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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The editor set us the challenge of making a pitch for our community that says it is more special than any other in the territory, with a wink and a nod in the direction of Whitehorse. The assignment is hardly fair to the capital city. Those who... more

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Issue: 2017-08-16, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

The Yukon’s Discovery Day Holiday is one of those things that it’s kind of hard to pin down. While it was originally fixed to be the third Monday in August when it was established back in 1911, these days it is more likely to be the Monday closest... more

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Cosenti Graf-Smith

Meet Lee Campese, Yukon’s most recent import and the latest addition to the groovy rhythmic assemblage, Major Funk and the Employment. Campese, who has been drumming for 18 years, is no stranger to the spotlight, but this summer marks his first in... more

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Issue: 2015-03-19 PHOTO: Julien Strasfeld

Dawson City has a fondness for parades. Canada Day and Discovery Day are the annual events with the longest history, but there have been Pride Parades, parades in support of the mining industry, and parades in support of Idle No More. more

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According to journalist Ken Spotswood, who prepared a media kit of short articles for the Klondike Visitors Association (KVA) to be used during our centennial years (1996-98), the Great Klondike International Outhouse Race had its first run in 1977, more

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We had fireworks just the other night. No one I’ve spoken with seems to know exactly who set them off down by the river. There weren’t very many of them, but there were enough to drive our dog into her customary panic. more

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September 4, 2014

The territory celebrates its birthday on June 13, but for Dawson it’s August 16, the day in 1896 that someone — either George Carmack, Skookum Jim or Tagish Charlie — found gold on what was then called Rabbit Creek, but has been known ever since as B more

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August 14, 2014

This August, Dawson City celebrates one of its last summer events. From August 14 to 17, Discovery Days, the Riverside Arts Festival, and the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium aim to keep people of all ages and tastes busy and entertain more

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The force has held a number of special events and anniversary celebrations in Dawson in the past, but this one, organized to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Lost Patrol of 1910-11, is a more solemn occasion than most. more

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While it's rare to find a weekend in the Dawson summer when there's not a major event, things do tend to slow down a bit after the Discovery Day weekend and the Yukon Riverside Arts Festival... more

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Shredded bits of a pair of my underwear are nailed to the wall inside a bar – the bar – in Chicken, Alaska. It always amazes me what northerners will do to prove they are unique and unlike people from Outside. We'd ridden our bikes down to Dawson C more

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