Keith Halliday

Whitehorse: The Surveillance City

Good news! The totalitarian hellworld is coming to the Yukon!

Economists, happiness and barbeque conversations with annoying Outside relatives

If you’ve ever been trapped at a summer barbeque in some big…

Time for a payroll tax on fly-in-fly-out workers

Have you noticed who’s boarding in Zone 1 for the Whitehorse flight…

Atlin’s music festival breaks the rules, in a good way

With no cell service and the marketing kept to a minimum, this little festival is actually fun

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.