Yukonomist

Mining in Faro used to be a cornerstone of the Yukon’s economy. (Courtesy/ARCHBOULD PHOTOGRAPHY)

Yukonomist: The past, present and future of mining and the Yukon economy, Part 1

This column is the first of two parts. The Geoscience 50th Anniversary…

 

Yukon athletes at the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: The Rorschach Games

 

An aerial view of the airport and downtown Whitehorse are seen in 2011. One could make an argument for moving the airport and creating a neighbourhood close to downtown. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: How would you like to live at YXY?

I don’t mean living in the airport terminal, like Karimi Nasseri who…

 

A little robot calculates the fuel levels in home oil tanks. (Keith Halliday/Yukon News)

Yukonomist: The robots have arrived, and they are not as scary as I thought

On a recent Friday afternoon, in the fading Yukon light, a shadow…

A little robot calculates the fuel levels in home oil tanks. (Keith Halliday/Yukon News)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Putting a price tag on slow government

Governments around the world have recently been forced to hand out energy…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Making globalization work for you

A lot of newspaper columns have been written bemoaning the impact of…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
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Yukonomist: What will be waiting on the next premier’s desk

In our system the Yukon’s next premier will not be selected by…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Our carbon report card

The Yukon government recently released its latest climate report card, entitled Our…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: A lease that will outlive you

“In the long run, we are all dead,” quipped legendary economist John…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Premier Sandy Silver speaks during Question Period at the last session of the legislature’s spring session in 2018. Silver managed the status quo over his six-year term as premier, Keith Halliday argues. (Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: The Silver era’s lessons for future Yukon premiers

Last week Premier Sandy Silver announced he was quitting as premier, just…

Premier Sandy Silver speaks during Question Period at the last session of the legislature’s spring session in 2018. Silver managed the status quo over his six-year term as premier, Keith Halliday argues. (Yukon News file)
The $2.7M project will improve drainage, as the parking lot collects water after rainfall and snow melt, according to the Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works. (Courtesy/Yukon government)

Yukonomist: Priority parking!

A skater friend stayed with us this summer. He was highly impressed…

The $2.7M project will improve drainage, as the parking lot collects water after rainfall and snow melt, according to the Yukon’s Department of Highways and Public Works. (Courtesy/Yukon government)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Star Trek arrives in the Yukon

For the generation of Yukoners who grew up watching Star Trek on…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Comparing the incomparable

We are lucky to have two world-class UNESCO-recognized parks on our doorstep:…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Summer trails

Ever slogged through buckbrush and ankle-deep mud and complained, “Someone should come…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Inflation versus your wallet

Your wallet is in a race with inflation and, lately, your wallet…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Wayne Tuck, City of Whitehorse operations building project manager, gives a tour of the building’s construction progress in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukonomist: Building boom continues, for now

Across the territory, as soon as Yukoners get respite from this summer’s…

Wayne Tuck, City of Whitehorse operations building project manager, gives a tour of the building’s construction progress in 2019. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Bringing carbon money to the Yukon

Do you suffer from a vague guilty feeling that recycling your yogurt…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Beavers versus Just-in-Time Logistics

Beaver hats would be the perfect thank-you gift for the hard-working crews…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: A DEW line for the 21st century

Last month’s announcement of federal plans to spend $38.6 billion over twenty…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)

Yukonomist: Connecting with the ice age

Your job may include moments of magic. But probably not as magic…

Nun cho ga, the mummified baby woolly mammoth shortly after discovery. (Yukon Government/Submitted)