Yukonomist

Whitehorse: The Surveillance City

Good news! The totalitarian hellworld is coming to the Yukon!

Economists, happiness and barbeque conversations with annoying Outside relatives

If you’ve ever been trapped at a summer barbeque in some big…

Time for a payroll tax on fly-in-fly-out workers

Have you noticed who’s boarding in Zone 1 for the Whitehorse flight…

Atlin’s music festival breaks the rules, in a good way

With no cell service and the marketing kept to a minimum, this little festival is actually fun

The wonderful world of Airbnb Whitehorse

Wonderful for tourists and homeowners at least. Renters? Not so much

Fill that Dempster fibre

Announcement of new line means a chance to lure more tech workers

  • Jul 5, 2018

America’s winter playground offers bounty for new telecommuting residents

We can probably outbid Vermont for new workers

  • Jun 28, 2018

Big Cruise doubles down on the Skagway cruise market

The world’s largest leisure travel company is doubling down on the Skagway…

  • Jun 21, 2018

Trade wars and the Yukon

Tariffs won’t hurt us in the short run, but the storm clouds are gathering

Drones in the North

Alaska is ahead of the curve

Parent strike: How come almost nobody cares about Yukon’s school councils?

Part of the problem is they have little power to do anything

  • May 31, 2018

Like Days of ‘98, cannabis rush very different in Alaska and the Yukon

You often hear that the Gold Rush was a free-for-all in Alaska,…

Of floating nukes and northern strategies

Other countries are getting busy in the Arctic

The Whitehorse housing investment thesis

Choose your fighter: bear or bull?

  • May 10, 2018

The Yukon’s economic outlook for 2018

The economy is probably going to heat up. Apartments are probably going to stay scarce

Creative and painful destruction

Business owners need to know when to change — or to cut the cord

  • Apr 26, 2018

An early view on how the carbon tax will affect the Yukon economy

If you only remember two numbers from the recently released federal-territorial study…

  • Apr 19, 2018

Use it or lose it: Our new flight to Juneau

Or you can keep chipping away at War and Peace on the ferry

Yukon’s economic outlook for 2018

Economic forecasts are often unreliable, but you can probably bet the housing shortage will continue

Hacking the Yukon

Securing your data is on you

  • Mar 29, 2018