I’ll take jail over paying your government’s fine, Mr. Silver
- Public meeting set for proposed quarry (10)
- Crime prevention initiatives receive money (9)
- Senior had been high on list for permit (7)
- Residents rally to fire victims’ cause (4)
- Whitehorse residents win $1 million (4)
- Employers’ assessment rates in for some changes (3)
- Boyd hesitant about relaxing city building rules (2)
- Judge to rule on man’s parole eligibility (2)
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August 14, 2018
- Fishing rules make your shore lunch unlawful Cooking and eating a freshly-caught fish on the riverbank or lake shore has been a traditional part of the angling experience right back to the time fire was discovered by our ancestors.
- Always treat influencers with great care There was a time when our parents warned us to stay clear of bad influences, although now it may be a warning about bad influencers.
August 13, 2018
- Is Yukon a failing Liberal party experiment? For decades, I have been observing federal and Yukon political shenanigans.
- Racism: how did it ever come about? Racism is a prejudice, discrimination or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one race is superior.
August 10, 2018
- Disturbing musings are the echoes of history People born during the early ’30s will well remember a young lad who grew from a fumbling artist, to a corporal in the German army, and then to chancellor of the German Nation.
- The futility is almost electric This is “watt” it’s like writing to a Canadian minister of Defence – any minister of Defence, whether Conservative or Liberal – with trenchant technical questions regarding nutzoidly expensive weapons like submarines or fighter jets.
- This was a difficult but the best decision Ed. note: this is a letter to Charles Shewen, the president of the Yukon Fish and Game Association.
- Why are the Liberals igniting a cold war? Ed. note: this is an open letter to the strategic initiatives branch of the territorial Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (EMR).
August 9, 2018
- We’re shovelling too much money into assets! The last Yukon Party government had lots of money to spend on infrastructure.
- Facebook content: really, who cares? The solution to the Facebook privacy dilemma is easy: set it, by law, as a default no!
August 8, 2018
- Hunting permit boondoggle is a political mess The recent Yukon government release cancelling the hunting season for the licensed hunters in specific areas of the Yukon is more of a political mess than a wildlife management responsibility.
- Anger grows at YG’s attacks on resident non-native hunters It seems the Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) membership has been side-swiped by the Yukon government’s (YG’s) Department of Environment (Star, Aug. 6).
- Spend money wisely! There are many ways for anxious parents to spend their money – and providing tutoring for their children is now becoming common place.
August 6, 2018
- Some can sink to the lowest levels There is an amusing saying about failure – “They have hit rock bottom and started digging.”
- Who is really governing our territory? Ed. note: this is a letter to Premier Sandy Silver and Environment Minister Pauline Frost.
- Let’s take wildfire protection seriously Whitehorse is in a fire-prone area which could be another Fort McMurray, Alta., but nothing has or is been done about it.
- We’re far more stealthy at manipulation In a speech to the Washington Press Club in March of 1969, Pierre Trudeau stated:
- Things are very strange I saw in the Aug. 1 Star that U.S. President Donald Trump thought people need photo-ID just to buy groceries – or anything!