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Letter to the Editor

Author responds to critic Regarding Louise Freeman’s review of my book A Land Gone Lonesome, it’s not a crime to be tone deaf, the…

Thawing out after the cold snap

Time to decommission the chicken heater, now that it's a balmy minus 23 Celsius.

The (new) tribe has spoken

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        End of the road

        There is an old joke about the tourist who stumbles into a highway gas station and asks what the red flags are on the side of the Yukon highways.

        Rambling

        Drive carefully ...

        Re open the abortion debate? Not in a minority house

        On February 15, 2007, two men beat 24-year-old Roxanne Fernando to death with a wrench. The Winnipeg woman was pregnant with the child of Nathaniel Plourde, one of the killers.

        Government taxes little people, lets big polluters skate

        Where the highway spills out of the backcountry there’s a view of the river valley that stretches three directions here.

        Let us cross the great rights divide

        Gertrude Florence O’Neill, my grandmother, came into the world in 1876, more precisely on the early summer day of June 29th in what can be the…

        Letter to the Editor

        Raise minimum wage  Open letter to the Yukon employment standards board, The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition supports the recommendation of the…

        Go get ‘em, Tony!

        It seems shame is Canada’s preferred tactic for working over the nation’s naughty fast food joints.

        Is it a lake, or is it a tailings pond?

        Thanks to the former Liberal government, mining companies in Canada are eligible to apply for a large cost-saving measure.

        Meet ‘Ma’ Britton

        Elsie Violet Britton, better known as 'Ma,' came to the Yukon in the early 1900s, and never left. Over her nearly 60 years in the territory she did not go Outside, even for a visit. Britton was born on July 4, 1879, in Mexico City.

        Arctic sea ice and polar bears

        How do you study an animal that can weigh up to 700 kilograms, and each year will walk thousands of kilometres over sea ice in the remote Canadian Arctic and never return to the same place twice? It is not easy, says graduate student Vicki Sahanatien, who

        Letter to the Editor

        Clear the air Photographs of quarry-related air pollution along Robert Service Way obviously strike a sensitive nerve with councillor Doug Graham.

        This lady lets the bones tell the story

        Osteologist Susan Mooney wants the bones to tell their own story.

        What’s next for YEC

        Premier Dennis Fentie appears to have backed down on his plans to essentially merge publicly owned Yukon Energy with Yukon Electrical, owned by Alberta-based Atco, thanks to the very public resignations of four Yukon Energy board members.

        Time for voters to be calm and assertive

        Dear Uma: I know I am constantly swearing off politics and just as constantly end up paying attention again, kind of like my relationship with martinis and junk food.

        Letter to the Editor

        Think of the future I have concerns about the rezoning of the McLean Lake area for quarries and heavy industrial uses.

        Wartime invasion of the Yukon reshaped the territory

        Five-hundred-and-sixty-one Yukon volunteers served with distinction in the trenches of France during the First World War. Many came home decorated for their bravery in combat.

        Boot Hill is all that survives of grandest town in the gold fields

        Ed Jones is one of the most remarkable history hunters in the Yukon. He and his wife Star have carved out a sizeable niche in the study of Yukon's history.