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Watson Lake inquest delayed Ashley Joannou he family of Teresa Scheunert will eventually be at a public inquest into her death. There will be lawyers, likely representation for the Yukon Hospital Corporation as well as two doctors. As of right now, the family doesn’t have anyone representing them. “It feels like they are against us. They may not be. But that’s what it feels like,” Scheunert’s sister, Wanda Zimmerman, said yesterday. Earlier this week, the territory’s chief corner confirmed she was delaying the inquest into the deaths of Scheunert and Mary Johnny. The two women died at the Watson Lake Hospital on separate occasions last summer. Coroner Kirsten Macdonald said she decided to move the inquest to this summer – as opposed to the original date in March – so everyone involved could have more time. Macdonald said the hospital corporation and the two doctors involved have applied for standing at the inquest. This means they will have access to any documents and the ability to ask questions during the inquest. She said she “fully expects both families” to also participate. But Zimmerman said her family

can’t find a lawyer to represent them at the inquest and even if they could, would probably not be able to afford one. “We don’t have the resources the corporation has or the government,” she said. Without a lawyer, Zimmerman called the situation a “huge legal imbalance.” She says no one has approached the family, who are from Alberta, to help them cover even the basic costs of coming up to Whitehorse to attend the eventual inquest. “Everyone feels sorry that no one is doing it, but no one is doing it themselves either,” she said. Zimmerman said she hasn’t spoken with the Johnny family, but “thinks about them every day.” Scheunert, 47, died June 21, 2012 and Johnny, 60, died less than two months later on Aug. 9. Johnny died of a bowel obstruction after being originally diagnosed as having alcohol withdrawal. Her death was ruled natural causes. Macdonald’s original report ruled that Scheunert died of mixed drug toxicity. A later patient safety review ordered by the hospital corporation contradicted that report and found that it was an irregular heartbeat that killed the registered nurse. Now it will be up to a coroner’s jury to decide.

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Zimmerman questions Macdonald’s decision to have a coroner oversee the inquest instead of a judge, which has been done for other inquests. “I would have less reservations if a judge presided,” she said. Macdonald said she would not oversee the case herself, but would be asking another coroner to do it instead. That could be someone from the Yukon or Outside, she said. “Judges are judges and coroners are coroners,” she said. Macdonald pointed out that there are differences between a court case and an inquest and that coroners successfully oversee inquests in many jurisdictions. An inquest is a public airing of facts. The jury is not responsible for finding fault. After hearing testimony, they will have the option of making recommendations to prevent similar deaths from happening in the future. Zimmerman said she and Scheunert’s two daughters would like to attend the inquest. If they have to represent the family without a lawyer, they will, she said. “If we have to do that we would do it with our honesty and our hearts and the facts as we understand them,” she said. She said it’s what her sister would have wanted. Contact Ashley Joannou at

The NDP Opposition and labour groups have called for a shorter probation period. Only Yukon, New Brunswick and Macdonald said there are no signs P.E.I. have a probationary period of of foul play or any obvious injuries. six months. In Manitoba, it is 30 days. As for whether or not exposure to Last year NDP MLA Jan Stick the cold was a factor in Sam’s death, proposed a motion calling on the the coroner could not say. “It was very cold and there’s always government to consult Yukoners on risks, but it’s too early to say,” she said. the change. The motion passed unanimously According to Environment Canada, after it was amended by the Yukon the temperatures in Whitehorse on Party to remove time constraints. Monday dipped down to -27 Celsius. In addition to the question of Sunday’s coldest temperature was -25. probation, the consultation survey (Ashley Joannou) also asks if Yukoners would like to see a longer allowable period of unpaid Yukon consults on employ- leave for parents with a child who is ment probation period sick, is missing, or has died as a result of a crime. It also asks how long a person The Yukon government wants to should have been with their employer know if the probationary period for new employees should be shortened in order to qualify for that leave. Input will be accepted through from six months to three. January 31 at Currently, an employer can fire someone without cause during the (Jacqueline Ronson) first six months of employment.

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Meet the frackers Jacqueline Ronson News Reporter


everal natural gas industry experts are in Yukon this week to talk about fracking, and what it could mean for the Yukon. Brad Hayes is president of Petrel Robertson Consulting Ltd., which offers professional services to the oil and gas industry. He has been invited to speak at Yukon College on Friday as part of a Canadian tour. The talk is directed primarily at geoscience students, but anyone who is interested in the oil and gas industry would likely get a lot out of it, too, said Hayes in an interview this week. The industry has become more and more concerned about water in recent years, he said. His consulting firm is spending much more time on hydrology issues, said Hayes. “In Canada we’re probably spending about half of our time mapping water in the subsurface for the petroleum industry.” The reason for the shift is the explosion of shale gas development in Alberta and British Columbia. Getting at natural gas trapped in tight shale requires a controversial method called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. The process involves pumping a pressurized slurry of water, sand and chemicals deep underground to crack apart the rock. Fracking plus advancements in drilling technology that allow for drilling horizontally through rock have resulted in a boom in the natural gas industry as previously inaccessible gas sources have been opened up. Because of the large amounts of water required for the job, expertise in water systems has become much more important to the industry, said Hayes. “There’s lots of work on the geoscience front in understanding where the water is, where it comes from, where you can put it away and how it might interact with shallower groundwater zones.” There are good regulations in place in other jurisdictions to manage how water is used in the industry, he said.

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Oil and gas industry representatives John Hogg, left, and Aaron Miller spoke to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, and will meet with lawmakers about fracking in the North.

The key is making sure the regulations are followed, said Hayes. In some places, the industry is not allowed to use surface water for hydraulic fracturing, he said. Instead, the companies have to find salty deep water aquifers if they want to frack. The water, after it has been used, is typically disposed of by putting in back into the deep underground. The talk will take place Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the lecture hall at Yukon College. Two other industry representatives are in town this week. The Yukon Chamber of Commerce invited Aaron Miller and John Hogg to give a Wednesday lunch talk about oil and gas development in the North. Hogg is a geologist and the vice president of MGM Energy Corp., which is currently working to develop

the fracking industry in the area around Norman Wells, N.W.T. Miller is the northern manager with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Hogg said in an interview this week that there are significant differences between what the industry looks like in B.C. and Alberta and what it might look like in the Yukon. The pace of development in the North is more controlled because government largely controls the land disposition process and there are extensive environmental review processes that must be completed, he said. And in the North, where shale development is new, it is much easier to track baseline water conditions and ensure that groundwater is not polluted, said Hogg.

The biggest water issue is not where it comes from or where it gets disposed of, he said. Water can be sourced from deep, non-drinkable aquifers and sequestered back into them. The biggest risk is how water is treated when it is above-ground, said Hogg. In the North, water is typically stored in above-ground tanks, to avoid interaction with permafrost, he said. The risk of contaminating groundwater can be managed by taking care with how frack water is handled above ground, he said. In his company’s operations in N.W.T., about nearly half of the labour is sourced locally, he said. “I think, for the most part, the benefits go directly to the commu-

nity. Whether it’s a water-hauler with his family and three trucks that are working with us, or a cat skinner and his family, that money stays in the community.” Miller said he is not sure why the fracking industry has drawn such ire from environmentalists and other critics. “It has become a lighting rod. It has become, metaphorically speaking, a political football. The operative word in that is political. I think it’s highly ideological and again, a precise answer as to why, I don’t know.” “A lot of them may simply be antidevelopment people,” added Hogg. Hogg and Miller will meet with MLAs and other interested groups during their stay in the Yukon. Contact Jacqueline Ronson at

City keeps tax hike under 2 per cent Jesse Winter

They did a super diligent job, and we’re very proud of their efforts,” Curtis said. hitehorse property owners “I don’t even want to guess how will see the lowest tax inmany hours were put into this,” he crease in a decade this year, but it’s said. coupled with an almost 5 per cent With taxes and fees taken increase in utility charges. together, the average Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis presented homeowner will pay 1.8 per cent the $68 million operations and more this year, or about $41. The maintenance budget for 2014 to average Yukon business will pay city council on Monday night. $224 more this year. That’s $3 million more than last To keep the increase below year’s budget. two per cent, Curtis said the city It includes a 1.7 per cent incarved $1 million from the provicrease in property tax, significantly sional operating budget presented lower than the expected 4.5 per in the fall, mostly by kicking costs cent hike that many feared was down the road. coming. “It was a somewhat painful “It’s the lowest in 10 years. We experience in terms of the time got it down through lots of hard it took and also some of the cuts work with city administration. News Reporter


and creative solutions that had to be done, but we’re really proud of our staff and the people on the ground. “There are some positions that won’t be filled, but no one will lose their jobs,” Curtis said. Bylaw services and the fire department are two areas Curtis mentioned where expected new hires were deferred. “We’re fortunate to keep the new transit services going as we said we would.” But along with a small tax increase, homeowners will pay an extra 4.7 per cent in water and sewer costs. The 2015 provisional budget, also presented on Monday night, contains another 4.7 per cent hike as well. All of this means that the

average Whitehorse family living in a single detached home with water and sewer hook ups will pay roughly $2,296 in taxes and fees this year. “Water and sewer, we actually mitigated that very well. That increase actually should have come as one hit, because we haven’t had an increase there in three years. But what the council decided was to put that over two years,” Curtis said. Other fees and service charges are also going up. Parks and cemetery rental fees will rise by 1.5 per cent. Pool rental fees will go up five per cent, and passes for the Canada Games Centre will go up two per cent. “This is a belt-tightening bud-

get,” Curtis said. “We are asking our employees to do more, with less. I am aware of how much hard work has been done by administration to balance this budget and maintain services. Council knows it isn’t easy and we appreciate the efforts.” The city passed its $12.8 million capital budget for 2014 late last year. Curtis also tabled 2014 to 2016 provisional budgets for public review. This year’s budget received first reading Monday night, with second and third reading slated for Feb. 10. In the meantime, the public can give its input at a public meeting on Jan. 27. Contact Jesse Winter at


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Falcon Ridge apartment a no-go Ashley Joannou

munity and they hadn’t been properly consulted. Construction of the aparthe developers of a contro- ment building was halted last versial apartment complex winter. The judge ruled the dein Falcon Ridge will have to veloper, a numbered company find something else to build in run by Brian Little, did not obthat spot. tain the appropriate consents A Yukon Supreme Court from the other owners. judge ruled this week that the The case was back before partially built building cannot Veale late last year when the stay the way it is. developer proposed building Justice Ron Veale did not go an 18-unit structure instead of as far as ordering the demolithe 24-unit building originally tion of the building. Instead, planned. he gave the developer 90 days The developer said he has to come up with a plan to put already spent $1 million on the four-plexes or single family development of the land for units on the land. the apartment building and If that deadline is not met, it would be expensive to tear the condo board can apply to down the existing shell. have the shell of the building In his latest decision retorn down. leased this week, Veale found Last year the Falcon Ridge the original 2005 declaration condo board took the develMike Thomas/Yukon News and plan did not indicate any oper to court, arguing that The owners of the half-finished apartment complex at Falcon Ridge in Whitehorse have been planned multi-family apartan apartment building would ordered by the Yukon Supreme Court to come up with a new plan for the site. hurt the character of the com- ment buildings of any size, even though the developer did green space. would change the character have those construction plans. of Falcon Ridge significantly “The unit owners must have Lions Clubs Veale is quick to say that from its present composition reasonably expected some new of Whitehorse leaving the partially construct- units consistent with the con- of single family units,” he said. Society ed building as it is isn’t in the He ruled it would be “just cept of Falcon Ridge,” he said. best interest of anyone. and equitable” for the devel“However, it was not in the “Rather, the question is oper to build four-plex units reasonable contemplation of whether the condo developer’s the unit owners that there or some combination for proposal of 18 stacked units four-plexes and single family would be large apartment and five single units is just and buildings with stacked condo- homes. equitable or whether some As for what that would look minium apartment units.” other alternative is more realike, the judge ruled there was Veale ruled that an apartsonable,” he said. not enough information in ment building – even a smaller Clearly both the developer front of him to make a specific one – would not be appropri- order. Looking for CaSino and the condo corporation something to be built ate beside the current homes. He gave the developer 90 voLunteerS expected “The present proposal of on the land in question, Veale days to come up with a plan. Contact Ashley Joannou at Training will be said. There is no evidence that the condo developer for 18 provided anyone expected it to remain stacked units in one building News Reporter



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The two boys were arrested and are now facing assault and weapons charges. Their names cannot be released because of their ages. Two teenage students have been The pair appeared in court in Miller said he could not speak to charged after shooting a third student Whitehorse over the weekend and any motive while the case was before in the leg with a BB gun outside a were released with numerous condithe court. school in Carmacks. tions. Mark Hill, the director of comOn Friday at about 12:30 p.m., Police say they do not believe any munity relations for the Department Carmacks RCMP were called to the other people were involved. of Education, said the school was Tantalus School in the community northwest of Whitehorse. Police allege the pair of boys, aged Yukon Science inStitute 15 and 16, shot a 15-year-old female student in the leg with the replica handgun. She was not seriously injured and did not require medical attention. Wednesday January 15th, 6:00pm “It’s realistic,” said Carmacks in the Whitehorse Public Library Meeting Room RCMP Const. Paul Miller of the Contact 667-2979 or for more info. weapon. “Any normal person could The Yukon Science Institute seeks to promote public awareness make the assumption that it is a real of science activities in the Yukon and to aid and facilitate scientific research and development.scientific research and development. firearm.”

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Flu shots dry up Ashley Joannou

or are unable to obtain vaccination for now.” In the communities, health hitehorse has run out of flu centres are operating as usual. vaccines. Those clinics have already sent Flu clinics are closed until Whitehorse any doses they could further notice, the Yukon’s chief spare, he said. medical officer of health, Dr. BrenOn the phone today, Hanley dan Hanley, said Friday. estimates about 9,000 Yukoners “As predicted, Whitehorse have been vaccinated. has run out of vaccine, if a little On Friday, an all-day flu sooner than anticipated. This means that Yukoners have stepped clinic was set up at the Whitehorse Health Centre. Flu shots ran out forward to achieve an unprecabout half an hour before closing. edented rate of immunization At the Kwanlin Dun Cultural against seasonal influenza,” he said Centre, the last remaining vaccines in a statement. “In turn we will see better pro- were gone earlier that day. tection for those who can’t, won’t The territory has never run out News Reporter


before, Hanley said. Yukon officials have requested more vaccine from the federal public works department, as have many other jurisdictions. “We’re basically in the same pot as everyone else,” Hanley said. The federal government is in charge of organizing vaccines across the country. It will be up to those officials to see if other jurisdictions have extra vaccines to share with those in need. Failing that, the next stage is to look outside of Canada, to Europe, to see if there are vaccines to spare. Hanley said he is hopeful there will be more flu shots in the ter-

ritory later this week. He said he doesn’t want to officially announce new clinics until he is certain. The territory bases its order for the annual vaccine on previous experiences. “We base it on demand from previous years with a certain cushion in case it’s needed,” Hanley said. In previous years the territory has used about 7,500 doses, he said. Local health officials ran dedicated flu shot clinics from about mid-October to early November. After that, vaccine clinics – for vaccinations of any kind – were

run out of the health centre every weekday morning or by appointment. Hanley called this year’s flu season in the territory “intense.” He said confirmed cases spiked in early December and again around the Christmas season. That, combined with media attention on the busy flu season in other jurisdictions, may explain people’s interest in getting the shot, he said. Updates on clinic dates and times will be posted at www.hss. Contact Ashley Joannou at

Yukon approves Watson Lake LNG Jacqueline Ronson

The LNG will be trucked in from a plant in Delta, B.C., just south of Vancouver. he Yukon government has Natural gas is cooled to licensed the first liquefied minus-162 C so that can be natural gas facility in the territory. trucked in a liquid state in The Yukon Electrical Company double-walled cryogenic trailers. Ltd. will soon burn a mix of natYukon Electrical expects to ural gas and diesel at its Watson bring in one truckload of LNG Lake power plant. every 10-14 days during the first First, the company must make phase of the project, and one modifications to the existing truck every five days after all of diesel generators so it is able to the generators have been retrofitburn the mixed fuel. The plan is to first modify one ted. The company must build fagenerator, and if that goes well, cilities both to store the LNG and upgrade the remaining five. News Reporter


to vaporize it for burning in the generators. Energy, Mines and Resources has permitted the operations under the condition that Yukon Electrical closely monitor emissions from the plant. Once the first mixed-fuel generator is up and running, the company will measure contaminants in the air as well as greenhouse gas emissions. If targets cannot be met, the next phase of the project will not go forward. There has been a push in

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Liard First Nation closes office, lays off staff Jesse Winter News Reporter


he Liard First Nation has laid off almost its entire staff. In one of the new administration’s very first moves, Chief Daniel Morris and his councillors closed the First Nation’s office on Friday afternoon and sent everyone home. The mass layoffs came with no prior warning. “After a cursory review of the finances, we realized that the First Nation is in significant financial stress,” said acting executive director George Morgan. “It’s pretty bad.” Chief Morris was unavailable for comment, and has not spoken publicly to any reporter since beginning his run for chief last November. Morgan said that will not be changing any time soon. His new role as executive director includes being the official government spokesperson. Morgan didn’t say just how bad the financial situation is, but confirmed that nobody at the First Nation is being paid right now, not even Morris or the other councillors. A statement issued by the First Nation blames the financial difficulties on unpaid debts to “vendors.” The layoffs, which affect about 40 staff, will remain in place for the “short term,” Morgan said. Essential services like water delivery and homecare are still being carried out. “Short term means as soon as this new chief and council can get a grip on the financial situation and talk to our partners at Indian Affairs and see if we can come up with viable solution,” said Morgan. The First Nation currently has auditors going through the books trying to determine where all the government’s money went, Morgan said. But according to former chief

$2 million debt the government is currently saddled with. McMillan admits finances have always been a challenge, even under his administration, but for the last 10 years the government has always managed to at least make payroll payments and never had to lay anyone off. “As an employee, when Morris was chief last time, I recall he and his council laying off staff for two weeks out of the year without pay. It seems that we’re falling back into that pattern, unfortunately.” Aboriginal Affairs is also auditing the First Nation’s finances. That investigation goes back to 2011, and Paul Tubb/Yukon News does not cover the Liard First Nation Development Corporation. George Morgan is the acting executive director for the Liard Morgan said he has been in First Nation. Layoffs at the the First Nation’s office will affect 40 people. touch with Aboriginal Affairs and is hoping to set up a meeting with Liard McMillan, that audit should First Nations citizens that McMillan the federal department’s Yukon have been finished by now. said was questionable at best. regional office soon. “The chartered accountants Among the largest recipients of Morgan ran against Morris in who are performing the audit for loans was Morris himself, who took the LFN election in December this year, my understanding when more than $250,000, according to and lost by only 22 votes. After the I left office is that we were about a report commissioned by the First two weeks away from being done,” Nation after Morris left office. McMillan said. McMillan has long insisted that McMillan didn’t run in Decem- Morris took the money improperly ber’s elections for chief and council, and never paid it back, but Aborigiand left office on Dec. 16. nal Affairs refused to investigate McMillan said he doesn’t know the missing funds. During the last what could have happened to the election, Morris maintained that finances in such a short time, but he never took any money inapinsists that things were not as despropriately and was instead made perate as Morgan says. the scapegoat for other councillors’ “When I left office prior to the unethical financial behaviour. election, there was money in the The last time around, Morris bank and also funding that was due also refused to pay taxes to Revenue to come in that did not require the Canada, arguing that the First Nacompletion of the audit,” McMillan tion government was tax-exempt. said. McMillan said that move cost the The last time Morris was chief, government $300,000 a year in legal he implemented a loan program for fees and contributed to the nearly

results were announced, Morgan said he was considering legal action over what he said was unfair vote counting. “Our election regulations are very suspect,” Morgan said. “They don’t have any appeals mechanism so the only option is Federal Court,” Morgan said at the time. But now he’s had a change of heart, he said. “I thought about it over Christmas. I just thought that I’m just really tired of fighting. At the end of the day a court would have directed the First Nation to update its election regulations but that wouldn’t have helped me. I was approached by council and asked if I would serve in this capacity in the short term. I’m still very passionate about helping to build good governance in Watson Lake. I want to see I can help us out of this desperate circumstance,” Morgan said.

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A success story for collaborative care Doug Graham he term “collaborative care” has been in the news recently, as a model of care we are adopting across Yukon’s health care system. As we move in this direction, it’s useful to take a look at examples we already have of how a collaborative care approach has helped us deliver better, more cost-effective service to Yukoners. Home care in Yukon is one such example. The term “collaborative care” is somewhat self-explanatory. It refers to a team approach that involves a variety of trained medical and other professionals, all working together, or collaborating, to deliver the service that individuals need. The emphasis is on ensuring each professional involved is able to work to the full scope of their training and use all their skills, abilities and knowledge to deliver service. The goal is to ensure Yukoners receive the best possible health care services in a timely, responsive and cost-effective way. The Yukon Home Care Program provides client-focussed health services in the home, improves quality of life and supports Yukoners in living safely and independently in their own homes, which is where they want to be. The program offers a “bundle” of services, including professional services such as nursing, social work and therapies; personal care such as assistance with dressing, bathing, feeding, transfers and mobility assistance; and homemaking, with a focus on safety and sanitation. Yukon’s level of home care service is considered to be one of the most comprehensive bundles available in the country. Yukon does face challenges in the delivery of home care. For example, 15 per cent of home care clients in Yukon have no family caregivers available to them, compared to the national average of 2 to 3 per


cent without a caregiver. In recognition of this and other challenges, the Yukon Home Care Program works to integrate and link its services with community partners, such as First Nation programs, community nursing, hospital services, chronic disease management teams, and primary care physicians. The program also uses technology in the provision of care – laptop computers and telehealth systems link clients, care providers and professional staff in communities, Whitehorse and larger centres in southern Canada. We have also hired a new health promotion and prevention care coordinator, who works with clients to help them pro-actively manage their health. In addition, we provide respite services that give caregivers the breaks they need, and which can prevent or delay clients from entering the acute care system. In addition to the benefits to individuals, our approach to home care also provides a cost benefit to government and ultimately to taxpayers – the cost for an individual to receive home care is $38/day, compared to long-term care, which costs up to $400/day and hospital care, which costs $2,200/day. We know that the percentage of Yukoners who are 65 or older will nearly double by 2021 and triple by 2030. This is why it’s so important that we keep our focus on collaborative home care that meets the individual’s needs in a fiscallyresponsible way. This approach to home care will help us keep our clients happier and healthier and in their own homes. And, as we look beyond home care to a broad range of health care needs, the collaborative approach shows much promise as a way to serve all Yukoners better. Doug Graham is Yukon’s minister of health and social services Publisher

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Imagine my surprise, then, when for entire months. I dug into the details of the proposal Somehow, that doesn’t sound Yukon Energy submitted to YESAB much like peaking or emergency use on Nov 15. In calculating the savings to me, so it must be for “short-term LNG generators using LNG, Yukon Energy is assuming non-industrial load growth” as per would run year-round that during a nine-month period in the Yukon Energy proposal. But what 2014-15, it will be required to generdoes “short term” actually mean here On Dec. 11 with about 100 other ate 30.7 gigawatt-hours of energy by then, if not for base load? Indeed, Secpeople, I attended the Yukon Environ- generator. This is a ten-fold increase tion 5 of the Yukon Energy proposal mental and Socio-economic Assessfrom 2013. describes how these generators will ment Board’s public meeting on the Furthermore, while the two new be regularly required to produce an Yukon Energy proposal to replace LNG generators (8.8 megawatts increasing portion of our energy in diesel generators in Whitehorse with together) will replace about one-quar- the future. That’s why Yukon Energy’s ones fuelled by liquefied natural gas ter of Yukon Energy’s diesel capacity, plan includes adding a third LNG (LNG). the utility plans to use them for 95 per generator to the two under discussion. This is not a big issue, we were cent of the generator-produced enerThat the proposed LNG generators assured, because the generators only gy. A quick calculation for the specific would be running frequently and run in case of emergency or when nine-month period in Yukon Energy’s regularly throughout the year was cerwater for hydro generation is low. proposal reveals that both new gentainly not apparent during the YESAB YESAB chair Stephen Mills emphaerators would be required to run 12 public meeting and is, I’m sure, news sized that the project purpose was to hours per day on average during that to many Yukoners. provide reserve capacity and permit time, or one would run continuously. Yukon Energy to meet short-term This is a very significant change from Timothy Green, PEng non-industrial load growth and peak 2013 where the generators were silent Whitehorse demand. If the proposal were about powering Yukon Energy’s base load, he said, we would have been having a completely different discussion. At the end of December, I checked “I think it’s highly ideological.” the energy consumption chart on Yukon Energy’s website. In the previAaron Miller with the Canadian Association of Petroleum ous 12 months, the utility had proProducers, on public campaigns opposed to hydraulic fracturing. duced 3.1 gigawatt-hours of energy Page 3 using diesel generators, a very small fraction of the total.

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Megamine would create big ripples by Keith Halliday


verything about the proposed new Casino megamine is big: a billion tonnes of proven and probable reserves, 600 long-term jobs, 144 megawatts of power generation (double what the whole Yukon used this week), a tailings pond dam almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower, a 36-inch water pipeline from the Yukon River, a price tag of $2.5 billion and total estimated Yukon tax and royalties of $1.8 billion over the 26 year life of the project. Even the newly published feasibility study is big at 248 pages. Western Copper and Gold, the owners of the project, say they have spent six years and $18 million getting this far. Our friends

Yukon mines help create healthy communities The recent needs assessment report for Watson Lake and Dawson City hospitals and subsequent reporting in the media have suggested that there is a substance abuse issue in Yukon’s mining industry. Yukon mines are leaders in addressing substance abuse and are working hard to make Yukon mines a clean and safe workplace for their employees. The needs assessment report contains the statement on page 41 in the qualitative assessment section that 25 per cent of the mining workforce turns over because of substance abuse. The fact is that less than one per cent of the turnover at Yukon’s three operating hard rock mines is due to alcohol or drug abuse. Approximately seven per cent of pre-employment drug and alcohol screenings result in failures, with a large majority of failures coming from Yukon applicants. Unfortunately no one from the mining industry was contacted or included in the needs assessment survey to provide accurate information. Even these more realistic numbers are unacceptable to the mining industry and efforts continue to eliminate all substance abuse. All Yukon mines have a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use at their operations. In addition to pre-employment screening and on-site testing due to accidents and incidents, the mines also have in place modern impact benefits agreements that

at the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board will now get to wade through the details and recommend whether the project should go ahead. I will leave it to environmental experts to opine on the ecological impact of the project, but it is clear to this economist that the economic impact of Casino would be very large. After a four-year construction phase involving a thousand workers, the project is expected to generate around $80 million a year in Yukon tax revenue. Over $50 million of this would be from royalties, with the rest from personal and corporate income tax. The mine would have 600 to 700 permanent employees plus up to 200 contractors, with an annual budget of about $450 million. The project’s economists estimate that two-thirds of the mine’s operational spending will happen in the Yukon, and that the total impact on gross domestic product will work out to a boost of $274 million a year. That would be about a 10 per cent boost based on the size of our economy today.

While Casino would have a big impact on the Yukon private sector, it is not big enough to counterbalance the size of the Yukon government. Over 600 workers may sound like a lot, but remember that the Yukon government hired a net 300 new people last year. And while $80 million in taxes and royalties is an impressive sum, it would take a dozen Casinos to equal our federal transfer payment. The relative impact will be much bigger in the central Yukon. The project is located 16 kilometres from the Yukon River, downstream of Fort Selkirk. There will be a road from the project to Carmacks. It is hard to imagine what will happen to Carmacks traffic when the supplies for a $2.5-billion project drive through town. YESAB and the Yukon government face some big decisions. The first is how to assess a project that is so big it may have Yukon-wide impacts on all kinds of things, from highway traffic to emergency room queues to Whitehorse house prices. Another issue is energy. The


Faro megamine left us with some lovely hydro-electric assets that have generated a lot of cheap power over the years. What is the legacy that Casino would leave, especially if it builds its own liquefied natural gas power plant and doesn’t connect to the Yukon grid? Should the Yukon government demand that Casino contribute to the development of long-term Yukon power infrastructure? Then there is the contentious issue of fly-out workers. Casino miners living in B.C. or Alberta will pay income tax in those provinces, not the Yukon. The N.W.T. and Nunavut both have payroll taxes to capture revenue from such workers. Will the Yukon do the same? First Nations governments also face some big decisions as they negotiate partnership agreements with the mine on job opportunities, business contracts and community investment. All these governments will face a classic problem: how can they maximize the yield for their citizens, without asking for so much that the project never happens? Furthermore, they have to keep

in mind that the way they treat Casino will be watched by other mining companies. If they take a “salami slicing” strategy to Casino, always asking for new benefits, will that deter other companies from exploring in the Yukon? These questions will be high on the minds of investors, too. Western Copper and Gold is a relatively small company. Last September they had $26 million in cash, a tiny fraction of the $2.5-billion construction price tag. It is clear that they will have to either raise billions in new investment or sell the project to a major mining company. For Western Copper and Gold, despite having spent six years and $18 million so far, the work is just beginning. Expect to see a lot more on Casino in the papers in 2014, especially as the parties start to jockey for position ahead of the next territorial election. Keith Halliday is a Yukon economist and author of the MacBride Museum’s Aurore of the Yukon series of historical children’s adventure novels. You can follow him on Twitter @hallidaykeith

pheric Research Laboratory, and other research centres across the country. My understanding is that many of the DFO files were that integrates a spectrum of have specific sections on drug relevant information, the CAO, destroyed before being properly careers through the trades, sciand alcohol policies. They also Stephen Conway, asked me digitized. have in place employee assistance ences, engineering and numerous when I had last attended a town You appear to have a vendetta programs as part of benefits pro- other employment opportunities council meeting, to which the against any science that conin a clean, safe work environgrams to assist employees with mayor and some councillors tributes to public understandment, please apply. Potential drug and alcohol issues. said “yeah, when?” in a disreing and well-being but doesn’t employees, especially our young spectful tone. The exploration industry necessarily have a direct ecopeople, should explore trainshares many of these same I found the CAO’s question nomic benefit. The loss of the ing and education through the policies. Several instances have offensive, and the mayor and historic data contained in the Centre for Northern Innovation other councillors’ comments occurred where an employee scientific libraries means that it in Mining, Yukon Mine Training derogatory and unacceptable. was not terminated for a failed will be very difficult to monitor Association, Yukon College or post-incident test by going Several people departed at that environmental change. Perhaps other educational institutions. through rehabilitation available point, and others who seemed this is what you want in order to The leadership the mining in- eager to also ask questions through their medical insurance achieve your economic agenda. dustry provides is helping create clammed up. I feel the citizens and returning to work clean. Perhaps you want to erase any This acknowledges the potential healthier Yukon communities. have been silenced at an “open” evidence that the environment disability of addiction and offers and “public” meeting. is undergoing anthropogenic Hugh Kitchen employees a chance to recover Am I now the topic of public change beyond its capacity. President, and move forward. discussion? Do I have to attend Perhaps you wish to promote Yukon Chamber of Mines The modern, responsible town council meetings in order economic growth at any cost. health and safety programs and to request clarification or make The economy should be susTown meeting less than policies in place at Yukon mines comments at a town hall meettainable, and without the means inviting to public have been developed to improve ing? Is it necessary to defend to to measure environmental the well-being of employees both the public why I cannot attend change economic growth will Open letter to mayor and council of council meetings or justify why I erode our inventories of natural on the work site and at home in the Town of Watson Lake: their communities. These poliresources and compromise the cannot access the Internet? On January 7, I attended cies and agreements obviously services provided by the enan open town hall meeting for provide substantial incentives vironment. Leslie Gonder the purpose of discussing the for those seeking employment Without clean water and air, Watson Lake proposed Solid Waste Bylaw. I within the progressive, socially intact and functioning ecowas interested in understandresponsible, well-paid mining ‘A vendetta against science’ systems, healthy food, etc., we industry to not indulge in activ- ing more about this bylaw and cannot have a functioning and ities that threaten the health and responded to the posted notice healthy economy. Science that Open letter to Prime Minister inviting the public to “share safety of co-workers, family and monitors the environment is Stephen Harper: ideas, concerns and questions friends. just as important, if not more I am appalled at the ignorwith mayor and council.” After This is not unique to Yukon ance shown by the Conservative important, than science that mines and anyone contemplating considerable effort I obtained creates widgets and other goods Party of Canada in destroying a copy of the proposed bylaw a future in the mining industry that we may or may not need. the libraries of the Department should be aware that stringent beforehand and intended to Please explain the reasoning for of Fisheries and Oceans, the but fair policies exist within the request clarification on some closing and/or destroying these closure of scientific research industry to prevent substance points at this meeting. important monitoring tools. facilities such as the Experiabuse both on and away from When I made a comment mental Lakes Area in Ontario, the worksite. Those who wish to about how difficult a process Brian Charles participate in a modern industry it had been for me to locate the Polar Environment AtmosWhitehorse


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Federal departments struggling to meet internal 2020 emissions targets Bruce Cheadle

each federal department to ante up its emissions reductions number for the coming 2014-15 fiscal year. OTTAWA And it prods departments to ever mind those international “please consider increasing your targets, the federal government commitment to help bridge the curappears to be having trouble meetrent five per cent gap.” ing even its own internal opera“They’re clearly going to miss tional goals for cutting greenhouse their targets,” said John McKay, the gas emissions. Liberal environment critic. An internal PowerPoint presenta“I can’t say I’m overly surprised tion prepared by Public Works and by that given that they’re not seriGovernment Services Canada asks Canadian Press


ous about national targets, so why would they be serious about government targets.” As part of a “greening government operations” exercise, the Conservatives have committed to reducing GHG emissions from federal buildings and transportation fleets by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by the year 2020. That’s the same target the Harper government agreed to for Canada as a whole as part of the Copenhagen accord in 2009. A fall report from Environment Canada shows the country is slipping further away from meeting its Copenhagen emissions goal, although the government likes to claim Canada is halfway to the target. Similarly, when Public Works says there’s a five per cent gap in operational emissions cuts, it doesn’t mean the government’s work is 95 per cent complete.

A 2012 report by Environment Canada on the federal sustainable development strategy makes clear “the government is on track to achieve a 12 per cent decrease in emission levels relative to the base year by fiscal year 2020-2021. A projected gap of about five per cent highlights the need for additional efforts in order to achieve the 17 per cent federal target.” In other words, the government is currently on pace to miss its self-imposed internal 17-per-cent target by five percentage points – or almost 30 per cent. And it would seem no headway has been made on that front since 2012. Public Works says the current reductions are “more significant ... than what was anticipated for the second year of implementation of the federal sustainable development strategy.” Spokesman Pierre-Alain Bujold said in an email that the current

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Yukon composer’s work shortlisted for Oscar Jacqueline Ronson

since its release. It won Best Short Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France. It has recently been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. The film will compete at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Janke’s work will be featured as part of the festival’s composer spotlight. For those of us in the Yukon, the film will screen at the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse in February. It will screen in tandem with Miroir Noir, a live concert film and documentary about Montreal indie rock band Arcade Fire. It can also be viewed on the National Film Board website. Meanwhile, Janke and Landreth are already planning their next collaboration. It is to be set on an Arctic scientific sea expedition stuck in the ice. The pair hope to spend some time on such an expedition for research and writing, and to collect background plates to be used in the animation.

of the ilk you may have found on television shows back when television shows hired live muYukon composer was on the sicians. production team of a film “I keep telling people to that has been shortlisted for an imagine a chase scene in Bugs Academy Award. Bunny, that kind of music,” said Daniel Janke wrote the film Janke. score for Subconscious PassThe closing song was almost word, an animated short from an afterthought. Landreth had Oscar-winning director Chris intended to licence an existing Landreth. piece of music, but it turned out It is one of 10 films in the to be too expensive, said Janke. category under consideration by So Janke wrote the song the academy. himself and hired Yukon singer The list will be cut to three Helene Beaulieu to perform it. official nominees, to be anThey recorded it in Janke’s nounced on Thursday. Whitehorse studio. The 11-minute long anima“She’s the only person in the tion starts with a familiar scene. world who could sing the song.” Former acquaintances meet in a The song is part in French bar, and one cannot remember and part in English, and Janke the other’s name. wanted someone who would The scene shifts to deep sing the English with a French within the forgetful friend’s accent, he said. brain, where a celebrity-laden “It has a real clear fragility game show plays out in an effort to it.” to remember the name. The film has been winning The scene borrows from the acclaim on the festival circuit classic TV game show Password. Ian Stewart/Yukon News Janke wrote three pieces of Whitehorse-based composer music for the film. For the first, he used a double Daniel Janke wrote the score for the Oscar-shortlisted string quartet plus piano. animated short, Subconcious The second, used during the Password. game show, he uses a big band, News Reporter


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he upcoming Pivot Theatre Festival offers a diverse collection of performers, including a Chilean Canadian, an Israeli Canadian, a French Canadian, a First Nation performer and a Filipina Canadian. But if you ask Nakai Theatre’s David Skelton to pick a favourite, things get difficult. “It’s Sophie’s Choice,” he says, laughing. As co-artistic director of Nakai Theatre, Skelton is understandably attached to each of the shows that will come to Whitehorse later this month. The festival presented with the Yukon Arts Centre runs from January 23 to 26. Venues include the Yukon Arts Centre, the Old Fire Hall and a number of other businesses in the city. Among the marquee shows this year is Huff. Written and performed by Cliff Cardinal, the hour-long show follows siblings as they work to cope with their mother’s suicide. Reviews of the show have dubbed Cardinal an “energetic chameleon on stage, donning the guise of a wizened grandmother, an eager young boy unaware of his harsh circumstances, and even an anthropomorphic, psychotic skunk.” For audiences, the experience of the show is an emotional one, Skelton said. “It just captures the audiences and then wrings you right out,” he said.

Skelton describes audiences standing quietly in the lobby after Cardinal’s show just taking the time to absorb what they have experienced. Also performing this year is Itai Erdal, in his intensely personal story How to Disappear Completely. Erdal was working as a lighting designer, and had recently graduated from film school when he learned that his mother had been diagnosed with cancer. He packed up and moved to Israel to be with her in her last days. The show uses film and photos from that time, along with Erdal’s personal stories to tell the story of his mother and the story of their time together. Carmen Aguirre won the 2012 Canada Reads competition for her novel Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter. Her latest play, Blue Box, is part of Pivot’s schedule this year. Pivot organizers describe Blue Box as a “funny, sexual and deeply political one-woman show.” It is an “intimate and sensual story of love, lust and revolution set in Chile, Los Angeles and Vancouver. “Blue Box weaves together two stories: one from Carmen’s underground Submitted photo/Yukon News

Cliff Cardinal performs a scene from Huff, part of Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival, January 23-26, at various locations in Whitehorse.

work in the 1980s Chilean resistance movement; the other of a passionate and complicated relationship with a charismatic Chicano actor – each exploring how to get what we want when no one wants us to get it.” Other shows planned for the festival include Leave a Message (apres le bip) by Open Pit writers Aislinn Cornett and Geneviève Doyon, and a performance-reading of local artist Hazel Venzon’s latest play +1. The Pivot Theatre Festival has been running in Whitehorse since 2009. Skelton says the Whitehorse community is an appealing place for talented artists to come and display their skill. “We are a small community, but we are a cosmopolitan community,” he said. “We’re isolated but we also have a desire to see everything there is to offer.” He said encouraging artists to come north is not a challenge. People who are new to the Whitehorse arts scene want to come and experience it, and people who have already been here want to come back, he said. “We have such a huge arts community here and people are genuinely supportive of everything we have to offer.” A full schedule for events and information on ticket sales can be found at: Contact Ashley Joannou at

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Saving $5 on a black bear tag is going to cost this firewood cutter $50,000 in sales To the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board: Bureaucrats requested the buffer zone around a bear den discovered November 12, 2013 - three days before the end of the fall black bear hunting season. I could of legally deposed of my problem with a $5 bear tag.

Instead, I chose to let that bear sleep in his den, even though I had worked right beside his den. I was willing to sacrifice approximately 3.14 hectares of my woodlot or a 100-metre buffer zone to let him sleep. This would cost me approximately $1,500 worth of firewood for my business. Stupid me for believing there were still people within this government that were reasonable and that still had common sense.

According to the scientific literature, black bears don’t normally reuse dens. If that is true, then this bear had to dig the den while I was operating within 200 metres of the den site. This one is using a old den.

The literature also states they don’t normally den within one kilometre of human or industrial activity, but this one is denned up approximately 700 metres from my fuelwood harvesting camp that has had some equipment running around camp virtually every day since July 1, including through the later part of October and early November, when most of the harvesting activity was within 200 metres of the den site, including right up to the den, before I was aware of the presence of the den. It was discovered on November 12 and it still had not abandoned its den.

According to the literature black bears will tolerate very little activity within 200 metres of their dens without abandoning them. If this bear acted as the literature cited, I would not have a black bear problem. But this government and its official preferred to demonstrate how they drive away anyone trying to do business in the Yukon without prostituting themselves by selling a part of themselves for financial gain, i.e.: common sense, integrity, work ethics, or reasonableness. Or anyone without their face in the government feed trough, that wish to be an asset to this great country instead of a liability.

These unprofessional bureaucrats at Forest Management Branch and Fish and Wildlife had come up with a guideline that gives black bear dens the same protection as the wolverine, which has been reduced to its extreme northern ranges, a species that cannot co-exist with man. White man’s activity on this continent has had no negative effect on the black bear population or range in 300 years.

These Yukon government officials believe that this black bear is entitled to exclusive rights to more than 28 hectares to sleep - a 300-metre buffer zone - which will cost my business over $50,000 in firewood sales if that buffer stays as is.

How stupid these bureaucrats are about where their welfare cheques come from - a government cheque in exchange for services rendered of little or no value to taxpayers. Thousands of black bears are killed just for being a black bear at the wrong place at the wrong time and have not reduced their numbers. They are shot for being a nuisance largely by government officials. Last year, this government demonstrated how they drive business out of the Yukon by hiring 300 more bureaucrats to create even more bureaucracy and to drive even more business away, while buying more votes.

It goes to show how this billion-dollar welfare cheque from Ottawa has attracted mostly the rejects from the rest of Canada. These bureaucrats have no more integrity or work ethic than the government that cashes that billion-dollar welfare cheque.

If any of these government officials really do care about saving that black bear’s life more than they care about getting their share of the billion-dollar welfare cheque this government gets from Ottawa each year, then they will reduce that buffer to what is was, which is reasonable for a species that man has not been able to affect its population or its range. If these same bureaucrats don’t reduce this ridiculous buffer by January 15 they are sentencing this black bear to a legal death on April 1 when bear season opens. The bureaucrats are liable to get this bear’s parts thrown in their lap next April for their bureaucratic stupidity. Even a meeting with the government minister could not get common sense to prevail. A 100-metre buffer will give the black bear the choice to stay or leave. With a 300-metre buffer the black bear won’t have a choice if he is alive in April. I would appreciate if anybody can talk reason with these idiots.

To an honourable man a black bear’s life or a board of lumber has approximately the same value no matter which side of the fence you are sitting on. The government doesn’t care about the cost to somebody else to keep this black bear alive for a couple more months, compared to the cost of somebody that wishes to legally kill a black bear. Comparing the differences of these two costs show how honourable this government and its officials are.

How many black bears are killed each year by this government just for being a black bear and being at the wrong place at the wrong time? What value is this government putting on those black bears’ lives?

Most humans when they evolve become more mature and independent. But this territory has regressed since 1898 when you had to be able to pack 1,000 lbs of food over the Chilkoot Pass in the dead of winter or to be able to live off the land without help to be a Yukoner. Today, you see a territorial government and more and more of its citizens sucking on a Canadian government teat more and more. Romeo Leduc

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CPAWS Yukon founder joins Order of Canada Jesse Winter News Reporter


hen Juri Peepre was a boy, he spent his spare time in the sugar bushes and forests of southern Ontario. “I remember wandering around in the fields and forests around Guelph,” Peepre recalls. “I was always very concerned when those sugar bushes were chopped down one by one.” That concern for Guelph’s maple trees and green spaces grew as Peepre did, leading him to a life of conservation and now, most recently, to membership in the Order of Canada. Peepre was named to the order, along with 90 other Canadians, earlier this month for his work protecting Canadian wilderness for future generations. He has worked on conservation initiatives across Western Canada, but one of his most abiding legacies is the Yukon chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, and its campaign to protect the Peel Watershed. Peepre helped start the Yukon chapter when he and his wife moved to the territory in the late 1980s. “I had been working in conservation in government with Parks Canada and through the Wild Rivers survey in Northern B.C. My wife, Sarah Locke, got a job offer with CBC in the Yukon, so we moved up here,” he said. “A bunch of us got together and thought it’d be great to have a conservation organization. The Yukon Conservation Society had already been a very strong voice, but at that time we felt that it was important to have an additional voice around the table on protected areas. The CPAWS mission was to advocate for protected areas and parks. “The feeling was that we were part of a very exciting national campaign called the endangered spaces campaign. The objective was to complete a network of protected spaces, province by province, across the country,” Peepre said. Once the Yukon chapter was up and running, it started looking at how best to accomplish its goals. One way was to help support Yukon First Nations in their negotiations for land claim settlements, Peepre said. “Land claims were drawing to a close, but there was still an opportunity to establish many more protected areas through First Nations that were still in a negotiation stage. Absolutely we were in support of First Nations in conservation initiatives.” One of the organization’s

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Conservationist Juri Peepre, who started the Yukon chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, was inducted to the Order of Canada this month.

biggest successes was helping to establish Tombstone Territorial Park on the Dempster Highway. But perhaps the biggest battle for CPAWS is still being fought. “Our other effort was the Peel Watershed campaign. That started off as the Three Rivers Campaign, but we were always very mindful of the need to protect the entire region,” Peepre said. Peepre was the CPAWS Yukon executive director until 2004. He was there when the start of the Peel land use planning process first got underway. Having watched the process unfold, he said he was at first hopeful, but is now frustrated. When the process began, it was carried out under the Umbrella Final Agreement, which outlines how the government must consult and accommodate First Nations affected by land use planning. The after years of work, the Peel Watershed Land Use Planning Council released its final recommended plan, which called for 80 per cent protection for the Peel Watershed. But at the eleventh hour in the process, the government released its own set of possible plans, which many critics say run afoul of the work done by the planning commission. “The government has been cynical and stubborn in its treatment of that plan. It has ignored the whole segment

of civil society that wants to see that area protected. I can’t really read the tea leaves, but the governments record on this is troubling,” Peepre said. He knows of what he speaks. Now based in B.C.’s Kootenays, Peepre currently works as a project manager for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative. That organization is seeking to establish an unbroken wilderness corridor for endangered animals to roam freely from the Yellowstone National Park in the U.S. to all the way to Yukon. Much of Peepre’s work now focuses on ensuring what little land is left protected in the Kootenays stays that way, and he worries that area might be a harbinger for Yukon things to come. “In B.C., we’re in a different situation. Much of the Yukon is a beautiful, intact wilderness with creeping issues of resource development. Here we’re really trying to hold together the remaining wild places. “They’re protected, but they’re not linked. They are under pressure from mining, logging – a variety of different issues. It’s a beautiful landscape here but it’s seriously fragmented. It’s what I hope the Yukon doesn’t become,” he said. It’s no stretch to say that Peepre has dedicated his life to Canada’s wilderness, and no one knows this better

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The Hart River, in the Peel Watershed. Peepre was instrumental in the beginning of the fight to protect the Peel.

than CPAWS Yukon’s current president and Peepre’s longtime friend, Jill Pangman. “Juri, he understands the need for preserving it. He has spent a lifetime exploring wild places, through ski touring, paddling, hiking. Because he has such a close personal experience he understands how important it is. That’s been his own passion in life, being out here in wild places,” she said. For Pangman, Peepre’s induction to the order is recognition not only of his work but of the value of conservation, and its importance to all Canadians. “I think it’s really important,” she said. “So often, we’re so myopic about our own

self-importance. It’s often at these high, prestigious levels; conservation and wilderness preservation is not something that is often honoured by the Order of Canada. The fact that it was is a huge showing.” As for Peepre himself, he’s just humbled to have been nominated at all. “It was a big surprise. I’m very honoured by it, but I also realize that there are hundreds of other people who are working on conservation, and this is for them as well,” he said. Contact Jesse Winter at

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Emily Nishikawa is going to Sochi Tom Patrick News Reporter


reams do come true. One spanning two decades just did for Whitehorse cross-country skier Emily Nishikawa. She is one of 11 athletes named to Canada’s cross-country ski team for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, Cross Country Canada announced Tuesday morning in Calgary, Alta. “I’m so thrilled to be on the Olympic team, it’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid,” said Nishikawa. “For it to all come together for me this week, I couldn’t be happier.” Nishikawa will be the first Yukon cross-country skier to compete at the Olympics since Jane Vincent and Lucy Steele at the Albertville Games in 1992. (Yukon has never had a male skier make the Olympics.) Nishikawa’s spot on the team was far from assured following the final selection races at the Haywood NorAm and Buff Sprints last week in Canmore, Alta. The 24-year-old killed it in the first distance race of the trials, placing first in the open women’s 10-kilometre on Thursday. However, she finished the trials with sixth place in the 15-kilometre skiathlon on Sunday. “I had a very tough day on Sunday, it was not one of my best races,” said Nishikawa. “But because of my performance on Thursday, that was enough to get the spot on the team.” She had worried that Sunday’s finish might have erased her chances. “That definitely crossed my mind,” said Nishikawa. “So it was a bit of a stressful day, but it all worked out in the end. “Thursday’s race was a strong race for me and that was enough to get the spot on the team, so I’m just totally thrilled.” Nishikawa began the Olympic trials with fifth place in the open women’s 1.3-kilometre free sprint last Wednesday. She secured one of the four spots remaining on the team, with the rest all but guaranteed to Canada’s World Cup skiers before Tuesday’s announcement. While the announcement no doubt sent the Nishikawa household into celebration mode, on the other side of the coin brother Graham wasn’t on the team list for Sochi. “Right now I’m just super happy for Emily,” said Graham. “That’s amazing that she had some great races at the trials and

was nominated to the team. I’m just ecstatic for her.” Graham didn’t make the team after placing seventh in the open men’s 15-kilometre classic on Thursday and 11th in the 30-kilometre skiathlon on Sunday. A third place finish in the open men’s 1.7-kilometre free sprint last Wednesday also wasn’t enough to make the team. “It’s hard to say right now, but it didn’t come together for whatever reason,” said Graham, 30. “I wasn’t at my peak racing ability that I’ve shown in the past. I’m just trying to digest everything right now… “I can’t go back and change things, but I’m still happy I spent all these years chasing this dream and laid it on the line. It just didn’t happen, that’s just part of life.” “It definitely is very bittersweet,” said Emily. “Graham had a tough week and I would have loved nothing more for both of us to go to Sochi together. But I’m proud of how he raced and I think it’ll all work out. He definitely gave it all he could but just didn’t have the best week of racing.” Although her brother isn’t going to Sochi, Emily won’t be the only Yukoner there with the ski team. Cross Country Yukon head coach Alain Masson will be in Sochi on Team Canada. Masson, who competed at three Olympics in cross-country skiing and cycling, will be at his fourth Games as a wax technician for Canada. “It’ll be awesome to have Alain there,” said Emily. “He was my coach the whole time I was on the Yukon Ski Team. It’s very exciting.” Canada’s cross-country team will leave for a training camp in Italy at the end of the week and will compete in a World Cup at Toblach in northern Italy just before the Sochi Games. The events Nishikawa will

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Whitehorse’s Emily Nishikawa, second from right, races in the women’s 15-kilometre skiathlon at the Canmore Nordic Centre on Sunday. Nishikawa has been selected for Canada’s Olympic team, it was announced Tuesday.

compete in at Sochi will be determined as the Games near. The Sochi Games begin Feb. 7 in Russia. “It’s so exciting to share this with everyone in the Yukon community and everyone in Whitehorse,” said Emily. “There’s so much support I’m feeling from the Yukon. “Thanks to everyone who supported my dream over the past 20 years, especially my parents,” she added. “It’s a dream come true.” Contact Tom Patrick at

Canada’s Olympic cross-country ski team Women Emily Nishikawa (Whitehorse, Yukon) Chandra Crawford (Canmore, Alta.) Daria Gaiazova (Banff, Alta.) Perianne Jones (Almonte, Ont.) Heidi Widmer (Banff, Alta.)


Alex Harvey (St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que.) Devon Kershaw (Sudbury, Ont.) Ivan Babikov (Canmore, Alta.) Lenny Valjas (Toronto, Ont.) Graeme Killick (Fort MacMurray, Alta.) Jesse Cockney (Canmore, Alta.)

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Graham Nishikawa competes in the open men’s skiathlon in Canmore, Alberta, on Sunday.


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Beatty, Johnsgaard selected for junior/U23 worlds team Tom Patrick

first couple of races were really disappointing,” said Johnsgaard. “I broke a pole in one race and hat a week it’s been for in the other race things weren’t Whitehorse cross-country going my way. skiers – and it’s only Wednesday. Making the team “was just a Whitehorse skiers Dahria Beat- big relief more than anything … I ty and Knute Johnsgaard have wasn’t sleeping very good, so I’m been selected for Canada’s team just glad it’s over.” for the World U23 and Junior Beatty, who will compete in the Championships, Cross Country junior division, and Johnsgaard, Canada announced Monday. who will compete in U23, both The news of the U23/junior finished up in Canmore with their team was followed by the anbest results. nouncement Canada’s Olympic Beatty skied to second place team, which included Whitein the 10-kilometre skiathlon on horse’s Emily Nishikawa, on Sunday. (Whitehorse’s Annah Tuesday. Hanthorn, who wasn’t selected for For Beatty, making the junior the team, placed fourth.) worlds was high on her to-do list “Going into the last race I for the season. knew if I had a strong race I In fact: “It was at the very top,” would most likely be able to said Beatty. secure my spot,” said Beatty. “I’m Beatty and Johnsgaard qualireally excited this year. The group fied for Team Canada at the Hay- of girls I’m going with are so wood NorAm and Buff Sprints strong, it’s a great group of skiers, in Canmore, Alta., last week and so I’m looking forward to racing over the weekend. The races with them. Hopefully we can do doubled as selection for the U23/ well on the international scene junior worlds and the Olympics. and start bringing the level of skiDavid Greer photo “It was a big relief because my ing up in Canada.” Whitehorse’s Knute Johnsgaard competes at the Olympic trials in Canmore, Alta. on Sunday. Johnsgaard and fellow Yukoner Dahria Beatty will ski for Canada at the World U23 Partners for Children Presents: and Junior Championships in Italy. News Reporter


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and my legs blew up. My body started shaking and it took everything I had to finish that race. I’m amazed I didn’t drop more places than to fourth.” The junior worlds, which are taking place in Val di Fiemme, Italy, will be Beatty’s third. Beatty took a 25th place finish at just 15 years old and was the top Canadian in 2010. She also produced 23rd and 25th place finishes at the 2012 junior worlds. This season marks Beatty’s last as a junior age skier. “I was so pleased when Knute had a good race on Sunday morning, it inspired me to have one too,” said Beatty. Johnsgaard finished the trials strong with seventh place in the 30-kilometre skiathlon on Sunday, in the open division against those racing for spots on the Olympic team. The 21-year-old began the trials with 13th in the open men’s sprint last Wednesday and 14th in the 15-kilometre classic Thursday. Johnsgaard placed 12th in a second sprint Saturday after dropping out of the B final to save his legs for Sunday’s distance race. “I broke a pole and didn’t The 19-year-old Beatty took said Beatty. “I felt good all the way make the final,” said Johnsgaard. fourth in the junior women’s through and executed the plan I “If you’re not in the (A) final, I five-kilometre classic on Thurswanted to. didn’t have a chance to make the day. She also snagged fourth in a “I had some difficulties in the qualifying criteria by going into sprint Saturday after winning her race on Thursday. I started a little the B final. So there wasn’t any semifinal. too strong and too hard and then point in racing for seventh place.” Sunday’s race “was definitely at the three-kilometre mark in the Johnsgaard, who is in his the most positive of the weekend,” race I completely came unwound first year of skiing in the senior division, competed at the junior worlds two years ago in Turkey. He placed 49th in junior men skiathlon and 51st in the sprint for the second best Canadian finish. “I got really sick when I was in Europe and I had terrible races, so Just 53$ to gain access to all three headliner shows as well as our fabulous after-parties (76$ Value)! Local Acts are PWYC. Getting your pass is as easy as I’m looking for some redemption picking up the phone and calling the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office at 667-8574, or by going to Arts Underground. this time,” said Johnsgaard. Check out the NEW Cross Country Canada named Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Theatre Festival presented with the Yukon Arts Centre Pivot Theatre Festival takes place from January 23rd-26th, 2014. 10 skiers for the juniors and seven website at www. For more information go to skiers for the U23 worlds that run from Jan. 29 to Feb. 3. The Pivot Festival is made possible with the support of the following sponsors: Team Canada skiers will leave Thursday for a training camp in Austria to begin the acclimatizaPivot would also like to acknowledge the invaluable support of the following funders: tion process.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Team Paslawski shimmies out first Yukon curling title Tom Patrick News Reporter


eam Paslawski had the hammer when they needed it the most Sunday morning. The Whitehorse rink used it to nail down their first territorial title at the Yukon Men’s Curling Championships at the Whitehorse Curling Club. Skip Pat Paslawski, which includes third Doug Hamilton, second Alexx Peech and lead Trent Derkatch, went undefeated at the championships, winning five straight round-robin games, for the title. “It was a close field, we had two extra-end games,” said Paslawski. “One of the extra-end games came down to a measure where we had to measure to see whose was shot (rock). Everything fell our way this weekend.” By chance, the only two undefeated teams by Sunday morning met in the final draw in the roundrobin, making the game essentially a final. Down by one going into the 10th end, Team Paslawski scored two with the hammer for a 6-5 win over Team Scoffin. With the Yukon title, Team Paslawski will be “Yukon 1” and the runner-up Team Scoffin will be “Yukon 2” when they play N.W.T.’s top two teams at the N.W.T./Yukon playdowns early next month in Whitehorse. The top team after the playdown will earn the two territories’ one spot at the Tim Hortons Brier – the Canadian men’s championship – in March. “I’ve been Yukon 2 a couple of times, but I’ve never been Yukon champion,” said Paslawski. “It’s cool. In the long run it means something, it’s nice to have the title, but it doesn’t really help us going into the next level of playdowns because we just start over there. “But it’s nice to get our names on a trophy. For the guys on my team it means a lot, especially the guys who haven’t done this before.” Team Scoffin skip Wade Scoffin has also played in the N.W.T./Yukon playdowns and with success. He and teammate Clint Ireland won the playdown and went to the Brier in 2008, which was the last time a Yukon team competed at the national men’s championship. Scoffin also competed at the Brier in 2002 and as an alternate in 1997. On board with Scoffin is Steve Fecteau throwing third, Mitchell Young second, and Ireland as lead. Team coach Kevin Patterson filled in for Young in the final game on Sunday as Young had to return to school in Alberta. The team wants that Brier spot. “That’s why we entered this year,” said Scoffin. “We’ve certainly been working hard and we’ve done a little bit of travelling. With Mitch being down in Calgary, we’ve gone down for events where he’s at and he’s

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Skip Pat Paslawski throws one during the Yukon Men’s Curling Championship on Sunday in Whitehorse. Team Paslawski won their first Yukon title with a win over Team Scoffin.

obviously come back to play with us at different times. So we’ve been putting in some time and lots of practice. “We’re feeling good. The format of the next level, being a double round-robin and being at our home, is something we’re really comfortable with from past experiences.” Since the N.W.T. men’s championships will take place in two weeks, it has not been decided which two teams will travel to Whitehorse for the territorial playdowns. However, included in the three Yellowknife teams registered is that of Jamie Koe. Koe has made seven Brier appearances, including the last five in a row. In 2012 his team went 7-4 in the round-robin, making the playoffs and placing fourth for his best finish to date. Koe is the brother of

2010 world curling champ and 2010 Brier winner Kevin Koe, who plays out of Alberta. The Yukon title is Team Paslawski’s second big feat of the season. The rink became the first male team from the territory to reach the playoffs of the Dominion Curling Club Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont., this past November. They lost to Saskatchewan in the semifinal. “It’s already been quite a season,” said Paslawski. “We’re having fun and that’s a great thing. Success is nice, but to have a bunch of guys who really enjoy curling together is pretty sweet.” Paslawski has curled at two mixed nationals in 1995 and 1997, and the Tim Hortons Brier in 1999 with Peech’s father. A trip to the Brier this year would be his first as

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Wade Scoffin, centre, releases a rock. Both Scoffin’s and Paslawski’s teams will compete at the N.W.T./Yukon playdowns in February.

a skip. “That’s a long way away, we’d have to curl really well,” said Paslawski. “It would be a real thrill to be a skip at the Brier. To take these guys would mean a lot to me. They place a lot of trust in me and I appreciate that and it’s something I’d like to do for them.” Six teams competed at the Yukon championships over the weekend. Bob Smallwood’s team placed third with a 3-2 record, ahead of Gord Zealand’s rink in fourth with a 2-3 record.

Team Wallingham placed fifth with one win and Team Mikkelsen went winless. “It was great to have a lot of good competition out there,” said Paslawski. “There have been years recently where there haven’t been many teams entered, so it was nice to have six strong, competitive teams out there. I really enjoyed the camaraderie, the sportsmanship. There was lots of laughing and smiling and kidding back and forth.”

Evening ESL Classes to Improve Your Academic Reading, Writing and Speaking Skills

Do you need to improve your skills to take academic courses at Yukon College? This is a 15-week program from January 6 to April 23, 2014 Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Students need a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 and above to qualify. For more information and to register please contact: School of Academic and Skill Development 867-668-8850 or Cathy Borsa at 867-668-5260.

Everyone is welcome to attend the following events to contribute their ideas and help shape the Range Road North Neighbourhood Plan. This area includes the Takhini & Northland Mobile Home Parks, Mountain View Place, Mountain Air Estates, Stone Ridge, several Kwanlin Dün First Nation parcels, and surrounding greenspace. Public Event 1: Visioning Workshop 7-9 pm, Tuesday January 21 Public Event 2: Design Workshop Open House 7-9 pm, Wednesday January 22 Both events will be held in the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Multi-Purpose Room (1171 Front Street). For more information please visit, email or phone 668-8338.

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Alaska dunks Whitehorse at Don Hather tourney Tom Patrick News Reporter



Jan 23

Jan 25

Pivot Festival Ice Breaker

Play Writing Workshop


with Anita Rochon 12:30-4:30pm Location: YAC Studio

Location: Baked Café

Huff by Cliff Cardinal 7:00-8:10PM Location: Yukon Arts Centre

PIvot Bar Open 4:30 to 8pm in

the YAC Lobby

Leave a Message (après le bip)

Huff by Cliff Cardinal 5:30-6:40pm Location: Yukon Arts Centre Talkbalk 6:50pm

7:30-830pm Location: Old Fire Hall Talkbalk: 8:40 pm

Friday Jan 24 Leave a message (après le bip)

Blue Box by Carmen Aguirre 7:30-9pm Location: Old Fire Hall Talkback 9:10pm How to Disappear Completely

7:30-830pm Location: Old Fire Hall

PIvot Bar will be open in the YAC lobby


How to Disappear Completely

Location: Yukon Arts Centre

Pivot Dance Party 10-12pm Location: Burnt Toast

Salsa Yukon January 2014 Fiesta

8:30pm-12am Location: Antoinettes Restaurant

by Itai Erdal 7:00-8:10 Location: Yukon Arts Centre Talkback: 8:30PM

Huff by Cliff Cardinal 9:30-10:40pm

8-9:10pm Location: Yukon Arts Centre

Sunday Jan 26

Conversation with Carmen Aguirre 2pm Location: Public Library

Blue Box by Carmen Aguirre 7:30-9pm

Location: Old Fire Hall

Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival presented with the Yukon Arts Centre takes place from January 23rd to 26th, 2014 at the Yukon Arts Centre, the Old Fire Hall as well as a number of sponsoring businesses around town. A limited number of festival passes are available for $53 at the Yukon Arts Centre Box Office and at Arts Underground. Deadline to get your Pivot Pass is January 22nd, 2014.

Check out the NEW Pivot Theatre Festival website at The Pivot Festival is made possible with the support of the following sponsors:

Pivot would also like to acknowledge the invaluable support of the following funders:



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laskan high school teams topped Whitehorse high school teams – or as the scoreboard says, U.S.A. beat Canada – at the Don Hather Basketball Tournament in Skagway, Alaska, over the weekend. At the tournament, in which every game is a match-up between Whitehorse and Alaska high school teams and is scored as Canada versus the U.S., Whitehorse teams were held to three wins in 18 games. Representing Whitehorse were the F.H. Collins Warriors, the Vanier Crusaders and the Porter Creek Rams senior high school teams, boys and girls. On the hardwood for Alaska were the Skagway Panthers, Hoonah Braves and the Kake Thunderbirds high school teams. “We haven’t played (Kake) in a long, long time,” said Warrior boys coach James Shaw. “It’s been 20-something years since F.H. played Kake.” Both Warrior teams picked up a win in Skagway. The boys team won 42-38 and the Warrior girls won 43-35 over the Hoonah Braves. “A lot of learning happened,” said Shaw. “We have a very inexperienced team right now.” The Vanier Crusaders senior boys also topped Hoonah 42-36 in the first game of the tournament on Friday. “It was nice to see the boys in

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F.H. Collins Warriors captain Bryan Hermosa goes for a basket against the Skagway Panthers at the Don Hather Basketball Tournament in Skagway on Friday. Whitehorse teams were held to three wins at the tournament.

action against competitive teams,” said Crusaders coach Roslyn Tait, who is co-coach with Cody Hougen and Travis McKenzie. “We have a fast team and it was nice to see them work hard on offence and defence. “It took a quarter for them to get the jitters out and then they played really well.” Canada won the boys’ side of the tournament three straight years between 2010 and 2012, but went winless last year. Last year’s tournament did not include a senior girls side of the tourna-

Attention: The NND FINANCe COMMITTee will be holding Citizen meetings in Mayo and Whitehorse to get input regarding the 2014-2015 BUDGET.



When: February 1, 2014 Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pM place: NND Development Corp. 7209 B- 7th Avenue

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This is an invitation to youth interested in learning to shoot. An inexpensive program to learn firearm safety and have fun! Hosted by the Yukon Shooting Federation at the Whitehorse Rifle and Pistol Club on Grey Mountain Road. All equipment is supplied and instruction is provided in a safe supervised environment.

StartS tueSday, January 21 at 7:00 PM 3173 Third Avenue, Whitehorse

Phone 667-4275

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All-Tournament team Girls

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When: January 15, 2014 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pM place: NND Government House Multi-purpose Room

ment. Other close games over the weekend include 23-18 for the Hoonah girls over Vanier; 30-27 for Skagway girls over F.H. Collins; 56-47 for the Kake boys over Vanier; 27-21 for the Skagway girls over Vanier; 49-40 for the Skagway boys over Vanier; and 27-25 for the Hoonah boys over Porter Creek.

Hannah O’Daniel (Skagway) Quynh Nguyen (F.H. Collins) Tanessa Ashenfelter (Kake) Samantha Burgis (F.H. Collins) Zoe Wassman (Skagway) Linsey Eby (Vanier) Emily Mervyn (Porter Creek) Rebekah Sawers (Hoonah) Jackie Bennum (Kake) Jade Cook (Skagway)

Boys Josh Tobias (Vanier) Bryan Hermosa (F.H. Collins) Miguelle Contreras (Hoonah) Ryan Hindson (F.H. Collins) Zack Wassman (Skagway) Trevor Cox (Skagway) Chris Carino (Vanier) Skyler Copsey (Kake) Tristan Brown (Porter Creek) Greg Bennum (Kake)

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by Leigh Rubin


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


By The Mepham Group

Level: Moderate

Sudoku Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test! Complete the grid so each row, column and 3-by-3 box (in blod borders) contains every digit 1 to 9. For strategies on how to solve Sudoku, visit


To solve Kakuro, you must enter a number between 1 and 9 in the empty squares. The clues are the numbers in the white circles that give the sum of the solution numbers: above the line are across clues and below the line are down clues and below the line are down clues. Thus, a clue of 3 will produce a solution of 2 and 1 and a 5 will produce 4 and 1, or 2 and 3, but of course, which squares they go in will depend on the solution of a clue in the other direction. No difit can be repeated in a solution, so a 4 can only produce 1 and 3, never 2 and 2. © 2013 The Mepham Group. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency. All rights reserved.

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Puzzle B CLUES ACROSS 1. Long tailed rodents 5. Meets the Danube in Belgrade 9. Bohemian dance 10. Hancock star Will 12. Chapeaux carrier 13. A warning or caution 15. Bangladesh capital 16. One who hands 18. Rural delivery 19. Poke


1. College army 2. Dark Angel actress Jessica 3. Boxing blow 4. Single-reed instrument 5. Secondary school cerificate 6. A wet nurse in India 7. Long live! (Spanish) 8. Egyptian Sun god 9. Political action committee 11. Tolstoy novel “___ Murat” 12. Regions of the ocean below 6000m 14. Earl Grey or green 15. Bland in color 17. Atomic #37 21. Possessed

20. Express pleasure 22. Wife of a maharajah 29. Irish kissing rock 32. Variant of Tai 33. Plural of os 35. She sang with the Pips 43. Setting out 44. Swiss river 45. Negative sports cheer 47. Liberal degree

48. Relating to the back 52. Muslim family of wives (alt. sp) 55. Was in charge of a project 57. Indehiscent legume 59. Ice or roller 60. A citizen of Iraq (alt. sp.) 61. Goidelic language 62. Indian poet

22. Of I 23. Poetic ever 24. High school 25. Indicates position 26. Road open 27. In a short time 28. Filippo __, Saint 30. Traditional Hindi music 31. Former NHL player Jim 34. Honorable title (Turkish) 36. Trumpeter Hirt 37. Atomic #66 38. Lolo 39. Tin 40. 1,000 grams

41. Latin varient of “to have” 42. An electric car that runs on rails 43. Skin lesions 45. Bahrain dinar 46. Express delight 49. Japanese beverage 50. 6th Jewish month 51. Leases 52. U.S. Poet Laureate 1995-97 53. Egyptian cross 54. Remote user interface 56. River in NE Scotland 57. Small seed of a fruit 58. Major division of geological time

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Ethan Thompson Congratulations to our winners and runners-up and good luck to those of you entering next week’s competition.

Name: _____________________________ Address: ____________________________ __________________________________ Phone: _____________________________ Age Up to five Six to eight Nine to twelve years years years Group:

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Entries for both contests should be dropped off or mailed to:

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Open to kids up to age 12. Entries for this week’s contests must be received by 12 pm next Monday in order to appear in next week’s paper. If your entry arrives late (which may happen with out-of-town entries), it will be judged along with the contestants from the following week. Please limit entries to ONE PER CHILD PER WEEK. The contests are divided into three age groups: Up to five years, Six to eight years, Nine to twelve years. Drawings for the drawing contest must be on a separate piece of paper and reproducible on a photocopier to win. (Black and white drawings on white paper are easier to reproduce.) Winners will receive their prizes by mail so be sure to include your complete address! Please note that only winning entries will be returned. WINNERS RECEIvE GIft CERtIfICatES fOR “AngelinA’s Toy BouTique”.

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6+gst per issue/$9+gst boxed & bolded 30+gst per month $ 45+gst per month boxed & bolded $ $ • 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4 • Phone: (867) 667-6285 • Fax: (867) 668-3755 For Rent ATLIN GUEST HOUSE Deluxe Lakeview Suites Sauna, Hot Tub, BBQ, Internet, Satellite TV Kayak Rentals In House Art Gallery 1-800-651-8882 Email: HOBAH APARTMENTS: Clean, spacious, walking distance downtown, security entrance, laundry room, plug-ins, rent includes heat & hot water, no pets. References required. 668-2005 SKYLINE APTS: 2-bdrm apartments, Riverdale. Parking & laundry facilities. 667-6958 $575, $775, $900, ROOMS. BACHELORS. 1-BDRMS. Clean, bright, furnished, all utilities incl, laundry facilities. Close to college & downtown. Bus stop, security doors. Live-in manager. 667-4576 or Email: WEEKEND GET AWAY Rustic Cabin-45 minutes from town Hiking Trails in the summer Skiing in the winter Includes sauna. Reasonable rates. Rent out by the week or for a weekend. 867-821-4443 ARE YOU New to Whitehorse? Pick up a free Welcome to Whitehorse package at The Smith House, 3128-3rd Ave. Information on transit, recreation programs, waste collection & diversion. 668-8629 1-BDRM APT in Copper Ridge, full bath, big L/R, shared laundry, avail Jan 1, $1,000/mon + util. 456-7099

3-BDRM 2-BATH new townhouse, PC, lots of storage, 6 appliances, balcony, 2 plug-in parking, avail Jan 15, N/S, no parties, pets negotiable. $1,575/mon + utils. 336-4948 1-BDRM WALKOUT bsmt suite in Copper Ridge, N/S, N/P, avail Mar. 1, $1,000/mon + shared utils & dd. 334-2248 RIVERDALE: FURNISHED room, N/S, N/P, no drinking, clean, quiet home, serious inquiries only, $600/mon. 667-2452 3-BDRM DUPLEX, CR, garage, greenbelt, fenced yard, lg patio, avail immed, refs&dd req. $1,700/mon + utils. 334-1907

Office Space fOr LeaSe Above Starbuck’s on Main St. Nice clean, professional building, good natural light. 544 sq.ft. (can be leased as one office or can be split into two smaller spaces). Competitive lease rates offered. or C: 333.9966 3-BDRM APT in a house, 2 full baths, dbl garage, shared laundry, N/S, pets negotiable. Refs & DD reqʼd, avail immed, $1,700/mon + utils. 334-1907 1-BDRM NEW apt in Riverdale, avail immed, N/S, N/P, no parties, includes heat, hot water, lights, responsible tenant, $1,200/mon. 668-5558 Available Now Newly renovated OFFICE SPACE & RETAIL SPACE Close to Library & City Hall A short walk to Main Street Phone 633-6396 RENDEZVOUS PLAZA on Lewes Blvd, Riverdale Lots of parking 1,100 sq ft (previously flower shop, studio) 7,000 sq ft (previously Frazerʼs) Call 667-7370

Beautifully finished office space is available in the Taku Building at 309 Main Street. This historic building is the first L.E.E.D. certified green building in Yukon. It features state of the art heat and ventilation, LAN rooms, elevator, bike storage, shower, accessibility and more.

Call 867-333-0144

ROOM IN Hillcrest duplex, N/S, N/P because we already have some. No drinking or drugs. DD reqʼd, incls utils, $625/mon. 334-5032 NEWER 1,200 sq ft SHOP/STUDIO/OFFICE in Marwell area lots of natural light, in-slab heat with Viessman boiler, bathroom and small kitchen, $1,500/mon. See kijiji AD ID 510028138 or call 668-3408 RENT ONE of our cozy cabins with sauna for a weekend getaway Relax and enjoy the winter wonderland on the S. Canol Road 332- 3824 or

ROOM FOR rent, N/S, N/P, immed, $750/mon. all incl. 393-2275 LARGE ROOM in PC (12ʼx24ʼ), private ent, recent reno, shared accom, avail immed, $750/mon + dd. 668-7213 1-BDRM FULLY furnished apt in d/t, incl heat, lights, hot water, basic cable, N/P, no parties, responsible tenant, avail Jan 1, $950/mon. 668-5558 3-BDRM HOUSE, Takhini area, 2,000 sq ft w. garage, N/S, N/P, avail Jan. 1, $1,500/mon. 334-6510 STUDIO/OFFICE SPACE available on Copper Road. Two spaces available or able to combine for one large space. First unit, 780 sq. ft. Second unit, 1,080 sq. ft. Full lunchroom and utilities included. Contact Brenda or Michelle at 667-2614 or email NEWER 3-BDRM rowhouse downtown, N/S, N/P, avail Jan. 1. $1,600/mon + utils. 667-2255

ROOM AND board, Copper Ridge, avail immed, must be okay with a small dog, cat, and 6-year-old, $600/mon. 334-4134

2 BEDROOM townhouse/condo, 1300 sqft, min one year lease, N/S, N/P, avail immed, $1,800 + utils, a month obo. 335-7515

4-BDRM 2-BATH house, Riverdale, 6 appliances, carport, dd reqʼd, N/S, N/P, no parties, avail Jan. 1. $1700/mon + utilities. 335-5976

1-BDRM 1 bath suite Crestview, avail immed, c/w dishwasher/washer/dryer, parking spot w/plug in, quiet, N/S, N/P, $1,000/mon incl utils, dd reqʼd, 393-2378

2-BDRM HOUSE, Riverdale, spacious, newly renovated, open concept, heated tile floors, close to bus stop, $1,500/mon. Amy 334-3878

2-BDRM 1 bath mobile home, 209 Mountain View, 1,000 sq ft, extra large kitchen and fireplace in L/R, has a fully fenced yard w. shed, avail Feb. 1. 633-3812

3-BDRM TOP level of house, fully renovated, shared laundry, N/S, N/P, dd&refs reqʼd, avail Jan. 28. $1,600/mon + utils. 334-9087

2 UNITS available on beautiful country spread, Mary Lake mins from D/T, all inclusive, HD satellite TV & Wifi, rent starts at $750/mon. 689-4751

3-BDRM TAKHINI West duplex, full laundry, oil furnace, N/S, refs, oil and security deposit required, avail Feb. 1. $1,475/mon + oil and elec.  668-2703 900 SQ/FT shop, insulated, oil heat, set up with three car bays. Out of city limits, 20 mins from town. $750 + utils. 335-4181

3-BDRM 2-BATH new townhouse Porter Creek, avail immed, $1,600/mon + utils & dd. 334-8088

OFFICE SPACE, 550 sq. ft, ground flr, wheelchair access, close to Law Centre, City Hall, $25/sq. ft. includes heat, power, taxes, basic janitorial, free off-street parking w/plug-in. 335-3123

2-BDRM HOUSE D/T, avail Feb 1, ample parking, newer appliances, N/S, dd&refs reqʼd, $1,500/mon + utils. 667-7170 or 668-4865

BACHELOR APT, clean, bright, 15 mins from downtown, above ground, small deck, close to bus stop, N/S, N/P, $900 incl. cable & utils. 333-0497

1-BDRM BSMNT suite, PC, avail immed, w/d, N/S, N/P, $1,250/mon incl power & heat. Stephanie 335-2090

3-BDRM, 1-BATH country residential suite, wood stove, W/D, deck, well, storage space, pet friendly, $950/mon. 334-3053

BACHELOR SUITE, large, bright, heat/elec incl, private laundry, entrance, parking. Internet/cable is negotiable, refs reqʼd. $900/mon. 335-4712

3-BDRM HOUSE, fully renovated, avail Jan 28, N/P, N/S, refs&dd reqʼd. $1,600/mon + utils. 334-9087

3-BDRM 1.5 bathroom condo, Riverdale, avail Jan 10, N/S, N/P, dd&refs reqʼd, $1,400/mon + utils. 332-8686 3-BDRM 1 bath, N/P, N/S, dd&refs reqʼd, CT, avail Feb 1, $1,350/mon + utils. 393-3823 FURNISHED ROOM in family home, electricity and internet included, shared bath, N/P, N/S, no drinking, $700/mon. 334-3186 1 BEDROOM in Riverdale house, upper level, fully furnished, 3 mins to bus stop, N/P, N/S, dd, avail Jan. 1. $500 + utils. 334-3280 3-BDRM 1.5 bath condo, Riverdale, newly renoʼd, small fenced yard, shed, lots of parking, dog frdly, L/T, N/S, dd&refs reqʼd, $1,450/mon incl condo fees/water, 334-4215

3-BDRM 2.5 bath duplex, Takhini North, new, 1800 sq ft, avail Feb. 1, new appliances, deck, fenced back yard, refs reqʼd, $1,900/mon + utils, or 668- 3756

3-BDRM HOUSE, Takhini, 2,000 sqft w. garage, N/P, N/S, avail immed. $1,700/mon. 334-6510 1-BDRM BASEMENT suite w second spare room, PC, avail Feb, clean, spacious, new windows/upgrades, close to bus, $900/mon. info/photos at 334-2490 1-BDRM IN CR, private kitchen, bathroom, L/R, shared laundry, rent includes heat/elec, N/S, N/P, avail Feb 1, $800 + dd. 336-0627 BEDROOM, FULLY furnished, Riverdale house upper level, on bus route, share kitchen, N/P, N/S, avail immed, $650 + dd, utils incl. 336-0368 LARGE ROOM in comfortable home, incl double bed, TV/cable, wifi internet, parking, w/d, phone/long distance/utils. 667-7733 or 332-7054 SMALL 1 bdrm apt D/T, quiet, secure building, new floors, paint, includes 1 parking spot w plug-in, N/P, N/S, refs&dd reqʼd. $750/mon + partial utils. 334-2269 3-BDRM 1-BATH duplex, Valleyview, 6 appliances, view, oil heat, N/S, dd&refs reqʼd,   $1,600/mon + utils. 668-6147

ROOM IN clean, quiet home, Copper Ridge, avail immed, N/S, N/D, female preferred, $900/mon. incl utils. 667-6641

2-BDRM 1.5 bath, Teslin, lakeview, wood/oil heat, central location, large L/R, den, arctic entry, fenced yard, pets ok, NS, $750 +dd, 250-686-6416

FURNISHED ROOM, Porter Creek, c/w private bath, wood stove, internet, for responsible, clean & dog-friendly roommate, $700 all incl with deposit. 336-3952

3-BDRM APT, Riverdale, TV/cable, refs&dd reqʼd, avail Feb. 1, $1,550/mon including utils. 456-4120

TOP FLOOR of house D/T, 1 bdrm w/ den or smaller 2nd bdrm, close to shopping/services, shared laundry, avail immed, N/S, N/P, $1,600/mon incl heat and elec. 334-2512 TWO STOREY cabin south of Whitehorse, elec, oil monitor heat, water nearby, quiet location, prefer no pets. 393-2728

LARGE 3-BDRM suite in Porter Creek, avail Jan 1st, new renovation, satellite TV, dishwasher, shed, laundry, $1,600/mon, text or call 336-0306

ROOM IN clean home in Hillcrest, share kitchen, bath, laundry and living space with one, N/P, $650 all incl, 456-7140

2-BDRM BSMT suite, Porter Creek, avail February 1, sep ent & laundry, N/S, N/P, no parties, $1,440/mon incl heat, elec, cable, internet. 334-6064

APT TO share with single, mature, N/S female,  Riverdale, steps from bus stop, reasonable price, avail Jan 15.  Leave contact details at  336-0355

6-BDRM EXECUTIVE House in Porter Creek area. 250-661-0745

2 BEDROOMS, Copper Ridge, for more details contact Julie at 334-4430

Want to get involved with the Humane Society? Become a volunteer and join the Board, walk dogs or help with a fundraiser; it all helps!

Call 633-6019 today to find out how you can become involved!

3-BDRM 1 bath trailer, Lobird, N/P, N/S, avail Feb 1, dd & refs reqʼd, $1,350/mon + utils, 393-3823 BACHELOR APT 15 mins fr downtown, private entrance, on bus route, N/S, N/P, dd&refs reqʼd, avail Jan 01. $950/mon incl cable. 333-0497 4-BDRM, 2-BATH house, Riverdale, avail Jan 1st, 6 appliances, carport, N/P, N/S, no parties, $1,700/mon + utils & dd. 335-5976 ROOM IN Copper Ridge, $600/mon all inclusive. 335-7223 for info. ROOM IN Northland, smokerʼs home, everything included, avail Feb. 1, $800/mon. 668-4776

Creative Play Daycare is seeking a full-time and part-time child care worker Wage will depend upon level of ECD education Level 1 - $16.00/hr Level 2 - $18.00/hr Level 3 - $22.00/hr Downtown location Health Benefits Off the floor planning Wonderful facility with on-site playground and indoor mini gym Drop off resume to 312 Strickland Street or Phone 667-2761

Wanted to Rent HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE Mature, responsible person Call Suat at 668-6871 HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE year-round. Professional, non-smoking, non-partying, mature female, offering unequalled care for pets, plants, yards, & house. Refs. Call Tracy 334-2882 LONG-TERM HOUSESITTER available for winter months, gd w/pets & plants. No criminal record, 30 yr. Yukon resident. 335-0009 HOUSE-SITTERS AVAILABLE to care for pets, plants, property etc. Responsible with references and transportation. Non-smokers, non-drinkers, no pets, no children. 867-689-1737

COUNSELLOR TRAINING ONLINE, Register before January 15 at, Mental Health Counsellor Certificate/Diploma, Recognized. Available: Supervision, Membership, Insurance, Employment/Placement Assistance, Client Referrals

WANTED: 1 or 2 bedroom place starting in Feb 2014 for 1 year. Ideally close to downtown. Must have parking space. Price is negotiable. 613-298-0690

CANADIAN LYNDEN TRANSPORT Looking for Class 1 drivers with superb experience Please e-mail resume to or Fax 867-668-3196 Phone: 668-3198

HOUSESITTER WANTED, rural property near Whitehorse, have own wheels, love dogs, OK with woodstoves, Feb. 21 – March 9. 393-2929 WANTED: 1-2 bdrm for family of 4 for June or earlier, prefer heat included in cost, have great references, N/S, N/P & working, respond by email

Miscellaneous for Sale BETTER BID NORTH AUCTIONS Foreclosure, bankruptcy De-junking, down-sizing Estate sales. Specializing in estate clean-up & buy-outs. The best way to deal with your concerns. Free, no obligation consultation. 333-0717

LOOKING FOR studio space, recent Emily Carr graduate working in sculpture. 667-6973

Real Estate TRAPLINE FOR sale, Dawson area, wray556@yahoo

We will pay CASH for anything of value Tools, electronics, gold & jewelry, cameras, furniture, antiques, artwork, chainsaws, camping & outdoor gear, hunting & fishing supplies, vehicles & ATVs. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS

HAINES JUNCTION 2-storey house. Contemporary design, open concept on cul-de-sac, 10+ acres, Fire-smarted around house, lots of trees left, view of St. Elias Mtns, 1350 sq. ft. Rod 634-2240 WATSON LAKE split level home, 2 acres, private well, 3-bdrm 2-bath, custom kitchen, heated workshop, garage and outbuildings, patio. Winter sale: $199,000 (appraised at $250,0000). Call 867-536-7757

LADIES "COWBOY Threads" western style vest. New, never worn, with tags. Small. $25. 667-6717

BEAUTIFUL 2013 Moduline 3 bed + 1 bath home in quiet, well managed Benchmark, 6 months free pad rent, no dogs. Property Guys #143605. $154,900. 334-4174

MODEL CARS & trucks, 1/24th -1/25th scale. Most are new/sealed, many to choose from, $10-$20 each & up. 667-6717

TESLIN LAKE. 4-bed, 2-bath home with stone fireplace, beautiful pine finishing, spa tub, built in sound system, alarm, large garage, drilled well w great water. $365,000. 633-4778

THREE COMPLETE OPC hockey card sets (1999-00 to 2001-02 period) plus some short prints. Over 900 cards. $150. 633-3154 WORLD HOCKEY Association – 5 complete hockey card sets from the 1970s. Exc cond. $750. 633-3154

WINTER GET-AWAY in Sooke, BC, mobile home priced at $129,000, furnished, clean, adult park, allows two dogs, new flooring, green space/beaches nearby. 456-7140

HOCKEY CARD set: 1956-57 Parkhurst Missing Years set, printed 1993-94, set of 180 + Future Stars insert set of 6. $150. 633-3154

RIVERDALE LOT, clear, vacant, ready to build, new services, upgraded, 100x50, RS zoning, south-facing back yard/alley, quiet street, 2 minutes trails and, river, 393-4440

HOCKEY CARD set, 1964-65 Parkhurst (Tall boys format; printed 1994-95), 180 cards + Future Stars insert, set of 6. $150. 633-3154

Help Wanted Gold Village Chinese Restaurant Looking for experienced full-time kitchen helper and server Apply with resume to 401 Craig Street, Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0 867-993-2368

TRADING CARDS – binder full of non-sport trading cards (James Bond, X-men, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom). About 500 cards. $50. 633-3154

BATTERY CHARGER, new, 10A2A, $20, electric heater, mini-oil filled, new, $15, Brother 275 fax/phone, heat printing, no ink, $20. 335-8964

WORLD HOCKEY Association – remember it? Two rare books, (history, statistics, photos). Exc. shape, $50. 633-3154

SNOWBLOWER, SEARS, 30”, 10 HP, in great shape, $800 obo. 633-2916

CFL FOOTBALL cards – 17 different complete sets of cards, including early OPC. Almost 2,600 cards, serious inquiries. $1,500. 633-3154 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

TEETER EP 950 Inversion table w elec massage mat, like new, paid $780, asking $400. 633-4607 HEATER, RADIANT, Noma, exc. cond, $50. 335-8964 EFEL HARMONY 3 Oil Stove for sale 21ʼ of chimney, gravity feed, works without electricity. 35,000 BTU's, price for all $550, reply to

MCDONALDS H O C K E Y cards from 1991-92 to 2009/10. Almost every card issued minus some short prints, incl. 27 unopened paks/yr. Over 1,200 cards, $1,000 firm. 633-3154.

INK CARTRIDGES, Canon, 14 units, $20. 335-8964

HELMET, MOTOR bike, size for 8-12 yrs, $10. 667-6966 STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. 1X6” CEDAR boards, 370 sq ft, $500. 633-4018 BIOMAT PROFESSIONAL Amethyst Pillow Mat produces Infrared ray that penetrates body 5-6 inches, keeps cold out of bones, c/w spare controller, new $2,000 ask $1,200, deliver to Whse, 821-6000

OLSEN FURNACE w. Beckett burner, ECM fan motor, blocked flu switch, for parts, $300. 334-3497 FAXPHONE, BROTHER 275, heat printing, no cartridge needed, $20. 335-7535

SIZE 8 booties, beige, Coast Mountain, new cond, $80 obo, hand-knit green sweater, $50. 667-7840 YASHICA-CONTAX LENS, 100-300 mm, $60. 335-8964 TOASTER, NEW, white, Hamilton, $12, 14” Canon cartridges, $14. 335-8964 20 IAN Rankin paperback novels (John Rebus detective), all in good cond, $30. 633-3154 BARBELL WITH 290 lbs of weights, $200 obo. 633-5324 PELICAN BOX #1400, airtight, shockproof, ideal for cameras, sat phones, $60. 335-8964 FIBREGLASS WALL & tub combo, half price, some minor damage, can be hidden during inst, $450, can view on Main St, local deals only. 996-7531

Advertise your Home in 3 issues (3 consecutive weeks)

for only $60+GST PHONE: 867-667-6283

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Corrections Officer 1 - Casual Training (on-going) – Whitehorse (Term) Closing Date: March 31, 2014 Requisition: #4480

For viewing all jobs, please go to “Committed to employment equity” Public Service Commission (867) 667-5834

SHAW MULTI-SWITCH, takes 4 lines, puts out 8 lines, $50. Jesse 667-2355 PORTABLE MEDICAL oxygen unit. Comes with two tanks, valves and hoses, very clean. $250 obo. 633-3392 BOWMAN BOLTS. One box of 300 pieces.  6 inch long  by 3/8 NC grade 5.  (57 pounds) I have six boxes total, $50ea obo. 668-5207 WOMENʼS/GIRLʼS MOUNTAIN Hardwear brown down jacket, sz. small, $50. 334-0455

Electrical Appliances KENMORE DRYER, front loader, works great, $300. Also nw pump out of Kenmore washer, $40. 332-7797 LG DIRECT drive large tub dishwasher, stainless steel tub, white outside, 1 year old, exc cond, offers, 633-4234 SMALL CHEST freezer, 5.5 cu ft, compressor makes high-pitched sounds, fine in a basement, $30. 393-2929

COMMUNITY WELLNESS SOCIAL WORKER Position Type: Full-time, Term - one year Department: Health - Counselling Unit Salary: Level 6 - $66,107 to $79,329 plus benefits Closing: Jan. 23, 2014 For complete details, visit

Job Posting

OTTER SKINS, two, tanned. $150 each. 668-2802 2005 SUMMIT 1000 in very good condition. 163 inch track, only 1700 km, not being ridden. $4,900. 334-6370

YUKON PARKA w shell, full length, sz L, purple color, dry cleaned, $250. 668-7320


CENTRAL VAC plug in outlet kind, $150, girl cartoons VHS $3, DVD cartoons $3, some action, girl clothes 4-6 and other things, $2, call Shelly 393-4341

House Hunters

Department of Justice Salary: $29.78 to $34.32 per hour

CASH REGISTER, $100, 12”x18” paper cutter, like new, $35, Sylvania microwave, great shape, $30. 334-7250

CIVIL WAR Trading Cards: 4 complete sets of unique trading cards commemorating the U.S. Civil War, including the 1962 Topps set. $750 firm. 633-3154


NOC: 6435 Wanted: Hotel Front Desk Clerk Full time, 40 hours per week, permanent Wage: $13.00 per hour Main Duties: Register guests, Answer Inquiries Follow Safety and Emergency Procedures Clerical duties (faxing, photocopying) Apply by email to Employer: Elite Hotel & Travel Ltd.


Yukon News

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Yukon Employees’ Union (YEU) PART I - IDENTIFYING DATA Working Title:

Media Relations and Strategic Communications Officer

(Marketing & Communications) Incumbent: Vacant Employment Definition: Permanent Full Time 37.5 hrs./wk. Supervisor: Executive Director Salary: $65,803-$77,012 PART II - SUMMARY Reporting to the Executive Director, this position acts as the Union’s media relations and strategic communications officer by providing communication advice, planning, coordination and support to the President, Executive Director and the Communications Committee. The Media Relations and Strategic Communications Officer is responsible for the development of a Media Relations Plan and related components of the Social Media Plan. In line with the Union’s Mission Statement, Values and branding, this position is a key driver for building and protecting Union members and community allies with a keen eye to both risks and opportunities. As a media and marketing/communications expert, the successful candidate will contribute media and social media expertise to all plans, meetings, and discussions, also overseeing various aspects of publications, marketing materials and e-communications. PART III - QUALIFICATIONS A. Knowledge and Skills required: • Knowledge of journalism gained either through accredited postsecondary education combined with experience or extensive experience in a communications role. • Interest and appetite for the latest developments in marketing and media as well as experience in integrating social media and online media strategies. • Good personal computer skills, including but not limited to the following software: Word, QuarkXpress, FrontPage, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Word Press and Illustrator • Good organizational skills as well as accuracy and attention to detail • Outstanding oral and written communication skills (reading, comprehension, composition, spelling, and grammar) • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to deal with media personnel in a tactful and sensitive manner. Interested parties should reply in writing with a resume prior to close of business on January 17, 2014. A full job description is available on request. Please send all inquiries to Steve Geick, President , Yukon Employees Union 201-2285 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1C9, 867-667-2331 w


Yukon News

Taku River Tlingit First Nation

WASHER AND dryer, Kenmore, regular, top loading washer and matching propane dryer, both work fine. $60 ea. or $100 for both. 393-2929

TVs & Stereos

Computers & Accessories

ELECTRIC WATER Heater, 1 year old, bought atFred's Plumbing, John Wood Pro Series 184 litre, 4500 watts, pickup or delivery, $350. 667-2680

Paying cash for good quality modern electronics. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS

LINKSYS WIRELESS G Router (in box) and 2 Adapters (1 new in box). Exc shape. $50. 667-6717

KENMORE DRYER, good working cond, you pick up, Takhini Hotsprings Road, $50. 633-3608


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TIVO W/REMOTE, IR sensor & WiFi adaptor, $30 obo. 667-7840

Chief Administration Officer Regular Full Time • $80,000 to 90,000 Salary • TRTFN wage scale dependent upon experience, knowledge and suitability.

The CAO reports directly to the Spokesperson. This management position will be responsible for ensuring that government services are in place and working effectively, ensures that policies are developed, updated and complied with by all managers and staff of TRTFN. This position also directs the activities of the Administration department, including planning and evaluation in the areas of administration, human resource management, organizational analysis; development of budget, staffing activities. The CAO will be working closely with the Finance Department, a firm grasp of accounting is recommended. To obtain a job description, contact: Vickie Cowan, Assistant to the Spokesperson at (250)651-7904. To submit a cover letter and resume, Fax: (250)651-7908 Email: or mail to TRTFN • Box 132 • Atlin BC • V0W 1A0. Closing date: January 24th, 2014

We thank all those who apply but only those who are being considered will be contacted.

Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic Key Responsibilities: This position is responsible for safely completing all fleet and commercial mechanical repairs to trucks, trailers, and other equipment. Ideally you have achieved your journeyman status of the Heavy Equipment Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic or Truck & Transport Mechanic program and are able to diagnose and complete repairs on all aspects of heavy equipment. This position will also entail completion of work orders and offering direction and assistance to apprentice mechanics. Along with managing the Mechanics Shop you are responsible for scheduling of the fleet and commercial vehicles. Wage: Starting at $40.00/hr and up, based on experience Schedule: This position has a Monday thru Friday work week, with shifts from 8:00am – 5:00pm and overtime and weekends as needed. Qualifications and Skills • High School Diploma • Red-Seal Journeyman status in Heavy Equipment Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic and/or Truck & Transport Mechanic • CVIP License is an asset, or must be willing to obtain • Previous experience with repairing on-road heavy duty equipment is an asset • Strong mechanical aptitude and demonstrate the willingness to learn • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven leadership ability • Ability to triage the work in the Mechanics shop • Knowledge of the technology side of the mechanic’s job would be a huge asset as well. This is a tremendous opportunity for a dynamic, ambitious and enthusiastic individual looking for a career with a vibrant and growth oriented company. If this sounds like something that would interest you, we want to hear from you. Our preferred method of application is to email resumes to We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted. Applications are being accepted until February 3rd 2014.

MACBOOK AC power extension cord (cord only), new, for MacBook Air/Pro 11”, 13”, 15”, and 17”. 6 feet. $10. 667-6717 ASUS LAPTOP Model: S400C  Windows 8 touch screen.   Asking $500. 668-4364

Musical Instruments

Employment Opportunity


Summary: The Contractor will work closely with the CYFN Education staff and project teams to plan and facilitate the following Yukon Education Events, inclusive of producing event reports by March 31st, 2014. 1. YFN Literacy Framework Workshop 2. YFN Student Success Workshop 3. YFN Education Summit Additional Information: Please submit your resume, references, the number of days needed to complete the project and your expected daily rate for services. Only those candidates who demonstrate the ability to perform the work requested within strict timelines and budget parameters will be contacted. For further information and details, please contact Tina Jules at 867-393-9243 or email at



Our flight attendants provide authentic Yukon hospitality throughout the Yukon, Canada, and the United States. A flight attendant’s primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of all passengers and crew while on duty. Positive energy, teamwork, a sense of humour, a professional attitude and the ability to work in a team environment are required to work in this highly visible, fast-paced and exciting environment. For complete details visit CLOSING DATE: January 20, 2014 LOCATION: Whitehorse, Yukon POSITION TYPE: Seasonal full-time, March – September 2014 If you are interested in this position, please submit your resumé to Krista Power on or before January 20, 2014. EMAIL/FAX: / 867.456.3111 IN PERSON: Air North Administrative Office 150 Condor Road, Whitehorse, Yukon We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in the position and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We will buy your musical instrument or lend you money against it. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191 CORT X2-SA Limited Edition electric guitar with a Spyder IV 30 amplifier, both in great condition, barely played. $500. 335-8844 TENOR RECORDER, Clarinet size, polished nickel flaps on lower notes, c/w case, carry strap, beginner songbook, beautiful sound. $55.00 obo. 633-6355 PIANO WITH Bench, Mason & Risch upright, full keyboard, 39 & 3/4“ high, motivated to sell, $865 obo. 633-6355 GUITAR, GODIN 5th Ave Kindpin Sunburst Archtop electric acoustic, mint, great tone, c/w original case, $600. 667-6876


Duke’s Firewood standing dry beetle Killed spruce

avoid the Fall rush & prices! spring Wood prices: 6 cord load $210/cord $230 for multiples of 2 cords Come cut your own at $75/cord Approx 20 cord truckload logs $2800 Approx 8 cord loads of 20ft dry logs $1300

cash and debit accepted

334-8122 FIREWOOD FOR SALE 20-cord orders Big or small tree length Logging truck loads $150/cord Delivered to Whitehorse Call Clayton: 335-0894 HURLBURT ENTERPRISES $250 per cord We have wood. You-cut, You-haul available. Discount for larger quantities. Stockpiled in Whitehorse for PROMPT Delivery Visa, M/C, Cheque, Cash Dev Hurlburt 335-5192 • 335-5193 EVF FUELWOOD ENT Year Round Delivery • Dry accurate cords • Clean shavings available • VISA/M.C. accepted Member of Yukon Wood Producers Association Costs will rise. ORDER NOW 456-7432 DONʼS FIREWOOD 20-cord bucked firewood always available No-charge emergency delivery Kwanlin Dun Wy wait? Prompt delivery $245/cord City limits No excuses 393-4397 CGFJ WOODCUTTING SERVICE $250 - 16” lengths $220 - 4ʼ lengths Prompt, friendly service Dry timber, money-back guarantee 336-2013

Air North, Yukon's Airline is committed to employment equity, and has been serving Yukoners for over 35 years. We offer competitive wages, a benefits package and an enriching work environment to our over 300 employees.

Fire-killed Spruce Firewood Very dry, clean burning $250/cord 16”x3-cord load Larger loads available $190/cord if you cut & haul from my yard in town 333-5174 DIMOK TIMBER 6 CORD OF 22 CORD LOADS OF FIREWOOD LOGS BUNDLED SLABS YOU CUT FIREWOOD @ $105/CORD CALL 634-2311 OR EMAIL DIMOKTIMBER@GMAIL.COM

FIREWOOD Clean, beetle-kill, dry Ready for pick-up, $210/cord or Local delivery, $250/cord 1/2 cords also available for pick-up only Career Industries @668-4360 TEN TON Firewood Services $160/cord for 10-cord load - 30ʼ lengths $200/cord - 3-cord load 11' lengths $240/cord - bucked up, discounts on multiple-cord orders Call or text David 867-332-8327 CRL FIREWOOD/WHITEʼS WOOD Standing dry from Haines Junction. Cut to any length • $250/cord 335-1934 Serving Whitehorse since 2007

Come on Whitehorse, get off your stumps and start heating your homes with Yukon-made fuel!

Guns & Bows

WANTED: POWER-LIFT chair for elderly person with disabilities, must be in very good operating condition. Linda 633-3476

2008 KIA Magentis, fully loaded, 66,000 kms, recent appraisal $12,400, asking $10,000. 668-7090

WANTED: SNOWMOBILE trailer 2 place steel frame. 634-2559

2007 DODGE Caliber, standard, heated seats, remote start, 6 CD stereo, 2 sets tires, like new condition, 127,000 km, $9,500, obo. 333-0236 or 456-4112

WANTED: SMALL woodstove suitable for a wall tent. 633-4322 WANTED: USED, or deal on new, pwf pressure treated wood 2x4  2x6 or 2x8 or 8ft or longer. 668-5207 WANTED: 3” chimney and wicks for coal oil lamp. 334-6265 WANTED: EXTERIOR door frame and threshold  for  36 inch door (just the frame etc) 668-5207 WANTED: RELATIVELY cheap used or new flat screen TV.  333-9604


2000 HYUNDAI Accent 5-sp manual, 130,000 kms, $2,000 obo. 668-7190, lv msg 2012 NISSAN XTerra, Trail Green colour, trailer package, hatch tent, Bluetooth and more. Pd $41k in 08/12, reduced to $29,900. 336-0375

1998 HONDA Civic 4-dr, auto, a/c, 179,000 miles, 2 sets tires, great cond, $2,200. 334-5964 1998 MERCURY Grand Marquis, good cond, $1,800 obo. 633-5924

STAFF NEEDED: Delivery Drivers

VINTAGE BEAR archery "polar" recurve RH 55# @ 28" $180. 334-7664

SAKO A7 Stainless/Syn bolt-action 308 win. Peep sight, extra mag, scope rings. $950. 334-3375

2006 HONDA Civic, 4-dr, very clean, one owner, winter tires, remote starter, $10,500. 334-9087

2001 KIA Sportage, needs work, I have parts, $2,000 firm. 334-8668

PENTAX PF 65 ED spotting scope with 60X zoom eye piece. One of the best value, high end optic scopes around. $500. 668-4634

CUSTOM 98 Mauser in 8 mil, stepped barrel, butterknife bolt, c/w 6X Redfield sling & 5 boxes ammo, $450. 668-4632

2006 FORD Fusion, auto start, good tires, 173,000 kms, no problems but has cracked windshield, $5,400 obo. 335-5690

2002 C H R Y S L E R Concorde LX, 117,000kms, leather, CD, A/C, fully optioned, super clean cond, $3,800. 335-3868

REMINGTON .280 stainless, Lone Wolf Summit XL bedded stock, Leupold 6x36 scope with original laminate stock. Ex. shape, very light mountain rifle, $1,500. 668-4634

WANTED: LEE Enfield No4's prefer Longbranch- Top $ for original sniper stuff, email me at or call pete @ 905-878-1584

2007 TOYOTA Highlander SUV, white, AWD, command start, extra set winter tires, tow package, approx 128,000kms, $15,000 obo. 332-4143

2004 JETTA 4-dr auto, 2L, GL model, aluminum alloy rims, sunroof, Monsoon stereo, new windshield, brakes, timing chain, certified. $6,500. 660-4806

BRAZILIAN MAUSER in 8mm Mauser, hand made hardwood stock, bedded and floated, recent refinish of whole rifle, $300 firm, PAL req'd, 667-2276

LEE ENFIELD No4 Mk1, 303 British, 10 rd mag, sporterized, good condition, picatinny style rail instead of rear sight, sling, $300 firm, PAL req'd, 667-2276

2007 FORD ZX5 manual, 151,000 kms, sunroof, leather, touchscreen, perfect condition, 2 sets of tires/rims, great on gas, $8,500 obo, email

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire, 4-dr, low kms, new windshield/tires, P/W, P/L, air, tilt, cruise, CD fully loaded, good on fuel, $4,400, 332-6022

Case cutlery, high quality hand-crafted pocket and hunting knives available at G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS

LEE ENFIELD No.1 Mk 3, 303 British, 10 rd mag, sporterized wood, good bore, military sights, steel scope rings, with 3-9x40mm scope mounted. PAL req'd, $350 firm. 667-2276

Part-time, Flexible hours after 4:00pm Excellent wages. Must have own vehicle.

2220 2nd Ave

Apply in person to Tony

WINCHESTER 94 30-30, $375. Marlin lever 30-30, Bollard rifling, $350, Mossberg 12-gauge, short barreled pump, like new, $350. 334-7465

Wanted ANTLERS WANTED: Antler pile getting a little big? Looking for antlers for creative project. Moose, Caribou, or Elk, willing to pick up, open to negotiations. 332-8642 WANTED: ASAP dryer in good condition, reasonable. 332-7447 WANTED: LADIES Rendezvous dress size 12-16. Call 334 - 4625 WANTED: PLASTIC model car and truck kits, AMT, Revell, Monogram, etc, small or larger collections, all considered. 667-6717

1997 CHEV Lumina, 117,000 kms, priced to sell, $1,000 obo. 333-9880 1997 HYUNDAI Tiburon, great car but needs transmission work, $700.00. 334-5309 1996 HONDA Accord 4-cyl, front wheel drive, 5-spd standard, 270,000kms, c/w PL, PW, PS, AC, CC, command start, good on fuel, new winters, $3,600 obo. 333-9982

1996 HONDA Accord, 5-spd manual, fuel efficient, well maintained, 2 sets of wheels. $2,100 obo. 335-7707 1982 CHRYSLER Cordova slant 6, auto, make offer. 336-1695 HHR 2006, 149,000km, 5 seats, lots of cargo space, many extras, $7,000 obo. 336-2036

Employment Opportunity


Deadline for Submission: January 17th, 2014 Location: Whitehorse Time Frame: Must be available immediately and able to complete all project work by March 31st, 2014

The Contractor hired will provide research, writing and planning supports to the CYFN Education Staff and project teams for the following YFN education partnership projects. 1. YFN Student Achievement Strategy 2. YFN Literacy Framework 3. YFN Community Consultations & Education Agreements 4. Joint Action Plan for YFN Education Please submit your resume, portfolio of written works (including technical writing), references, the total number of days to complete the work and your expected daily rate. Only those candidates who demonstrate the ability to perform the work requested within strict timelines and budget parameters will be contacted. For further information and details, please contact Tina Jules at 867-393-9243 or email at

ACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Please check to find more volunteer opportunities.

Nakai Theatre: Call out for Volunteers! Are you interested Theatre? Do you like to dance? We are looking for individuals who are willing to help promote Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Theatre Festival presented with the Yukon Arts Centre by becoming a part of our Guerilla Marketing Team! Volunteers will receive a free ticket to the show of their choice (Huff by Cliff Cardinal or How To Disappear Completely by Itai Erdal), and free entry the Pivot Dance Party (featuring DJ Dash), and Salsa Yukon January 2014 Fiesta (with special guest Carmen Aguirre). Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival presented with the Yukon Arts Centre takes place from January 23rd to 26th, 2014 at the Yukon Arts Centre, the Old Fire Hall as well as a number of sponsoring businesses around town. Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival has been a highlight of the Yukon theatre season for the past five years, presenting some of Canada’s most innovative, cutting-edge performance. This year Nakai welcomes the Yukon Arts Centre as a full presenting partner to help create the most ambitious Pivot ever, featuring three cutting-edge national performances, a new Yukon play in development plus readings, panels, workshops and social activities.

COMPOUND BOW, asking $150. 336-2607 LEE ENFIELD No.4 Mk1, 303 British, 10 rd. mag, sporterized, good+ cond, T 01 scope mounted instead of rear sight, sling, $300 firm, PAL reqʼd. 667-2276


Yukon News

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

First NatioN oF Nacho Nyak DuN is currently seeking 3-4 interested individuals to serve on the

administrative appeals Working Group

This year’s Pivot Festival presents a multi-faceted exploration of the elusive “Canadian Identity” as it offers a series of solo and duo performance created and performed by five markedly diverse theatre artists: a Chilean Canadian, an Israeli Canadian, a First Nations Canadian, a French Canadian and a Filipina Canadian. This remarkable spectrum also represents some of the finest alternative theatre being presented in Canada today. Contact Willow Lacosse, Marketing Coordinator at (867) 335-0676 or to get more details!

Please send your expression of interest and resume by 4 p.m. on January 24, 2014 to: Executive Director, Brenda Jackson Box 220 Mayo, Yukon Y0B 1M0 or email to

Thomson Centre, Volunteer Opportunities Attention Knitters!

Good Night!

You know it’s a good night when you wind up your day with everything you need.

Thomson Centre requires 1 volunteer to support Residents’ Handcrafts Program Friday mornings 9:45 - 11:20. A very enjoyable assignment! Criminal records check required. Min. 6 month commitment requested.

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633-6019 WeDneSDay, January 15

Help control the pet overpopulation problem


have your pets spayed or neutered. For inFormation call



male, wearing a red collar, very friendly answers to Jad. if found contact Bruce @ 336-2327 (03/01/14). • mount mcintyre little corgiX, big ears and black, answers to Blue, no collar. if found contact Gary @ 3343313. ( 08/01/14) • mile 2 mayo Hwy, female,7yr old retriever missing right hind leg, no collar or tags, wearing a blue scarf. if found contact 334-2799

• riverview Hotel area, brown, small male puppy, wearing a red collar, short legs and a long torso. if found please contact Florence @ 668-2237 or 332-8082 or 867-969-2117 (07/01/13) • Pilot mountain, redish brown, spayed female, small HuskyX, wearing a green collar no tags, very shy answers to red. if found contact lee @ 668-3469. (27/12/13) • mcintyre area, 10yrs old, black FOUND with white on chest and white toes, • none at this time. male, wearing camo collar with city tags. if found contact Jarmah @ RUNNING AT LARGE... 335-4802 if you have lost a pet, remember to check • Wolf creek area, black lab, neutered with city Bylaw: 668-8382



• 5 year old, spayed female, lab/Pit Bull X, black (Gaia) • 1 yr old, male, black, Husky/lab X (monkey)


• 11 month old, neutered male, DlH, grey (Deegan)


• 3yr old, neutered male, akita, grey and white (a.J.) • 7 yr old, neutered male, GSDX, black and tan (nitro) • 12 week old, female, Husky X, blonde (Bianca) • 11 week old, female, Husky X lab, black and tan (Bell) • 1 yr old, neutered male, labX GSD, black and tan ( rider) • 3 yr old, female spayed, Bear DogX GSD, black and tan (Holly) • 5 yr old, neutered male, labx collie, black (arlo) • 1 yr old, neutered male, Pekingese, white and brown (christmas) • 3 yr old, female, Dachshund X, black and white (Queenie) • 8 wks old, female, alaska malamute/ Husky, tan and black (Dasher) • 8 wks old, female, alaska malamute/ Husky, blonde (comet)

• 8wks old, female, alaska malamute / Husky, tan and black (Donner) • 2 yr old, neutered male, black and white, Husky X (D.o.G) • 1 yr old, female, blonde, Husky/lab X (lucky) • 5 months old, male, Husky, white (cupid) • 3 yr old, male, GSD/ rottweiler, black and tan (trouble)


• 8 yr old, DSH, female spayed, calico (mao) • 1.5yr old, DSH, grey and white, neutered male (Sappy) • 6 months old,DSH, grey and white, neutered male (moss) • 6 months old, DSH, black and white, female spayed (Pinecone) • 3 yr old, DSH, black, male (coal)


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2011 CHEVY 1 ton diesel crew cab, only 40,000km, still under warranty, command start, On Star. Paid $59,000, asking $39,000. 456-7157 2011 DODGE Ram 2500 diesel 4X4 crew cab, 8ʼ box w/canopy & slide-out, many features, 129,000kms, $34,500. 333-0451 2009 TOYOTA Tundra Crewmax 4x4, 5.7L Limited, red, leather interior, sunroof, power everything, ext warranty, 68,500kms, $29,500. 335-2083 2008 F250 supercab with 7' flatdeck, 5.4L V8, 4WD, auto, recent full service, new windshield/battery, winter package, new tires/rims, low kms. $12,000 obo. 334-3049 lv msg 2008 FORD F150 4x4 quad cab 5.4 l, c/w P/S, P/L, P/W, cruise, back-up camera, tow package w/brake controller, 3-pc. Tonneau, CD, new tires, etc., 120,000 km. $17,500. 660-4806 2008 GMC Sierra 2500 6.0l 200,000km $15,500. 334-4923 2008 TOYOTA Tundra 4X4, 5.7L standard, crew cab, heated seats, climate control, canopy w/slideout, CD changer, AM/FM, Bluetooth capable, 129,000 kms, $27,000. 333-0451 2005 DODGE 1/2 ton 4x4 quad cab 4-dr, long box, auto, V8, P/S, P/B, cruise, a/c, radio/CD, $6,550. 336-2029

2007 CHEV Avalanche LT, 5.3L 4X4, 129,000kms, black, cloth seats, 17” wheels, new Cooper Discoverer AT tires, headers, exhaust, $24,000 obo. or 867-322-1049

2001 FORD F-250 Super Duty, 225,000kms, 7.3L diesel, auto, new tires, Titan fuel tank, Detroit TrueTrac rear diff, bed liner, Tonneau cover, isspro gauges, alpine headunit, $10,500 obo. 335-7878

2007 TOYOTA Sienna limited AWD 7 passenger minivan, 74,000 kms, power sliding doors/rear hatch, sunroof, every option available, new winter tires on rims. 333-9020

2000 INTERNATIONAL 4700 Deck Truck, fully hydraulic beavertail, 2-10,000 lb winches, well maintained, 335-7510

2005 F150 Super Crew, loaded, leather int, FX4, sun roof, 135,000kms, black, $17,800. 334-3160 or 633-3116 2005 F350 diesel Lariat, 4wd, long box, fully loaded, all engine updates, exec condit, $19,000. 668-7455 2005 F350, 6” lift, 20” rims, $17,000 obo. 335-0293

1999 DODGE Dakota 4X4 V6 Magnum, clean, runs great, 6-CD changer, tonneau cover, class 4 hitch, $5,500 obo. 633-3881 1998 DODGE Dakota Sport, 4x4, 5 spd manual, rear airbag ride. Nw: front brakes, roters, ball joints, tie rod & a boxliner. Candy apple red. 229,000kms. $6500obo. 633-3116 or 334-3160

2005 GMC Sierra, crew cab, leather, Bose stereo, lots of miles, regularly serviced, runs good, $6,500. 334-5239

1995 CHEVY Blazer, 4-dr, auto, 4x4, $2,500 obo. 335-0293

2005 NISSAN frontier Nismo, 165k, new shocks, brakes, battery, transmission, hid headlight conversion, $9,900 obo. 333-9000

1994 F150 2-w drive, ext cab, short box, black w/matching canopy, 302 auto, captain seats, many power options, $1,500 obo. 333-0263

2004 GMC Savannah Cube Van, 143,000 km, white, good condition, priced for quick sale $12,000 obo. 334-9903

1994 F250 w. canopy, 219,000kms, priced to sell, $1,000 obo. 333-9880

2003 FORD Explorer SportTrac XLT, 4x4, 4L. V6, 4-door, heated leather seats, remote start, sunroof, c/w 4 winter tires, pickup box cover & extension rack. $7,500. 667-6951 eves 2002 CHEV Silverado 1/2 ton 4x4, auto, V8, ext cab, P/S, P/B, cruise, a/c, radio/tape, new Wrangler grips, short box, 207,000 kms, $6,250. 336-2029 2002 F250 ext cab long box 4x4, 225,000km, lariat trim, tow package, camper package, new transmission, $8,400. 668-5882

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2000 TOYOTA Tundra SR5, 4.7L V8 auto, 4-dr, xtra cab, 2wd, black, power everything, clean, 175,000kms, $5,500. 334-8604 lv msg

1992 GMC 2500 ext cab 4/4, new motor, exhaust system & transfer case, very powerful, $5,500 obo. 334-5032 1991 GMC 1/2 ton, 6.2L diesel, air bags, needs work, make offer. 336-1695 1990 DODGE 1-ton van, V8, auto, rear cabinets c/w heater, mint cond (needs differential), near-new rubber, $1,400. 667-7777 1990 TOYOTA 3L V6 220,000, some rust, is straight piped, new water pump & alternator, c/w canopy, studded winter tires on rims $2,000 obo, 334-8287 call or text 1990 TOYOTA Hiace, 4 wheel drive, 4 cylinder diesel engine, auto, excellent fuel consumption, 8 passengers, middle seats swivel, 128,000 kms. 333-9020 1986 F150 ext cab long box 2x4 351w. either for parts or needs some TLC, body quite rough, $500. 334-6776 1984 FORD F250 4x4, c/w 300-straight 6, winch, rails, perfect firewood truck, $2,500. 334-8668


Good day mate! Please let me introduce myself. My name is Moss - you know your new pet....PLEASE!!! I am at the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter patiently waiting for the kind new family to adopt me and give me my very own home. I’ll fall in love quickly as will you with me, I will give you years of cuddles, laughter, love and companionship.

CENTENNIALMOTORS.COM 867-393-8100 We are now The Yukonʼs Distributor for TRUCKBOSS. TRUCKBOSS is simply the best truck deck on the market today. TRUCKBOSS provides users unequalled quality and flexibility in hauling snowmobiles, ATV's, UTV's, and motorcycles along with industry exclusive winch loading & sealed under deck storage. FOR SALE, 2004 Dodge Laramie, 1500 quad cab, fully loaded 4x4, new tires, canopy, 185,000km, $12,500. 456-4377

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MAZDA B2300 2.3L 4 cylinder manual 150,000 km new timing chain and set c/w studded winter tires canopy included, great running cond, 334-8287 call or text

Auto Parts & Accessories TRUCK CANOPIES - in stock * new Dodge long/short box * new GM long/short box * new Ford long/short box Hi-Rise & Cab Hi - several in stock View at 393-8100 NEW 2007-2013 GMC pickup Grille with GMC Emblem, in box. $150. 667-6717 HEAVY DUTY receiver hitch that specifically will fit a 2011 Chev/GMC 3/4 or 1-Ton Longbox. Gd shape. C/w bolts. ($800 new), $200. 667-6717. 4-195/55R 15 studded snow tires, lots of tread, $100. Keith, 334-8560 TWO NEW 12” Sony subwoofers, 2000w, and new 1400w 2-channel Sony Xplode amplifier with custom box ready to install, $500. 334-7877 2003 CUMMINS turbo, intercooler, intake pieces and cold air intake for sale.  All excellent shape. 633-6502

SPECIAL • Homes needed for retired sled dogs. they would make excellent pets. Please contact 668-3647 or if your lost animal has been inadvertently left off the pet report or for more info on any of these animals, call 633-6019 or stop by 126 Tlingit Street.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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BLACK CANOPY to fit Dodge Dakota truck, pretty new, $700. 393-2630 15” NOKIAN winter tires on alloy rims, 195x65R from 2001 Honda accord, 65% treadwear remaining, $1,500 new, asking $500. 334-5964

Pets 2 PET carriers, small, for cat, plastic hard shell, $15 ea. 660-4806

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FOUR 245 75 R16 tires, $80, two 215 75 R15 tires, $30. 333-1010

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NEW EXO Terra reptile terrarium, c/w lock, Eco Earth substrate, PT2602 Mini/Tall size, 12”wx12”deepx18”tall, $100. 667-6717

FUNDOGS DOG TRAINING January 2014 Classes Positive, gentle, force-free Puppy Kindergarten Jan14 Small Dog Play Jan20 Growly Dog Class Jan14 K9 NoseWork® I + II Jan16 Good Manners I + II Jan20 667-6668 Canines & Company Puppy & Obedience Level 1 January 7 Private Lessons Behaviour Modification FCI/WUSV/MEDE certified Bronze Master Trainer Serving the Yukon since 1992 caninesandcompany 333-0505 or 668-4368 GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies, CKC reg. hip and health guarantee, European working bloodlines, approved homes only, crate trained, top sport, family, personal protection, ready to go, $2,000. 668-6118 WANTED:   UNNEUTERED male Labradoodle, will consider  0-5 yrs  old. 536-2296 MINIATURE SMOOTH Dachshund puppies, 1 black/tan male, 1 brown female, 1 red/tan female, ready to go to their forever homes in mid-January. 633-2336 BLUE HEELER/BEAR dog cross, good temperament, 6 months, all shots, spayed if chosen, serious inquiries only. 667-6207

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles TAITʼS CUSTOM TRAILER SALES 2-3-4- place snowmobile & ATV trailers Drive on Drive off 3500 lb axles by Trailtech - SWS & Featherlight CALL ANYTIME: 334-2194 www/ 1982 YAMAHA SS440, mint, $2,000. 250-651-7773 RONʼS SMALL ENGINE SERVICES Repairs to Snowmobiles, Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, ATVʼs, Small industrial equipment. Light welding repairs available 867-332-2333 lv msg 2008 SKIDOO Summit X154 track 800R c/w Skidoo cover, tank & belt, exc cond, $6,900 obo. 332-8801 2009 BEARCAT Widetrack XT, 3,500kms, 2-up seat, winch, handwarmers, reverse. $6,200. 335-2083 2004 800 MountainCat snow machine, only 1000 miles, great condition, $3,700. 333-0192 2009 BEARCAT 570 XT Wide Track, 2up, reverse, hand warmers, elec starter, good cond, $4,950. 332-1002 2009 M8 Arctic Cat. 153" x  2" track. Can. 2" riser.  800cc.  334-1890 USED SIMMONS Skis to fit Polaris spindles, good cond,  $250.00. 660-4000 1999 SUMMIT x 670 HO, 136X2" track (90%) runs awesome, twin Jaws Pipes (stock as well), 4" risers, pro taper bars, $2,800, 334-6776 PROJECT SLED, Mint Formula Z Chassis with 1100cc street bike motor, hood, drivetrain, motor mounts, have everything to finish project, $2,000, info at 334-6776


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2008 POLARIS Widetrak LX, c/w Muff pot, bib kit, chainsaw holder, axe holder, beverage cover, well maintained, $5,500 firm. 668-2407 2010 POLARIS Assault 146 2 1/2" paddle track good mountain machine, c/w new powder track, many accessories, low compression in one cylinder, offers. 335-1983 2003 POLARIS 600 cc snowmobile, rack in the back, good cond, $2,500 or exchange for ATV. 819-817-0841 2 ARCTIC Cat 440s trail sleds, 1988 & 1989, ʻ89 has new motor/clutch, good cond, ʻ88 has torn track, good motor/clutch, good for parts, $2,400 for both. 334-7030 2005 FIRE Cat 700 runs awsome, low kms. $3,000 2009 YAMAHA Venture MP, 500 cc 4 stroke, exc cond, $6,500 obo. 633-3012 2006 ARCTIC Cat Panther touring,  660 4 stroke, 2600 miles, exc cond, quiet, great on fuel, full factory cover $4,700. 333-0866 2004 SUMMIT Highmark 800 HO, 46” track, can and pipe, $5,000. 335-0293 SNOWMOBILE SLED deck, aluminum, power tilting, LED lighting, good cond. $1,000. 333-0117 YAMAHA SRV 500, $1,500, sled trailer, $200. 633-3086 2001 POLARIS 800 RMK 151” track, black, low miles, exc cond, $3,500 obo. 334-4477 2009 SKIDOO Summit 800 xp x package, 1,700 miles, c/w ceramic coated can, Skidoo cover, extra set of upper/lower a-arms, great shape, $7,000 obo. 333-0484 2001  POLARIS 700RMK 144"x2", windshield bag, slp air filter, cover, belt cover bag, hitch, 2,600 mi, exc cond, atac temp/altitude controller, lots of extras. $3,999 obo. 668-5644 2003 RXI Yamaha 1000 turbo sled, for parts or rebuild, low miles, $1,500. 334-5239 2009 M8 Arctic Cat,  153" x  2" track, Can  2" riser. 800cc, take a test ride. 334-1890

Marine PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467 18ʼ SANGSTERCRAFT w trailer, $1,500, 115hp Johnson, $1,000, 125hp Merc w jet leg, $1,000, complete OMC leg V6 engine $ controls, 250-651-7773

Heavy Equipment 17 H.P. 225 amp portable arc welder/genset, comes with trailer. excellent running condition. $2,500.00 obo. 633-6502 D-8K STRAIGHT blade, double hydraulic tilts, new corner bits & cutting edges (still in pkg, never installed), $5,000. 667-7777 2001 CHAMPION 740G grader, 5 winter tires, extra cutting edges, Sam at 332-7020 for info

Campers & Trailers 2009 T@B trailer in exc condition, fridge, stovetop, sink, dining table folds down to large bed, CD player, c/w large tent which attaches, $12,000. 334-5190

Public Meeting

Hotsprings Road Property Owners The Energy Mines and Resources, Land Planning Branch is holding a public meeting to discuss possible changes to the minimum lot size and allowances for detached secondary dwellings on rural residential properties in the Hotsprings Road Development Area. When: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., thursday, January 23, 2014 Where: Hootalinqua Fire Hall For more information contact please contact the EMR Land Planning Branch at 667-3236 or toll-free at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3236.

TAITʼS TRAILERS Quality new and used Horse * Cargo * Equipment trailers For sale or rent Call Anytime 334-2194 Southern prices delivered to the Yukon

LDAY SNOWSHOE Loppet: Saturday, February 1st at Mt. Mac, 2.5 and 5 km routes. Hot lunch, prizes and silent auction. $20 adults/$10 children/$40 families. for details QUEER YUKON: upcoming socials events for the LGBT and allies community at Bowling night, Rendezvous Drag Dance, Film Fests and more!

2010 4X8 enclosed utility trailer, 950 lb capacity, 2000 lb axle, very sturdy, lightweight, great cond, $1,800. 335-9199

YUKON SCIENCE Institute AGM Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 pm at the Whitehorse Public Library. All welcome

Coming Events

YUKON FISH & Game Association will be holding their AGM on January 15th, 2014, at the Canada Games Centre  Board Room 7:00pm -10pm

ATLIN GUEST HOUSE Deluxe Lakeview Suites Sauna, Hot Tub, BBQ, Internet, Satellite TV Kayak Rentals In House Art Gallery 1-800-651-8882 Email: ATLIN - GLACIER VIEW CABINS “your quiet get away” Cozy self contained log cabins canoes, kayaks for rent Fax/Phone 250-651-7691 e-mail sidkatours@ THE ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA Family Caregiver Support Group meets monthly. Group for family/friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info call Cathy 633-7337 or Joanne 668-7713 HOSPICE YUKON: Free, confidential services offering compassionate support to those facing advanced illness, death and bereavement. Visit our lending library @ 409 Jarvis, M-F 11:30-3:00,, 667-7429 CRESTVIEW CROSS-COUNTRY ski group meets Sundays, 11am, at 222 Squanga Ave, to ski Pine Forest Loop, 2 to 3 hours, free CHILKOOT TRAIL/LOG Cabin: Non-Motorized Weekend, Jan 17-19. Other weekends & weekdays, Multi-Use. For more info: 867-667-3910 HORAIRE PISTE Chilkoot/Log Cabin: Multi-usage sauf du 17 au 19 janvier : fin de semaine réservée aux activités non motorisées. 867-667-3910 MENTAL HEALTH Caregivers Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m., #4 Hospital Rd., main floor resource room, in Whitehorse.  667-8346

DUGS COMMUNITY Garden AGM and Potluck, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 6189 6th Avenue at the corner of Cook and 6th. All welcome. 633-4379 for info FALUN GONG is an advanced practice of Buddha school self-cultivation. Fa study Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Wood Street Annex from 6 p.m. No charge. Newcomers are welcome. Call 633-6157 YUKON SCHUTZHUND Association AGM, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Whitehorse Public Library meeting room. Dog training enthusiasts invited. SEEKING SAFETY Group, for women dealing with trauma and addiction. Call Alcohol and Drug Services at 667-5777 for more information TAI CHI Yukon classes resume the week of January 6 including two classes for beginners. See, email or call 668-3814 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Action Circle. Letter writing to protect and promote human rights worldwide.  Tuesday, January 28, upstairs of Whitehorse United Church 7:00pm-9:00pm,, or call 667-2389 WEEKLY DROP-IN Recovery Group meetings, Wednesdays: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, Alcohol and Drug Services. Call 667-5777 for more information PEER FACILITATED Support Group for people with a diagnosis of cancer. First Monday of each month, Copper Ridge Place, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Next meeting February 3, 2014. Info: YUKON WIG Bank provides wigs, free of charge, to individuals suffering hair loss due to cancer treatment. For more information contact:

YUKON WIG Bank lends wigs, hats, head coverings to cancer patients for free. Email to make an appointment or for more info

PEER FACILITATED Support Group for people with a diagnosis of cancer. First Monday of each month, Copper Ridge Place, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Next meeting February 3, 2014. Info:

THE YUKON Orienteering Association AGM will be held Jan. 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sport Yukon boardroom. Members are welcome.

WILL KOOP, speaker, Clean Water Forever. Use & abuse of water by Gas & Oil Industry. Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, Whitehorse. Wednesday, January, 15, 2014. 667-2005

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local Area Plan - tagish The Yukon government and Carcross/Tagish First Nation will be holding public information sessions on local area planning for Tagish residents and Carcross/Tagish First Nation citizens. Local area plans are policy documents that guide land use and development in a particular area. They are developed with the assistance of a planning committee consisting of people who are familiar with the planning area. There will be public information sessions in Tagish and Whitehorse: Tagish Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., tagish community Hall



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SENIOR LIBERAL Commission meeting, Monday January 20th 7:00pm, 40 Firth Road. Call Ron at 668-2886 to confirm attendance PORTER CREEK Secondary School Council is having a regular council meeting January 15, 2014 at 6:30pm in the school library. Everyone is Welcome

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Association general sharing meeting. All welcome! Thursday January 30, Whitehorse Public Library meeting room 3:45 pm. Find out/tell us about EE in Yukon PADDLERS ABREAST Open House/AGM followed by a General Meeting. Jan 16th 5-7pm CGC Boardroom. Bring an appie to share.  ALL welcome.

COME EXPERIENCE an Aurora workshop on Saturday, January 25, 2014, 10:15am4:15pm, Whitehorse Public Library. Learn new strategies that enhance your day-to-day learning

COME TO the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition's monthly meeting on Thursday, January 16, 5:00pm-7:00 pm at CYO Hall. Everyone welcome. 334-9317

QUALITY ASSURANCE Course for Health Canada's COMMERCIAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM. February 22 & 23 Best Western Hotel, Kelowna, BC. Tickets: or 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882

YUKON GIRL Guides celebrate 100 years of Guiding history. Exhibit opens Sat Feb 1 at 2:00pm, MacBribe Museum.  Reception open to public.  There will be cookies! Phone 667-2709 or 667-2455

PORTER CREEK Community Association meeting Monday, February 3rd, 5:15 pm at the Guild Hall. More information 633-4829. Everyone Welcome. Come show your support

TOO MUCH Guitar Quartet w/ Oliver Gannon & Bill Coon. Sun, Jan 26, 7:30 pm cabaret. Arts Centre. Tix YAC Box Office, Arts Underground or door


Beaver Creek Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

Carcross Y.T.

Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. Library Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

Carmacks Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

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Thursday - 8:00 p.m. New Beginners Group Richard Martin Chapel Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre Saturday 7:00 p.m. Community Support Centre 1233 2nd Ave.

Destruction Bay Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

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Haines Junction Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

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Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

Old Crow Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

Pelly Crossing Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

Ross River Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

Tagish Y.T. Monday 7:30pm Lightwalkers Group Bishop’s Cabin, end of road along California Beach Telegraph Creek B.C. Tuesday - 8:00 p.m. Soaring Eagles Sewing Centre

Teslin Y.T. Wednesday - 7:00pm Wellness Centre #4 McLeary Friday - 1:30p.m. Health Centre Watson Lake Y.T. Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

YOGA AT Golden Horn School, starts Tues. Jan. 21, beg. and int. class. For info contact Terice, or 668-6631 WOULD YOU like to represent Yukon in upcoming NAIG games in Regina? Looking for male/female soccer players under 18 yrs. Spread the word, last call! Deadline: Jan 17th RIVERDALE COMMUNITY Association, Trails Meeting Wednesday January 22nd at 7:00 pm at Mad Trapper Alleys. Proposals before City Council will be presented. Q&A session WANT TO find out more about the Suzuki Method for Music? Suzuki Strings Yukon hosts Kathleen Spring of Denver, CO, Sunday, January 19 at 1:30-2:30pm/Riverdale Baptist Church (Duke St) A DAY of Quiet Retreat at Hospice Yukon, Sunday, February 2. Remember your loved one with writing, painting, collage or simple reflection. 667-7429


MONDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 8:00 pm New Beginnings Group (OM,NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. TUESDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 7:00 pm Juste Pour Aujourd’hui 4141B - 4th Avenue. 8:00 pm Ugly Duckling Group (CM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. WEDNESDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St.. 8:00 pm Porter Crk Step Meeting (CM) Our Lady of Victory, 1607 Birch St. 8:00 pm No Puffin (CM,NS) Big Book Study Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. THURSDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Grapevine Discussion Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 6:00 pm Young People’s Meeting BYTE Office, 2-407 Ogilvie Street 7:30 pm Polar Group (OM) Seventh Day Adventist Church 1609 Birch Street (Porter Creek) FRIDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Big Book Discussion Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 1:30 pm #4 Hospital Rd. (Resource Room) 8:00 pm Whitehorse Group (CM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. SATURDAY: 1:00 pm Sunshine Group (OM, NS) DETOX Building, 6118-6th Ave. 2:30 pm Women’s Meeting (OM) Whitehorse General Hospital (room across from Emergency) 7:00 pm Hospital Boardroom (OM, NS) SUNDAY: 1:00 pm Sunshine Group (OM, NS) DETOX Building, 6118-6th Ave. 7:00 pm Marble Group Hospital Boardroom (OM, NS)

NS - No Smoking OM - open mixed, includes anyone CM - closed mixed, includes anyone with a desire to stop drinking

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Services - INSULATION Upgrade your insulation & reduce your heating bills Energy North Construction Inc. (1994) for all your insulation & coating needs Cellulose & polyurethane spray foam Free estimate: 667-7414 BACKHAULS, WHITEHORSE to Alberta. Vehicles, Furniture, Personal effects etc. Daily departures, safe secure dependable transportation at affordable rates. Please call Pacific Northwest Freight Systems @ 667-2050 SHARPENING SERVICES. For all your sharpening needs - quality sharpening, fair price & good service. At corner of 6th & Strickland. 667-2988 MC RENOVATION Construction & Renovations Laminated floor, siding, decks, tiles Kitchen, Bathroom, Doors, Windows Framing, Board, Drywall, Painting Drop Ceiling, Fences No job too small Free estimates Michael 336-0468 THOMAS FINE CARPENTRY • construction • renovation • finishing • cabinets • tiling • flooring • repairs • specialty woodwork • custom kitchens 867-633-3878 or cell 867-332-5531 NORTHRIDGE BOBCAT SERVICES • Snow Plowing • Site Prep & Backfills • Driveways • Post Hole Augering • Light Land Clearing • General Bobcat Work Fast, Friendly Service 867-335-1106 BUSY BEAVERS Painting, Pruning Hauling, Snow Shovelling and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755 IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It's That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 LOG CABINS & LOG HOMES Quality custom craftsmanship Using only standing dead local timber For free estimate & consultation contact: Eldorado Log Builders Inc. phone: 867.393.2452 website: S.V.P. CARPENTRY Journey Woman Carpenter Interior/Exterior Finishing/Framing Small & Medium Jobs “Make it work and look good.” Call Susana (867) 335-5957 IBEX BOBCAT SERVICES “Country Residential Snow Plowing” •Post hole augering •Light landscaping •Preps & Backfills Honest & Prompt Service Amy Iles Call 667-4981 or 334-6369 LOG CABINS: Professional Scribe Fit log buildings at affordable rates. Contact: PF Watson, Box 40187, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6M9 668-3632 PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates 633-6368 GET RESULTS! Post a classified in 125 newspapers in just a few clicks. Reach more than 2 million people for only $395 a week for 25-word text ad or $995 for small display ad. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Save over 85% compared to booking individually. or 1-866-669-9222. CITYLIGHT RENOS Flooring, tiling, custom closets Painting & trim, kitchens & bathrooms Fences & gates Landscaping & gardening Quality work at reasonable rates Free estimates Sean 867-332-1659

60 Below Snow Management Commercial & Residential

Snow Removal (867) 336-3570

Parking Lots, Sidewalks, Rooftops and Sanding

AL-ANON MEETINGS contact 667-7142

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WEDNESDAY 12:00 noon Hellaby Hall, 4th & Elliott



7:00 pm Lutheran Church Basement Beginners Mtg ( 4th & Strickland ) 8:00 pm Lutheran Church Basment Regular Mtg ( 4th & Strickland )

TITAN DRYWALL Taping & Textured Ceilings 27 years experience Residential or Commercial No job too small Call Dave 336-3865 SUBARU GURU Fix•Buy•Sell Used Subarus 30 year Journeyman Mechanic Towing available Mario 333-4585 ELECTRICIAN FOR all your jobs Large or small Licensed Electrician Call MACK N MACK ELECTRIC for a competitive quote! 867-332-7879 CATHWAY WATER RESOURCES We buy used hot tubs and take trade ins! come visit us today at 101B Copper Rd., Whitehorse or call 668-7208 Tired of the snow in your driveway? Let Redʼs Helping Hands shovel it for you each time it snows Reasonable rates 668-2866 (h) - 333-9958 (c) HEATHER MJOLSNESS, RMT Relaxing and therapeutic Swedish massage Gift certificates available! 689-5908 ANNACIS ISLAND PAWNBROKERS open 'till midnight 7 days a week. 604-540-1122. Cash loans for Jewellery, Computers, Smartphones, Games, Tools etc. #104-1628 Fosters Way at Cliveden. Snowblower and Shovelling Driveways, sidewalks, and Low sloped roofs Put me to work! Good rates. Call Dave at 333-9084 DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+ SNOW CLEARING No job too big or too small Skid Steer & Trailer Call Lawrence at 335-3390

Lost & Found LOST: ON December 26th (wedding day) a new Acer Aspire laptop in the box between PetroCan and Carmacks on N. Klondike Highway. 335-7478 FOUND: 334-0184

GATEWAY laptop computer.

LOST: DOWNTOWN Whitehorse Dec 21 set of house keys on a carabiner. 334-5655 LOST: DEC. 24, Pilot Mtn area, husky mix female, brown/reddish color, wearing green or red collar, shy, lives in Ibex Valley, name is Red. 668-3469

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Get 1 MONTH OF FREE ADVERTISING Book Your Ad Today! T: 667-6285 • F: 668-3755 E: LEARN FROM HOME. EARN FROM HOME. Huge is a demand for Medical Transcriptionists. Start your online learning today with CanScribe Career College. 1.800.466.1535 Worldwide travel company seeks distributors. We are well established in the luxury travel industry. Full training and support is provided. Very lucrative compensation plan. Ph: 633- 5756 or

BOYS BAUER ice skates, sz. 5, Pro-Hockey Life, exe cond, paid $335, asking $150 obo. 667-6966 EXERCISE EQUIPMENT for $20! Bowflex Extreme, approx 10 yrs old, needs new rods (cost of $230). 393-3638 SOLOFLEX EXERCISE (muscle) machine with leg extension, butterfly attachment and extra weight straps. See for info and pics. $400. 399-4478 AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVERS: Ortovox F1. Excellent condition.  $150 each or 2 for $250. 667-8031 134" BURTON snowboard with liquid bindings and boots size 7, used twice. $150 obo. 633-3565 WEIDER WEIGHT machine, complete exercise for the entire body, also Trimline treadmill, monitors distance & time, walk, run, climb, $100 ea or $150/both. 668-5786 ELAN PINBALL Pro Junior twintip skis 145cm comes with Tyrolia SL75 bindings good condition. 821-3823 FISHING GEAR, new, never used, 5 reels-Scientific Angler, Penn, Daiwa. 8 rods-Tica Spey (15 ft.), Abu Garcia, Okuma, Penn, Alps, Colman, Berkley, Rapala, #1600 Pelican case, package $$. 668-4732 WESLO 9 speed treadmill spacesaver, paid $500, sell for $225. 393-4403 FREESPIRIT FOLDING treadmill, 12 mph, 10 degree incline, 11 programs, heart monitor, 20" by 55" running track, great cond, c/w manual, can deliver within Whitehorse area, 633-3824

Livestock QUALITY YUKON MEAT Dev & Louise Hurlburt Grain-finished Hereford beef Domestic wild boar Order now for full delivery Payment plan available Samples on request 668-7218 335-5192 HORSE HAVEN HAY RANCH Dev & Louise Hurlburt Irrigated Timothy/Brome mix Small square & round bales Discounts for field pick up or delivery Straw bales also for sale 335-5192 • 668-7218

HAY FOR SALE Good variety of excellent quality hay 1st cut alfalfa/timothy mix (65/35%) 60-65 lb, $14.50 2nd cut alfalfa/timothy mix (90/10%) $15 Brome/timothy/orchard grass mix $14.50 Plus we have our own brome hay, $12 for 50-55 lb Oat straw bales $7 Nielsen Farms - Maureen at 333-0615 or email: HERITAGE BREEDING sows available, Berkshire/Tamworth mix, 335-4431

Baby & Child Items CHILDRENʼS CLOTHING in excellent condition, given freely the first & third Saturday monthly at the Church of the Nazarene, 2111 Centennial. 633-4903 BABY CAR seat, newborn-12 mo, $40, auto baby swing, $50, 2-pc infant snowsuit, new, 1-pc infant snowsuit, new, all in good cond, 334-7061 for details

3-WHEEL SCHWINN jogging stroller, good cond, $100. 667-7061

Childcare MAY-MAY'S FAMILY Day Home in Cowley Creek has two (18 months & up) spaces available M-F 7:30-3:30pm. Hot meals and diapers included. Day Home is closed on all school holidays (Christmas/Spring breaks & summers from July to mid-August) Please call Mary @ 668-3348 for more info

Furniture CREAM-COLOR OVERSTUFFED couch, in great shape, $150, 633-4707 DOUBLE-SIZE MATTRESS, cast iron headboard & footboard with rails, black, $150. 633-4707 MICROWAVE CART with hutch, 2 doors on casters, dark wood grain finish, exc shape, $35.00 obo. 456-7880 MICROWAVE STAND with hutch 2 doors + shelf on casters, dark wood grain, lots of storage space exc cond, $35 obo. 456-7880

Clayton Robert Wilson,

of Dawson City, Yukon, Deceased, who died on November 4, 2013, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, before the 7th day of February 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice. AND FURTHER, all persons who are indebted to the Estate are required to make payment to the Estate at the address below. BY Cheryle R. Wilson c/o Lackowicz & Hoffman Suite 300, 204 Black Street Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2M9 Tel: (867) 668-5252 Fax: (867) 668-5251

RESIN SHELVES, 36”x18”x72”, new, $18. 335-8964 TWO OFFICE chairs, adjustable height, exc cond, $50 & $25. 334-7250


PUbLIc TENDER REPAIRS AND UPGRADES YUKON HOUSING UNIT 130102 - 716A LIARD WATSON LAKE, YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is January 30, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Laura Vanderkley at 867-667-8114. Site Visit January 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

Kitchen or Restaurant for Lease Town and Mountain Hotel 401 Main Street Apply to Kayle Tel: 668-7644 Fax: 668-5822 Email:

CITIZENS ON PATROL. Do you have concerns in your neighborhood & community? Be part of the solution! Volunteer valuable time to the C.O.P.S. program. With your eyes & ears we can help stomp out crime. Info: RCMP 867-667-5555

FRI. 7pm-8:30pm 4071 - 4th Ave Many Rivers Office

PUBLIC TENDER 1 FURNACE AND 1 FUEL TANK REPLACEMENT YUKON HOUSING UNITS BEAVER CREEK, YUKON Project Description: Installation of 1 Dettson AMP098SD furnace and 1 fuel oil tank supplied by YHC. Removal of 2 indoor single wall steel fuel oil tanks Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is January 29, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Carmon Whynot at 867-667-3764.

View or download documents at:

PUBLIC TENDER CONTROLS UPGRADE BERINGIA INTERPRETIVE CENTRE - BLDG.#1329 WHITEHORSE, YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is February 4, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 6675385. Technical questions may be directed to Rob Kelly at 667-8980. Mandatory Site Visit: January 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. The Yukon Business Incentive Policy will apply to this project. View or download documents at:

Highways and Public Works

ARE YOU MÉTIS? Are you registered? Would you like to be involved? There is a Yukon Metis Nation that needs your support Contact 668-6845

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DRUG PROBLEM? Narcotics Anonymous meetings Wed. 7pm-8pm #2 - 407 Ogilvie St. BYTE Office

The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted.

Fresh free run farm eggs for sale. $6.00 / dozen Phone 633-4249

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of

TV/ENTERTAINMENT STAND, black, holds 32” TV, 3 large shelves/storage on both sides, $25 obo. 456-7880

HIGH CHAIR, exc cond, paid $170, asking $80 obo. Evenflo Car Seat, 2011, expires Dec 2017, rear facing from 5-30lbs and forward facing over 30lbs, $100 obo. 456-2753

FORD 5000 farm tractor, hi/lo speeds, four cylinder diesel, ford factory front end loader, three point hitch, new rubber. $4,200.00 obo. 633-6502


2 CDN. Tire Jobmate work benchs, $40 ea, computer desk, exc cond, 24”x50”, $25, book shelf 28”x48”, like new, $15. 334-7250

PUBLIC TENDER TRANSPORTATION OF WASTE AND ROLL OFF BINS FOR THE UPPER LIARD SOLID WASTE FACILITY Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is January 23, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Rob Anderson at (867) 334-8326. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: View or download documents at:

REPAIRS AND UPGRADES YUKON HOUSING UNIT #851300 - 106 NISUTLIN, WATSON LAKE, YUKON Project Description: Supply and installation of repairs and upgrades to Unit #851300 Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is January 30, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Laura Vanderkley at 867-667-8114. Site Visit: January 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

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REquEST FOR PROPOSAL STANDING OFFER AGREEMENT FOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES Project Description: Government of Yukon is soliciting proposals for professional engineers to provide geotechnical services for Yukon mine site and mine remediation projects for use by Assessment and Abandoned Mines Branch. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is February 18, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Geena Grossinger at (867) 4563915. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

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