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We have all heard mining CEOs and government ministers talking about how slipping global mineral prices are hurting the Yukon's resource sector. It's a famously cyclical industry. The big question is when the next big rebound will be.
I have to admit that, whenever I'm in San Francisco and walk past one of those shared workspace places, I always stop and look in the window.
The Yukon government's announcement of a backup fibre optic link along the Dempster Highway with NorthwesTel last week reminded me of the term "vapourware.
In contrast to most election platforms, more people probably downloaded Justin Trudeau's "New Plan for a Strong Middle Class" after the election than during the campaign.
With the federal election thankfully in the rear-view mirror, let's look at what's coming up here in the Yukon. The next big thing is the Yukon budget.
How to describe the Guild's new production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead? Think of it as a comedic cross between a Charlie Brown special and the Breakfast Club.
It has been a depressing election campaign. Consider some of the big issues that our leaders and the media have positioned as major differences between the parties.
"If elected, I promise to raise the price of all foods containing wheat so that every Canadian family has to pay an extra $276 per year, which will go to Canadian wheat producers.
The polling industry has produced some epic fails over the years. Most recently, pollsters predicted that the U.K.
Since our municipal election on October 15 is in danger of being overshadowed by all the federal electoral mayhem, let's have a look at what promises to be one of the key municipal election issues.
Newspapers have been full of confusing numbers about Syrian and Iraqi refugees in recent weeks. Back in January, the federal government announced Canada would take 13,000 additional refugees.
Scene: Inside Captain Camo's secret headquarters at Second and Black, in the secure situation room which special drywall renders impervious to surveillance, radiation and common sense.
Allow me to distract you for a minute from the scintillating rhetoric and compelling visions of the Canadian election.
One of Parliament's most important jobs is to hold the executive accountable for the nation's finances. Indeed, disputes with King Charles over taxation and spending led to the English Civil War.
This federal election gives Canadians the opportunity to vote thumbs-up or thumbs-down on whether they think the Conservatives have done a good job in the decade since Stephen Harper became prime minister in 2006.
Every city has its warts, and we encountered a few at Fort McMurray, but after spending a week here I can say reality is much different from the city’s stereotypes.
Canada isn’t well known for innovative public policy. In fact, the ridiculousness of our dairy supply management policy – supported by all three major political parties for years – is the butt of vicious economist jokes.
You have to have a grudging respect for the relentless scheming of the Conservative Party in Ottawa.
Summer is supposed to be the season of hard work, when you stake claims and move as much dirt as you can. Winter is when you have time to fret about commodity prices.
Statistics Canada just released figures showing a surge in unemployment in the Yukon. The headline rate hit 8.3 per cent in June, seasonally adjusted.