Category Archives: Mining

To Coal Mining Country in the Alberta Rockies

Yesterday was supposed to be an at-home day. No, really, it was – I was just going out for groceries! After putting a few bags of food in the trunk, I decided to go a few miles and get photos … Continue reading

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The Giant Mine Explosion, 20th Anniversary

Today is the 20th anniversary of one of the blackest days in the history of the Canadian North, and in Canadian labour history. On September 18, 1992, an explosion at the Giant gold mine at Yellowknife, Northwest Territories killed 9 … Continue reading

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From Dawson City to Whitehorse

My 15-day Road Scholar tour around the Yukon and Alaska has been over for 3 days now, but I want to catch up for those of you who were following along. We began Monday morning with a drive up the … Continue reading

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Another Quick Trip to Keno City, Yukon

I returned home last night from another quick trip to Keno City to help out a friend. Back in May, it was a 1,000-km day trip to take him home from hospital. This time the trip was solo, to wind … Continue reading

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Return Flight from Calgary to Whitehorse

I flew back from Calgary on Thursday afternoon. I love travelling, but here’s never enough time in my life right now – not enough time for visits, not enough time at home. That’s going to change in about 6 weeks, … Continue reading

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Driving to and Exploring Fairbanks, Alaska

It’s already Day 7 of the tour – time does indeed fly when you’re having fun Today the group takes the Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park while I go ahead in the bus. There’s a light rain falling but … Continue reading

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A Day in the Atlin Back Country

The weather in Whitehorse on Sunday was cool and wet but we really needed to do something interesting! A look at the weather reports showed that Atlin had potential weather-wise, and we both love Atlin, so that became the target … Continue reading

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Exploring Lewes Lake & the Annie Lake Road, Yukon

After being city folks without dogs on Canada Day, we decided to head south somewhere with the fur-kids on July 2nd. The weather was erratic and as we drove down the South Klondike Highway we tossed around a few ideas. … Continue reading

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Ear Lake – a Whitehorse Gem Lost

There used to be a little gem of a lake on the outskirts of Whitehorse. Easily accessible, Ear Lake had been a popular destination for almost 100 years – even poet Robert Service used to go there, and in a … Continue reading

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Exploring Yukon History: Windy Arm

A couple of days ago, history-hunter Mike Gates called me to ask permission to use a couple of photos I took of a Klondike-era grave in a presentation. That spurred the thought that I should update my photos, as my … Continue reading

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