Letters

Northern Cross suit smacks of desperation

The last move of Northern Cross Yukon looked like a late and illogical reaction to the Yukon government’s promise of a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing for the Yukon.

Let’s sue Northern Cross

The recent lawsuit filed by Northern Cross against the government of the Yukon, the Minister for and Department of Energy, Mines and Resources is raising quite a few eyebrows.

How do we convince kids to not want legal weed?

Which is harder for young people to get their hands on: legal alcohol or criminalized marijuana?

  • Apr 19, 2017
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The evolution of in car audio

There’s a great sense of enjoyment that comes from listening to our favorite music while driving. Cranking the tunes and looking at the open road before us gives us a feeling of immense freedom.

  • Apr 13, 2017

Book launch evokes Alaska Highway memories

The launch of the new book Beyond Mile Zero took place at the Baked Café April 7. More than 100 people crowded into the tiny space to hear author Lily Gontard and photographer Mark Kelly share their experiences.

Northern Cross drops a $2 billion bomb on YG

Northern Cross’s lawsuit against the Yukon government’s fracking moratorium could work out to about $60,000 per Yukoner.

No, you shut up: The politics of the modern filibuster

When political junkies think of the filibuster they often recall the 1939 film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

  • Apr 12, 2017

Alaska’s $3 billion budget hole

Unlike its Alaskan cousin, the Yukon legislature never invites economists to present their views while it deliberates the budget. After viewing the Powerpoint presentations Alaskan economists recently made before the Alaska Senate’s labor and commerce committee, I can see why.

Spring automotive tips

As we say goodbye to winter and welcome spring, it’s time to give our vehicles a once-over.

  • Apr 7, 2017

Beyond Mile Zero chronicles Alaska Highway’s vanishing lodges

When I ask somebody about how they arrived in the Yukon, they will often give me a colourful account of travelling the Alaska Highway. The long drive through northern boreal forest and the Rocky Mountains has often served as a transition between an old life and a new one.

Larry Bagnell should stand up for electoral reform

There are times when each of us can make a difference in a very concrete way. A change to our electoral system is one of those times.

Math doesn’t add up

I was a bit mystified by the March 31 Yukonomist column in your newspaper. The column starts out proposing a report card grading system for the new government’s first budget. This system begins by focusing on balancing the books and avoiding or minimizing any deficit. This seems sound.

Does it really matter that the legislative assembly didn’t sit for six months?

When the 33rd legislative assembly dissolved, Sandy Silver was the sole Liberal member of the third party in the house. He had a caucus staff of one and a half helping him out. 

  • Apr 5, 2017

Free your clocks and the rest will follow

Did you take advantage of daylight saving time?

Cash, finance or lease: What’s the best way to pay for a new vehicle?

The question comes up regularly. On this topic, many have an opinion. Unfortunately, not all those opinions are based on current facts.

  • Mar 31, 2017

Yukoners fought in the battle for Vimy Ridge

On April 9, thousands of Canadians, including a number of people from the Yukon, will converge at the site of the Canadian memorial atop Vimy Ridge in France.

Silver’s upcoming budget mid term test

Expectations are high for Premier Sandy Silver’s upcoming budget. By the end of April, it will be almost six months since he was elected premier.

Halliday’s P3 column sucked

I am disturbed by the Yukonomist’s assumptions and generalizations in his column of March 24, “One picture worth a thousand economic words.”

P3s bad

I found Keith Halliday’s article “One picture worth a thousand economic words,” March 24 issue, provided a perspective that left me wanting to probe more deeply.

Firing squad: Whitehorse’s mayor and coucil risk voter wrath for costly string of dismissals

The revolving door for upper management of the City of Whitehorse continues to spin after years of relative stability.

  • Mar 29, 2017