The Unraveling of the Dawson City insider, 1997-99
Government mistrust and corruption.
International border disputes.
All the stuff of big city newspapers and deep-rooted journalism, right?
Step back into the world of the Dawson City Insider, the Klondike's first weekly newspaper in over forty years.
This true tale captures the eye popping personal accounts of a young journalist who carved out a publishing career in Canada's most northwest outpost - the Yukon - at the dawn of digital publishing and the internet.
Learn about the intense challenges a small team faced as they worked tirelessly with uncertain technology and a unique cast of characters on a shoe string budget to create a publishing empire at the end of the world in the 1990s, and how it all fell apart.
COVER: A former Yukon government ferry worker stops to pose for the Dawson City Insider's Know Your Neighbor column photo in 1998. He disappeared from the job mid-shift after several summers, laying down his sign and vest. He has not been seen in the Yukon since.