Jarrett Culver (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a dunk vs the Washington Wizards, 02/27/2021
Jarrett Culver (Minnesota Timberwolves) with a dunk vs the Washington Wizards, 02/27/2021
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WHITEHORSE — Yukon residents will head to the polls on Monday for Canada's fourth election held during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the legislature was dissolved, the Liberals held a majority followed by the Yukon Party and the NDP. Liberal Leader Sandy Silver, who was first elected in 2011, led the party to a surprise election win in 2016, going from the only elected representative to leading the party's second-ever majority government. "People wanted change," he said in a recent interview about the win. "The first year, we were feeding from the fire hose … I was the only member of my team at that point that had any legislative experience." Silver pointed to his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent territorial budget, which estimated the GDP would grow by 7.9 per cent in 2021, as reasons voters should choose to keep his party in power. "Now is not the time to change courses," he said. "We're in a good place, we've balanced the budget and now is not the time to retrain a bunch of (members of the legislative assembly)." The Liberals' win brought an end to 14 years of Yukon Party rule, relegating the party to the Official Opposition. Currie Dixon, a former member of the legislature, was chosen as the party's new leader in 2019, marking a return to politics for someone who was once one of Canada's youngest cabinet ministers. "The current government has said the right things," he said. "But where we've noticed Yukoners are left asking for more is on action. We want to deliver action, for a change." If elected, Dixon said the party will take actions including reversing cuts to the territory's business relief program, freezing power rates for two years and enhancing tourism funding in the first 100 days in office. The territory's spending and debt have risen during the Liberals' time in power and the Yukon Party is concerned about repaying that debt, Dixon said. Dixon also criticized the decision to hold an election as the territory works through its vaccination rollout. "We think it was driven by self-interest," he said. Silver disputed that characterization. "Was it the intent of calling the election at this time? No," he said. "We had the Opposition calling for the election since August. Every second question in the legislative assembly was, 'When are you going to call the election?' '" Elections held during the pandemic across Canada have resulted in majority governments for the parties that held power heading in to the vote. The New Democrats, Yukon's third party, and its leader Kate White are advertising themselves as the progressive alternative to the two main parties. White has led the NDP since 2019, and has been an elected representative since 2011. "The goal for the election is a fundamental shift," she said. "The pandemic has really done a good job of highlighting where those gaps exist ... this is an opportunity to look forward to the future that we want." White said an NDP government would freeze rents and improve access to health care. The NDP previously led the territory for 12 years between 1985 and 2000, but hasn't been able to do so since the turn of the century. However, White said the party is focused on winning a majority government. — By Nick Wells in Vancouver This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. The Canadian Press
A Yellowknife-born actor is showing his range, from playing a veterinarian on Emmy award-winning show Schitt's Creek to voice acting for a new kids series. Dustin Milligan played a key role on Schitt's Creek, a show that chronicles a formerly-filthy-rich family as they are demoted from their opulence to lead normal lives in a rural town — their only remaining asset. Schitt's Creek just wrapped up its final season and is up for 22 Canadian Screen Awards. The popularity of the show couldn't have been predicted, but seeing its success has been "pretty wild" for Milligan. "As a Canadian actor there is always this sense of 'yeah, you do the Canadian work in order to pay the bills and keep yourself busy until the larger American jobs come through,'" he said. But, when Milligan was presented with the opportunity to work with Eugene Levy, who plays Johnny Rose and Catherine O'Hara playing the role of former soap opera star wife Moira Rose, he says taking the role was an easy choice. "I looked up to Eugene and Catherine a lot as a kid and to work with them — it was a no-brainer. You never know what a show like this is going to do in terms of the final outcome and how the audience is going to receive it," he said. "Truly an unexpected dream come true." He added the actors are both "kind and generous with their time and their talents." From sitcoms to kids' TV Milligan is on the up after the hit comedy series and has a few projects on the go. Among them is Rutherford Falls, an upcoming American TV sitcom that focuses on the relationship between a fictional Native American reservation and the residents of a neighbouring small town in upstate New York. He is also starring in a new show kids' show, Super Agent Jon Le Bon!. The show is fun and goofy, and the super agents help to deceive villains while delivering an environmental message. "A lot of the hijinx we get into are related to environmental issues — global warming, climate change as well as friendships, bonding and teamwork," he said. "It's a high energy show. I think it's a lot of fun for kids, the young at heart," he said. Raised by a northern community Milligan said the support of his teachers at Mildred Hall School in Yellowknife and community members have been a guiding force in his career. "It may be cliché to say, but, I do believe in that adage of it takes a village to raise a child," he said. "I believe it was a large group of people over many, many years that continued to encourage me over the years in those moments when I needed it that has led my to pursue this job," he said. And, he says, the longer he's been away from the North, the more he realizes just how much he loves Yellowknife.
Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has been a magnet for attention, and criticism, in recent years, but it is hard to argue with the results. Shares of the electric vehicle maker are up more than 1,000% over the past three years as investors grow increasingly excited about the wave of change coming to the automotive industry. Tesla has come a long way in a short amount of time, but it will hardly be alone in benefiting from the electrification of the automobile.
Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) is set to cross the $1 billion revenue mark this year, but in some ways the identity-for-the-cloud specialist still looks like a small fish in a big pond. When Okta had its IPO in 2017, it had identified a total addressable market (TAM) of $18 billion, primarily in workforce identity management, the company's core business, which allows employees to log in and get access smoothly and securely. Later, customer identity access management became a major business for Okta, and it upgraded its overall TAM to $55 billion: $30 billion in workforce identity and $25 billion on the customer side.
The potential sale of more than 250 hectares of land just north of the city will be up for debate at a special Regina city council meeting on Monday. It's the only item up for debate on the agenda for the special meeting, but there are very few details about the organization or individual looking to purchase the land, or what they're planning to do with it. The purchaser is described only as "an independent commercial party" in a report headed to council as part of Monday's meeting. The proposed $4-million purchase price for the 633.6 acres (256.4 hectares) of land is below market value, according to the report. However, the proposed development would provide a "substantial economic opportunity for the City of Regina," it says. The development — if it is eventually built here — would employ an unspecified but "significant number" of construction jobs, the report claims. That would then be followed by ongoing permanent jobs and indirect support of another 1,500 jobs in the area of the Queen City. Regina council will debate whether to sell 633 acres (256 hectares) of land located north of the city. (City of Regina) The report claims the project could add approximately $500 million to the region's domestic product. The four parcels of land included in the proposed sale are located just north of the city, past the Co-op refinery complex and beyond the city's landfill, a map included with the city report shows. An assessment of the land completed on March 16, 2021, estimates the market value of the property at $6.3 million, according to the report. But if the deal is approved by council, the developer would be granted a $4-million option to purchase the land, with $50,000 of that being considered a non-refundable fee. That option to purchase will be required to be exercised within one year. However, it's not a blank cheque, with the City of Regina and the developer needing to come to further agreements on a number of unspecified details that require further study, the report says. Those would come before council for approval and would likely include further details on the developer and its plans. If the option to purchase is exercised but construction of the proposed development doesn't get underway within two years of the purchase, the City of Regina would have the right to take ownership of the parcels. That process would require the city to refund the $4-million option, minus the $50,000 fee. Council can decide to reject the potential sale, although the report notes that could result in the developer choosing another region for their potential project. Monday's special meeting is set to begin at 1 p.m. CST.
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