John Thompson

Some circular reasoning

Whitehorse is home to some uncommonly bad drivers. This fact is underlined by the city's recent efforts to improve the public's understanding of the much-maligned roundabout.

A kick too far

For every Yukoner outraged by the territorial government's botched handling of the Peel watershed plan, there are probably many more who are simply puzzled.

RCMP investigate truck fire

RCMP investigate truck fire Police are investigating a suspicious vehicle fire from early Monday morning. The Whitehorse RCMP and fire department were called to Diamond Way in Copper Ridge at approximately 4:45 a.m.

So much for certainty

It seems nobody likes the Yukon government's long-awaited plan for the Peel watershed. Conservationists doubt that the plan, which leaves most of the watershed open to new staking...

Fracking committee to host public hearing

Fracking committee to host public hearing Yukon's select committee on the risks and benefits of hydraulic fracturing will host two days of public hearings at the end of this month.

Scheunert’s family deserves Yukon’s support

Put yourself for a moment in the shoes of Wanda Zimmerman. You're still grieving over the unexpected death of your sister, Teresa Ann Scheunert, who had worked as a nurse in Watson Lake until she died in the summer of 2012.

Our busy politicians

Premier Darrell Pasloski and his cabinet colleagues are a busy lot - so busy, it seems, they increasingly don't have time to communicate important matters with the public.

Food bank gets cash to buy its building

The Whitehorse Food Bank is planning to purchase its own building after a one-time funding announcement by the territorial government. 

New meaning to low standards

The Liard First Nation has sent a clear message: being convicted of a monstrous act of violence against women is no impediment to holding its highest office.

Rouble unfit to be planning council chair

Imagine if a pilot who had crashed a plane in a spectacular, preventable fashion were later appointed to a body governing the aviation industry.

Free our MP: support the Reform Act

Yukon MP Ryan Leef has a chance to help repair our damaged political system. But he needs some prodding in order to do it.

Yukon’s next power play

Energy Minister Scott Kent is right that now is a good time to begin planning the Yukon's next hydro-electric dam - if we're using "good" in the sense of "better late than never.

The coroner should be more candid

Yukon's chief coroner should clarify why she amended her report into the death of Teresa Ann Scheunert.

Housing First deserves a second look

Stephen Harper's federal Conservative government and the Yukon's NDP do not exactly see eye-to-eye on most issues. So it’s a strange sight to see our Official Opposition champion the same issue as Ottawa.

It was an inside job

A major infrastructure project is a strange thing for the territorial cabinet to want to sabotage. Yet that appears to be what happened in the case of plans to rebuild F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Get your jab

There's a time to sniffle, a time to sneeze, a time to cough and a time to wheeze. Yes, there is a season for all things - and with autumn comes the flu, along with some inevitable nonsense about vaccines.

Leef offers less than meets the eye

It's hard to not be cynical about MP Ryan Leef's public disagreement with Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the matter of whether there should be a national inquiry into the matter of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Some clarity on Blurred Lines

We're late to weigh into the Blurred Lines controversy because our conclusions seemed obvious. The dispute started with a campaign launched by a concerned Whitehorse woman who wants CKRW to stop playing a song she finds offensive.

A failure of leadership

The volunteers involved with the latest push to reopen Mount Sima have good reason to be upset, following Whitehorse city council's rejection of their proposal to help reopen the hill this winter.

Some solutions for Sima

Whitehorse's city council finds itself in a bind. On Monday, it votes on whether to provide $200,000 to a group of volunteers that aim to reopen Mount Sima this winter. No option is particularly appealing.