Keith Halliday

Food truck frenzy in Whitehorse

Food trucks are a “thing” in trendy West Coast cities like Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. And Whitehorse is joining the craze.

It appears Yukoners love Alaska’s legal weed

In a reversal of the Klondike stampede, people from the Yukon are now rushing southwards to Skagway over the Trail of ‘98 in search for a rare and valuable commodity.

On real Yukon time

One of the good things about democracy is that it surfaces ideas the political elite may not be worried about.

Good news for Yukon gold miners based on strong fundamentals

You may not be interested in the commodity markets but, to paraphrase Leon Trotsky, the commodity markets are interested in you.

The Yukon’s biggest killer

After a series of columns on fiscal policy, I thought readers this week might enjoy a new topic: cancer.

Grading the budget

Premier Sandy Silver brought down his first budget last week. Now almost six months since he was elected, many were keen to see how his campaign speeches translated into budget reality.

Do the North Koreans know Rotary Park is a nuclear free zone?

If conversation at your dinner table ever gets dull, I suggest you pull out a globe and challenge someone to stretch a rubber band to show the flight path between North Korea’s nuclear launch sites and Chicago.

Commissioner Jim Smith: The end of an era

Legendary Yukon Commissioner Jim Smith has died. He was 97.

Northern Cross drops a $2 billion bomb on YG

Northern Cross’s lawsuit against the Yukon government’s fracking moratorium could work out to about $60,000 per Yukoner.

Alaska’s $3 billion budget hole

Unlike its Alaskan cousin, the Yukon legislature never invites economists to present their views while it deliberates the budget. After viewing the Powerpoint presentations Alaskan economists recently made before the Alaska Senate’s labor and commerce committee, I can see why.

Silver’s upcoming budget mid term test

Expectations are high for Premier Sandy Silver’s upcoming budget. By the end of April, it will be almost six months since he was elected premier.

One picture worth a thousand economic words

Despite all the bad Powerpoint out there, every once in awhile you see a chart that tells the whole story in one glance.

Sandy Silver’s first 100 days kind of a snooze fest

New Yukon Premier Sandy Silver’s first 100 days in office wrapped up earlier this week. The first 100 days are a critical time for a new government, especially one elected on a “change” mandate.

Just hang on: satellites are coming to save suffering internet users

I have to admit I was wrong. I have been harping about the need to build a backup fibre optic cable since 2011. I argued we needed to escape from the tyranny of Fort Nelson’s backhoe operators.

Is your organization’s government grant on the ‘review’ table right now?

“Over the next two months, my government will be carrying out a review of spending priorities,” said new Premier Silver’s first speech from the throne.

Air travel economics put territorial government in a carbon tax bind

Not only is Air North attacking the incumbent in the airline business, but now the feisty insurgent is also trying to muscle in on the Yukon economics market.

How to make it in the Yukon’s gig economy

How would you like to be your own boss, work your own hours and pay for your Yukon lifestyle with lucrative contracts you get via a convenient app on your smartphone?

Yukon Energy’s new plan is impeccably researched, but it’s worthless without action

Yukon policy wonks got a treat this week in the form of Yukon Energy’s release of the final parts of its resource plan.

Roses are red, violets are blue, the two most terrifying words for a bureaucrat are ‘project review’

To most of us, the words “program review” are just routine bureaucratic jargon. But to senior officials, they sound a lot like an air raid siren.