Editorial

Here we go again

Bit by bit, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski is doing more than anyone in recent memory to cripple the territory's mining industry by provoking a series of lawsuits with aggrieved First Nations.

Wolverine’s woes undermine industry’s tall talk

Boosters of mining like to say that their industry's bad old days are behind us, and that today's regulations ensure that taxpayers won't be left on the hook for pricey environmental clean-ups.

Dig in or bug out?

There's a tantalizing possibility, however remote, that the Yukon government's decision to replace its legal team assigned to the Peel watershed case presents a way out of this otherwise hopeless mess. 

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Footbridge fracas shows you can’t please everyone

In a way that seems characteristic of contemporary, affluent Whitehorse, both sides of the debate over whether to allow motorized vehicles on Rotary Centennial Bridge have succeeded in coming across as unreasonable and self-entitled.

Tell our federal candidates that backbone matters

Ultimately, no law can force MPs to grow spines. At some point, they'll have to do that themselves.

Stand up to the fluoridation fearmongers

Imagine if Whitehorse city council condoned a policy that contributed to horrible dental problems suffered by the city's poorest residents.

Cut the climate change cowardice

The Yukon isn't yet ready to have an adult discussion about how to do our part addressing climate change - at least, not with Premier Darrell Pasloski and Liberal Leader Sandy Silver at the table.

One more reason to be teed off about the Mountain View mess

Homeowners in Whitehorse’s new Whistle Bend subdivision deserve a complimentary membership at Mountain View Golf Course.

Motel 6 mix up aside, let’s hope Yukon’s new ads work

If Yukon's tourism boosters want to find a vivid metaphor for the territory, a budget motel chain was probably not what they had in mind.

Ta’an Kwach’an citizens shouldn’t be kept in the dark

We wouldn't wish upon anybody the job of being chief of the Ta'an Kwach'an Council. The fractious First Nation comprises of five families that seem to be in perpetual battle with one another.

To the ramparts!

In case you haven't heard, democracy in the Yukon is under attack. Unelected, unaccountable planning commissions are running amok with crazy ideas about turning the whole territory into a park.

Half measures won’t help our hinterland

Geography geeks have lots of fancy words to describe landscape features. Let us propose a new one: An ugly spiderweb of all-terrain vehicle ruts that scars Yukon's fragile hinterland may be known as a "currie."

Here we go again

To nobody's surprise, the Yukon government has decided to appeal the court decision over the fate of the Peel watershed.

A modest proposal for Whitehorse’s jail

International experts are in agreement that prolonged spells of solitary confinement are just as psychologically harmful to prisoners as other, more grisly types of torture.

Next territorial election’s outcome is anybody’s guess

Since being elected in the fall of 2002, the Yukon Party has now been in office for 12 years and 18 days.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

One particularly high-minded reader expressed surprise that last Friday's editorial dared to conclude that cabinet ministers Brad Cathers and Scott Kent may have deliberately uttered mistruths.

Premier can’t escape golf course fiasco

Premier Darrell Pasloski stands in the centre of the scandal involving the secretive $750,000 bail-out of Mountain View Golf Course like a golfer stuck in a sand trap.

The real threat to the Yukon’s economy

There are a bunch of extremists in the Yukon who appear to be hell-bent on wrecking the economy, and they may not be who you think.

The many faces of Stephen Harper

Lots of people are upset with Yukon Premier Stephen Harper, along with our young MP, Stephen Harper, and the territory's unelected senator, Stephen Harper.

The real question about fracking

Reasonable people can disagree on whether or not the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing can be safely regulated. That, however, isn't the real question at hand in the Yukon.