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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Geopolitics and Yukon mining

Yukoners have long been fortunate to live in a geopolitical backwater. The…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
When the car bogged down between May and Keno City, the governor-general rolled up his sleeves and lent a hand. Gold commissioner George P. Mackenzie is to the left. (Courtesy/Yukon Archives, Finnie family fonds)

History Hunter: When Governor-General Byng came to town…

There have been many governors-general who have visited the Yukon since its…

When the car bogged down between May and Keno City, the governor-general rolled up his sleeves and lent a hand. Gold commissioner George P. Mackenzie is to the left. (Courtesy/Yukon Archives, Finnie family fonds)
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Wyatt’s World for June 25, 2021.

  • Jun 25, 2021
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Wyatt’s World for June 23, 2021.

  • Jun 23, 2021
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Wyatt’s World for June 18, 2021.

  • Jun 18, 2021
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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Let them live in trailers

“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city…

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Wyatt’s World for June 16, 2021.

  • Jun 16, 2021
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A broad, unpaved post-war Main Street Whitehorse is barely recognizable today, with the exception of the White Pass Station in the distance. The Whitehorse Inn was replaced by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and the Capitol Theatre has long since been demolished. (Photo courtesy Gates collection/photographer unknown)

History Hunter: What was Whitehorse like in 1947?

An “All-Year Round Guide to the Yukon” published in the 1940s lends some clues

A broad, unpaved post-war Main Street Whitehorse is barely recognizable today, with the exception of the White Pass Station in the distance. The Whitehorse Inn was replaced by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, and the Capitol Theatre has long since been demolished. (Photo courtesy Gates collection/photographer unknown)
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Yukonomist: Have I got an opportunity for you!

Are you tired of the same-old, same-old at work? Would you like to be a captain of industry, surveying your domain from your helicopter and enjoying steak dinners with influential government officials at the high-profile Roundup mining conference?

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Wyatt’s World for June 11, 2021.

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Wyatt’s World for June 10, 2021.

  • Jun 10, 2021
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Yukonomist: The future of education in the North

The pandemic has unleashed a wave of involuntary innovation in education. And this has big implications for learners in the North.

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Wyatt’s World for June 4, 2021.

  • Jun 4, 2021
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Wyatt’s World for June 2, 2021.

  • Jun 2, 2021
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Yukon’s senator Pat Duncan has provided an update on her pandemic year in the senate office to Yukoners. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)

COMMENTARY: An update from Yukon’s Senator Pat Duncan

Pat Duncan Special to the News Spring in the Yukon! With more…

  • May 30, 2021
Yukon’s senator Pat Duncan has provided an update on her pandemic year in the senate office to Yukoners. (Mike Thomas/Yukon News file)
AccuWeather’s summer forecast rains on our parade. (Screenshot/AccuWeather)

Yukonomist: AccuWeather forecasts ‘Character Building with Sunny Patches’

Nothing spoils a good bowl of Count Chocula breakfast cereal like your parents looking at the weather forecast and rolling out a classic Yukon saying such as, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad rain gear.”

AccuWeather’s summer forecast rains on our parade. (Screenshot/AccuWeather)
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After more than 125 years, baseball is going strong in the Yukon. Here is a game played in Minto Park in Dawson City in 1978. I played baseball in Dawson that year and hit my one and only home run.

Baseball has a long history in the Yukon

Stabbings, errant donkeys and icy playing fields all part of the Yukon’s long baseball history

Courtesy/Michael Gates
After more than 125 years, baseball is going strong in the Yukon. Here is a game played in Minto Park in Dawson City in 1978. I played baseball in Dawson that year and hit my one and only home run.
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Wyatt’s World for May 28, 2021.

  • May 28, 2021
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Wyatt’s World for May 26, 2021.

  • May 26, 2021
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Yukonomist: Time to stop digging

In Economics 100 textbooks, rent controls are commonly included as case studies of well-meaning but economically damaging policy, Halliday argues

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