Letters

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Thanks, Pop. Maybe it was Pop’s fault, our patriotism, our love of the country, our home. We do like to put a lot of stuff on our folks,…

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Killer cold! That’s sure the message all over TV and across Canada this week. Some ‘good-old-days’ experiences are often great…

It is the old Royal Alexandra Hotel lobby

Situated on Dawson City’s Front Street, the old hotel certainly was unique and interesting, a part of the Klondike history that definitely…

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Summer brings a bumper crop of history books

This summer there are plenty of new Yukon history books to enjoy. Here are some of them that I think will interest you. Herschel Island Qikiqtaryuk: A natural and cultural history of Yukon's Arctic Island Edited by Christopher Burn.

There’s something happening here…

...And what it is ain’t exactly clear. African American superdelegates are complaining that they are being “targetted, harassed and…

Disastrous flood leads to storied career as Yukon leader

Although George Black has a long list of accomplishments to his name, his memory is often overshadowed by that of his first wife, Martha, in Yukon's history books. Martha is often portrayed as a fearless woman, who was, in some ways, ahead of her time.

The daily symphony of filling water buckets

The toboggan with the two blue water barrels bounces lightly over the snow, its hiss the only accompaniment to the scrunch of my boots. Water music: our daily symphony of filling the buckets.

Letter to the Editor

Too much fuel tax Government officials say increases on the price of oil are good for the economy of Canada.

Rambling

They came billed as creative puns for educated minds. Pun 1 -- She was only a whisky maker but he loved her still. The Middle East ... For a long time now I've been trying to get a better understanding of the Middle East and how it all came about. This

Where did that $3 billion go?

In April 2008, the British Columbia government issued a press release to inform the public of the success of their tax-cutting program.

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A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds, and a word is more lasting than the wealth of the world.

Revenge of the Nerd

Do you go with your gut? Or dive into the data? One of the most interesting contests during the 2012 U.S. election was not between politicians.

WolframAlpha: Just the facts, mam

These days, I have become the techno- Cliff Claven of the Gold Pan Saloon here in Whitehorse.

Let the Dragon decide

Dear Uma: The world is a never-ending source of wonder, is it not? There really seems to be no limit on the human imagination; it gives me hope for a future beyond ice caps melting and swine flu and kids drinking the contents of the hand sanitizers in t

Letter to the Editor

Quarry would be a big mistake People living in Lobird, Copper Ridge, Granger, and Hillcrest should be fully aware of the city’s proposed…

Bumpy road ahead in 2013, 2014…

In early 1983 the Canadian government, under the controversial Canada-U.S. Test and Evaluation Program, allowed the United States to begin testing an early generation of unmanned stealth weapons over the North.

The secrets of bannock

Dear Uma: I haven’t mentioned this, but the kitchen has been my arena, once again. I wanted to wait and astound you with my success stories,…

Little John yields evidence of first Canadians

We stood on the edge of the tiny hill, overlooking a broad, low-lying valley.  Below us, the flat land was filled with small spruce trees,…

Wonderful, Wonderful Hopenhagen

There is a funky website at hopenhagen.com that is aimed at inspiring hope about the December climate change talks that will be held in Copenhagen. A neat little trick is that visitors to the website can put in a quick saying about what gives them hope.

Scientists reclaim contaminated soil with ancient technique

By Patricia Robertson A 2,000-year-old method of fertilizing soil may prove to be a faster and more effective way of cleaning up northern sites contaminated by oil spills or heavy metals from mining.