Letters

Arctic sea ice and polar bears

How do you study an animal that can weigh up to 700 kilograms, and each year will walk thousands of kilometres over sea ice in the remote Canadian Arctic and never return to the same place twice? It is not easy, says graduate student Vicki Sahanatien, who

Letter to the Editor

Clear the air Photographs of quarry-related air pollution along Robert Service Way obviously strike a sensitive nerve with councillor Doug Graham.

This lady lets the bones tell the story

Osteologist Susan Mooney wants the bones to tell their own story.

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What’s next for YEC

Premier Dennis Fentie appears to have backed down on his plans to essentially merge publicly owned Yukon Energy with Yukon Electrical, owned by Alberta-based Atco, thanks to the very public resignations of four Yukon Energy board members.

Time for voters to be calm and assertive

Dear Uma: I know I am constantly swearing off politics and just as constantly end up paying attention again, kind of like my relationship with martinis and junk food.

Letter to the Editor

Think of the future I have concerns about the rezoning of the McLean Lake area for quarries and heavy industrial uses.

Wartime invasion of the Yukon reshaped the territory

Five-hundred-and-sixty-one Yukon volunteers served with distinction in the trenches of France during the First World War. Many came home decorated for their bravery in combat.

Boot Hill is all that survives of grandest town in the gold fields

Ed Jones is one of the most remarkable history hunters in the Yukon. He and his wife Star have carved out a sizeable niche in the study of Yukon's history.

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A thought from Shakespeare’s England, comes in a book published in 1592. It tells the young swain to bend old pennies and give them to his…

Privacy: is it only for the guilty?

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia this week that he could either support the Conservatives' new Internet snooping bill or "stand with the child pornographers.

Champions of history remembered

The Yukon Historical and Museums Association celebrated Heritage Day by handing out its annual heritage awards on Monday night at the Yukon Archives.

Takhini River Ferry

According to lifetime Whitehorse resident Lloyd Ryder, the ferry in the above photograph is the Takhini River ferry, which was 21 miles from…

Ravens rule the roost in Watson

Dear Uma In the 20 or so years we’ve known each other, I don’t think I’ve ever written and phoned you as often as I have since I…

A pint, a smoke and an opinion

The French is the most honest place in America. Looking at the bar’s burnt-out neon sign from the main road running through the heart of…

Signs of the past continued

I mentioned in a previous column that the Dawson City area had many beautifully created signs in its gold rush days, like the sign appearing in this column.

Some truth about God and knee high corn

My mother says things I don’t always understand at first blush. She once told me that when she was growing up in the “twenties and…

What year is it, anyway?

Over the last week I have taken to the annual task of transcribing phone numbers, e-mail addresses and other bits of the critical information of…

Mrs. Fricke and the Bullies

In 1966 I was 11 years old. My adopted family moved that summer to a rented farmhouse in Bruce County in southwestern Ontario.

Genetic diversity news is good for goats

The fossil record suggests mountain goats immigrated to North America across the Bering land bridge from Eurasia sometime in the early Pleistocene epoch, or late Pliocene.

Is money well spent on Arctic Winter Games?

Were the Arctic Winter Games a good investment? This kind of question often gets asked of economists, either by the proponents of major events, their opponents, or governments trying to decide whether to splash out some public cash.