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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Jan. 15, 2021

  • Jan 15, 2021
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Jan. 13, 2021

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Did you forget to buy your coffee table a present?

With a desiccated spruce tree at the curb and the holidays behind…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
The Commissioner’s Levee was celebrated in the Commissioner’s residence in Dawson City when it was the capital of the territory. Here, shown in 1903, it was the most opulent home in the Yukon. The building was restored in the more classical form that we see today, after it was gutted by fire in 1906. (Gates collection/Yukon News)

History Hunter: The Commissioner’s Levee — a tradition for more than a century

Hello and Happy New Year to you all. My first official function…

The Commissioner’s Levee was celebrated in the Commissioner’s residence in Dawson City when it was the capital of the territory. Here, shown in 1903, it was the most opulent home in the Yukon. The building was restored in the more classical form that we see today, after it was gutted by fire in 1906. (Gates collection/Yukon News)
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Jan. 8, 2021

  • Jan 8, 2021
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Jan. 6, 2021

  • Jan 6, 2021
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 30, 2020

  • Dec 30, 2020
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 23, 2020

  • Dec 23, 2020
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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Wall Tent Christmas

2020 has been so awful this may be the perfect year to…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Flora Boyle Frisch stands in front of Dredge Number 4 on Bonanza Creek, which had originally been built by her father, Joe Boyle, in 1913 at the mouth of the Klondike River. (Kathy Jones-Gates/Submitted)

History Hunter: When Joe Boyle’s daughter came to visit

When Flo Whyard, former mayor of Whitehorse, called me on the telephone…

Flora Boyle Frisch stands in front of Dredge Number 4 on Bonanza Creek, which had originally been built by her father, Joe Boyle, in 1913 at the mouth of the Klondike River. (Kathy Jones-Gates/Submitted)
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COMMENTARY: Mining is just one interest among many for land planning

David Loeks & Katarzyna Nowak Special to the News Our recent commentary…

  • Dec 18, 2020
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 18, 2020

  • Dec 18, 2020
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 16, 2020

  • Dec 16, 2020
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COMMENTARY: Chamber of Mines says mining criticism unfair

Ed Peart Special to the News This commentary is a response to…

  • Dec 11, 2020
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 11, 2020

  • Dec 11, 2020
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COMMENTARY: Government was right to say ‘no’ to the ATAC road

Resource projects can’t expect to move forward if they don’t respect proper processes

  • Dec 10, 2020
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WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for Dec. 9, 2020

  • Dec 9, 2020
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In 1909, Joseph Kavetzki took over Brown’s Harness Shop, depicted here, reconstructed, 90 years later. Third Avenue in Dawson, south of Princess Street, was the heart of the blue collar industrial section of gold rush Dawson. (Michael Gates/Yukon News)

History Hunter: The Yukon is rich in hidden history

I had worked for a few months in my new position as…

In 1909, Joseph Kavetzki took over Brown’s Harness Shop, depicted here, reconstructed, 90 years later. Third Avenue in Dawson, south of Princess Street, was the heart of the blue collar industrial section of gold rush Dawson. (Michael Gates/Yukon News)
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COMMENTARY: Land use planning must include industry

Carl Schulze Special to the News This commentary is a response to…

  • Dec 5, 2020
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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

YUKONOMIST: Climate emergency, lite edition

Back in September 2019, Whitehorse City Council declared a climate emergency, to…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday