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Per-capita cannabis sales led the nation

The Yukon saw the highest per-capita cannabis sales in Canada last year, according to the federal bureau of statistics.

By Whitehorse Star on October 16, 2020

The Yukon saw the highest per-capita cannabis sales in Canada last year, according to the federal bureau of statistics.

“The Yukon has outperformed all other Canadian jurisdictions,” John Streicker, the minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corp., said on Thursday.

Streicker tabled the corporation’s Annual Cannabis Report in the legislative assembly on Thursday. Tomorrow is the two-year anniversary of cannabis legalization in Canada.

Cannabis sales in the Yukon doubled the N.W.T.’s and were nearly five times higher than Ontario’s, per capita, according to Statistics Canada.

Cannabis sales totalled about $4.9 million in the Yukon’s 2019-20 fiscal year. 

The vast majority of cannabis sales this year was in the form of buds, or flower cannabis, totalling $4.3 million.

Oils accounted for $461,153, while edibles and concentrates accounted for $84,394.

The liquor corporation made a gross profit of $1.3 million from cannabis sales last year. Expenses, including salaries, totalled $1.5 million. 

A government grant of $195,000 and income from disposal of property resulted in a total comprehensive income of $171,000.

Streicker said the corporation doesn’t intend cannabis sales to be a money-making venture.

“Our target is a zero balance; we are not trying to earn any revenue for the government through cannabis,” Streicker told the legislature.

“Our goal is for it to be revenue-neutral from a government perspective.”

The corporation’s mission is to funnel profits into the private sector, the minister explained. 

Streicker said he believes that legalization has impacted the illicit cannabis market, because cannabis sales are rising while reported cannabis usage among Yukoners has stayed essentially the same.

“Here in the Yukon, cannabis sales increased by almost $3 million over the past fiscal year,” Streicker said.

Statistics Canada reported that the illegal cannabis market was at an all-time low last summer, with legal sales outpacing the street market.

Yukon Party MLA Wade Istchenko questioned Streicker’s claim that the illicit market has been impacted by legalization.

“We know that there is still a very robust black market in the Yukon,” Istchenko told the house.

“We believe that the only way the black market will be substantially reduced in the Yukon is if the legal market can compete on price.”

Istchenko claimed that government mark-ups are driving retail prices higher than street prices, and increasing availability of cheaper products is vital.

Streicker responded that the liquor corporation won’t adopt a free-market mentality to help lower prices.

“Our two chief goals here have been, all along, to displace the black market and to support the health and wellness of Yukoners,” Streicker said.

“Like alcohol, it is a controlled substance, and we will continue to control it.”

The 2019-20 fiscal year saw five private dispensaries open their doors. The government-run cannabis store off Industrial Road closed last October to make room for private retailers.

Cannabis retailers were briefly permitted to sell products online under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) as an action against COVID-19.

Streicker withdrew that ministerial order – killing online sales – on Sept. 9.

Streicker told the house Thursday his department intends to enable online sales permanently, but didn’t want to continue under the ministerial order.

Online sales were $25,000, contributing to .5 per cent of total cannabis sales.

“It’s a very, very small portion,” Streicker said.

“This has been to allow our remote communities – to make sure that they have access; that’s all.”

He said the liquor corporation is working on permanent implementation of online cannabis sales outside of the CEMA.

Comments (43)

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marijuanan on Oct 24, 2020 at 9:33 am

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Unfeckingbelievable! on Oct 22, 2020 at 7:07 pm

At Woodcutter - Thank you for helping me prove my point. You and EJ must be collaborating together in your Thunk Tank... Is the talking stick actually a bong at your committee meetings?
Let me clear the air for you... I know how much people who partake hate open windows and doors but sometimes they need to be opened for you to clear the haze and let the oxygen back into the room.

Anyways - Before your attention lapses and you start another round of video games:

Let’s not prolong your thinking error any further - The shot was not cheap. It is absolutely understandable that people would be suffering from addictions and mental health concerns with the Liberal government’s policies of strain. The fact that you cannot understand that is understandable given your self-reported consumption of marijuana. You have provided ongoing evidence of a consumption rate that is “chronic”.
long term marijuana use is associated with frontal lobe and executive functioning impairments. Hopefully it’s not too late to reverse any effects.

So, in the current social climate that Liberalism has created over last 50-60 years it is no wonder things are as messed up as they are today. The relative morality of “unhinged” governance has created this problem. In the moral relativism of Liberalism the perfect nightmare is unleashed where life truly is: nasty, brutish and short.

Liberalism facilitates chaos. Liberalism divides people to conquer them. Liberalism is fascistic. Liberalism implodes because it is a reductionist logic of amorality. Liberalism is mental and societal disorder. It is a great civil unrest.

It is funny that you believe that because one is against the current form of Liberalism which has become a Fascistic Leftism of intolerance... The politics of a coyote chewing its leg off to escape a trap political philosophy... That it makes one a racist conservative... Man, that is absolutely the sort of thinking that a Liberal would believe - A distortion of the mind!

Actually, I identify as a Neo-Liberal. Not a Liberal of the Leftists whose sole intent is destruction and chaos.
So - I believe that we have an obligation to lift those of us who are most vulnerable rather than keep them down and keep them disempowered with Liberal policies. Perhaps you’ve scored a bad batch of mouldy weed?

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Standards on Oct 22, 2020 at 5:22 pm

I love having a toke every day. Yes, I do, I shamelessly admit it. After working my job and paying my taxes - being a solid contributor to society and all - I like the mellowness it gives. When I walk in nature after indulging, I truly appreciate the Yukon for what it offers. I am happy that Trudeau made it legal; I really am. After smoking it for over forty years, it's kind of refreshing to be able to bring it out in the open (sort of as it's not really accepted yet, but maybe we'll get there someday. It's only half as bad as tobacco and look how accepted that is though obviously declining in acceptability now.).

I refuse, however, to buy the Yukon product because of the packaging and the pricing. I have my standards, you know! My expenditures on pot are not counted in these gov numbers. No way. The gov wants to do away with single use plastics all the while still using more plastic packaging than I've ever seen pot packaged in. Hypocrite much? I refuse to engage in that excess use of packaging- just as I refuse to buy single serving tetra pac juices and things like that. I also refuse to pay those prices when I can get it delivered right to my door for a lot cheaper. Sorry, Triple J and others, I would definitely buy local if it made sense.

And for those of you talking about stoners, no motivation, etc.... Try it! You might find you're blowing smoke out of the wrong hole. I've been a stoner for years and have never once relied on anyone else to feed me, clothe me, or anything else. Don't put all of us into your non-motivated brainless class. I do my best thinking when I'm high, paid off my house while indulging daily, even raised some positive-contributing kids. Imagine that! I mostly like being high when I exercise. It almost makes me feel like the Energizer Bunny... so the motivation theory just doesn't hold water.

Well, gotta go now. It's T time.

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Larry Liberal on Oct 22, 2020 at 4:43 am

"Mellow out" .

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Dentist on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:42 pm

The people posting the s--thole comments are obviously talking about Whitehorse, and I agree, it has become, over the years, another southern type town with more disposable income.

Those of us who came up here in the early 70s and chose to live in one of the communities do not believe we live in s--t holes. We live in a beautiful wilderness with most of the amenities that you townies have, but with none of the angst.
Move outside if you don't like it, but for gods sake, quit your incessant whining.

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Unfeckingbelievable! on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:31 pm

Re: EJ on Oct 20, 2020 at 8:33 pm

@Unbelievable
Thanks for proving my point with your unhinged response.
The only thing unhinged in this thread is your comment from any frame of reality. It is clear that you have very little understanding or knowledge of political ideology.

I was attempting to be kind in my previous comments on Liberalism so as not to provoke the emotional sensitivities of the fragile lefties. However, there is good credible, scientific research on the matter that Liberalism is a mental disorder.

The fact that you do not understand that or cannot recognize that is not surprising. People tend not to recognize their illness. I wish you a speedy recovery but I understand that Liberalism is a terminal condition - It kills economies, it kills hope, it kills dreams, and it eats itself from within like a cancer... Hence the political unrest, the protests... And on and on... Unhinged, yes your perspective certainly is and you should apologize for it because it is causing harm.

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Woodcutter on Oct 21, 2020 at 8:02 pm

@ unfeckable - been in the bush, puffing and working and kinda shocked, but not surprised by your cheap shot at the weakest folks in our city. This is classic conservatism and is what I observed from those who came from the original group of whiskey selling settlers way back when I first came here. Congrats on remaining in the same place for all those years. You must be in pain seeing how the city and the Yukon has changed, but rejoice you now have more people to hate and to blame.
P.S. All the problems that folks have complained about were here in this northern sh*t hole, as you called it, for the 4 decades I've been here. What a whinny arsed cry baby attitude you have.

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Woodcutter on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:42 pm

@al - your settler fore fathers had no problem leaving the sh*thole they came from. Perhaps you don't have what it takes ?

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Juniper Jackson on Oct 21, 2020 at 3:30 pm

As long as there is a market, there will be drugs..there will be booze.. Frankly? I don't care about you..if you are an adult, make your own decisions. You want drugs? Go for it. BUT, here is the BUT.. I don't want to pay for you. I work every day and I have trouble paying my bills, why should I pay yours? You want drugs and have the wherewithal to buy them and look after yourself..that's something else. I have NO problem with you. Same with booze..

That being said.. you are big boys and girls..do no harm? Go for it. Another BUT.. I do have a huge problem with the folks that are selling to youngsters and teenagers... They haven't had a chance to live, and are already stoned or drunk, killing themselves, dying in accidents, drugged or drunk.. Potential unlimited..so much of it gone. Pushers and dealers are lucky I am not judging them. You sell to a 14 year old and I'm going to bring back capital punishment just for you.
Parents have to stop saying ..it's ok honey..we know you're going to experiment, just don't drive drunk..just call us.. and have to start saying.. don't do it..just say no.. you go to this party and they haul out the booze or drugs, call us.. we'll be right there..just don't do it. And find out what the teachers are telling your kids too.. the Wynne curriculum in Ontario should be an eye opener for ALL parents. Against the law to sell to minors? uh huh.. in the Yukon that doesn't mean a damned thing.

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Hur dur on Oct 21, 2020 at 6:05 am

You can't measure a hypothetical but those of us grounded in reality can see that the creation of a multi billion dollar industry is a good thing.
Are all old people this scared all the time?

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EJ on Oct 20, 2020 at 8:33 pm

@Unbelievable
Thanks for proving my point with your unhinged response.

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Yoduh! on Oct 20, 2020 at 3:18 pm

Hey Hur Dur
Where do think the deficit will be without the 50 to 100 million dollar oil export market that our idiot Federal Govt is trying to destroy?

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Hur dur on Oct 20, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Imagine the fiscal deficit we would be in without the creation of a legal marijuana 2-6 billion dollar market.

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Unfeckingbelievable! on Oct 19, 2020 at 5:48 pm

Wow! EJ, just Wow! It is really stunning to read people arguing from a place of ignorance oblivious to the very real wrongness of their assertions.

Liberalism is the extreme form of toxic individualism and it has been that way for a long, long, long time. It is also a philosophy of disorder and it is associated with mental ill-health; Depression, Psychosis, Delusional Thinking, Narcissism, Aggression, Anxiety and others due to its role in generating anomic strain - Liberalism weakens societies. It is also fascistic in its extreme left form and lessens the further to right that a given liberal identifies with.

It is absolutely shocking, worrying, and frightening that people do not understand this let alone get this. Unfortunately for most of the younger generations it is the sort of knowledge that you get from reading stuff.
Conservatism is more in line with good mental health and social cohesion because it holds that people have obligations to one another and to society.

It is truly mystifying how the thinking on political ideologies have gotten completely mixed up because people just don’t care to know anymore let alone think anymore. Thoughts and beliefs like yours are scary and damaging and irresponsible.

We have lost our way and we are adrift swimming in the currents of a great ocean of anomaly without any sight of a shoreline... Thank you Liberalists with your hedonistic pursuits... Roll another one, just like the other one, my friend... Don’t Bogart that joint my friend...

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Obi on Oct 19, 2020 at 2:08 pm

Happy Yukon consumer!
I could have sworn I saw the minister sitting in his car at an intersection, waiting for the stop sign to turn green. Just sayin....

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Al on Oct 19, 2020 at 1:20 pm

@EJ
So my friend you seem to think I was talking politics in my narrative. There is a huge difference between small "c" conservatism (a philosophy based on tradition and social stability" and big "C" Conservatives (a political philosophy). I suggest you do some research into their meanings. You just might surprise yourself with the knowledge that you will glean. Same goes for liberalism vs the Liberal Party.

I was always taught don't take a knife to a gun fight.

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Let's clear the air on Oct 19, 2020 at 10:46 am

Yikes. I wonder if the minister has become a spin instructor with all his Covid time working from home.
“ 'The Yukon has outperformed all other Canadian jurisdictions,' ” John Streicker, the minister responsible for the Yukon Liquor Corp., said on Thursday.
Are you trying to "displace the black market and support the health and wellness of Yukoners," or sling the most weed per capita in the country?

"The liquor corporation made a gross profit of $1.3 million from cannabis sales last year. Expenses, including salaries, totalled $1.5 million."
How can it cost $1.5m to warehouse and distribute? Freight costs are passed on to the consumer, additionally a $0.50/gram "Cost of Service" fee, as part of the wholesale price. Leave it to the government to to lose money as a DISTRIBUTOR on a product with an established consumer market.

"Streicker said the corporation doesn’t intend cannabis sales to be a money-making venture. 'Our target is a zero balance; we are not trying to earn any revenue for the government through cannabis,' Streicker told the legislature.
'Our goal is for it to be revenue-neutral from a government perspective.' ”

This is the real kicker, folks. "From a government perspective." The Yukon retail price of cannabis is three times what people are used to paying, thanks to excise and territorial taxes. In order to become "revenue neutral," how many additional positions and costs does the government need to pad the balance sheet with, in order to spin to us all how good of a job they're doing? Where are those tax dollars going, by the way? Programs and services related to cannabis, right?

"Streicker said he believes that legalization has impacted the illicit cannabis market, because cannabis sales are rising while reported cannabis usage among Yukoners has stayed essentially the same." Haha, hahahahahahah! Sorry, hahaha, cough cough, hahahahahaha.

“ 'Here in the Yukon, cannabis sales increased by almost $3 million over the past fiscal year,'” Streicker said.
Golf clap for this clever little spin. Let's get some perspective on this one. Government fiscal year ends March 31st. Legalization occurred in October of 2018, at approximately the half way point of the government's fiscal year. I would hope your annual sales would be greater than 6 months (eye roll). For reference, what were the sales October 2018-March 31 2019?

Istchenko claimed that government mark-ups are driving retail prices higher than street prices, and increasing availability of cheaper products is vital.
Streicker responded that the liquor corporation won’t adopt a free-market mentality to help lower prices." Nice nerd flex, Istchenko. Classic battle of self interested, capitalist cons and smarmy, nanny state liberals.

"Cannabis retailers were briefly permitted to sell products online under the Civil Emergency Measures Act (CEMA) as an action against COVID-19." This order, and similar orders across Canada, in addition to the CERB free for all, was a temporary bump for the legal market.
"Online sales resulted in $25,000 in sales over four months last year, contributing to less than 20 per cent of total cannabis sales."

Huh? How about the other 8 months of last year?

Here's the thing. Why would someone order from YLC, who will get around to fulfilling the order on "government time," only to have to then go down to the post office, wait in line and show ID before the deviled package will be released? There are hundreds of online retailers, with superior product at 1/3 of the price, who will send a package today, and offer refunds/swag if there is an issue.
Nevermind the local options for supply, which, if the minister refuses to compete on price, will always hold the majority of the true cannabis market- not just the squares buying their prerolls from the "edgy" legal store.

Nice try at a cool story though!

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DA on Oct 19, 2020 at 10:03 am

Is this something we should be proud of?

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Yukoner ‘71 on Oct 19, 2020 at 8:16 am

Interesting how we used to explain away Yukoners statistically high use of substances by saying the numbers were skewed due to the large numbers of tourists visiting compared to the general population. With little to no tourists affecting sales now however we are getting the truth in that Yukoners consume drugs including marijuana and alcohol in excessive amounts. Since some of us don’t consume any drugs or alcohol at all there are obviously many out there who must be using the stuff day in day out. Interesting how in today’s upside down world YG is now the largest drug dealer in the territory which makes Silver the drug lord and the leader of the Yukon cartel. What a bad joke Trudeau has turned this country into.

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EJ on Oct 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

@AI
" We are fast moving to an extreme "L" liberal society where 'me' is more important than 'us'. That is truly sad."

Not sure why you think a Liberal society is more about 'me' than us? If you have any knowledge of politics you would understand that Conservatives are the ones all about individuals and not society as a whole. This is why they always want to cut social programs that help other people, which is the opposite of the greater good. Conservatives (See Yukon Party) also want everything like roads, campgrounds, police, food inspectors etc. but they don't want any increased taxes or fees to pay for these things. They want other people to pay instead. At the end of the day, nothing is free.

Paying taxes are part of contributing to the greater good and something we all do as responsible citizens but Conservatives are always trying to slash them and contribute as little as possible to society. As an example look at the Conservatives in Alberta who just cut taxes and are now slashing 11,000 Health Sector workers to pay for those cuts.

If you doubt me, ask yourself why tax cuts are always a big part of conservative party platforms. They are always trying to help their wealthy friends instead of doing what's better for society as a whole. They will point to Trickle Down Economics in order to justify this. Problem is that it never works, the rich who benefit most from tax cuts just buyback stocks with their newfound cash or stash it away in off-shore accounts to avoid paying any other taxes as well.

So sad when middle and lower class workers become supporters of the conservatives thinking that they somehow have their best interest at heart. Ultimately they will try to bust their unions and slash programs which benefit the workers while pointing to a tax cut they gave them in order to justify it. The taxes saved however are nowhere close to the amount of money they will have to shell out in order to pay for a bunch of previously public services.

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Unfeckingbelievable! on Oct 18, 2020 at 7:15 pm

Here, here Al - Woodcutter is probably sitting on one of the benches at the Centre of Hope... Oh, wait a minute, the government took the Hope away and now it is a low barrier shelter for the chronically inebriated and their enablers.

S-Hole - Yes, Whitehorse has become a literal S-Hole since the Liberals took over. H&SS is a joke, not the funny kind, but the mockish kind. Justice has become the laughing stock of the country under its current management regime. It really is Unfeckingbelievable!

Yes. The structure and values of the Yukon have changed in quite short order. And they have not changed for the better. S-Hole does not do it justice.
It is a shame to watch the territory devolve into something you would expect to see in some Southern downtown city core. But for the goobers, the public urination, the public pooping, the public sex, the physical and sexual violence and the government and the Court’s enabling and sustenance of them... Whitehorse could be a good place to live.

But here we have people saying if you don’t like it leave... Unfeckingbelievable! Go fill your bong and puff until you pass being stupid.
And by the way Woodcutter it is now well established fact that Liberalism may not be a mental disorder but it certainly causes them... Psychosis, depression, substance abuse, anxiety... The list goes on... However, it seems that the Yukon is the exception in that Liberalism here is definitely a mental disorder.

But this is the reality you get when your leaders remove Hope from the territory.

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Wheels on Oct 18, 2020 at 6:13 pm

“The Yukon has outperformed all other Canadian jurisdictions” Really! Since when was being brain dead, outperforming?

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ProScience Greenie on Oct 18, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Just a note to you social, authoritarian and Trump U grad conservatives - stay the heck out of my greenhouse, medicine cabinet, gun cabinet, family values, refrigerator, bedroom and pretty much everywhere else in my life. And to think that some of you think of yourselves as libertarian.

To you progressive conservatives and other good people - yeah the packaging is stupid and it's overpriced. That has to change.
Anyways, two years of legal weed and the world hasn't come to an end. Carry on.

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My Opinion on Oct 18, 2020 at 1:22 pm

“The Yukon has outperformed all other Canadian jurisdictions,” That is something to be proud of EH?

This is not an Industry it is a Travesty.
The new world order, give people ready access to drugs, pay them to stay home (Living Wage). Oh and then ask them for their vote. This all works fine until the rest realize they are being played and are not going to continue to work hard and pay for all the others. Everything grinds to a halt. Socialism is wonderful isn't it? Just read up on where it goes next.

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TheHammer on Oct 17, 2020 at 10:48 pm

Anti motivational syndrome is sweeping the Territory.

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Unfeckingbelievable! on Oct 17, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Yo Woodcutter - I see you are hitting the pipe there so I get your confusion. The weed thing is a source of left-wing oppression. Not right-wing oppression. It’s only serving to keep lowly motivated in their place.

It also serves the purpose of allowing the weak minded to believe they have freedom. It is an unfortunate consequence of hedonistic pursuits... When Narcissus stared at himself in the reflecting pool and could not pull himself away no one could have imagined then that in the future Liberals would replace the reflecting pool with a bong... But hey, Liberals like to rewrite history... Those contemptuous revisionists... Puff, puff, pass... LMAO - Silly stoner dude...

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Uh Oh on Oct 17, 2020 at 3:02 pm

As predicted, the conservatives aren't very happy with this! I remember them running ads about how dangerous pot is before the 2015 election. What a bunch of crusty old prudes.

I also saw a post on facebook recently where Brad Cathers and Curry Dixon were visiting triple Js. So awkward looking. I wonder if the owners of that business realized that if those two guys had their way, weed would still be illegal and therefore triple Js would not be making any money off this at all. The "Yukon Party" is so backwards.

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Dave on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:59 pm

Welcome to Yukon, the drug, dope and alcohol capital of the country where people live in a wilderness paradise yet still abuse their bodies with these substances in quantities unmatched in Canada.

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Al on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:17 pm

@Woodcutter

I guess no-one wants to hear their paradise being called a sh-t h-le. Telling those that have, from their perspective, a view of a community sliding down a spiral staircase to leave if you don't like it is not the answer. In fact those that have an opposing view from you are likely feeling the same about you.

Perhaps mon ami you yourself need to be honest on why some folks feel this way. I am not about to reiterate past comments - they have already been said ad nauseam. Many of the folks that you sneer at were either born here or have been here many, many a decade. These, by and large have been the second generation of pioneers to build a community that has been until recently a truly wonderful gift to all of us. The recent influx of people from outside has changed the demographics completely. Many would say not for the good either. The small "c" conservative nature of the Yukon is more becoming now a satellite of what you seen south of 60.
The long history of the Yukon is being lost, or in some cases negated as being non-important. We are fast moving to an extreme "L" liberal society where 'me' is more important than 'us'. That is truly sad. I for one who is part that second generation of builders also lives a very rural lifestyle. I reject that my freedom of thought, ethical standards, community involvement - to name but a few - is considered passe, out-dated and valueless.

So if you hear the view that this place is turning into a SH, perhaps, just perhaps there is reasoning behind these comments from the old timers that you seem to consider as having no value. I just don't share your view. I hear you, but I think we are in two different worlds and unfortunately very much apart.

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Wilf Carter on Oct 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm

We are the heaviest drinkers in Canada. Now we are the highest drug users in Canada. Thanks for telling Yukoners. John you seem proud of that fact by the way you said it.

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Woodcutter on Oct 17, 2020 at 9:11 am

Lol - this record is the tip of the iceberg in the overall consumption. In the last two years, I've entered a weed store once and was disgusted at the prices, the amount of plastic waste and now, according to @unfecken, a source of extreme right wing oppression. Perhaps it's all the peace signs and reggae music that's giving it away.

What is truly disgusting is when my home is referred to as a shit hole. Don't like it, leave, this is Canada and you are not forced to stay here. Take your poison and go where you will be happy. In the meantime, pass it along, it's a smoking stick, not a talking stick. Puff puff pass.

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Hur dur on Oct 17, 2020 at 7:02 am

Oh no, the same 3 old white guys don't like something.
Everybody stop what you are doing, old white conservatives are upset at your freedoms.
You spoiled old balls would wait in a bread line to complain it's not toast.
Don't you have an empty mall to walk around at 6 am in your velcro shoes?

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Matthew on Oct 17, 2020 at 6:55 am

So proud.. but still ran a deficit of 200K... I guess that's something liberals are excited for.. LOL!

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Arthur Itis on Oct 17, 2020 at 4:07 am

So how about the government kicking back half of it's unintended profit for free medical marijuana supplement towards those suffering from various afflictions who are on a fixed income and can never benefit from these minimum wage increases. A nurse practitioner could assign amounts as all suffering is not equal.

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Wilf Carter on Oct 16, 2020 at 9:43 pm

Hi folks you are great - we are top drinkers in Canada now we are top drug users. So bad for some babies in Yukon. There goes our health care system.

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Joe Whitehorse on Oct 16, 2020 at 7:08 pm

Lmao, this is such a classic attempt to rile up the people. Someone surely want us to pay crazy amounts to the usual subjects, but I much rather give my money to the gov than to the same local entitled folks that own this town. At least I rather get dined before getting taken to the racks than support these local businesses that suck the tit of government. I don't see the harm in having an option that is not seeking to make money, shame they don't have a retail front.

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Nathan Living on Oct 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

I casually said I thought a lot of Whitehorse drivers seemed to drive in slow motion and seemed stoned.
Maybe I was right.

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Crunch on Oct 16, 2020 at 6:30 pm

For folks who came here in the 70's it does not get anymore pathetic as to what we are forced to endure in these times. This is a classic case of people running for politics when they have no clue. Yukon is a beautiful place to live but it is fast becoming a political s*i*h*l*.

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JC on Oct 16, 2020 at 6:28 pm

Unfeckingbelievable: Great comment. Short and to the point.

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JC on Oct 16, 2020 at 6:26 pm

"Oils counted for $461,153. Thats CBD oil. There's no high in it. However, it's troubling to see so much cannabis being ingested in the Yukon. And of course that wouldn't account for illegal sales. What is our government doing? Nothing. It's time the government appointed judges that will help solve this problem instead of slapping wrists.

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Unfeckingbelievable! on Oct 16, 2020 at 5:16 pm

And why wouldn’t we... The insanity of the Liberal oligarchs that is being imposed on Yukoners has to have an outlet somewhere. These are dangerously-inept persons with low intelligence who are creating a fascist state of unintelligible impulses... You have to be stoned to think that this is okay!

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WOW! on Oct 16, 2020 at 4:26 pm

So this is what the Yukon is proud of nowadays??!! What used to be a place where one could be proud of is now a complete infested sh*thole. Great job Yukoners (clap,clap,clap)

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Groucho d'North on Oct 16, 2020 at 3:32 pm

So the Yukon leads the rest of the nation in putting more single use plastics used to package government sold weed into the waste stream.
Sounds like Streicker has never worked in retail, price point is a critical factor when you have little else to compete with.

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