Yukon News

Whitehorse’s soccer leagues just need simple field repair

Whitehorse's soccer leagues just need simple field repair This letter is in response to the April 20 article "Plans for outdoor sports complex still alive, says proponent" by Myles Dolphin. I take issue with the paragraph quoting Tony Gaw: "With the start

There is no one size fits all solution for continuing care

Grace Snider Open letter to Health Minister Mike Nixon: Continuing care is a new topic of conversation at our dinner table as we have recently begun to investigate future care options for a loved one. It all feels a bit overwhelming. What are the long-te

No new taxes? Try telling that to rural homeowners

No new taxes? Try telling that to rural homeowners Recently the territorial budget came out. I went to the legislature to hear the premier's budget speech. I found several of the things he stated to be misleading to all of us as Yukoners, all of them to d

It’s Vanier school council, not church council

It's Vanier school council, not church council School council elections will be held this coming Monday. A mere two: at Vanier Catholic Secondary and Watson Lake schools. Beaver Creek's school didn't receive any nominations, and everywhere else folks hav

Clean up election financing

Clean up election financing I was wondering why the Pasloski government is opposed to reforming the Election donation regime in the Yukon. One only had to go to the Elections Yukon website to see how the so-called "Yukon" Party is financed by Outside corp

What kind of city do we want to live in?

What kind of city do we want to live in? I love living in Whitehorse. I tell everyone, here and elsewhere, what a wonderful place this is. I love it so much that I often shed a few tears against my will whenever I come home from being down South or away

Yukon’s finances not so rosy

Yukon's finances not so rosy I just wish for once that our "honourable" premier would stop telling tall tales to Yukoners. I've just read his budget speech where he claims to have a surplus in his 2016-2017 budget. He purposely omitted to mention the huge

Yukon’s elected officials should not be for sale

Yukon's elected officials should not be for sale It is never too late to do the right thing. The Yukon NDP bill to ban corporate, union and Outside donations to Yukon political parties - and limit them only to Yukoners - is long overdue. The Yukon Party'

Edmonton still touts its tenuous link to the Klondike

Edmonton still touts its tenuous link to the Klondike I noted with amusement the article in the Wednesday, April 20 edition of the Yukon News by Myles Dolphin remembering the Klondike Defence Force of the 1960s. Among other things, it consolidated the Yu

Whitehorse General Hospital’s expansion is long overdue

Arthur Mitchell I am writing to thank the doctors, nurses and X-ray and imaging technicians for the extraordinary care they provided me during my five-day stay in Whitehorse General Hospital this winter. Like many Yukoners, I caught a terrible cold in Ja

Mining companies must take climate change to heart

Mining companies must take climate change to heart As someone whose ancestors have a history in mining that goes back centuries, and as a partner in one of the first environmental companies in Yukon's history, I am writing to commend the presentation prov

Consider elderly views on continuing care

Consider elderly views on continuing care On April 16 a webinar on "Promising Practices in Long Term Care" was organized by the Yukon Community Network of Older Adults in cooperation with Yukon College's Health, Education & Human Services Programs and Yo

Time to transition to a low carbon economy

Time to transition to a low-carbon economy I read with interest the Yukon News editorial on April 8: "The crux of the coming election? Carbon pricing." Indeed, Premier Darrell Pasloski believes, contrary to most of the rest of Canada and the world, that

Drivers using cell phones better smarten up

Drivers using cell phones better smarten up This is a letter to everyone who drives and uses their cell phone. I ride a motorcycle in the summer months. Several times in the past two years I have come close to being hit by people driving while using cel

Financial transparency needed for First Nations

Financial transparency needed for First Nations Open letter to Yukon MP Larry Bagnell: I am pleased to see your return to office and am hoping that you may be able to use your experience and influence to help improve the lot of Canadian First Nations mem

We should do more to help children with special needs

We should do more to help children with special needs We have spent the past few weeks eagerly anticipating a new budget for Yukon. As parents of two children with special needs, we are painfully aware of the services needed for many Yukon children. Two y

Campaign finance reform is long overdue in the Yukon

Campaign finance reform is long overdue in the Yukon Election finance reform is overdue in Yukon. It is high time we joined the Canadian mainstream in banning corporate and union donations and restricting the size of individual political donations. The Ch

Yukon Party once again disrespects democracy

Sandy Silver For the second year in a row the Yukon Party government made a conscious decision to delay the spring sitting until after the 2016-2017 fiscal year had already begun. The late call has resulted in the government once again bypassing the legi

After 14 years, it’s clear the Yukon Party just doesn’t get it

Liz Hanson Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski tabled his first budget five years ago in 2011, with a forecast of a $80-million surplus. He touted strong Yukon Party economics and values. Five years later, as he stood in the legislative assembly, his surplus h

The northern way a budget built for Yukoners

Darrell Pasloski Yesterday, I was proud to stand up on behalf of our entire caucus and all Yukoners to table our 2016/17 budget. This budget is shaped by our shared values, Yukon's economic realities and extensive public engagement. These shared values -