Editorials

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

On access to information, the Yukon Liberals will show us what they’re really made of

You can either serve bureaucrats and businesses or you can serve the public interest

How did the Yukon government fail to foresee the Whistle Bend housing crunch?

Adding 150 new continuing care workers to a town where rentals are scarce requires better planning

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Canada’s hinterland is facing a transportation crisis

Greyhound’s abandonment of routes in western Canada is just the latest in a long pattern

Yukon government’s giveaway of millions to Northwestel is a huge mistake

All Northwestel has to do to rake in a $64-million public subsidy,…

City council was wise to back off its insane bullying bylaw

Bureaucrats often love to create solutions in search of problems. The City…

It’s time for the Yukon government to get into bus service

With Greyhound’s last departure, Yukoners have even fewer transportation options

The Liberals’ obsession with secrecy is undermining their own agenda

If carbon pricing fails, the Liberals will have nobody to blame but themselves

Yes, online tough guys, murdering drug dealers is bad

Way back in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it was…

Sandy Silver doesn’t let the details get in the way of a good photo op

How hard is it for the government to answer a simple question? Very, apparently

The Yukon needs a plan to prevent interface fires

At present, this is not a priority for government. Make it one

  • Mar 8, 2018

Whitehorse’s housing woes are a feminist issue

The rent is too damn high. Especially when women are paid 26 per cent less than men

  • Mar 1, 2018

The North’s way of life is no match for social media’s prudish algorithms

Northerners now find their cultures under a new kind of puritan scrutiny

Building a parking garage in downtown Whitehorse is a terrible idea

We can avoid the massive 20th-century mistakes of other cities

Every Yukon organization needs a privacy primer

Diane McLeod-McKay | Special to the News Privacy laws are in place…

  • Feb 6, 2018

The Riverdale bus lane: more like this, please

It’s the kind of low-risk, high-reward experiment we should see more of

Whitehorse’s sidewalks are a deathtrap

In the interest of safety and simplicity, the city should just plow the sidewalks

Imagine that: Yukon’s cannabis debate has been reasonable

Politicians here haven’t said anything blatantly insane, uninformed or stupid. That’s a win

In Yukon’s budget battle, politics trumps reason

It’s a shame our politicians have decided to take months of consultation and throw it in the trash