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Open letter to Larry Bagnell
I’m sure you know about the movement afoot (www.recognition2action.ca) to recognize Indigenous Canadians as equal founders of Canada.
Transportation museum welcomes everyone
One of the wonderful qualities of Whitehorse is its inclusive way of being. We at the Yukon Transportation Museum are proud to be part of this community.
List of grievances
As a pensioner, one who has chosen to retire here after more than 45 years in the Yukon, I am alarmed that this government is about to reduce my income in order to fund a Liberal spending spree of unprecedented proportion.
Ross River road woes
Last time I drove to Ross River, I turned my GPS on to see how many miles were ahead, check my fuel mileage, and so forth.
Yukon’s women need more help
The Yukon Women’s Coalition is shocked by the recent deaths of Sarah MacIntosh and Wendy Margaret Carlick. We extend our sincere condolences to the MacIntosh and Carlick families and to the communities of Whitehorse and Watson Lake.
Problems with legal aid
I have several children with different moms here in Whitehorse. I have been having difficulties with some of the mothers providing me with adequate visitation or none at all.
Let bears be bears
We are killing bears for being bears. The human behaviour that creates the very problem that leads to the destruction of even more bears continues.
Thank you Air North
After my mother died my husband and I were called to Merritt, B.C. for a memorial. Air North gave us a bereavment discount and we also received a Yukoner discount...
Eulachon, oolichan, hooligan: A fish by any other name is just as oily
Eulachon, a small oily member of the smelt family, has many different names, including hooligan, oolichan and candlefish. You can thread a wick through the mouth of a dried eulachon, light it and it’s so full of oil it will burn just like a candle.
Hey! Hikers! Leave them cams alone
If you happen to spot a motion sensor camera along one of the many trails around town, please leave it alone. Chances are good that it’s been placed there for a wildlife monitoring project.
A thought for today
Nine years ago, seven innocent men and women were rounded up by Iranian authorities and thrown into the infamous Evin prison solely because of their religious beliefs.
A tax on the poor
We need to call the closure of Raven Recycling’s free store, the Salvation Army thrift store, and the dump’s free store what it is: a tax on the poor.
Yukoners Concerned ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Libs
Approximately 15 members from Yukoners Concerned met with the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ranj Pillai, in early April to understand the new government’s energy priorities over the coming years.
Since the Salvation Army announced they would be closing their thrift store, Raven Recycling has been planning for the impact on the public, the city’s landfill and our free store.
Mining the public purse
On multiple occasions, Northern Cross assured Yukoners it had no plans to use fracking. Now they are suing the Yukon government because there is a five-year moratorium on fracking.
Northern Cross suit smacks of desperation
The last move of Northern Cross Yukon looked like a late and illogical reaction to the Yukon government’s promise of a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for the Yukon.
Let’s sue Northern Cross
The recent lawsuit filed by Northern Cross against the government of the Yukon, the Minister for and Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is raising quite a few eyebrows.
Halliday’s P3 column sucked
I am disturbed by the Yukonomist’s assumptions and generalizations in his column of March 24, “One picture worth a thousand economic words.”
I found Keith Halliday’s article “One picture worth a thousand economic words,” March 24 issue, provided a perspective that left me wanting to probe more deeply.
Area man hates carbon tax
A carbon tax is morally offensive and it’s wrong, and for a simple reason. Where once government was only allowed to tax its citizens in order to fund operation. This time the tax is not justified by need.