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Issue: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons / Paul Gustave Doré

Very few writers throughout history have bonded with their subjects quite like Edgar Allan Poe and the Yukon’s territorial bird. His renowned 1845 poem, The Raven, a critical success, but financial failure, cemented man and bird into one entity to... Read more

Yukon History

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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. Read more


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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO:

This is a book about the beautiful sadness of surviving. In Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, a fictional swine flu pandemic, called the Georgia Flu, wipes out a fantastic number of the population – around four out of five people on the... Read more



Issue: 2016-10-19

Boreas always tires of summer on the same day each year, the same day a very special baby girl was born. After a bite off a glacier and a purse of his lips, Boreas draws a deep cold breath and exhales, closing out summer. Like a child blowing a... Read more


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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

For 20 years, Robert (Bob) Hayes was the Yukon’s wolf biologist. During those years, he studied hundreds of radio-collared wolves and conducted several long-term wolf-prey studies. He is considered a world expert on moose and caribou predation by... Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-10-29 PHOTO: Vintage Books (1993)

Who hasn’t thought about running their own business? Set your own hours, make your own money, be your own boss? Naturally, it’s never that easy, but for those with an entrepreneurial bent, here are three books which might inspire you. Read more


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Issue: 2015-10-01 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

As the crew who came here to film an episode of the Canadian television series Murdoch Mysteries a few years ago told me, Dawson is a place that’s just a perfect backdrop for storytelling. The particular episode was a lot of fun to watch them film... Read more


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Issue: 2015-08-06 PHOTO: by courtesy of Klondike Institute of Art & Culture

The fourth edition of the Dawson Daily News Print & Publishing Symposium, part of the annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, is taking a walk on the wild side. This year, the symposium’s popular Dawson Daily News Postcard Story Competition will... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-05-28 Photo: Dan Davidson

By the time you read this I’ll be “Exploring the Frontiers of Language” in Skagway, attending this year’s edition of the North Words Writers Symposium. I’ve been at most of these gatherings since the first one in 2010 and have found the trip a... Read more



Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO:

When they finally arrived in Whitehorse the sun had long since gone down and it was almost pitchblack. The moon and stars became lost behind the clouded sky and it started to snow. Claude said as he pulled into Marcel’s driveway, ... Read more



Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy Arleen Paré

Building a bridge between poets and the audience — that is the idea behind the Kickseld Readings Series, organized by Whitehorse poet Clea Roberts. On May 21, Victoria-based poet Arleen Paré will read from her book Lake of Two Mountains... Read more


A voice in her periphery, one that was indelibly twisted into her memories, rose above the unfolding dialogue in her mind and, like the instinct to swat away a buzzing fly, she had to look. She’d been occupying a tucked-away booth Read more


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July 10 Issue

Looking for a book that fits into a backpack for a camping trip? Rachel and Ursula Westfall`s first self-published novella, Estella of Halftree Village, is such a book. At 89 pages, it’s an ideal summer read. Read more


Karen Walker, co-owner of Well-Read Books, is familiar with this phenomenon. "Sometimes the book will have come in just that day, even that hour," she says. Read more


A Nominee for Best Crime Novel: Arctic Blue Death, by R. J. Harlick (RendezVous Crime) This is a murder story that has a bit of a twist. Read more


It's night. A man walks his black lab in the forest — and when the dog runs in between the pines, he's almost invisible. The only sound is the man's footsteps on the snow, the rustle of his jacket, his dog's breathing. Read more

Yukon Arts

What I enjoy about Ivan Coyote's stories is their unwrapped honesty. The book says these are fictional stories, but they seem so much like memoir that you might feel truth hovering around the floor of every story. Read more