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Martha Black

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Harbour Publishing

“Everyone talks about the Goldrush. I’m interested in the gaps in history. The points in between,” says Yukon writer Michael Gates, author of From the Klondike to Berlin. Published last month, this book is, perhaps surprisingly, the first to offer... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: courtesy of the YHMA

During the Great War of 1914-1918, nearly a thousand Yukoners enlisted for service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, or fought for Britain, France and other Allied countries. Of these only a small handful were women. One woman who did not... Read more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Gates collection

Canada was part of the British Empire, so when war was declared by Great Britain on August 4, 1914, Canada, too, joined the the conflict. There was a tremendous upswing of patriotic fervour. The vast American influx during of the Klondike gold... Read more

Yukon History

Rendezvous Queen

Angela Szymczuk

If you thought royalty was something found only in Europe, check again.Unknown Object In the Yukon, February ushers in a new breed of Queens for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival. However, becoming a queen is no easy task — Read more

Making A Difference!

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August 7, 2014 Issue

Dawson has a long history of dressing up with flowers and plants. When Martha Louise Black was the chatelaine at the Commissioner’s Residence on Front Street, one of her innovations was to plant both food crops and floral adornments. Read more

Dawson City

I managed to mow our lawn before the rain began to sprinkle this morning and was pleased to find that several of the dog damaged areas that I reseeded earlier in the summer no longer stand out as patches of bare earth. Read more

Dawson City

One hundred years ago, the Yukon's First Lady, Martha Louise Black, set about making a statement with her gardens. Read more

Yukon History

Santa Claus lives at the North Pole. Earl Miller, curator of the Untrue North exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre's Public Gallery, identifies what he calls the "lie" of the ideal North with Canada's "ideal alter-ego," ... Read more

Yukon Arts

In a show of pre-season energy akin to athletes' pre-game excitement, Parks Canada interpreters Carrie Docken and Carly Sims gallantly put on their copies of 100-year-old fashion and posed for What's Up Yukon last week in Dawson City. Read more

Yukon History