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Issue: 2014-10-30

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There is an exciting new project underway near Dawson City. On September 19, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in (TH) and Yukon College to create a framework for the development of a teaching-and-working farm Read more

Dawson City

I am, by nature, a sentimental son of a gun. I wear old shirts until they are threadbare because they remind me of certain times, places, and people; I listen to old songs just to feel wistful; I cloak the past in a golden sheen. Read more

Humour

In the summer, biathlon training consists of learning to shoot precisely —because there’s no snow, so skiing’s not an option, and it sucks learning the technical aspects of shooting a rifle in the freezing cold. Read more

Yukon Winter

Our little apartment in Old Crow is in full Halloween mode; my mom mailed up decorations, and our crib is sporting the spooky colours, orange and black. It’s the first year that our daughter Emily is kind of grasping the concept of taking candy from Read more

Old Crow

Most of the tourists are gone in mid-October and the Klondike is settling into its off-season routine. Read more

Dawson City

Many times my husband, Joseph, and another person would cut firewood for home. When the river water comes up, a raft is quickly made, and slowly driven. The boat goes down to Old Crow. Read more

Old Crow

As my husband and I crossed the blue steel bridge at Stewart Crossing in our rented Prius, I remembered the relic of my friend, Janet Collins, in my windbreaker pocket. It was a late July, 2014, almost exactly a year after her memorial, or, “going aw Read more

Yukon Outside

On a cool Monday evening at the Old Crow Community Hall, up-and-coming country musicians Carli and Julie Kennedy played the last show of their first Yukon tour. The twin sisters were here courtesy of Home Routes, a Winnipeg-based company that Read more

Old Crow

On October 8, Alicia Priest launched her first published book, A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the Great Yukon Silver Ore Heist at Baked, on Main Street. Every chair was occupied; people were standing everywhere, even at the entrance, to glimpse her Read more

Literature

As Halloween draws near, let’s honour the many victims of Halloween. First, there are the 139 victims of Michael Myers, the villain of 10 Halloween movies, including sequels and remakes. Rest in peace, screen people, and especially you Read more

Yukon Halloween

The rain was turning to slush against the windows of the plane as we scooted down the tarmac a few weeks ago, on its way to becoming the first snow of the season in Whitehorse. I was headed south and in good company —it seems that seasonality is a tr Read more

Wild Harvest