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Archivist Lesley Buchan looks through decades-old ledgers in the Yukon Archives vault in 2016. The archive is celebrating it’s 50th year. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

History Hunter: The Yukon’s Memory Bank turns 50 this month

The Yukon was a different place when I first came here 51…

Mining in Faro used to be a cornerstone of the Yukon’s economy. (Courtesy/ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)

Yukonomist: The past, present and future of mining and the Yukon economy, Part 1

This column is the first of two parts. The Geoscience 50th Anniversary…

dec 2 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 2, 2022.

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nov 30 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 30, 2022.

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Yukon letters

This week’s mailbox: The Atlin Power Project

  • Nov 27, 2022
Yukon letters
Yukon athletes at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: The Rorschach Games

Yukon athletes at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 25, 2022.

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nov 23 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 23, 2022.

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George Black was an important presence in the legal profession in the Yukon for more than 50 years. He developed a reputation of getting acquittals for his clients when conviction seemed a sure thing. (Courtesy/Library and Archives Canada C-039892)

History Hunter: George Black had a storied affair with the law

Michael Gates & Kathy Jones-Gates George Black was a lawyer, a soldier,…

George Black was an important presence in the legal profession in the Yukon for more than 50 years. He developed a reputation of getting acquittals for his clients when conviction seemed a sure thing. (Courtesy/Library and Archives Canada C-039892)
An aerial view of the airport and downtown Whitehorse are seen in 2011. One could make an argument for moving the airport and creating a neighbourhood close to downtown. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: How would you like to live at YXY?

I don’t mean living in the airport terminal, like Karimi Nasseri who…

An aerial view of the airport and downtown Whitehorse are seen in 2011. One could make an argument for moving the airport and creating a neighbourhood close to downtown. (Yukon News file)
nov 18 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 18, 2022.

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nov 16 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 16, 2022.

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Yukon letters

This week’s mailbox: Stewart River hunters, please leave your fire crackers at home

Stewart River hunters, please leave your fire crackers at home There was…

  • Nov 13, 2022
Yukon letters
A little robot calculates the fuel levels in home oil tanks. (Keith Halliday/Yukon News)

Yukonomist: The robots have arrived, and they are not as scary as I thought

On a recent Friday afternoon, in the fading Yukon light, a shadow…

A little robot calculates the fuel levels in home oil tanks. (Keith Halliday/Yukon News)
nov 11 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 11, 2022.

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nov 9 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 9, 2022.

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nov 9 2022
Seventeen Whitehorse men, who enlisted together in the fall of 1915 served in the 67th Pioneer Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. Shown here are: Top Row, left to right: Joseph Bingham, William “Red” Brown, Norman Ryder, James Salvatore. Middle Row, l to r: Laurence R. Wilson, George Ryder, Jimmy Porter, William Hughes, Vido Zic, and John Luich. Front row, l to r: John Hyde, Alfred Cronin, Fred Young, James M. Smith, William W. Burden, Alex Pover, and Robert Holburn. Cronin was killed in action at Bourlon Wood, September 27, 1918.

History Hunter: Whitehorse men served their country in WWI

The Whitehorse Star of Oct. 22, 1915, reported that the first all-Whitehorse…

Seventeen Whitehorse men, who enlisted together in the fall of 1915 served in the 67th Pioneer Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. Shown here are: Top Row, left to right: Joseph Bingham, William “Red” Brown, Norman Ryder, James Salvatore. Middle Row, l to r: Laurence R. Wilson, George Ryder, Jimmy Porter, William Hughes, Vido Zic, and John Luich. Front row, l to r: John Hyde, Alfred Cronin, Fred Young, James M. Smith, William W. Burden, Alex Pover, and Robert Holburn. Cronin was killed in action at Bourlon Wood, September 27, 1918.
keith

Yukonomist: It’s time for an awkward conversation about rationing

Pour a few PBRs into a certain type of Alaskan libertarian around…

keith
nov 4 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 4, 2022.

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nov 2 2022

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Nov. 2, 2022.

  • Nov 2, 2022
nov 2 2022