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Re open the abortion debate? Not in a minority house

On February 15, 2007, two men beat 24-year-old Roxanne Fernando to death with a wrench. The Winnipeg woman was pregnant with the child of Nathaniel Plourde, one of the killers.

Government taxes little people, lets big polluters skate

Where the highway spills out of the backcountry there’s a view of the river valley that stretches three directions here.

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Let us cross the great rights divide

Gertrude Florence O’Neill, my grandmother, came into the world in 1876, more precisely on the early summer day of June 29th in what can be the…

Letter to the Editor

Raise minimum wage  Open letter to the Yukon employment standards board, The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition supports the recommendation of the…

Go get ‘em, Tony!

It seems shame is Canada’s preferred tactic for working over the nation’s naughty fast food joints.

Is it a lake, or is it a tailings pond?

Thanks to the former Liberal government, mining companies in Canada are eligible to apply for a large cost-saving measure.

Meet ‘Ma’ Britton

Elsie Violet Britton, better known as 'Ma,' came to the Yukon in the early 1900s, and never left. Over her nearly 60 years in the territory she did not go Outside, even for a visit. Britton was born on July 4, 1879, in Mexico City.

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.

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…