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Highways and Public Works

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Issue: 2019-05-01, Photo: Dan Davidson

The melting season is upon us with a vengeance, spoiling all the plans I had for a series of columns about street clearances in Dawson. On March 7, I had a lovely photo of the large piles of snow along Front Street, showing the work done by the... Read more

Dawson City

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons

Driving to Tuktoyaktuk, N.W.T. (located on Kugmallit Bay of the Beaufort Sea of the Arctic Ocean), is no big deal. Canadians have been doing it for many years on the annual winter ice roads that used to run down the Mackenzie Delta, from Inuvik... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

The Top of the World Highway is neither on top of the world nor is it a highway, but is certainly one of the most memorable drives in both Alaska and the Yukon. Technically, it runs 127 kilometres from Jack Wade Junction in Alaska, which is the... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the Government of Yukon

On Friday, February 18, 1949 under a bold headline reading: “No Excuses, Please,” Horace E. Moore, publisher of The Whitehorse Star, wrote a scathing editorial directed at federal and territorial politicians in which he reminded them 1949 was an... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Government of Yukon

The Robert Campbell Highway (Highway 4), which runs diagonally across southern Yukon from Watson Lake on the Alaska Highway (Highway 1) to Carmacks on the North Klondike (Highway 2), is certifiable proof that all you needed in 19th century Canada... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: courtesy of Government of Yukon

From a comfortable, 21st century perch, the casual Yukon visitor might mistakenly assume The Klondike Highway (Highway 2) was planned to be a Skagway to Dawson tourist route, roughly following the journey made by the stampeders in 1898, but... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Sarah Lewis / courtesy of City of Whitehorse

Now that Jeff Marynowski is retired, he can finally get some work done. “It’s unbelievable, all the stuff, the things that had piled up over the years because I was so busy volunteering,” said the former head planner with Highways and Public... Read more

Making A Difference!

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Luigi Zanasi

Your humble word servant has wanted to write the following series for more than 40 years, but was pathetically unqualified to do so because there are 11 magnificent numbered roads in the Yukon and he had only been on nine of them... Read more

Yukon Communities

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Michael Bramadat-Willcock

Like most people, I only really use the main public areas of the airport and, of course, I love the club sandwiches at Shanthi’s. It turns out the airport is a lot bigger than meets the eye. An inspired team of professionals is working around the... Read more

Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-11, PHOTO: Courtesy of Suzanne Paleczny

Yukon artist Lawrie Crawford imagined a gallery, an airy space with high ceilings and big beautiful windows. She could picture Suzanne Paleczny’s sculpture of Icarus hanging there. With that vision an idea was born. Crawford and her colleagues in... Read more

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