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Sympathy for Tagish residents

When I read the article regarding Tagish’s challenges with dogs barking, I was surprised and concerned that there are obviously many more people sharing the same disturbances of sleep, peace and quiet as our family and neighbours do.

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 2:04pm

Hiking minimum wage an investment

Money has greater implications than just a plus or minus figure in a bank statement.

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 2:03pm

Electoral reform blues

Kudos to Premier Silver in re-stating the territorial Liberal promise to undertake discussions regarding electoral reform in the Yukon.

  • Jun 2nd, 2017 2:02pm

Raising minimum wage good for business

Like many Yukoners, I was disappointed in the Liberal government’s recent decision not to undertake a review of Yukon’s minimum wage.

  • May 31st, 2017 3:30pm

Space for all artiodactyls

On behalf of Yukon farmers, the Yukon Agricultural Association is seeking a measured approach to the public discussion about the management of Yukon’s domestic sheep and goat populations.

  • May 26th, 2017 12:32pm

Open letter of Dawson City council on water rates

Why has city council decided to increase, at a minimum, the commercial water rates by 13 per cent and the commercial sewer rates by 15 per cent?

  • May 26th, 2017 12:30pm

Record turnout at Pine Grove Run

Organizers weren’t completely sure of the exact number of runners who took part, but they’re sure it’s a record for the event.

  • May 17th, 2017 1:08pm

Larry Bagnell should stand up for electoral reform

There are times when each of us can make a difference in a very concrete way. A change to our electoral system is one of those times.

  • Apr 5th, 2017 1:34pm

Math doesn’t add up

I was a bit mystified by the March 31 Yukonomist column in your newspaper. The column starts out proposing a report card grading system for the new government’s first budget. This system begins by focusing on balancing the books and avoiding or minimizing any deficit. This seems sound.

  • Apr 5th, 2017 1:33pm

Carbon tax: Count me in

Even the very debate about a carbon tax has focused minds on our environmentally expensive lifestyle

  • Mar 10th, 2017 1:28pm

Since election, Liberals have been quiet on fracking

Three months after forming government, the Yukon Liberals have been very quiet on one of their cornerstone campaign promises: keeping fracking out of the Yukon.

  • Feb 24th, 2017 1:20pm

Trudeau is, in short, the worst


  • Feb 24th, 2017 12:54pm

Cops might be Martians


  • Feb 24th, 2017 12:49pm

Don’t subsidize industrial power connections

After reading a recent column by Keith Halliday regarding Yukon Energy Corporation’s 20-year resource plan and article by Maura Forrest regarding the Canadian Electrical Agency, I would like to wade into the debate.

  • Feb 17th, 2017 1:25pm

Stress contributed to deer’s death on the Yukon River, conservation officer says

A dog that chased a mule deer onto the Yukon River appears to have contributed to the ungulate’s death even if it never actually made contact with its prey.

  • Feb 13th, 2017 2:47pm

MacPherson pleads guilty to manslaughter for 2014 stabbing

A Yukon man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter, avoiding a four-week trial. Michael MacPherson entered the plea on Feb. 1. He was originally charged with second-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of Tanner Sinclair.

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 2:03pm

Seal hunters, mushers and more come to the big screen in Whitehorse

This year’s Available Light festival will feature a number of Yukon films, including a series of local documentaries screening on Monday, Feb. 6. The series includes the world premiere of Pictures Don’t Lie, the story of Tr’ondek Hwech’in elder J.J. Van Bibber’s life in the territory, and Underdog, which focuses on Yukon musher Yuka Honda.

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 1:39pm

Farming helps First Nations reconnect with the land

Northern agriculture is not a just a frontier of high technology. It’s also an opportunity for Yukon’s First Nations.

  • Dec 16th, 2016 2:24pm

Finish your vegetables: Yukon’s community gardeners grow fresh, local produce

In its recently released local food strategy, the Yukon government’s agricultural branch calls backyard and community gardens “an important part of food sovereignty and sustainable local food production,” and lays out a strategy for supporting those gardens.

  • Dec 9th, 2016 1:18pm