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he Yukon News has been nominated for 12 awards from the British Columbia and Yukon Community Newspaper Association. Some of the categories pit News reporters and photographers against each other as finalists. Jesse Winter and Jacqueline Ronson earned a nomination each for the arts and culture writing award. Winter’s story focused on a local graphic designer’s stopmotion animated video about the history of typography, while Ronson wrote a series of articles about filmmaker Moira Sauer. In the photo essay category, both Winter and Mike Thomas received nominations. Winter’s series examined life at the Robert Service Campground while Thomas captured Canada Day mud bog racing. Thomas also received a nod in the sports photo category for a snowboarding action shot. For feature photos, both photographer Ian Stewart and Winter are finalists. Stewart’s photo shows cadets climbing in a rock garden at their annual training camp. Winter captured a resident walking on the SS Tutshi in Carcross. Al Pope has been nominated for best column writing. One of his submitted entries dealt with the heavy subject of homophobia in schools, while the other deftly dealt with urbanites adopting backyard chickens. John Thompson’s editorial on the re-election of Liard First Nation Chief Daniel Morris is in the running for best editorial. Winter was also nominated in the feature series category for his work on covering the controversy over the policy for same-sex relationships at Whitehorse’s Catholic schools. The Yukon News website was nominated for best website and online innovation. And the News’ Heidi Neufeld earned a nomination for her design of our classifieds section.

The awards gala is on April 26 in Richmond, B.C. (Ashley Joannou)

Yukon to study power and fibre link with Skagway Alaska and Yukon are planning a $250,000 feasibility study into an energy and telecommunications link between Whitehorse and Skagway. Yukon announced a request for proposals on the project this week. “Yukon and Alaska have enjoyed a long history of working together and collaborating on projects like this allowing us to strengthen and grow our economies as well as our friendship,” said Economic Development Minister Currie Dixon. “Infrastructure projects like this will provide benefits for both our economies and will further integrate our already well-connected jurisdictions.” Connecting Skagway to Yukon’s energy grid could offer great benefit to both jurisdictions. Skagway needs power in the summer to fuel the tourist invasion, when Yukon has an excess supply of hydro. In the winter, when Yukon’s power demand peaks, sleepy Skagway needs little. Skagway’s proposed West Creek Hydro project would serve both jurisdictions well, if there were a link between the two. That project is still in early stages, but an energy link to Whitehorse would make the project look more attractive to the Alaska Energy Authority and could potentially bump it up the priority list. A telecommunications link to Skagway could help to solve another of Yukon’s connectivity problems. Currently Yukon only has one fibre optic link to Outside, putting the territory at risk of communications outages. If fibre optic cables were run to Skagway and continued on to Juneau, Yukon would have a back-

up connection to the rest of the world. (Jacqueline Ronson)

Carcross sees improved water treatment Upgrades to the Carcross water treatment plant are now complete. Officials were in the community last week to celebrate the improvements, which included creating a new water truck bay and a dedicated area where the public can fill personal water containers. The water treatment equipment has also been upgraded to meet federal drinking water quality guidelines. In 2006, Canada updated its drinking water standards and cut the allowable levels of naturally occurring arsenic in half, among other changes. But the federal government only suggests the guidelines. Provinces and territories make their own drinking water quality regulations. Since then Yukon and Canada have been investing heavily in upgrades to water treatment infrastructure. The Carcross improvements cost $4.3 million. Three quarters of that came from the federal government, and the rest from Yukon. All of the water facilities that the Yukon operates meet the territory’s regulations for drinking water quality, said Dwayne Muckosky, director of operations and programs with Community Services. The departments will upgrade the facilities in Tagish next, and is working on a new facility for the Deep Creek area, he said. “Once these upgrades are completed, all the plants that we operate will be compliant with the Canadian drinking water quality guidelines.” (Jacqueline Ronson)


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he Brewery Creek gold project has been sold to Northern Tiger Resources Inc. At the same time, Northern Tiger has merged with Redtail Metals Corp., both junior mining companies with assets in the Yukon. Through the merger and acquisition, the company is “just trying to create a bigger, stronger company to survive the junior markets as they are these days and be able to move forward with what we think is a nice and robust bunch of assets,” said Greg Hayes, president and CEO of Northern Tiger. “Northern Tiger has basically been in the Yukon since it was formed in 2008,” he said. The company is best known for its 3Ace property, which it bought from prospector Alex McMillan in 2010. Brewery Creek, located 55 kilometres east of Dawson City, is now the most advanced property that the company owns. The project has attractive qualities “even if markets do stay tough for a while longer,” said Hayes. Those qualities include that it

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Northern Tiger has bought the historic gold mine site at Brewery Creek from Americas Bullion Royalty (formerly Golden Predator), which had hoped to resume production this year.

could go into production quickly, that it is in a stable jurisdiction and that capital costs to get a mine going are relatively low, he said. Brewery Creek was formerly

owned by Americas Bullion Royalty Corp., which used to be called Golden Predator Corp. The project hit a snag a year ago when assessors told the company the Brewery Creek mine

would have to go through a more rigorous assessment than the company had hoped for. The Brewery Creek mine was previously in operation from 1997 to 2001, and was the largest

gold mine constructed in the Yukon. When Golden Predator looked to start the mine back up, it hoped that assessors would treat the project as a mine expansion rather than a new mine. But because the company was not in possession of licences to produce ore from the mine and because closure plans were in place at Brewery Creek, the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board determined that new activity would require a full assessment. In October the company announced that it had hired Access Consulting Group, a subsidiary of Alexco Resource Corp., to prepare a project proposal for submission to the assessment board. Hayes with Northern Tiger confirmed that this work will continue under the new ownership. The company expects to submit a proposal to the board this summer, he said. “That’ll definitely be our focus for the next year. We’ll be working on the Brewery Creek YESAB process and advancing the permitting on that.” Contact Jacqueline Ronson at jronson@yukon-news.com

Yukon downgrades economic outlook Yukon still predicts economic growth for 2013, fuelled not only by mining activity but also he economic forecast for by government expenditures 2014 is not as sunny as Yukon and tourism. officials had thought. “We always like to talk about This week the territory the tourism industry because released its economic outlook, it’s so important to our econpredicting 3.3 per cent real GDP omy,” said Hynes. “We have an growth in 2014. economy that is built on three That’s revised down from the pillars: government investment, 8.8 per cent prediction from the the mining sector and then report released in October. tourism.” The government bases its foreIn terms of government cast on a series of assumptions spending, the F.H. Collins about what economic activischool replacement project ties will take place, said Derrick and continued development of Hynes, Yukon’s director of busithe Whistle Bend subdivision ness and economic research. should give construction and But some mining companies related industries a boost. in particular have changed their Tourism numbers are expectplans since the department last ed to climb as well. The indusran the numbers. try took a hit in 2009 with the “There have been some signifirecession in the United States, cant changes, and that’s what has but things have been getting resulted in the downward revision better since then, said Hynes. of our forecast,” said Hynes. “Certainly we’re seeing some Ian Stewart/Yukon News In the October report, officials growth there, and that’s very Alexco Resources’ mill at Keno City in 2012. The company’s plans to resume production at assumed that Alexco Resource positive in terms of the overall the Bellekeno mine have been pushed to 2015. Corp.’s Bellekeno mine would go diversification of the economy.” back into production in 2014. The territory’s economic Capstone Mining Corp has also cooled certain whether that’s going to occur or In July the company announced forecasters are predicting continued not,” he said. its plans to ramp up production signifiit would shut down for the winter, but GDP growth over the medium term, at And the October report also assumed cantly at Minto mine in 2014. that it would work towards re-opening an average of 5 per cent annually from that Victoria Gold Corp. would make “While we do still anticipate an inin 2014 “assuming the silver market has 2015-2019. significant developments towards the crease in production at the Minto mine, improved from current levels and unFour new mines are expected to start development of the Eagle gold mine in it’s probably not going to be at the rate derlying fixed costs have been reduced,” production during that period, according 2014. Now that is looking less likely. that they originally were projecting it according to a news release. to the report. Those include the WhiteWhile that project is fully permitted, would be last summer when we did our But now the company says it will spend horse Copper magnetite project, Eagle the company must find $430 million in 2014 setting up underground infrastruc- last forecast,” said Hynes. Gold, Carmacks Copper, and the Casino initial capital investments before major Yukon Zinc Corp. also had been ture at the Flame & Moth deposit and copper-gold mine. earthworks will go forward. predicting production increases at the bring both that mine and Bellekeno into Contact Jacqueline Ronson at Despite these downward revisions, Wolverine mine, but now “we’re not quite jronson@yukon-news.com production in early 2015. Jacqueline Ronson News Reporter

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horse’s sustainability plan. Instead of the requested $100,000, council signed off on a hitehorse city officials $60,000 budget for the project. will have to use fewer In one of the lighter moments dollars to reach sustain- of the short meeting, Coun. Dave ability nirvana. Stockdale questioned what the On Monday night, council ap- end goal is for the city when it proved a trimmed-down budget comes to sustainability. for an upcoming review of White“Will sustainability be a neverending expense for us? Will we be doing this forever? Is there a per4HEÂŞNEWÂŞ9UKONÂŞHOMEÂŞOFÂŞ fect scenario in the world where we’ll have reached this nirvana or whatever it is we’re looking for?â€? Stockdale asked. The city’s manager of environur Wed, Feb 26 & mental sustainability, Shannon Thursday, Feb 27 Clohosey, called the plan a lens that other city projects are considWhitehorse Yukon Cinema Whi8thorse ered through. 304 Wood Street Ph: 668-6644 “So it’s true it can be a difficult term to define, but like I said, that speaks to the value of a review like this,â€? she told council. (G) Nightly at 7:00 & 9:20 PM The city’s current plan has been in place for five or six years. It was intended to be a seven-year plan, Clohosey said. There is also a requirement for (Not Rated) Coarse Language, Violence a review under gas tax funding. Nightly at 6:50 & 9:15 PM Council was presented with Whitehorse Qwanlin Cinema three options for the review with Corner of 4th & Cook Ph: 668-6644 three corresponding budgets. The cheapest, a $40,000 plan, would have been mostly an internal review done by city staff. (PG) Coarse Language The priciest $100,000 plan, Nightly at 6:45 & 9:15 PM first presented to council last week, involved hiring a consultant to engage the public for input. The city was planning to ask the consultant to come up with an in(PG) Coarse Language, Violence, novative arts project to encourage Sexually Suggestive Scenes public participation. Nightly at 7:00 & 9:30 PM That plan did not sit well with M o r e M o v i e I n f o — w w w. l a n d m a r k c i n e m a s . c a council. Coun. Kirk Cameron News Reporter

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worried the art project could be “flaky� – although he later apologized for using the word. Clohosey called the plan she presented this week a hybrid between the two options. “This third option proposes to retain the services of a consultant to determine and implement a public engagement strategy that would focus on public engagement practices that the city has had some success with in the past,� she said. The scope of the marketing and promotions may be scaled down a little, she said. “But I think there are still some really interesting and unique things that we can do to ensure a great deal of public engagement.� Councillors spoke in favour of the review. The $60,000 budget was passed anonymously. Using art as a way to engage the public is not completely out of the question with this tighter budget, Clohosey told the News. “We’re still going to be soliciting creative ideas. If a consultant, within the budget, comes up with an art project within that budget that council approves then we may just do it.� But the city is going to ask the consultant to focus more on practices that have had success with in the past. “That would be things like open houses, community cafes, interviews, forums,� she said. Clohosey said she hopes the request for proposals for the consultant to be issued in about a month. The project will ideally be completed early next year. Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com


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Eagle nest ready for its close-up Ashley Joannou News Reporter

The eagle is landing. With signs of the majestic birds in and around the Millennium Trail nest, Yukon Electrical staff activated the company’s popular Eagle Cam last week. “One eagle has been spotted in the area of the nest since about the 15th of January,” said Yukon Electrical’s Laura Carlson.

Carlson said a local eagle watcher has a photo of a bird – likely the male – sitting in the nest earlier this month. New twigs and talon marks are also visible. Depending on food supplies, the eagle pair that call that nest home may never have left for the winter, Carlson said. “As long as they can find food they may have only gone a little ways away or may have stayed in the Whitehorse area. It’s not completely unexpected.” Though they spend winters apart, eagles usually mate for life and will return to the same place every year to raise their young. “The biologist has indicated that one of the reasons we may be seeing the male … is that he’s already defending the territory. So that’s a good sign for them to come back to the nest,” she said. The family of two adult eagles and their three offspring became worldwide celebrities online when the camera on their nest went live for the first time last year. Between May and September

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The bald eagle family that nested at the Millenium Trail became somewhat famous last year thanks to Yukon Electrical’s web cam.

the site received more than a million hits from around the world. “It was straight across all of Canada and most of the U.S. But we got inquiries from Mexico, Singapore, all over Europe – Germany, Czech, England,” Carlson said.

New fund to support people with disabilities Yukon and Canada have agreed to give $2.5 million annually for programs to help people with disabilities get jobs. Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney was in Whitehorse last week to announce the funding. This sort of agreement has

“We had a number of people following us out of Australia. It’s quite widespread all across the world.” Fans were able to watch the chicks hatch and grow before eventually fledging and flying away. existed in the provinces before, but Yukon is the first territory to access this targeted funding. “Our government is very pleased that Yukon is the first of Canada’s provinces and territories to sign on to this new generation of agreements to help Yukoners with disabilities get jobs in their area,” said Kenney in a news release. “It’s been a long time com-

This year Yukon Electrical is hoping to partner with groups like Tourism Yukon to capitalize on the popularity. “Once the weather gets a little bit better we will be hosting more on-site activities – nest-side viewing and bringing in experts so ing,” said Rick Goodfellow, executive director of Challenge Disability Resource Group. He has been working to get this sort of funding in the Yukon for a decade, he said. “This means we now have money that’s targeted directly to people with disabilities.” The funding could go to a very wide range of services and supports, said Goodfellow.

people can come down and ask questions.” Last year’s chicks quickly endeared themselves to fans. “You saw the three chicks really acting like siblings. I can think of one instance where we, for 10 minutes, watched the three of them basically argue over the placement of a stick,” Carlson recalled. At one point all three young birds had the single stick in their beak. “I’m thinking, this is just like my kids in the back seat of the car. Fighting over whatever,” she said. Like any celebrities, Whitehorse’s on-camera eagles were the subject of rumours, the most persistent of which was that a chihuahua was brought up to the nest and killed. That is untrue, Carlson said. “They do eat a lot of ground squirrels and I think that maybe sometimes those things … there were some pretty fat ones that came into the nest, but no dogs.” The project is designed to offer “a little education about the North and certainly a view into a great family story,” said Carlson. Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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doing so. And wasn’t Trudeau part of here is an old saying that the Liberal caucus that trashed we should be careful what the proposed law against Internet we wish for because we pedophiles? may get it. The implication is Hey, how about Trudeau’s that it will not at all be what we sense of humour – he just sugexpected and we may be sorry for gested that the Russians may be having wished for it. so upset at losing their hockey So will it be, I expect, for match at the Sochi Olympics that those wishing for Justin Trudeau they will take out their frustration and the Liberals to win the next by invading Ukraine! Just a joke, federal election, if they do, in fact, Trudeau’s defenders said. Right. win it. As if Vladimir Putin needs The expectation, of course, is encouragement from Trudeau, that Trudeau and the Liberals will or the Ukrainians need any more usher in a new era of peace, love, hardship than they are already openness and social security to enduring. Do we really want to harken back to the good old days chance giving Trudeau control of of those Liberal administrations Canadian foreign policy? before him … except, as I recall, On Evan Solomon’s CBC they were not really all that good. Power and Politics program, So, the sign above Trudeau’s Trudeau declared that if elected as bar may read “Free Beer TomorPM, he will not raise taxes. Really? row,” but when that tomorrow B.C.’s former Liberal premier, arrives and we walk into his Gordon Campbell, promised he establishment to get our free would not implement the HST, beer, let us not be surprised if he but immediately after being repoints out that the sign says free elected he did exactly that. beer tomorrow, not today. Today, Ontario’s former Liberal we pay for our beer, and probably premier, Dalton McGuinty, promnot the usual price either, but a ised he would not raise taxes if little extra to help pay unforeseen re-elected, but he quickly broke and unavoidable “expenses,” – that promise (and many other wink, wink, nudge, nudge. promises as well - Google it for a And c’mon now, did we ever comprehensive list). seriously think that Trudeau Admittedly Trudeau is not would serve beer for free? Chanthem, and perhaps he will keep ces are it will neither be free nor his promise, but in my opinion beer, but rather that old Liberal the odds of winning the 649 Jacksocialist drink that sours industry pot are hugely better. and initiative, handicaps freedom So what else do we stand to and re-makes Canada into a cen- lose under a Liberal government trally planned state. Like China, headed by Trudeau? whose dictatorial government Hands up everyone who wants Trudeau has said he so much to go back to paying 7 per cent admires because they “can get GST (or more). things done.” Like China, which Hands up all you mothers who promises a chicken in every pot. want to lose your $100 per month Meanwhile, Trudeau just promper child under six years old and ises the pot. have centralized state-run daycare What of Trudeau’s view on as your only choice. crime? As I recall, he opined that Hands up all you parents who the Tsarnev brothers were not want to give up the incentives really responsible for bombing available for putting your chilthe Boston Marathon, rather it dren into sports. was the fault of American society Hands up all you citizens who which drove them to do it. I find are in favour of Trudeau clawing that kind of logic scary. back all the gas tax benefits now Perhaps it’s not surprising, flowing to your municipalities. though, given that the Liberals Hands up all Canadians who have no problem making every are in favour of a job-killing stiff legal and responsible Canadian carbon tax on every citizen and gun owner into a de facto crimindustry. inal, not to mention store owners And this is just a short list. and citizens who get charged for Yes indeed, be careful what you apprehending criminals. God wish for. Rick Tone lives in Whitehorse. help us if we hurt a criminal in

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Act locally, think globally When considering the question of fracking in the Yukon, it is important to put the issue in context. Yes, issues of local scope such as ground water pollution and the rights of local First Nations are important – extremely important. But at the same time as considering how to act locally, it behooves us to continue to think globally. As Yukoners, we know how real climate change is. Already we have seen an increase in global average temperature of 0.8 degrees Celsius. That may not seem like much on the surface, but we have to remember that the bulk of scientific opinion states that to avoid cataclysmic climate change we need to keep global average temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius. Carbon that we have already released into the atmosphere guarantees us a further temperature increase of 0.8 degrees. That means if we could somehow miraculously cease carbon emissions tomorrow, we would still have a total global average temperature increase of 1.6 degrees. We are getting dangerously close to our 2 degree ceiling. It is now also widely accepted by the scientific community that climate change is anthropogenic Reporters

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reserves below the ground. It’s that simple. The tricky part with that equation is that the oil and gas industry has already spent significant amounts of money exploring and accessing those reserves. So, their profit margins demand that we pump that oil out of the ground. Their shareholders demand that we use that natural gas. And so it would be in Yukon. How then can we in good faith give a green light to the development of further oil and gas reserves here in Yukon? Given this context, given the all too real consequences of climate change we are already seeing worldwide, we have only one ethical answer to the fracking debate in Yukon. Say no to fracking. Kristina Calhoun Leader, Yukon Green Party

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Fair Elections Act fails to live up to its name Linda Leon Open letter to MP Ryan Leef: ormer Alberta premier Ralph Klein, a man big on partisanship and short on principles, once considered an public radio station, CKUA, a thorn in his side. To solve this problem, he appointed a crony as both board chair and CEO of CKUA, according to Marylu Walters’s book, CKUA: Radio Worth Fighting for. Gail Hinchliffe paid herself, board members and friends huge salaries and fees while bankrupting the radio station and blaming staff for financial mismanagement, Walters’s book alleges. Problem solved from Klein’s point of view. Stephen Harper must have been paying attention. In 2007, he appointed Christiane Ouimet to the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commission as a part of the Federal Accountability Act. Her job was to investigate reports by whistle-blowers and promote ethics within government. In 2011, Ouimet resigned in disgrace, following a report that

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alleged she suppressed reports of wrongdoing and reprisals. She was paid half a million dollars out of public coffers to keep her mouth shut. Having created an atmosphere of fear within the civil service, Harper is not troubled by bothersome whistle-blowers. So much for integrity. So much for accountability. If Mr. Harper smirked when he appointed Ouimet to the integrity commission, he must have been chortling when he appointed Pierre Pollievre as minister of state for democratic reform. “Democratic” is not a word that comes to mind when listening to Pollievre’s introduction of the Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23. In a blame-shifting exercise that would make Rob Ford blush, Pollievre blamed Elections Canada for the necessity of muzzling Elections Canada. “The referee should not be wearing a team jersey,” he said. Apparently the various and numerous electoral crimes committed by Conservatives since 2006 are somehow not crimes. Pollievre went on to dismiss the

need for public hearings on electoral reform as a “costly partisan circus.” How interesting to know that the 60 per cent of voters who didn’t support the Conservative Party in the last election are partisan and a circus. There are many serious problems with Bill C-23. The first is that the Conservative government acted unilaterally without consulting opposition members and rammed the bill through by limiting debate. Electoral reform is important enough that it should require parliamentary consensus. A government that was working in good faith would not behave this way. Elections Canada would no longer provide get-out-and-vote campaigns or electoral education for students. Is the Conservative government that invested in keeping voters at home and future generations ignorant? The new voter identification requirements would suppress votes by making it difficult for university students, the homeless, those working outside their constituencies and those in remote places to become enumerated.

Why not make voter identification card requirements and the vouching system more stringent? Where are the statistics for proven voter fraud? This is a shabby attempt to suppress the vote, not unlike recent Republican attempts to suppress the black vote in the U.S. Bill C-23 would provide stricter penalties for electoral crime, which I applaud. However, it would place the enforcement arm of Elections Canada, the commissioner of Elections Canada, under the attorney general, which is a cabinet appointment thus making this office vulnerable to political interference. The commissioner, while having the ability to make charges, wouldn’t be able to compel witnesses to testify, thereby making it almost impossible for charges to be laid. This bill would render the commissioner toothless. The work of the commissioner would be removed from access to information requests. Furthermore, the commissioner wouldn’t be required to provide information about ongoing investigations. The act trivializes charges of

electoral expense claim fiddling, calling them disagreements between Elections Canada and members of Parliament. Is it appropriate that MPs under investigation for violations of the Elections Canada laws, such as Dean Del Mastro, be allowed to sit in the House of Commons? Pierre Poutine must be thrilled. Did he write the above clauses himself? Pierre Poutine was never caught. The crime of voter suppression in the last election originated with an individual or individuals high enough up in the Conservative Party apparatus to have access to the Constituent Information Management System. It is very likely that these people still have their jobs, possibly in the Prime Minister’s Office. Demand reforms of the Fair Elections Act that will actually make it fair. If you cannot bring about change, do not defend the indefensible. P.S. Supporters of freedom of expression and democracy were numerous enough even in Alberta to rally, fundraise and save CKUA.

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not have done something to help us? We were not to be let in until that band said so. I still don’t know who they were. I guess they got the OK as the door was finally opened. However, we were still to have a lengthy wait as there was tickets and ID to be checked first. In the end, people were left outside for 30 to 45 minutes. Totally unacceptable. At first it was a relief to get inside to warm up a little, but as the night wore on it just got colder in there, even with all the dancing. We truly believe they turned the heat off, hoping the body heat would be enough. It was not! There was no signage to indicate where the confection, bar or ticket sales were. After standing in line to get a drink, you were told you had to go clear across to the other side of the tent to get a ticket first. There also was not a garbage can or recycling bin in sight. Eventually someone slung garbage bags over the backs of the only two chairs that were available. Thank God the Sheepdogs were awesome. We totally enjoyed them. We would definitely attend another Sheepdogs concert, but we can guarantee it will never be at another Rendezvous. Shame on all of you who made that decision to leave dozens upon dozens of us left outside to freeze.

Linda Leon is a Whitehorse freelance writer.

LETTERS Put the gas tax rebate to practical use Open letter to Whitehorse mayor and council: Greenwashing a frivolous idea does not make it sustainable or even desirable. Using a broad brush of sustainability to prop up unproven uneconomical schemes is not in the best interest of the voting taxpayer who foots the bill. The Gas Tax Rebate is not a bottomless pot of gold to fund pet eco-nut fantasies. It’s not there to pay our friends with nice summer jobs in the Yukon. The highest priority for spending the gas tax is proven and viable measures to reduce the amount of petroleum energy used. That should be obvious; it’s a motor fuel tax rebate, so spend it to use less motor fuel, more efficiently. Do the simple, cost-effective measures first. Fix potholes, improve streets, undo previous mistakes that create transportation bottlenecks, re-program traffic lights to reduce congestion and idling in traffic, automatically cycle low-priority electric loads like hot water heaters in city buildings during peak use when the diesel generators are running, convert some city vehicles to cleaner, more sustainable fuels like liquefied petroleum gas or compressed natural gas. Defer the unproven greenwashed fantasies to the future, and do the practical commonsense stuff now. Don’t spend the gas tax on foolish marketing schemes to sell

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The rush hour commute from Riverdale to downtown Whitehorse.

your ideas. They don’t work, only appeal to the converted, and it’s a waste of money. People are already overwhelmed with too much sound and visual pollution, they tune it all out. The people you are trying to motivate will ignore it, and you irritate those who already understand and are doing their best. The most effective way to motivate the public is to make the things you don’t want them to do expensive, and the things you want them to do cheap. Nothing else works as well, regardless of what any self-serving marketing studies say. Instead, spend marketing money to directly affect people with fee and tax reductions. Don’t try to con us with the ecopropaganda du jour, it insults our intelligence, and just wastes our tax dollars.

Don’t be conned by slick salespeople in a cloak of green. Spend our gas tax wisely and respectfully for what it was intended; that will be your legacy. Most importantly, tell the city departments to keep spending within their budgets, and don’t come to the taxpaying voter through city council to ask us for more money to fund their pet projects. Make them do their job with the money we gave them, or find someone who will. In recent years we’ve seen too much frivolous misspending of taxpayer dollars by the city, so don’t be surprised that we now want more accountability, more transparency, and public oversight on how you spend the money the taxpayers of Canada give you to run our city. M. Peltier Whitehorse

Saturday night was the first night in years that our neighbours, my husband and I decided to partake in a Rendezvous event. We arrived to town early enough that we could wander around and view the snow sculptures and also watch the fireworks. They were absolutely spectacular. Well done Whitehorse. We were parked at the liquor store lot and right after the fireworks wandered over to the big tent where we had tickets to see the Sheepdogs. There was a very long lineup already. We joined the line and waited, and waited, and waited. Many, many people were grumbling about being left outside to freeze. Several times I approached the persons guarding the entrance doors. The first time I asked how long until the doors were opened, and his reply was, “A few more minutes, as the ticket said they didn’t open until 8:45 p.m.” Fair enough. The few minutes came and went. After a few more attempts of asking them to open the doors it was finally revealed to us that the opening band was not ready and would not let us in. At this reveal, the people in line were getting extremely angry, as was I, and there was about to be a stampede if something was not done. People started to yell “Let us in,” but there was no budging them. I realize they were volunteers, but honestly could someone

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Will supposed gaffes start to hurt Trudeau? Tories, NDP to continue to take aim defying quality to this situation,” said Richard Johnston, a publicopinion expert at the University OTTAWA of British Columbia. ustin Trudeau was back on “The question that’s consumParliament Hill on Tuesday to ing them is figuring out how face the music for his flipto take him down … There is a pant joke about Ukraine, as the high-wire act element with Justin Conservatives and NDP pondered Trudeau, to be sure, but so far he’s once again how to make the Libmanaging to pull it off. He seems eral leader’s latest so-called gaffe to have pretty good instincts, and stick. there’s smart people around him Trudeau told the media he keeping him on track.” waited until Tuesday to apoloSteve MacKinnon, a political gize for his remarks because he consultant at Hill and Knowlton “wanted to make sure that I had and a former Liberal party ofthe chance to express directly to ficial, says the Tories are flailing in leaders in the Ukrainian comtheir attempts to attack Trudeau. munity … how seriously the “The danger is more on the Liberal party takes the situation Conservative side; they’re dealing in Ukraine.” with someone they don’t know He added that his joke durhow to deal with,” MacKinnon ing a pre-taped appearance on said in an interview. a Radio-Canada current affairs “He’s connecting with people, program “made light of some and people see a human being very real fears and concerns that there, and they seem to be quite Ukrainians have about Russian prepared to allow him to say intervention.” things in unconventional ways. Trudeau apologized earlier in The Conservatives don’t know the day to the Ukrainian ambashow to attack him and it just sador to Canada after making a underscores their inability to conquick visit to the embassy. Vadym nect. It boomerangs on them.” Prystaiko, who had called for Harper did his best in questhe apology a day earlier, praised tion period on Tuesday, mocking Trudeau for being the first CanTrudeau for failing to hold a postadian politician to sign a book of convention media availability as condolences. the event wrapped up on Sunday. The Liberal leader also took to “I do not recall ever having Twitter to say he’d made amends to leave one of my conventions with Paul Grod, head of the through the back door,” Harper Ukrainian Canadian Congress. said to cheers and a standing ovaIn his interview last Thursday tion from his caucus. with “Tout le Monde en Parle,” Trudeau, who has pledged to Trudeau suggested Russia, peeved Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press stay above the fray in terms of atabout being eliminated from the tack politics, nonetheless got in a medal round in Olympic hockey, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left, celebrates during Canada’s Olympic gold medal hockey shot of his own at Harper, saying game during the party’s biennial convention in Montreal on Sunday. Trudeau has been might vent spleen by getting he doesn’t need any lessons from criticized for making a joke about the Ukraine crisis. involved in Ukraine. the prime minister on judgment. “It is even more worrisome “I’m quite pleased that I will now,” Trudeau said in the interTuesday when he pointed out Ukraine. In the aftermath of Trudeau’s be up against someone who had view, broadcast Sunday night. that Trudeau’s proposals on the And yet Trudeau is still comcomments, both the Conservathe judgment to decide that Pat “Especially since Russia lost in Ukraine during the same Radiofortably atop the polls. tives and NDP pounced in an Brazeau, Pam Wallin and Mike hockey, they will be in a bad Canada interview last week were Tory insiders say it’s just a effort to inflict some damage. Duffy were suitable members of mood. We are afraid of a Russian Trudeau is consistently ahead in decidedly similar to what the matter of time before Trudeau’s our Senate,” he said outside the intervention in Ukraine.” public-opinion polls and wrapped verbal missteps start to hurt him, Conservatives had announced House of Commons, repeating a “Only because of hockey?” earlier in the day. up a successful policy convention and the current Conservative line from his weekend speech in the show’s host, Guy A. Lepage, One political observer says strategy is to simply bide their in Montreal over the weekend. asked Trudeau as other panelists even if both parties work together Montreal. time until he does himself in. In the last year, Trudeau’s “I am confident that my values, chuckled. in the shadows to undermine NDP strategists insist they’re political foes have taken aim at “No,” Trudeau replied. “It is an his remarks on China. At his joke focused on Harper, not Trudeau. Trudeau, the Tories and the NDP my approach and my openness attempt to bring a light view of a about used-car salesmen. At his may be waiting a long time for his with Canadians is exactly what Nonetheless a party insider people from across the country situation that is extremely serious comments following the Boston implosion. implicitly praised the Tories in “There is a kind of gravitymarathon bombings. And now on an off-the-record conversation and extremely troubling.” are looking for.” Lee-Anne Goodman Canadian Press

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All parties claim to champion middle class, as gov’t report cites economic woes Dean Beeby Canadian Press

OTTAWA, Ont. anada’s troubled middle class is holding back economic recovery because families are so cash-strapped, suggest federal bureaucrats who cite the work of a maverick American economist. An internal government analysis, which has stirred debate about what political party best champions the middle class, approvingly cites the work of Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist who argues that “inequality is holding back the economic recovery.” The report from last fall asks “Why care about middle-income Canadians?” – and answers the question by adopting Stiglitz’s argument that the economy needs the consumer spending of the middle class in order to recover. “The hollowing out of the middle class means that they are unable to invest in their future, by educating themselves and their children by starting or improving businesses,” it adds, citing another of Stiglitz’s arguments, referring to the U.S economy. And a middle class with weak income does not deliver the taxes governments need to improve

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critical of free-market economists, calling for a better balance between the roles of government and markets in shaping the economy. The government has repeatedly emphasized its tax cuts for average families, amounting to $3,400 a year – including GST cuts – for a two-working-parents family with two kids, bringing in $120,000 a year. That was a message repeated in the House of Commons on Monday, as opposition parties each claimed to be the standard-bearer for the middle class. “A thriving middle class drives 123RF photo our whole economy, but today future. infrastructure, education, health middle-class Canadians are just as The bleak message is in sharp and research, another borrowing likely to move down the income contrast to the Conservative from Stiglitz. scale as move up,” said Liberal MP government’s talking points, that Ralph Goodale, a former finance The document, obtained by a million jobs have been created The Canadian Press under the minister, drawing on data from since the recession, that “average” the internal report. Access to Information Act, was families have been given 160 difproduced by a little-known unit “Their earnings are flat. ferent tax breaks since 2006 and within Employment and Social Household debt is 166 per cent. that incomes are in fact rising. Development Canada, which Three-quarters do not have a The report’s references to runs Canada’s income-support pension. Two-thirds worry that Stiglitz, who has written extenprograms such as EI. their kids will not do as well as sively about the growing inequal- they did. … Will the government The report by the Strategic Policy and Research Branch draws ity in the distribution of wealth, … drive more economic growth also suggests a bureaucracy out of for middle-class Canadians?” on a variety of economic indicastep with Conservative messaging tors from 1993 to 2007 to argue That drew a Conservative about deficit-cutting austerity and shot against Liberal Leader Justin Canada’s middle class is in dire tax reductions. Trudeau, who has often cited the shape, with stagnant incomes, Stiglitz has been somewhat plight of the middle class, but was mounting debt and a cloudy

not in the House on Monday. “Unlike the Liberal leader, who has no idea what it is like to be in the middle class, our government has cut taxes 160 times for ordinary Canadians,” said Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for finance. “That is 160 times so Canadian families with two children receive approximately $3,400 more in their pockets every year. That helps the middle class.” The NDP accused both the Liberals and Tories of abandoning the middle class. “Middle-class Canadians suffered badly under the Liberals and the Conservatives have only made matters worse with their attacks on EI, collective bargaining and retirement support,” said MP Peggy Nash. “Will the government finally take action to help middle-class Canadians get a raise?” Sorenson repeated the low-tax theme, saying “the greatest threat to the middle-class would be the piling on of more taxes and taking more from their pockets.” “The middle-class has been very well-served by this government. Over one million new jobs have been created since the deepest part of the recession.”

Redistributing wealth through taxation not a drag on economic growth: IMF paper Julian Beltrame

Jonathan Ostry, Andrew Berg and Charalambos Tsangarides will be applauded by politicians and OTTAWA economists who regard high levels new paper by researchof income inequality as not only ers at the International a moral stain on society but also Monetary Fund appears economically unsound. to debunk a tenet of conservative Labelled as the first study to economic ideology – that taxing incorporate recently compiled the rich to give to the poor is bad figures comparing pre- and postfor the economy. tax data from a large number of The paper by IMF researchers countries, the authors say there is convincing evidence that lower net inequality is good economics, employee boosting growth and leading to nametags longer-lasting periods of expansion. 207 Main St. 668-3447 In the most controversial Canadian Press

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finding, the study concludes that redistributing wealth, largely through taxation, does not significantly impact growth unless the intervention is extreme. In fact, because redistributing wealth through taxation has the positive impact of reducing inequality, the overall affect on the economy is to boost growth, the researchers conclude. “We find that higher inequality seems to lower growth. Redistribution, in contrast, has a tiny and statistically insignificant (slightly negative) effect,” the paper states. “This implies that, rather than a trade-off, the average result across the sample is a win-win situation, in which redistribution has an overall pro-growth effect.” While the paper is heavy on the economics, there is no mistaking the political implications in the findings. In Canada, the Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau is set to make supporting the middle class a key plank in the upcoming election and the NDP has also stressed the importance of tackling income inequality. Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have boasted that tax cuts, particularly deep reductions in corporate taxation, are at least partly responsible for why the

Canadian economy outperformed other G7 countries both during and after the 2008-09 recession. In the Commons on Tuesday, Employment Minister Jason Kenney said the many tax cuts his government has introduced since 2006, including a two-percentagepoint trim of the GST, has helped most Canadians. Speaking on a Statistics Canada report showing net median family wealth had increased by 44.5 per cent since 2005, he added: “It is no coincidence because, with the more than 160 tax cuts by this government, Canadian families, on average, have seen their after-tax disposable income increase by 10 per cent across all income categories. We are continuing to lead the world on economic growth and opportunity for working families.” The authors concede that their conclusions tend to contradict some well-accepted orthodoxy, which holds that taxation is a job killer. But they say that many previous studies failed to make a distinction between pre-tax inequality and post-tax inequality, hence often compared apples to oranges, among other shotcomings. The data they looked at

showed almost no negative impact from redistribution policies and that economies where incomes are more equally distributed tend to grow faster and have growth cycles that last longer. Meanwhile, they say the data is not crystal clear that even large redistributions have a direct negative impact, although “from history and first principles ... after some point redistribution will be destructive of growth.” Still, they also stop short of saying their conclusions definitively settle the issue, acknowledging that it is a complex area of economic theory with many variables at play and a scarcity of hard data. Instead, they urge more rigorous study and say their findings “highlight the urgency of this agenda.” The Washington-based institution released the study Wednesday morning but, perhaps due to the controversial nature of the conclusions, calls it a “staff discussion note” that does “not necessarily” represent the IMF views or policy. It was authorized for distribution by Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s chief economist.


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Now what? Some fans face the inevitable Olympic-sized comedown as the Games wrap Lauren La Rose Canadian Press

TORONTO hris Fansher offered a succinct approximation of how he’d feel when the Winter Olympics were over. “Hungover and depressed,� he said with a laugh. Fansher sat in a downtown Toronto food court decked out in a Team Canada jersey to watch Sidney Crosby and Co. take on the U.S. in the men’s hockey semi-final. He had been making the ritual journey to the underground eatery during lunch breaks to watch the big games on one of several TVs throughout the space. Fansher recalled how everyone “went kind of a little nuts� during the conclusion of Canada’s thrilling overtime victory over the U.S. in women’s hockey. But it wasn’t just the country’s cherished pastime that captured his attention during the Sochi Games, as he also checked out freestyle aerials and moguls. “It’s just excitement,� Fansher said. “It’s the only time really where all of your friends are cheering for the same teams, the same events. (I’m) arguing a lot less with friends.� Sitting alongside Fansher was Kelsey Olson, who was also lamenting the end of the Games. “I always get so sad afterwards,� said Olson, who also enjoyed tuning in to figure skating. “It’s another four years, and

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you never get that feeling where everyone’s just like: ‘Yeah! Everyone loves each other.�’ With the cauldron’s flame extinguished and athletes leaving Sochi, it’s back to regular midwinter routines for Canadians who had gathered in homes, schools, offices and in public spaces to watch the action unfold. Even though the end of the Summer or Winter Games is an inevitability, why does it always feel like an Olympicsized comedown when they’re over? “We have such a basic desire to connect with other people, and the Olympics is a great catalyst that brings people together,� said Billy Strean, professor in the faculty of physical education and recreation at the University of Alberta. “Instead of being Oilers fans versus Flames fans versus Maple Leaf fans or what have you, it brings everyone together. At least in a Canadian context, we can all cheer for Team Canada. So rather than focus on differences, it focuses on a commonality and a shared passion.� Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, director of sport psychology at the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, described the Olympics as “an all-encompassing event.� “People maybe underestimate

the power of the Olympics every time the Olympics happen; and then once they do happen, by the end of it, everyone’s then sort of brought into it.� In today’s secular societies, few events unite so many people of different backgrounds “in a spirit of camaraderie and

youth camp in Atlanta in ‘96, and with Paralympians at the 2012 London Games. While she said she has a better sense of the athlete’s perspective, she can see from the fan’s view how they can “get caught up in the moment.� “It really, in some ways, epitomizes the highs and lows of life, and they maybe feel and empathize when they watch those people who are making themselves vulnerable and trying to be their very best under very pressure-filled circumstances,� she said. “Sometimes people come through and are their best. And

“We have such a basic desire to connect with other people, and the Olympics is a great catalyst that brings people together.�

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identity� than national teams competing at the Olympics and World Cup, said Bruce Kidd, professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto. With the Olympics in particular, Kidd said the Games and the athletes lend themselves to “very deep emotional identification, engagement and empathy� due to several factors. “They’re people like us – or could be us – in part because they come from communities that we recognize, in part because they’re doing magnificent and difficult things, in part because they represent, like few other things, the totality of being Canadian.� Leslie-Toogood has enjoyed her own personal experiences during previous Summer Games, working in the Olympic

other times, people don’t, and as a result are forced to really learn life lessons. I think all of us can relate or connect to that in some way.â€? The emotional post-Olympics letdown being experienced by some fans is likely being felt to a far greater degree by the athletes themselves who’ve competed with the eyes of Canada and the world watching. “For them, it’s the pinnacle of a four-year period,â€? said Strean. “There’s a building up to it, there’s the moment itself ‌ there’s the completion. Then, there can be a sense of void or feeling like: ‘What’s next?â€?’ he added. “Really, for many people, there’s nothing as big or as exciting that’s as ready to fill that void.â€?

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Post Olympics challenge: White elephants or lasting investments? Sylvia Hui

mine. The flagship venue, renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic LONDON Park, is being converted into a or athletes and spectators at massive park as big as London’s Sochi, it’s time to pack up. famous Hyde Park, complete But for the host cities, the real with wildlife habitats, woods and challenge begins with the end sports facilities. The first part of of the Olympics. How do they the ambitious project will begin continue to use the expensive to open to the public in April. stadiums after the party’s over? The 80,000-seat Olympic What happens to the athletes’ Stadium at the centre of the park villages? What is the legacy of the has been troubled by controversy games? since even before the games, Here’s a look at what some and its post-games use was the past Summer and Winter Games subject of months of legal wransites around the world look like gling. The stadium is now being post-Olympics. converted into a soccer venue and the home of the West Ham soccer club, with an expected London, 2012 price tag of $323 million. Many London continues to bask in argue taxpayers should not have the success of the most recent to fund a Premier League club, Summer Games, but the Olympic legacy is difficult to deterthough officials insist that the Associated Press

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stadium will continue to host other major sporting events, including the Rugby World Cup in 2015. The athletes’ village is still being transformed into the rusticsounding neighbourhoods of East Wick and Sweetwater, but there are already signs that the process will yield less housing than originally pledged. Other promises, like the Olympic Museum due to open this year, have simply been quietly dropped. There’s no doubt that the Olympics improved public transport in the city’s East End, historically a deprived, industrial area poorly served by commuter links.

Vancouver, 2010 All games venues in Vancou-

ver remain in use, with local authorities funding a $110 million trust to make sure that they don’t fall into disrepair. The most successful venue appears to be the Richmond Olympic speed skating Oval, a widely-used community sports and events facility that attracts more than 550,000 visitors a year. Dozens of sports groups run regular programs at the Oval, which now houses two internationalsize rinks for hockey or speed skating, basketball and squash courts, an indoor track and a rowing tank. The venue, which has hosted numerous provincial, national and international championships in a variety of summer and winter sports, is cited as a positive legacy of the games. Federal and provincial governments pay some of the Oval’s operating costs, as well as for the Whistler Sliding Center, used by athletes as a training facility, and the Whistler Olympic Park. But the athletes’ village has not fared so well. The City of Vancouver had to take over financing for the 1,100-unit village after the developer stopped payment on its construction loan due to cost overruns and the 2008 financial crisis. The city has sold most, if not all, of the units, but it expects to lose nearly $300 million.

Beijing, 2008 Beijing, which spent more than $2 billion to build 31 venues for the 2008 Summer Games, is reaping some income and tourism benefits from two flagship venues, though many sites need government subsidies to meet hefty operation and maintenance costs. The National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird’s Nest because of its lattice design, has become a key Beijing landmark and a favoured backdrop for visitors’ snapshots. But few tourists are willing to pay more than $8 to tour the facility as enthusiasm for the 2008 Games fades, and the venue has struggled to fill its space with events. The Water Cube – where U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps made history by winning eight gold medals – has been transformed into a water park popular among local families. Its operators even peddle purified glacier water under the Water Cube brand for additional income. But other venues have withered in neglect. A rowing park in the city’s suburbs that cost $55 million has fallen into disuse, and visitors to this paid facility are few and far between. The cycling race tracks in another outlying district are covered in weeds, and the sand volleyball courts have been largely closed off to the public.

Athens, 2004

The legacy of Athens’ Olympics has stirred vigorous debate, and Greek authorities have been widely criticized for not having a post-Games plan for the infrastructure. While some of the venues built specifically for the games have been converted for other uses, many are underused or abandoned, and very few provide the state with any revenue. Some critics even say that the multibillion dollar cost of the games played a modest role in the nation’s 2008 economic meltdown. The main Olympic stadium – built decades before the 2004 games but revamped for the 2004 Olympics – is still used for major soccer matches, and most of the surrounding facilities and stadiums are also used for sporting events and concerts. One of the most successful conversions of Olympic facilities is the old badminton venue, now a theatre. The athletes’ village was turned into housing for workers, but the communal areas were neglected, with frogs and debris taking over the old training pool in the village.

Sydney, 2000

Before the 2000 summer Olympics, the site west of Sydney where the 1580-acre Sydney Olympic Park was built was a grungy, desolate wasteland of slaughterhouses, garbage dumps and factories. Since the games, it has slowly developed into its own suburb with hotels, offices, restaurants and parklands. The park now hosts thousands of events each year, from music festivals to sports to business conferences, drawing more than 12 million annual visitors. It’s also the home of the wildly popular Sydney Royal Easter Show, an agricultural fair that attracts more than 800,000 people each year. The Athletes’ Village was converted into a suburb called Newington, featuring eco-friendly residential apartments, with solar power and a recycled water supply. Most of the sporting facilities still get quite a bit of use: the aquatics centre hosts swimming competitions, and is also open to the public for recreational activities, with a water slide, spa and fitness centre. The 690 million Australian dollar main stadium still hosts major sporting events, including cricket and rugby, despite its capacity being scaled down from 110,000 to 83,000

Nagano, 1998

In Nagano, five large structures were built for the 1998 Winter Games. They remain in use, though many complain that


the venues are too big and costly to maintain for a town of less than 400,000 people. The Olympic Stadium has been converted into a baseball stadium. Nagano doesn’t have a professional team, though other teams play there on occasion. The Aqua Wing Arena has been converted into an aquatics centre, and the Big Hat is still used for ice hockey, as well as figure skating. The M-Wave hosted the World Sprint speed-skating championships last month, and the White Ring is used for professional basketball, volleyball and other events. Nagano wasn’t free from controversy, though. The bidding process for the games was clouded by bribery allegations.

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Chris Carlson/AP Photo

The Richmond Olympic Oval outside Vancouver, B.C. For host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party’s over?

popular destination for residents and tourists, particularly in the In Atlanta, the main stadium warmer months. Every summer, for the 1996 summer Olympics is children still splash in a large headed for demolition. fountain that incorporates the After the 1996 games, the staOlympic rings in its design. dium was converted into Turner Other venues from the 1996 Field, the baseball stadium that’s games have seen creative uses – been home to the Atlanta Braves including one of the first “runfor the past several years. But in ning of the bulls” events November, the team announced in the U.S., inspired by the plans to build a new stadium famed festival tradition in the city’s northwest suburbs in Pamplona, Spain. and leave Turner Field in 2017. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said that Turner Field would be deBarcelona, 1992 molished after their departure. The 1992 Olympic Games Less than two miles north of launched Barcelona as a major the stadium, in the city’s downtourist attraction, converting it town area, Centennial Olympic into what it is today – a must-see Park was used for some of the destination in Spain attracting ceremonies during the Atlanta millions of visitors a year. The games. The park remains a city benefited greatly from the

Atlanta, 1996

smash-hit song “Barcelona,” Freddy Mercury’s collaboration with Barcelona-born soprano Montserrat Caballe. The games left Barcelona an important architectural legacy, much of which is still in use, including Palau Sant Jordi which today is a large-scale music

venue, and the Olympic Stadium, which was used for years by soccer team Espanyol and still hosts sports competitions. The 1992 Games cost some 6.7 million euros and generated a profit of about 12 million euros, and completely changed Barcelona’s appearance by opening new vistas to the seafront and creating ring roads that have greatly benefited the city. The Olympic Village, which hosted athletes from around the world, today is home to city dwellers who still recall what they refer to as “that magical 1992.”

Sarajevo, 1984

Wartime destruction and negligence have turned most of Sarajevo’s 1984 Winter Olympic venues into painful reminders of the city’s golden times. The world came together in the former Yugoslavia in 1984 after the West had boycotted the 1980 Olympics in Moscow and Russia boycotted the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. Just eight years later, the

bobsleigh and luge track on Mount Trbevic was turned into an artillery position from which Bosnian Serbs pounded the city for almost four years. Today, the abandoned concrete construction looks like a skeleton littered with graffiti. The elderly avoid it to keep it in their memories as it was – gloriously illuminated and visible from downtown. Other Olympic mountains around Sarajevo had turned into battlegrounds during the 1992-95 Bosnian war that took 100,000 lives. Afterward, most of them were left dotted with land mines. The two ski jumping hills on Mount Igman were never used again and became a surreal backdrop during the war when United Nations armoured vehicles rolled pass them. The hall where British ice dancing duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean gave a legendary Bolero performance that won the first, and so far only, perfect 6s in Olympic history, now lies next to a sea of white tombstones.

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Arrest of top Mexican capo ‘El Chapo’ Guzman unlikely to slow world’s most powerful cartel Katherine Corcoran

be able to continue to operate if not as normal, at least as the most powerful criminal orgaMEXICO CITY nization in Mexico,” said David ike a Fortune 500 company Shirk, director of the University losing an executive, the of San Diego’s Trans-Border powerful Sinaloa cartel is likely Institute. to stay in business at least in Guzman, who made Forbes the short term selling billions Magazine’s lists of billionaires of dollars of illegal drugs, and most powerful people, was despite the arrest of its legend- first among equals with partary leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” ners Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada Guzman. and Juan Jose Esparragoza, But the longer term fate of known as “El Azul,” both of a criminal ring likened to an whom remain at large. Despite international “corporation” is rumours to the contrary, Guzanything but clear, as authoriman worked closely with Zamties pursue other top leaders bada. They had a clear vision, and weaker rivals dream of said Guiller`mo Valdes, former moving in. head of Mexico’s top domestic Guzman’s arrest Saturday intelligence agency, not only was undoubtedly a major with respect to their adversaries blow, coming on the heels of but also of the business plan for more than a dozen key arrests trafficking cocaine, marijuana, of lieutenants and lower level heroin and methamphetamine operators in recent months. Yet in some 54 countries. the cartel still has a worldwide In other recent takedowns distribution network and is the of major cartels, the Mexican major supplier of cocaine to government had to hit more the United States. The operathan one leader before they tion didn’t touch the cartel’s were dismantled or scattered immense political power, nurinto smaller gangs. One by one, tured through the bribery of the Arellano Felix brothers in corrupt officials, or its thriving Tijuana were arrested or killed over the last decade, as were the money laundering operations. Beltran Leyva brothers from “As long as these other 2008 to 2011. Though the Mexstructures remain in place, all things being equal, Sinaloa will ican marines killed Zeta leader Associated Press

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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican marines in Mexico City on Saturday. Guzman, boss of the Sinaloa Cartel, was captured in the beach resort town of Mazatlan.

Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano in October 2012, the power of the group didn’t diminish until the other leader, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, was arrested last summer. Some predict Sinaloa is about to see the same fate. U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, said to expect more arrests because

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Rare dino skull found inside Drumheller town limits

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CALGARY rare dinosaur skull unveiled by University of Calgary paleontologists Thursday was literally hiding in plain sight. Even with Prof. Darla Zelenitsky pointing out the eye socket of the massive pachyrhinosaur’s skull, it still looked like just a giant chunk of rock. And, with it being found inside the town limits of Drumheller – billed as the dinosaur capital of the world – it probably had hundreds of prehistoric enthusiasts traipsing over it for decades before anyone noticed. “It appeared to me as being a fairly well-trampled area, and my research assistant had pointed out what looked like a rock with a bumpy surface. We eventually started to excavate and realized it was potentially part of a horneddinosaur skull,” said Zelenitsky. “After several days of excavating we realized it was a good portion of one of these pachyrhinosaur dinosaur skulls, so it was really quite exciting.” Pachyrhinosaurs were fourlegged herbivores that lived about 72 million years ago in what is now Alberta and Alaska. They could grow to over six metres in length and weighed four tonnes. Their heads were adorned with big bony bumps and horns, and large frills extended over the back of their necks. The head features were probably used for mating competition or combat. Zelenitsky said the dinosaur is likely to have had few

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Mexican researchers spot endangered ‘water monster’ axolotl, easing fears no more were in wild Teresa De Miguel

But biologist Armando Tovar Garza of Mexico’s National Autonomous University said MEXICO CITY Friday that members of the team exico’s salamander-like carrying out the search had seen axolotl apparently hasn’t two axolotls during the first three disappeared from its only known weeks of a second survey expected natural habitat in Mexico City’s to conclude in April. few remaining lakes. “We weren’t able to capture Researchers say they have them … because the behaviour of sighted, but not caught, two of the the axolotl makes them very diffislippery little creatures during a cult to capture,” Tovar Garza said. second effort to find them. “We haven’t had any captures, but A weekslong effort last year by we have had two sightings. That’s researchers in skiffs trying to net important, because it tells us we axolotls in the shallow, muddy still have a chance.” waters of Xochimilco lake found The axolotl, admittedly ugly none, raising fears that they might with a slimy tail, plumage-like only now survive in captivity. gills and mouth that curls into an Associated Press

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odd smile, is known as the “water monster” and the “Mexican walking fish.” It’s only natural habitat is the Xochimilco network of lakes and canals – the “floating gardens” of earth piled on reed mats that the Aztecs built to grow crops but are now suffering from pollution, urban sprawl and invasive species. The creature is import in scientific research because of its ability to regenerate severed limbs. Some axolotls still survive in aquariums, water tanks and research labs, but experts said those conditions aren’t the best, because of interbreeding and other risks. Releasing captive-bred axolotls into the wild could spread

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A young axolotl at an experimental canal in the Xochimilco network of lakes and canals in Mexico City. Investigators have begun a search in hopes of finding what may be the last free-roaming axolotl.

a fungus infection that is fatal to them and could reduce their genetic diversity. Tovar Garza said some small mutations, possibly the result of interbreeding, have already been seen. Alarmed by the creature’s falling numbers in recent years, researchers built axolotl “shelters” in Xochimilco to help them breed in the cleanest part of their remaining habitat. Sacks of rocks and reedy plants act as filters around a selected area, and cleaner water is pumped in, to create better conditions. The shelters also include permeable cages and other devices intended to help protect axolotls from non-native carp and tilapia that were introduced to the lake system

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Study showing tailings ponds leakage demands oilsands slowdown: critics Bob Weber

ment. Because the chemical mixtures are so similar to what weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing naturally, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what those potential impacts could be.â&#x20AC;? Still, Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research should be enough to convince the government to put caution first, said Deranger. Many of the chemicals in tailings water are known to be highly toxic and carcinogenic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big concern in Fort Chip has been the health. This study proves that things are actually happening.â&#x20AC;? The current response is similar

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EDMONTON nvironmentalists and opposition politicians say new research that indicates oilsands tailings are leaching into groundwater should convince the Alberta government to slow down development. But industry and government officials responding to the Environment Canada study say it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t conclusive and more research is needed before action is taken. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to take some more samples and some more estimates of variability to be able to differentiate what is and what isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t process-affected water,â&#x20AC;? Kelly Munkittrick of Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oilsands Innovation Alliance said Friday. The alliance co-ordinates collaborative environmental research among oilsands producers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an indication that this technique might work, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot more work to be done before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quantifiable.â&#x20AC;? But the scientist behind the findings said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident in his work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With some of the groundwater samples containing chemical profiles similar to tailings ponds, this is the strongest indication to date that process water is reaching the river system,â&#x20AC;? said Richard Frank, lead author of the paper published in Environmental Science and Technology. That should be enough for the government to start taking action, suggested Alberta New Democrat Rachel Notley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slow down the expansion until they have found a way to stop the leakage thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on now,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right now, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no economic imperative on industry for them to do it.â&#x20AC;? Eriel Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan band, which lives downstream of the oilsands, said Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s report should persuade the province to implement measures the First Nation has already asked for. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been asking for six years for the government to

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The Syncrude oilsands facility near Fort McMurray, Alta. New federal research has confirmed that water from vast oilsands tailings ponds is leaching into groundwater and seeping into the Athabasca River.

make it mandatory that these companies put isotopic tracers into their tailings, so that when there is seepage or spillage, we can trace not just to the tailings, but to the tailings of a specific company,â&#x20AC;? she said. Nor is government forcing industry to do the kind of baseline studies on areas yet to be developed that would allow scientists to track changes, Deranger said. Alberta Liberal Laurie Blakeman wants an inquiry, complete with power of subpoena, into why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taken so long for tailings seepage to be addressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It needs to be able to get to the bottom and answer that essential question â&#x20AC;&#x201C; why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the government notice and why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they do anything?â&#x20AC;? she said. Erin Flanagan of the Pembina Institute, an environmental think-tank, said the study should push the province to enforce regulations already in place requiring companies to clean up their tailings ponds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to govern on the precautionary principle,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(The government) needs to take this seriously and there needs to be a response.â&#x20AC;?

Still, Munkittrick advised caution, saying that Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paper is only one of a number of scientific attempts to tease out industrial contamination from chemicals in naturally occurring bitumen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a number of efforts looking at this fingerprinting,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see them come together. If there is a good tool out there, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to use it.â&#x20AC;? The Alberta government wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t available to comment on the report, other than to say in a statement Thursday that the research isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t conclusive. Frank acknowledged his paper is only a first step. More samples need to be taken from a wider area and from more tailings ponds, he said. He hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet been able to estimate the amount of leakage â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although previous studies based on mathematical models have estimated as much as 6.5 million litres a day might be leaking out of a single pond. Nor is there much understanding of the environmental impact of the seepage, said Frank. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what potential impacts â&#x20AC;&#x201C;if any â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this could have on the receiving environ-

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to what the government has done previously when confronted with environmental issues, said Notley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the government and industry are doing is part of a very predictable and long-used pattern. You spend as long as you possibly can denying, then, when you finally get to the point where you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deny, then you delay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then you spend decades, if possible, questioning the studies and saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interesting, but what we need to do is more studies.â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Open for Comment Proposed amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act The Department of Justice is considering amendments to the Fatal Accidents Act to allow Yukoners the right to seek bereavement damages when a family member is killed in an accident and where another person is found at fault. Comments on eligibility and compensation amounts are invited. Learn more about bereavement damages options: http://bit.ly/FAADP1 Comments are requested by March 1: http://bit.ly/FAACF1


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Wild winter fun

Clockwise from top right: a dog team speeds along near Robert Service Way during the Babe Southwick Memorial Dog Sled Race on Saturday; a carver with Team Russia works on a South Park themed sculpture in the International Snow Carving Competition; participants compete in the Community Challenge bed push race; fireworks explode over downtown Whitehorse on Saturday night.

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The 50th Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous festival brought hibernating Yukoners out for good times over the last week.

From top left: Singer Marie Bridge performs on Sunday; Geraldine Van Bibber competes in the Yukon Scrabble Championships at the Gold Rush Inn; Karina Watson grimaces under 548 pounds in the flour packing contest; Cliff Charbonneau prepares a winning throw of 45 feet in the chainsaw chuck; Duke the pit bull terrier pulls 760 pounds of dog food to win the one-dog pull on Saturday.


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Victor Mooney prepares his rowboat for a transatlantic voyage from Goree Island near Dakar, Senegal, to New York in 2006. The tenacious New Yorker has been trying for nearly a decade to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

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water systems failed after two weeks at sea and he had to be rescued. In 2011, Mooney set off from the NEW YORK Cape Verde Islands in an even more tenacious American who has sophisticated boat. But that vessel, been trying for nearly a decade dubbed the Never Give Up, had to row solo across the Atlantic apparently been damaged in transit Ocean, but has been plagued by bad and sprang a leak shortly after he luck, shipwreck and maybe a little put to sea. early naivete, has embarked on his He escaped in a life raft then fourth attempt at the epic journey. spent two weeks drifting 250 miles Victor Mooney, 48, left Wednes- (400 kilometres) on the open ocean. day from the Canary Islands for “It was quite humbling,” Mooney a roughly 3,000-mile (4,825-kilosaid of the disaster. “The first two metre) row to the British Virgin days I cried like a baby because I Islands. didn’t want to die.” After landing in April or May, A devout Roman Catholic, he he plans to resupply his tiny boat consoled himself by reading a and row back to New York. Along waterlogged Bible, especially Psalm the way, he’ll live on freeze-dried 91, which promises that angels will military rations, a variety of herbs protect the faithful. Finally, he was and green tea and whatever fish he picked up by a cargo ship headed can yank from the sea. for Brazil. “I feel very confident,” Mooney Before that trip, Mooney had said by telephone last week from vowed to his wife that it would a marina in Maspolamas, Gran be his last, whether he made it or Canaria. “Everything is checked, not. But he was barely on dry land double-checked. ... I’m ready.” in Brazil before he was plotting This impossibly long, lonely another attempt. path is one Mooney has set out This time, Mooney says he has on before. But so far, his tale reads taken his preparation to another less like “The Old Man and the level. Sea,” and more like the one told in His Brazilian-built oceangoing “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” rowboat, he says, is his best yet. He about a land-obsessed monarch spent months getting familiar with who stubbornly builds his castle on the craft by training around Long swampland only to have it repeatIsland. He has better communicaedly sink or burn. tions equipment aboard. More care Mooney’s first trans-Atlantic was taken packing and shipping the attempt, in 2006, ended when a 24- boat. He’s taken it out for extensive foot (7.32-meter), wooden rowboat trials in the Canary Islands to make he’d built himself sank off the West sure everything is working. African coast just hours after he’d This time, he’s also getting pushed off from a beach in Senegal. support throughout the trip from Three years later, he tried again an oceanographer, Jenifer Clark, with an oceangoing rowboat boat and meteorologist, Dane Clark, a built by a professional. Its drinking husband-and-wife team in MaryAssociated Press

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land whose previous clients have included Diana Nyad, the longdistance swimmer who last year became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark cage. Their role will be to make sure Mooney stays on a course that takes advantage of the Atlantic’s everchanging currents and weather. Rowers who get caught on the wrong side of an eddy can wind up moving backward, they said. This time of year, Mooney isn’t likely to encounter any major storms, but the sea – as always – will test his mettle. “It’s not a pleasant row,” Dane Clark said. “There are some pretty big waves that build up in the trade winds. Six-, eight-, nine-foot seas. It’s not going to be easy. He has to be prepared to capsize.” Mooney’s boat, a capsule-like affair, is designed to offer protection even in high seas. Like all of his attempts, he said, this one is being done in honour of a brother who died of AIDS in 1983. The New Yorker is one of several people to attempt an east-to-west crossing of the Atlantic this winter. Successful crossings happen annually, according to statistics kept by The Ocean Rowing Society. Failure and high-seas rescues are also common. “A series of failures, a lot of times, leads you to a victory,” Jenifer Clark said. She cited the travails of Nyad, whose attempts to reach Florida from Cuba began in 1978, and were foiled repeatedly due to jellyfish stings, asthma and bad weather. Mooney said he is committed to finally making it.


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Study finds low rate of adverse events related to vaccinations in Ontario Helen Branswell

in adverse event reporting is that something that happens after someone took a drug or TORONTO got a vaccination may have new Ontario report on vac- been unrelated to the medical cine safety shows the rate intervention â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but there often of adverse events reported after is no way to tell. So the report vaccinations in the province is says the events are â&#x20AC;&#x153;temporally low. associatedâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; linked in time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The report says there were 56 but may not have been caused serious vaccine-related adverse by vaccinations. events reported in 2012, in a There were 631 adverse year when 7.8 million vaccinaevents reported after vaccinations were distributed in the tions, but the bulk of them fell province. into the mild category. They That is 7.2 serious events for included things like sore arms every one million vaccinations. (252), rashes (137) and fever Serious reactions were things (47). like convulsions, seizures and That leads to a rate of 4.7 anaphylaxis, an allergic reacadverse events for every 100,000 tion that can range from an vaccines distributed in the itchy rash and hives to difficulty province. That is well below breathing and in severe cases the national average of 9.4 per shock. 100,000 vaccinations. The report says none of the Deeks doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that is serious reactions reported in because Ontario has far fewer 2012 was fatal. events than other parts of the The report is the first of what country, but rather that until is expected to be an annual recently there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as much of assessment of vaccine safety an effort to get people to report in the province published by these types of events as there is Public Health Ontario. now. The agencyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of The 2012 rate rose by 30.6 immunization and vaccine per cent from 3.5 and 3.7 per preventable diseases, Dr. Shel100,000 vaccines in 2010 and ley Deeks, says the goal is to be 2011 respectively. Again, Deeks transparent about vaccines in puts that down to increased a climate where there are many emphasis on reporting, includquestions and misperceptions ing the publication of new about the products. guidelines on surveillance for â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel we have a responsibil- adverse events after vaccination. ity to provide this information She says the rates will likely back (to the public) ... and continue to rise as the provprobably do a little bit of a bet- inceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reporting falls into line ter job of communicating how with other jurisdictions. safe our vaccines are,â&#x20AC;? Deeks It is generally believed that says. adverse event numbers reâ&#x20AC;&#x153;But also communicating lated to drugs and vaccines are that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not perfect, and under-estimates, because some that no drug or biologic prodpeople wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bother seeing a uct is perfect.â&#x20AC;? doctor or filing a report. The report covers vaccinaDeeks acknowledges that is likely true here as well. But she tions given at all ages. believes the under-reporting And it makes clear that the is likely mostly in the mild adverse events reported may category. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because doctors not have been caused by vacare required to file reports if cines. A difficulty that arises Canadian Press

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they see patients who may have suffered an adverse reaction to a vaccination. While Deeks believes it is important to share information â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the good and the bad â&#x20AC;&#x201C; about vaccines with the public, she knows there could be a downside. Where 56 out of 7.8 million is a small number, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aware some people will focus on the 56, inflating its significance. She says public health needs to do a better job putting numbers like these in context, contrasting them with the adverse events that are averted because vaccination prevents so many infectious diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccines prevent two million to three million deaths a year globally, which is in the range of 200 to 300 an hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been the victim of our own success,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more success we have with immunization, the less the disease becomes as common or prevalent. So people forget about the diseases and then are more concerned about the safety ... of the vaccine.â&#x20AC;? Reminding people of that context may become even more difficult going forward because increasingly children are born to parents who themselves never experienced measles, mumps, and chickenpox, and who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even the faintest memories of when polio outbreaks petrified parents. The report says just over half of adverse events were reported in children and teens 18 and younger. The percentage share of the reported adverse events decreased with each increase in age demographic. Interestingly, females reported far more adverse events then men; women and girls made up 67.4 per cent of the reports.

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T.J. Dawe brings mind-bending Medicine Cliches in 1997. His 2001 show The Slipknot crackled with insights into the ridiculous details and “I always thought that hallucinogens would misunderstandings that can clog menialeither reveal powerful things about me, or labour jobs. Then the play won the 2001 Just that I would lose my mind completely,” says for Laughs Comedy Award, widening Dawe’s T.J. Dawe in a conversation about Medicine, audiences from a small group of alternative his upcoming theatre show at the Old Fire culture mavens to a fan base that regularly Hall. gives him sold out shows. “People would talk about taking mushDawe peppers each play with humour, a rooms and getting all giggly, but for me it was strategy that bonds audiences to him and to never like that.” each other. Over the years he has deepened But it’s not recreational drug use that drives the self-revelations in his monologues. the plot of Dawe’s 12th one-man show. It’s To create and perform his 2008 play Totem the controversial Peruvian shamanistic plant Figures, the “King of the Fringe” imagined medicine ayahuasca (pronounced “aya-waswhat his own Mount Rushmore would look ka”), a kind of tea made by boiling segments like. of the vine Banisteriopsis with a companion “It would include my father, for one … It plant. The resulting mixture contains several became a kind of a game for me, I would ask powerful hallucinogens, including DMT. people what they would include on their Sgt. The Vancouver-based playwright, actor and Pepper’s album cover. One person said Gabor

his life. Medicine follows the nuances of Dawe’s stomach-twisting, mind-opening week, from initial skepticism to the irritation of sleeping in the common room to the odd experience of believing his blood is made of purple sand. A white shaman named Dave helps him handle the doses. And from there, thanks to Dr. Mate’s psychological detective work, he moves to revealing a secret about himself in front of that group of former-strangers that he had never discussed with anyone in his entire life. Medicine is a turning point for this performer professionally as well as psychologically. “I used to want 100 per cent artistic control over the whole thing,” says Dawe, “but I learned that I had a disbelief about myself, thinking that I had nothing to offer others and they had nothing to offer me. Now I’m directing a

director wasn’t trying ayahuasca for fun when he and 24 other participants ingested it at a retreat led by addictions-recovery specialist Dr. Gabor Mate. Instead, Dawe was exploring what he calls a profound sense of alienation. “One of the things that happens when people take ayahuasca is that there’s a lot of vomiting, but that’s not what scared me,” Dawe relates. “When I understood we would only be ingesting the drug twice in that week, I wondered, what are we going to do the rest of the time? When I realized it would be group therapy, I was extremely uncomfortable.” It’s hard to imagine the talkative, likeable Dawe as an outsider. A fearless performer with lightning wit, he has busted guts and opened hearts across the Fringe festival circuit for more than a decade with his biographicallyinspired monologues, starting with Tired

project that involves three other people, and I’m not even in the show.” But that’s another story. As is the long list of Dawe’s projects as dramaturge, director and always as playwright (his Marathon opens at the Orlando Fringe Festival in May). Medicine played to rave reviews and soldout shows, including a double run in Vancouver. For Yukoners, Dawe’s memories of a tobogganing accident he experienced near Whitehorse before he turned four will add an extra layer of connection. The mind is an intricate organism. Dawe’s quest for connection, through wild hallucinations and cool observations of the ordinary, may add some curious hues to our internal self-portraits, too. The show plays at the Old Fire Hall on February 27 and 28 and March 1, each at 7:30 p.m.

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T.J. Dawe’s experiences with hallucinogenic drugs, group therapy and Dr. Gabor Mate inspire his one-man show, Medicine.

Mate.” From there, Dawe learned about Dr. Mate’s work as a Vancouver medical doctor known for combining science and compassion to help people face addictions, from heroin to workaholism. Dawe read all four of Dr. Mate’s books and found personal insights that were so helpful, he shared the books with his sister and mother. “It gave me better ways to communicate with them,” he says. “So this experience became (the 2011 play) Lucky 9.” By the time Dawe worked up the courage to invite Dr. Mate to Lucky 9, the doc had already heard good reviews of the performances at the Uno Festival in Victoria and had tickets for himself and his family. Dr. Mate introduced himself after seeing the show and a few months later, Dawe was excitedly heading to Vancouver Island for the retreat that changed

Meg Walker is a Yukon writer and artist.


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Harold Ramis – writer, director, actor and comedy father figure – dies at 69 Jake Coyle Associated Press

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ray and Akroyd. In 1976, he became head writer for SCTV. Chicago, he later said in the book of interviews And Here’s the Kicker, conditioned him to living “slightly on the outside of the mainstream.” “New York and L.A. were the real centres of culture in America, and we were kind of a sideshow,” said Ramis. “There’s always more comedy in being alienated than in fitting in.” He soon moved on to bigger projects – the legendary 1978 comedy National Lampoon’s Animal House. With Murray as the comic lead, the Second City alums paired up for numerous projects: 1979’s Meatballs, 1980’s Caddyshack and 1981’s Stripes. Perhaps the most wellknown of their collaborations was Ghostbusters. Ramis Jim Prisching/AP Photo helped write the 1984 movie, Actor and director Harold Ramis at The Second City’s 50th anniversary in Chicago in 2009. in which he stars commonBest known for Ghostbusters and Stripes, Ramis died Monday morning. He was 69. sense member of a group of “He always reminded me of Ghostbusters. Day (1993), in which Murray parapsychologists who try to catch ghosts. the fun our whole group had Ramis could be reasonre-lives a day until he finally “The best comedy touches together back in the early ‘70s. ably credited with making gets it right. His Ghostbusters I believe his life was quite more people roll in the aisles co-star and Second City mate something that’s timeless and universal in people,” Ramis fulfilled albeit all too short.” from the late ‘70s to the early Dan Aykroyd said: “May he told The Associated Press in Admittedly lacking the ‘90s than most anyone else. now get the answers he was a 2009 story about the 50th dashing leading-man looks of Murray, Ramis’ frequent col- always seeking.” anniversary of Second City. some of his peers, Ramis was laborator, said in a statement: The son of Chicago shopmemorably nebbish: curly “He earned his place on this keepers, Ramis was born Nov. “When you hit it right, those things last.” haired, gangly and bespecplanet.” 21, 1944, in Chicago. After His last hit was Analyze tacled. He played Ghostbuster With a Baby Boomer anti- graduating from Washington This, the therapist comedy scientist Egon Spengler establishment bent, Ramis – University in St. Louis, he starring Billy Crystal and (naturally, the one with all who escaped Vietnam service, briefly worked in a mental Robert DeNiro. Some of his the ideas), and Bill Murray’s he claimed, by checking every institution. He often said, Army recruit buddy in Stripes. box on the medical-history seriously, that the experience last efforts (2000’s Bedazzled, But Ramis, a Chicago form – pushed against instihelped prepare him for work- 2009’s Year One) were notable flops. A third Ghostbusters native and early member of tutions: the college dean of ing with actors. has long been rumoured, but the improv comedy troupe Animal House, the country Ramis would help recaliSecond City, was a far larger club members of Caddyshack, brate the epicenter of Ameri- was yet to materialize in any substantial way. force behind the camera. He the drill sergeant of Stripes. can comedy at Second City, Ramis is survived by his co-wrote and directed CadHe was known to have a which he joined in 1969. He dyshack, Groundhog Day, and spiritual pull, on full diswas soon followed by many of wife, Erica Ramis; sons Julian Analyze This. He also helped play in the wry but earnest and Daniel; daughter Violet; his later collaborators: John pen Meatballs, Stripes and existentialism of Groundhog Belushi (Animal House), Mur- and two grandchildren.

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Texting may solve problem of voicemails that go unheard spare both. DEAR MISS MANNERS: I’m at a loss as to how to respond to various inquiries while I’m pregnant. I’m a relatively private by Judith person, and so while I’m happy to personal health and family Martin share matters with close friends, I’m caught off guard by acquaintances and co-workers who ask all sorts of questions. I have resigned myself to the DEAR MISS MANNERS: novelty others find in my condiI am annoyed by the way my tion and their desire to talk about significant other handles my calls. it, such that I’ll share my due date, Although he is tethered to his that I’ll be happy whether the cellphone, I do not expect him to baby is a boy or a girl, and that pick up every call; it is the lifeline we’re very happy about our future for his business. new family member. Annoyance one: He will answer The question that is asked the phone but announce, “I can’t most frequently, though, is, “How talk now; I’ll call you later” and do you feel?” I usually reply with hang up, leaving me no chance to my usual, “I’m fine, how are you?” leave a message. Isn’t this why we as if they had instead asked me, have voicemail, to handle calls we “How are you?” can’t take? I swear that I hear a quiet Second annoyance: He never “thud” after my reply, as if they listens to his messages, insisting it were expecting more. Am I is more polite to return the call. expected to be exuberant at beI think if I have taken the time to ing reminded that I’m pregnant? leave a message, and I try to be Should I share how I really am brief, he could take the time to feeling, with reports of itching in listen. I don’t like to repeat myself, unspeakable places and generally for one, and I may not need to be feeling enormous? called back -- the message may GENTLE READER: Thank be all that is needed to clear a you, no -- although it would likely situation. eliminate further questioning. He believes his way is the most Your response is perfect. Ignore polite, but I don’t believe good the ensuing thud (unless of manners would be so annoying. course it is accompanied by the GENTLE READER: If Miss breaking of water, in which case Manners recommends texting, you should probably get yourself will you understand that she by to a hospital). no means condones its butchering of the language? As the electronic DEAR MISS MANNERS: I equivalent of a Post-it note, it gets am a freelance writer who has the message across without inter- had articles published in several rupting the receiver. magazines. I just received a mass However, at the risk of starting email (a mass forwarding, I think) a domestic dispute, Miss Manners from an editor to whom I have sold material on three separate agrees with you. With caller ID, occasions. there is no reason not to let the This email was a lengthy and call go to voicemail if you know nasty criticism of a prominent you cannot take it. Being told it’s political candidate, related neither a bad time to take a call by the to any work I had done for this person who just answered it is as editor, nor to the magazine’s genillogical as it is impolite. eral publishing mission. Although I was not entirely DEAR MISS MANNERS: unsympathetic with all the politiShould I loan a small amount of cal views expressed in the mesmoney to a friend? sage, there were some I strongly GENTLE READER: If you are disagreed with; and in any case, I sure that you can, if necessary,

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was annoyed that a professional editor would use my being on her email list as an excuse to hit me with something totally irrelevant to our working relationship. (At least I hope it was irrelevant. If this is her way of ferreting out and dropping any regular writers who disagree with her political opinions, I quit!) Besides, I am long fed up with the “badmouth your opponent” approach that dominates political campaigns. Rather than risk saying anything that might hurt my own professional reputation, I simply deleted the message without answering it. I wonder, though, if there was any possible way I could have replied that would have tactfully discouraged anything more of this kind? GENTLE READER: “I’m afraid I must have gotten onto the wrong email list” is a perfectly reasonable response to unwanted emails, particularly mass forwarded ones. Miss Manners notes that you wouldn’t mind being dropped by this editor for political differences (which would be highly unethical on her part anyway), so you have little to lose.

posite request. One makeshift solution is to use an honorific followed by the first name, such as “Miss Barbara” or “Aunt Barbara,” but this may feel odd for those born above the Mason-Dixon line. “Oh, I’ve always wanted to be called Aunt Laura” would be a sweet way to solve the problem. “Oh, I’ve always wanted to be called Miss Smith” is a little less so, but would achieve the desired result.

requests, you should ask not to be contacted except in connection with your order, and you should withhold your telephone number.

DEAR MISS MANNERS: Included in the invitation to a wedding my family and I will be attending was a request for everyone over 21 to “give the couple the courtesy” of paying $25 for each adult’s “bar package.” As we have children, we declined purchasing a “bar package,” since we will not be drinkDEAR MISS MANNERS: ing, then driving. And frankly, It seems as if any time I have contact with a business, they want money is tight, and I’d rather use the $50 for their wedding present. me to fill out a survey about my I was informed we need to pay experience. This is a trend that this, since the couple chose to really irritates me. have an open bar. Basically, they I call my bank to ask which want an open bar vs. a cash bar branch I should go to for a (which is an option), but they particular service, and a week want their guests to pay for it, later I get a letter and a two-page drinking or not. survey form to fill out. I place an They are close family, so I feel order with a mail-order catalog stuck. I’ve always thought that and get an email asking me to fill would be rude, akin to asking out a survey about my customer guests to pay for their own meal, experience, followed up (after the or charging a fee to attend! Please order has been delivered) with tell me if I’m correct in thinking another email asking how I liked this requirement is inappropriate, the product. or if I’m overreacting. Also, how should I lovingly I can, of course, ignore such respond? I’ll pay the $50, but my requests (and often do), but sometimes that gets me a follow- funding can’t give that and a nice wedding gift, too, although it up letter or email complaining DEAR MISS MANNERS: If I would feel so rude to me not to am a guest speaker at a luncheon, that I haven’t responded! Sometimes I get follow-up phone calls! give a nice gift since they are close is it unprofessional of me to eat Even Miss Manners probably can- family. Suggestions? any of the food? GENTLE READER: Well, GENTLE READER: While you not prevent companies from this these people are in no position practice, but don’t they violate are speaking, yes. some tenet of business etiquette? to consider you rude. Yet they are probably rude enough themselves GENTLE READER: Yes, they DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am are violating the first rule of busi- to complain if they feel shorta single woman in my late 30s changed. ness: Don’t annoy the customer. with friends who have preschool (Please send your questions to Miss Sadly, Miss Manners realizes and school-age children. Many Manners at her website, www. that they are doing this with the parents have instructed their missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or children to address me by my first opposite intention. But if somethrough postal mail to Miss Manners, one, even a friend, followed you name. I do not feel comfortable Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., with this, as I am friends with the around pleading, “Do you like Kansas City, MO 64106.) me? Do you really, really like parents and not their children. me? How can I make you like me May I ask the parents to more?” you would be tempted to instruct their children to call slap him. me something else, such as Miss As businesses are aware, the Smith or “Auntie” Barbara? GENTLE READER: More often consumer now has ways of voicthan not, it is the parents’ friends ing dissatisfaction to the world. who ask to be called by their first Heading this off by catching problems immediately, or perhaps names so as not to “appear old,” by allowing the customer to a clear signal to the children that vent to the point of exhaustion, they are. Enter at Miss Manners assures you that is good business. But then, so is yk.tobaccofreetuesdays.com it is just as permissible, and a lot knowing when to stop. more dignified, to make the opIn addition to ignoring these

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ukon’s juvenile soccer teams are ready for pitched battle on the indoor pitch at the 2014 Arctic Winter Games next month in Fairbanks, Alaska. The two indoor soccer squads in the hunt for ulu gold are well rounded, said team members. “It’s a really neat combination of very fast, strong athletic girls,” said juvenile female head coach Jacob Hanson. “They are hard working and they are some really talented players. It’s a really solid team. We have a well-rounded group of girls with considerable strength.” Over the last week the female juvenile team has gone from three to four returning players from Yukon’s silverwinning team at the 2012 Arctic Games in Whitehorse. Yukon’s Thea Carey will miss the Games due to an injury sustained during a cross-country skiing accident. As a result, alternate Jamie McLeish, who played in 2012, has been put on the roster. Other returners include Jamie Joe-Hudson, Aimee Parker and Mikaela Ponsioen. McLeish and Ponsioen were tied for third on the team and seventh in the tournament in scoring with six goals each at the 2012 Games. Parker had three goals and Joe-Hudson one. “(Carey) had generated a bunch of dollars for herself to go and she’s donating that money to her teammates,” said Hanson. “The girl who is going to take her spot has shown really strong commitment after the trials … and could be a captain.” A pair of communities are represented on the female team. On board is goalie Sandy Dubois of Dawson

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Team Yukon juvenile female goalkeeper Sandy Dubois makes a save.

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Team Yukon juvenile soccer players Aimee Parker and Tristan Rentmeister compete in a practice match at Vanier Catholic Secondary on Feb. 15. Both players will compete at the Arctic Winter Games next month in Fairbanks, Alaska.

City and defender Christine Moser from Atlin, B.C., a town often considered an honourary Yukon community. Yukon took silver at the 2012 Games with a 5-4 loss to North Alberta in the final. Yukon’s juvenile male team has just one player, Malcolm Muir, from the 2012 team that placed fifth ahead of Nunavut. “We look a lot more technical than last time,” said Muir, who scored two goals in 2012. “We have a few different players with more variety, so it’s a pretty skillful team this year. “We have a different variety of players. Some players are fast and more technical,

some are good at turns and shooting. It’s a more wellrounded team.” Yukon is sending four soccer teams, including two junior squads, to Fairbanks. Unlike in 2012, Yukon will not be fielding a team in the intermediate female division due to a lack of numbers. The 2014 Arctic Winter Games will take place March 15-22. Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com

Juvenile female soccer

Sandy Dubois Malorie Hanson Lara Herry-Saint Onge Jamie Joe-Hudson Jamie McLeish Christine Moser Aimee Parker

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Team Yukon juvenile soccer player Skyler Bryant winds up for a shot on net as Malorie Hanson runs defence.

Mikaela Ponsioen Aleyxandra Smith Coach: Jacob Hanson

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a nurse. She has also set up a website at which to make donations. “This is a great opportunity to represent the country, but also to give to people in need,” said Perrin. “I’m hoping for $500, I put a goal of $1,000. Anything I can raise will be greatly appreciated, even if I only raise $100 or $200. Anything helps.” Perrin was the runner-up – a.k.a. “first princess” – at the Miss Canada Charity pageant last September in Toronto. She was one of five contestants selected from across Canada to vie for the Miss Canada Charity title during the Miss Canada Globe National Pageants in Toronto. The five contestants secured invites based on the impact each has had on their community through charity work. The previous year she competed at the Miss Canada Petite Globe pageant. She was invited to represent Yukon after she was spotted by a pageant executive while a contestant on the game show Wipeout Canada. Though Perrin will now represent all of Canada instead of just Yukon at the international pageant, she hasn’t abandoned her Yukon roots. Perrin will dance the can-can as her talent at the pageant in the Dominican, which will include around 60 contestants from around the world. “I know a lot of contestants dance and things like that, but I still feel can-can dancing is something that is going to stand out,” said Perrin. “And I’m good at it.” To help Perrin and the orphans, make a donation at www. gofundme.com/6tjf7c. “If the people up there will assist in anyway, that would be great,” said Perrin. “I know the people of Whitehorse are awesome. When I was fundraising to go to the pageant a few years ago, I did things like grocery bagging at Super Store, and people up there were extremely kind and generous and supportive.”

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hitehorse’s Jennifer Perrin is trading her Miss Yukon sash for a Miss Canada one. The 24-year-old, who has attended national pageants as Miss Yukon the last two years, has been selected to represent Canada at Miss Beauty International in the Dominican Republic this April. “The international costume I’m having made is awesome,” said Perrin. “Because I’m not specifically representing the Yukon, but instead Canada, it’s made all of maple leaves. So I have a massive head piece, a top and a skirt, and it’s all made of maple leaves … plastic maples leaves in fall colours.” Perrin has secured a dress that represents Canada, but there’s much more to do before she leaves and she’s asking for help from her native-Yukon. The pageant contestants will visit an orphanage in the Dominican and Perrin wants to donate toys and school supplies to the children there. “I want to raise money to bring as much as I can to help out,” said Perrin. “The girls who went last year said when they brought the things for the children, their faces lit up and were beyond excited. “So I’m looking forward to that. I’d love to go and buy things myself, but as a student and having to get a bunch of other things to go to the pageant, I’m hoping the community will help assist me in this adventure I’ll be going on.” Perrin, who will compete for Miss Petite Beauty International Canada at the pageant, plans to hold a fundraiser at Ontario’s St. Lawrence College where she is studying in the pre-health program in the process of becoming Submitted photo

Miss Yukon Jennifer Perrin, right, has been selected to represent Canada at the Miss Beauty International in the Dominican Republic this April.

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Kakuro

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

Puzzle A

Puzzle B CLUES ACROSS 1. Most favorables 7. 23rd Greek letter 10. Rated higher 12. Immature herring 13. Malignant skin neoplasm 14. Orange-red spinel 15. Hunted beings 16. Be obedient to 17. Excavate with a shovel 18. = to 100 cauris

19. Lose hold of 21. Highest card 22. Western Union message 27. The “Show Me” state 28. Early photo process 33. A public promotion 34. A group of statues 36. A single thing 37. Ireland 38. A raised speaking platform

39. Leavened bread 40. Farm animal shelter 41. Oral polio vaccine 44. Chinese fine silk silver 45. Chocolate-colored acidic pulp pod 48. ____ off 49. Hagiographa 50. Manuscripts, abbr. 51. Over the sea

14. Group purchasing protest 17. Insecticide 18. An island group of the S Pacific 20. A wooden hole plug 23. A purine base found in DNA and RNA 24. Spanish park 25. Atomic #18 26. Married woman 29. And, Latin 30. Cantonese dialect 31. Causing physical hurt

32. Short trips or tasks 35. Small craving 36. Paddled 38. Leuciscus leuciscus’ 40. Parting phrases: good-____ 41. Figure skater Yuka 42. Opera song 43. Create social or emotional ties 44. Opposite of LTM 45. Icahn’s airline 46. Air Reserve base (abbr.) 47. Russian manned space station LOOK ON PAGE 39, FOR THE ANSWERS

CLUES DOWN 1. Stare impertinently 2. Address a deity 3. Converts hide into leather 4. Matrimonial response 5. 13th Hebrew letter 6. Dentist’s organization 7. Fleshy fungus caps 8. Kill violently 9. License & passport 10. Refereed 11. Arbor framework 12. Luxuriant dark brown fur

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

211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2E4.

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

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ARE YOU New to Whitehorse? Pick up a free Welcome to Whitehorse package at The Smith House, 3128-3rd Ave. Information on transit, recreation programs, waste collection & diversion. 668-8629 WEEKEND GET AWAY Rustic Cabin-45 minutes from town Hiking Trails in the summer Skiing in the winter Includes sauna. Reasonable rates. Rent out by the week or for a weekend. 867-821-4443 1-BDRM APT in Porter Creek home, bright/non-basement, sep ent, bath, kitchen, L/R, shared laundry, N/P, N/S, $950/mon incl utils. 668-2773 3-BDRM UPPER level downtown, bright & clean, heat inclʼd, avail immed, $1,700/mon. 334-5448 RIVERDALE: 2-BDRM bsmt suite, open concept, N/S, N/P, laundry facilities, shed, close to hospital/schools, $1,100/mon + utils. 667-2452 RIVERDALE: FURNISHED room, N/S, N/P, no drinking, clean, quiet home, serious inquiries only, $600/mon. 667-2452 3-BDRM APT in a house, 2 full baths, dbl garage, shared laundry, N/S, pets negotiable. Refs & DD reqʼd, avail immed, $1,650/mon + utils. 334-1907

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2-BDRM BSMT suite, Granger, clean & bright, new renos, private ent, laundry room, N/S, N/P, avail immed, $1,100/mon + utils & dd. 667-4463

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Available Now Newly renovated OFFICE SPACE & RETAIL SPACE Close to Library & City Hall A short walk to Main Street Phone 633-6396 RENDEZVOUS PLAZA on Lewes Blvd, Riverdale Lots of parking 1,100 sq ft (previously flower shop, studio) 7,000 sq ft (previously Frazerʼs) Call 667-7370 1/2 DUPLEX, 2-bdrm, wood/oil heat, new carpet, pets ok, $1,350/mon. 334-1816 RENT ONE of our cozy cabins with sauna for a weekend getaway Relax and enjoy the winter wonderland on the S. Canol Road 332- 3824 or info@breathofwilderness.com. ROOM FOR rent, N/S, N/P, immed, $750/mon. all incl. 393-2275 LARGE ROOM in PC, newly renoʼd, shared accom, avail Mar 1, $750/mon all incl. 668-7213 MARSH LAKE, 3-bdrm 2-bath house, washer/dryer, N/S, avail immed, $1,100/mon + elec & dd. 864-4499 WANTED: FEMALE roommate, prefer over 50, to share 2-bdrm apt beside Riverdale Super A, basic cable & utils incl, $450/mon + $450 dd. 335-8915 1-BDRM SUITE D/T, responsible tenant, N/P, N/S, avail Mar 1, $850/mon, utils incl. 456-3003, lv msg 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 3-BDRM, 1.5 bath condo, Takhini, close to bus, school, N/S, N/P, $1,500/mon + utils & dd. 334-7987 3-BDRM BSMT suite, c/w washer, dryer, fridge, stove, private driveway/entrance, storage shed, N/P, N/S, avail Feb. 15, responsible tenants, $1,800/mon incl heat, elec, satellite TV. 336-2996 3-BDRM 3 bath condo in Copperidge, avail immed, 1,550 sq ft, laundry, stainless appliances, 2 masters, N/S, no parties, pets negotiable, $1,900/mon + utils (elec) 334-1184 6-BDRM HOUSE, Riverdale, close to bus, N/S, N/P, no drinking, avail Mar 15, $2,100/mon + utils + dd. 334-1704

4-BDRM, 2.5 baths, newly renoʼd, 2 car garage, fully fenced backyard, storage shed,  N/S, N/P, avail Apr. 1. $1,600/mon + utils. 633-3719 16X24 CABIN on acreage, outhouse, blue jug water, wood stove heat, 45 min from Whitehorse, power included, mushers welcome, $700/mon. 336-3383 1-BDRM LAKEFRONT suite on beautiful MʼCLintock bay, 30 minutes from Whitehorse, great recreational area, furnished, $1,200/mon incl utils, 334-5055 or 333-0050 2 BEDROOMS in Riverdale house beside park, fully furnished, close to bus, DD, N/P N/S, $480/room/mon + utils, avail immed, 336-0368 FULLY FURNISHED room for rent with single bed, avail Apr 1 or earlier, $600/mon incl utils, cable, wi-fi, 456-7855 1-BDRM SUITE, Porter Creek, newly renovated, large bedroom, close to bus, clean, quiet, drug/alcohol free, $850 with lease, $900 without, 334-2490. See www.79-12.com for info 1-BDRM SUITE, Porter Creek, avail Mar 1, nice upstairs unit, own laundry, bbq deck, big windows, N/S, N/P, refs reqʼd, $900/mon + elec (heat), 335-5232 NEW LG bach suite in Cpr Rdge, sep entry, 4 appliances incl w/d, N/P, N/S, refs reqʼd, $1,000/mon + utils, 335-7633 1 & 2 bdrm units available, DT & Hillcrest, heat & hot water incl, $900 to $1,200, N/P. 668-2416 1-BDRM BSMT suite, private ent, small office, shared laundry, newly renoʼd, N/S, N/P, responsible tenant, dd&refs reqʼd, $1,200/mon. 668-7418 1-BDRM BSMT suite, Porter Creek, newly painted, w/d, basic cable, electric & water incl, N/P, no parties. $1,050/mon. 335-1154 FURNISHED ROOM in large home incl all utils, TV with cable, wifi internet, phone, laundry/parking available, on bus route, $650/mon, no dd. 667-7733 3-BDRM DUPLEX in Crestview, attached garage, large kitchen, N/S, N/P, $1,400/mon + utils & DD. 393-3117 VALLEYVIEW, 3-BDRM, country kitchen, d/room, 5 appliances, basement, oil heat, N/S, N/P, refs&dd reqʼd, $1,600/mon + utils. 668-6147 WALK IN basement suite, Porter Creek, N/S, no dogs, laundry & cable incl, $800/mon incl utils. 633-3155 SMALL HOUSE/STUDIO, downtown, furnished, refs reqʼd, $900/mon incl utils, $450 dd. 668-4321

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NEW 2-BDRM mobile home in Barnoff, N/S, N/P, $1,550/mon incl utils. 334-4187 1-BDRM, FULL bath in CR, bright, fully furnished. sep entry, green belt, N/S, N/P, $1,250/mon incl heat/hydro/wifi. 335-2288

for rent Approx. 1650 sq ft

of high-end office space available immediately. Independent HVAC system, elevator accessible, excellent soundproofing, move-in ready.

Please call Kevin at 334-6575 for more information.

HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE Mature, responsible person   Call Suat at 668-6871 MARRIED, PROFESSIONAL couple (age 27) seeks furnished room/ suite in Whitehorse May 1 to August 31, both working full time for Yukon Govt, clean, responsible, N/S, N/P. Refs avail, 350-360-7693 1-BDRM 335-0164

BACHELOR suite or cabin.

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

3-BDRM 2 BATH house, suite in bsmt, large corner, 2 driveways, treed lot, close to bus/schools, 49 Redwood Street,  s/w  corner of Redwood/Larch, open to reasonable offers. 633-6553 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 TUMBLEWEED, TINY house on trailer, 162 sq.ft. main, 72 sq.ft. dormered loft, spacious. R-30, propane F/P, modern kitchen, window seat, table, Incinolet toilet, Bosch on-demand hot water, more. $75,000 wallymaltz@mac.com RIVERDALE LOT, cleared, serviced (new, upgraded), south backyard, alley, 50x100. 21 McQuesten, quiet street, close to trails. $169,900. wallymaltz@mac.com. Build in Riverdale! 3-BDRM 2-BATH home, Copper Ridge, mahogany wood/tiled floors upstairs, open concept living/dining, master has walk-in closet, new appliances, large fenced back yard. $439,900. Lisa 335-1572 MOBILE HOME, Takhini Trailer Park, new siding, flooring, 12ʼx22ʼ addition, bathroom, upgraded windows & electrical, new water & sewer pipes, $55,000 obo. 332-8258

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 Fax resume to: 867-993-2336 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 yukon202@gmail.com Employer: Elite Hotel & Travel Ltd. ELECTRICIAN WANTED Journeyman, commercial work Email resume to jaytech@klondiker.com UP TO $400 CASH daily. FT & PT Outdoors, Spring/Summer work. Seeking honest, hard-working staff. PropertyStarsJobs.com.å PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE to work - The job service for people aged 45 and over across Canada. Free for candidates. Register now at: www.thirdquarter.ca or Call Toll-Free: 1-855-286-0306. EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses working 5 day work week, plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. CLARK BUILDERS Now Hiring in Whitehorse and Yellowknife Project Managers Project Coordinators Estimators Superintendents Apply at www.clarkbuilders.com


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Miscellaneous for Sale 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. www.pioneersteel.ca

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

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DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com. 2 WATER pumps, 1 1/2” Homelite, 2 1/2” Briggs and Stratton trash pump. 633-6553

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: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. MOULINEX MASTERCHEF 850 food processor, makes juice, slices, chops, $100 obo. 667-6752

NIKON 401X Autofocus Camera for slides/prints, 90 mm Lens with Nikon adaptors, lg Lowepro Camera bag, $50, Slik tripod, $50. 660-5101

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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: execdirector@nndfn.com

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

Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Senior Advisor to Chief & Council

Term Full Time Salary: $70,821.44 - $82,851.07 Location: Haines Junction Under the direction of the Chief, this position provides a wide range of administrative and analytical self-governance support to the Chief that includes strategic thinking on new directions for the organization; project design and project analysis including financial review. As well this position will assist in fostering good public relations with citizens, staff and other governments. This position works in Haines Junction in a normal office setting and requires occasional overtime. Position is regularly required to meet regular and ad hoc deadlines in the production of materials and information. A high level of concentration is required while conducting research. Frequent travel can be expected, including accompanying the Chief or Council members to meetings as required. The incumbent will frequently interact with people of different culture and values. Stress may be encountered when responding to inquiries or interacting with people of different values We offer a competitive benefits package with RRSP plan, group health with Sun Life, and a travel benefit. Education and Experience: Successful completion of a Degree in Public Administration, Political Science or a directly related field combined with Human Resource & Financial experience at a senior level with Self Governing First Nation governments. Executive level experience working with First Nations governments in a political and administrative capacity. Fluent in English is a requirement. Condition of Employment: Criminal Record Check Possess a valid Yukon Class 5 Driver’s License CAFN’s Human Resources Policy will apply. For complete job description please check the CAFN website at http://www.cafn.ca/jobs.html 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 March 20th, 2014 Send Applications and/or resumes to: Kathy Brown Champagne and Aishihik First Nations 304 Jarvis Street Whitehorse Yukon Territory, Y1A 2H2 Fax: (867) 667-6202 Phone: (867) 456-6879 Cell: (867) 332-5247 Email: kbrown@cafn.ca

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

Employment Opportunity

SPECIAL PROJECT MANAGER

Yukon first nations preferential hiring policy is applicable and must be clearly identified on application.

Closing Date: Location: Hours:

Until filled Whitehorse 37.5 hrs/week, term to July 21, 2014, (with a possibility of extension)

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Self Government Secretariat (SGS) and in compliance with directives provided at the Land Titles Committee meetings, the Special Project Manager is responsible for the implementation, coordination and reporting on the Self Government First Nation (SGFN) Land Titles Act and Land Registry System project. The Special Project Manager will provide secretariat functions in compliance with the SGFN Land Titles Committee directives and according to available project funding and work plan activities. Maintaining effective communications with the Land Titles Committee members and SGS staff is essential to ensure optimum flow of critical documents, compliance with work activity or financial timelines, monitoring the project budget and maximizing quality assurance of deliverables. This position will be responsible for monitoring and supporting SGFN disbursements in a timely fashion and will provide regular financial updates. Occasional travel to communities may be a requirement. Additional Information: Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information and job description, please contact Renie Bruton at 867-393-9206 or email at renie.bruton@cyfn.net. Please submit applications and/or resumes to: Name: Renie Bruton Address: Council of Yukon First Nations, 2166 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 4P1 Phone: (867)393-9206 Fax: (867)668-6577 E-mail: renie.bruton@cyfn.net

PRINTS ALL framed, with glass and signed by artists:  Jim Robb, Moon Over The KLondyke and Caribou Crossing. Robert Bateman, End of Season Grizzley. 633-6553 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca 3 TON chain hoist, new, 30,000  BTU  propane forced air heater,  new. 633-6553 WOOD LATHE with bench, 3/4 hp, adjustable speed, $250. 660-5101 BAFFIN SNOPACKS Boots, sz 12, Arctic type, new, $90. 660-5101 RENDEZVOUS DRESS, blue velvet/gold trim, evening gown, size 8, c/w feather hat, purse, pic at Sequels, $200. 667-6752 WORK ROOM full of miscellaneous mechanics tools, carpentry tools, hand saws, power tools, electric sanders, electric drills,  paint dryer, new spray painter  etc. 633-6553 ELECTRIC BARBEQUE, used once, great for balcony, $75. 667-7705 5ʼ X 8ʼ area rug, off white, $25. 667-7705 MOVING OUT sale, construction tools, home furniture, truck rims, lots of other stuff, make an offer. 336-1318 TED HARRISON print, “Carcross Church”, professionally framed, $300. 660-4806 PANASONIC FAX with phone and copier, 633-6553 YELLOW ROSE china 8-place setting incl dinner plate, side plate, bowl, cup/saucer, no chips or cracks, crazing on 1 saucer, $95. 821-6011 ELECTRIC TRAINS, 0 gauge, engines, rolling stock & accessories. 633-6310 QUEEN SIZE air mattress, new, still in box, c/w air pump. 668-5786

The Northern Cultural Expressions Society (NCES) delivers cultural programming to First Nations youth, provides counselling services and assists clients in overcoming substance abuse and in pursuing wellness and healthy lifestyles. The emphasis on programs is on cultural expressions that enhance confidence, builds skills and abilities of youth. This programming is funded through the National Crime Prevention Centre.

Resilience Counselling Support Worker The position of Resilience Counselling Support Worker: • Develop relationships with program participants; • Provides informal support and counselling for program participants; • Helps clients identify personal strengths/resilience factors; • Engages in one on one and small group coaching and counselling for project participants; • Works with staff on client advocacy, case management, & program development; • Organizes and maintains confidential participant files; • Provides team leadership and problem-solving with program participants; • Assists with gathering and reporting statistical data on a database for clients. Hours of Work: 37.5 hours weekly Rate of Pay: Annual wage $47,000 - $51,000 Term: March-November 2014. (May vary with funding availability). Benefits: Health plan, WCB, CPP, EI, vacation pay Education Required: BA Counselling Psychology, BSW or Diploma Social Service Work Experience: 3 years or more working with Yukon First Nations Youth At Risk The NCES Preferential Hiring Policy will apply, which gives qualified First Nation applicants first preference. Please send your cover letter and resume to assistant@northernculture.org by Monday March 3rd 2014. If you have any questions please contact the Chief Administrative officer at 633-4186. We thank you in advance for your application but only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.


SINGER CONFIDENCE quilter sewing machine, 99 stitches, instruction book included. 668-5786 2000 HONDA generator, low hours, $1,000 obo. 335-0164 365 HUSQVARNA chain saw, $600 obo. 335-0164 KENMORE HUMIDIFIER, gently used, 700sqft coverage, c/w extra filter, paid $140, asking $40. 821-6011 RACING-TYPE DOG sled made entirely from birch, suitable for 1 or more dogs, QCR rails with plastic runner inserts, weight appox 25lb, $1,000 obo. 668-4876 CRAFTSMAN 37” snowblower, like new, used only 10 hrs, still under warranty to Oct, 2015. $550. 667-6562 PORTABLE MEDICAL O2 set up, comes with 2 tanks, very clean, $200 obo. 633-3392 TWO LIKE new, never worn in Whitehorse, beautiful graduation gowns, 1 ballgown, 1 mermaid style, sizes 8 & 10, $200. 668-5882

Firewood

HURLBURT ENTERPRISES INC.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Beetle killed Approximately 20-cord logging truck loads $150 per cord Delivered to Whitehorse Call Clayton @ 867-335-0894

Store (867) 633-3276

✔ 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

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 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

SMALL DECORATIVE bird cage suitable for budgie or canary, $25. 333-0239 LARGE BIRD cage, 22”x36”h, heavy duty cage c/w stand, suitable for small parrot, $50. 333-0239 MOVING OUT, home furniture, area rugs, camping gear, fishing net 100ʼ, new, lots of other stuff. 393-3113 for info. DE-HUMIDIFIER, BARELY used, $40 obo. 633-6244 3 GRANITE counter tops, 8ʼ sections, radius edges, light rose color, open to offers. 821-2938

Electrical Appliances KENMORE DRYER, front loader, works great, $300. Also nw pump out of Kenmore washer, $40. 332-7797 DRYER, ELECTRIC top loading standard size in good working order, $50 or $75 delivered in Whitehorse city limits. Phone # 633-5552 FREE MICROWAVE, older model, but works fine. 633-3154 HOTPOINT CLOTHES dryer, almond colour, $50 668-4575 ELECTRIC KITCHEN range, top line GE Profile, glass top with bridge burner, triple surface unit, warming zone, convection oven, $400 obo. 633-5419

TVs & Stereos Paying cash for good quality modern electronics. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS STEREO SYSTEM incl JVC AM/FM computer-controlled receiver w 5-band equalizer, JVC double cassette-deck, audiotape selection, continuous play, Yamaha 5-CD players, 2 BSM speakers, $200 obo. 821-6011 PANASONIC DVD Surround sound system, like new, $50.  668-5882

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

Musical Instruments We will buy your musical instrument or lend you money against it. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS OLDER VIOLIN with case for sale, $350 obo. 334-2418

MasterCard

Cheque, Cash S.A. vouchers accepted.

PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191 email:bfkitchen@hotmail.com YAMAHA PORTABLE keyboard, model type PSR-E323, 61 keys, used twice, c/w stand, mint cond, asking $350. 335-5085 ACOUSTIC GUITAR, good condition with case & strap, $100 firm. Text anytime or call after 7:00pm. 335-0233 GUITAR RAVEN A-series 6-string with case, offers. 660-5101

JOB OPPORTUNITY

COMMERCIAL FLEET MECHANIC

North 60 Petro Ltd. is a home heating delivery and bulk fuel Transportation Company having a fleet of 16 plus truck and tractor combinations. We are currently looking to hire a journeyman mechanic to diagnose, service and maintain our current fleet. The ideal candidate will have a commercial or heavy duty journeyman certification, experience with diagnosing electronic controls on Cummings and Caterpillar engines, experience with major driveline repairs and overhauls. Class 1 driver’s with air endorsement and PMVI qualifications would be an asset. Candidate must have the willingness to work overtime as required. This is a full time position based in Whitehorse. Wages are based on our collective agreement. We also have an excellent benefit package with tool allowance. PLEAsE subMIT yOuR APPLICATION by: MARCH 14, 2014 North 60 Petro Ltd. Attention: sharon Ness 146 Industrial Road Whitehorse, y.T. y1A 2V1 Phone: 867-633-8822 or Fax: 867-633-8841 sness@north60petro.com

YEU Staff Positions Yukon Employees’ Union (YEU) Yukon Employees’ Union occasionally invites YEU members to backfill YEU staff positions on a temporary basis. These positions can include:

Membership Services Officer Executive Assistant Financial Officer Union Advisor Intake Advisor Communications Officer Executive Director

If you believe you have the qualifications to fulfill any of the roles above and would like to be added to an eligibility list, please submit your resume to contact@yeu.ca , send it through the mail or drop it off in person to: Yukon Employees’ Union 201-2285 2nd Avenue Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 1C9

Employment Opportunity

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

DOWN SLEEPING bag, older but plenty warm, $50. 660-5101 2007 HUSQVARNA 395 xp-g, 30” bar, heated handle, runs like new, $500 obo. 335-3467

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Only members of Yukon Employees’ Union will be considered for the eligibility list.

Aboriginal Criminal Courtworker

YUKON FIRST NATIONS PREFERENTIAL HIRING POLICY IS APPLICABLE AND MUST BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED ON APPLICATION.

Closing Date: Location: Salary:

Until filled Whitehorse Level 7

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Manager of Justice, the Courtworker is responsible for attending regular court sessions in Whitehorse, Carcross, Teslin, Haines Junction, Burwash and Beaver Creek; Assisting First Nation citizens charged with a criminal offence; Assisting First Nation citizens with obtaining legal assistance and/or making referrals to appropriate supports and resources; Assisting the client in understanding their rights and responsibilities in the court process; Speaking to client matters in the courts; Working closely with private and government agencies, court personnel, First Nations and the RCMP; Promoting practical community-based justice initiatives; Attending regularly scheduled meetings pertaining to First Nations community justice; Maintaining daily records and logs, monthly statistical forms and reports and filing system for the program; Ensuring that all such records are kept accurate, up to date and in strictest confidence. Other related duties, as required. Additional Information: Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information and job description, please contact Renie Bruton at 867-393-9206 or email at renie.bruton@cyfn.net. Please submit applications and/or resumes to: Name: Renie Bruton Address: Council of Yukon First Nations, 2166 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 4P1 Phone: (867) 393-9200 Fax: (867) 668-6577 E-mail: renie.bruton@cyfn.net

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

Second Opinion Society Drop-in Centre Volunteer Under the supervision of the Drop-in Centre & Support Coordinator, Drop-in Centre volunteers are involved in drop-in centre program implementation, resource material management and providing peer support. The tasks associated with this position include providing peer support to people accessing the centre, assisting Coordinator with social and recreational programming, updating resource materials and assisting Coordinator with additional tasks. Drop-in Centre: • Assisting with monthly program plan for drop- in centre • Assisting with weekly Community Lunch and/or weekly programming • Ensuring the maintenance of drop-in centre space • Assisting with the collection of drop-in centre statistics Recreation and Activities: • Assisting with weekly recreational programming and outings • Assisting sport activities such as hiking, canoeing, camping, winter cross-country skiing • Helping with special events such as holiday open houses • Helping with indoor recreation activities (video night, musical entertainment, special celebrations, games) Peer Counseling: • Listening and providing support to members and anyone using the centre • Providing information and make referrals to other organizations • Providing general orientation to new people visiting the centre • Relating in an empathetic way with people who drop in or telephone looking for support or access to resources Essential Skills and Qualifications: • Agreement to SOS general philosophy towards mental health • Experience providing support to others • Desire to work in a non-profit environment • Knowledge of the mental health system • Ability to work as independently and in a team-oriented setting • Comprehension with MS Excel, MS Word, Outlook • RCMP security clearance • Self-directed and motivated Contact: Hailey Hechtman, Administrative Coordinator Second Opinion Society 867-667-2037 info@second-opinion.ca http://www.second-opinion.ca/ You work for a non-profit organization and you would like to add your volunteer opportunities? Please click on http://www.volunteeryukon.ca/.

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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 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 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 FIREWOOD FOR SALE Standing dry from Haines Junction $250/cord cut and delivered Prompt delivery Steelwater Contracting Phone: 334-9867

FIREWOOD for sale $200/cord for 8 foot lengths $250/cord for stove length Text or Call 334-8960 DONʼS FIREWOOD customer appreciation. One lucky person who takes delivery of our seasonʼs 750th cord of firewood receives that cord free of charge. Thanks! Don at 393-4397 DIMOK TIMBER 6 CORD OR 22 CORD LOADS OF FIREWOOD LOGS BUNDLED SLABS U-CUT FIREWOOD @ $105/CORD CALL 634-2311 OR EMAIL DIMOKTIMBER@GMAIL.COM 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

Guns & Bows GRIZZLY BEAR hide, tanned, dark brown, 7ʼ. 633-2346

Case cutlery, high quality hand-crafted pocket and hunting knives available at G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS 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 PELICAN 2- rifle hardshell case, used once, water and dust proof, one of the best cases made, over $300 new,  $150 firm. 335-0176 SAVAGE 338 Mag, c/w Bushnell scope, black Syn stock, $1,000; 303 w scope, $250; BND 303, $200; Ranger single shot 22, $125; Stevens 410 bolt action, $125. Exc cond. 332-7321 LONG GUNS for sale, 303 British, 30-06; 223 Rem; 35 Rem, c/w scopes and reloading dies; also 12/20 shotgun. Call 668-5268  to view and for prices, PAL required BLACK WIDOW recurve bow RH and 2 sets limbs 45 and 50 @28. Excellent condition. Call 668-5268  to view and for price.

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

Easier than ever to donate to the Humane Society! Paypal is a quick, easy and safe method of supporting the Shelter. You can make a one-time donation or you can donate a set monthly amount, all with one simple click of the mouse! Go online today. A printable receipt is provided at time of donation.

www.humanesocietyyukon.ca Click “Donate” then “Charitable Gifts”. Or enter the link below: http://www.humanesocietyyukon.ca/charitablegifts.html

The Shelter relies heavily on the donations of generous Yukoners. Over 60% of our annual budget is made up of donations and fundraising. Without YOU, the Shelter would not be able to run. Let’s help those who can’t help themselves!

WANTED TO buy.  Long bow left over 45 pound draw.   Call 667-6778 MARTIN SABRE compound bow, lots of accessories, target block, Pelican case, complete kit, $400, will consider trade for equivalent value rifle/shotgun. 335-6008 text or call

Wanted WANTED: IGNITION coil/system for Rotax 377 for C1995 Skandic 380 in good working condition, Stefan at 867-456-7505 or 867-335-5969 WANTED: LIONEL, MTH, Marx, American Flyer,  O gauge electric trains. 633-6310

MAKE Ford Pontiac Kia Toyota Pontiac Nissan Ford Dodge

WANTED: USED bricks for outside landscaping project. Happy to pick them up. 660-5844

Cars

WANTED: ADJUSTABLE trailer drop hitch ball mount for 2" receiver, looking to raise the trailer ball about 10-12". $25 range 334-6087 WANTED: GOOD used breadmaker, reasonable price. 633-2751

MODEL Focus Wave Rondo Tacoma Montana Altima F250 Ram Wagon B3500

FILE NUMBER 675834 682718 697618 694825 707948 703964 714291 713343

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2012 CHEVROLET cruze great on gas, c/w heated steats, summer/winter tires, $19,000 obo. 336-4886 2011 CHEVY Aveo hatchback, auto, 27,000kms, summer/winter tires on rims, great gas mileage, must sell, $8,500 obo. 334-1006 2009 NISSAN Sentra 4-cyl, fuel efficient, 49,000km, auto, $9,000. 336-2607 2007 DODGE Caliber, like new condition, 128,000 km, standard, heated seats, remote start, 6 CD stereo, 2 sets tires, $9,500 obo. 333-0236 or 456-4112 2007 HONDA Civic, 4-dr, auto, new windshield, all power options, good tires, lots of service records, clean, runs great, 200,000km. 667-4463 2007 TOYOTA Highlander SUV, winter & all season tires, tow hitch, approx 128,000kms, $14,000 obo. 332-4143 2006 CHEV Aveo, standard, new windshield, runs good, 93,000km. $4,995 obo. 335-5452 1989 TOYOTA Corolla, runs, $1,000 obo. 668-7987

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Our furry, four-legged friends thank you!

For more info, please call 633-6019.

WANTED: WITNESSES to accident Sunday Feb 23 2014 approx 0945 hrs at lights at 2 Mile Hill and Chilkoot Way, involving  beige Kia Sorrento and black Dodge Ram truck. Contact 667-7830

I AM looking for a lift from Whitehorse to Skagway as soon as possible. I share the gas. Thank you. favinette@hotmail.com

The following insurance salvage is up for bids. Salvage vehicles may have significant collision damages. Listed salvage is currently located at Irving Collision Repairs. GST will be added to all bids. It is offered on an “as is, where is” basis. The highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. Bids close at 6:00 p.m. March 10, 2014 Contact Irving Collision Repairs (867-667-6315) for viewing appointment & information. YEAR 2003 2007 2007 2008 2009 2006 1999 2001

ANYONE INTERESTED in forming a calligraphy group, could meet afternoons, to include simple lessons & displays. Pat @ 667-4141

WANTED: LOOKING for Jim Robb original artwork.  Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery is curating an exhibit featuring artwork by Jim Robb this summer.  Call Jessica Vellenga (867) 393-7109 for details

salvage sale

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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2004 HONDA Civic Lx, 88,000 km, c/w 17" Maxxim Ferris rims on general altimax Hp tires, original wheel set included, $7,200 obo. 335-5036

2004 F250 Ford super duty 4door 4x4 XLT short box with bed liner gets 19 miles/gal ready for trailer hauling with electric brake, $11,900 obo. 456-4981

2000 TOYOTA Tundra SR5, 2wd, 4.7L V8 auto, canopy, tow pkg, new windshield/winter tires, clean in & out, 117,000 miles, $6,000 obo. 334-8604 lv msg

2002 C H R Y S L E R Concorde LX, 117,000kms, super clean, body/glass spotless, well maintained, $3,800. 335-3868

2004 GMC Sierra 4.8L 1500 parts, 112,000 kms on all parts, 2wd trans, complete motor, diff, fuel tank & pump, rims, tires and more, reasonable offers. 334-6776

1999 DODGE Ram 1500 SLT 1/2 ton, 4X4, ext cab, 4-dr, V8 auto, c/w canopy, new Michelin tires, all power equipped, $4,299. 667-7777 or 336-2029

2003 CHEV Silverado 2500HD, Duramax diesel, crew cab 4X4, fully loaded, leather interior, heated leather seats & mirrors, exc cond, $13,900 obo. 332-8801

1999 GMC 3500 HD flat deck, 6.5l diesel, a/ trans, 2wd, new tires, brakes, shocks, front end, steel deck, trailer hitch, wired for tr brakes, $5,700. 633 5578 or 335-7454

2003 CHEV Silverado, runs good, needs minor work, 2-wheel drive, open to reasonable offers or trades, 390-2313

1995 CHEVROLET 1500 4X4 c/w box liner, canopy, tow hitch, truck rack, new winter tires, two spare rims, well maintained. $4,500. 668-5701

2002 HONDA Civic 4-dr standard, new clutch, new windshield, winter/summer tires, 170,000kms, good clean car, $4,500. 334-9436 or 667-4463 2002 NISSAN Sentra SER Spec-V, manual, 197,500 kms, power all, sunroof, cold air intake, headers, 8" factory subwoofer, command start, etc. 668-7382 2001 WHITE PT Cruiser, summer/winter tires on rims, command start, well kept. 668-7418 2000 HYUNDAI Accent GSI, 5-sp manual, 2-dr, 126,000 kms, $1,800. 668-7190, after 5:00pm 1997 CAVALIER 4-dr auto, 2.2L 4-cyl, 244,000kms, good on fuel, newer cylinder head, brakes, winter tires, $1,700. 333-0564 1997 H Y U N D A I Tiburon, green, 220,000kms, nice little car but needs trans work, $850. 334-5209 1997 INTREPID Sport, 114,000kms, great shape, inspection done, runs & drives exc, $2,500. 335-3868 1994 FORD Tempo in running/driving condition, will need some work on front end, $300. 667-2876 leave msg 1992 SENTRA classic, selling for parts, good motor, trans, new tires, good battery, interior in exc cond, will deliver, $300. 821-2938 TOYOTA RAV4 97, well-maintained, non-smoking, 5-spd manual, have all receipts, winter tires, AWD, cruise, roof rack, hidden hitch, 262,353 km, uses 10L/100 km (highway). $4,000. 332-4919 VINTAGE 1985 Citation II, restored with low kms, $1,400 obo. 668-3243

Trucks

We Sell Trucks! 1-866-269-2783 • 9039 Quartz Rd. • Fraserway.com

2012 4X4 Toyota Tacoma, access cab, 4-cyl standard, new snow tires, good cond, $23,000 obo. 633-3347 2011 DODGE 1500 quad cab, short box, 4X4, fully loaded, sunroof, trailer pkg, box cover, factory warranty, offers or will consider older mini-van as part trade. 456-2043 or 333-0403 2009 DODGE Caravan with stow and go seating,  134,000km, new all season tires, $12,000 obo. 333-0236 or 456-4112 2009 TOYOTA Tacoma club cab, 4-cyl, RWD, auto, c/w canopy, $14,000 obo. 399-3332 2008 FORD F150 4x4 quad cab 5.4 l, c/w P/S, P/L, P/W, cruise, back-up camera, tow package w/brake controller, 3-pc. Tonneau, CD, keyless entry, etc., 120,000 km. $17,500. 660-4806

2003 FORD Excursion XLT, V10 gas, exc running cond, seats 8, removable rear seat, rear split doors with hatchback, incl tow pkg, $8,500 obo. 667-7733 2002 CHEV Silverado 4x4 ext cab, 4-dr, V8 auto, cruise, new Wrangler tires, $5,999. 667-7777 or 336-2029 2002 DODGE short box quad cab 4x4 1500 lifted, awesome truck, 200,000 kms, $7,000 obo, 390-2313 2002 F250 Lariat, ext cab long box 4x4, 225,000km, tow package, camper package, leather, $7,900 obo. 668-5882 2002 FORD F150 7700 edition, 194,000 km mechanical A1, good winter tires, good cond, lots extra parts, $6,000 obo. 336-1318 2001 CHEVY Ventura van, power sliding door, 4 individual seats & rear bench, 144,000kms, $3,500. 633-2346 2000 FORD Excursion SUV, 130,000kms, seats 8, very clean inside & out, $8,900. 334-1006 PLOW TRUCK 1989 Dodge Power Ram 4x4 short box single cab truck, Meyer hydraulic plow, $4,500.  334-1006

WeDneSDay, FeBruary 26

Help control the pet overpopulation problem

2014

have your pets spayed or neutered. For inFormation call

633-6019

TRUCK CANOPIES - in stock * new Dodge long/short box * new GM long/short box * new Ford long/short box Hi-Rise & Cab Hi - several in stock View at centennialmotors.com 393-8100 FULL SIZE truck bed liner, fits 1974-1996 Ford, $200. 633-2580 GOODYEAR NORDIC 4 non-studded 15” winter tires/steel wheels, Chev/Buick 5-bolt pattern, approx 70% tread remains, $375. 821-6011 WANTED: 15" Volkswagen rims with studded winter tires, $100-$200 range. 334-6087

LOST/FOUND LOST

• Downtown area, 2 yr old, grey and white, female DSH very fluffy answers to Jewels, if found contact Patty @667-6994. (18/02/14) • mendenhall area, 3 month old puppy, female white and brown patches answers to Daisy, if found contact raymond @ 6687291. (22/02/14) • crestview area, 7 month old, DSH female black and grey with a little orange behind the ears , no collar answers to Skittles,

if you found contct marie@ 667-2024. (22/02/14)

FOUND

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

RUNNING AT LARGE...

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

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

ippa

IN FOSTER HOMES

Hi! I’m Pippa! I’m new here to the shelter life, I came in with my sibling, so the staff here are still getting to know us. Once they know more information about us they will update. I’m in general now and I would love to meet new people.

DOGS

• 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) • 2 yr old, neutered male, black and white, husky X (D.o.G)

633-6019 126 Tlingit Street

www.humanesocietyyukon.ca

2007 TOYOTA Tundra 4X4 crew cab, V8, auto, loaded, dealer serviced, matching canopy, 2 sets wheels/tires, 150,000kms, exc cond, $25,000. 334-8912 lv msg 2006 CHEV Equinox AWD, 168,000kms, fully loaded, AC, pwr windows, locks, seats, sunroof,  6 CD changer, new windshield, great cond, $8,400 obo. 334-7842 2006 FORD F-250 supercab 4X4, 5.4L, auto, 147,000 kms, 8' box w/liner, fiberglass cap w/rack, electric brake, tow package, summer/winter tires on rims, new windshield, clean truck, $14,900. 335-0277

Happy 75th

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

Birthday dad!

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

One of the best trappers in the Yukon 40 years of experience.

2004 DODGE 1500 4x4 Laramie, fully loaded with extras, 185,000km, $12,500, call or text 867-334-2846

633-6019

Auto Parts & Accessories

2007 3500 Dodge Laramie diesel, low mileage, 2 sets tires on rims, winter studded and summer, $38,000 obo. 336-1701

2005 FORD E350 Cube Van, Turbo Diesel, 16', 125,000 km, well maintained, excellent condition, priced to sell, $9,900 + GST, firm. 335-5237

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

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

2008 GMC Sierra 4x4 2500 ext cab long box, great shape inside & out, $15,000 obo. 334-4923

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

Pet Report

DODGE CUMMINS parts, turbo, intercooler, fresh air intake. 633-6502

Pet of the Week!

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Love from Terry & Family

CATS

• 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)

AT THE SHELTER DOGS

• 1 yr old, neutered male, Pekingese, white and brown (christmas) • 3 yr old, neutered male, GSD/ rottweiler, black and brown ( trouble) • 8 months old, neutered 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) • 10 weeks old, female, golden retriever X, blonde(tig) • 10 weeks old, male, golden retriever X, blonde (Kozik) • 4 yr old, neutered male, husky, black and white (rikki) • 7 weeks old, female, corgi X, black and brown (Pippa) • 7 weeks old, female, beardog collie X, black (molly)

• 7 weeks old, male, beardog collie X, black (Gil) • 7 weeks old, female, beardog collie X, black (Deema) • 7 weeks old, female, beardog collie X, black (oona) • 7 weeks old, male, beardog collie X, black and brown (Goby) • 7 weeks old, female, beardog collie X, black (nonny) • 7 weeks old, female, beardog collie X, black (Snail) • catS • 2 yr old, DSH, white and black, neutered male (tom) • 3 yr old, DmH, black and white, spayed female (cece) • 3 yr old, DSH, white and black neutered male (Jax) • 2 yr old, DSH, brown spayed female (minou)

SPECIAL • Homes needed for retired sled dogs. they would make excellent pets. Please contact 668-3647 or kennelmanager@muktuk.com 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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4 M O T O M A S T E R all terrain tires, 225/75R16, studded, 3,000km, 4 steel wheels (rims), 5 lug bolt pattern, 4.5" or 114.3mm, fits on Jeeps and many others, $650. 660-4646 TRUCK TOPPER/CANOPY, heavy duty, side sliding windows with screens, front sliding window, back window with lock, 98"x72"x22", dark red, $650 obo. 660-4646

TO GOOD home, hamster & accessories, $15. 633-4391 SIBERIAN HUSKY to give away, 4-yrs old, great dog, well-trained, very good with people, serious inquiries only. 336-1318 Canines & Company Puppy & Obedience Level 1 Feb 25, April 15 Private Lessons Behaviour Modification FCI/WUSV/MEOE certified Bronze Master Trainer Serving the Yukon since 1992 www.facebook.com/ caninesandcompany 333-0505 or 668-4368 caninesandcompany@northwestel.net

Pets 5 HUSKY puppies, 8 weeks old, 2 male, 3 female, $100 ea. 332-8945 PUGS, 11 weeks old, 2 males, 1 female, have all shots, $400. 633-5362 to view.

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles TAITʼS CUSTOM TRAILER SALES 2-3-4- place snowmobile & ATV trailers Drive on Drive off 3500 lb axles by Trailtech - SWS & Featherlight CALL ANYTIME: 334-2194 www/taittrailers.com RONʼS SMALL ENGINE SERVICES Repairs to Snowmobiles, Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, ATVʼs, Small industrial equipment. Light welding repairs available 867-332-2333 lv msg 2001 POLARIS 800 RMK 151” track, black, low miles, exc cond, $2,700 obo. 334-4477

Martha

2007 BRP 400 Outlander quad, $4,000 obo. 336-1701

Buyck (Hagar)

1997 YAMAHA Venture 600 twin, 2-up, great cond, $2,000 obo. 334-1006

March 7th, 1933 – February 20th, 2014

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

It is with heavy hearts the family of Martha Buyck (Hagar) announce the passing of their mother, she went quietly in her sleep at the Whitehorse General hospital. Viewing will take place Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Whitehorse at the Heritage North Funeral Home. The Funeral will take place at 2:00 PM in Mayo, Yukon on March 1st, 2014 2:00 PM at the Mayo Community Hall, reception to follow burial services.

Vergene White

2003 RXI Yamaha 1000 turbo sled, for parts or rebuild, low miles, $1,500. 334-5739

She was predeceased by her son, Stewart White and grandson, Craig White. A committal service will be held at a later date in The People’s Cemetery, Charlottetown, PEI.

2008 SMALL dirt bike, 90cc, $350. 668-3243 2008 YAMAHA Nytro custom, ported polished head, shaved 20 thou, k&n intake, hindle exhaust team roller clutch, Diamond S tunnel, 1.75 race track, float x shocks, many extras, $9,500 obo. 334-5613

PROJECT SLED, 1998 Formula Z chassis with GPZ 1100 street bike engine, (motor mounts, drive train, hood, complete) 334-6776 2008 POLARIS Dragon 800, 155” track, fresh rebuild, many extras, $7,500 obo. 334-7670 2005 ARCTIC Cat M7 for parts or need new engine, rest in good shape, want to sell asap $1,800 obo. 336-1318

WANTED: 9-11ʼ inflatable, pref clip-in floor, motor mount, oar locks, must be in good shape, well-done patches OK; also 4-7hp outboard motor in good cond w inflatable or sep. deal. 667-2607 1980 24ʼ Sea Ray cabin cruiser, dual 170hp Mercruiser 470s, lots of recent work, 44 mph, very fun, $7,000. 333-0564 NEED TO repower?  V-8 marine engine w/ OMC inner & outer transom assembly, can use omc or volvo penta outdrive w/transom assembly, $5,500 obo.  633-6502

Heavy Equipment

440 CHEETAH Touring Package Deal, low km, well maintained, runs great, c/w cover, extra oil, belt, new Skimmer on Teflon runners, rear cargo box, $1,850 firm. 335-5237

MINING PROCESSOR for sale, c/w 10-yard hopper, auto feeder, 16ʼ long x 6ʼ diameter trammel, 3/4” screen, New Zealand-type sluice box 8ʼx12ʼ, $62,000. Call Al, 456-4905

1999 POLARIS Sportsman quad, auto w/reverse, 4X4, new tires/battery/winch, high-low range, $3,300. 333-0239

1970S KOEHRING hoe, 22 tons, 28ʼ reach, 1 1/3 yard bucket, 3304 Cat engine, $7,000. 333-0564

SKIMMER, STAND behind style, box is 65”l; 21"w; 19"h, exc cond, $300. 821-6011

GAS-POWERED 225 amp arc welder/gen set on four wheeled hitch pull trailer. 633-6502

2010 ARCTIC Cat M8 Sno Pro, low kms, $7,000. Trev @ 867-689-8738 QUAD TIRES,  2 tires 25x8-12, 2 tires 25x12-10, $350 for all. 633-6502

KIDʼS SNOWMOBILE Arctic Cat Snowpro 120, bought new 14 months ago, $2,200. 334-1006

WANTED: OLD double-track skidoos, running or not, phone 668-2332

Vergene was the beloved wife of the late Vincent H. White and dear mother of Boyde (Kathryn) White and Wayne (Sharon-deceased) White of Charlottetown, PEI and families. She is also survived by daughter-in-law, Fay White of Whitehorse, YT and sister-in-law June Stewart.

1980 SKI-DOO Citation, runs well, good cloth on seat & rack, $500 obo. 393-3638

1999 SUMMIT X 670 HO, Twin Jaws pipes, 4" block, Pro taper bars, all very good cond except 1cyl low compression, not seized, $1,250 obo. 334-6776

rs. A. Vergene White (nee Stewart) of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island passed away peacefully on January 14, 2014 at the age of 96 years.

Vergene and Vince White and family moved to Whitehorse in the fall of 1957. In 1958, Vergene started teaching at Whitehorse Elementary School as a substitute teacher and the following year was hired as a full time teacher. After obtaining her Library Degree from UBC, she became the librarian at Whitehorse Elementary School until her retirement in 1977. Quite shortly, after retirement she left the Yukon and moved back home to Prince Edward Island.

WANTED: LATE 60s or early 70s snowmobile, any condition, seeking Elan parts. 633-5480

KTM OWNERS: new WP rear PDS shock spring, #69N/mm, $100. 334-4477

2013 550 F Expedition, 2,000 miles, $7,000 obo. 335-0164

Vergene started her teaching career at Belle River, PEI in 1936 -1938. She took a break from teaching to raise her family and resumed teaching again in 1955-57 on PEI.

KINGCAT 900, lots of extras, lots of power, fox shocks all around, low kms, ready to rock, $4,500. 390-2313

2010 TUNDRA Sport snowmobile, 550F, exc cond, low kms, $5,900. 334-8854

January 30, 1917 - January 14, 2014

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Marine PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467 21ʼ CAMPION Fishing Machine 210, walk around with cuddy, 225 Merc outboard on transom, GPS, fish finder, marine radio, 2 live wells, trailer, $11,000. 333-0740 or 333-0745

2001 MOUNTAIN Cat 800, 3,100 miles, very good cond, $2,100. 333-0564

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

2003 SKI-DOO Summit 550 fan w/reverse, $3,500. 660-5660

18ʼ FREIGHTER canoe & trailer, 20 hp Johnson, exc cond, $3,200. 334-8912 lv msg

2003 ARCTIC Cat Mountain Cat 600, $1,900. 633-2346

NAUTILUS 2-CYCLE marine engine oil, 334-4477

Campers & Trailers TAITʼS TRAILERS www.taittrailers.com taits@northwestel.net Quality new and used Horse * Cargo * Equipment trailers For sale or rent Call Anytime 334-2194 Southern prices delivered to the Yukon 2002 10 1/2ʼ Frontier camper, $6,500 obo. 336-1701 8ʼX12ʼ DOUBLE wide quad trailer, seldom used, $2,800 obo. 336-1701 2007 LANCE truck camper, 1181, largest in class truck camper (dually preferable), TV, generator, awning, electric jacks, queen bed, 30lbs propane bottles, AC/furnace, slide out, full washroom, $19,900. 780-986-4674 2010 CARGO max 6x10 V nose, exc cond, spare tire, aluminum ladder rack, $3,500 obo. 336-1318 9 1/2ʼ fully loaded camper, $750 obo. 334-3822 WANTED: INEXPENSIVE, simple camper or wall tent. 336-2108 2007 30ʼ gooseneck tri-axle trailer, 7,000lb axles, trailer racks all around, trailer brakes, $10,500 obo. 334-9054

Kurt Georg Emil Johannes Koken

2006 STARLITE enlosed cargo trailer, 14ʼ inside, 6ʼ wide, man door & side, exc cond, $4,700. 334-8912 lv msg

Kurt passed away on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at St. Charles Manor in Victoria B.C. Kurt was born on July 27, 1928 near Leer, Germany. Kurt’s family and friends would like to thank St. Charles Manor for the wonderful care he received during his last years.

SNOWBEAR UTILITY trailer, 4' x 8' deck, 2,090 lb axle, weighs 450 lbs, $1,150 obo. 660-4646

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.

4' X 8' utility trailer, 2" hitch receiver, small heavy duty trailer, $250 obo. 660-4646 COLEMAN TENT trailer, spacious, bright, sleeps 7-8, king bed, queen bed, table to bed, couch to bed, 2 awnings, outdoor shower, indoor/outdoor cooking, toilet, $7,900 obo. 334-7842

Coming Events The night that you left, we did not know why, All we could do was sit and cry. You were gone for hours before we were told You had passed away silently, out in the cold. The moon was so bright with a halo of white, You had passed away quickly, without even a fight. We thought just then, it couldn’t be true... We remembered your eyes, so pretty and blue. The good lord takes only the best, don’t you know? We miss your smile and your beautiful glow. He has taken you now to a new kind of place. You’re no longer in pain, still we miss your smile, your beauty, your grace. No one to fight with, as you’re finally at peace, Gone forever but never forgotten, We will love you forever.

Jessica Lynn Behan August 9, 1994 – February 25, 2013

Valerie Arlene

Birss

On Feb 19th 2014, heaven gained an angel. Valerie Arlene Birss peacefully passed away in Whitehorse General Hospital with family by her side. Val was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on February 14th 1950 to the late Gloria and Hugh Clarke. Sister to the late Judy Rooney and Bryan Clarke, she is survived and remembered by her beloved husband Arthur Birss; Children Cory (Audra), David (Noelle) and Lindsay (Milo). And her true loves, her 6 grandchildren Alex, Spencer, Aura-Leigh, Mason, Jackson and Bailey. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her and is forever in our hearts.

We Love you Mom CeLeBRAtiON OF LiFe WiLL Be HeLD Saturday, March 1 1pM at Mount McIntyre. St

Drinks and Food to follow at the Legion Hall after service.

ATLIN GUEST HOUSE Deluxe Lakeview Suites Sauna, Hot Tub, BBQ, Internet, Satellite TV Kayak Rentals In House Art Gallery 1-800-651-8882 Email: atlinart@yahoo.ca www.atlinguesthouse.com 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@ atlin.net www.glacierviewcabins.ca 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, www.hospiceyukon.net, 667-7429 CHILKOOT TRAIL/LOG Cabin: Non-Motorized Weekends: Feb 7-9 & Feb 28-Mar 2. Other weekends & weekdays: Multi-Use. For info: 867-667-3910 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


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 PORTER CREEK Community Association meeting Monday, March 3rd, 5:15 pm at the Guild Hall. More information 633-4829. Everyone Welcome. Come show your support 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. savateyukon.weebly.com YUKON WHOLISTIC Health Network Annual General Meeting, 7:00pm, Wednesday, March 5, Whitehorse Public Library.  Everyone welcome!  667-6030 for more info 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 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 wildernessweddings@sheiladodd.com 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. wildernessweddings@sheiladodd.com or facebook/Aurora Bridal Faire 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, administrator@hospiceyukon.net 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

FEB. 26, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre 7:00 pm, Sharon MacKenzie, BC educator “Intergenerational learning,-engaging youth & elders together in awareness of senior/elder abuse”.  Free, L'AFY & YPLEA sponsored 393-2044 YUKON CONSERVATION Society AGM, Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 5:30pm. 302 Hawkins St. 668-5678 for more info GENUINE SOURDOUGH pancakes Tuesday March 4th, 5:00pm-7:00pm, adults $10, seniors $7, kids 12 & under $5, max family price $25, United Church, elevator access. 667-2989 JAZZ ON the Wing with Diana Panton & Canadian Jazz Masters. Sun, Mar 9, 7:30 pm cabaret. Arts Centre. Tix yukontickets.com. YAC Box Office, Arts Underground or door THE STRENGTH of Silence retreat Sat. Mar. 1, 10am-3pm, lunch provided. Quiet time for reading/writing. Whitehorse United Church, 667-2989. Free. JAZZ IN the Hall featuring the Jazz Kids. Thurs, Mar 6, 7:00pm cabaret, Old Fire Hall. Tix $5 at the door

"YUKONERS CONCERNED" will present a 45 min science-based power point presentation on the consequences of fracking at the Carmacks Recreation Centre (upstairs) Thursday Mar. 6 at 7:00pm DOCUMENTARY FILM Yukon Parle Français, March 5, Old Fire Hall, 7:30 pm. This tells the story of Francophones who fell in love with Yukon and decided to settle. In French, free F.H. COLLINS School Council regular meeting, 6:30 pm, Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in the fine dining room at the school. Everyone welcome

YK-AK COFFEE House, Sat. Apr. 19, 2014. Open Stage By Invitation, bring potluck 4:30PM, help set-up 5:30PM, 7:00PM show! $5 United Church Bsmt, 6th+Main, 633-4255 THE HOURS That Remain, by Keith Barker, inspired by The Highway of Tears, directed by David Storch, March 5-8, YAC, 393-2676, www.gwaandaktheatre.com ELIJAH SMITH School Council regular Council meeting, March 4, 2014 at 6:30pm, School Library. Everyone is welcome

PADDLERS ABREAST Recreational Paddling: register till March 2nd by email: paddlersabreastwhitehorse@gmail.com or telephone: Claire 393-1949 or Karin 393-4726 For breast cancer survivors and supporters. 4 sessions at the Canada Games Centre, weekly paddles May and June HOOTALINQUA FIRE Protection Society AGM and open house, Tuesday, March 4, 6:00pm, Hootalinqua community hall and firehall (across from Takhini Gas). Everyone welcome. Refreshments and door prize SCULPT WINGED creatures with Sandra Storey or make silver jewellery with special guest instructor Mathew Nuqingaq @ Arts Underground, March 1 weekend. For information/ registration call 667-4080 FREE WIGS, hats and head coverings for people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments. For more information email: yukonsupport@hotmail.com PEER FACILITATED Support Group for People diagnnosed with cancer, first Monday of each month, Copper Ridge Place, 7:00pm-9:00pm, next meeting March 3, 2014. Info: yukonsupport@hotmail.com

Services LOG CABINS: Professional Scribe Fit log buildings at affordable rates. Contact: PF Watson, Box 40187, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6M9 668-3632 BUSY BEAVERS Painting, Pruning Hauling, Snow Shovelling and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755 BACKHAULS, WHITEHORSE to Alberta. Vehicles, Furniture, Personal effects etc. Daily departures, safe secure dependable transportation at affordable rates. Please call Pacific Northwest Freight Systems @ 667-2050 SHARPENING SERVICES. For all your sharpening needs - quality sharpening, fair price & good service. At corner of 6th & Strickland. 667-2988 VEHICLE LOANS Bear Country Pawn is offering vehicle loans up to $10,000 Must have stable employment and chequing account Call 335-5500 PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates pascalreginepainting@northwestel.net 633-6368

60 Below Snow Management Commercial & Residential

LEARN ENGLISH free! Classes every Friday at 7.00pm. Call 335-5443 for info

THE HOURS That Remain by Keith Barker, inspired by The Highway of Tears, directed by David Storch, Feb 28 & March 1, Danoja Zho (Dawson City) www.gwaandaktheatre.com

INTERESTED IN a Yukon car club with shows, cruise nights, road track, drag strip? Meeting Wed March 5 6:30pm, #7 Chadburn Cres. Kulan industrial (Quantum Machine) More info : klondikecruisers@gmail.com

COFFEE HOUSE! Sat. March.1, 2014. Featuring:  Blue Creek + the Open Stage! Help set up 6PM, open stage sign-up 7PM, 730PM show! $5 United Church Bsmt, 6th+Main, 633-4255

INSCRIPTION À la maternelle 4 ans en français langue première. Jardin dʼÉmilie à lʼécole Émilie-Tremblay, jusquʼà la fin février  2014. Visitez www.csfy.ca ou 667-8150 pour tous les détails

THE HOURS That Remain, by Keith Barker, inspired by The Highway of Tears, directed by David Storch, March 5-8, YAC, 867 393-2676, www.gwaandaktheatre.com

JACK HULLAND School Council, regular Council meeting, March 5, 2014, 7:00pm, School Library. Everyone is welcome

12TH ANNUAL Disability Expo, March 12, 2014, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center

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

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

EVEREST NIGHT, dinner and slideshows of Himalayas, April 10, United Church basement 6:00pm, tickets for sale March 10 at Well-Read Books, Fundraising Event for Hands of Hope, www.hands-of-hope.ca 668-7082

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 ???

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

CLOSED DEC. 25TH FOR CHRISTMAS

FRIDAY

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

Licensed and Professional Automotive Repairs 20-year Journeyman Mechanic Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Call Brian Berg 867-633-6597 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: www.ykloghomes.com 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

DRUG PROBLEM?

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: yukonsupport@hotmail.com

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Anonymous MEETINGS:

Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm #2 - 407 Ogilvie St. <BYTE> Fridays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 4071 - 4th Ave. <Many Rivers>

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

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS

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

Yukon Communities & Atlin, B.C.

- INSULATION Upgrade your insulation & reduce your heating bills Energy North Construction Inc. (1994) for all your insulation & coating needs Cellulose & polyurethane spray foam Free estimate: 667-7414

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS in Whitehorse

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

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

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AA 867-668-5878 24 HRS A DAY

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


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REqUEST FOR PROPOSAL CUSTODIAL SERVICES FOR 113 INDUSTRIAL RD, BERINGIA CENTRE, COMBINED SERVICES, AND WHITEHORSE WEIGH STATION, WHITEHORSE, YUKON, 2014 Project Description: Provide custodial services for 113 Industrial Road, Beringia Interpretive Centre, Combined Services, and Whitehorse Weigh Station, as per specifications and standards. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 24, 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 Ross Lindley at (867) 667-3175. Mandatory Site Visit on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 starting at 10 a.m. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

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PUbLIC TENDER PELLY CROSSINGDESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALL COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM Project Description: Design, supply and build a solar heating system to reduce heating fuel costs at community swimming pool Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 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 Mike O’Connor at (867) 667-3553. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

Bookkeeper Taking new clients 393-3201 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. 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

PUBLIC TENDER SUPPLY OF CATERING SERVICES AND STAFF QUARTER MAINTENANCE FOR OGILVIE CAMP Project Description: 2014/15 Provision of catering services & maintenance of staff quarters at Ogilvie Camp, km 195.2,Dempster Highway, Yukon Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 17, 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 Val Bumstead at (867) 667-5147. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 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 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 don.brook@hotmail.com

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Community Services Highways and Public Works

REqUEST FOR PROPOSAL CUSTODIAL SERVICES FOR CORE LIBRARY, CENTRAL OPERATIONS COMPLEX, FOREST RESOURCES, AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRE, WHITEHORSE, YUKON, 2014 Project Description: Provide custodial services for the Core Library, Central Operations Complex, Forest Resources, and Emergency Response Centre, as per specifications and standards. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 24, 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 Ross Lindley at (867) 667-3175. Mandatory Site Visit on Wedesday, March 12, 2014, starting at 1 p.m. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

PUbLIc TENDER DIP REMEDIATION, KM 1446.5, ALASKA HIGHWAY #1, YUKON, 2013-2014 Project Description: Remediation of an existing dip; located at km 1446.5, by reconstructing approximately 635 metres of the Alaska Highway from km 1446.2 to km 1446.8 Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 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 Sandra Orban at (867) 633-7935. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. The Yukon Business Incentive Policy will apply to this project. Bidders are advised to review documents to determine Certificate of Recognition (COR) requirements for this project. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

PUbLIC TENDER ROSS RIVER- DESIGN, SUPPLY AND INSTALL SWIMMING POOL SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM Project Description: Design, supply, and build a solar heating system to reduce heating fuel costs at community swimming pool Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 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 Mike O’Connor at (867) 667-3553. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

SNOW CLEARING/REMOVAL Sidewalks, Driveways, Parking lots, Compounds Private and Commercial Properties Fast and reliable service Aurora Toolcat Services 867-334-8447 HOUSEKEEPING/HOME BAKING PREPARATORY COOKING Do you need more time to relax at home? If you need extra hands to vacuum, bake cookies or peel potatoes, call 668-6835 Over 10 years experience 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 susanavalerap@live.com www.svpcarpentry.com

2014/17

Highways and Public Works

TITAN DRYWALL Taping & Textured Ceilings 27 years experience Residential or Commercial No job too small Call Dave 336-3865

2014/18

Appoints a member of the Yukon Child Care Board Child Care Act Appoints a member of the Yukon Hospital Corporation board of trustees Hospital Act Appoints a member of the Yukon Hospital Corporation board of trustees Hospital Act

2014/19

Appoints members of the Mayo and Dawson City Housing Advisory Boards Housing Corporation Act

2014/20

Revokes the appointment of a member of the Concession and Compensation Review Board Wildlife Act

2014/21

2014/22

2014/23

Appoints a member of the Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board Workers’ Compensation Act Establishes sale prices and method for certain lots in Teslin Lands Act Establishes the 2014 Direction Amending the Rate Policy Directive (1995) Public Utilities Act

Dated at Whitehorse, Yukon February 17, 2014.

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

Lost & Found LOST: BLACKBERRY phone, Bob Marley sticker on back, weekend of Aug 10th/2013. Accidentally left on rocks in pullout near Brookʼs Brook on southeast shore, Tagish Lake, reward offered, need contact #s & photos. If found call 336-4245 FOUND: PAIR of prescription glasses near Subway (Liquor Store parking lot), purplish lenses, damaged arm. Contact Yukon News at 667-6285 LOST: CAMERA tripod at Grey Mountain Overlook Wed Feb. 18th around 11:00pm while taking pictures of Northern Lights. 456-2986 to return FOUND AT the start of the Dawson trail, small axe, identify to claim. Ryan 334-7664

PUBLIC TENDER BUILDING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS MAYO SENIORS 6 PLEX MAYO, YUKON Project Description: Provide building design and construction specifications for an unrestricted design for Yukon Housing Corporations current and future projects Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 3, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Robert Kostelnik at 867-667-5795. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted.

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Highways and Public Works

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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 SWEET JUICY Yukon-grown free range pork for sale. No hormones, no antibiotics. 20 lb or more, $6/lb. 393-1939

Baby & Child Items

ANTIQUE LIGHT oak hutch, newly refinished, new glass doors on upper half, 6ʼ wide, will sell top separately for $200 or entire unit for $1,200 obo. 633-6244

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

BLACK ENTERTAINMENT centre, $40. 393-2630

Personals

OAK CHINA cabinet with matching table and chairs, new condition, $250. 667-7705 KITCHEN STORAGE unit, 2 drawers, bottom lg drawer w pull-out shelf, good for counter extension, 23.5”w, 24”d, 35”h, $50 obo. 821-6011 KROEHLER LOVESEAT, high quality construction, smoke/pet free home, factory Scotchguarded, 65.5”l, 35”w, 35.5”h, antique pattern jade/salmon/cream, $300. 821-6011 MAHOGANY STORAGE cabinet, mahogany veneer on plywood (not particle board), 3 adjustable shelves per side, 48”w, 16.5”d, 41.75”h, $145. 821-6011 SKLAR PEPLAR dining room suite, oak veneer/ash, 63”x42” pedestal table, 2 extensions, 6 chairs, hutch upper, 4 doors/glass shelves, hutch bottom, 3 drawers, 2 cupboards, $1,900 obo. 821-6011

ONE-PIECE BOYʼS snowsuit, size 3T, Molehill brand, pretty new, $60. 393-2630

FREE - kingsize box spring. 667-6616

2-SEATER BIKE trailer, CCM, pretty new, $300. 393-2630

SMALL BLACK desk/table, no drawers, great as a computer desk or extra table, $40. 334-2788

Childcare

PAK CANOE, exc cond, used once, c/w custom made reinforced knee boards, folds up to lg duffel bag size, $1,850. 821-6011

SINGLE BED, cherry wood head & foot board, with nearly new foam top mattress, $250. 668-4575

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

WANTED: MEN'S  hockey helmet. 336-2108 WANTED: ELECTRIC bike. 393-1953

CHAIR WITH wooden arm rests, suitable as dining room chair or for desk, fabric seat, metal legs, $25. 334-2788

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SUPPLY OF DESKTOP COMPUTERS

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LARGE WOOD office desk and matching credenza, two large metal filing cabinets. 633-6553

CHILDRENʼS CLOTHING in excellent condition, given freely the first & third Saturday monthly at the Church of the Nazarene, 2111 Centennial. 633-4903

FRABIL ICE tent, new, $100. 335-0164

Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 11, 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 Germaine George at 867-667-5139. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

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

Furniture FREE: TEMPUR-PEDIC queen size box spring 633-6787

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

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.

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COMPLETE QUEEN-SIZE bedroom set, bed frame, head/foot board, mattress, box spring, dresser mirror, high boy dresser, 2 side tables, all solid wood, exc cond, 335-5388

JIFFY 30 cc ice auger, two holes drilled, $350 obo. 633-6502

Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 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 Wayne Beauchemin at (867) 667-8039. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

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Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 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 Jenny Richards at (867) 393-6387. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

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Yukon Water Board – Application Notice Yukon Notice Office des Water eaux duBoard Yukon––Application Avis de demande

Office des eaux du Yukon – Avis de demande

Application Number Numéro de la demande

PM06-511-1 PM12-045-1 MS14-003

Applicant/Licensee Demandeur/Titulaire

Joe Nichols Steven and Randall Danielson CMF Construction

Water Source Location Point d’eau/Lieu

Type of Undertaking Type d’entreprise

Deadline for Comments 4:00pm Date limite pour commentaires, avant 16 h

Quill Creek

Placer Mining

March 23, 2014

Bonanza Creek

Placer Mining

March 23, 2014

Tatchun Creek

Miscellaneous

March 10, 2014

Any person may submit comments or recommendations, in writing, by the deadline for notice. Applications are available for viewing on the Yukon Water Board’s online registry, WATERLINE at http://www.yukonwaterboard.ca or in person at the Yukon Water Board office. For more information, contact the Yukon Water Board Secretariat at 867-456-3980.

Toute personne peut soumettre ses commentaires ou ses recommandations à l’Office avant la date limite indiquée sur le présent avis. Pour voir les demandes, consultez le registre en ligne WATERLINE au http://www.yukonwaterboard.ca ou rendez-vous au bureau de l’Office des eaux du Yukon. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le secrétariat de l’Office au 867-456-3980.

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

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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

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SUPPLY OF CATERING SERVICES AND STAFF QUARTER MAINTENANCE FOR KLONDIKE CAMP Project Description: 2014/15 Provision of catering services & maintenance of staff quarters at Klondike Camp, km 65.1, Dempster Highway, Yukon Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 21, 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 Val Bumstead at (867) 667-5147. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

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Crossword:

Word Scramble A: Farming B: Nests C: Wrinkle

Public Notice Yukon government gives notice of the following application to amend the Mayo Road Development Area Regulation (O.I.C. 2005/175): Rezone the strip of Land between Boreal Road and Lot 1104, Quad 105D/14 from Protected Open Space to Hinterland. Comments on the proposed amendment will be accepted until March 25, 2014. Comments can be submitted by telephone at 667-3734, or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3734, fax at 867-393-6340, or by mail. Energy, Mines and Resources Land Planning Branch (K-320LP) Box 2703 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6 For further information on this application please contact the EMR Land planning Branch at 667-3734, or toll-free 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3734.

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LOST: TWO gold rings, Monday, February 14. Reward offered, sentimental value. Call 456-7428

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