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It reflects poorly on the Yukon Party that many people were surprised Brad Cathers turned down Dennis Fentie's invitation to return to caucus. However, that decision reflects well on Cathers.
There are few certainties in life, but one is the Sun also rises. High-minded Canadians, like Margaret Atwood, ought to remember this as they sign petitions to block Sun TV. Quebecor Inc.'s new television station...
In Dawson City, the owners of the Slinky Mine started digging up a municipal road before obtaining the necessary permit. n Whitehorse, Energy, Mines and Resources officials did a shoddy job enforcing a city-ordered eviction of a caretaker from a gravel quarry.
The line of veterans sitting before Stephen Harper on Thursday were conspicuous. Were they aware about how cleverly they were being used?
It is beyond perplexing why the Yukon Party government would actively underwrite claims in the Peel Watershed that otherwise would have expired this year. We await a cogent explanation of the policy from Mines Minister Patrick Rouble.
When the lights went out, I was sitting in a dentist's chair. How 'bout you? For somewhere between an hour and 80 minutes on Wednesday, the entire southeast Yukon power grid was shut down. Banks and businesses across the territory shut down.
Maybe the Yukon doesn't need the internet. After all, in the last week, or so, we've had our sole communication line to the outside world severed three times. For awhile, the entire territory went completely off grid.
What's up with the helmets? Or, rather, the lack of them around town this year? You'll have to forgive us because we're repeating ourselves here - but, of course, we wish we didn't have to.
There's a writer on the Globe and Mail website with the handle AP.1 There is scant information on this person. They are intensely private about who they are. And that is curious. Because the opinions they toss around on the Globe site are quite strident.
Last week, we demanded action on the territory's worst social scourge - alcoholism. This week, Glenn Hart started playing to the cameras. Wearing a painter's cap and carrying a roller, Hart got down on his hands and knees to post a message to his peeps.
When it comes to crime and punishment, you can't argue with Treasury Board President Stockwell Day. No, really, you simply can't argue with the guy. Government statistics show crime rates have been falling in Canada since a peak in 1991.
The government calls them acutely inebriated people at risk. But most people call them drunks. And, as such, they are easy to ignore. In fact, Yukon society has been ignoring them for decades.
It's often said society is best judged by how it treats its most marginal members. Viewed this way, Yukon isn't doing so well. Mocked and abandoned by his jailors on the cold concrete floor of the RCMP drunk tank for 13 hours, Raymond Silverfox died a "natural death"- alone and poisoned after sucking his own vomit and filth into his lungs.
As if it didn't have enough troubles, now there's a coup shaping up in the RCMP. And, when the dust settles, nobody is going to look good.
The Yukon government is asking citizens for their thoughts on ... ah, just a second ... ... phone's ringing ... hang on....... Alright, where were we ...? Right, the Yukon government is asking for opinions on distracted drivers.
Naphthenic acid sounds like nasty stuff, but you gotta have faith it probably isn't as dangerous as you might think. The Harper government has exempted it from a list of industry-produced chemicals that could be toxic or harmful to the environment.
Once in a while, you have to wonder what's the difference between Big Oil and Big Native. To survive, Big Oil exploits resources buried deep in the earth. Big Native exploits resources that munch lichen and run freely in large herds across the North.
If you plan to hit Dawson City's waterfront for the annual music festival, bring your umbrella - the weather's looking sketchy. But that's not likely to dampen enthusiasm for this year's 26-band lineup.
Some businesses measure success by giving their customers 100 per cent. Not Jill Pollack. She's happiest when she's giving customers less than 100 per cent.
Despite legal challenges from industry, complaints from local politicians and bad rulings from unsympathetic judges, Washington has rightly chosen to reaffirm its decision in May to suspend deepsea drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico.