Letters

To put it bluntly, development dooms our wild teachers

There are fewer creatures on the timber road. When the dog and I walk into the backcountry behind our home in the mountains we were used to seeing…

Want a Ferrari? Learn to frack

Oil industry reporter Nathan Vanderklippe, in an article for the Globe Investor, predicts that this spring will see a sudden rise in the number of Italian sports cars on the streets of Calgary.

Building a home, building a life

This house we call a home nestles between towering pines and fir. It’s 25 years old now, built by the knowing hand of a 72-year-old bachelor…

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Chiefs determined to protect their land from miners

LAKE BOSUMTWI, Ghana It was a mistake to simply hand over the Schnapps as soon as we sat down with the elders of Abonu village.

Jujiro Wada: Prospector, legendary musher and champion marathon runner

It was the autumn of 1902 and the Yukon was hungry for another gold strike. There was a find near Fairbanks, and suddenly Jujiro Wada found himself in the midst of the frenzy.

Mining recorders represent 125 years of history in Yukon

 The old building was dark and dank. The floor squeaked under our feet and echoed in the corridor.

Mubarak must go

As the streets of Cairo erupt in violence, most of it perpetrated by government-backed thugs, world leaders have begun to take the position they should have taken decades ago.

Bird flu? What bird flu?

KUMASI, Ghana Bird flu has come to Ghana. The “dangerous disease” was first discovered in the coastal town of Tema in early May,…

Countering a cold blast of wind from the devil

Blank two-storey, wood-frame row houses line the main street through Lota, Chile. The stark functionality of worker's housing in this former company town can't be escaped.

Starbucks falls from its capitalist stardom

When Starbucks finally took possession of our city’s busiest street corner, the collective groan of indifference could have been heard as far…

Is Dawson City’s history up for sale?

'Budget Axe Falls on Parks Canada" proclaimed the newspaper banner on the side of the large flat-bed trailer that carried the float in the Discovery Day parade.

Economic warfare, 21st century style

A little-known cyber-security firm called Mandiant dropped a bombshell last week. The Washington, D.C.

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Thanks, Pop. Maybe it was Pop’s fault, our patriotism, our love of the country, our home. We do like to put a lot of stuff on our folks,…

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Killer cold! That’s sure the message all over TV and across Canada this week. Some ‘good-old-days’ experiences are often great…

It is the old Royal Alexandra Hotel lobby

Situated on Dawson City’s Front Street, the old hotel certainly was unique and interesting, a part of the Klondike history that definitely…

Summer brings a bumper crop of history books

This summer there are plenty of new Yukon history books to enjoy. Here are some of them that I think will interest you. Herschel Island Qikiqtaryuk: A natural and cultural history of Yukon's Arctic Island Edited by Christopher Burn.

There’s something happening here…

...And what it is ain’t exactly clear. African American superdelegates are complaining that they are being “targetted, harassed and…

Disastrous flood leads to storied career as Yukon leader

Although George Black has a long list of accomplishments to his name, his memory is often overshadowed by that of his first wife, Martha, in Yukon's history books. Martha is often portrayed as a fearless woman, who was, in some ways, ahead of her time.

The daily symphony of filling water buckets

The toboggan with the two blue water barrels bounces lightly over the snow, its hiss the only accompaniment to the scrunch of my boots. Water music: our daily symphony of filling the buckets.

Letter to the Editor

Too much fuel tax Government officials say increases on the price of oil are good for the economy of Canada.