Editorial

So much for certainty

It seems nobody likes the Yukon government's long-awaited plan for the Peel watershed. Conservationists doubt that the plan, which leaves most of the watershed open to new staking...

Scheunert’s family deserves Yukon’s support

Put yourself for a moment in the shoes of Wanda Zimmerman. You're still grieving over the unexpected death of your sister, Teresa Ann Scheunert, who had worked as a nurse in Watson Lake until she died in the summer of 2012.

Our busy politicians

Premier Darrell Pasloski and his cabinet colleagues are a busy lot - so busy, it seems, they increasingly don't have time to communicate important matters with the public.

New meaning to low standards

The Liard First Nation has sent a clear message: being convicted of a monstrous act of violence against women is no impediment to holding its highest office.

Rouble unfit to be planning council chair

Imagine if a pilot who had crashed a plane in a spectacular, preventable fashion were later appointed to a body governing the aviation industry.

Free our MP: support the Reform Act

Yukon MP Ryan Leef has a chance to help repair our damaged political system. But he needs some prodding in order to do it.

Yukon’s next power play

Energy Minister Scott Kent is right that now is a good time to begin planning the Yukon's next hydro-electric dam - if we're using "good" in the sense of "better late than never.

The coroner should be more candid

Yukon's chief coroner should clarify why she amended her report into the death of Teresa Ann Scheunert.

Housing First deserves a second look

Stephen Harper's federal Conservative government and the Yukon's NDP do not exactly see eye-to-eye on most issues. So it’s a strange sight to see our Official Opposition champion the same issue as Ottawa.

It was an inside job

A major infrastructure project is a strange thing for the territorial cabinet to want to sabotage. Yet that appears to be what happened in the case of plans to rebuild F.H. Collins Secondary School.

Get your jab

There's a time to sniffle, a time to sneeze, a time to cough and a time to wheeze. Yes, there is a season for all things - and with autumn comes the flu, along with some inevitable nonsense about vaccines.

Leef offers less than meets the eye

It's hard to not be cynical about MP Ryan Leef's public disagreement with Prime Minister Stephen Harper over the matter of whether there should be a national inquiry into the matter of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Some clarity on Blurred Lines

We're late to weigh into the Blurred Lines controversy because our conclusions seemed obvious. The dispute started with a campaign launched by a concerned Whitehorse woman who wants CKRW to stop playing a song she finds offensive.

A failure of leadership

The volunteers involved with the latest push to reopen Mount Sima have good reason to be upset, following Whitehorse city council's rejection of their proposal to help reopen the hill this winter.

Some solutions for Sima

Whitehorse's city council finds itself in a bind. On Monday, it votes on whether to provide $200,000 to a group of volunteers that aim to reopen Mount Sima this winter. No option is particularly appealing.

Rethink your tower terror

If the failed push to block the installation of a new cellphone tower in Copper Ridge illustrates one thing, it's that residents can be remarkably creative in rationalizing why something is a bad idea.

An entirely avoidable controversy

Yukon’s Mounties made the right call to pull the plug on their ill-conceived plans to co-operate with the American producers of a reality TV program.

Another inconvenient truth

Maybe the Yukon Party government is trying to score points for consistency in its handling of the creation of a land-use plan for the Peel watershed.

Opportunism proves irresistible to Elias

By crossing over to the Yukon Party, Darius Elias has shown that he's unscrupulous, opportunistic and stands for nothing but his own hunger for power.

Time for new leadership at Sima

It's probably for the best that the Great Northern Ski Society hit the self-destruct button when it did this week. It had become clear that the non-profit’s board of directors was incapable of fixing the problems that Mount Sima faces.