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Although they didn't mention it in their budget-response speeches, when pressed by doughty newshounds from this newspaper, NDP leader Liz Hanson and Liberal leader Sandy Silver confirmed they are considering a carbon tax.
Every revolution needs a vanguard elite. The proles are usually too distracted by religion, nationalism or the NHL playoffs to have developed a revolutionary consciousness.
The most important speech of the year for a Yukon premier is the budget address, since in our system the premier is also the finance minister.
Everybody loves a government-funded feasibility study. The people with the idea are happy to see their idea moving closer to, they hope, realization.
Bernie Sanders hit Hillary Clinton like an avalanche in Alaska last weekend, winning 81 percent to 19 percent in the state's Democratic caucuses. Bernie won all 40 districts convincingly, and gets 13 Alaskan delegates while Hillary gets just three.
Say what you will about Donald Trump, but an eye for a good hotel location seems to run in the family. Trump's grandfather Fred ran a hotel in Bennett during the Klondike Gold Rush.
The Western settlement chapter of your typical high school history book is usually based on the assumption of inexorable population growth.
In the service of Yukon News readers, I read the Vancouver Declaration published by our first ministers last week, even though it brought back traumatic memories of pointless diplomatic conferences I attended when I was in the foreign service.
People often mock economists for confirming the obvious, usually late and with too much detail. So I'm pleased to report that Statistics Canada can confirm that yes, things are getting more expensive at the grocery store.
The recent brouhaha over the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board icing the puck on Northern Cross's drilling application prompts an economic development idea.
Asteroid mining sounds like a crazy idea. But let's think in the long term. When my grandparents grew up a century ago in the Yukon, air travel was a novelty and space travel unthinkable.
Bored of Donald Trump and Bernie "Feel the Bern" Sanders? Time to get excited about the 2016 Yukon election, which has to happen by October at the latest. Two recent polls have the Yukon's political class chattering.
The markets have been as bumpy as the Alaska Highway around Burwash over the last few months.
It was an evening of firsts. Canadian premiere of Fiona Sprott's Often I Find That I Am Naked, directed by Eva Hamburg. First production by Whitehorse's new Larrikin Entertainment group.
The Minto copper mine's announcement of reduced mining activity in 2016 and a temporary closure in 2017 brought more bad news to an already battered Yukon mining sector.
Plummeting energy prices made a lot of smart people look dumb in 2015. The "peak oil" pundits who said we were running out of the stuff now make sorry spectacles on the business news channels.
The unexpected $23-million cut to the Yukon's transfer payment was fodder for much eggnog-fueled philosophizing over the holidays. Three schools of thought emerged around the eggnog bowls I frequented.
Federal grinches put a lump of coal in the Yukon's transfer payment stocking over the holidays.
Suppose you were an affluent city dweller, somewhere in the world, and you wanted to go on vacation off the beaten path.
There is a $15,484,000 hole in the Yukon government budget. When the spring budget was tabled, finance officials expected $95.6 million in corporate and personal income tax revenues this fiscal year.