A candid and honest politician. Is that too much to ask?

In politics, lying is in. I know. I know. You could dig into history and argue that it’s always been in. But, right now, it appears to be front and centre.

No plaque to mark Trump’s Gold Rush business? Sad!

Now that Donald Trump has been elected as president, it might be approproate if Whitehorse made an effort to recognize the stake his grandfather made here during the Gold Rush.

Liberal cabinet shuffle leaves Canada’s North in the cold

The usual fanfare of Ottawa cabinet shuffles made its media rounds this week, with the big news being the departure of Stephane Dion.

Ross River bridge backer celebrates a win

Two years ago, while sitting and sleeping on an ice bridge on the Pelly River, I never would have thought I would be revelling in the fact that the Ross River bridge would be restored and repaired by summer of this year.

Open letter to Environment Minister Pauline Frost

When browsing through the winter 2016 Yukon Hospitals brochure, I noticed a large ad requesting donation of wild game meat for their traditional diet menu.

What the world really thinks about Canada’s energy industry

Canadians pondering our energy future might do well to take into account how others see us.

Love letter from Anchorage: Take us with you

In recent months many of my fellow Americans have threatened to move to your country depending on the outcome of our presidentia

Workers over 65 should be entitled to employer health plans

Imagine having your private health insurance – dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage – terminated by your employer when you reach age 65, even though you’re still working for them and just when you may really need it.

Trump’s energy policies may threaten Canadian business

As president-elect Donald Trump prepares to assume office, it’s clear that major changes are in store for American climate and energy policy.

Support for Bagnell’s FASD private member’s bill

On Sept. 9, Dr. Gregory Taylor, chief public health officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada, said: “It is estimated that between two and five per cent of people may be living with FASD.”

The case for registered midwives

When something is universally agreed upon, we often call that a motherhood statement. Because really, who could be against motherhood?

Why World AIDS Day still matters

Should we still care about HIV/AIDS? World AIDS Day was held on Dec. 1 for the first time in 1988, at height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Twenty-eight years later, does AIDS still matter? Yes.

Canada at a carbon crossroads

Most Canadians are understandably in a profound state of carbon confusion.

Get to work on renewables

We are a couple of left-leaning, liberal-minded Yukoners.

Hats off to Air North

Eleven months ago my wife was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a non-curable cancer of the lining of the lung.

Masi Gunalchish

The Johnson, Baker and Silas families would like to thank every single person who supported our families during the loss of our Raine Andrew Richard David Silas.

How YESAB works

The Yukon Conservation Society believes that mining in the Yukon should occur only in places where such activities are ecologically and culturally acceptable.

Constant gardeners: The early days of Yukon agriculture

Though food security is a hot topic in the Yukon today, finding a reliable source of homegrown, fresh food has been a challenge since the first newcomers came to the territory in the mid-1800s.

Remember veterans lost to suicide

During this Remembrance Day we should remember the 60 soldiers who committed suicide shortly after they came back from the conflict in Afghanistan.

Liberals should deliver electoral reform

If it didn’t, don’t feel alone. In Yukon’s recent election, 57 per cent of votes cast elected nobody.