In this election in Dawson City, Yukon, none of the candidates are barking up the wrong tree


Yukoners have important political dates to mark on their calendar this month.

In just over a week, residents will vote for a new member of Parliament in the federal election, before going to the polls to cast a ballot for mayors and councillors across the territory.

But for voters in Dawson City, the stakes are even higher — and the fur is sure to fly — thanks to the Dawson City Dog Council elections set for Oct. 21. It’s a creative fundraising idea for the local humane society, and people can nominate their dog, someone else’s dog or a non-canine here by Oct. 1.

Submissions for the four councillor positions require a minimum $5 donation to

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