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

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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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