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Exactly one year ago, Indigenous environmental leader and winner of the prestigious international Goldman environmental award, Berta Caceres, was gunned down in her own home.
By 1914, Joe Boyle had made a fortune running a gold dredging company in the Klondike. During World War I, he went to in search of adventure; he found it. In the summer of 1917, he was thrust into the chaos of revolutionary Russia.
I have to admit I was wrong. I have been harping about the need to build a backup fibre optic cable since 2011. I argued we needed to escape from the tyranny of Fort Nelson’s backhoe operators.
I noticed in a recent Wyatt cartoon, the slogan “Land of the Midnight Sun.” How nostalgic. There are numerous catchy slogans around: Air North with “North of Ordinary,” the province of B.C. with “Super Natural” and so on.
After reading Kyle Carruthers’ excellent article about M-103 in the Feb. 22 edition of the Yukon News, I went online to see just how hateful the comments were.
How much are we willing to pay to complete a second fibre optic line connecting internet users in the territory to the world outside?
Three months after forming government, the Yukon Liberals have been very quiet on one of their cornerstone campaign promises: keeping fracking out of the Yukon.
The annual heritage awards were handed out Feb. 20 to an impressive and deserving line-up of recipients.
“Over the next two months, my government will be carrying out a review of spending priorities,” said new Premier Silver’s first speech from the throne.
You don’t have to travel far to see why an innocuous little motion of motherhood statements expressing concern about prejudice towards Muslims, debated by parliamentarians this past week, was simultaneously needed and intensely controversial.
Not only is Air North attacking the incumbent in the airline business, but now the feisty insurgent is also trying to muscle in on the Yukon economics market.
After reading a recent column by Keith Halliday regarding Yukon Energy Corporation’s 20-year resource plan and article by Maura Forrest regarding the Canadian Electrical Agency, I would like to wade into the debate.
The bombing of Pearl Harbour on Dec. 7, 1941 heralded the formal entry of the United States into the Second World War. That and the subsequent invasion of the Aleutian Islands by the Japanese are viewed as the reasons for the building of the Alaska Highway. But the inspiration for a road link with Alaska and the Yukon reaches back to the beginning of the 20th century.
Having read Maura Forrest’s article (Feb. 8) regarding Dawson’s petition to have a dental treatment room reinstated I have something to add.
In early October I was in the Whistle Bend area when I saw a fox in the bush that had just been hit by a vehicle.
We write to express our loud opposition to the portions of Bill C-23 that will allow the intrusion of U.S. law onto sovereign Canadian soil.
This week, Yukon’s Member of Parliament, Larry Bagnell, voted against Conservative MP Gérard Deltell’s private members’ motion regarding private health and dental plans.
It turns out that the federal election of 2015 will not, in fact, be the last vote to take place under the first-past-the-post electoral system. The Liberal campaign promise of electoral reform is officially dead.