By Tim on February 14, 2021
Puck Possession newsletter Since my next book — Klondikers: Dawson City’s Stanley Cup Challenge and How a Nation Fell in Love with Hockey — will be out in October, I’ve started a newsletter. Called Puck Possession, it’s about the roots of our love for hockey. Delivered to your mailbox roughly once a month. Please sign […]
By Tim on May 20, 2017
I recently managed to find another excuse to visit the Yukon. I did events to promote Bad Singer in Whitehorse and Dawson City, saw friends and enjoyed the scenery, the skies and the light, but the main reason for my trip was research. I want to write a historical non-fiction book about Dawson City’s 1905 Stanley […]
By Tim on January 20, 2014
Klondide Creative Class What’s the Klondike really like today, more than a century after the Gold Rush? Well, according to one filmmaker who lives in Dawson City, it’s like Leonard Cohen’s Greece. Here’s “Klondike Creative Class,” my story about the coolest town in Canada and how it created a thriving arts community. And here’s an […]
By Tim on December 20, 2012
Wild Ending This photo is from the canoe trip I did on the Snake River in the Peel Watershed with friends this past summer. A few days later, though, the sky wasn’t so peaceful. In fact, the end of our trip was pretty wild, but as I wrote in “In the Yukon’s Stormy Embrace” for Up Here magazine, my […]
By Tim on September 15, 2012
That Summer in Elsa After my second year of university, I spent four months working in a mine in Elsa (I lived in a bunkhouse just like this one–maybe even this one–though it was in better shape back then). That was the first time I fell in love with the Yukon, but the summer of […]
By Tim on August 15, 2012
Dawson City’s heritage building dilemma “Dawson City — big city problems in a small northern town” is a piece I wrote for Spacing magazine’s blog about what to do with unused (and underused) heritage buildings in the Klondike.
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By Tim on July 23, 2012
Snake River 2012 How many snakes are there in the Yukon? One: the Snake River. (It’s true, there are no reptiles in the Yukon, though with climate change some non-reptilian species — deer, for example — have begun to appear for the first time so that could all change.) The Snake is a river in […]
By Tim on July 21, 2012
In Pursuit of Silver and Gold Rian Lougheed-Smith (a Dawson City artist, entrepreneur and bartender) wrote this lovely piece about me and my time at Berton House for What’s Up Yukon. Bonus: story includes Joe Strummer lyrics.
By Tim on July 21, 2012
The Views from Dawson City’s Midnight Dome Down the Yukon: The northwestern view from Dawson City’s Midnight Dome I wrote this piece about the views from Dawson City’s Midnight Dome for a Toronto Star Canada Day special package called “My Favourite Place.” The paper also published one of the many photos I shot from the Dome during […]
By Tim on June 1, 2012
Cover photo I’ve had cover stories before, but never a cover photo. Until now. I profiled Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath for What’s Up Yukon and also shot him atop the Midnight Dome with the Yukon River in the background.