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Gabriela Sgaga

Gabriela "Gaby" Sgaga

Dawson City writer Gabriela Sgaga lives off the grid in her West Dawson cabin with her eleven sled dogs. She enjoys mushing, skijoring and writing about everyday life in the Yukon.


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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Gabriella (Gaby) Sgaga is tired as the Quest Layover nears its end at the Visitors Information Centre (VIC) in Dawson City. She’s been holding down the reception desk pretty continuously ever since the teams started rolling in three days earlier... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Twenty-five mushers from around the world are attempting the 32nd Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile Sled Dog Race, the toughest sled dog race on the planet. The race starts on Feb. 6, from Fairbanks, Alaska, following the Yukon River into Whitehorse, Yukon. more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Judith Beaumont

Judy Beaumont talks about the early days volunteering in the Yukon Quest office. The cramped space was shared with the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous in the (former) Regina hotel. “The office was in behind the bar, this little crappy office in the back,” more

Yukon Winter

It was novelist Lawrence Hill who told me while we sipped tea in the Downtown Hotel dining room in Dawson in March that his early career as a journalist taught him to embrace the adventure of his stories. The beauty of living in the North is the adv more

Yukon Business

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Issue: 2018-09-19, PHOTO: courtesy of BMO

Chris Dufour’s decision to enrol in the Yukon School of Visual Arts (SOVA) in 2017 turned out to be a good one. Based on an art piece he created in one of the classes offered by SOVA, he was chosen as regional winner representing the Yukon in the... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: courtesy of Friends of Dempster Country

Magic is coming to Tombstone this summer. “Art Magic in Tombstone” is a series of workshops hosted by the Friends of Dempster Country society, and Yukon Parks, and will take place in Tombstone Territorial Park/ Ddhäl Ch'èl Cha Nän, throughout the... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-07-04, PHOTO: Marlith- on Foter.com

Pride is back in Dawson City! Pride Week is happening from July 9–15 and, as part of the celebrations, a parade will be taking place on July 14 at 5 p.m. Pride Week, along with the pride parade, is organized by the Dawson City Pride Committee... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Andree Magee

Now that March has finally arrived, Dawson City is gearing up for it’s annual Thaw di Gras spring carnival. From March 16 through 18, the community will come alive with a variety of events taking place throughout the town. Friday night kicks off... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Andrée-Anne Roussel

There is a new exhibition showing at The ODD Gallery in Dawson City, a gallery that showcases contemporary art year round. Pathie is a new, video-based installation by Montreal artist Andrée-Anne Roussel. The exhibit opened Wednesday, January 17th... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: (s)hiver Arts Society

Ask most people what they do during the cold month of January, and they would say, “Stay inside and keep warm.” The (s)hiver Arts Society, however, wants to change that. They are encouraging people to come out into the cold and attend the 4th... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

It’s September, and as the leaves start to turn and the streets become empty of tourists, transient workers who have lived in Dawson City for the summer are hitting the road out of town. Being a seasonal community, Dawson has seen its fair share... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-09-13, PHOTO: Shelby Jordan, courtesy of BonTon Butcherie and Charcuterie

When Shelby Jordan was looking to change her career, she came across an idea that piqued her interest. “I’ve always wanted to learn a trade. I like working with my hands and with food, and I like being creative,” says the long-time Dawson resident... more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Priska Wettstein, courtesy of Red Mammoth Bistro

It’s been a long time since mammoths have been in the Yukon valley, but a new one just appeared August 9, albeit in the form of a café. The Red Mammoth Bistro is Dawson City’s newest coffee and eating establishment, and they’ve hit the ground... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-04-12, PHOTO: Janice Cliff

Dawson City did not have burlesque in its repertoire until long-time local resident Rachel Wiegers decided to take up (or off, as the case may be) the mantle and bring it to town. Wiegers says her journey towards burlesque started when she was... more

Theatre - Dance

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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... more

Yukon Winter

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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. more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Dan Sokolowski

Traditions run long in Dawson City. Take the upcoming international curling bonspiel, for example. This is the 118th bonspiel, making it the oldest continuously running event in the Yukon. Taking place from Feb. 3 to 5 and hosted by the Dawson... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-18, PHOTO: Klondike Visitor Association

Dawson City finds itself with a brand new lease on winter sports life this year – artificial ice has come to town. Considering how much ice there is in the north, the need for artificial ice sounds odd, but for those who partake in hockey and... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

From Jan. 26 to Feb. 25, the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be featuring an exhibition called The Golden Age of Selfies. The exhibition will showcase work submitted by members of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC). The idea of... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Gabriela Sgaga

Living across the Yukon River from Dawson City in the communities of West Dawson or Sunnydale has its perks. You’re near town, but not in town. A 35-minute walk or 10-minute ferry ride is all it takes to partake of the amenities of town living, ... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Brett Elliot

If you’ve always wanted the challenge of making a film in a short amount of time, here’s your chance. The Yukon 48 Hour Film Challenge, hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) and the Yukon Film Society, will once again be... more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-11-02, PHOTO: courtesy of Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre and David Neufeld

When you think of comics, you may think of superheroes or lovable scruffy dogs. But Rebecca Roher says comics are not only pulpy and light. Roher is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. Comics, she says, can be used to start conversations about... more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

From November 2 to 5, youth from all over the Yukon will be converging on Dawson City to hone their art skills in the 16th annual Youth Art Enrichment Program. Hosted by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC), the four-day program is... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-09-29

On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m., the ODD Gallery in Dawson City will be holding a reception for the opening of Perpetual Curiosities: A 30-Year Retrospective. The exhibition is by long-time Dawsonite Shelley Hakonson, whose last show at the... more

Yukon Arts

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

    Jim Taggart does a final dish check at the Waifs & Strays Christmas dinner

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

    Jim Taggart and Kath Selkirk awaiting guests at their annual Waifs & Strays Christmas dinner

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    Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Gaby Sgaga

    The Westminster Hotel