RCMP/ Police

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Amazon

In keeping with this column’s focus on Yukon related material, I’m returning this week to a successful thriller that is set in a version of Dawson City. It’s not quite my town in both geography and details, but Elle Wild didn’t try to pretend it... more

Feb. 07, 2018 midnight Literature

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: courtesy of the Klondike National Historic Sites

Dawson City’s Old Court House on Front Street will be the site for this year’s Haunted House event, a yearly offering to the community sponsored by Parks Canada. For many years the RCMP took the lead in providing this Halloween celebration, but... more

Oct. 25, 2017 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2017-08-09, PHOTO: 2016 HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN IN RIGHT OF CANADA as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

“The best place to view the ride is from up high,” says Inge Sumanik. “But, for me, it is standing next to the fence and feeling the ground shake.” “The ride” that she refers to is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. Since 1876, the... more

Aug. 09, 2017 midnight Yukon Music


Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Andrea McGee

Ever since I was a child I would see the Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and think, “Wow! Our national police force is beyond cool!” Today, I still think that. The Mounties definitely know how put on a good horse show and parade. more

Jun. 28, 2017 midnight Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: May Stewart

Trekking around the vast wilderness behind my grandparents home, I remember my grandma taking me through the wilderness teaching me about traditional medicines. I loved learning what the medicines could be used for, when to use them, their... more

Mar. 29, 2017 midnight Yukon Lifestyle

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Issue: 2017-03-01, Illustration: Shauna Jones

Appearing nightly in vaudeville, burlesque, ballets and operas, on tiny rustic stages of the Wild West mining camps and in the frontier theatres of the Pacific Coast, by the 1870s the cancan was in North America to stay. more

Mar. 01, 2017 midnight Yukon History

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Issue: 2016-10-26

There is a crack at the base of the Yukon River, a portal to the the underworld. It lays just above Miles Canyon at the deepest part of the mighty Yukon River and has seen ice ages come and go; the birth of mountains, the carving of canyons, the... more

Oct. 26, 2016 midnight Yukon Halloween


Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Andree Lanthier

“The play was inspired by the shooting of a young man named Freddy Villaneuva,” Vancouver-based playwright Omari Newton tells me. “A young man that was apparently unarmed, had no previous criminal record. He got into some kind of altercation with... more

Mar. 17, 2016 midnight Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2016-02-25, PHOTO: Fiona McTaggart

Barb McInerney came up to the Yukon in the 1970s to work in a camp kitchen. Though she worked in mining before starting at Kaushee’s Place in 2000, she says that no matter what job she had, she was always trying to advance the most vulnerable of... more

Feb. 25, 2016 midnight Yukon People


Issue: 2016-01-14 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Not too long ago if you wanted to find Berton House, the home of the Berton House Writers’ Retreat, you would have been directed to 8th Avenue and told to look at the building across the street from Parks Canada’s Robert Service Cabin site. more

Jan. 14, 2016 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO:

Before coming to Nicaragua's beach mecca of San Juan del Sur, I had undergone a hostel scare in Granada - a polite-seeming colonial city with awe-inspiring architecture, nouveau cuisine and two sports bars. I had returned from dinner and was... more

Dec. 24, 2015 midnight Travel Outside


Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO:

Early in my trip to Nicaragua last spring, I lost my bank card. I had a large sum of money in the bank, but no access. After frantic calls from a phone booth as claustrophobic as a confessional, I got through to the bank. As I waited anxiously UPS... more

Dec. 03, 2015 midnight Travel Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-03 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

I’m happy to record that, except for the arrival of the Sears Wish Book at North 60 Petro Express, everything else related to Christmas here in Dawson City seems to have been content to wait until after Remembrance Day to get started. more

Dec. 03, 2015 midnight Dawson City

There was a time when Barbara McInerney says she wouldn’t sit in the same room with Whitehorse RCMP officers. She’s the executive director of Kaushee’s Place and Betty’s Haven — two women’s shelters in Whitehorse — and she says communication... more

May 28, 2015 midnight Family and Health

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Issue: 2015-05-14 PHOTO: Dan Davidson

Klondikers pride ourselves on not needing to lock our doors every time we leave our houses. But sometimes we should, as events this week proved. But in this case, locking the doors wouldn’t have been enough. more

May 14, 2015 midnight Dawson City

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: courtesy of Gary Bremner

As a shout out to Gary Bob Joe Bremner’s love of specialty cocktails, I conducted our interview at Whitehorse’s newest, not-yet-open, cocktail-andwine bar, Woodcutter’s Blanket, on Strickland and 2nd (known to most as the two-moose building). more

Mar. 12, 2015 midnight Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-03-05 Photo: Dan Davidson

I recently listened to a court debate concerning the streets connected to 2nd Avenue in the north end of town, and which turn you would have to make to get back to Front Street, depending on which direction you were travelling. more

Mar. 05, 2015 midnight Dawson City


Issue: 2015-02-19 PHOTO: Bryce Bekar

My phone rang at 2:27 pm. Janessa was on the other end: “What’s going on dad?” “What are you talking about?” I said. It turns out the technology I use to reassure my family that I am okay works very well to inform them when I am not. As it should. more

Feb. 19, 2015 midnight Yukon Outside


Whats Up Yukon January 29, 2015

Hailey Hechtman volunteered for a distress and support line in Ontario for five years. She wanted to keep volunteering for a support-phone organization when she moved to Whitehorse in 2013, but there wasn’t one. more

Jan. 29, 2015 midnight Health and Wellness

National Geographic Channel's TV show, Border Security, about customs officers dealing with strange and sometimes dangerous people is often set in a metropolitan city, most frequently in an airport. more

Jan. 30, 2014 midnight Beaver Creek