Editorials

Editorial: Council and city staff admit they can’t speak honestly if the public is watching

Whitehorse is already less transparent then most municipalities in Canada. Closing meetings to the public is wrong

  • Jul 5, 2019

EDITORIAL: The word you’re looking for is genocide

To avoid the word genocide because it makes us uncomfortable is to undervalue the people with the courage to share the truth

  • Jun 7, 2019

Editorial: How do we force people to take environmental fines seriously?

The laws need to have teeth or we are missing the point

  • May 31, 2019
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EDITORIAL: Yes, even killers deserve due process

No one benefits when the Yukon government is focused on denying it uses solitary confinement

  • May 17, 2019

Editorial: Questions remain following YG’s NGO review

Hiding recommendations is being framed as protecting public servants. It also protects the government from eventually having to explain

  • Apr 26, 2019

Editorial: Promising electoral reform is the easy part

Details of what that would actually look like are much harder to come by

  • Apr 12, 2019

EDITORIAL: What’s next for Many Rivers?

There are plenty of questions to answer before the organization can be up and running again

  • Apr 3, 2019

EDITORIAL: Yukon is not immune to a measles outbreak

With confirmed cases around Canada, the Yukon can’t be complacent

  • Mar 22, 2019

EDITORIAL: The gateway to political spin

“The messages seem fine though they don’t really address the questions”

  • Feb 27, 2019

Editorial: Yukon has a privacy problem

Multiple investigations by the privacy commissioner are a sign of trouble

  • Feb 7, 2019

Editorial: The ice bridge might never cometh

Dawsonites and the government need to start coming up with contingency plans

  • Jan 30, 2019

Editorial: It’s time for tempers to chill over the ‘cool bus’

It is reasonable to expect there to be some rules around this service

  • Dec 7, 2018

Editorial: Fear not Whitehorse, small children are not being taught to serve up your favourite cocktail.

For some families having a downtown daycare location is ideal

  • Nov 30, 2018

EDITORIAL: Attention Whitehorse: shovel your sidewalks

For those who haven’t looked out a window this week, the snow…

  • Nov 16, 2018

Editorial: Right to No!

Libs didn’t want to anger municipalities, choosing those relationships over the public’s right to know

  • Oct 12, 2018

Editorial: The case for wards in Whitehorse

Having 20 people running for council is admirable but it makes it hard to get to know candidates

  • Oct 1, 2018

Editorial: As Whitehorse grows it needs to grow up

Instead of only spreading out as population grows, Whitehorse needs to consider taller buildings.

EDITORIAL: Youth in group homes deserve transparency – and an RCMP investigation

The full report on mistreatment in Yukon government group homes needs to be handed over to the RCMP

  • Sep 12, 2018

Cabinet confidential: Canada’s system of government is inherently flawed

The Yukon government has a chance to make real change — but it probably won’t

Editorial: It’s time to start talking about territorial accessibility legislation

Now that Ottawa has tabled its new accessibility law, the Yukon needs to prepare to follow suit

  • Aug 10, 2018