Chris Beacom

On The Riverbank

There are times when the governments of Yukon, Whitehorse, Kwanlin Dun and Ta’an Kwach’an First Nation don’t quite see eye to eye…

Dawson youth get another shot at centre

DAWSON CITY Youth here are getting another shot at a place they can call their own. The former Tr’ondek Hwech’in language centre on…

Delayed OCP ready for public input

Dawson City residents have an opportunity to tweak the official community plan for the first time in six years.

Dawson to turn New York North

The town of 1,800 is preparing to get a little more colourful next year. Adding to its wealth of arts programs and festivals, Dawson City is poised…

Dawson’s sewage woes go round

DAWSON CITY Klondike MLA Peter Jenkins wants the territorial and federal governments to take another look at Dawson City’s sewage problem.

Miner demands millions in compensation for lagoon ground

DAWSON CITY A series of 13 claims in the Klondike Valley may be on richer ground than miners anticipated.

Ledwidge wins going away

DAWSON CITY On Sunday, Peter Ledwidge proved he is ready to enter the Yukon’s elite mushing circle.

The Percy gets a $10,000 purse

DAWSON CITY Some enterprising Yukoners have put the purse back into the Percy. On Friday, the Yukon News reported that the 30th Percy DeWolfe…

Bare bones Percy to run as always

DAWSON CITY The Percy is going back to its roots after nearly going bankrupt last year. Thursday a slimmed-down version of the 30th annual Percy…

Gilday resting before the next giant leap

DAWSON CITY Leela Gilday is finally taking a break of sorts, and the Juno award nominated musician has chosen Dawson City for the near-rest.

Dawson’s CFYT will soon be on the air again

It’s like an old dog that won’t give up the ghost. After a six-year hiatus, Dawson City’s 83-year-old radio station is once again…

Melting permafrost threatens Dawson’s infrastructure

Thawing ice and shifting soil could spell disaster for Dawson’s sewer and water systems. The municipality’s permafrost is melting at an…

Award winning filmmaker shares her wisdom in Dawson

DAWSON CITY Story, and nothing else, is the secret to making a strong movie, says Andrea Dorfman, an award-winning Canadian filmmaker.

  • Feb 28, 2006

Mayo, Dawson look for community soccer support

DAWSON CITY Since at least 1993, youth soccer organizers in Mayo and Dawson have demanded more support from the Whitehorse-based Yukon Soccer…

Yukon government studies branding strategy

DAWSON CITY The Yukon government is creating a new tourism brand-marketing strategy to help the territory stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Dawson’s nature bodes well for new parents

DAWSON CITY Isolation, desolation, deprivation. Explain to people Outside, or even in Whitehorse, that 30 new mothers a year are choosing Dawson…

Dawson hotel qualifies for historic grants

DAWSON CITY Dawson City’s venerable Westminster Hotel is undergoing a major structural renovation to ensure it remains in business, thanks to…

Lack of work forces Dawson construction company to export labour

Last January, John Mitchell was worried. The manager of Han Construction was planning at least $4 million worth of construction projects in Dawson…