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Yukonomist: Gaming the Klondike

Tired of playing online solitaire at work? Why not try Klondike: The…

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Yukonomist: Housing crisis sparks building boom, but is it enough?

Yukon home builders are responding to the price signals coming out of…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The missing 1,100

Navigating COVID-19 continues to be like skiing crud with fogged goggles. The…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Canola to your furnace’s rescue?

Like the Faro mine, your environmentally-challenged oil furnace will be surprised to…

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Yukonomist: A firewood shortage in the middle of the forest

The Wall Street Journal is a fine newspaper, but its Markets section…

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Yukonomist: Your Yukon life list

After another topsy-turvy and financially painful summer, Yukon wilderness operators are wondering…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

YUKONOMIST: Yukon amplified in Ottawa

If you read Imperialism by Lenin or more recent critics of global…

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Yukonomist: The Liberal and Green election platforms for the Yukon

Last week we looked at the NDP and Conservative election platforms and…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The Yukon angle in the NDP and Tory election platforms

Elections are like Christmas for wonks. Instead of presents, Santa leaves brightly…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: The importance of independence

What do bureaucratic org charts have to do with fighting the pandemic?…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Minimum wage just one part of the puzzle

The Liberal-NDP alliance raised the Yukon’s minimum wage, effective Aug. 1, to…

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Yukonomist: Disasters and the digital citizen

Social media is transforming not just how we engage politically or waste…

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Yukonomist: Who should pay for the new city hall?

Readers reacted vividly to my recent column on the City of Whitehorse’s…

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Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Accountability theatre

Premier Silver has published fresh mandate letters to his ministers. Mandate letters…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

YUKONOMIST: Summer fun on two wheels

With record water levels across the Southern Lakes, if you’re not fixing…

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Yukonomist: Yukon economic summer quiz

Quiz yourself and your friends on some surprising factoids from the Yukon Economic Summer Quiz

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Yukonomist: Geopolitics and Yukon mining

Yukoners have long been fortunate to live in a geopolitical backwater. The…

Yukonomist Keith Halliday
Yukonomist Keith Halliday

Yukonomist: Let them live in trailers

“I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city…

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Yukonomist: The future of education in the North

The pandemic has unleashed a wave of involuntary innovation in education. And this has big implications for learners in the North.

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AccuWeather’s summer forecast rains on our parade. (Screenshot/AccuWeather)

Yukonomist: AccuWeather forecasts ‘Character Building with Sunny Patches’

Nothing spoils a good bowl of Count Chocula breakfast cereal like your parents looking at the weather forecast and rolling out a classic Yukon saying such as, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad rain gear.”

AccuWeather’s summer forecast rains on our parade. (Screenshot/AccuWeather)