Keith Halliday

AI chatbots have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with businesses and organizations in the Yukon. (Pexels)

Yukonomist: AI gets to know the Yukon

Some readers may already be aware of the latest way to waste…

AI chatbots have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with businesses and organizations in the Yukon. (Pexels)
Premier Sandy Silver speaks during Question Period in 2018. One of his legacies is the steady accumulation of debt, says Keith Halliday. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: Legacy of debt

A politician’s retirement is a time for self-congratulatory reflections by the old…

Premier Sandy Silver speaks during Question Period in 2018. One of his legacies is the steady accumulation of debt, says Keith Halliday. (Yukon News file)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Yukon 100K

Canada has embarked on the biggest immigration boom in its history. As…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Yukon Risk Outlook 2023

2022 was like an unwanted houseguest. “At least they didn’t bore us,”…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Climbing Cardboard Mountain

Ah, Christmas in the Yukon. Puffs of pure white snow garland our…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
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Yukonomist: Yukon mortgage pain — 1,000 triggered households

Pundits have been predicting economic trouble from our overheated housing market for…

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Keith Halliday
Keith Halliday
Mining in Faro used to be a cornerstone of the Yukon’s economy. (Courtesy/ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)

Yukonomist: The past, present and future of mining and the Yukon economy, Part 1

This column is the first of two parts. The Geoscience 50th Anniversary…

Mining in Faro used to be a cornerstone of the Yukon’s economy. (Courtesy/ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)
Yukon athletes at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: The Rorschach Games

Yukon athletes at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
An aerial view of the airport and downtown Whitehorse are seen in 2011. One could make an argument for moving the airport and creating a neighbourhood close to downtown. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: How would you like to live at YXY?

I don’t mean living in the airport terminal, like Karimi Nasseri who…

An aerial view of the airport and downtown Whitehorse are seen in 2011. One could make an argument for moving the airport and creating a neighbourhood close to downtown. (Yukon News file)
A little robot calculates the fuel levels in home oil tanks. (Keith Halliday/Yukon News)

Yukonomist: The robots have arrived, and they are not as scary as I thought

On a recent Friday afternoon, in the fading Yukon light, a shadow…

A little robot calculates the fuel levels in home oil tanks. (Keith Halliday/Yukon News)
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Yukonomist: It’s time for an awkward conversation about rationing

Pour a few PBRs into a certain type of Alaskan libertarian around…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Putting a price tag on slow government

Governments around the world have recently been forced to hand out energy…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Making globalization work for you

A lot of newspaper columns have been written bemoaning the impact of…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The economics of a new holiday

The Yukon government has announced it will follow the federal government’s lead…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
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Yukonomist: What will be waiting on the next premier’s desk

In our system the Yukon’s next premier will not be selected by…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Our carbon report card

The Yukon government recently released its latest climate report card, entitled Our…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: A lease that will outlive you

“In the long run, we are all dead,” quipped legendary economist John…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Premier Sandy Silver speaks during Question Period at the last session of the legislature’s spring session in 2018. Silver managed the status quo over his six-year term as premier, Keith Halliday argues. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: The Silver era’s lessons for future Yukon premiers

Last week Premier Sandy Silver announced he was quitting as premier, just…

Premier Sandy Silver speaks during Question Period at the last session of the legislature’s spring session in 2018. Silver managed the status quo over his six-year term as premier, Keith Halliday argues. (Yukon News file)
The $2.7M project will improve drainage, as the parking lot collects water after rainfall and snow melt, according to the Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukonomist: Priority parking!

A skater friend stayed with us this summer. He was highly impressed…

The $2.7M project will improve drainage, as the parking lot collects water after rainfall and snow melt, according to the Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works. (Courtesy/Yukon government)