John Firth

John Firth

John Firth is a writer and history buff who lives in Whitehorse.

It was just an idea for its time," concluded Donna Isaak. And today, it's still time for the idea. Even though Donna and her husband Ed haven't been involved since 2004, Share the Spirit is still thriving for the 15th consecutive Christmas. Read more

Making A Difference!

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"I barely knew there was such an award. There's too much being made of this. It should be a joint award with my wife. It's not a one-person award," he says. Read more

Yukon History


Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: Patricia McKenna

His latest book includes the signature of a ghost. He has competed in the only two Dyea to Dawson races, in both 1997 and 1998. He has written six books, including the recently-released Caribou Hotel. Read more


According to John Firth's new book One Mush, Jamaicans hate dogs. So what was Caribbean musher Newton Marshall doing on the Yukon Quest in 2009? One Mush, self-published jointly by Firth and the Jamaica Dogsled Team, tells that story. Read more


Yukon writers are a prolific bunch, offering a new book every month or so. For the second year in a row, Lise Schonewille, bookbuyer at Mac's Fireweed Books, has put together a mini book fair to showcase writers who had a book come out in 2010. Read more