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.
- It’s 90 more days for the state of emergency (44)
- Disagreement on time issue keeps on ticking (39)
- Budget features record capital spending (16)
- Territory striking out on seniors’ vaccines: report (15)
- Independent living complex receives major funding boost (14)
- Movie crew begins production (14)
- Councillor announces mayoral bid, Patti Balsillie also candidate (14)
- RCMP unperturbed by 2019 crime statistics (11)
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March 5, 2021
- When will Silver go for the gold? (Editorial) When do you opt to pose a question you know in advance will be studiously ignored, or invite a curt or flippant response?
February 26, 2021
- Today, the sun rose on a diminished territory (Editorial) “Silver linings” are either non-existent or merely a feeble glimmer hovering above the sea of grief that forms from the passing of a beloved figure.
February 19, 2021
- Drop ‘the doctor knows best’ mantra (Comment) It’s time for a little more honesty from our COVID-19 guardians.
- Indigenous procurement: time for a B.C. plan (Comment) The Business Council of B.C. sees “a generational opportunity to accelerate and realize a new future where Indigenous communities and businesses are equitably participating in B.C.’s open trading economy.”
February 17, 2021
- Indigenous engagement charts a positive course As much as opponents of Canadian oil and gas production hate to admit it, the future of the industry appears to be set.
- Is Iran treaty another nuclear bungle in action? (Comment) The self-esteem of two-year-olds and nation-states is too fragile for them to admit they were wrong, which makes it hard for them to move on from blunders.
February 12, 2021
- Some issues’ importance transcends their profile (Editorial) Public finances in challenging times, COVID-19 strategies and related remedial programs, and the government’s stance toward the resource industry will consume a healthy degree of the conversation during the coming territorial election campaign.
- Our economic recovery requires bold ideas (Comment) The most recent labour force data released by the Yukon Bureau of Statistics last week paint a startling picture of the state of Yukon’s private sector economy.
February 10, 2021
- What would we call Trump’s new party? (Comment) If the Republican Party splits, what name should the breakaway part use?