Letters

City working plan backwards

The city of Whitehorse is inviting comments on the 2010 Official Community Plan. This plan is a guide to development and planning for the next decade or so. It is a vision of what citizens want to see done with the physical layout of their community.

Poisoning the North

“Indigenous people have become the industrialized world’s lab rats.” -Rachel Carson As early as 1945 Rachel Carson was becoming…

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A rhyme: The typographical error is a slippery thing and sly, You can hunt till you are dizzy, but it somehow will get by.

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In-flight food
Polar Plunge 2017
VIDEO: Valentine's Day extra sweet for a just-released shark
Rare sperm whale spotted in B.C. coastal waters

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There are a million definitions of public relations. I have found it to be the craft of arranging the truth so people will like you.

Lines on a map

The Alaskans are at it again. No, we are not talking about a natural gas pipeline, although it might get dragged into it.

Giants’ wide receiver catches bullet with leg

Finally, a gun incident worth laughing about. This past weekend at a Manhattan nightclub, New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who made…

A long night at the Westmark

Stepping off the plane, I inhale the brisk Yukon air and am thrilled. I've returned home to participate in the Nakai 24-hour Playwriting Competition in Whitehorse held at the Westmark, marking my first attempt at playwriting.

Klondike Gold Rush inspired crazy schemes and broken dreams

Alaskan historian Terrence Cole stated that it was inflamed by “limited knowledge and unlimited enthusiasm.

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1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1998, 2007, 2019 in the Chinese calendar are some of more recent Years of the Pig… Every year,…

Letter to the Editor

Fraser Institute’s school report cards lie On June12, the Yukon News published an editorial titled, Think Tank Numbers Lie.

Resistance and renewal

This winter's snows and rains in the heartland of our continent have brought the Mississippi River back almost to its normal navigational channel depth from the dramatically low drought levels of last summer.

Do Conservatives really conserve?

With the election of a Conservative federal government some environmentalists are feeling more than a bit nervous.

Harper’s performance review: a perfect score

This week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper released his latest economic statement. Announcing an end to recession in Canada, Harper praised himself and his government for their success in slaying the economic crisis and putting Canada back to work.

Time for city council to say no

It's time for an uncomfortable discussion at Whitehorse City Council. Our representatives need to say no to more tax increases. The budget city council is voting on includes a four per cent tax hike this year.

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Echoing CBC’s spin, this is an encore presentation. (It’s a repeat.) It came to hand courtesy of a friend who’d kept it awhile…

Letter to the Editor

A step in the healthy direction As a parent concerned with food as it relates to health and learning, I am pleased to see that soft drink dispensers…

That great big hunk of liver

Once those chilly early mornings of venturing out with your rifle, of moaning like a cow moose in heat and sitting there in anticipation, waiting for the "uh" of a bull to come through the quiet of dawn, have paid off and you've shot and butchered, felt g

Not a soul survived to tell the tale

It has been called the “worst marine tragedy in the history of the Alaskan coast” by the Dominion Government Service.

Dispatches to the body politic

Dear Uma: My lessons may be learned the hard and painful way but I do learn them. The spring of 2009 will not see me with an accumulation of winter…

Climate change targets and the Yukon

The 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off this week in Copenhagen, assembling an expected 15,000 prime ministers, scientists and celebrity activists to build on the accomplishments of the 14 previous conferences.