American bloodlust runs deep

Is the United States beleagured by its Second Mandement “right of the people to keep and bear Arms”?

Food for thought on fossil fuels

The Yukon is spending over $200 million on fossil fuels a year and for what? To make a few already rich guys richer.

Kudos to Air North

On June 9 I was a first-time passenger on Air North from Edmonton to Whitehorse.

An open letter mayor and council on curbside recycling

I read the article about the Mayor Curtis’s tantrum. The mayor is “disappointed” that his pet project is under critical analysis, while the former councillor makes statements that are not accurate.

Bagnell should consult Yukoners on climate change

I have appreciated being in communication with you recently concerning climate change and the necessity to act now. Respectfully, I have found your response lacking.

Fossil fuelling Yukon’s economy is a bad idea

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce and the Yukon government have embarked on aggressive yet friendly-seeming marketing campaigns promoting a Yukon oil-and-gas industry, playing to our comfortable way of life and the expectations we have of energy.

Whitehorse hospital suffers from mismanagement

I would like to thank Dr. David Storey for his letter regarding the long-standing problems at the Whitehorse General Hospital.

saluting a century of successful structures

There has been a furious bout of bridge building going on in Whitehorse, and they will soon be reduced to rubble.

catch me if you can researchers scramble to explain declining kestrel popul

Trying to research a bird that is disappearing is a nearly impossible task, if you ask Dave Mossop. The Yukon Research Centre biologist has been studying the American kestrel - North America's smallest falcon - since the 1980s.

smothering transparency

This week we heard the cri de coeur of an economist in anguish. Kevin Page, the federal parliamentary budget officer whose five-year term is ending this week, wrote an impassioned op-ed piece in the Toronto Star.

cars vs. caribou an avoidable harvest

For their own safety, and for the well-being of Yukon wildlife, motorists must slow down.

good news for yukoners of many species

On Feb. 25, the Yukon Conservation Data Centre loaded a layer of information from its Biotics database of rare and endangered species onto the Energy, Mines and Resources Lands Viewer.

The hidden sector: halfway between public and private

As northerners, we often fixate on the types of development we lack in the North.

Sing a hurtin’ song for Timmins

There just ain't enough catchy country tunes about economic development projects gone awry.

radar advances as ice retreats

''Two summers ago, we lost a glacier in the Atlin region - a whole mountain glacier was gone," says Stephen Mooney, director of Cold Climate Innovation at the Yukon Research Centre at Yukon College.

a pretty poor partnership

Suppose that your neighbour announced that his lawnmower was broken and that it was too expensive to get a new one, so he was going to stop mowing his lawn.

Big Data and the Yukon

The year 2013 is finally here and, as you’ve all been waiting for, it’s the International Year of Statistics.

shakin all over earthquakes in the yukon

When a 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the ocean floor near Craig, Alaska, last week, it was strong enough to be felt by people 500 kilometres away in Whitehorse. The earthquake struck at midnight, and homes in Craig and Sitka swayed.

The co operative alternative

Can a business work without the profit motive? As Adam Smith famously pointed out, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

a hot idea to heat f.h. collins

While the rest of the F.H. Collins high school reconstruction plan may be an alarming schmozzle, it looks like behind-the-scenes government officials have come up with a clever plan to heat the new building: heat pumps.