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Yukon Quest race official Scott Smith drives Brent Sass’s dog team 16 kilometres outside Braeburn on Sunday afternoon with racer Hugh Neff in front. Sass was rescued from the trail after suffering a head injury. Neff stayed with his team until Smith arrived to bring the team in to the Braeburn checkpoint. See more Yukon Quest coverage on page 24.

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Yukon government and the Carcross/Tagish First Nation have commenced a local area plan process for Tagish as per Carcross/Tagish First Nation Self-Government Agreement. In accordance with the Agreement, a planning committee will be established to direct preparation of the local area plan. The planning committee will consist of six members with three nominated by the Yukon government and three nominated by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. You should put your name forward to be on the planning committee that will develop a local area plan for tagish if you have: • an interest in the future use of the area and in public planning processes; • a willingness to make time to participate in the 2-year planning process; and • a familiarity with the land use issues and interests affecting the area. Should you be interested in a nomination by the Yukon government, please submit an expression of your interest and some information about yourself in writing to EMR Land Planning Branch (K320-LP), P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6, or by email at People interested in a nomination by the Carcross/Tagish First Nation can forward their name and information to Natasha Ayoub, Carcross/Tagish First Nation, Department of Heritage, Lands and Natural Resources, Box 130, Carcross, Yukon Y0B 1B0 or 821-4251 ext. 8219, or by email at Deadline for expressions of interest is february 24, 2014. For more information contact Doris Dreyer, Land Use Planner, EMR Land Planning Branch at 667-5299 or call toll free at 1-800-661-0408. For information also contact Natasha Ayoub, Environmental / Ecological Manager, C/TFN Department of Heritage, Lands and Natural Resources at 821-4251 ext. 8219.

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Yukon’s planned Atlin Lake campground has prompted a legal challenge by the Taku River Tlingit.

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he Taku River Tlingit First Nation has sued the Yukon government over its plans to build a campground on Atlin Lake. It’s the third lawsuit announced against the territory by First Nations in less than a month. The other two were related to the Yukon government’s recent decision on the Peel watershed land use plan. The Yukon government approved the Atlin campground last month, with construction scheduled to begin in the spring. “The TRTFN has been reasonable and explored every opportunity to avoid costly litigation,” states Tuesday’s news release. “We are not opposed to campgrounds or development in our territory. However, we need to be meaningfully consulted. That means not being forced to concede the location, design, construction and management of any proposed campground.” The proposed campground is located on the east shore of Atlin Lake, just north of the border with British Columbia. It is within the traditional territory of the Taku River Tlingit, according to a claim that was approved by the federal government in 1984 with support of the Council of Yukon First Nations. As a result, the First Nation has asserted rights and title to the area, and the Yukon government is legally required to consult when decisions are made about that land. But the First Nation first heard about the planned campground when it was publicized

in news reports in March of last year. Premier Darrell Pasloski and Environment Minister Currie Dixon declined to be interviewed for this story. A spokesperson said that the government needs some time to look at the lawsuit before it will comment. But through the controversy the Yukon government has insisted that it has met its duty to consult with the First Nation. “It’s good spin-doctoring on their part but I don’t think it’s going to work,” said John Ward, spokesperson for the Taku River Tlingit, in an interview Tuesday. “Despite the TRTFN’s best efforts to find a reasonable solution, the Yukon government has chosen a path of confrontation over co-operation,” states the news release. “The TRTFN and a growing number of Yukon First Nations are now being forced to take the government to court to protect constitutionally enshrined rights.” The First Nation says it wants to engage with the Yukon government towards settling a land claim in the area. The area where the campground is to be built is a valuable land parcel that the First Nation would consider an important potential land selection, according to the statement of claim filed in Yukon Supreme Court yesterday. “The Atlin Lake campground decision exacerbates a series of land decisions undertaken unilaterally by YG in TRTFN traditional territory,” states the release. “YG has been recording mineral claims, granting land, creating parks, settling land claims and is now trying to create a campground in

our unsurrendered traditional territory without meaningfully consulting or accommodating the TRTFN. These are substantial, cumulative alienations of our land that pre-empt the honourable settlement of the TRTFN’s transboundary claim in the Yukon.” The lawsuit asks the court to demand the government properly consult and accommodate the Taku River Tlingit on the proposed campground. It also asks for the same considerations recently granted to the Ross River Dena Council by the Yukon Court of Appeal. That court found that the government must consult and accommodate the First Nation before mining claims are staked and before exploration activities take place on its traditional territory. While there is likely no legal reason why the same would not apply outside of Ross River territory, the government has told other First Nations demanding the same treatment that they must wait their turn. A staking ban is in place in Ross River territory until the end of April. This new case involving the Taku River Tlingit could force the government to act sooner on applying the outcome of the Ross River case in a broader way. Stephen Walsh is the Taku River Tlingit’s lawyer. He also represented the Ross River Dena Council through its legal action. The Yukon government has three weeks to respond to the suit. A case management conference has been scheduled for March 11. Contact Jacqueline Ronson at

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Ruling sends French language case back to square one Ashley Joannou News Reporter


monumental, multimillion-dollar fight over French-language education in the Yukon has been ordered back to court. In a rare decision, the Yukon Court of Appeal ruled the original judge in the case between the Yukon government and the Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon had a “reasonable apprehension of bias” when he ruled in favour of the school board. That was enough to order a new trial. The 68-page decision comes nearly two years after the Yukon government appealed the original decision by Justice Vital Ouellette. In July 2011, after a lengthy trial, Ouellette ordered the territory pay nearly $2 million – money that the francophone school board alleged had been diverted from them to French immersion programs. He also ordered administrative changes. But the decision that received the most attention was when Ouellette gave the government two years to build a new French high school alongside the current Ecole Emilie-Tremblay in Whitehorse. The school was to accommodate up to 150 students from Grades 7 to 12, even though, the government argued, the number of French students in the territory is much lower. The original trial was a complicated one. The court heard from 25 witnesses. The transcript

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Students work in a science class at Ecole Emilie-Tremblay. The contentious case for a new francophone school has been sent back to the drawing board by the Yukon Court of Appeal.

is more than 2,300 pages long, and the exhibits take up a further 5,453 pages. Claims of bias are rare, the court says. Successful claims are even more so. “That said, judicial impartiality is absolutely crucial to the integrity of the legal system. Thus, it is never necessary to prove that a judge was actually biased; all that is necessary is that there is sufficient indication of bias to create a reasonable apprehension of partiality.” Before he was appointed to the Alberta bench in 2002, and the Yukon three years later, Ouellette was “deeply involved with

minority language education in Alberta,” the decision says. He was once elected as a school trustee and was later on the executive of a local French association. At the time of the Yukon trial, he was a governor of the Fondation franco-albertaine. According to the court documents, the FFA’s “mission statement indicates that it is dedicated to ‘an autonomous, dynamic and valued Albertan francophonie.’” The philosophy of the foundation was described as including the following statement: “[W]e have had to fight the same fights many times, for schools, for services, for

the simple right to exist. For us, nothing has ever been obtained once and for all.” The judge’s work before he was called to the bench is not enough to raise a concern, the appeal court said. But his continuing involvement as a governor of the FFA raises different issues. “The reason for this is straightforward: a person who is involved in the ongoing management or control of an organization has ongoing duties to uphold the organization’s principles and to advance its philosophies. Those duties can potentially conflict with the duty to approach cases with an open mind,” the court said. Judges must exercise caution, the court said. “We are of the view that ‘reasonable and right minded persons’ looking at the situation dispassionately, would have a reasonable apprehension of bias in this case, and would think that the judge should not have sat on it, given his position as a governor of the FFA.” In the appeal, the government claimed Ouellette “laughed and grimaced” while the government’s lawyer made his case at trial. The appeal court judges read the entire transcript, but said it was hard to evaluate the government’s claims. “Quite apart from issues of facial expressions or laughter, however, we are of the view that the judge treated counsel for the government with a lack of respect on many occasions during the trial. This treatment does not

appear to be the result of any misconduct by counsel during the trial, nor is there reference in the transcript to anything in the pre-hearing proceedings that may have precipitated the judge’s treatment of counsel,” the decision says. No date has been set for the new trial. If one does happen, it won’t be cheap. The government has already spent about $2.6 million on the case, according to Education spokesperson Mark Hill. That includes about $400,000 it was ordered to pay to cover some of the school board’s legal costs, he said. Aside from that, neither side is saying much. After battling it out repeatedly in courtrooms, the government and the school board released a joint statement within hours of the decision being made public. “While awaiting a response to the appeal, both parties have continued to work together in the best interests of students. Now that the appeal decision has been received, both parties await advice and information from legal counsel. “CSFY and Yukon Education will continue to collaborate on various projects undertaken in 2013, such as the construction of two portable classrooms at Ecole Emilie-Tremblay, the funding formula, and a study about the construction of a French-language high school.” Both sides claim they are “optimistic about the future.” Contact Ashley Joannou at

Federal budget keeps funds flowing to Yukon Jesse Winter News Reporter


he Yukon is getting another bump in its annual funding from Ottawa. The territory’s federal transfer payment this year will be $898 million, up from $860 million last year. The news comes as part of the Conservative government’s budget for 2014, announced by federal finance minister Jim Flaherty on Tuesday. Considered widely as a “staythe-course” budget, there were few surprises in the 427-page document. One big focus is on helping unemployed youth and aboriginal Canadians find work by providing training in areas that need more workers. The government will provide a number of incentives, among them interest-free loans to apprentices in Red Seal trades and other key areas. “I think it’s a solid budget right across the board, right across the nation,” said Yukon’s MP Ryan Leef. “You can see that we’re targeting the labour market shortages. It means Canadian people for Canadian jobs and for us, Yukon people for Yukon jobs, coming from

recognizing where our labour market shortages are and addressing those,” Leef said. The territory will see at least one fund reduction, however. The federal government will spend $70 million over the next three years to improve healthcare in the Yukon and reduce the number of medical trips Outside, down from $30 million a year. The program was slated to expire this year, and the three-year extension will likely be the last one. The North will see $305 million to expand broadband Internet access in remote communities, and $40 million over two years added to the Strategic Investment in Northern Economic Development, or SINED, program. “That funding was set to expire, but will now continue,” Leef said. “It was through that funding program that allowed the Yukon government to move into the Frankfurt tourism market and ultimately reach that agreement with Condor and Air North,” which allows German visitors to access the Yukon through several one-stop flights via Calgary and Vancouver. Parks Canada will get nearly $400 million to put towards upgrading roads, bridges and infrastructure in

Canada’s national parks. That may seem surprising considering the deep cuts to the Parks’ budget in 2012. Those cuts resulted in the loss of Parks staff jobs at the S.S. Klondike and Dredge No. 4 National Historic Sites. Staff curators were also lost at the Dawson City heritage collection, with curation services moved to Ottawa. Many critics decried the cuts, saying they would make it difficult to for Parks to carry out its mandate of protecting Canada’s natural and historic heritage. “This is all part of a re-tooling of Parks Canada, a strategic approach to make sure that the Parks Canada services are the best in the world, that they’re efficient and providing client service delivery the way they’re supposed to,” Leef said. The government wants to see Parks Canada run more like a business instead of an arm of the bureaucracy, and to do that, it needs to increase its tourist draw and resulting revenues, Leef said. “People might say we should be creating jobs, not roads. But if the roads deteriorate, and the people aren’t coming, then those jobs will go, too,” Leef said. The Nutrition North program

is getting more funding as well, but the government is being tight-lipped about exactly how much money it’s getting. First announced as a replacement to the Food Mail in 2011, that program has come under fire for actually increasing the price of food in the community, not decreasing it. Instead of subsidizing the cost of shipping food to the fly-in community, the government instead subsidizes the town’s retailer instead. But that has only increased food costs in the community, according to Vuntut Gwichin MLA Darius Elias. “This is the most difficult, frustrating file I’ve worked on since I’ve been MLA for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding. It’s just unbelievable,” Elias told the News in April. It costs $26.16 per kilogram for red seedless grapes in Old Crow, Elias told the legislature during the spring sitting. But Leef maintains that, across the North, communities can’t wait to sign up to the program. “The reason that there’s a top-up is because it’s working. It’s a subsidybased program. Because so many communities were up-taking the program, it drained the subsidy, it drained the pot,” Leef said.

For Old Crow in particular, a more “creative” solution may need to be found, Leef said. “There have been some really positive discussions, and some appetite to look at the options that we are providing. Old Crow juts needs to be looked at differently than other Arctic communities because it is different. There is no road access, no sea-lift options, so we can’t ship in bulk,” he said. Other northern highlights from the budget include spending $22.1 million towards the Aboriginal Justice Strategy, which seeks to help reduce the number of indigenous Canadians behind bars for nonviolent crime and lesser offences by supporting community-based justice programs. And $25 million over five years will go towards reducing violence against aboriginal women and girls. The budget also highlighted the Conservatives’ long-awaited Victims’ Bill of Rights, and includes $8.1 million to create a DNA database for missing persons. Ten million will go towards improving snowmobile trails across the country. For more, see page 13. Contact Jesse Winter at


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Man admits to murder Ashley Joannou

Tubman’s body was found in the burned rubble of his home on a quarry site on fter years of waiting, the Copper Haul Road on Aug. family and friends of 15, 2010. Gordon Tubman finally know A second-degree murwhat happened to him on the der conviction means a life day he died. sentence for Dennis. The only He was an innocent vicquestion is how long he will tim, shot by a killer who just remain in prison before being wanted to see if he was caeligible to apply for parole. Both the Crown and depable of taking a person’s life. Alexander Dennis pleaded fence lawyers are suggesting guilty to second-degree mur- 12 years. It will be up to Yukon der on Monday in a courtSupreme Court Justice Ron room packed with Tubman’s Veale to make the final decigrieving family and friends. sion when Dennis is sen“Mr. Tubman is an innotenced next month. cent victim in every sense of Grieving family members the word,” Dennis’s lawyer, Don Campbell told the court. took turns describing the person they loved. He was someone with compassion CONFERENCING who cared about the people SUPPLIES around him, the court heard. 207 Main Street “You robbed our family 668-3447 of growing old with Gord,” said a letter from Tubman’s News Reporter


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Campbell said. He became known as Little Redd and was used to shuttle drugs between Kamloops and Vancouver. In July 2010, a month before Tubman died, Dennis decided to cut ties with the gang and hopped on a bus to Whitehorse, his lawyer said. At this point he was not only selling crack but also using it, the court heard. On the day of the murder, Dennis, Tubman and a third man, Franklin Charlie, were at Tubman’s trailer. They drank and Charlie and Tubman smoked crack cocaine. After using a rifle to shoot some target practice, Dennis came inside the trailer and shot Tubman, the court heard. Campbell described his client as being addicted to drugs and “near psychosis” after not sleeping for five days. After leaving the gang he was paranoid, Campbell told the court.

“Redd Alert is going to be coming after me. They are going to kill me. I may have to kill someone. I don’t know if I can,” he said, describing his client’s state of mind. So he shot and killed Tubman. Tubman was “a completely innocent victim,” Campbell repeated. After the murder, Dennis ended up in jail in Kamloops after being convicted of sexual assault, the court heard. In March 2012, he was sentenced to two years but released on parole after 16 months. He was then arrested and charged with murder. Dennis appeared emotional as he faced Tubman’s family in court. “I want to own up to what I did. I just want to own up and I’m sorry and if I could go back and fix it I would,” he said.

Former cabbie sentenced for impaired driving

On Dec. 1, 2012, Mervyn was out with friends and estimates he drank 12 beers throughout that day, according to an agreed statement of facts filed in the case. At about 5 p.m. he assaulted a woman at the party, slapping her several times. Shortly after, he began a shift working for Grizzly Cabs. He picked up a woman and her two daughters at Whitehorse’s Walmart to drive them home to

Porter Creek. Court documents describe him as fishtailing multiple times, travelling at 100 km/h on the Alaska Highway and hitting a snowmobile while backing out of the woman’s driveway. There were two passengers on the snowmobile. It tipped but did not fall over. “Not surprisingly,” Mervyn, 50, lost his job as a cab driver, judge Karen Ruddy noted. The judge noted that he has only a very dated criminal record. His last conviction was in 1994. Mervyn is on probation for one year and has been banned from driving for two years. (Ashley Joannou)

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City passes $68M operations budget Jesse Winter

reserves and equipment reserves and things that just happen that wear out. We don’t want hitehorse city council to become another Detroit. It’s has passed its lowreally good to show some fiscal est tax increase in a restraint,” Curtis said. decade. This year’s contribution is The 2014 operations and slightly higher than the five-year maintenance budget passed third average of $12.6 million, but reading at city council on MonCurtis said that is due mostly day night, cementing a 1.7 per to the particulars of each of the cent property tax increase and city’s 17 different reserves. a 4.7 per cent increase to water “One, for instance, is the land and sewer fees. bank reserve. If we sell some The budget, which clocks land, like the Skookum Asphalt in at $68 million, is $3 million site, that would go into the land more than last year and includes reserves. In that case I believe a $13.4 million contribution to it was $3.6 million in land sales city reserves. this year that went into the land The city kept the tax increase reserves. It was kind of a forelow by cutting spending and gone conclusion that it would deferring hiring new employees go there, because it was all land in a number of areas to find $1 sales. million in savings. “For water and sewer, we Robert Fendrick, the city’s transferred $4.2 million, which director of corporate services, was 20 per cent of the total water Ian Stewart/Yukon News explained the cuts to council on sales plus any surplus from last Whitehorse’s director of corporate services, Robert Fendrick, said the city kept its tax Monday. year,” Curtis said. increase to 1.7 per cent by deferring new hires and cutting spending. The city saved a total of In 2009 the city made its low$557,000 by not hiring a buildest contribution to the reserves governments have had tax pow- on homeowners than on other closer to 4.5 per cent. ing inspector, a lands co-ordinat $8.6 million. The highest ers that grow, and municipalities citizens, which is the case right Coun. Betty Irwin said she ator, a financial systems analyst, contribution came in 2011, at now, Irwin said. do not. They are unfair in that was pleased with the budget, a part-time customer service just under $17 million. Given how difficult it is for property taxes put a heavier and the work done to keep the agent and two firefighters. “The city transferred $63.1 the city to raise money and the burden on people with low in“We do have adequate staff to tax increase so low. But she also million in those five years, but pressure to keep any tax increase the 2014 budget projects that meet current demands. However, raised a “hard reality” about how comes,” Irwin said. low, some might wonder why Only eight per cent of taxes the city raises its money. based on our hiring strategies it it’s going to have $25.4 million nearly 20 per cent of the budget in city reserves by the end of the paid by Canadians goes back to Cities across the country are would be a little more ideal to is going into city reserves. municipalities, Irwin said, and “severely handicapped in that have them a little sooner,” Fenyear. That money does get used Mayor Dan Curtis said that, that hasn’t increased in more drick said, assuring council that they have little or no ability to up with large expenditures that than a decade. Meanwhile, infla- while there is some flexibility raise the revenue they need to losing the two firefighters won’t come up. It’s not this ever-growfor council to work with, most tion and rising housing costs have any impact on public safety function effectively,” she said. ing quantity of cash. The only way for cities to raise means that any city tax increase of the reserve contributions are or the department’s effective“For a city of our size, it’s their own money is by increasing will hit low-income families the decided by the city’s reserve fund really important to have a backness. bylaw. property taxes, but that system is hardest. When the city presented stop for when something goes “I think it’s all about balance. south.” Cities and towns should be “regressive and unfair,” she said. its provisional 2014 operatIt’s more than just a rainy day given the power to raise taxes “They are regressive in that ing budget back in the fall, the Contact Jesse Winter at federal, provincial and territorial that don’t put more of a burden fund. There are infrastructure tax increase was expected to be News Reporter


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ore people crossed the border into the Yukon last year than ever

before. The increase in visitors in 2013 from 2012 is nearly equal to the population of Whitehorse, according to the Tourism Department. A total of 345,510 people drove through the Yukon’s border crossings in private vehicles or on bus tours, up 24,270 from last year. “2013 saw a record for the number of border crossings into the territory, which is one of the key indicators for health of the tourism industry,” said Pierre Germain, Yukon’s director of tourism. Overall, other Canadians led the increase, visiting the Yukon 17 per cent more than last year, followed by eight per cent more overseas tourists and seven per cent more visits from our American neighbours. While border crossings aren’t the only indicator of the strength of the territory’s tourism industry, they are the most reliable because they are measured the same way every year, said Germain. “Without a doubt, (border crossings are the) most consistent and reliable measure year over year. We’re comparing apples to apples,” Germain said. But the uptick in rubber-tire traffic coincided with a cooling off of the mining industry, less business travel and a poor showing in retail sales. Sales through the peak tourism season this year were down 1.7 per cent over last year, while

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A baggage handler offloads a tour bus in Whitehorse. Yukon’s cross-border traffic numbers were at their highest ever in 2013.

Canada-wide retail went up 2.2 per cent over the same period. That is worrying to the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce. Chamber president Rick Karp said that just because more people are driving into the territory doesn’t mean the tourism sector is surging. “Retail sales have been down consistently and wholesale is down. Hoteliers just a few days ago said that winter rooms are down. Normally we do see a bump in retail sales during the heavy tourism season,” Karp said. The slow retail numbers could have more to do with the decline in the mining sector, Karp said, but generally a

strong tourism sector results in strong retail sales. “When we see economic activity through mining or tourism, we see increased sales of retail and wholesale. A lot of those numbers can be attributed to the decline in the mining industry. We all hope that will rebound,” Karp said. “There’s a little bit of a malaise right now in our sector. We are hoping that we’ll see some increased activity, and of course Rendezvous is coming very, very soon. “Having the Rendezvous street fest coming to Main Street, that will give us a bit of a bump, so that’s good,” Karp said.

Germain said that while retail sales are another indicator that his department looks at, they’re not as reliable as cross-border traffic. “The relation between one indicator and another is difficult to model,” he said. The previous all-time cross-border record was set in 1999, when the territory was celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush, Germain said. “If you compare 2013 to 1999, you see exactly what we’ve been forecasting in the trends for the past decade,” he said. Contact Jesse Winter at

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Doris Bill joins race to be Kwanlin Dun chief Jesse Winter

As well as a career as a journalist, Bill is currently working as a consultant for the First Nawanlin Dun First Nation tion, helping to improve communications and outreach. citizens will have a new Bill said she is eager to chief come March 19. build on the achievements of The First Nation is holdO’Brien’s administration. She ing elections for its chief and pointed to the recently comcouncil next month, and curpleted covered outdoor hockey rent chief Rick O’Brien is not rink and plans for a new ball seeking re-election. diamond in McIntyre Village as Instead, the contest will be two recent success stories that fought between two current went unheralded. councillors, a former member O’Brien is also leaving office of the Yukon legislature and a with a large surplus, around $2 retired CBC reporter. Jessica Edzerza and Raymond million, Bill said. Such successes are not widely Sydney sit on the government’s publicized by the First Nation council, and Wayne Jim was the MLA for McIntyre-Takhini government, and its officials are rarely allowed to speak with from 2000 until 2002. reporters. Doris Bill worked for more There are also plenty of chalthan two decades as a CBC reporter in Whitehorse. She says lenging social issues facing the she wants to use her experience First Nation, and the governin the media to help bring more ment needs to address those publicly as well, Bill said. openness and transparency to Efforts to clean up the the Kwanlin Dun government. O’Brien apartments are a good “This past administration has done a great job communi- example. Last summer, the News reported on the atrocious cating with its citizens,” she state of some of these units, said. “It’s externally that they which had been left in disrepair need some work.” News Reporter


Silver uncontested as Liberal leader Jacqueline Ronson

losing his seat in the 2011 election. “It’s a fascinating and great time to be a Liberal right now,” said Silver. andy Silver has dropped “in“Ultimately I’m just thrilled that terim” from his title after running we’ve done a really good job over the unchallenged for the Yukon Liberal last two years building a core and, for me, having nobody challenging Party leadership. me from within is a resounding apNominations for the position proval or assessment of the job that closed Friday. “Like Homer Simpson said, two we’ve done to unite the party.” The party still plans to hold a of the best words in the English language: de-fault!” said Silver in an convention at 7 p.m. on March 1 at the Gold Rush Inn in Whitehorse. interview Monday morning. It will be a chance for people to Silver has been interim leader come out and see what the Libersince Darius Elias, also an interim als have been up to and learn about leader, left the party in 2012. Since opportunities to get involved, said then Silver has been the only Liberal Silver. The event is open to anyone MLA. who wants to come. The party’s previous leader was Contact Jacqueline Ronson at Arthur Mitchell, who resigned after News Reporter


vated the outside and now they’re moving inside. We came together and we are dealing with a lot of issues that way. We have about 10 or 15 working groups. I think it’s a great way to get the community involved and getting the community to help solve these problems,” Bill said. But aside from housing, there are a host of other issues to tackle, Bill said. “We need long-term alcohol and drugabuse strategies. I want to look towards a new admin building too, which is badly needed, and we need an elders care facility as well,” she said. Her list goes on: community safety, a potential constitutional review, better access to services and programming for Kwanlin Dun citizens. It’s an ambitious tally that Bill said she’s eager to Submitted photo tackle if she’s elected. Former broadcast journalist Doris Bill is running for chief of “I’m running because I the Kwanlin Dun First Nation. The election is set for March 19. care. I care what happens to it. Over the summer, people have for years. At the time, blood and policies and did not acknowfeces in common areas went ledge there was a problem at the started approaching me and asking me to run. uncleaned for weeks, despite apartments. “I really want for us to move repeated complaints from some “The O’Brien apartments, forward. There has been so residents. that was a really serious conmuch good work during this First Nation politicians and cern,” said Bill, who added that last term that I hate to see that officials refused to comment, the community came together all unravel. I just want us to other than to issue a written to meet and to find a potential build on that,” she said. statement that included only solution. Contact Jesse Winter at vague references to government “They’ve completely

Whitehorse flies pride flag for Olympics Jacqueline Ronson News Reporter


he City of Whitehorse is flying a rainbow flag for the duration of the Olympics. City halls across the country raised the gay pride symbol Friday in a reaction to Russia’s laws against gay propaganda. Yellowknife and Iqaluit are among the cities who followed suit this week. Coun. Jocelyn Curteanu suggested the idea to Whitehorse council, said Mayor Dan Curtis in an interview Friday.

“It was just an instantaneous response. We don’t often unanimously agree on anything, but in this case there was no hesitation. People chimed in right away and said it was a wonderful opportunity to show some support and kind of share the love a little bit, and that’s what we’re hoping to do.” While the flags went up with little fanfare in at least a dozen cities across the country, controversy erupted in Toronto Friday when the mayor, Rob Ford, ordered the flag taken down. He was later told that he has

no authority to decide if the flag comes down. As of Wednesday morning, Canada was second the medal count with four gold, four silver and two bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Whitehorse’s Emily Nishikawa is the lone Yukoner competing at the games. On Saturday she was the fastest Canadian skier in the 15-kilometre skiathalon, coming in 42nd overall. Contact Jacqueline Ronson at

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Adieu, Pere Claude Helene Belanger

in a discussion with his parishioners. Talking about on ami is leaving! God, about healing, justice, Recently we had and being good to others. a potluck goodbye supper Explaining what the Gospel for Pere Claude, who will means to him. be leaving the Yukon after We were not just being 12 years with us. For those talked to, which was quite who do not know, Claude is refreshing. For the first time, the Catholic priest for the I saw children interested, francophone Catholic comparticipating in his service. munity. There were over 200 A new journey began. people celebrating him. What I saw that Claude became an amazing night. extremely involved with the I want to share my journey marginalized, disadvanwith him. taged individuals. He has Like many of my genbeen known in town to feel eration, born in Quebec, privileged to accompany the the Catholic faith was the dying, whatever their faith. “norm.” I grew up finding He has carried his Gospel sometimes solace, but many with no judgment, with open times I found myself quesarms to all. tioning, and not understandThere is no discriminaing some of the principles of tion, no exclusion in his the religion. world. He pays attention Thankfully, I remembered to children, includes and my very wise parents telling involves them. He has reconme that beyond any doubt, nected a community with God was good. That carhope, caring and love of his ried me through the many God. questions I had when some He celebrates communion religions can appear not as where the people are. He tells inclusive as I wish. us that God is in each and And so, I grew up, and every one of us, and in our carried God in my heart. I beautiful nature. He is there, had gone to many differwith whoever needs him. ent buildings where people He is creative, innovative pray, as I moved around this and such a generous human country. I struggled to find being. the spoken words appealing, When around Claude, and non-judgmental. I want to become a better Then came Claude, whom person. I met at a craft fair. Young He has so many rituals man, interested, inquisitive, that he has shared with the full of joy and hope. Yukon: blessing of the Easter I was quite curious, and water at sunrise; blessing of returned to the Sunday bicycles in the Spring; celeFrench Catholic services. bration at Miles Canyon; siI learned that he had prelence retreats; celebration of viously worked with youth the Solstice, and many, many at risk. I was more curious. more. Claude has been tryI was pleasantly surprised to ing to teach us that inside of find, for the first time on my every screaming, screeching journey, a priest engaging human being is a hurt soul.



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He has helped me understand and want to continue to live in the spirituality of God. Claude was “borrowed” from his diocese in Quebec to come to the Yukon in 2002. He has no choice to go when asked to leave. Even if he asked to stay, as he felt he has more work to do in the Yukon. Even if all of us do not want to see him go. Not an easy job, I say, when no discussion is to be had and one has to comply. Maybe Claude represents for me the future of the Catholic Church. Maybe it is the religion I hope for. Interesting fact that in 2013 and 2014 the Yukon will have suffered two great losses; Father Jim and Pere Claude. Interesting coincidence. Since this is about my journey, I ask myself: how will I cope with my pastor, Reporters

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my friend, moving away? I need to continue to hope that the faith that I was born into continues to evolve, to be more inclusive, more open-minded and accepting of change. That the leaders stop being afraid of change. That people like Claude be recognized in their own institution as catalysts for a renewal that attracts human beings, and encourages love, tolerance and forgiveness. I hope I will continue to live by Claude’s example. A friend wisely said: “just think of the many others on

his journey who have not had yet the privilege to meet him.” However true that statement is, I am still struggling with his departure. May the church realize what an impact Claude has had on the Yukon people, and may they strive to understand that we are all the same. I will miss you and I will carry you in my heart, my friend. May you continue to share this peace and healing heart of yours wherever you go.

Helene Belanger lives in Whitehorse.

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The mobile data revolution by Keith Halliday



o wrap up my three-column series on big, new technology trends and their economic impact in the North and more broadly, let’s have a look at mobile. Living in the Yukon, where mobile phones are less common than many parts of the world, it is easy to forget how rapidly mobile phones have become nearly ubiquitous. According to the ITU, the United Nations telecom agency, there are 7.1 billion people on the planet with 6.8 billion mobile phone subscriptions. The average for developed countries is 128 phones per 100 people, while the average for developing countries is a lower but still amazing 89. A British friend on a roundthe-world tour visited a while ago and I took him to Carcross for the day. He remarked that his phone worked all through

rural Africa and that the Yukon was the first place he didn’t have coverage. Recent trips to San Francisco and London showed me how mobile gadgets have insinuated themselves into modern life. At the hotel, the clerk may ask how many devices you want to connect to the hotel Wi-Fi. A single guest might have a smartphone, laptop, iPad or an e-book reader. People in office towers order their lunch from their phone and pick it up in the food court. They check where the bus is, or call up a map showing the location of all the nearby taxis available. Everyone seems to be texting, calling, snapchatting and updating their Facebook status every five seconds. The next wave is already coming. People are tracking their pets, and probably their children. You can find a lost iPhone. A school in Texas put radio-frequency tags on its students so it could tell who was actually in class. Google just bought Nest, a maker of Internet-connected thermostats with ambitions to connect everything in your house. Soon you will be pouring a bath set to your favourite temperature on your way home or heating up the oven. Smartphone makers want to eliminate the

key and the card, and have their phone be the only thing in your pocket (or built into your shirt or wristwatch or whatever comes next). Of course, if your device is connected to the network, then the network knows where you are. According to the Wall Street Journal, a company named Turnstyle in Toronto has placed smartphone sensors in 200 businesses downtown. It can track the habits of individual smartphones and their owners (or subjects, depending on your point of view). They can tell that you go to early morning yoga on Thursdays, then for coffee and like to shop for clothes during your lunch break. Another Toronto company named Viasense apparently buys metadata from the cellphone companies and tracks the movements of several million Toronto cellphones on their daily routines in a 400-kilometre zone around Toronto. Apparently it is accurate to within a metre in some cases. If your phone moves through a park in the morning at a certain speed, it knows you’re a jogger. Presumably it can tell which smartphones you meet, where and for how long. There is also talk of using

mobile location technology to improve traffic flows in cities and even to catch highway speeders. All of this may explain why the ITU claims Russians have 1.7 cellphones each. You would need several to make it harder for the security agencies to track you: one for routine use, and a burner phone kept turned off until you take the battery out of your first phone and sneak away from your usual hangouts to phone your favourite drug dealer, romantic fling or investigative journalist. Some refuse to get a mobile data device to stop government agencies or corporations from tracking them. Others take elaborate precautions involving multiple phones, keeping their devices turned off or in radiocloaking sleeves. But 99 per cent of us seem happy to keep our personal tracking devices in our pockets. Economically, mobile data promises huge productivity benefits. We used to waste truly vast amounts of time and money trying to find places, things and people that were moving around. Putting the latest information in the hands of people in the field can dramatically boost productivity. A study by Deloitte, a consultancy, using data from Cisco

suggested that a “doubling of mobile data use leads to an increase of 0.5 percentage points in GDP per capita growth rates.” That number may sound small, but multiplied by billions of people it is dramatic. Of course, mobile data also raises huge privacy, ethics and security concerns. The technological wave seems to be years ahead of legislators and regulators. By the time they catch up, it might be a case of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted. Or, using a more appropriate metaphor, of changing the password from “password” after the server has already been hacked. In the meantime, if you want a respite from global mobile data the Yukon is a good place to hide. Christmas at our cabin at Tagish was delightful, as both parents and children found their smartphones useless. Only my daughter, who lost her phone and has been forced to settle for a six-year-old Nokia we found in a drawer, was able to text anyone. There won’t be many more Christmases like that. 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 Channel 9’s Yukonomist show or Twitter @hallidaykeith

Our standard of living doesn’t come cheap Bernd Schmidt

no library, no sewage system, no electricity, modern housany Yukoners that ing, a newspaper and cable, I know or know of, no daycare or, for that matter, the kind that mino job opportunities. grated here, of course, will Yukon’s First Nations take tell you that they came here a modified stand on developbecause of the pristine wilder- ment, citing ancient traditions ness. Naturally enough, now and heritage rights for their that they have arrived, they opposition to development. are determined to maintain However, they also enjoy, and and defend this special status expect to have, at their dis– pristine. posal, the amenities that come They are reluctant, some with a modern arrangement. even hostile, to development Both these groups and all if it means disturbing or, in the others that were not mentheir eyes, ruining the Yukon tioned feel entitled to a 21st wilderness. They cannot bear century standard of living, to have their after-work play- orthodontist and yoga coach ground, the reason for their included. being here, desecrated. Now, the 21st century stanWhat is usually not comdard of living is not cheap. municated, only mentioned in For one it is a package deal; ambiguous terms in converyou cannot pick and choose sation, is the second, equally from a menu. Snow removal important reason of their comes with roads, and airbeing here in the Yukon: The line travel comes with an presence of a highly deairport. Emergency services veloped infrastructure. come with a communication My fellow citizens most network, and running water certainly would not live here comes with a pump station. if there were no transportaModern standard of living is tion link, no hospital, no a complex and complicated schools, no snow removal, no fabric. Canadian Tire, no Starbucks, A second consideration is


that we expect our standard of living to be equal to that anywhere else in Canada. This depends on all the material things that have to be manufactured and brought here from thousands of kilometres away. According to StatsCanada, in 2012 in the Yukon, sales of fuel used for road vehicles alone were 68.8 million litres of gasoline and 60.2 million litres of diesel. That means in 2012, in the Yukon, we sold and burned almost 130 million litres of fuel for road vehicles. Fuel for cars, pick-up trucks, four-wheelers, water trucks, graders, snow plows; private, commercial, and public vehicles like ambulances, police cars, school buses, or fire trucks. I could take a percentage off for the tourists that drive through the Yukon in the summer – let’s say 10 per cent – which would leave me with over one hundred million litres of gas and diesel: an average consumption of almost 3,000 litres for every man, woman, or child. Of course many would

argue that they do not use or have use of the vehicles listed. But that is not the point. The infrastructure is here, and we all use it one way or other. It is obvious, just based on this one number, that our standard of living comes with a very large price tag indeed. Living in the Yukon is a very costly proposition, economically and environmentally. And, in the Yukon in particular, this standard of living comes almost entirely at the expense of others. I believe that this is wrong. I believe that people, wherever they live, have a responsibility to make the best effort to contribute to their own standard of living and the lifestyle they chose. This means they have a responsibility to use, as much as possible, the resources that are within their own sphere of living before relying on the resources of others. To do otherwise used to have a specific moniker: economic colonialism. Any discussion about development anywhere in the Yukon, be it mineral extraction, local agriculture, log-

ging, hydro-electric generation, housing development, or even industrial production, has to start with the understanding that, to whatever extent it may be reasonable and practicable, it is our duty to consider our contribution, our share, our sacrifice, if you will, in achieving and maintaining the standard of living that we expect. Saying “no” to any possibility of future development, turning every acre of land, every creek and every lake, every valley and every mountain range into a park, categorically denying exploration of any kind, shouting down even the most guarded conversation regarding any activity in the Yukon, unless it is “no touch,” is about as selfish as it can get. Yukoners pride themselves as generous and considerate. They see themselves as friendly neighbours and good global citizens. Any talk about any activity in our own backyard that will contribute to maintain or improve our standard of living should begin with an affirmation of these virtues. Bernd Schmidt lives in Whitehorse.


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Open your mind Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski: It’s sad to live in a world where the interests of corporate capitalism have hijacked the agendas of what were once at least nominally democratic governments. The federal and Yukon Party governments are now all about circumventing democratic process so that, among other things, any impediments to unbridled resource extraction can be removed. Environmental protections are dumbed down or eliminated while the inherent rights of indigenous people are dismissed out of hand. Apologies for residential schools by Harper mean nothing in the face of wholesale exploitation of traditional aboriginal lands. The mass internment of First Nations youth may have ended, but the injustice of colonization continues. As members of the dominant culture, we want to disavow any association with the policies of the Harper and Pasloski governments and their total disregard for aboriginal rights and the health of our environment. Mr. Premier: You don’t speak for us and you shame and defame us all with your antidemocratic and colonialist values. Lets talk balance. The defense of your “plan” for the Peel River watershed is one of the most vacuous arguments we’ve ever encountered. Because objections have been raised on both ends of the political spectrum, balance has somehow been achieved? Can you open your mind to what’s happening globally? Industrial activity threatens us all with irreversible climate change. Habitat destruction, pollution and climate change destroy numerous species every day and whole eco-systems disappear forever. We’re already way past the point of anything like meaningful balance. Adopting a global perspective is key. We’re now faced with two choices. We can join the mindless frenzy of resource extraction and accelerate the destruction, or we can do things differently in Yukon, setting an example for the mitigation of the worst impacts of climate change and environmental degradation. Our best chance for a survivable future is to maintain intact ecosystems, and our territory is exceptionally well endowed with vast pristine watersheds. We have a rare opportunity to preserve and protect invaluable wilderness

areas, and yet you’re determined to squander it all, just as you continue to squander whatever goodwill remains between the Yukon government and First Nations. If you want “balance,” focus on real diversity in our economy instead of perpetuating a gold rush-era mentality. Mining in our DNA? Not in mine, and not in the DNA of the indigenous people who lived in harmony with this land for millennia. Move out of the past and recognize that the destructive potential of resource extraction make it the last option we should consider. As for oil and gas, nothing short of a total ban on production and exploration makes sense in an era of cataclysmic climate change. What we need now is vision, imagination and respect for the natural world and its protectors, not a status quo that harkens back to some of the worst abuses perpetrated against First Nations and our precious environment. Find your heart, open your mind, and get on the right side of history.

Leonard Gordon Sr. Whitehorse

Act for our ancestors

Land-based living memories collect along the Peel River and the wild waters of the Snake, Bonnet Plume, Wind, Hart, Blackstone, Ogilvie and Rat Rivers, and stir stories in Tetlit Gwich’in fish camps. They relate to the importance of a time before. These memories pulse in and out of this country like energy giving blood, much enriched and purified by the lands and wildlife and ongoing skies above and clear water below. So it was with George Robert and his mother, Annie Robert, but also John Charlie Sr. at First Camp and many others who have come before and have now passed on. Recently I uncovered a letter sent to me by George in January of 1984. He spoke of his time at Rock River and Island Camp and his mother’s storytelling. Jan Forde and Heather Jones A canoe group of us were Whitehorse treated to George’s fiddle playing and the stories about him learnCome together as elders ing to play in Fort MacPherson several years before. At that time I was running for Kwanlin Dun as we were on our way from Blacka councillor. I decided to withdraw stone country to the Rat River my name as a candidate upon con- and Old Crow and beyond. sidering what was most important. On another trip down the Our council is for our children Bonnet Plume River we stopped and for protecting their future. I to visit at Island Camp and met am convinced that my voice will be Annie Robert. What an incredible better heard by being available to privilege! She was 104 years old serve our children as I am presently at the time and still coming out doing, rather than by sitting on the to visit with people canoeing the council. So I made my choice. Peel River tributaries. I will continue to speak out as How many times had she and an elder of the Kwanlin Dun First her family overwintered in the Nation, adding my voice to the high Peel country? As a living voices of all elders of the 14 Yukon testimony of traveling by foot First Nations and all First Nations and canoe and snowshoe and dog throughout Canada. team through and living in this I know that we are not going vast territory, she smiled at us and to get anywhere unless we come shook our hands, ever so lightly. together as elders. Let us remember She and others like her, First what we are fighting for. We need Nations men and woman and to increase our awareness that children, had gone before us at our children are going to be the all times of year and lived lightly next leaders. What we do today is with the land. important for what we will pass on We, in current times, need to to our children tomorrow. better understand and to honour The children come first. As a First Nation landscape experipeople, we won’t have anything to ences, perspectives and rights as pass on to our children if we do not they are witnessed in land claim safeguard our land. If we lose the agreements. The Peel planning

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 been such a plan for the Yukon, so inclusive of all sectors of society and forward thinking. And thus it is even more shamecommission’s report best approxi- ful that our Yukon Party governmates this respectful understand- ment is ignorant of, or couldn’t ing and best honours our colcare less about, the potential lective responsibilities to all First damage their dictatorial act can Nations, particularly those Tetlit have on the entire process of a Gwich’in elders, George and his functioning civil society. mother, Annie Robert and John Well I was elated to see at last Charlie Sr. month’s demonstration in supAs overly-consumptive port for the Peel that civil society societies we have assumed it is is alive and well here in the Yukon. our collective right to abuse our In fact, there is a very strong core natural landscape to support unrealistic economic wants while of support for fair play and what is destroying wildlife and their habi- right embedded within our society, represented by all walks of life. tat and the example of those few And it is strengthening and among us who lived lightly with spreading. the land. It is just such a shame that civil These earlier examples of society has to be used in protest living in harmony with natural of our government, to implore landscapes need to be carried forward and engendered into cur- them to listen to our desires and rent land use plans, otherwise we concerns, and to work with and for a strong civil society. significantly diminish all life. For the life of me, I can’t imOur grandmothers and grandfathers are looking down, expect- agine where the members of the Yukon Party ever got the idea they antly, upon us! could govern with such a stunning disrespect for the electorate. Jim Boyde They must have been the bullies on Whitehorse the school bus, taking kids lunch money and the likes. Like school bus bullies They would do well to realize that the Yukon legislature belongs Recently, I’ve been contemplating to the people of the Yukon. It is not the potential danger of the Yukon Party’s imposition of its own plan their private enclave, in which to hide behind locked doors and dicfor the Peel, over the democratically consulted final recommended tate their own ideologically driven plan of the commission, to under- policy. They will never engage us, because they know they do not mine and weaken civil society. have a case. They know that we, the Civil society is evident in a majority, are right. populace that is actively engaged, Come next election, they will as individuals, groups and NGOs, in the guidance of the governance have to come out from under their rocks and face us. They will of their territory. Conversely, it means a government that seeks out have no choice. And I know I am not the only one that will be at as society’s opinions and concerns many campaign events as possible, through discussion and consultato confront them, to hear their tion for direction in their governance, and the formulation of those pathetic rationale and expose their opinions and concerns into policy. paucity of reason one last time as the bullies are voted off the school There is no doubt the final bus for good. recommended plan of the commission is the quintessence of Jim Borisenko a strong and functioning civil society. I don’t think there has ever Tagish Lake

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There’s a $150,000, for instance, “to increase mentorship Ottawa among women entrepreneurs” and he Conservative govern$200,000 to study a breakwater ment continues to ratchet proposal in Saint John harbour. in the iron corset that will There are also a host of nonsqueeze an eye-catching electionbudgetary measures that carry no year surplus for the Canadian body cost, but were larded into the spare politic. budget to pad it out to a typical Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s 400-plus pages. 10th federal budget all but balThe Conservatives say they will ances the books this fiscal year, “empower the commissioner of leaving a negligible $2.9-billion competition to enforce” undefined shortfall heading into the 2015-16 new rules against differential counelection year – when Prime Mintry pricing of consumer items. ister Stephen Harper will go to the The budget promises to electorate sporting a surplus that publicize employment insurance could exceed $6 billion. benefits for apprentices, promote a It’s the fourth consecutive belt“Made-in-Canada” branding camtightening blueprint for Flaherty, paign and interprovincial trade, who used Tuesday’s budget speech crack down on terrorist financing, in the Commons to echo the and assert Canada’s claim to the words of Canada’s 1868 finance North Pole. minister: Much of the froth was strategic“I say that we ought to be most Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press ally leaked by the government careful in our outlay, and consider Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty delivers the budget in the House of Commons in in advance to colour media and well every shilling we expend,” Ottawa on Tuesday. public perceptions of the budget quothe Flaherty. before anyone had a chance to But amid leaks of a 2015 lion over five years to expand rural examine the entrails. Last year, that was down to 11 billion. That’s down from $280.5 Conservative electioneering billion in the fiscal year just ended, cents and it should hit 10.5 cents and northern broadband Internet Derek Vanstone, Harper’s strategy that already appears well and marks a dramatic decrease this year. service, and almost $400 million former deputy chief of staff, took developed, the 2014-15 austerity when inflation and population “They’re trying to put things over five years to help fix Parks to Twitter on Monday evening budget is also stuffed with lowgrowth are factored in. back on a sustainable path,” said Canada’s crumbling infrastructure. to scoff at all the talk of budget or zero-cost promises that wink Total government spending is Webb. They’ll spend another $10 mil- “leaks.” toward the coming campaign. expected to rebound somewhat to “Is there a lot of pain and lion on snowmobile trails, while “It’s not a (budget) leak if it’s Constituencies perceived to be $286.9 billion in the 2015-16 elec- dislocation? Of course there is. giving anglers a say in the conintentional; it’s pre-positioning,” complementary to the Conservation year. Austerity is never easy ....” servation of fish stocks. Vanstone wisely observed. tive brand get a break – including The inexorable squeeze is best A new poll from Harris-Decima The budget document, in fact, It’s an observation that might veterans, recreational fisheries, illustrated by government program shows an overwhelming Canadian is scattered with penny-ante anbe extended to the entire budget rural web surfers and snowmobil- expenditures as a percentage of consensus – 57-34 – in favour of nouncements that usually can’t document, which can be viewed ers – while smokers and public GDP. They are down to 13 per clearing up the deficit before any crowd into a fiscal blueprint that as pre-positioning for the 2015 servants take it on the chin. cent this year from 13.8 per cent new spending occurs. The teleelection. covers almost $280 billion in govIt’s all done on the cheap. in 2011-12 – a huge decrease on phone survey of 1,008 respond“Some people will say this a $1.8-trillion economy – and are ents found the consensus crossed budget is boring; I consider that projected to fall to 12.4 per cent by regional and party lines. Valentine’s a compliment,” Flaherty said at a 2018-19. And there are some spoonfuls Special Menu news conference, tipping his hat to “The extent of the cuts to of sugar with the harsh medicine. Live Latin former Ontario Progressive Condirect program spending are The Conservatives are movMusic servative premier Bill Davis. very substantial, yet we knew the ing to staunch a gaping political “It doesn’t have flashy spending government had to downsize from wound by topping up the Last We set the table... you set the mood! in it for this and for that and the the recession stimulus or there Post funeral fund for veterans and other baubles that some people was no way we could handle the expanding the eligibility criteria to might want.” aging baby boom generation,” said veterans of modern conflicts like Actual new spending amounts Mary Webb, senior economist at Afghanistan. to a total of $700 million against Scotiabank. There’s a promise of $305 milcuts that top $2 billion and an“There’s actual good, hard reaother $700 million in new tobacco sons for why they’re doing this.” The new Yukon home of taxes. 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Prime minister announces billions to retool First Nations education Bill Graveland

plan for First Nations which it says recognizes aboriginal control over schooling. STANDOFF, Alta. Prime Minister Stephen Harper he federal government has announced the plan at a high unveiled a retooled education Canadian Press


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school on the Blood reserve in southern Alberta on Friday alongside Assembly of First Nations national Chief Shawn Atleo. “This is historic and it is a great day for Canada, for First Nations communities and for the next generation,” Harper said. “But it is also long overdue.” The plan calls for minimum education standards consistent with provincial standards offreserve. It also says students will have to meet attendance requirements and teachers will have to be properly certified. Ottawa is to provide funding for core education, which includes language and cultural instruction, of $1.25 billion over three years starting in 2016. There’s a provision for a 4.5 per cent annual increase. Another $500 million over seven years is to go toward infrastructure and $160 million over four years is set aside for implementation. Atleo called the deal the beginning of a new era for First Nations children. “Today is about … fairness, opportunity and hope for First Nations children, youth and students,” said Atleo. “Today is a victory for First Nations leaders and citizens who have for decades, indeed since the first generation of residential school survivors, called for First Nations control of First Nations education.” A crowd of roughly 300 was on hand for the announcement. A protester briefly interrupted a ceremonial paddle-signing by Harper and Atleo. The unnamed woman said she represented people of Alberta’s Saddle Lake Cree Nation and of Treaty 6. She yelled that she objected to the deal, saying not all First Nations had been consulted. Atleo took the interruption in stride, acknowledging the woman’s concerns and saying he respected what she was saying.

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Graduation rates among First Nations children are among the lowest in Canada. Many communities see only half of high school students finish their basic education. Part of the expectation in the deal is that aboriginal schools award widely recognized diplomas and certificates to students who do finish their school on-reserve. The government says this requirement does not currently exist and has resulted in First Nations youth – not being able to prove their educational achievements – being turned away from jobs or postsecondary institutions. It’s a package that has been years in the making and came close to collapse several times. Harper’s Conservative government had let slide a general aboriginal funding arrangement that had been brokered with First Nations by former prime minister Paul Martin’s government in what was called the Kelowna Accord. Harper instead has focused his aboriginal policy primarily on education. Discussions with First Nations were difficult from the get-go. Chiefs and grassroots membership,

carrying brutal memories of residential schools, bristled at the idea of federal government involvement in their educational outcomes. But the Assembly of First Nations agreed to work with Ottawa in the hopes of improving the funding situation on reserves across the country. Ottawa’s insistence that funding in most places was adequate and that any new funding would be tied to legislation and accountability measures, led to a loud backlash. A year ago, Atleo nearly lost his job for working closely with Harper. Chiefs objected to Ottawa’s approach and many demanded that Atleo walk away. Also, within the federal cabinet, several ministers felt there was little political benefit to Harper continuing discussions. As a last-ditch effort towards the end of last year, the AFN laid out several conditions for an agreement. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt made positive noises, which paved the way to Friday’s announcement. Atleo still faces much anger in some First Nations circles for working with Harper.

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Conservative election reforms help address old leadership debt conundrum Bruce Cheadle

retroactively, allowing debtors to go back to their original supporters to help pay off old loans. OTTAWA At the time, then democratic roposed changes to Canada’s reform minister Tim Uppal conelections law will do nothing firmed the legislation would apply to address unpaid leadership loans to “existing debts.” that the governing Conservatives That bill died on the order have used repeatedly to bash both paper. their political opponents and ElecNow, Poilievre is proposing to tions Canada. fix the problem for future races But the reforms should, in only – inoculating his Conservative future, eliminate the catch-22 that party, while leaving its political optrapped some past leadership can- ponents to twist in the wind. didates in unrepayable debts. Poilievre’s office confirms the “The bill would keep big money proposed reforms won’t change the from special interests out of the ground rules for those old debts. process by banning the use of loans “Elections Canada has the – unpaid loans – to evade donation power under the existing act to limits,” Pierre Poilievre, the Coninvestigate whether Liberal leaderservative minister for democratic ship candidates deliberately used reform, said in the Commons this unpaid loans to evade donation week. limits,” Gabrielle Renaud-Mattey, The legislation, once passed, Poilievre’s spokeswoman, said in would allow future leadership con- an email. tenders to spend up to $25,000 of “It remains to be seen if such their own cash on the race, while an investigation will proceed and allowing candidates in general it would not be impacted by the elections to spend $5,000. (new) Fair Elections Act.” It would also double the repayThe government refuses to ment period for loans to three acknowledge that Yves Cote, the years from 18 months, while commissioner of elections, publicly restricting lenders to accredited stated last July that the existing law financial institutions and political “lacks sufficient clarity to support parties themselves, using market enforcement action in the criminal interest rates. courts.” Most importantly, leadership Backed by the director of public contestants would be allowed to prosecutions – the very office in continue soliciting funds from old which the elections commissioner donors in the years after a race will reside under the new reform ends. bill – Cote stated that “no enforceCurrently, donors to leadership ment action can be taken against campaigns are held to a one-time the leadership contestants in relalifetime limit of $1,200 – unlike tion to their unpaid debts.” contributors to parties and elecAccording to the NDP, two tion candidates, who can give the candidates from the party’s 2012 limit year after year. leadership race – Brian Topp and The current rules mean that Niki Ashton – still have outstandleadership candidates who find ing debts more than 18 months themselves in debt must continue after that contest. drumming up entirely new supAnd at least three Liberal canporters long after the race is over – didates from last April’s leadership a nearly impossible task, especially race were reported deep in debt for losing bidders. last fall, although they’ve not yet A 2011 Conservative reform passed the 18-month repayment bill proposed to fix the problem deadline. Canadian Press


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Marc Maynard, chief of Elections Canada, appears before a House of Commons committee in Ottawa last Thursday.

Scott Simms, the Liberal critic on democratic reform, noted the Conservatives are fixing leadership financing problems only after the Liberals chose Justin Trudeau and the NDP elected Tom Mulcair in leadership races. “Timing is a funny thing,” said Simms. “The next one, we know darn well, is going to be theirs.” Poilievre has been the pointy end of the Conservative stick on the issue for years. He has needled Liberals, New Democrats and the impartial elections watchdog alike over the question of unresolved debts. As far back as May 2008, Poilievre was hounding then Liberal chief Stephane Dion about the arrears on his 2006 leadership debt. “The only escape is if Elections Canada steps in to protect the Liberal leader with preferential treatment and an extension,” Poilievre told the Commons at the time. In October 2012, Poilievre used the debts to parry opposition questions about Peter Penashue, the Conservative cabinet minister

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net minister Bal Gosal – who still had unpaid loans from the 2011 election campaign 18 months later, according to Elections Canada records. Since 2004, Elections Canada shows 128 candidates, including 35 Conservatives, had not repaid loans within the requisite 18 months after a general election. The government never speaks of these unpaid loans as being an issue. As recently as last June, shortly before he became the democratic reform minister, Poilievre defended MP Dean Del Mastro in the Commons by citing unpaid Liberal leadership debts. Del Mastro has since been charged with election expense offences from his 2008 Conservative campaign. Meanwhile, four Liberal candidates from the 2006 leadership race are still in debt, and Elections Canada has said it can neither grant them any more extensions nor can it prosecute them. The government’s attitude, said Simms, amounts to, “’How dare you not pay back loans?’ – although we see where you’re coming from, so we’re going to fix that before we get into our leadership (race).” “I think it speaks to the vindictiveness,” he said.

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A vision for Yukon as a tech leader

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Moldovan IT expert Vasile Nedelciuc says Yukon could become an information technology hotbed with the right infrastructure and investment.

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visitor from Moldova has a dream for the Yukon. He wants to see a strong information and technology sector here that would service big clients from around the world while providing good local jobs for bright Yukon minds. “People will not only rely on mining,” said Vasile Nedelciuc in an interview last week. “Young generations will not leave their location of origin. They will stay in Yukon, work in Yukon, provide different types of services and not rely only on one type of industry, like it was in Moldova in Soviet time.” Nedelciuc was invited to the Yukon for the research innovation and commercialization workshop hosted by the Yukon Research Centre last week. His dream is achievable within five or 10 years, he said. And he’s seen it done before. Nedelciuc helped to grow an unlikely IT sector in Moldova after the fall of the Soviet Union. Before that, the primary economic driver was agriculture. Moldova did have an infor-

mation and technology sector before the fall, but it mostly serviced the Soviet military industry. Their software was mostly pirated from the West, said Nedelciuc. After the fall, the IT industry collapsed. With out-of-date tools, it could not compete on a global stage. Nedelciuc was an associate professor of computer science before he joined the democratic movement that eventually toppled the communist regime. He spent 11 years in politics, was a member of the Moldovan parliament and chaired the foreign policy committee. But eventually he found that he could not accomplish his vision for the country through politics alone, he said. “The new democracy is not easy to build in an area where for decades we had an authoritarian regime where people lost their links with real life and they were forced to live according to Communist regime rules.” So with the help of a courageous investor from the United Kingdom, Nedelciuc started an IT company with the goal

of providing good jobs to the brightest people in Moldova. They eyed large U.K and U.S. companies and tailored training and services to those markets. “They need people who respect deadlines, people who deliver everything in time, people who are very communicative, people who use modern tools and people who are very inventive.” Staff received free English lessons and training in the most modern Western tools. The government helped, too, waiving income taxes for employees with a diploma in information technology working in the IT sector. The company had it’s first great success in 2001 when it coordinated the first pay-per-view Internet webcast, an Elton John concert live in Turkey. Today, Endava employs 1,400 in four countries and has major global clients including top banks and stock exchanges. Nedelciuc is sure that the Yukon could similarly become an IT hub, servicing major clients on the west coast of North America. “I’m convinced that many

companies located on the western coast of America would prefer working with Whitehorse if you establish good companies here.” All it would take is some vision, a little government support and some gestation time, said Nedelciuc. Yukon must first invest in its communications infrastructure, he said. The government should also provide incentives to attract the best companies and the brightest minds. It must also invest in training, partnering with the best IT schools to set up a campus here or provide courses online, said Nedelciuc. “The government should recognize that this sector is important for the country, because now those who are working with IT tomorrow will lead the world.” The scheme won’t pay off for about 5 or 10 years, he said. But after that, the Yukon would have a strong sector to not only help diversify the territory’s economy but give some of Yukon’s brightest minds a reason to stay home. “I’m afraid that young people who have started in high

schools, many of them dream of working with informatics, with electronics, with aviation, other fields. “They will look for other cities in Canada or will immigrate to United States to fulfil their dreams. You should think about young generations. You should think about sectors which provide jobs which are very, very efficient, and profitable economically. “People working in IT, they are not polluting the environment, they are using a very small electricity, and they are working in offices remotely sending different messages resolving problems for big customers.” Nedelciuc said he hopes Yukoners will step up to make his dream a reality. “I wish all the best to young Yukoners, and I encourage them to convince or force the government to hear their voice and provide more opportunities for getting jobs locally, and not emigrating. Because you have a wonderful territory. I’ve visited some places around. It’s so nice, very nice. Beautiful.” Contact Jacqueline Ronson at


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Internal report says Parks Canada buildings in worse shape than claimed Dean Beeby Canadian Press

OTTAWA arks Canada’s crumbling forts, historical houses and other heritage structures are in much poorer shape than the agency estimates. That’s the finding of an independent consultant asked to review a comprehensive inventory created by Parks Canada to determine how much repair work is needed for its varied infrastructure across the country. The agency’s 2012 inventory found that 47 per cent of all its assets – from dams, bridges and roads, to old stone forts – are in poor or very poor condition. But Opus International Consultants Ltd. said its own sampling of hundreds of assets pushed that overall level to 53 per cent. And so-called cultural assets – the historical houses, fortifications, locks and other heritage gems from Canada’s past – are in even worse shape. Opus estimates 61 per cent of these 2,000 structures are in poor or very poor shape,


compared with Parks Canada’s more rosy assessment of just 33 per cent. “Results indicate that at the portfolio level the value of (Parks Canada) assets in poor condition has increased from condition reported in the 2012 National Asset Review,” says the Opus report, which cost taxpayers $316,000. A copy of the Dec. 16, 2013, document was obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. Parks Canada has come under fire in recent years for weak management of its realestate portfolio, which includes historic canals and archeological sites, in addition to campgrounds, access roads and visitor centres. An internal evaluation in 2009 slammed officials for failing to maintain a reliable inventory of hundreds of buildings and other structures, estimated to be worth some $15 billion today. In response, Parks Canada undertook a thorough review of all its assets in 2012 to set a baseline, estimating there was

which she said largely backs the inventory estimates about the cost of repair work. “Parks Canada has invested an average of $119 million annually over the last 10 years on the recapitalization of its infrastructure,” Genevieve Patenaude said in an email. “Investments include incremental capital resources announced by the government, the most recent of which was $19 million announced in Budget 2013 to address critical improvements to national park highways and bridges.” Parks Canada, which operates more than 200 national parks, historic sites and marine Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press conservation areas, has been Parks Canada’s crumbling forts, such as Citadel Hill in Halifax, hit hard since 2012 with budget historical houses and other heritage structures are in much cuts. The agency lost some 587 poorer shape than the agency estimates. staff in 2012-2013, for example, or about 13 per cent of its Instead, irreplaceable cul$2.9 billion worth of deferred workforce. tural assets were found to be repairs. At the same time, 20.6 milthe most neglected, with almost lion people visited its sites in More than half the deferred work was earmarked for water- two-thirds requiring about 2012-2013, a three per cent $230 million worth of repairs ways, highways and bridges – increase and the first rise in so-called high-risk assets – but and maintenance work. visitor numbers in four years. A spokeswoman for Parks Opus found these structures Canada said the agency is still were in better condition than reviewing the Opus report, Parks Canada estimated. used vehicle sales


Gen X and Y may be too confident about house, kids and retirement eight times the average pre-tax, full-time yearly salary. In 1997, the TORONTO average Canadian home only cost ake off the rose-coloured five times the average salary. glasses, Generation X and When it comes to kids, 70 per Generation Y. cent of the survey’s respondents That’s the message from the who want to start a family said Bank of Montreal Wealth Instithey’ll be able to pay for posttute, which says young adults and secondary education – which BMO teens may be overly confident says could be as high as $140,000 about facing life’s major financial for a child born in 2013. milestones. There was a similar optimism According to a 13-page report about their older years, with 65 per issued Friday, the bank says 68 per cent saying they expect to retire cent of those recently surveyed in “comfortably” when they choose to these age groups believe they’ll be do so. A majority also planned on able to buy a house at some point. stopping work at around age 61 – It says that’s optimistic, given two years earlier than the average the average home now costs almost Baby Boomer. Canadian Press


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Canadian Twitter sensation Alexander Broad pokes fun at Sochi Games Tyler Harper

Twitter’s latest satire-of-the-moment account, @SochiProblems. The Internet sensation, which thletes trapped in bathrooms. Hobegan Tuesday, had already amassed tel rooms still under construction. over 331,000 followers by Sunday. Clowns wandering the streets. Broad hoped for at most 30 folAlexander Broad is doing his lowers. By Wednesday morning he best to document everything wrong had 11,000 and a spotlight he wasn’t and weird at the Winter Games with Canadian Press


expecting. “Never in a million years. I made it as a joke. The entire idea of this came as a joke, something to laugh at,” says the Pickering, Ont., native. The idea came to Broad on Tuesday morning as he sat in a journalism class at Toronto’s Centennial College


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while looking for breaking news. By then Canadian and international journalists were arriving in Sochi, Russia to find facilities still under construction, and pictures of the debacle were trending on Twitter. Broad had his idea. Now he needed a moniker. Before the class, Broad spilt Tim Hortons coffee on a plaid jacket, which seemed like a uniquely Canadian problem to the 20-year-old. Now he was searching for what there was to worry about in Sochi. “From there on it just kind of grew. It’s sprouted into this giant thing,” he says. The word giant doesn’t do Broad’s popularity justice – @SochiProblems has more followers than either the official Sochi Games profile or the Canadian Olympic team’s account, and has also caught the attention of American media such as The Washington Post, USA Today and ABC. Satirical accounts are the norm on Twitter. Fake feeds for celebrities, politicians and fictional characters proliferate on the social media website, even if many only last as long as the zeitgeist they’ve captured allows them to remain relevant. That’s got Broad under pressure to watch the Olympics all the time for material. “I think the biggest thing, I feel

like it’s just like I’ve got to stay alert to everything a lot more,” he says, adding he draws the line at staying up through the night. Broad’s favourite Olympic mishap so far was a series of tweets from a Canadian journalist who arrived at his hotel room late at night only to find the locks had been changed. “I was just sitting on my couch reading them and absolutely, I had tears flowing from my eyes,” he said. “I was laughing quite hard. I don’t know why it triggered that but I thought it was quite funny.” Broad was quickly outed as the mind behind @SochiProblems. All the popularity means he is taking Twitter more seriously than his readers might know. After realizing one of the pictures he posted wasn’t taken at Sochi, Broad tweeted a correction and now does his best to verify all his material is real. Now he’s wondering if a Twitter account started as a joke should become about something more. “The whole idea of this entire account was a satire,” he said. “I think that’s what a lot of people are calling it. I made the entire thing out of a joke, and I have tweeted things that have … some political-ish type things. “But a lot of the things I’ve tweeted there’s a lot of humour in it as well. So I’m still not entirely sure.”



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that we look forward to so much,” he wrote on and TORONTO “So today we made the deciashing Olympics coverage in sion to say goodbye to NBC, pony the United States seems to up the $12/month fee, and buy have become a sport in itself for a Canadian IP address so we can fans seeking live coverage south watch CBC’s live coverage.” of the border, with a groundswell A spokesperson for NBC of NBC-targeted rage emerging Sports pointed out that NBC in the Winter Games’ opening Universal is presenting more than weekend. 1,500 hours of Olympics coverJust days into Sochi, thousands age, more than 1,200 of which are have revived the Twitter hashtag live. #NBCfail from previous Games “NBCSN is televising live every with fresh complaints, while an performance in the figure skatonline petition to wrest broadcast ing competition – the first time rights away from the peacock net- that has ever been offered in an work has popped up online, and Olympics – and the channels of at least one desperate household NBCUniversal are offering live has purchased a Canadian IP coverage of men’s and women’s address to stream CBC coverage hockey, bobsled, Nordic cominstead. bined, cross-country skiing, speed L.A.-based Olympics fan Mor- skating, and ski jumping,” the gan Linton said Monday that he spokesperson said in an emailed and his Canadian-born wife were statement, adding that NBCOso disappointed in NBC’s delayed offers live streaming coverage they turned to a foreign of every event. IP provider for live CBC and BBC Still, NBC’s coverage is dwarfed feeds. by that of CBC and its broadcast “It’s terrible,” Linton said of partners, which offer more than NBC’s Internet stream in particu- 1,500 hours of TV and another lar. 1,500 hours of online streaming. “They pretty much show two Nevertheless, the nine-hour athletes and then 10 minutes of time difference between Sochi commercials and then another and North America’s Eastern two athletes and then 10 minTime zone has been brutal for utes of commercials and they are Olympics fans looking for live still not covering all the athletes coverage on either side of the around the world. ... I’d say 90 border. per cent of what we’re watching is CBC offers live material but CBC streaming.” only after midnight and into the Linton was so incensed with late morning. NBC’s coverage he posted an As with NBC, CBC’s primeopen letter to the broadcaster time coverage consists of packaged highlights well after events online. “By not providing live coverage have taken place. But Linton said it’s still more comprehensive – of the Olympics, NBC has made and international in scope – than it impossible to enjoy something Canadian Press


what he could find in his homeland. And Linton points out CBC’s online stream is available to anyone in Canada while NBC’s “Live Extra” online service requires an account with an existing cable/ satellite provider and a specific cable package. He said he upgraded his basic package on Saturday to access those feeds, and admitted he had yet to fully explore his new TV options. But he complained about having to pay for something that CBC appeared to provide for free. CBC declined to comment on U.S. residents accessing Canadian-only streaming, with a representative saying only that the public broadcaster is complying with its International Olympic Committee contract. The complaints are reminiscent of those that emerged during the 2012 Olympics in London, when a massive social media backlash emerged from viewers annoyed they couldn’t watch programming live and online for free. They rallied around the hashtag #NBCFail, and that Twitter phrase seems to have made a strong comeback with the Sochi Games. According to the social-analytics site Topsy, #NBCFail was

used more than 14,000 times in the week leading up to Monday afternoon. “I hate you @NBCOlympics,” tweeted someone with the handle @KiraAynDavis. “w/ the burning heat of a thousand suns #NBCFail I hate you.” “Dear @NBCOlympics, Fix your website. It sucks Thanks, The world #Sochi2014 #SochiProblems #NBCFail,” added a poster with the handle @ The–Matas. If that wasn’t enough, a petition dated Monday demanded the U.S. government “rescind NBC’s monopoly on the broadcast and distribution of the Olympics Games.” “American citizens should have the ability to watch, share, and enjoy athletes from all nations, in all disciplines as they compete on

a world stage,” states the petition, which had only garnered eight signatures at petitions. as of Monday afternoon. Since posting his letter, Linton says he’s received lots of echoed comments from other U.S. Olympics fans who have set up their own Canadian IP addresses. Meanwhile, those who are less tech-savvy are eager to get in on the action too. “It’s had a ton of reads ... and I had a lot of people reach out to me last night asking for instructions on how to set up VPN (virtual private network),” he said, while urging NBC to change its online course. “They should do it like CBC is doing it and make it so that it’s live and anybody in the U.S. can watch it.”


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String Theory tied together by ‘creative limitations’ Ashley Joannou News Reporter


he latest show at Arts Underground is proof you don’t need heaps of material to be artistic. String Theory is being put on by 15 students at the Yukon School of Visual Art in Dawson City. Each student created a unique piece of art. Some are 2-D, some are 3-D, some are abstract, and some are representational. But each piece is connected to the rest by the six items students were forced to use to create them. They all contain fur, wax, thread or string, ink, watercolour and paper. It’s a technique the students chose themselves, known as “creative limitations,” explained instructor Veronica Verkley. “That’s basically giving yourself, or being given, some kind of limit on what you can do in a project. You initially feel that they are limitations that are going to stop you from doing whatever you want,” she said. “But at the same time, being able to work within those limits can make you really stretch and push yourself and move you into something even more interesting than you might have done if there was no limit at all.” The annual SOVA show is always student-driven, Verkley said. The class is involved in every step of the process, from making images for the invitations, to writing the press release, to figuring out how to hang the art. The idea of using limitations to channel creativity is not a new one. Verkley pointed to famous children’s wordsmith Dr. Seuss as an example of when placing rules on your work can help everything go right. As legend has it, Seuss was once asked by his publisher to write a story using only 50 different words. Out of that challenge, came the Seussian classic Green Eggs and Ham. Student Malanka Topper said forcing herself out of her comfort zone was a challenge, especially when it came to combining all the different materials into one piece of art. “Fur and thread would be usual, and wax and paper

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Roch, a portrait by Sally DeMerchant.

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Take Me, a multimedia sculpture by Dana Levine, hangs over the gallery at Arts Underground as part of the Yukon School of Visual Art student show, String Theory.

would also be pretty usual, but to have so many in one, was really interesting,” she said. Though she is normally most comfortable working with pen and ink or paper sculptures, Topper said she is pleased with the mountain landscape piece that this type of work allowed her to create. “I was really happy. It was cool because it’s not the kind of thing I usually do. In some ways I had lower expectations for myself,” she said. “But when you’re looking at it with fresh eyes it’s really interesting.” It also allowed her to enjoy the creativity of the other students in the small class. “Everyone’s was so different,” she said. “It’s actually really neat to see all the variety you can have even though we all had to use the same material.” Student Amy McAllister called her piece, which resembles something similar to

paper dolls but uses the outline of animals, “probably the most fulfilling thing I’ve done while being here at school.” That’s in part because of the freedom that came from having no direction aside from the material, she said. While some artists may find working with required material overwhelming, McAllister said she didn’t. “Not at all actually. It’s like I meditate or something. I close my eyes and something comes out of my head immediately,” she said. In the end, the final show is something all the students can be proud of, Verkley said. “I think it’s pretty neat. When you look at all the work together, even though there was no limit in terms of subject matter or approach. I feel like they are all really cohesive together.” String Theory runs until March 1. Contact Ashley Joannou at

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Titles of nobility are source of confusion to spend more time with your us), or posting a sign-up sheet guests. You could take aside a for KP, is there a polite way to particularly close friend and encourage guests to help out? confide that the work is getting Under the circumstances, is you down a bit, considering it appropriate to ask for their that you miss much of the fun; help? (I would never consider asking invited dinner guests to your apparent helplessness, by Judith plus the implied threat that you help me clean up.) Martin might be closing down, should GENTLE READER: A stallead that person to suggest wart defender of freely given hospitality, Miss Manners nev- organizing a rotating system so ertheless recognizes a difference that no one gets left out all the time. between sometime guests and With any luck, this will the like-family sort. DEAR MISS MANNERS: produce shame, not only in Certainly, dinner guests Why, upon marriage, were the organizer but in everyone, should never be asked to help. Camilla Parker Bowles and If they want to be helpful, they and you will be approached to Catherine Middleton styled the can answer invitations immedi- design that sign-up sheet. Duchess of Cornwall and the The risk you take is that they ately, refrain from stating their Duchess of Cambridge, rather will all pile into the kitchen, food likes and dislikes, show than “Princess Camilla” or having a wonderful time, while up on time, socialize cheer“Princess Catherine”? you rest alone in the living GENTLE READER: You fully and leave on time. If they room. would have to ask the British offer to help clear the table or queen, who bestowed those clean up, they may be firmly titles. The general belief is that DEAR MISS MANNERS: discouraged, but if such offers the public would have resented What do you call the objects are accepted, the work should DEAR MISS MANNERS: a new Princess of Wales after that hold up silverware off the be kept to a minimum. OverWhat is the rule of thumb with the death of the previous one. table? I have a set and cannot night guests may volunteer to men’s suit coats that have the And perhaps it would not have find any info about them. do more, and should keep their maker’s cloth tag tacked on the been politic to give the latest GENTLE READER: They are rooms neat. sleeve of a coat? Keep it on or member of the family a higher knife rests. When flatware was Like-family is, however, a take it off? title than that lady’s stepmothdifferent category (which, oddly commonly used for different GENTLE READER: Is the er-in-law. gentleman merely modeling the enough, doesn’t always include courses, the knives, and their But under no circumstances all relatives — just liked-family, friends the forks, would plop suit, with hopes of reselling it? would they have been “Princess as it were). Friends who qualify down, exhausted, when no one If not, Miss Manners cannot DEAR MISS MANNERS: Camilla” or “Princess Cathhave the privilege of proposing was looking. And leave a mess imagine why he would display I received an invitation seven erine.” And although the late on the tablecloth, which can be the manufacturer’s name on his their own visits — subject, of days before a wedding. With it Princess of Wales was widely avoided through the judicious course, to the convenience of sleeve. referred to as “Princess Diana,” was a request for money to help use of knife rests. the hosts — but they also have DEAR MISS MANNERS: We pay for the honeymoon in Bali. that was incorrect; correctly, (Please send your questions to Miss added responsibility. Miss Manhave a large, extended circle of I barely know the person. she was Diana, Princess of Manners at her website, www. ners finds it unconscionable GENTLE READER: And you friends who are essentially like Wales.; to her email, that a dozen such people loll family. We also have a large, are not moved to want to send; or This is because the British around your house while you conveniently located home the couple on an expensive through postal mail to Miss Manners, system makes a distinction labor in the kitchen. and frequently have overnight trip? How can you be so hardUniversal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., between birth and marriage Your excuse for asking for guests. It’s not uncommon for a hearted? Kansas City, MO 64106.) as a way of acquiring titles. help should be that you want weekend breakfast to include a Miss Manners can only hope With the exception of a queen dozen or more people. that this is because you have consort, the title precedes the I love cooking for and servworthier outlets for philangiven name only when inhering that many guests, but I thropy. ited. Thus, the late Princess of find the cleanup also winds up DEAR MISS MANNERS: I Wales was, before her marriage, falling to me. The results are have a friend who constantly Lady Diana, as her father was bragged about what a wonder- that instead of spending my day an earl. But of course that is a socializing with our guests, I title of nobility, not royalty, and ful marriage she had. 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and she is in a new relationship. Whenever a group of us are together, all of us married except her, she belittles our marriages and puts down marriage. We are getting a bit tired of this. We listened and were supportive the first couple of years and put up with the comments due to her grief. Now we want her to stop. How to respond when she does this next time we all see her? GENTLE READER: Each of you should respond, every time, by saying, “Next time we hope you’ll be as lucky as we are.” It is not just because this is a kind thing to say that Miss Manners recommends it. It is also because the rehearsed chorus will alert your friend that there has been talk about her repeated disparagement of marriage, and it is time to stop.


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Allen Moore defends Yukon Quest title Tom Patrick News Reporter


llen Moore has now won the Yukon Quest in both directions. After winning last year’s international sled dog race from Whitehorse to Fairbanks, the 56-year-old of Two Rivers, Alaska, won it in the other direction, ending outside Whitehorse early Monday morning. Moore reached the finish line at Takhini Hot Springs at 3:12 a.m. Monday morning, finishing with a time of eight days, 14 hours and 21 minutes. “We had some great conditions,” said Moore. “The trail was icier than normal, so it let you go a little bit faster, and sometimes too fast. It was hard to slow them down, especially at the beginning of the race. They wanted to go faster than I wanted to go. “The worst part was right before Dawson. After that there was adequate snow, but it wasn’t deep snow, so you were going really fast. “There were no snowstorms or anything like that to slow us down.” Moore’s time this year is over five hours shorter than last year’s, which has been called a record. Purists may disagree with the assertion. Alterations in last year’s “1,000mile” race made the course closer to 950 miles and this year’s race was about 920 miles (1,480 kilometres). Both years the American Summit was bypassed and this year the finish line was moved from downtown to the hot springs due to thin ice on the Yukon River. “It’s kind of how you look at it,” said Moore. “It’s definitely a record; it doesn’t matter if (the trail) is shortened or not. More times than not this course is changed for whatever reason, due to weather, due to conditions … The course is always different than it was the year before. “It’s definitely the fastest it’s been, no matter what the course is.” Tok, Alaska’s Hugh Neff, who finished almost eight hours behind Moore for second place, doesn’t agree. “You can’t really say it’s a record time because of the mileage and stuff,” said Neff. The 2012 Quest champion, who placed second last year, also behind Moore, did agree that the course was “lightning fast.” “There was a lot of places where there wasn’t much snow at all, so there wasn’t much to hold the dogs back,” said Neff. “It can be dangerous if there isn’t any snow, then it’s slippery and icy, but there was just enough that gave them a bit of traction.” “As long as I’m in the top three I’m doing alright, that’s the way I look at it,” he said of placing second. “I’m surprised I’m in second, I didn’t think I had that calibre a dog team. We were dropping a lot

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Allen Moore arrived at the Yukon Quest finish line at Takhini Hot Springs at 3:12 a.m. on Monday to win the race a second time.

of younger dogs earlier in the race that had never done the Quest before, so I ended up with a smaller team compared to everyone else. But they were all veteran dogs who knew where they were going.” Moore began the race with the maximum 14 dogs and dropped three along the way, the same as in last year’s Quest. He had a lot of confidence in his team. “We knew from the get-go this was the most veteran team we’ve ever had,” said Moore. “Normally I’ll have a few young ones thrown in there, not knowing what they can do, but that was not the case this year. Most of them had run multiple 1,000-mile races before. “So they were a mature team, a no-nonsense team, who knew what they were doing.” Neither Moore nor Neff were the first to reach Dawson City, the race’s halfway point. Eureka, Alaska’s Brent Sass reached the Klondike town first but on Feb. 4, but withdrew from the race after falling from his sled and hitting his head against the ice before the Braeburn checkpoint. Sass, who placed third in last year’s Quest, was in second place at the time of his accident. “I was fatigued and nodded off, falling backwards off my sled and hit my head on the lake ice,” said Sass on his Facebook page. “When I got up, the team was just up the trail probably wondering why I was laying on the trail behind them. I got up to the team and straightened them out, but I was clearly not all there and was suffering from concussion symptoms.”

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John Schandelmeier arrives with his frosty team at Pelly Crossing on Sunday.

Sass’s misfortune on the trail precipitated moments of extreme sportsmanship from his two closest rivals. Not only did Moore remain at the Braeburn checkpoint – the race’s final checkpoint – almost an hour longer than he was required to in order to check on the state of his competitor, Neff fed Sass’s dogs and led them to Braeburn. “Brent is usually the one helping people,” said Moore. “I wish I could have been behind him so I could be the one helping him.” “(The dogs are) all doing good and Brent’s a tough kid and he’ll be back,” said Neff. “It’s just a tough learning experience because he was having a great run. We’ve all had our ups and downs, but I’m totally confident he’ll be back and he’ll do well.” At time of press on Tuesday,

Quest rookie Matt Hall of Two Rivers was on his way to a third place finish. Dawson City’s Brian Wilmshurst – the last Yukoner in the race – was in 10th place out of just 11 teams. As winner, Moore will take home at least $22,700 in prize money. However, his slice of the $115,000 purse is growing as the field of teams shrinks to record lows. Moore will also pocket four ounces of gold that would have gone to Sass for reaching Dawson first, but Sass was required to finish the race to keep it. “I’ll be back every year,” said Neff. “My license plate is ‘YQUEST,’ so the Quest is my life. This was my 14th Quest and if everything goes well, I’ll do 40 of them ... I’m 46, we’ll see what I say when I’m 60.” Contact Tom Patrick at

For a second year in a row the Yukon Quest has experienced a canine fatality. Bashful, a dog belonging to race veteran Dave Dalton of Healy, Alaska, has passed away, the Yukon Quest has confirmed. A necropsy will be performed. Dalton scratched from the race at the Pelly Crossing on Tuesday. Last year’s fatality was the first since the 2011 Quest in which two dogs died. The worst Quest for deaths in recent years was in 2007 when three dogs perished.

Quest field shrinks to record low This year’s Quest will see the smallest field of teams finish in the race’s history, slipping under the previous record of 13 teams in 1995. With four scratches and three withdrawn, only 11 teams remain, at press time on Tuesday. The Quest also had the smallest field in the race’s history begin the race with 18 leaving Fairbanks on Feb. 1.


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Nishikawa leads Canadian team in Olympic debut

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Whitehorse’s Emily Nishikawa approaches the finish in the women’s 15-kilometre skiathlon at the Sochi Olympic Games in Russia on Saturday. Nishikawa led the Canadian team with a 42nd place finish in the race.

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Nishikawa races in the women’s 15-kilometre skiathlon on Saturday.

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mily Nishikawa was the first cross-country skier to bring a maple leaf over a finish line at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The Whitehorse skier led the Canadian team with a 42nd-place finish in the 15-kilometre skiathlon – 7.5 kilometres of classic followed by 7.5 kilometres of free technique – on Saturday in Russia. It was Nishikawa’s first Olympic race of her career. “I was really happy with my race,” she said in an email to the

News. “I had such an incredible experience at my first Olympic race. It was an amazing atmosphere, beautiful day and I was able to have a great race.” The 24-year-old finished in 42 minutes and 4.7 seconds, 3:31.1 behind winner Marit Bjoergen of Norway, who earned her fourth Olympic gold medal of her career. Canadian teammates Brittany Webster and Amanda Ammar placed 51st and 55th, respectively. Nishikawa was understandably excited, but she tried to keep it business-as-usual during the race, she said.

“I was very excited to be racing at the Olympics,” said Nishikawa. “I really enjoyed the whole experience, but during the race, I really tried to keep it the same and focus.” Quebec’s Alex Harvey led Canada with an 18th-place finish in the men’s 30-kilometre skiathlon on Sunday. Teammates Ivan Babikov and Graeme Killick came in 25th and 45th. Nishikawa will be back in action on Thursday for the 10-kilometre classic. She will likely compete in the 30-kilometre skate on Feb. 22, however, the official decision will be made by the team in the days leading up to the race. “I thought Emily skied very well,” said Canadian coach Justin Wadsworth, in a news release from Cross Country Canada. “She hung in there with some top girls and put up a good fight. Brittany and Amanda were maybe not as strong but it was good to get that first race in.” Nishikawa is the first Yukon cross-country skier to compete at the Olympics since Jane Vincent and Lucy Steele at the Albertville Games in 1992. Cross Country Yukon head coach Alain Masson of Whitehorse is also in Sochi on Team Canada. Masson, who competed at three Olympics in cross-country skiing

and cycling, is at his fourth Games as a wax technician for Canada. “Sochi has been great so far,” said Nishikawa. “The volunteers are very friendly, the cross country

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ellowknifer Jamie Koe and his N.W.T. rink will represent the North at the Tim Hortons Brier next month. Team Koe swept up the spot at the 2014 Yukon/N.W.T. Men’s Curling Championship, the last playdown to be held between the two territories with the introduction of relegation rounds at next year’s Brier. Koe went undefeated in six games over the weekend at the Whitehorse Curling Club to gain entry to his eighth Brier – the Canadian men’s curling championship. “We had a big day yesterday, we knew if we won both games yesterday we clinched it, and we had two really tough games,” said Koe on Sunday. “We got off to a slow start in both of them and the Yukon teams really came after us and forced us really hard. We had to make our last shot to win in both games. “We feel good going back. We have three weeks to practise before going back because we have to get a little better before we go down there.” Representing the Yukon in the playdown were Yukon champs Team Paslawski and Yukon 2 Team Scoffin. The Paslawski rink, which includes skip Pat Paslawski, third Doug Hamilton, second Alexander Peech and lead Trent Derkatch, placed second with a 3-3 record. “We have three sick guys and we’re just tired,” said Paslawski. “It was a mentally draining weekend – physically as well. “We learned a lot, had lots of fun,” he added. “The N.W.T. guys were nice to play against, were real pleasant out on the ice and we learned a lot. That’s what we went into the weekend looking for, to try and improve ourselves and learn how to play against teams like Jamie Koe’s. “We had a chance in our first game against Jamie. If not for one

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Top, Yellowknifer Jamie Koe sends a rock down the ice during the Yukon/N.W.T. Men’s Curling Championship at the Whitehorse Curling Club on Saturday. Koe won the two territories’ spot at the Tim Hortons Brier for his eighth time. Right, Yukon skip Pat Paslawski watches a teammate’s shot during the playdown.

bad end, we could have beat him.” Team Scoffin – skip Wade Scoffin, third Steve Fecteau, second Mitchell Young, lead Clint Ireland and sub/coach Kevin Patterson – finished 2-4, with a win over Paslawski and N.W.T. 2, Team Skauge. Skauge’s only win of the weekend was over Scoffin on Sunday morning to wrap-up the playdown. “Congratulations to Jamie’s team, Pat’s team played really well as well,” said Scoffin. “We’re here enjoying ourselves.” Scoffin and Ireland played on the

last Yukon rink to reach the Brier in 2008, a year in which Koe did not qualify to represent N.W.T. in the territories’ playdown. Team Koe, which this year includes third Kevin Whitehead, second Brad Chorostkowski and lead Robert Border, has won the territories’ Brier spot the last six years. In 2012 Team Koe became the first from northern Canada to reach the playoffs of the Brier since the playoff system was installed in 1980. They finished the round-robin with 7-4 record and went on to place



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Yukon skip Sarah Koltun, left, third Chelsea Duncan, and lead Andrea Sinclair during the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Montreal last week.

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win in the last game was really good.” Team Koltun was playing in eam Koltun proved their mettle their first Scotties last week and was at the Scotties Tournament of also the first Yukon rink to compete Hearts in Montreal, Que., last week. at the championship in 13 years. The Whitehorse rink defeated At the end they placed 12th with medal contender Saskatchewan the same 2-9 record as Quebec, but 6-5 with a steal in the final end on a loss to la belle province during Thursday to finish their run at the the round-robin broke the tie and Canadian women’s curling champut them in last. pionship. Saskatchewan went on to In addition to the two wins, the place fourth with a loss to ManiYukon team, which includes third toba in the bronze medal game. Chelsea Duncan, second Patty The win was the Koltun crew’s Wallingham, lead Andrea Sinclair second of the Scotties, having and fifth/coach Lindsay Moldowan, beaten Team P.E.I. 10-3 on Feb. 2. had one-point losses to Newfound“The first one was huge,” said land, B.C. and New Brunswick. skip Sarah Koltun. “We knew we’d “Overall we’re happy with how be able to keep up with the teams, we performed; we showed that but we didn’t know how many wins we’re a very skilled team coming we were going to be able to get out out of the North,” said Koltun. “But of it. So getting that first win, and at the end of the day we really want winning by such a large margin, to be competitive, so it was really was really cool. a stepping stone to our future. We “The second one was huge too. want to keep getting better and be We were kind of disappointed the one of those top-four teams. way the week was going for us “It showed us a lot and where we because we had quite a few really need to go to get better, what steps close matches, but we never had need to be taken to get to the next hammer in the last end. So it was level.” really hard for us to generate that A stomach bug didn’t help last win. the team’s run. Both Koltun and “We were feeling like we were Moldowan fell ill during the week. coming out on the bad side of It was so bad Team Koltun was Kolgames that could have gone the tunless in a 7-3 loss to Nova Scotia other way. So being able to get that on Feb. 5. Koltun did return for a News Reporter


12-2 loss to Ontario later in the day. to take silver with an 8-6 loss to believes she is also the third young“They were able to hold their Rachel Homan’s Team Canada, the est skip to compete at the Scotties own for the first bit, but playing defending champs, in the final. but hasn’t confirmed that. with three is not exactly easy, espe“We just had one really bad end “We’re on our way home now, cially at an event that is this high and weren’t able to pull it off,” said we’ll take a couple days off and calibre,” said Koltun. “They did well Koltun. then meet up to discuss everything considering the situation. Koltun is the first skip in histhat’s happened and where we’re “I tried to come back for the tory to lead a team at the Scotties planning to go from here,” said game that afternoon, but they were and the Junior Canadian Curling Koltun. tired from playing with three and I Contact Tom Patrick at was really tied and weak from hav- Championship in the same season. The Canadian Curling Association ing been sick all the night before. That game didn’t go very well.” “If I wasn’t sick, I would have BEst gone in and replaced Sarah when AnD… SaShimi • Tempura • robaTa • bbq • Teriyaki! she was sick,” said Moldowan, who coached the team with Gordon Private room for Moffatt. “It’s a little unfortunate Large grouPs. that we got hit by that flu bug that S ope N 7 Day slowed us down a little bit. But ! a We e k Mon. - Fri. 11:00-3:00, overall, looking back on the week, Sat: 12pm-3pm it went really well. The experience Free Delivery was really great, we had some really Downtown & Riverdale on food orders $45 or more Mon. Sat. 4:30-10:00 great games, even though we didn’t Sun. 4:00-10:30 In Porter Creek, Crestview, Granger, KK, Hillcrest, come out on the winning end of a Takhini on food orders $70 or more. lot of them, we stayed close on the score and made some good shots. TAKE OUT 10% DiscOUnT “We’re proud of it for sure.” on pick-ups $40 and over! Of the close losses in Montreal, there is one in particular the team would like back. Japanese In their opening game Alberta’s Restaurant Val Sweeting on Feb. 1, Koltun went up 4-1 after five ends, but fell 7-5 when Sweeting scored three in the 404 Wood ninth. FuLLy LiCeNSeD (867) 668-3298 Sweeting and her team went on

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amara Greek is having a capital season, and she is off to a capital city. The Whitehorse player will play in the Junior Women’s Hockey League’s All-Star game in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The 17-year-old defenceman for the league’s Richmond Pacific Steelers will play for Team North in the All-Star game at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex, home of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Alex Ovechkin. “I was so excited when I got the email today,” said Greek on Wednesday. “I was just ecstatic. “You never think it’s going to be you, but when it is, it’s like: Whoa! I wasn’t expecting it.” Greek, who is in her first season with the Steelers, is one of three players from her B.C. team selected for the game. She earned the spot by being the leading defensive player in points on the team. Greek is sixth on the team for points with five goals and four assists, helping the Steelers reach fourth in the northern conference. “It’s been a pretty good season, I’d say,” said Greek. Greek, who has played for Team Yukon, the Whitehorse Female Mustangs rep hockey team and its precursor the Northern Avalanche, is on Team North because she plays on a Canadian team in the Canada-U.S. league. Greek was picked up by the Steelers after getting spotted by scouts at the 2013 Female The new Yukon home of

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Yukon’s Tamara Greek, seen here during the 2012 Arctic Winter Games, will play in the Junior Women’s Hockey League All-Star game in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

U18 B.C. Cup and the Banff Hockey Academy Bears last season. She was the only Yukoner invited to the female B.C. Cup. Last season the Banff Bears, who won the Alberta Junior Female Hockey League with an astonishing 29-1-0 record. Greek was seventh in points for the league’s southern division with 20 assists, 14 goals, for 34 points in total. Greek is returning to play for Yukon on the junior female team going to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games next month. “I think me and Ashtyn Sandulak are the only older girls on the team, the rest are younger girls from the Female Mustangs,” said Greek. “I heard a lot of the older girls said they didn’t want to play because the other girls are so young. But I don’t want to fol-


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ROOM TO rent for responsible tenant in our home, mostly furnished, avail Mar 1, N/S, N/P, $650/mon incl utils. Elaine 334-8634 RIVERDALE: FURNISHED room, N/S, N/P, no drinking, clean, quiet home, serious inquiries only, $600/mon. 667-2452 3-BDRM. APT, P.C., close to school & Super A, nice & clean. No dogs. $1,100/mon. 332-8801 3-BDRM HOUSE in country 30 Kms west of Whitehorse, 1 bath w/shower, wood/electric heat, w/d, refs reqʼd. 668-1045 UNFURNISHED ROOM in bsmt suite, Wolf Creek area, mature female preferred, N/S, no drugs, $600/mon. 587-434-9834 NEW BACHELOR apt, Central Park, Takhini, ground level, murphy wall bed, full bath, sep ent, shared laundry, parking spot w/ plugin, avail Mar 1, $950/month. util. incl. 1-BDRM SUITE D/T, responsible tenant, N/P, N/S, avail Mar 1, $850/mon, utils incl. 336-0444 TAKE BACK your power! Renters, reduce electricity, heat & water costs with Quick Start Home Energy Kit, 393-7063 or for free kit. Being energy efficient is quick & easy! BEDROOMS IN house, Riverdale, fully finished, close to bus, dd reqʼd, N/P, N/S, avail immed, $480/mon + utils, 334-3280 after 4 pm 2-BDRM 1-BATH bsmt suite, newly renovated, furnished, sep ent, w/d, close to bus, avail immed, N/S, N/P, $1,600/mon incl utils except elec. 334-8634 Office Space for Rent 550 sq. ft., ground floor Wheelchair access Close to Law Centre, City Hall $25/sq. ft. includes heat, power, taxes, Basic janitorial, free off-street parking with plug-in 335-3123 FURNISHED ROOM in condo, Riverdale, to share with 2 others and a dog, N/S, N/P, parking limited, DD&refs reqʼd, avail mid-Feb, $550/mon all incl. 333-9492

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1-BDRM SMALL house, D/T, lovely garden, partial furnishing possible, 1 pet max, long term tenant preferred, avail Mar 1, $1,200/mon non-inclusive. 334-7252 FEMALE ROOMMATE for downtown house, clean, responsible tenant, refs reqʼd, rent includes heat, cable TV, laundry/kitchen facilities, avail Mar 1, $600/mon. 668-5185 2-BDRM APT, P/C, avail Mar. 1, new utils, in-suite laundry, $1,400/mon + utils. 333-0005 OFFICE S P A C E , new, 256 sq ft, beautiful/bright, phone/internet ready, energy efficient, electric & wood heat, composting toilet, $1,000/mon + utilities, Chris @ 335-4729 or 456-7148 3-BDRM 1.5 bath condo, Takhini, close to bus, school, N/S, N/P, $1,500/mon + utils & dd. 334-7987 3-BDRM 2-BATH condo, Falcon Ridge, recent renos, energy efficient, plenty of storage, laundry, modern appliances, close to schools/bus, $1,500/mon + utils + dd. 334-8183 1-BDRM APT 20 mins south of Whitehorse, kitchen/living room, party furnished, N/S, $750/mon + utils & DD. 456-2135 after 7:00pm MCCRAE SUBDIVISION, large heated workshop with small office, $1,500/mon. 332-3100 ROOM IN bright 2-bdrm apt, Riverdale, top floor, fully furnished, laundry, N/S, N/P, near Super A & bus, $600/mon incl utils. Andrea 335-6789 1-BDRM HOUSE, small, clean, Carcross Cutoff, office, big kitchen, livingroom, laundry, large deck, big yard, N/S, N/P, $1,100/mon + utils, 456-2634 LARGE HOME in Watson Lake, 2 acres near airport, wood boiler/oil backup heat, $1,000/mon + utils, Lelah 1-780-632-9618 ROOM IN Copper Ridge, clean, good neighbourhood, $649/mon incl hydro+heat, email if interested: 1-BDRM SUITE, PC, newly renoʼd, large bedroom, close to bus, quiet, drug/alcohol free, $850/mon w lease, $900/mon without. 334-2490, for more info FOUND A Ford car key on Chadburn ski trails, attached to a binder clip Julie 335-9396 ROOM FOR rent, Riverdale, furnished, N/P, N/S, no parties, $600/mon incl utils & internet. 335-5248


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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.

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3-BDRM 1 bath house, Granger, main floor on 2nd storey, huge beautiful deck off kitchen, large yard, private paved driveway. avail Mar 1, $1,500/mon + utils. 633-4778

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4-BDRM, 2-BATH house, Riverdale, 1,200 sqft on pocket park, large fenced yard, car port, all appliances, large deck, avail Mar 1, $1,600/mon + utils. 393-2739

Kwanlin Dun First Nation Election Job Posting for the following positions

Wanted to Rent

• Deputy RetuRning OfficeR • 4 pOll cleRks

HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE Mature, responsible person Call Suat at 668-6871 LONG-TERM HOUSESITTER available for winter months, gd w/pets & plants. No criminal record, 30 yr. Yukon resident. 335-0009 HOUSESITTER WANTED for April 13-25. 456-4826 2 PERSONS require place to call home around Whitehorse, something a little out of town, must be pet-friendly, contact 587-340-0695

Real Estate HAINES JUNCTION, 2-storey 2-bdrm house, contemporary design, open concept, 10-acre lot, cul-de-sac, fire-smarted around house, 85% completed, 1,350 sq ft, $275,000 as is. 634-2240 TESLIN LAKE, 4-bdrm 2 bath home with insulated shop on .18 acre with well, gorgeous views, must sell, no reasonable offer refused,  $365,000. 867-633-4778

Deputy Returning Officers duties include manage the poll, hand out ballots, supervise the voting process, close the poll, conduct the ballot count on Election Day and fill out the records of the vote. Poll Clerks duties include record the voters and assist the Deputy Returning Officer at the poll. Applicants should have previous election experience, competent and reliable. Applicants must be available for a paid training session. Preference will be given to Kwanlin Dun First Nation Citizens.

2-BDRM 1-BATH half-duplex in Hillcrest, beautifully renovated, expanded, greenbelt, 1,600 sq ft. hardwood throughout, finished basement, quiet, $319,000. 335-6802 4-BDRM 4-BATH executive style home, nearly 4,000 sq ft on 1 acre Watson Lake shore, many custom features, approx 1,200 sq ft shop, finished 320 sq ft cabin, extensive landscaping, $499,000 furnished, 536-7636 MARSH LAKE, .86 acres level lot high overlooking lake, well treed, small cabin weather-clad, 9 Raven Crescent, New Constabulary, $75,000.00 obo. 333-9976 or 633-3537

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 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. COUNSELLOR TRAINING ONLINE, Register before February 28 at, Mental Health Counsellor Certificate/Diploma, Recognized. Available: Supervision, Membership, Insurance, Employment/Placement Assistance, Client Referrals START NOW! Complete Ministry approved Diplomas in months! Business, Health Care and more! Contact Academy of Learning College: 1-855-354-JOBS (5627) or We Change Lives! BRANCH MANAGER & Counter Parts Person required for automotive parts, HD parts and body shop supply business in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Parts experience required. Email: ELECTRICIAN WANTED Journeyman, commercial work Email resume to

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nacho nyäk Dun First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun is seeking 3-4 interested individuals to serve as Trustees to the NND Investment Trust for terms of 3 years. Please send your resume and cover letter with attention to: Executive Director, Brenda Jackson First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun Box 220, Mayo, Yukon Y0B 1M0 Or email to:

Closing date for applications is March 31, 2014 by 4:00 PM.

Optometric Assistant/ Licensed Optician

Closing Date: Friday, February 21st – 4:30 pm Please submit your resume to: Mary Anne Carroll – Chief Returning Officer Email: or drop off at KDFN Election Office at 89 McClennan Road between the hours of 11-2 Tuesday-Thursday

45ʼ HIGHWAY trailer converted to house, bathtub, toilet, kitchen, woodstove, reinsulated, c/w motorhome converted to water tank, nicely done, moveable, wherever you want, $17,900. 333-0717 213 ACRES surrounding Davie Hall Lake near Atlin. $1,285,000, details at, pics at Hall Lake


Yukon News

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Employment Opportunity Providing leadership through our strengths in programming, services and research, Yukon College’s main campus in Whitehorse and 12 community campuses cover the territory. A small college, YC provides a stimulating and collegial environment. We work with Yukon communities, Yukon First Nations, local governments, business and industry, to promote a community of learners within a vibrant organization. Come join us as we continue to enhance the Yukon’s capacity through education and training.

Are you a motivated, organized and energetic team player committed to personal growth with an active interest in vision, fashion and health? Do you enjoy helping people with your excellent communication skills? Then this exciting and challenging job is for you! Experience with computers, cash and excellent customer service will be an asset. Training will be provided as needed. Extended health and dental benefits are available. Closing DATE: MonDAy FEb 24, 2014 Probation period: 6 months Hours: 40.0 hrs/week Apply in person to Reception, email or fax with resume and cover letter: 2093 second Avenue, Whitehorse, yT y1A 1b5 Fax: 867-667-6526 Email: no PHonE CAlls PlEAsE.

Expression of Interest for: Sessional Instructor/Coordinator(s) School of Community Education & Development Whitehorse Correctional Centre Campus Hourly Rate: $32.30 to $36.33 Competition No.: 14.11 Initial Review Date: February 17, 2014

Yukon College is looking for interested, qualified candidates with relevant education, experience and, exceptional demonstrated skills to teach and provide coordination in the two following subject areas:

Adult Basic Education (ABE) This position provides on-call instruction in Adult Basic Education and employment readiness programs and assists with program/course coordination and campus administration as required.

Advance your Advance yourcareer career ATCO Electric withwith Yukon Electrical Yukon has been serving the reliable Yukon ATCO Electrical Electric has delivered safe and since customers in northern and electricity

east-central Alberta for over 80 years.

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Home Smart Program The successful candidate for this position will provide sessional instruction in and the coordination of the Home Smart program. This program provides Yukon First Nation and non-First Nation communities with resources, skills and tools to increase the social resilience of children and families living in deficient housing in rural and isolated settings. Training modules address such subjects as: Basics of Home Systems, Cleaning and Pest Control, Healthy Living, Fire/Electrical Safety, Preventing Moisture problems, Home Heating, and Emergency Preparedness. Please note, both positions work with inmates within the Whitehorse Correctional Centre Campus and candidates must pass a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) security check. Go to: for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email:

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Yukon News

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 New mining operation located in the Dawson City mining area is currently seeking:


• Cook • Cooks Helper/Cleaner • experienCed dozer operators • 40 ton roCk truCk operators • pa rt time Camp maintenanCe person Competitive wages, all operating experience is an asset. operating season is approximately from april to mid-october. please send resume to:


Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Cali - Custodian

Casual Part-time (6 hours per day for up to 3 months) Salary: $ 19.98/ per hour Location: Haines Junction, YT Reporting to the Manager of Property Management, the custodian is required to assist in maintaining the Champagne Aishihik Administration building in accordance with standards established by the CAFN.

Counter Clerk

We are currently searching for a Counter Clerk to join our Whitehorse location. If you are a team player with an interest in auto parts and a knack for coordination and organization, this opportunity is for you. If you are looking to grow your career with a successful, continuously growing company, we want to hear from you! Please forward your resume to Daniel Murray:

or apply online at

Conditions of Employment: • Criminal Record Check • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certification • Ability to lift 25 – 40 lbs CAFN’s Human Resources Policy will apply. For complete job description please check the CAFN website at or contact below. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. on February 14, 2014 Send Applications and/or resumes to: Human Resource Officer Champagne & Aishihik First Nations Fax: (867) 667-6202 Phone: (867) 456-6879 Email:

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

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

Tucker & Company has a full time position available for a


Duties include reception, filing, preparation of correspondence, daily banking and rounds, maintenance of office supplies and other tasks assigned by Lawyers and legal assistants. Candidate must be comfortable working on computers, organized, reliable and able to multi-task. Experience is not required; however administrative skills will be an asset. For more information please contact Kelly McGill at Tucker & Company, 667-2099. You may submit your resume directly to Please provide resume and cover letter by Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. 102-205 Hawkins St., Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1X3 Ph 867-667-2099, fax 867-667-2109

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 WORLD HOCKEY Association – 5 complete hockey card sets from the 1970s. Exc cond. $750. 633-3154 TRADING CARDS, binder full of non-sport trading cards (James Bond, X-men, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom). About 500 cards. $50. 633-3154

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council

THREE COMPLETE OPC hockey card sets (1999-00 to 2001-02 period) plus some short prints. Over 900 cards. $150. 633-3154

117 Industrial Road, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2T8 Telephone: 867.668.3613

WORLD HOCKEY Association, remember it? Two rare books, (history, statistics, photos). Exc. shape, $50. 633-3154 CFL FOOTBALL cards, 17 different complete sets of cards, including early OPC. Almost 2,600 cards, serious inquiries. $1,500. 633-3154


Volunteer Firefighters Visit the link below to read this on our website: The incumbents supply fire protection and emergency response services on behalf of the City of Whitehorse. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: · 19 years of age or older · Resident of Whitehorse or Work in Whitehorse (if available during working hours) · Available to attend training sessions · Legally entitled to work in Canada · Yukon Class 5 Driver’s License · Good Driving Record (More than 6 demerits in the last three years is considered excessive. Driver’s Abstract no more than 3 months old must be provided) · No criminal or summary convictions that would adversely affect public trust · Ability to perform the physical and sensory demands of the position

Minute Recorder

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Ta’an Kwäch’än Council requires a Minute Recorder for Council Meetings, the Elders’ Council Meetings and other meetings as may occur from to time. Council meets at least twice a month in the evenings usually from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.; Elders Council meets at least once a month usually for the entire day from 9:30 – 4:00 p.m.

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 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.

The ideal contractor will possess excellent written communication skills. Must be flexible, extremely well organized and have experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

20 IAN Rankin paperback novels (John Rebus detective), all in good cond, $30. 633-3154

If you are interested, please submit a proposal including previous minute recording experience, a sample of your minute-taking style and your expected fee.

ELECTRIC FIREPLACE, new, still in box, cost $300, asking $150. 668-6033

The TKC Preferential Hiring policy will apply.

Preferred Qualifications: · Class 3 Driver’s License with Air Brake Endorsement · Previous Firefighting experience · First Aid training and experience · Construction or building experience · Experience operating heavy equipment or driving commercial vehicles Ability to respond during normal business hours.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY FEBRUARY 24, 2014 by email to:

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered. Volunteer Firefighters are paid for attending calls and regular training once they have successfully completed the basic training program. Interested candidates should forward applications/resumes, clearly outlining how their experience and education meet the position requirements, to by 11:59 pm, February 27, 2014. Please quote job posting #009-FIR-14.

Airport Labourer – Haines Junction (On-call)

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.

Legislation and Policy Analyst:

38”X70” “MAGNETIC” mattress pad, hand washable, 668-5786

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Department of Highways and Public Works Salary: $25.71 per hour

Closing Date: February 28, 2014 Requisition: #4663

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Community Services

Public Service Commission (867) 667-5834

MASTERCRAFT CORDLESS drill/2 batteries, $25. 334-7250 40ʼ OF 4X8 double-tiered pallet racking, new unfinished oak kitchen cupboards, upper and lowers, enough for whole kitchen. 333-0717 OLSEN OIL furnace, 110,000 BTUs, downflow, suitable for garage, $120. 633-5569 BIONAIRE ELECTRIC air cleaner suitable for large area rooms, Hamilton Beach “Trueair” air cleaner, bedroom size. 668-5786 UNIWELD CUTTING torch set w/regulators, hoses, link below tells specs,, $125. 336-1412 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. MENS MEDIUM & large hoodies/jackets by Mexx, Bench, Jack & Jones, gently worn, $30-$60 ea. 633-6484 DRAWING TABLE (36”x48”) in very good condition, $75. Flushing toilet, 1.6g, new, never used, $75. 456-4755 KIPOR DIESEL gen set, 6700 watts, like new, only 20 hrs, $1,000.00

AUTHENTIC CANADA Goose parkas, coyote fur trim, menʼs lg, red, never worn $550, women's size med, worn a few times, new cond, $500. 336-1990

PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191

FOUR ADIRONDAK chairs, two are folding $25 ea, 336-1990

CORT X2-SA Limited Edition electric guitar with new Spyder IV 30 amp, great cond, $300. 335-8844

POLAR BEAR rug, all dressed, claws, teeth, head, 333-9986 WILDERNESS SYSTEMS, Cape Horn 21' Kayak, padded seat, c/w paddle, paddle float, pump. 336-1990 SOFT TUB approx 12 yrs old, pump, hard articulated lid, liner, ground fault switch replace, some chemicals incl, $1,600 obo, 660-5703, 333-0763 CHIMINEA OUTDOOR fireplace, cast iron made, chimney & cap, large screen log door, 24”x24”x55”high, $75. 334-8520 2 8ʼ metal posts, new, $85 new ea, asking $60 ea. 668-2659

Electrical Appliances

LEATHER TEDDYBEAR, mooseskin and beads, $100. 335-9934

KENMORE DRYER, front loader, works great, $300. Also nw pump out of Kenmore washer, $40. 332-7797

SPIRIT MASK, “Blind Fisherman”, painted cedar carved by Calvin Morberg, $350. 335-9934

HOTPOINT (GE) washer & dryer, 8 years old, works great (we upgraded) $300 obo for both. 334-5323

YOUTH GAUNTLETS, rabbit fur suede, imitation shearling lining, $185, baby slippers, beaver trim, $80. 335-9934

KENMORE CERAMIC top range, convection, self-clean, delay cook, top end several years ago, one burner is slower, $300, can deliver in Whse area. 667-2276

TIDY TANK for diesel fuel, incl pump, 450 L capacity, $450. 335-9934 WOOD COOKSTOVE, McClary Jubilee model with water jacket, $800 obo. 668-6613 LAUNDRY TUB (sink) free, bit grubby, but fine for a cabin, garage or shed. 633-3154 ARCTIC PRO Muck Boots, men's size 10, like new, worn once, $120 firm. 633-2981 SINGLE MANTEL propane wall lights, $40 ea or all 3 for $100. 336-1412 HYDRAULIC OIL cooler, 26.4 GPM, new unit cost $250 + shipping/taxes, can be used to convert your diesel vehicle to run on WVO, 336-1412 WOODBUG PORTABLE chainsaw mill, 3ʼx 10ʼ sections, 20ʼ on 6x6 skid frame, c/w two 30" chain bars, chains, Husqvarna XP 394 incl,, $3,000 336-1412 MOTOMASTER HYDRAULIC Body and Frame Repair Kit, 4-ton hydraulic pressure, 18 pc set. Used once, like new, selling 1/2 price $80. 336-1412 CHAMPION 3000 LB electric winch, never opened, $100. 336-1412 RENDEZVOUS CAN-CAN outfits, various colors, variety of sizes, call for info. 633-4415 LADIES SIZE medium Xenon 85 Osprey hiking pack, purchased in 2013, used once, $200. 336-1990 YELLOW CLIPPER Tripper canoe, used twice, paid $2,400 asking $1,750. 336-1990

FENDER TELECASTER elec guitar, made in US, like new, c/w custom case, $1,200 obo. 334-3009

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Beetle killed $3,000 per logging truck load Delivered to Whitehorse Approximately 20 cord loads Also community deliveries Call Clayton @ 867-335-0894 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

EPSON PHOTO R1800 color printer, free. 633-3154 WIFI + Cellular iPad Mini, White, 16GB, bought May 2013, MD537C/A, dual core A5, exc cond, save $100 buying new, $375 obo.

Musical Instruments

The Yukon News is available at these wonderful stores in Whitehorse ☛ THE YuKon nEws Is Also AVAIlABlE AT no CHARGE In All YuKon CoMMunITIEs AnD ATlIn, B.C.

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

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Standing dry from Haines Junction $250/cord cut and delivered Prompt delivery Steelwater Contracting Phone: 334-9867 036 STIHL 2ʼ bar & chain, new, $75. 336-0460


Airport Chalet Airport snacks & Gifts


Bernie’s Race-Trac Gas Bigway Foods

The Deli Extra Foods Fourth Avenue Petro Gold Rush Inn Cashplan Klondike Inn Mac’s Fireweed Books


Coyote Video Goody’s Gas Green Garden Restaurant Heather’s Haven super A Porter Creek Trails north Ricky’s Restaurant Riverside Grocery Riverview Hotel shoppers on Main shoppers Qwanlin Mall superstore superstore Gas Bar Tags

WANTED: FOOT pedal for sewing machine, 7A 125V, 335-9934 WANTED: 10 hp outboard motor, 335-9934


2012 CHEVROLET Sonic LT, blue, new condition, great on fuel, full warranty, 17,470 kms, 668-6639 2011 CHEVY Aveo hatchback, auto, 27,000kms, summer/winter tires on rims, great gas mileage, must sell, $8,500 obo. 334-1006 2010 MAZDA 3 GS Sport, 6-spd manual, 2.5 L 4 cyl, fully loaded, power everything, full size/factory spare, 16" studded winter tires, low kms, well maintained, 335-3691

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 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 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


APPLE MACBOOK, 13” laptop, $1,000 new, asking $325. 633-3053

WANTED: ALL-AMERICAN canner with room for 7 quart glasses, and Kitchen Aid Artisan. 335-9934

Guns & Bows

TEN TON Firewood Services $150/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

NINTENDO 3DS, c/w 6 games & charger, $100. 633-5765

I BUY antler, (caribou/moose/deer) $10$12/lb. I make knives for Cabela's and NRA. Call or email if you have 50+ pounds, or can consistently supply me with antler. 360-332-4380

FIREWOOD for sale $200/cord for 8 foot lengths $250/cord for stove length Text or Call 334-8960

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

BROTHER ALL-IN-ONE fax, copier, scanner, printer, works great, $75. 334-7250


S.A. vouchers accepted.

Cheapest wood from Haines Junction!! CGFJ WOODCUTTING SERVICE Delivered $220 - 16” lengths $200 - 4ʼ lengths Prompt, friendly service Dry timber, money-back guarantee Prices vary for Communities 689-1727

Computers & Accessories

Dev (867) 335-5192 Carl (867) 334-3782

RENDEZVOUS SHOOTING Sport & Memorabilia Show, Saturday, February 22 10:00am-4:00pm, Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Clubhouse, for tables/info call Len 633-6094


1ST QUALITY heating wood Season-dried over 3-yrs. to be picked up on Levich Drive in Mt. Sima industrial subdivision. Complete info at 335-0100.

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

Store (867) 633-3276

BRAND NEW bushnell scope (banner) 3-9x 40mm including mounting rings, all-around big game scope, great for muzzleloaders or centerfire rifles, $90. 335-0177

Cheque, Cash

DONʼS FIREWOOD 100+-cord bucked firewood always available No-charge emergency delivery Kwanlin Dun/Social Services Wy wait? Prompt delivery $240/cord City limits No excuses 393-4397

TVs & Stereos



.458 WINCHESTER Magnum rifle, custom made, w Ruger barrel and Mauser action, $975 firm. 334-2384

✔ Beetle-killed spruce from Haines Junction, quality guaranteed ✔ Everything over 8" split ✔ $250 per cord (2 cords or more) ✔ Single and emergency half cord deliveries ✔ You-cut and you-haul available ✔ Scheduled or next day delivery


KENMORE FRIDGE, sidexside, 18 cuʼ, ice/water dispenser, Kenmore stove, glasstop, self-cleaning convection, Whirlpool dishwasher, quiet auto, extra features, all white in color, $1,100 obo. 335-3123


DRY SPRUCE FIREWOOD $250/cord Call David 335-3616

DRUM KIT, bass, floor tom, 2 hanging toms, snare, hi-hat, cymbals, stool, $425. 336-2075

KENMORE WASHER & dryer in working order, $300 for pair, 668-2919 after 6:00pm

We will buy your musical instrument or lend you money against it. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS

ANDYʼS FIREWOOD SERVICE February 1st Price Drop! Limited time quantity offer Haines Junction Standing Dry Fully stacked, measured cords $220/cord - 7-cord loads $230/cord - small orders Stock up now! 667-6429

CASIO KEYBOARD CTK-710 and stand, gently used, $75. 633-4699

BLACK LEATHER Granny boots, sz 10, never worn. 667-6587

WITTE GENERATOR head from BD model diesel unit, 1200 rpm 120/240 volt 60 cycle, 4.9 KW. $250. 336-1412

CAMPBELL HAUSFELD pin nailer, drives 1/2" to 1" pin nails, c/w multi-directional exhaust cap, Allen wrench, oil, tool case, 23 gauge, 2.0 cfm @ 90 psi, never used $40. 336-1412

FREE, SUPER Genie organ, works great, good shape, 667-2940

TWO TOPOGRAPHIC Yukon River map books printed on waterproof paper, Whitehorse to Carmacks/Carmacks to Dawson City, retail $27.50 ea, both for $30. 633-3113

MINK STOLE in mint condition, 668-2461 for details

SZ 10, moose, $100.

VIOLIN WITH case, over 100 yrs. old, donʼt know maker, $350. 334-2418

GORILLA GRIPPER, save your back, great for packinåg drywall of other sheeted goods, like new condition, retailed at $57 ea, asking $50 for the pair, 335-0177

SIZE 10 Canvas Tops, moose + #10canvas, by Daisy OʼBrian, $150. 335-9934

MOCCASINS, 335-9934


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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 The Patty Maker We process wild meat. We offer: Cut, grind, cut & wrap Fresh sausages 1/4 lb patties All natural casing Werner Fischer 7 Locust Place (off Ponderosa) 633-2346 WINCHESTER 94 30-30, $375. Marlin lever 30-30, Bollard rifling, $350, Mossberg 12-gauge, short barreled pump, like new, $350. 334-7465

2009 DODGE Caliber SXT, auto, factorycommand start, new mud/snow tires, 57,000kms, mint shape, great car, $11,500. 668-4206 2007 CHEVROLET Cobalt LS, manual everything, 5-spd, 120,000 km, silver, 4-dr, FWD, summer/winter tires, $5,000 obo. 633-3529 lv msg 2007 NISSAN Sentra, 2L auto, $4,800. 336-2607 2007 PONTIAC G5 4-dr sedan, manual locks/windows, auto, 116,626km, summer /winter tires, $6,500 obo. 333-0274 2007 TOYOTA Highlander SUV, white, AWD, command start, extra set winter tires, tow package, approx 128,000kms, $14,000 obo. 332-4143 2007 TOYOTA Matrix, std trans, exc running cond, $7,500. 633-2740 2006 FORD Focus Hatchback, new winter tires, used all-seasons, new battery/aLternator, less than 89,000kms, $7,500 obo. 335-8203 or 332-8203 2003 SUBARU Legacy GT sedan, AWD, new tires/brakes, well maintained/exc cond, tan color, non-smoker, 185,000km, 393-2504

1962 MODEL 94 Winchester 30/30, in good, clean shape, $550 obo. 334-2418 LEE RELOADING press quick change system, good for 3 presses, extra bases easily made, bought 2, only need 1, sell for my cost $43. 332-1680 lv msg

2002 MUSTANG GT, 8-cyl standard, low kms, great cond, $8,500. 633-2740 2001 CHEV Cavalier auto, good cond, good tires, runs great, highway mileage, 334-6265 1992 BUICK Regal Grand Sport, 4-dr, sunroof, no body damage, runs good. $1,000. 335-5046

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1998 PLYMOUTH Breeze, auto, 4-cyl, 4-dr, 186,000kms, new battery, wheel bearings, CD, winter/summer tires, remote start, great basic commuter, $1,800. 336-1684


We Sell Trucks!

1998 SUBARU Legacy automatic, good cond, $3,500. 334-7373 1997 CHEVY Cavalier red coupe, nice cond, recently safetied, 2.2L 5-spd manual, sunroof, perfect glass, no rust, economical, 39 mpg, reliable, $1,800 firm. 334-8083 1992 C R O W N Vic, 105,000 km, serviced/well maintained, c/w inspection, super clean, $2,200 obo. 335-3868 1990 HONDA CRX Si, manual, new all season tires/rims, motor swapped, 120,000 on newer motor, aftermarket headlights/taillights, dents/chips on the hood, minor rust, $4,500. 335-8883 1989 TOYOTA Corolla, runs good, $1,000 obo. 668-7987 1982 CHRYSLER Cordova slant 6, auto, make offer. 336-1695

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2012 4X4 Toyota Tacoma, access cab, 4-cyl standard, new snow tires, good cond, $23,000 obo. 633-3347 2012 NISSAN XTerra, want a new vehicle for used price? 18,000km, Trail Green colour, immaculate, many extras, $29,900  336-0375 2011 DODGE Ram 2500 diesel 4X4 crew cab, 8ʼ box w/canopy & sliding deck, many features, 129,000kms, $34,500. 333-0451 2011 SUZUKI Grand Vitara JLX 4X4, loaded except leather, 49,000km, new Blizzak ice tires, 2.4l 4-cyl auto $18,500 obo. 335-3656 after 5:00pm

Pet Report Hours of operation for tHe sHelter: Tues - Fri: 12:00pm-7:00pm • Sat 10:00am-6:00pm CloSed Sundays & Mondays

633-6019 WeDneSDay, FeBruary 12

Help control the pet overpopulation problem


have your pets spayed or neutered. For inFormation call

Pet Parade & Pet Howling LOST/FOUND


• PILOT MT, husky, reddish brown, female, very shy, wearing green to red collar no tags, answers to red. if found contact lee or Jim @ 668-3469. (31/01/14). • ANNIE LAkE RD, 4yr old, black, sled dog, male, if found contact leanne @ 633-6502. (31/01/14).



• 5 year old, spayed female, lab/Pit Bull X, black (Gaia) • 6 months old, female, Husky / labX, blonde ( Winnie) • 1 yr old, female, blonde, Husky/ lab X (lucky)



• 1 yr old, neutered male, Pekingese, white and brown (christmas) • 2 yr old, neutered male, black and white, Husky X (D.o.G) • 5 months old, male, Husky, white (cupid) • 3 yr old, neutered male, GSD/ rottweiler, black and brown ( trouble) • 8 months old, male, StaffordshireX, black ( tank) • 3yr old, neutered male, akita, grey and white (a.J.) • 4 mos old, female, Husky X, blonde (Bianca) • 2 yr old, spayed female, Blue Heeler, black and white (mc)

2010 DODGE 3500 dually, 4X4, 29,000kms, all options incl DVD ent centre, B&M gooseneck hitch, beautiful truck, mint, cond, $59,995. 668-4206 2010 DODGE Ram 3500 SLT auto, 4x4, long box, crew cab, camper tie-downs, tan color, custom headache rack/camo neoprene front seat covers, non-smoker, 87,000km $29,000, 334-7726 2009 F350 Lariat 4x4, 80,000 kms, full warranty (2015), fully loaded, exc cond, heated leather seats, 8ʼ box, tow package, camper ready, $24,900. 336-0405 2009 KIA Borrego, 4WD, 7 passenger, auto, new tires, tow hitch 5,000lb, full winter package, heated front seats, cruise, 4-wheel ABS, many extras, $18,500 obo. Bob @ 333-9242 2008 TOYOTA Tundra 4X4 crew cab, 5.7L, V8 6-spd auto w canopy & sliding deck, many more features, 129,000 kms, $27,000. 333-0451

RUNNING AT LARGE... if you have lost a pet, remember to check with city Bylaw: 668-8382


• 11 month old, neutered male, DlH, grey (Deegan) • 6 months old,DSH, grey and white, neutered male (moss) • 2yr old, DSH, grey and white, neutered male (Sappy)

• 10 weeks old, male, Golden retriever X, black and grey (Juice) • 10 weeks old, female, Golden retriever X, blonde(tig) • 10 weeks old, male, Golden retriever X, blonde (Kozik)


• 2 yr old, DSH, white and black, neutered male (tom) • 3 yr old, DmH, black and white, spayed female (cece) • 4 yr old, DSH, grey, neutered male (mack)


• 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.

Pets will be posted on the Pet report for two weeks. Please let us know after that time if you need them re-posted.

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5-SPD STANDARD transmission for 1999-2004 VW Golf or Jetta TDI, $1,000, 334-5297

2000 FORD Excursion SUV, 130,000kms, seats 8, very clean, must sell, $9,500. 334-1006

FULL SIZE truck bed liner, fits 1974-1996 Ford, $200. 633-2580

2000 INTERNATIONAL 4700 deck truck, ready to go to work, lots of new parts, mechanic owned and operated, Beaver tail. 335-7510 1999 JEEP Grand Cherokee Limited, 4.7L PowerTech V8, Quadra-trac ll 4x4, fully loaded, heated leather seats, exc cond, recent engine rebuild, $4,800. 336-1684 1998 DODGE 3500 diesel 5.9L, under 240,000kms, flat deck, many extras, $12,500 obo. 336-0460

1995 HUMMER H1 green convertible, 43,000 original miles, 37” Super Swamper tires, 15,000lb winch, versatile off road vehicle, must sell, $25,000 obo. 335-8600

2007 FORD Ranger Sport supercab, 145,000 km mostly highway, runs great, 2 sets of tires incl studded winter, $9,500 obo. 335-7640

1994 SHUTTLE bus made into work truck, one passenger seat left, 7.3 diesel, good working order, $3,000. 335-5046

2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD diesel, 6" lift, 35" tires on 20" rockstar rims, leather, heated seats, edge programmer, cold air intake, many extras, must sell, 336-1541 2007 TOYOTA Tundra CrewMax Limited, 5.7l 4wd, loaded except navigation, 74,000km, sunroof, power rear window, exc cond, $25,000 obo. 334-4335

2005 GMC Sierra, crew cab, leather, Bose stereo, lots of miles, regularly serviced, runs good, $6,500. 334-5739

• GRANGER, small grey/white female cat, DSH, no collar contact Hauff or Holly @ 668-3372 (10/02/2014)

2001 GMC Jimmy SLS, 4.3L V6 w/auto shift-on-the-fly 4X4, auto start, overall great cond, $3,000 obo. 668-4315

2007 CHEV 2500HD, Crew Cab 4X4, great unit, many options, trailer tow, fully serviced, new brakes/battery, must sell, $16,000. 633-4311

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1994 BMW 328iS for parts. Blown engine. Transmission, body & interior are good, $800. 334-5297

2007 3500 Dodge Laramie, low mileage, 2 sets tires on rims, winter studded and summer, 336-1701

2005 F350 diesel Lariat, 4wd, long box, fully loaded, all engine updates, orig owner, exec cond, 160,000kms, $18,500. 334-9436 or 667-4463

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2001 DODGE Dakota Sport RT, 5.9L, auto, new tires/windshield, low kms, exc cond, $6,500. 633-2740

1995 FORD F250 Econoline van, runs, needs windshield/battery, insulated, and 1994 Ford Aerostar, runs, needs TLC, must go, info 333-9358

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2004 CHEV cube van 16ʼ, 143,000km, $9,800, 2000 F-450 cube van, 285,000km, 23” box, $10,900, 1989 E-350 cube van, 16ʼ box, $3,900. 333-0717

1991 GMC 1/2 ton, 6.2L diesel, air bags, needs work, make offer. 336-1695

FISH TANK, large size complete with light, rocks, cabinet, etc, $100. 336-2075 GORGEOUS RED brindle/bluenose Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppies for sale, serious inquiries only. 667-6019 for more info

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles

PLOW TRUCK, 1989 Dodge Power Ram 4x4, short box single cab truck, Meyer hydraulic plow, $4,500. 334-1006

RONʼS SMALL ENGINE SERVICES Repairs to Snowmobiles, Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, ATVʼs, Small industrial equipment. Light welding repairs available 867-332-2333 lv msg

RANGE RIDER truck canopy, long box, white, tinted windows, locks with keys, exc cond. $175. 456-7297

Auto Parts & Accessories

THULE MOUNTAINEER cargo box, 17 cu ft, exc cond with lock and keys, $275. 456-7297 TOYOTA 2LT Diesel engine, running condition, no turbo, $600 obo. 668-4550 BEW DIESEL engine, no valve cover, no timing cover, no intake fits a 2004 Jetta. 120,000km, $1,850 obo. 668-4550 1999-2003 VW Gold or Jetta engine, 100,000kms, complete, $1,200 obo. 668-4550 DIESEL INJECTION Pump for 1995 VW Golf, Passat, Jetta. 1.9L Turbo Diesel, $600 obo. 668-4550

2002 GMC Sonoma SLS 4X4 quad cab, auto, 4.3L V6, power everything, 192,000 kms, exc body/mechanical cond, good rubber, full size spare, tow package, canopy, racks, $8,500. 393-3562

AUTOTRAN 5-SPD Triptronic transmission, BEW engine, 120,000km, code is 09A 321 105, $1,160.00. 334-5297

2001 DODGE 1 Ton Extended Van, separation between driver and cargo plus shelf unit, cell 336-0995

VARIOUS CUMMINS engine parts for 2003 Ram 3500, turbo, fresh air intake with filter, intake plenum, inter-cooler.  633-6502

Pet of the Week!

2007 SKI-DOO Summit HO Hill Climb Edition, 153" w new 2011 800 engine, 200 miles, $5,800, 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 2001 POLARIS 800 RMK 151” track, black, low miles, exc cond, $3,000 obo. 334-4477 2002 ARCTIC Cat ZR800, 4" risers, new track, lots of extras, low miles. $2,200 obo. 335-1662 2002 SKANDIC super wide 500, $5,500 obo. 335-1509 2009 KLX Kawasaki snow bike, c/w new tiers, low kms & hours, lots of upgrades, great dual season toy, $9,500. 334-1776 2007 400 Outlande quad and plow, 336-1701 2003 RXI Yamaha 1000 turbo sled, for parts or rebuild, low miles, $1,500. 334-5739 2005 CAN Am Outlander Max 400 ATV, $4,500, have 2 of them, will sell together package deal. 334-1006 1997 YAMAHA Venture 600, 2-up, great cond, must sell, $2,800 obo. 334-1006 2008 SKI-DOO Tundra 800 4-stroke, 7,500km great cond, great on fuel, $7,000. 250-634-1594 for info 2010 KAWASAKI KLR 650 cc, 1,850 kms, on/off road, XL pants, jacket, helmet, saddle bags, exc cond, $5,400. 334-8912 lv msg 2005 ARGO Avenger, 8 wheel w/rubber tracks, windshield, soft enclosure, winch, ROPS canopy, 460 hrs, 2 spare tires, lots of good parts, $11,500. 334-7726 SKIDOO CITATION 250 electric start, good cond, new track, $900 obo. 334-1006


Hi! I’m Cupid! Boy do I have a lot to say! I’m a little shy but once I warm up I’m super playful! I love running around the yard smelling everything, it’s all still so new to me! Can’t wait to meet new people so come on down and say hi!

CLASSIC 7ʼ wooden sled in nice shape, c/w bag, hook etc. $650 obo. Tagish 399-3920

2006 VESPA LX motor scooter, red, 298,000kms, as new, $2,900. 335-4768

Hi-Rise & Cab Hi - several in stock View at 393-8100


GIANT SIZE dog crate, paid $450, asking $350 obo, exc cond, 660-4723

ALUMINUM CANOPY w/4-side lockers, 667-2940

2003 CHEVY Silverado ext cab 1500 4x4, V8, new trans, new tires w rims, heated leather seats, Bose speakers, box liner, tonneau cover, extra tires, $8,000 obo. 334-4878

2002 DODGE Ram 2500 4X4, short box, 4-dr, 5.9L gas, custom stereo/alarm, sunroof, many extras, $10,000. 867-536-2307

WORKING LINE German shepherd pups, CKC reg. Imported world champion bloodlines, house broken, crate trained, in training, ideal for sport, personal protection, family, approved home only, $2,500. 668-6118

1984 F-350 crew cab 4x4, gas, manual, $2,000 334-7373

1986 CHEVY flat deck, new tires, alternator, battery, power steering hose, tranny kit, exc cond, $2.400 obo. 334-6103

TRUCK CANOPIES - in stock * new Dodge long/short box * new GM long/short box * new Ford long/short box

2003 FORD F150 4x4, manual, c/w canopy, exc cond, new tires, low mileage, $7,400 obo. 689-7890

3/4 PUG & 1/4 chug pups 8-wks old, 4 males 1 female, have their first shots, call 633-5362 for appt. to view

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/

2004 FORD F250 XLT super duty 6L diesel auto, 4x4 crew cab, winter front, running boards, bed liner, major engine tune-up last year, $11,900 obo. 456-4981

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


2009 SUMMIT Hill Climb, upgraded suspension, 154" track, no missing paddles, 800 powertek, aftermarket can, reverse, +extras, low kms, rode once this year, no trades, $7,800 obo. 668-7115 or 334-1222 1996 POLARIS XCR 600 Triple, new track, heated handlebars & seats, runs great, $1,500 obo. 867-536-2307 2009 RMK 700, 155-track, fox shocks, lots of extras, clean sled, $6,000 obo. 332-9002 2008 POLARIS Dragon low windshield, new, $4, Polaris Dragon windshield bag, $40, Polaris Hi Fax XL slides (new), $40, 1 pr. Simmons Flexi skis (blue/black, $150. 334-8520

633-6019 126 Tlingit Street

2007 SUMMIT XP 800 Hillclimb, adjustable suspension all around, 154" track, aftermarket can, mint shape, $7,500 obo. 334-1859 or 668-7115 1994 ARCTIC Cat Puma, 2-up, $1,700 obo. 633-5791 SMALL PULL-BEHIND snowmobile trailer, good for ice-fishing, $100. 456-2218

2013 RMK Pro 800 153' mbrp cann , shovel bag, extra belt, 2 jugs oil, low kms hardly used, $9,500. 334-2384 2004 MOUNTAINCAT, 800 long track snow machine, great cond, 1,000 miles, $3,600. 333-0192

ATV TRAILER, 4ʼ long, 38” wide, $450 obo. 336-0460 CARHAULER, 16', tandem axle, electric brakes, $2, 500. 335 9934

Coming Events


ATLIN GUEST HOUSE Deluxe Lakeview Suites Sauna, Hot Tub, BBQ, Internet, Satellite TV Kayak Rentals In House Art Gallery 1-800-651-8882 Email:

PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467 18ʼ FREIGHTER canoe & trailer, 20 hp Johnson, exc cond, $3,200. 334-8912 lv msg

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@

REPOWER YOUR boat, new V-8 marine engine, omc transom assembly, $5,500 obo. 633-6502 WANTED:  RIVER tripping canoes 16ʼ or larger, good to great shape. (Royalex, ABS, or  triple layer), am buying several units, 336-1709 2002 16.25ʼ Harbour Craft boat & trailer, 50 HP Johnson & 9.9 hp Yamaha, down rig, new winch, life jackets, exc cond, $14,000. 334-8912 lv msg

Heavy Equipment HOBART 225 amp portable gas powered welder/genset, 17 hp Kohler engine, comes on 4-wheeled steel wagon, $2,500 obo. 633-6502 HOTSY TRAIL Blazer Pressure Washer, trailer mounted, self-contained, 250 gal. water tank with 2 hose reels, perfect for construction, mining operations or your own business, cell 336-0995 WANTED: OLD Hi-Boy trailers suitable to be used to build a bridge, 334-8960 2007 HM 400 Komatsu 6X6 rock truck in Whitehorse, $130,000, can finance to right person on rental purchase, lots of mining equipment, Wes at, or 250-235-3333

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Yukon News

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GRANDPARENTS AND extended family: Having problems with access or custody? Contact Grandparents Rights Assoc. of Yukon, meetings as needed. 821-3821 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 HORAIRE PISTE Chilkoot/Log Cabin: Multi-usage sauf du 7 au 9 février et du 28 fév. au 2 mars : activités non motorisées. 867-667-3910 CHILKOOT TRAIL/LOG Cabin: Non-Motorized Weekends: Feb 7-9 & Feb 28-Mar 2. Other weekends & weekdays: Multi-Use. For info: 867-667-3910 SUPPORT GROUP for People who have had a diagnosis of cancer. First Monday of each month, Copper Ridge Place, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Next meeting February 3, 2014. Info:

WORLD-RENOWNED COMPOSERS of sacred music, Don Besig and Nancy Price, Whitehorse United Church, Saturday, February 15. Workshop 9:00am-3:00pm. 667-2989 to register VALENTINE'S DINNER/DANCE at Tagish Community Hall, Feb. 15th, 5:00pm, potluck dinner, auction, live band, love story competition, $5 cover. More info 867-399-3407 SACRED MUSIC composers, Besig and Price at Whitehorse United Church Saturday, Feb. 15. Workshop 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  To register 667-2989; Concert at 7 p.m.  All Welcome. YUKON WHOLISTIC Health Network Annual General Meeting, 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 5, Whitehorse Public Library.  Everyone welcome!  667-6030 for more info

YUKON GUILD of Needlearts meet Thurs. Feb 13th 7:00pm, Whse Public Library. Bring your friends & kit & ideas for ATC. Preserving the art of embroidery. Info 633-4026 LORNE MOUNTAIN Community Centre, planning meeting for Northern Backyard Gardening program, Saturday February 15 2.30 pm, drop in, info at 667-7083 SAVATE IS an empty handed fighting form using the feet, the hands, and other body parts Come try at Aikido Dojo on Baxter St. Thursday, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.


NON-RESTRICTED CANADIAN firearms safety course presented by Whitehorse Rifle and Pistol Club, Feb 15 & 16 . For more info call 334-1688 or 667-6728


EXPRESSION OF INTEREST The Yukon government has recently received an expression of interest (EOI) for the development of an eco-wilderness resort at Stoney Mountain on Millhaven Bay near Carcross. As part of the process, the Yukon government is required to determine if there are other private interests that may wish to submit a competitive proposal. Information on the size, scope and vision of the proposed project can be found at: project-proposals/the-lodge-at-stoney-mountainproposal/ Interested parties are requested to advise the Energy, Mines and Resources Land Management Branch, in writing by 4:00 p.m. February 28, 2014 to: Director, Land Management Branch (K320), P.O. Box 2703, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 For further information please contact the EMR Land Management Branch at 667-3150 or call toll free 1-800-661-0408.

FALUN GONG, an advanced practice of Buddha school self-cultivation. Fa study Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Wood Street Annex from 6 p.m. No charge. For an introduction to the practice call 633-6157

TAITʼS TRAILERS Quality new and used Horse * Cargo * Equipment trailers For sale or rent Call Anytime 334-2194 Southern prices delivered to the Yukon 45ʼ VAN trailer, made into very nice home, lots of extras, water truck, generator, battery packs, inverters, $18,000 obo. 335-5046 48ʼ TRAILER & 53ʼ insulated trailer, $6,000 obo ea. 633-3088 2002 10 1/2ʼ Frontier camper, 336-1701 2008 8X12 double wide quad or snowmobile trailer, 336-1701

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 LIBERAL Party Leadership. Per YLP constitution 29A, this is notice of a leadership convention to be held March 1, 2014. See for details MT LORNE Classic Ski Race 2014, Feb 22nd noon, info and registration @

OLDER VANGUARD 8.5 ft. everything works, roof doesnʼt leak, one corner damaged, $800. 334-7373

LORNE MOUNTAIN Centre Skate-A-Thon, February 16th 2:00pm. Join us for fundraising activity for the whole family, pledge forms, info on great prizes,

TRUCK/CAMPER MID-WINTER sale, 1988 Ford Crew Cab 1-ton w 1984 camper, well maintained, many upgrades, $5,000 obo. 668-3243

ZERO WASTE Garage Sale, Saturday, February 14th, 10:00am to 2:00pm, Canada Games Centre, $20/table by February 7th. 633-5402 for info

WANTED: CAMPER van. 456-2130

COME TO the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition's monthly meeting on Thursday, February 20, 5:00pm to 7:00pm at CYO Hall. Everyone welcome.  Call 334-9317

2009 JAYCO JayFlight BH27' trailer, exc cond, & 2009 Ford Super Duty Long Box 6.4L diesel truck, exc cond, 128,682kms, mostly hwy, 334-6724 for details/viewing PJ TRAILER 2008, 20ʼ tandem axle flat deck, 13,800 gvwr, 16" rubber, 2 5/16 ball, brakes on all 4 wheels replaced 2012, bearings done 2012, $4,500. 633-5470 1999 25ʼ Espre travel trailer, great cond, little use, new batteries/flooring, $8,500 obo. 334-7713

CONCERT FEATURING world-renowned composers of sacred music, Don Besig and Nancy Price, Whitehorse United Church, Saturday February 15, 7:00pm. Free-will offering WHITEHORSE UNITED Church is again offering Singing Valentines, February 14. We do phone Valentines too, better get your orders in soon. 667-2989

Thank you

I would like to thank everybody who sent me wishes of sympathy after the death of my husband Richard “Dick” Lapensée.

Your support has been very much appreciated and very comforting. Special thank you to the staff of EMS and Whitehorse General Hospital who had anything to do with Richard’s care, especially Drs Chau, Anderson and Storey, nurses Annik, Sue, Koreen and Linda from Emergency Department, Lesley and Brenda from Medical Ward, your care and compassion was incomparable. We are very lucky to have such a great professional team to care for the people of the Yukon. Thank you all very much. Hélène Lapensée

BRING ON THE BRIDE and her many fun friends. A special day with Bridal dresses, photographers, caters, venues, tent rentals, party planners, decorations. Facebook/Aurora Bridal Faire March 8th, Kwanlin Dun

Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is February 20, 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 Tim Ekholm at (867) 456-5349. Site Visit: February 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.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: Government of Yukon Highways and Public Works

Highways and Public Works

The Yukon Chamber of Commerce is requesting proposals from companies or individuals to be the Project Manager and Event Coordinator for the Opportunities North Conference to be held in early October, 2014. For a copy of the full RFP, contact Peter Turner at 393-6060 or Responders must already be, or must become, Yukon Chamber members. SCOPE OF WORK: • Develop and provide a turnkey solution to project management and event coordination for the conference. The duties of the project manager and event coordinator include: • To develop and implement a comprehensive work plan and prepare semi-monthly updates on planning progress for the YCC President and YCC Planning Committee. • The identification and acquisition of $150,000 or more in sponsorship for the conference. • The development and implementation of a marketing plan aimed at attracting approximately 250 delegates from northern and western Canada and Alaska businesses, chambers of commerce, trade organizations. • The pursuit and attraction of approximately 5 – 10 trade show booth participants. • With the guidance of the YCC Planning Committee, the identification of conference speakers. The project manager and event coordinator will be responsible for making the necessary arrangements to secure their attendance. • Development of a profit model. PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE: • A résumé outlining the proponent’s experience and background in event planning, project management, securing sponsors and event speakers, working with the hospitality industry, and managing project budget and progress. • A proposed approach and timeline for the project. • A budget for the project (which will not exceed $50,000), including daily and hourly rates. • References. PROPOSAL EVALUATION: This is a value-driven request for proposals, so cost will not be the only factor in the proposal evaluation. Evaluation will also be based on daily and hourly rates, the project management and event coordination experience of person(s) involved as well as the proposed approach and timeline for the project. The Yukon Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to cancel this tendering process at any time, and the right to accept or reject any application. Awarding of this work will be contingent on the quality of proposals received and the securing of initial project funding from government. Close Date: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm Submit to: Yukon Chamber of Commerce CHAMBER OF Suite 205 - 2237 Second Ave., COMMERCE Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0K7

REquEST FOR PROPOSAL LARGE MAMMAL-VEHICLE COLLISIONS Project Description: To develop a database of large mammal-vehicle collisions on Yukon numbered highways and public roads for the period 2000 to present based on data archived within the Departments of Environment and Highways and Public Works; to provide a GIS-based analysis of high collision areas and to prepare a literature-review driven report of wildlife-vehicle collision mitigation measures that are relevant to Yukon’s environment, society, and economy which also includes recommendations for implementation. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is February 19, 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 Alain Fontaine at (867) 536-3214. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:



38 NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of

Kimberly Dwayne Klippert,

of Mayo, Yukon, Deceased, who died on September 8, 2013, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, before the 28th 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 Cheryl Klippert c/o Lackowicz & Hoffman Suite 300, 204 Black Street Whitehorse, Y.T. Y1A 2M9 Tel: (867) 668-5252 Fax: (867) 668-5251

ExprEssion of intErEst Have you experience working on log built historical structures? Job includes the installation of oakum chinking. The Old Log Church Museum is looking for interested parties to submit a quote for the Rectory building. Site can be viewed at the corner of 3rd & Elliott St, Whitehorse.

Yukon News Aurora Bridal Faire March 8th, 2014, Kwanlin Dun Centre. Are you getting married soon? Or are you a friend or mother of the Bride to be? Register the Bride for the Aurora Bridal Faire at "Hello Gorgeous" and receive special gifts and the chance to win fantastic prizes. or facebook/Aurora Bridal Faire F .H. C O L L I N S Secondary School Parent/Teacher/Student conference Thursday March 13, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Friday March 14 10:00am-1:00pm. No classes for students on March 14, but students may attend either session, no appt required

REqUEST FOR PROPOSAL PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING SERVICES, EROSION OF THE YUKON RIVERBANK, FORT SELKIRK Project Description: Provision of services for preliminary engineering and design, for a long term solution of the Yukon Riverbank at Fort Selkirk. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 5, 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 Bruce Barrett at (867) 667-3463. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

WHITEHORSE G E N E R A L Hospital Women's Auxiliary monthly meeting: Mon. Feb. 10th, 7:30 p.m. at WGH, new members welcome!  Info: Barb @ 667-2087 HOSPICE WORKSHOP "LIVING with Loss" Thurs Feb 27, 6:30-8:30pm for anyone living with personal loss or supporting others who are grieving. Register: 667-7429,


THOMSON CENTRE requires a volunteer for our small, in-house store. An enjoyable, social, rewarding experience! Wednesdays 12:00–2:30. Previous experience not required. Call Kathy at 393-8629



Project Description: To provide support services in developing, presenting and implementing its position and recommendations in the internal trade arena. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is February 27, 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 Lisa Badenhorst at (867) 456-3909. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

in the matter of the estate of

DAvID ChRISTOpER BOyLE Deceased, of Whitehorse, Yukon territory, who was found deceased on september 27th, 2013, near Jake’s Corner, Yukon territory. all persons having claims against the above mentioned estate are requested to file a claim, supported by Statutory Declaration, with the undersigned, on or before march 7, 2014, after which date the said estate will be distributed, having reference only to claims which have been so filed.

all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the estate in care of the undersigned: Christine m. hakim Lamarche pearson Barristers & solicitors 505 Lambert street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1a 1Z8

Written submission must be received by February 21,2014. For more information please contact 633-6255.

AURORA BRIDAL FAIRE is searching the community looking for musicians who perform at weddings. If you're a professional musician or band that loves to do weddings and would like to do more, join us at the Aurora Bridal Faire. Call 633-5656 or email

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 PORTER CREEK Secondary School council, regular council meeting February 12, 2014, 6:30pm, school library, everyone welcome Rise & Shine Story Time: Wednesdays, February 5-March 12, 10:30am–11:15am, stories, music, finger plays & crafts for children 3-6 years & caregivers, registration necessary, space limited. 667-5239 LEARN ENGLISH free! Classes every Friday at 7.00pm. Call 335-5443 for info TAGISH PANCAKE Breakfast! February 23rd, 9:30am-12:00pm, Tagish Community Centre. $8.00 per adult, $3.00 per child. Everyone is welcome to attend INSCRIPTION À la maternelle 4 ans en français langue première. Jardin dʼÉmilie à lʼécole Émilie-Tremblay, jusquʼà la fin février  2014. Visitez ou 667-8150 pour tous les détails BARN DANCE Sat. Feb 22, Old Fire Hall. Gordon Stobbe, master fiddler and caller, Barndance Band & Fiddleheads, adults $10, youth $5, families $25, tickets at the door. 633-4501 YUKON SCIENCE Institute presents Forecasting in the Yukon: the democratization of weather and the changing role of the professional meteorologist with Mike Smith, Sunday, February 16, 7:30pm, Beringia Centre, Whitehorse. Free. YUKON SCIENCE Institute presents Forecasting in the Yukon: the democratization of weather and the changing role of the professional meteorologist with Mike Smith, Monday, February 17, 7:30pm St. Elias Community Centre, Haines Junction. Free.


Project Description: The Department of Economic Development is seeking a business or organization to assume the development, management, operation, and staffing of the Canada-Yukon Business Services Centre (CYBSC). Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is February 28, 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 Ian Young at (867) 667-5753. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

Project Description: Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) with Continuing Care for provision and delivery of pharmacy services to Copper Ridge Place, Macaulay Lodge and Thomson Centre. 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 Adeline Griffin at (867) 6618750. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at:

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 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.

Economic Development

Health and Social Services

BUSY BEAVERS Painting, Pruning Hauling, Snow Shovelling and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755 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

60 Below Snow Management Commercial & Residential

Snow Removal (867) 336-3570

Parking Lots, Sidewalks, Rooftops and Sanding

AL-ANON MEETINGS contact 667-7142

Has your life been affected by someone’s drinking

Tourism and Culture

NORTHRIDGE BOBCAT SERVICES • Snow Plowing • Site Prep & Backfills • Driveways • Post Hole Augering • Light Land Clearing • General Bobcat Work Fast, Friendly Service 867-335-1106

- INSULATION Upgrade your insulation & reduce your heating bills



THOMAS FINE CARPENTRY • construction • renovation • finishing • cabinets • tiling • flooring • repairs • specialty woodwork • custom kitchens 867-633-3878 or cell 867-332-5531


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SHARPENING SERVICES. For all your sharpening needs - quality sharpening, fair price & good service. At corner of 6th & Strickland. 667-2988


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 )

KLASSIC HANDYMAN SERVICES “HOME RENOVATION SPECIALIST” “SPECIALIZING IN BATHROOMS” Start to Finish • FLOORING • TILE • CARPENTRY • PAINTING • FENCING • DECKS “ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!! DON: 334-2699 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.


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

Dawson City Y.T.

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

Faro Y.T.

Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre

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

Mayo Y.T. 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

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 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 SNOW CLEARING/REMOVAL Sidewalks, Driveways, Parking lots, Compounds Private and Commercial Properties Fast and reliable service Aurora Toolcat Services 867-334-8447 Licensed and Professional Automotive Repairs 20-year Journeyman Mechanic Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Call Brian Berg 867-633-6597 Property Management for Condos Accounting, Contractors, Reserve studies. North of 56 Property Mgmt Call 332-7444


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

AA 867-668-5878 24 HRS A DAY

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. 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+ Budo-Taijutsu-Ninjutsu Private, semi-private & group classes Esoteric lessons for the modern warrior More than self defence, This is a lifeʼs journey Sensei Jason Wyatt, Moku Senshi 334-3480 FINISHING CARPENTRY & RENOVATIONS For Clean, Meticulous & Tasteful Quality Work INTERIOR Design & organization of walk-in closets, laundry & storage room, garage Kitchen & Bathrooms, Flooring, Wood & Laminate, Stairs. EXTERIOR Decks, Fences, Insulation, Siding, Storage Shed DIDIER MOGGIA 633-2156 or cell 334-2156

Sports Equipment FITNESS EXERCISE ball for strengthening, conditioning & balance training, c/with instructions. 668-5786 FISHER CROSS country skis, Swix poles, Solomon boots ladies size 8, carrying bag, waxes etc, used 4-5 times, new cond, $350 obo. 336-1990 TREADMILL, HEAVY duty, up to 12 mph, 10 degree incline, 6 preset programs, 2 heart rate programs, 3 user programs, Polar HR strap incl, great cond, $375. 633-3824 SOLE F80 treadmill, heavy duty gym quality, folds up, less than 100 kms, paid $2,500 asking $1,400. 336-1990 GRAPHITE RACING kayak paddle and a canoe paddle, used twice, $200 ea. 336-1990 MSR FURY four season, 2-person tent, used 3 times, mint cond, $450. 336-1990 MENʼS SNOWBOARD boots, Firefly, sz 11.5, exc cond, still in box, $50. 456-2218

Livestock QUALITY YUKON MEAT Dev & Louise Hurlburt Grain-finished Hereford beef Domestic wild boar Order now for guaranteed delivery Payment plan available Samples on request 668-7218 335-5192

Bookkeeper Taking new clients 393-3201 T.E.A.M. HEATING Oil Burner Services Certified Journeyman O.B.M. Light commercial & residential Installation/Repairs and Service Licensed and Insured 867-334-1680

Lost & Found LOST: GLASSES in soft brown case D/T area, has Harley Davidson on side arm, round transition-type lenses, text or call Bill 333-9066 LOST: GLASSES in brown case, transition round lenses, Harley logo on arm, text 778-652-8307 or email or drop off LOST: DARK leather dog leash 6' with brass clip on Sunday February 9 on dog walk in bush near Mountain View Drive/ Whistle Bend roundabout. Call 335-2006

Business Opportunities VILLAGE BAKERY Haines Junction Lease or Sale for 2014 season Email for details High Paid Consulting & Information Product Blueprint Earn $2,500-$8,000 per sale. Call Now To Apply. 24 Hour Free Recorded Message:  1-800-846-9070 ext. 465

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

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 KELLY CARRIER, adjustable for babies/kids up to 50lb, c/w rain shield/backpack style diaper bag, zippers onto system, great for hiking, $350 new, asking $150. 334-5323

Book Your Ad Today!

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 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 DRUG PROBLEM? Narcotics Anonymous meetings Wed. 7pm-8pm #2 - 407 Ogilvie St. BYTE Office FRI. 7pm-8:30pm 4071 - 4th Ave Many Rivers Office


House Hunters Advertise your Home in 3 issues (3 consecutive weeks) for only $60+GST PHONE: 867-667-6283

Puzzle Page Answer Guide



ROSIEʼS DAY HOME Opening May 1, 2014 Day/Night/Weekend Spots available Call 668-3448

T: 667-6285 • F: 668-3755 E:


GRACO SNUGRIDE 35 infant car seat with base, used 1 year, never been in accident, $300 new, asking $150. 334-5323

Looking for New Business / Clients?


OFFICE DESK (5.3ʼx24”), metal, adjustable height office chair, exc cond, $100. 334-7250

LOOKING FOR Yukoners to go in on buying Chantecler hens, if anyone sells them locally, give me a call at 668-2768

GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM.

Take Advantage of our 6 month Deal... Advertise for 5 Months and

QUEEN-SIZE INFLATABLE mattress bed plus Woods air pump, never used. 668-5786

HERITAGE BREEDING sow for sale, Berkshire/Tamworth mix, 335-4431

LOLAʼS DAYHOME Located downtown Has spaces available for children 6 months & up ECE with more than 12 years of experience Fully licensed Call 668-5185 days or 667-7840 evenings

Advertise in The Yukon News Classifieds!

WOOD TRUNK w padded top for storage, good cond, $25. 334-7250


Furniture SOLID DARK brown bunkbeds comes with mattresses, $600. firm. 668-4374 or 333-9813 SOLID OAK carved dining hutch w shelf, dark brown, $1,000, matching round table w twist legs, fixable damage to the table, $275 or $1,225 for both. 336-1990 DINING TABLE 46X72 or 46X92 w self storing butterfly leaf, solid red birch framing w American Cherry veneer over lumber core, Italian rustic finish, $950. 660-5152


LEATHER COUCH (7ʼ) & love seat (5ʼ), dark brown, and ottoman table, all in good shape, paid over $2,000, asking $1,000 for the set. 334-5323

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

Word Scramble A: Tiger B: Cradle C: Change


PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates 633-6368


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69 0% $ 0 LEASE FROM









1.6 SL Tech model showns SR model showns







79 0% $ 0

SL AWD Premium model shown with Accessory Roof Rail Crossbarss

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138 3.9%




Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm Sales OPEN Saturday 10 am to 2 pm For service on all makes call 667-4435

2261 Second Avenue cAll lee At 668-4436


The Totally Redesigned 2014 ROGUE










Representative semi-monthly lease offer based on new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/2014 Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission/2014 Rogue S FWD (Y6RG14 AA00), CVT transmission. 0%/0%/3.9% lease APR for a 39/39/60 month term equals 78/78/120 semi-monthly

for errors in data on third party websites. 12/17/2013. Offers subject to change, continuation or cancellation without notice. Offers have no cash alternative value. See your participating Nissan retailer for complete details. ©1998-2013 Nissan Canada Inc. and Nissan Financial Services Inc. a division of Nissan Canada Inc.

stackable trading dollars. Retailers are free to set individual prices. Offers valid between Feb. 1-28, 2014. †Global Automakers of Canada Entry Level Segmentation. MY14 Versa Note v. MY13/14 competitors. *All information compiled from third-party sources including manufacturer websites. Not responsible for errors

applicable are included. License, registration, air-conditioning levy ($100) where applicable, insurance and applicable taxes are extra. Finance and lease offers are available on approved credit through Nissan Finance for a limited time, may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers except

Price for a new 2014 Versa Note 1.6 SL Tech (B5TG14 NA00), Xtronic CVT® transmission/Sentra 1.8 SR (C4SG14 AA00), CVT/Rogue SL AWD Premium model (Y6DG14 BK00), CVT transmission. ≠s Freight and PDE charges ($1,567/$1,567/$1,630), certain fees, manufacturer’s rebate and dealer participation where

available only on 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission. This offer is only available on lease offers of an 39 month term only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Conditions apply. s Models shown $20,585/$21,565/$34,728 Selling

is $5,356/$6,156/$18,289. $950/$950 NF Lease Cash included in advertised price, applicable only on 2014 Versa Note 1.6 S (B5RG54 AA00), manual transmission/Sentra 1.8 S (C4LG54 AA00), manual transmission through subvented lease through Nissan Finance. $200/$400 dealer participation included and

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payments of $69/$79/$138 with $0/$0/$1,850 down payment, and $0 security deposit. First semi-monthly payment, down payment and $0 security deposit are due at lease inception. Prices include freight and fees. Lease based on a maximum of 20,000 km/year with excess charged at $0.10/km. Total lease obligation

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