Letters

Putting out fires

The Yukon Environment and Socio-Economic Assessment Board has released its recommendations regarding the continuing burning of household waste at most community dumps. The recommendation is that the open burning of solid waste be prohibited except for cl

Atlin was the Switzerland of the North

My visits to Atlin, BC, have always involved history, one way or another. On June 26th, I was scheduled to give a reading from my new book, History Hunting in the Yukon.

Dog love is the best medicine

I've read a lot of philosophy over the years. When I was a teenager and largely hanging out in libraries it was the early 1970s and there were a lot of great books geared toward achieving your greatest potential.

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Polar Plunge 2017
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REPLAY: This week in B.C. in video
Women, supporters march throughout B.C.

Venturing the perilous seas of SMOP

My duties at the Yukon Technology Innovation Centre are generally of the duff-under-desk variety, but this week I managed to get in a rare fieldtrip.

Oil and gas: who can predict the future?

Andrew Nikiforuk, who writes about oil and gas development for The Tyee, reports this week that the industry's promise to reclaim the boreal forest after mining the tarsands is bogus.

Letter to the Editor

Remember homeless pets at Christmas This Christmas please think about what it means to bring a new member into your family.

One for the birds

Eight people could sit around the tables in a hall not unlike the CYO Hall underneath Sacred Heart Cathedral here in Whitehorse where the Weekend Soup Kitchen volunteers have been faithfully serving meals to our community's hungry for the last 18 years.

Religion between friends

If I were to go one step further west I would get wet, very wet. Alice Loenberg from over at Fairweather Cove sits next to me and we both stare out…

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Yukon government employees as of 2002: 3,749. Yukon government employees as of 2006: 4,444. Percentage increase: 19.

Spring and a bush dweller’s thoughts turn to water worries

The inner gurglings of our stomachs and intestines have been our main conversation piece for the past weeks.

In praise of PPPOE

A minor but significant difference in the at-home internet experience here in Brazil is that many of the internet service providers -- including the one I use in my present digs in Sao Paulo -- use a procedure called PPPOE.

Seeing through the cloud

I returned just last Friday from a three-day junket to Banff, where I attended an information technology conference about something called "cyberinfratstructure" That word may be as difficult to type as it is to pronounce, but it has a specific and justif

From Patrick to us

Kidnapped as a youth, forced into slavery, he escaped and returned to his homeland only to be called back to serve his former captors in a very different way.

Letter to the Editor

City shenanigans On Monday, Whitehorse is planning a public hearing on bylaws that are supposed to be in accord with the greenspace referendum…

Talking the talk

It is always nice to kick off spring with appreciation and awareness of the Yukon’s fauna and flora.

Moose to the rescue

I was glad to see the plough had already come through. Two kindly moose had wandered onto my snowed-in trail, found better footing there and, obligingly, continued into the forest along it.

Eating ugly fish

I shall not say about other Europeans, but Icelanders did not eat monkfish for the longest time. There was only one reason for this.

Information from Otto Blattler about the South Fork Intake

My good friend Otto Blattler, of Dawson City, sent me an old photograph of his late wife Pia and son Eric (top left), which was taken more than 30 years ago at the South Fork Intake on the Klondike River.

Fooled by hens

The chickens have done it again. Luckily they waited this time until Sam had left - he's been gone for the past few weeks working - and that's about the only good thing I can say about the situation.

In the clutches of soft snow

Time to holster up. As walking anywhere in the afternoon becomes impossible, the mushy snow collapsing soufflé-like and swallowing half a leg…