Keith Halliday

The wonderful world of Airbnb Whitehorse

Wonderful for tourists and homeowners at least. Renters? Not so much

Trade wars and the Yukon

Tariffs won’t hurt us in the short run, but the storm clouds are gathering

Drones in the North

Alaska is ahead of the curve

Like Days of ‘98, cannabis rush very different in Alaska and the Yukon

You often hear that the Gold Rush was a free-for-all in Alaska,…

Of floating nukes and northern strategies

Other countries are getting busy in the Arctic

The Yukon’s economic outlook for 2018

The economy is probably going to heat up. Apartments are probably going to stay scarce

Use it or lose it: Our new flight to Juneau

Or you can keep chipping away at War and Peace on the ferry

Yukon’s economic outlook for 2018

Economic forecasts are often unreliable, but you can probably bet the housing shortage will continue

Fiscal policy continuity in 2018 Yukon budget

Get ready for a big wave of debt

Robots don’t rule over us yet, but they do sell lunch

Not everyone will be taken into the future, as Ilya Kabakov once said

Should the Yukon join the grid?

It’s an idea that comes up every few years and has never (so far) made it off the drawing board.

Groundhog Day meets recycling economics

Also, ‘keynote listener’ is the dumbest new piece of government jargon

Food truck frenzy in Whitehorse

Food trucks are a “thing” in trendy West Coast cities like Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. And Whitehorse is joining the craze.

It appears Yukoners love Alaska’s legal weed

In a reversal of the Klondike stampede, people from the Yukon are now rushing southwards to Skagway over the Trail of ‘98 in search for a rare and valuable commodity.

On real Yukon time

One of the good things about democracy is that it surfaces ideas the political elite may not be worried about.

Good news for Yukon gold miners based on strong fundamentals

You may not be interested in the commodity markets but, to paraphrase Leon Trotsky, the commodity markets are interested in you.

The Yukon’s biggest killer

After a series of columns on fiscal policy, I thought readers this week might enjoy a new topic: cancer.

Grading the budget

Premier Sandy Silver brought down his first budget last week. Now almost six months since he was elected, many were keen to see how his campaign speeches translated into budget reality.

Do the North Koreans know Rotary Park is a nuclear free zone?

If conversation at your dinner table ever gets dull, I suggest you pull out a globe and challenge someone to stretch a rubber band to show the flight path between North Korea’s nuclear launch sites and Chicago.

Commissioner Jim Smith: The end of an era

Legendary Yukon Commissioner Jim Smith has died. He was 97.