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)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Star Trek arrives in the Yukon

For the generation of Yukoners who grew up watching Star Trek on…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Comparing the incomparable

We are lucky to have two world-class UNESCO-recognized parks on our doorstep:…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Summer trails

Ever slogged through buckbrush and ankle-deep mud and complained, “Someone should come…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
A photo of Jim Smith is seen with Lisa Jager in 1974. (Trade and Source Magazine/May 1974)

Yukonomist: How to get a building named after yourself

After 46 years under the descriptive but prosaic title of “Main Administration…

A photo of Jim Smith is seen with Lisa Jager in 1974. (Trade and Source Magazine/May 1974)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Inflation versus your wallet

Your wallet is in a race with inflation and, lately, your wallet…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Wayne Tuck, City of Whitehorse operations building project manager, gives a tour of the building’s construction progress in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: Building boom continues, for now

Across the territory, as soon as Yukoners get respite from this summer’s…

Wayne Tuck, City of Whitehorse operations building project manager, gives a tour of the building’s construction progress in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Bringing carbon money to the Yukon

Do you suffer from a vague guilty feeling that recycling your yogurt…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Beavers versus Just-in-Time Logistics

Beaver hats would be the perfect thank-you gift for the hard-working crews…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: A DEW line for the 21st century

Last month’s announcement of federal plans to spend $38.6 billion over twenty…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Yukonomist: Connecting with the ice age

Your job may include moments of magic. But probably not as magic…

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The dangerous charms of financial engineering in the Yukon

Movies such as The Big Short during the global financial crisis gave…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: War and Economic Development in the North

It’s not polite to say at economic development conferences in the Canadian…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Buying a house in times of turbulence

Buying a house is the biggest single purchase most people will make.…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
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Yukonomist: Surprise afterparty at Haines Beer Fest

Last weekend, Canada Border Services Agency gave us one of those quirky…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Windfall for Alaskans

Is the Yukon government’s new $150 per household Inflation Relief Rebate not…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: What the Yukon can give back to Canada

President John F. Kennedy famously said “Ask not what your country can…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
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Yukonomist: Will tourism roar back this summer?

Will this be the summer that tourism comes roaring back to the…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: How to dodge gas price spikes

Does it seem odd that Yukon gasoline prices are high despite all…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday