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Joy Isaac Special to the News DAWSON CITY Charlie Isaac was born November 25, 1912, in Moosehide Village, a short distance downstream of Dawson City. He was the son of the beloved Chief Isaac and his wife Eliza.
Between 1901 and 1911 the Yukon’s population fell from 27,000 to 8,500, but as the population shrank, the demand for local produce increased and farmers could make a profit. As the local food supply increased new technologies developed.
Dawson City's four-day arts and culture celebration kicked off yesterday, marking the 11th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival, presented by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).
As the Northern Tutchone specialist at the Yukon Native Language Centre, Anne Ranigler brings a lifetime of speaking and learning about her language…
It was on a Saturday afternoon back in 2001 that Cpl. Wayne Gork found himself in a bomb disposal suit handling a case of unstable dynamite.
At first glance, Phyllis Simpson could look like any ordinary grandmother. Her house is filled with graduation pictures of her grandchildren, a warm…
Ron Campbell bounces around the crowd of cupcake- and punch-fuelled students ensuring they have what they need. But time is running out.
People have come a long way from the days when they would lather themselves with lead and arsenic in an effort to whiten their skin.
Skinning and cooking a caribou head might seem like a daunting task, even for experienced cooks. After all, how often do Yukoners have a chance to eat morel mushroom caribou brain ravioli?
'I miss the heat, all the different shades of green in the vegetation, the lushness, and I really miss the beach," Amanda King says wistfully. "Its summer time at home right now." Home is New Zealand, where
May 14 is the wrap-up event for the Yukon Women in Music Moon Song series at the Copper Moon Gallery. The afternoon concert will feature 11 Yukon women performing their music.
Eileen Melnychuk is a returnee. She was born in the Yukon, but is coming home after many busy and exciting years away. She brings with her a formidable resume of talent and accomplishment.
Collyn Lovelace knows a thing or two about hard work. The 30-year-old single mother is pursuing a degree in social work at Yukon College, and juggling life as a mom and a full-time student definitely has its challenges.
Yukoners have no shortage of fond stories about Dr. Jim Zheng, who spent more than two decades practising traditional Chinese medicine in the territory.
It took Heather Johnson two degrees and years of globetrotting before she realized she wanted to become a nurse. Now, 13 years after graduating from nursing school in Kamloops, B.C...
Like sculptors through centuries, eight budding local artists released forms caught in raw chunks of cedar — masks, plaques, paddles and bowls.
Tyrell Jim and four of his friends spend hours after school practicing the songs and steps for traditional Native American dances.
Susan Thompson was many things: biologist, athlete, wildlife advocate, soccer coach, Yukoner and friend. But to the people of Kakamega, Kenya, she was something more. She was "Momma Susan.
Paddle the annual Chili and Bean Downriver Canoe and Kayak race. Push out from Rotary Park and paddle like mad for 18.5 kilometres until you hit the Takhini Bridge.
Stranded on a mountain with a pack full of sheep meat, Anne-Marie Briggs had no other option than to bed down for the night and wait until daylight.