Following last Sunday’s death of Alex Trebek, the bilingual Canadian who hosted the Jeopardy! quiz show for 36 years, CBC TV interviewed the winning contestant from the episode telecast Nov. 5; it had been taped several weeks earlier.
In my 48 years at the Whitehorse Star, I have seen six editors and countless reporters, advertising staff members, production personnel and paper boys and girls pass through our doors.
- Hanley: time to transfer skills to public service (29)
- Vote split affected outcome, Conservatives agree (27)
- Yukoners to send another Liberal to Ottawa (20)
- Third dose is for immuno-compromised Yukoners (15)
- Dunlop relishes the challenge; vows to listen (14)
- RCMP offer residents help to prevent thefts in Whitehorse (13)
- The choice is clear, Green candidate believes (12)
- More cases reported, alert issued (8)
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September 22, 2021
- Wild Rose Country gives us a bitter lesson (Comment) Last Wednesday, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney declared a public health emergency in Wild Rose Country.
- At dangerous times, vital countries are called (Comment) When the 9/11 attacks struck New York and Washington in 2001 and the U.S. armed forces went on full alert, then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice immediately got on the direct line to Moscow and told Vladimir Putin not to worry: the United States was not going to attack Russia.
September 20, 2021
- The new reality: auto-eugenics in America (Comment) Eugenics was a 20th-century pseudo-science that purported to improve the human breed by weeding out the “least fit”,
September 17, 2021
- I forecast another minority government (Uffish Thoughts) As we move into the last weekend of the election campaign, I thought I’d like to take a look at how things have developed since it began.
- Candidates respond to Yukon Chamber of Mines (Comment) Ed. note: here is a summary of the questions the Yukon Chamber of Mines has asked the territory’s five federal election candidates, followed by their responses in random order.
September 10, 2021
- Questions to candidates from a vital industry Ed. note: this commentary was submitted by the Yukon Chamber of Mines.
- Was Trudeau’s handout a $600-million bribe? (Comment) There’s an issue that none of the candidates are talking about in this election.
September 3, 2021
- Will the unorthodox graduate to the customary? (Editorial) Is anyone tempted to apply the moniker News of the Weird, an eccentric syndicated column once published in the Star, to the Yukon component of the federal election campaign?
August 27, 2021
- The Department of Education dropped the ball (Editorial) Suppose a sexual offence has occurred in the general area your child spends much of his or her day in.
- Having a naloxone kit could save a life This International Overdose Awareness Day (Aug. 31), and as the opioid crisis continues to be dire in Canada, it’s crucial for all Canadians to understand that an opioid overdose can happen to anyone – to you or someone you love.