by Samantha Elmsley
My name is Samantha Elmsley, and I am delighted to be joining the Klondike Sun team as the Student Intern this summer. Born and raised in Smiths Falls, Ontario, I am currently a student at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I study English and Early Modern Philosophy. During the school year, I write for the Dalhousie Gazette as Opinions Editor, a position I will be returning to in the fall.
Having never been west of Ontario in Canada, I thought this was the perfect summer to cram my partner’s yellow Ford Focus with camping gear (we still aren’t sure how we fit it in) and head to the Yukon. It took us two weeks to get here from Smiths Falls, including stopovers for hiking and hot springs. The warm people I’ve met in Dawson so far are making up for this brutally cold spring, and the pace of life is definitely to my liking (who knew some communities still slowed down on Sundays?). A big nature-lover, I’m excited to do lots of hiking and canoeing this summer, and to get to know the community through my work with the Klondike Sun.
Looking forward to a great few months!
Read Samantha’s report of the new Robert Service Hike in the May 29th issue of the Klondike Sun, on local newsstands tomorrow!