Letters

List of carbon tax grievances

As a pensioner, one who has chosen to retire here after more…

  • Jun 16, 2017

Ross River road woes

Last time I drove to Ross River, I turned my GPS on to see how many miles were ahead, check my fuel mileage, and so forth.

Yukon’s women need more help

The Yukon Women’s Coalition is shocked by the recent deaths of Sarah MacIntosh and Wendy Margaret Carlick. We extend our sincere condolences to the MacIntosh and Carlick families and to the communities of Whitehorse and Watson Lake.

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B.C. Attorney General promises Supreme Court appeal in pipeline fight
British PM Theresa May announces resignation
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Why the provinces and territories should do most of the work on weed

Ottawa is again being accused of downloading problems to the provinces as it moves to legalize and regulate the sale of marijuana.

  • Jun 14, 2017

An early trip on the Overland Trail

“We dashed through virgin forests, climbed mountains, flew around dizzying curves, and skidded along narrow cliffs until my heart was in my throat and my soul was full of thrills.”

Understanding extended warranties

Once you’ve agreed to a deal on a vehicle, you normally leave the action of the showroom and move to a quiet office with the dealership’s business or finance manager.

  • Jun 9, 2017

Food truck frenzy in Whitehorse

Food trucks are a “thing” in trendy West Coast cities like Portland, Seattle and San Francisco. And Whitehorse is joining the craze.

Problems with legal aid

I have several children with different moms here in Whitehorse. I have been having difficulties with some of the mothers providing me with adequate visitation or none at all.

Simple narratives never tell the whole story

It seems like such a dreadfully obvious thing to point out, but some of the things that happen in the world happen for more than one reason. The cliche is that things happen for a reason. But things happen for rarely just one reason.

  • Jun 7, 2017

Let bears be bears

We are killing bears for being bears. The human behaviour that creates the very problem that leads to the destruction of even more bears continues.

Simple narratives never tell the whole story

It seems like such a dreadfully obvious thing to point out, but some of the things that happen in the world happen for more than one reason. The cliche is that things happen for a reason. But things happen for rarely just one reason.

  • Jun 7, 2017

The story of Chicken Billy Anstett

William Horkan had the prestigious job of gardener at the Commissioner’s Residence, but the horticulturist whose name stands out was William Anstett, but was widely known as Chicken Billy.

It appears Yukoners love Alaska’s legal weed

In a reversal of the Klondike stampede, people from the Yukon are now rushing southwards to Skagway over the Trail of ‘98 in search for a rare and valuable commodity.

Sharing the road with cyclists

Last week was Bike to Work Week. That means chances are good that motorists will be sharing the road with more cyclists this week than they normally do.

  • Jun 2, 2017

Sympathy for Tagish residents

When I read the article regarding Tagish’s challenges with dogs barking, I was surprised and concerned that there are obviously many more people sharing the same disturbances of sleep, peace and quiet as our family and neighbours do.

Hiking minimum wage an investment

Money has greater implications than just a plus or minus figure in a bank statement.

Electoral reform blues

Kudos to Premier Silver in re-stating the territorial Liberal promise to undertake discussions regarding electoral reform in the Yukon.

Raising minimum wage good for business

Like many Yukoners, I was disappointed in the Liberal government’s recent decision not to undertake a review of Yukon’s minimum wage.

Yukon’s needless campground war of all against all

It's time to end the madness.

  • May 31, 2017

What to do if you get in an accident

As they say on an airplane, in the unlikely event of a crash, what should you do? We will discuss the dos and don’ts, but first let’s look at the ways to reduce our chances of getting in an accident in the first place.

  • May 26, 2017