Letters

Countering a cold blast of wind from the devil

Blank two-storey, wood-frame row houses line the main street through Lota, Chile. The stark functionality of worker's housing in this former company town can't be escaped.

Starbucks falls from its capitalist stardom

When Starbucks finally took possession of our city’s busiest street corner, the collective groan of indifference could have been heard as far…

Is Dawson City’s history up for sale?

'Budget Axe Falls on Parks Canada" proclaimed the newspaper banner on the side of the large flat-bed trailer that carried the float in the Discovery Day parade.

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Ahead by a century
Whale surprises sailboat near Denman Island
Conservatives demand 'action' on ISIL returnees in Canada
Small businesses urge end to rotating strikes at Canada Post

Economic warfare, 21st century style

A little-known cyber-security firm called Mandiant dropped a bombshell last week. The Washington, D.C.

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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…

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‚Äôs 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.