Keith Halliday

Keith posted 403 stories to Yukon News.
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New players in the Arctic game

The hottest Christmas board game in our house was 2019: The Arctic, which my son bought at Titan Gaming on Main Street. Each player is the CEO of a global oil company.

  • Jan 20th, 2017 2:31pm

The Yukon’s nuclear option

By candlelight and over hot Lindemans at an off-grid cabin this Christmas, some friends and I debated nuclear power in the Yukon.

  • Jan 13th, 2017 2:45pm

Silver risks irrelevance on offshore exploration ban

There was some bad news for the Yukon’s long-term constitutional development while you were sipping eggnog and decorating the Christmas tree.

  • Jan 6th, 2017 2:23pm

New Year’s debt resolutions

It’s an extreme example of the old saying that, just because someone is willing to lend you money, it doesn’t mean you are smart to borrow it.

  • Dec 30th, 2016 12:26pm

The meth labs of Riverdale

I was shocked at first to find out that a meth lab had caught fire down the street from my home in Riverdale earlier this year.

  • Dec 23rd, 2016 12:14pm

Silver’s First 100 days: a Day 7 update

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, as the old saying goes.

  • Dec 9th, 2016 1:27pm

The future of Yukon mining

The Yukon Chamber of Mines told the media they were “pleased with the election of a Yukon Liberal government and looking forward to working with them on issues that are important.”

  • Nov 18th, 2016 2:03pm

Day 1 issue: Yukon’s oil and gas industry on life support

The newly elected Liberal MLAs will have enjoyed their victory party Monday night. Many of them battled for months in tightly fought contests in their ridings.

  • Nov 10th, 2016 1:15pm

The Three I’s of a Yukon carbon tax: inevitability, impact and inequality

The carbon tax has become perhaps the defining issue of the territorial election. It is clear the Yukon Party is against it, while the NDP, Liberals and Green Party are on the other side.

  • Nov 4th, 2016 12:56pm

Money and influence in Yukon politics

Money and politics have always been intimately connected. Cicero reported that one election in ancient Rome was so hard fought that interest rates doubled during the campaign as candidates borrowed feverishly to finance their vote buying.

  • Oct 28th, 2016 12:56pm

Running in the centre a tightrope walk for Liberals

The political strategies of the three main parties are starting to emerge from the electoral fog.

  • Oct 21st, 2016 3:02pm

Charting paths to victory for Yukon’s political parties

Look out Hillary and Donald, here comes Darrell, Liz, Sandy and Frank. Actually, I hope attention stays on the US campaign, which increasingly reminds me of a bush party gone horribly wrong.

  • Oct 14th, 2016 2:52pm

Geeking out over carbon pricing

The more you hear about the carbon tax plans being put forward by the Yukon Liberals, NDP and Greens, the more interesting it gets.

  • Oct 7th, 2016 2:36pm

How to carbon proof your wallet

It looks like a carbon tax will be one of the big issues in the upcoming territorial election. Last week Premier Pasloski said he would fight likely federal plans for a national carbon-pricing program that would include the Yukon.

  • Sep 30th, 2016 5:02pm

Licence to build: unpacking the meaning of ‘social licence’

No, it doesn’t mean needing a licence to use social media, although that might be a good idea given what you see on Twitter these days.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016 1:31pm

City versus frontier: 21st century economic development

Whitehorse is on the battle lines of a big debate in economic development. Will big cities rule the 21st century, or will growing populations and the need for space give another push to geographical expansion?

  • Sep 16th, 2016 1:28pm

Tear that ‘Frack Free Yukon’ sticker off your car

It’s a small town, and I know your dirty secret: You’ve been fracking again.

  • Sep 9th, 2016 1:48pm

Why our kids should learn coding

Back in the early 1980s, I had a mind-expanding experience. It wasn’t because of Pac-Man, Van Halen or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016 2:06pm