Niall Fink

A century of stories: Dawson elder J.J. Van Bibber turns 90

It's been 90 years since J.J. Van Bibber was born at the side of a trail near the Pelly River. Two days later, mother and child walked the rest of the way to the trading post at Russell Creek. "Well, I was a bit too young to walk then," says Van Bibber. It's stories like these that have earned him some attention over the last few years.