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Issue: 2019-12-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Tony Gonda / Government of Yukon

In the 1970s the Watson Lake Hotel was the place to be. “Everybody would go there–it was like our living room,” said Teri McNaughton, who moved to Watson from Dawson City for a job at the hotel’s restaurant. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-11-27, PHOTO: Robin Smarch

Sometimes when Joella Hogan returns home after a long day, she’ll find a bag of fresh rose petals on her doorstep. And once in a while, neighbourhood kids will knock on her door with fists full of wild flowers and plants. Read more

Yukon Culture

Mike Mancini

Evan Rensch

Elsa’s prospects rose and fell with the price of minerals. Its population swelled to 700 in the 1940s, drawing people from allover the world to work on the site. Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: Doug Davidge

Doug Davidge finds lost things. Over the course of more than three decades in the Yukon, Davidge has been known to find things that people know are missing–such as the A.J. Goddard, a steamboat that vanished in Lake Laberge in 1901–and things that... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Leighann Chalykoff

Erin Dixon is interested in how other people live. “I have been interested in other people’s houses, since I was a little kid,” she said. “Trick-or-treating was always my favourite because you got to go to other people’s houses and peek inside... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2019-08-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the McDougalls

Mike and Kim McDougall have been mining gold in the Sixtymile region of the Klondike for nearly 40 years. Throughout the decades, they’ve made their own history in the area. Read more

Yukon People

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Issue: 2019-06-26, PHOTO: Tony Gonda

When it reached 500 people, Murray Lundberg was satisfied. Then, out of the blue, it jumped to 2,500, then 5,000. Now the “Yukon History and Abandoned Places” Facebook group has more than 11,000 users. And it steadily gains 50 new users each week. Read more

Yukon History