the long walk north migrating animals make the yukon home

Cougar sightings in the Yukon have become almost mythical, like a Loch Ness monster or sasquatch sighting.

a build your own carbon offset project in yukon

Over the last year or so, you may have noticed a small new forest beginning to rise on the barren slope that leads from Mountain View Drive to the Yukon Arts Centre.

economics shaky for a sovereign quebec

The "neverendum" is back. Even though Pauline Marois only won a minority, we're sure to be talking about sovereignty, separation, independence - call it what you will - as long as there is a Parti Quebecois premier in Quebec City.

Generating research to power the territory

It's a scene that's all too familiar to most Yukoners: it's the middle of a cold, dark winter and suddenly you're plunged into a blackout.

Karp for mayor

I would like to offer my support for Rick Karp in his bid to secure the mayor’s chair in the fall municipal election. I worked with Rick for a number of years, principally on labour market issues.

Sunday Afternoon in Carcross

Last week, Yukonomist reported on the economic recovery of Whitehorse’s old commercial centre at Front and Main. This week, it’s Carcross.

drifting for gold was a dirty business

I came across many signs of mining from Yukon's early days while travelling about the Klondike goldfields. In fact, the entire Klondike region was a gigantic outdoor museum.

saturday afternoon at front and main

If you look at old photos of Whitehorse, it's clear that most of the action was at Front and Main.

‘Thin sulation’ tested in the Yukon

The Steve Cardiff home, which will temporarily house Yukoners living with HIV/AIDS, has already nabbed a lot of attention for its pint-sized proportions. It boasts all the necessities of a regular home in just 204 square feet.

The next tourism profit machine

The Yukon is a land of big opportunities and even bigger dreams. The flipside is a long list of creeks that didn't pan out, mines that never produced a pound of concentrate and promising businesses that went bankrupt.

the cassandras of climate change

"Climate change Cassandras" is a phrase you often hear these days. Some tiresome doomsayer brings up climate change every time a shale gas find makes natural gas cheaper, a giant offshore oilfield is discovered or a big new pipeline is proposed.

university of the yukon

Yukon College is a more important part of our community than most people think. A whopping 5,831 Yukoners took some kind of course there last year, a pretty high figure for a place with only around 30,000 adults.

The Yukon dream

Back in the days of '98, the Yukon dream was to strike pay dirt so rich that you could pay a dance hall girl her weight in gold to marry you. Around every campfire, people schemed big schemes. Sternwheelers.

Alaska Highway washed out: Canada cut off!

A famous and possibly apocryphal London tabloid headline once blared: "Fog in English Channel - Europe Cut Off!" The same thing has just happened here, with washouts on the Alaska Highway

Blattmann defends triathlon title

Whitehorse’s Karl Blattmann was six minutes slower than last year, but he was still fast enough to win his second straight Whitehorse Triathlon, starting and ending at the Canada Games Centre.

OK – critters might not be quite the right description. However, appearances to the contrary, fungi

Lawrence Millman is fascinated by fungi. And why not? They’re pretty amazing critters. OK – critters might not be quite the right description. However, appearances to the contrary, fungi aren’t plants.

horns and antlers more than decoration

Bragging might be rude in the human world, but for a bull moose or a mountain sheep, it's part of the job.

Airlines and the Yukon government

In last week’s column I made the case that there are two things Yukoners need from the airline industry. The first is intense competition to get us the lowest fares possible...

dogfight over whitehorse why we should care about air north

Let's skip the tired Second World War dogfight metaphors and get straight to the point about air travel in the Yukon: it is critical to our wallets, lifestyles and economy.

Could garbage fuel the future?

When we urban-dwellers toss stuff into the garbage bin or the compost container, we tend to forget about it. It's gone - out of our lives and out of our minds. Except, it isn't, really.