ad in Cycle Canada magazine by Cause Canada, a Canadian NGO that provides sustainable, integrated community development in rural West Africa and Central America. Read more

Making A Difference!


Issue: 2016-06-23, PHOTO: Devon Berquist

On June 24 and 25 The Friends of the Palace Grand Theatre will be presenting A Klondike Cabin Companion, a live radio performance, written, produced, and performed by Dawsonites. Producer Justine Hobbs is excited to develop this project and bring... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-06-16, PHOTO: courtesy of Sandy McClintock

There are numerous ways to get into yoga - just ask any of the instructors at the newly-opened Soulstice Yoga Studio in Dawson City. One grew up doing sun salutations with her yoga-enthusiast mother; another took interest in hot yoga to improve... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

When a group of Dawsonites dressed up in Gold Rush garb to meet a Canadian Pacific Airlines riverboat in 1962, they had no idea that this simple one-off publicity stunt would put down roots and that the fledgling Klondike Tourist Bureau would... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: courtesy of Halin de Repentigny

The element of light is key when it comes to any form of painting, drawing, or photography. For each medium, the use of light may be utilized differently. A photographer may use extra light to enhance the subject being captured. Someone who... Read more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

It was nice to see Grant Dowdell and Karen Digby back at the Farmers’ Market stalls on the weekend of August 1. After a disastrous fire took out half their greenhouse eight miles upstream from Dawson City last May, it wasn’t a sure thing that... Read more

Dawson City


Issue: 2015-07-16 Photo: Dan Davidson

“Someone should make a list of all the houses that have been moved around in Dawson, showing where they used to be and where they are now.” This isn’t exactly what was said to me last Saturday, June 26, but it captures the gist of the conversation... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Karen Dubois

Karen Dubois knows how she wants to be remembered when she eventually leaves her job as executive director of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) in Dawson City. “I hope my legacy is going to be a new furnace for this building. Read more

Yukon Arts & Entertainment

Dawson City's New Taco Cart

Photo by Brian Stethem

Dawson City’s blend of old-time charm and contemporary conveniences gives it a rare appeal, so it’s fitting that a taco cart will soon grace this beautiful little Klondike town. Dawsonites Georgia Hammond, Allie Haydock, and Blake Cameron can’t wait Read more

Yukon Local Business

As winter approaches and the Yukon River finally begins to fill up with ice, it's pretty clear that there's a lot of music on tap for Dawsonites over the next few months. We normally have the pleasure of the Home Routes musicians on what they call... Read more

Dawson City

John Tyrrell, a former Dawsonite now living in Cyprus, where he is Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in Nicosia, writes to say that the anglophiles in his city are organizing a... Read more

Dawson City

I got back from our September vacation trip just in time to begin to rebuild the calluses on my left hand and get myself ready for the October edition of the monthly Coffee House/Open Mic.... Read more

Dawson City

I'm in Dawson City, Yukon. It is 10:30 pm on a Sunday night and I find myself walking the icy boardwalks as a few brave and hearty ravens fly overhead. Read more

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. Read more

Dawson City

Welcome to another peek at my corner of the Klondike. Apparently this little column is getting a bit of notice, since my absence last issue has already had a couple of people asking me if I'd stopped writing it. Read more

Dawson City

There are lots of people in Dawson who couldn't give you street directions to save their lives. Part of the confusion is the problem with street and house numbers that I wrote about last time, but that's not the only reason. Read more

Dawson City