Yukon News

Letter to the Editor

Think of the energy future I would like to thank Roger Rondeau for initiating a timely public discussion.

The story that won’t be spun

According to a Toronto Star report from this Tuesday, there’s compelling evidence a controversial memo on NAFTA that damaged Barack…

Obama’s wars

Ever witnessed the aftermath of a natural disaster such as a tornado? I have seen the shattered remnants of a neighbourhood.

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n MAYO-TATCHUN Drugs, job creation and infrastructure improvement top the list of concerns in this east Yukon riding of nearly 1,500.

Animal protection must become a priority

The strange case of Jim Foesier deserves some attention. He’s the guy who collected dogs, kept them chained in deplorable conditions and then,…

Letter to the Editor

Nay to naysayer I was dismayed to open the paper and see the article regarding our organization, and criticism of a plan for us to participate in…

In Iceland trolls sleep through a chocolate feast

Iceland has been a Christian country since the year 1000, when lawmakers at the parliament, Althing, decided it was better to become Christian and…

Death by a thousand gaffes

Would you rather die in a lion’s maw, or be gnawed to death by squirrels and their ilk? This is the question Energy, Mines and Resources…

Celebrating your lover

What is the reason for celebrating your lover in late winter? Perhaps it’s an attempt to lift the dreariness of winter, perhaps it has some…

yukon remians in the dark

At this point, we don’t know whether to be angry or alarmed. But we’re leaning towards angry.

Getting ready

His days start early; up about 5:30 a.m. and then about an hour later leave for a 20-minute drive from Anjou in the east end of the island of…

Time for tough bison love

The Aishihik wood bison herd seems to be a science project gone awry. First introduced into the Yukon wilderness in the early 1980s, as part of a national recovery program...

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Sunday, March 30 — Second Sunday of Easter. A suggested reading is John 20:19-31. Monday, March 31 — Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama,…

Big Oil rides the up cycle

In 2007, US oil giant Exxon Mobil posted an annual profit of $40 billion — more money than any other company in history.

Letter to the Editor

A painful wait I have a friend in the Yukon who has a vary painful “worn out” hip joint. He is halfway through a two-year wait to see…

VeloNorth riders brave blustery highway

Nasty conditions greeted the 22 riders who decided riding 32.5-kilometres into a headwind was more fun that watching Detroit win the Stanley Cup.

Letter to the Editor

Unconvincing apology Re Premier Dennis Fentie’s open letter (An apology, The News, October 18) to Genesee Keevil: Get some belly, Dennis…

Unlikely places

The state of Gujarat forms the southernmost segment of India’s border with neighbouring Pakistan.

Ottawa buys a clunker

General Motors is a lousy candidate for a quarter-billion-dollar federal bailout. It was just three weeks ago that the North American automaker…

The Khadr case: Does Canada give a damn?

Last month the military tribunal trying Omar Khadr for the 2002 battlefield death of an American soldier in Afghanistan learned that one of the…