Letters

Klondike Gold Rush inspired crazy schemes and broken dreams

Alaskan historian Terrence Cole stated that it was inflamed by “limited knowledge and unlimited enthusiasm.

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1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1998, 2007, 2019 in the Chinese calendar are some of more recent Years of the Pig… Every year,…

Letter to the Editor

Fraser Institute’s school report cards lie On June12, the Yukon News published an editorial titled, Think Tank Numbers Lie.

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        Resistance and renewal

        This winter's snows and rains in the heartland of our continent have brought the Mississippi River back almost to its normal navigational channel depth from the dramatically low drought levels of last summer.

        Do Conservatives really conserve?

        With the election of a Conservative federal government some environmentalists are feeling more than a bit nervous.

        Harper’s performance review: a perfect score

        This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper released his latest economic statement. Announcing an end to recession in Canada, Harper praised himself and his government for their success in slaying the economic crisis and putting Canada back to work.

        Time for city council to say no

        It's time for an uncomfortable discussion at Whitehorse City Council. Our representatives need to say no to more tax increases. The budget city council is voting on includes a four per cent tax hike this year.

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        Echoing CBC’s spin, this is an encore presentation. (It’s a repeat.) It came to hand courtesy of a friend who’d kept it awhile…

        Letter to the Editor

        A step in the healthy direction As a parent concerned with food as it relates to health and learning, I am pleased to see that soft drink dispensers…

        That great big hunk of liver

        Once those chilly early mornings of venturing out with your rifle, of moaning like a cow moose in heat and sitting there in anticipation, waiting for the "uh" of a bull to come through the quiet of dawn, have paid off and you've shot and butchered, felt g

        Not a soul survived to tell the tale

        It has been called the “worst marine tragedy in the history of the Alaskan coast” by the Dominion Government Service.

        Dispatches to the body politic

        Dear Uma: My lessons may be learned the hard and painful way but I do learn them. The spring of 2009 will not see me with an accumulation of winter…

        Climate change targets and the Yukon

        The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off this week in Copenhagen, assembling an expected 15,000 prime ministers, scientists and celebrity activists to build on the accomplishments of the 14 previous conferences.

        Harper’s pension reform: manufacturing crises

        Treasury Board president Tony Clement told reporters on Tuesday that "all options are on the table" to solve Canada's looming pension crisis.

        A Canarie north of 60

        No, folks, I have not suffered a blowout on my computer spell-check; I am fully aware of how to spell "canary." The entity I am talking about, though, is a bird of a very different feather.

        Putting out fires

        The Yukon Environment and Socio-Economic Assessment Board has released its recommendations regarding the continuing burning of household waste at most community dumps. The recommendation is that the open burning of solid waste be prohibited except for cl

        Atlin was the Switzerland of the North

        My visits to Atlin, BC, have always involved history, one way or another. On June 26th, I was scheduled to give a reading from my new book, History Hunting in the Yukon.

        Dog love is the best medicine

        I've read a lot of philosophy over the years. When I was a teenager and largely hanging out in libraries it was the early 1970s and there were a lot of great books geared toward achieving your greatest potential.

        Venturing the perilous seas of SMOP

        My duties at the Yukon Technology Innovation Centre are generally of the duff-under-desk variety, but this week I managed to get in a rare fieldtrip.

        Oil and gas: who can predict the future?

        Andrew Nikiforuk, who writes about oil and gas development for The Tyee, reports this week that the industry's promise to reclaim the boreal forest after mining the tarsands is bogus.