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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.
The latest blockbuster has arrived just in time for summer reading season at the cabin: Viability Analysis of Southeast Alaska and Yukon Economic Development Corridor.
Americans generally don't pay much attention to Canada. One sure way to fix that is to build a giant tailings pond uphill from the border.
Well, that was embarrassing. The government put 39 lots on Whistle Bend's Iskoot Crescent up for auction and received precisely zero bids.
We tend to think about land ownership in a black-and-white way. Either you own a piece of land, and can do whatever you want with it, or you don't. Reality is more complicated, and getting more so.
You knew the Alaskan budget crisis was getting serious when the state ferry corporation told travellers its ferries might be docked indefinitely after July .
Yukoners have talked a lot about the parlous state of our mining industry. Of the three operating mines we had in 2013, only Minto is still running.
As much as we Yukoners like to mock Outside experts, when the big brains visit it is wise to consider their advice. David Hughes falls into this category.
Robert Service helped put the Yukon on the global literary map. The poems he wrote in Whitehorse and then Dawson City made him famous and, it's worth pointing out, rich.
"The future is happening in this city," said a friend I visited recently in San Francisco. He moved there from New York and was blown away by the scale and intensity of innovation in the Bay area.
It's easy to make fun of the Arctic Council and the industry of academics and pundits that has grown up around it.
The long-awaited federal budget was delivered last week, and it was, to tell the truth, rather boring. The media was fixated on whether the federal deficit would be eliminated.
Now that natural gas is in the "longshot" category and we're down to our last operating mine, what is Whitehorse's economic future?
Now that oil-and-gas minister Scott Kent has announced the Yukon government's response to the legislature's fracking committee recommendations, we know exactly where all the parties stand.
It is a wonder of modern government accounting that the latest Yukon budget can show both an annual "surplus" of $23 million for the current fiscal year.
Yukon Zinc's creditor protection court documents make for grim reading, with bad news for pretty much everyone involved.
The $200-million proposal to add twin lanes and other improvements along the Alaska Highway from the Carcross cutoff to the Mayo road jumps the shark, even by the Yukon government's standards.
It is easy to generate electricity. I know engineers will be appalled by that statement, but what I mean is that with enough money to invest we could build plants to generate power here.