Letters

Area man hates carbon tax

A carbon tax is morally offensive and it’s wrong, and for a simple reason. Where once government was only allowed to tax its citizens in order to fund operation. This time the tax is not justified by need.

Investment conference a success

The Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their generous support of the inaugural Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference 2017.

One picture worth a thousand economic words

Despite all the bad Powerpoint out there, every once in awhile you see a chart that tells the whole story in one glance.

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How to improve your fuel economy

One of the most regular costs we incur is fuel. It’s also a cost that varies a great deal, depending on a number of owner behaviours.

  • Mar 24, 2017

Yukon soldiers experienced the horrors of trench warfare first hand

By the end of 1916, the men of Joe Boyle’s Yukon Battery had become veterans in the field, having experienced battle and the extreme conditions on the Western Front.

Interfering in local riding nominations sometimes the lesser evil

We see, with some regularity, controversies flare up in this country whenever a political party’s leadership interferes in local nomination fights.

  • Mar 22, 2017

Calculating the true cost of vehicle ownership

Calculating your actual cost of car ownership is a lot more complicated than most of us think.

  • Mar 17, 2017

Yukon machine gunners thrust into the cauldron of battle

The men recruited by Joe Boyle in the Yukon in 1914 finally entered the field of battle in Belgium in August of 1916. Now renamed the Yukon Machine Gun Battery, they were designated “E” Battery of the 1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade.

Sandy Silver’s first 100 days kind of a snooze fest

New Yukon Premier Sandy Silver’s first 100 days in office wrapped up earlier this week. The first 100 days are a critical time for a new government, especially one elected on a “change” mandate.

Let public review trail applications sooner

Inclusiveness is one of the four guiding principles of the 2007 trail plan. This principle commits the city “to including the public in determining guidelines for trail system development, use, preservation and maintenance.”

Carbon tax: Count me in

Even the very debate about a carbon tax has focused minds on our environmentally expensive lifestyle

Exploring the old Kluane wagon road

It’s the itch you have to scratch, the urge to which you must submit. It’s the compulsion to get out on the land and touch history where it happened. It is historitis, and Gord Allison of Haines Junction has a powerful case of it.

Understanding fuel ratings

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  • Mar 10, 2017

Thanks to anonymous donor

The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is an organization that is part of the Masonic family and is open to both Freemasons in good standing and women who have a family relationship to a Freemason.

Bison hunters beware

On Feb. 28 I was on my way to my set up wall tent west and north of the Trans Canada Trail cabin. I arrived at 4 p.m. to realize that somebody had been there before and the tent, chimney, and stove were all gone.

Recent missteps aside, Maxime Bernier could win the Conservative leadership race

If you have an office pool going on who will be the next leader of the federal Conservative Party — and by extension the most likely person to be the next prime minister — Maxime Bernier wouldn’t be a bad pick.

  • Mar 8, 2017

How about geothermal?

Why not geothermal energy on the grid for power in the Yukon? Scientific studies say the Tintina trench, near Ross River, is the hottest geothermal deposit in Canada.