By Tim on January 20, 2014
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 interview Maisonneuve editor […]
By Tim on December 20, 2012
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 love […]
By Tim on September 15, 2012
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 ’79 was more […]
By Tim on August 15, 2012
“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.
By Tim on July 23, 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 the Peel Watershed, […]
By Tim on July 21, 2012
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
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 my three months in Dawson. The title in the print edition was “360 degrees of majesty.”
By Tim on June 1, 2012
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.
By Tim on April 16, 2012
Entering the Dawson City International Short Film Festival’s One-Minute Film Contest required making my first movie. It was fun, though clearly no career change is in order. (Warning: #NSFW)
By Tim on April 9, 2012
When you hear about a guy who lives in a cave, you naturally figure that he leads a rather rudimentary existence. But you’d be surprised. Last week I visited Caveman Bill, who lives in a cave across the river from Dawson City. His place is the size of a studio apartment and has all the […]