Letters

Mubarak must go

As the streets of Cairo erupt in violence, most of it perpetrated by government-backed thugs, world leaders have begun to take the position they should have taken decades ago.

Bird flu? What bird flu?

KUMASI, Ghana Bird flu has come to Ghana. The “dangerous disease” was first discovered in the coastal town of Tema in early May,…

Countering a cold blast of wind from the devil

Blank two-storey, wood-frame row houses line the main street through Lota, Chile. The stark functionality of worker's housing in this former company town can't be escaped.

video
Elk Bugling
    Tips for keeping your personal data safe
    • 2 hours ago
    Rare comic showing Superman's 1st appearance to be auctioned
    • 3 hours ago
    Tragically Hip members, Alex Trebek receive Order of Canada
    • 5 hours ago

    Starbucks falls from its capitalist stardom

    When Starbucks finally took possession of our city’s busiest street corner, the collective groan of indifference could have been heard as far…

    Is Dawson City’s history up for sale?

    'Budget Axe Falls on Parks Canada" proclaimed the newspaper banner on the side of the large flat-bed trailer that carried the float in the Discovery Day parade.

    Economic warfare, 21st century style

    A little-known cyber-security firm called Mandiant dropped a bombshell last week. The Washington, D.C.

    Untitled

    Thanks, Pop. Maybe it was Pop’s fault, our patriotism, our love of the country, our home. We do like to put a lot of stuff on our folks,…

    Untitled

    Killer cold! That’s sure the message all over TV and across Canada this week. Some ‘good-old-days’ experiences are often great…

    It is the old Royal Alexandra Hotel lobby

    Situated on Dawson City’s Front Street, the old hotel certainly was unique and interesting, a part of the Klondike history that definitely…

    Summer brings a bumper crop of history books

    This summer there are plenty of new Yukon history books to enjoy. Here are some of them that I think will interest you. Herschel Island Qikiqtaryuk: A natural and cultural history of Yukon's Arctic Island Edited by Christopher Burn.

    There’s something happening here…

    ...And what it is ain’t exactly clear. African American superdelegates are complaining that they are being “targetted, harassed and…

    Disastrous flood leads to storied career as Yukon leader

    Although George Black has a long list of accomplishments to his name, his memory is often overshadowed by that of his first wife, Martha, in Yukon's history books. Martha is often portrayed as a fearless woman, who was, in some ways, ahead of her time.

    The daily symphony of filling water buckets

    The toboggan with the two blue water barrels bounces lightly over the snow, its hiss the only accompaniment to the scrunch of my boots. Water music: our daily symphony of filling the buckets.

    Letter to the Editor

    Too much fuel tax Government officials say increases on the price of oil are good for the economy of Canada.

    Rambling

    They came billed as creative puns for educated minds. Pun 1 -- She was only a whisky maker but he loved her still. The Middle East ... For a long time now I've been trying to get a better understanding of the Middle East and how it all came about. This

    Where did that $3 billion go?

    In April 2008, the British Columbia government issued a press release to inform the public of the success of their tax-cutting program.

    Untitled

    A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds, and a word is more lasting than the wealth of the world.

    Revenge of the Nerd

    Do you go with your gut? Or dive into the data? One of the most interesting contests during the 2012 U.S. election was not between politicians.

    WolframAlpha: Just the facts, mam

    These days, I have become the techno- Cliff Claven of the Gold Pan Saloon here in Whitehorse.

    Let the Dragon decide

    Dear Uma: The world is a never-ending source of wonder, is it not? There really seems to be no limit on the human imagination; it gives me hope for a future beyond ice caps melting and swine flu and kids drinking the contents of the hand sanitizers in t