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The Northwest Mounted Police established a small post at the summit of the Chilkoot pass on Feb. 11, 1898, where they collected customs and ensured that gold seekers headed for the Klondike had enough supplies to last them for a year. Is it possible that George A. Pringle was captured in this photo? (Courtesy/Henry Joseph Woodside collection, Library and Archives Canada)

History Hunter: The Pringle Family Revisited

My column published in the print edition of the News on Jan.…

Courtesy/Library and Archives Canada
Lachlan “Lockie” Burwash had already spent 15 years in the Yukon working for the government when, at an age that most men are slowing down, he embarked on a decade of ambitious arctic exploration in the Canadian north.

Lachlan Burwash: Canadian explorer with a Yukon connection

The life of Lachlan T. Burwash would have the makings of a good book

History Hunter: New book honours fallen Yukoners of World War I

The book introduces the story of Yukon’s wartime involvement and describes heroic contributions

History Hunter: A tribute to the Palace Grand Theatre

It was the best designed and most pretentious of all the theatres in Dawson City

Hard travel over the Yukon’s winter trails

The overland trip to Dawson City today is a cakewalk compared to a century ago

  • Dec 14, 2017

Celebrating 40 years of celebrating Yukon’s history

This year the Yukon Historical and Museums Association marks a major milestone

  • Dec 7, 2017

New Gold Rush novel full of historical hogwash

No Time To Bury Them undermines its own authenticity with goofy gunfights

  • Nov 30, 2017

Straight and true: the story of the Yukon colours

Michael Gates | History Hunter Last week, I participated in the 150th…

  • Nov 16, 2017

Let’s all celebrate Joe Boyle’s birthday

He financed a machine gun unit for WWI, escaped Russia and befreinded the queen of Romania

  • Nov 9, 2017

Remembering the fallen of World War I

For Yukoners, the end of the war was a complicated affair

  • Nov 2, 2017

Yukon Women and the vote, Part 2

How the temperance movement mobilized the push for women’s suffrage

  • Oct 26, 2017

Klondike theatres part 3: 1899-1900

Dawson City’s theatre scene was hot — and sometimes literally on fire

  • Sep 28, 2017

Whitehorse had growing pains in 1901

There’s a reason why you’ve never heard of Closeleigh

  • Sep 21, 2017

History hunters from down under visit the Klondike

Following in the footsteps of Gold Rush-era relatives

  • Sep 14, 2017

Remembering four Yukoners killed in the First World War

Four brave Yukon soldiers were killed 99 years ago

  • Sep 7, 2017

Theatres of the Yukon’s Klondike Gold Rush, Part 2: 1898

The character of the gold rush city became one of rapid growth and wild excess

  • Aug 31, 2017

Origin of the Ballad of the Ice-Worm Cocktail uncovered

Actually, it was spaghetti

  • Aug 24, 2017

New book reveals story of black regiment on Alaska Highway

We Fought The Road sheds some light upon hidden chapter of the Alcan story

  • Aug 3, 2017

Frank ‘Paddy’ Slavin: The ‘Sydney Cornstalk’

The champion boxer fought everywhere from New Zealand to England to the Klondike

  • Jul 27, 2017