CBC North's top 10 most-viewed stories of 2013

The Dawson City sourtoe swallower came out on top in our list of the most-viewed stories on CBC North's website this year.
A customer at the Downtown Hotel in Dawson City swallowed the toe in the famous Sourtoe Cocktail in August.

Here are the top 10 most-viewed stories of 2013 on CBC North's website. You can also vote for the top Northern stories of the year in our online poll until Dec.26.

1. Customer swallows human toe in Dawson City bar

The Downtown Hotel in Dawson City was forced to put a backup toe into service after an American swallowed the toe in the famous Sourtoe Cocktail. It was not the first time the toe has been swallowed, but it was the first time it was done deliberately. 

2. Ottawa testing $620K stealth snowmobile for Arctic

In August, the Canadian Press learned that the military had been secretly test-driving a $620,000 stealth snowmobile in its quest to quietly whisk troops on clandestine operations in the Arctic.

3. Arctic coast guard helicopter crash kills 3

Marc Thibault, commanding officer of the CCGS Amundsen, Daniel Dubé, a helicopter pilot, and Klaus Hochheim, an Arctic scientist affiliated with the University of Manitoba were killed in September when their helicopter went down in the Arctic Ocean near Banks Island.

4.'Damn good pilot' hailed in safe Yellowknife plane crash landing

A Buffalo Airways DC-3 made a hard landing at the Yellowknife airport in August after one of its engines caught fire. (CBC)

A Buffalo Airways DC-3 carrying 21 passengers and three crew made a hard landing at the Yellowknife airport in August after its right engine burst into flames, 30 seconds after take-off. Four months later, the right engine of a Buffalo Airways C-46 caught fire while taxiing down the runway at the Yellowknife airport. None of the crew on board was hurt.

5. Bison is Alberta man's 'best friend'

Trail's End's Allison Devereaux talked to Jim Sautner about his pet bison, Bailey Jr.

6. Possible world record size moose shot in Yukon

Dawson City hunter Heinz Naef shot a huge bull moose where the Stewart River meets the Yukon River in September that might be the largest one ever harvested.

7. PM Harper rips opposition on 1st stop of North tour

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is greeted by a group of Canadian Rangers as he arrives in Whitehorse, Yukon, for the first stop on his annual northern Canada tour.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper started his annual summer tour of Canada's North in Whitehorse with an attack on both Opposition parties, test-driving themes expected to carry the Conservatives into the next election.

8. World temperatures go off the chart by 2047, study says

A new study on global warming pinpointed the probable dates for when cities and ecosystems around the world will regularly experience hotter environments the likes of which they have never seen before.

9. Radiation from Japan nuclear plant arrives on Alaska coast

Scientists at the University of Alaska expressed concern about radiation leaking from Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant, and the lack of a monitoring plan for the state's coastline.

10. Nunavut mom jailed after telling daughter to kill herself

A 38-year-old Nunavut mother was sentenced to five days in jail and probation of two years after telling her 17-year-old teenage daughter numerous times to kill herself. The teen attempted suicide numerous times; two of those attempts were immediately after her mother counselled her to do so​.