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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.
Will Shakespeare is back in town and kicking off the Christmas season with an entertaining new production of Twelfth Night at the Guild. Twelfth Night has been a crowd pleaser since 160.
Two out of three ain't bad, as the old saying goes. The Alberta NDP's new carbon tax and climate change plan gets two big things right, but makes one potentially big mistake that could store up plenty of trouble for the future.
The Klondike Gold Rush would have been a lot more convenient if Amazon had been around. Instead of starving out on the creeks, miners could have just placed an order at www.amazon.
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.