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The YESAB public comment window on Ron Newsome’s application to build a new quarry in the McLean Lake area, shown here, closed on Thursday.

Eva Holland he window for comment submissions to the Yukon Environmental and Socioeconomic Assessment Board on a proposed new quarry closed yesterday, but not before several local individuals and organizations raised concerns about the project. The potential project, put forward by Ron Newsome of Territorial Contracting Ltd., would see a new quarry created at Sleeping Giant Hill, just off McLean Lake Rd. The quarry would provide aggregate, sand and gravel for Newsome’s planned concrete batch plant nearby. The batch plant was the subject of years of public wrangling and legal backand-forth before receiving a final approval in 2012. Skeeter Miller-Wright, commenting on behalf of the McLean Lake Residents’ Association, focused his concerns on McLean Lake’s inflow, water temperature, and possible damage to the lake’s rainbow trout population. He noted that a previous City of Whitehorse official community plan required that hydrological and hydrogeological studies be completed before any gravel excavation could take place in the McLean Lake area. After a Yukon

Supreme Court decision found that the city had failed to adhere to that requirement, Miller-Wright wrote, it was removed in a subsequent version of the plan. In the absence of completed studies, the residents’ association is opposed to the project. Writing on behalf of the Yukon Conservation Society, mining co-ordinator Lewis Rifkind raised concerns about dust, noise, and groundwater contamination, among other issues. “The negative implications (water contamination, impacts on fish and fowl, change in water levels and associated impacts on flora) for McLean Lake, the drainage system and stream leading to Ear Lake, the Logan-Arkell wetlands and possibly the McIntyre Creek drainage system could be severe,” wrote Rifkind. He also questioned the project’s proposed closure and relocation of an existing trail leading to McLean Lake from the road, and noted that the lake and surrounding area form part of a newly created city park. The society is seeking assurances that the project does not overlap with the park area, and that there is an appropriate buffer between them, he wrote. The conservation society is not opposing the project outright at this stage, Rifkind clarified. But the society would like to see more

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The Dawson City Music Festival has announced its 2014 lineup of performers. This year’s festival, the 36th, will feature a typically eclectic mix of music, with an emphasis on folk and country. Acts slated to perform include indie rock trio The Rural Alberta

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detailed information addressing its concerns. Mark Daniels, the president of the Klondike Snowmobile Association, offered a similarly nuanced submission. Daniels noted the importance of the existing trail to recreational users, and outlined several requests for its relocation. “The KSA is happy to work with the proponent and authorities having jurisdiction regarding trail alignment, design specifications, and signage,” he wrote. A submission from the northern conservation section of Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service noted that the olive-sided flycatcher and the common nighthawk, both listed as “threatened” under the Species at Risk Act, are present in the project area. The rusty blackbird, listed as a species of special concern, can also be found there. “The proposed project has the potential to impact migratory birds, species at risk and their habitats,” wrote Sherri Clifford for Environment Canada. The assessment board now has the option to either request more information from the proponent, in response to concerns raised by the public, or to proceed with preparing a recommendation. Project proponent Ron Newsome did not respond to the News’ requests for comment. and Latin Grammy award winner, will be here, as will Feeding Frenzy, a five-member folk band from Fairbanks, and violinist Jaron Freeman-Fox. Les Soeurs Boulay, a pair of folk-singing sisters originally from the Gaspe, will represent Quebec. The 2014 Dawson City Music festival will take place July 18-20. For complete lineup and ticketing information, go to www.dcmf.com.


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Whitehorse’s new fire chief Kevin Lyslo gives an acceptance speech during his promotion ceremony at the Whitehorse fire hall atop Two Mile Hill on Thursday night. Lyslo takes over from long-time fire chief Clive Sparks, the latest in a long line of city fire chiefs, all of whom have been promoted from within the department’s ranks.

Yukon-wide 911 could come soon Jacqueline Ronson

formation Tuesday in a response to an unrelated question from Liberal Leader Sandy Silver. mergency 911 service has “I’d like to begin by providbeen successfully tested in ing the member with an update all Yukon communities, the on the fact that yet another area legislature heard this week. But he has attacked government on, the service must be approved by 911 – and which we have, through the Canadian Radio-television the good work of the department and Telecommunications Comas well as NorthwesTel – has been mission before it can be launched. tested in all Yukon communities,” Community Services Minister said Cathers. “Were it not for the fact that we’ve been informed Brad Cathers provided the inNews Reporter

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Geothermal not ruled out for new F.H. Collins The Yukon government may still heat the new F.H. Collins with geothermal heat, Public Works Minister Wade Istchenko told the legislature Tuesday. “We’re still weighing the options with it. We’ve tasked the department to look at that,” he said in response to a question from NDP MLA Jim Tredger. Geothermal energy had been part of the new high school designs, but plans were scrapped when the government realized it would cost more than it was willing to pay. “The Yukon Party government cut the plans for geothermal heating to save money in the short term, even though it would have been costeffective over the years,” said Tredger. “The government is being what we would call penny-wise and poundfoolish.” The $31-million contract to build the new designs for the school, based

on schools that have been previously built in Alberta, has been awarded to Calgary-based Clark Builders. The total budget for the project is $51 million. There’s no word yet on how much it will cost to add geothermal heat to the designs.

Yukon Party Party expenses check out Cabinet members who attended a Yukon Party fundraiser in Vancouver did not bill the government for expenses related to that event, according to expense reports provided by the government. Premier Darrell Pasloski and ministers Currie Dixon and Scott Kent were in Vancouver for a mining conference that began on Monday, January 27. But all three travelled to Vancouver on Sunday and attended a $300-per-plate fundraiser cruise on the Burrard Inlet that evening. While each billed for one taxi ride on that Sunday, none billed for food

ized dispatch for the whole territory, Cathers said in an interview Thursday. It would only work on landlines, because there are additional challenges related to calling 911 from cell phones that have yet to be worked out, he said. Before turning the service on, NorthwesTel would have to submit a tariff application to the CRTC, according to a letter from the commission.

There would be a 25-day period for public comment followed by a chance for NorthwesTel to reply. Then the commission would evaluate all the information and make a decision. The costs to date of getting the service set up have been minimal, said Cathers. It would be up to the CRTC to determine if a 911 service fee would be added to customers’ bills.

seniors and others with complex care needs exactly what choice he is giving them by announcing a 300bed continuing care facility with that day or accommodations that no evidence of proper consultation night. In all, the Yukon government paid with the main stakeholders?” Health Minister Doug Graham $1,850 for taxis, meals and accomresponded that the appropriate time modations for the three ministers for consultation is after the governduring the Mineral Exploration ment has come up with a concept Roundup conference. for the facility. “I know it grates on members Continuing care opposite to think that we’re actually plan critiqued doing something positive and good for people, and that we will consult Opposition parties are questionseniors and others at a later date ing the Yukon Party plan to build a when we at least have a concept for 300-bed continuing care facility in them to look at. Right now, we’ve Whitehorse. identified the fact that we need a “The Yukon Party is not giving minimum of 300 beds in this terriYukoners any choice at all,” said tory. Once we move along further in NDP health critic Jan Stick on Mon- the business case and the planning, day. “The government is commitwe will then incorporate users’ comting $6.9 million to a decision they ments with the department plan.” made to build a 300-bed facility Liberal Leader Sandy Silver also centralized in Whitehorse with an said the Yukon Party has jumped initial ballpark figure of $126 milthe gun. lion. The government has hired a consultant to do a business case analysis “Can the minister tell Yukon

for the planned facility, but that report has not yet been delivered, Silver told the legislature Thursday. “If (a request for proposals) for a business case analysis was to support decision-making and planning for a 300-bed facility with an immediate construction of up to 150 beds, then why has the government already announced that the facility will be 150 beds when it hasn’t even seen the consultant’s report yet?” asked Silver. Community Services Minister Brad Cathers responded that the government is following the appropriate process. “The information that we’ve received to date is that a phased approach is the most cost-effective and that a 150-bed facility with a second phase that would add additional 150 beds has some efficiencies of scale and looks at this point to be the most appropriate, cost-effective and effective program delivery option for the Yukon government.”

by the CRTC that we need to go through a regulatory process before activating it, we would currently, right now, have 911 in place in all Yukon communities.” The service would require the person calling to press “1” to call police, “2” to call an ambulance and “3” for the fire department, Cathers said. This would be an interim measure, as the government continues to work towards having central-

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Istchenko responded that the spending is reasonable. “The cost of approximately Liberal Leader Sandy Silver wants $440 to $450 per square foot is to know why the government ac- considered reasonable for this cepted a tender on a project that type of commercial/industrial was 50 per cent over budget. building in the design and the Tender documents for a new build model.” Environment district office in On Tuesday, Silver asked about Watson Lake estimate the value the new emergency services of the contract at $1.4 million. building on Two Mile Hill. But the lowest bid on the project It came in 10 per cent over was $2.1 million, and the conbudget, said Silver, and a space in tract was awarded to that bidder. the building that had been des“Can the minister explain how ignated for centralized dispatch awarding this contract can be remains unused. called good financial manageThe Yukon government has ment?” asked Silver Monday. yet to reach a deal with the Public Works Minister Wade RCMP over moving dispatch to News Reporter

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that space. “Why is this space still vacant five months after the facility was opened?” asked Silver. “While those discussions are underway with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, it would be premature to simply move ambulance dispatch staff up the hill because that would have a negative impact on operations,” responded Community Services Minister Brad Cathers. Another use will be found for the space if an agreement with the RCMP can’t be reached, he said. Contact Jacqueline Ronson at jronson@yukon-news.com

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council in Dawson, is pleased about the options presented. “We’re very happy,” she said in an interview this week. No decisions will be made about The Yukon government has comLast year saw controversy after whether funding for the program mitted to review its business incenthe department announced that will be adjusted until its effective program. calendars would be standardThe 25-year-old program offers tiveness can be determined, said ized across the Yukon. Some rural Arsenault. cash rebates to contractors who schools protested that a uniform Yukon is a signatory to the hire Yukoners and buy Yukon macalendar would not meet the needs Agreement on Internal Trade, terials when working on qualified of their communities. which is essentially a free trade government contracts. In Dawson, where the summer agreement between Canadian The purpose of the review is starts early and the tourist season provinces and territories. first and foremost to determine with it, getting school out by early But there is a specific exemption the effectiveness of the program at written into the agreement for Yu- June is imperative, according to the promoting economic activity for council. the Yukon, said Murray Arsenault, kon’s business incentive program. In the end the government deputy minister of economic devel- As long as the program remains relented and gave rural schools opsubstantively the same, it would opment. tions similar to those offered in this remain protected. The review will look at how the recent announcement. (Jacqueline Ronson) program is run today, and what The Yukon Teachers’ Association other options may exist. heard about the new calendars the For example, the Northwest TerSchool calendar set same time as everyone else, said ritories has a similar program, but through 2017 Katherine Mackwood, president of instead of a cash rebate it adjusts the association. bids by five per cent in favour of All Whitehorse elementary and “I’m very frustrated that we’re local contractors on most tenders. high schools will have the same only getting this now,” she said By comparison, the Yukon’s Tuesday. formula for calculating rebates can calendar for the next three years, including a two-week spring break, Last year’s amendments to the be complicated. according to documents released by Education Act were a “political ur the Department of Education this move” to reflect what’s going on Friday, April 4 to in Canada’s provinces rather than Thursday, April 10 week. Rural schools can choose to start initiate substantive reform, said Whitehorse Yukon Cinema Whi8thorse Mackwood. a week before or after Whitehorse, 304 Wood Street Ph: 668-6644 And this later move shows that and can choose a one- or two-week the department continues its topspring break. down approach, she said. The department had consulted Education Minister Elaine Taylor school communities on the idea said the new calendars will allow for of a three-year calendar, preferred start dates and preferred lengths for more certainty and better planning (PG) Violence – Nightly 6:45 & 9:45 PM for all Yukon schools. spring break. Sat & Sun Matinees 12:45 & 3:45 PM (Jacqueline Ronson) Sue Lancaster, chair of the school

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portion of the fines following the death of a Whitehorse tire shop worker will go towards training others in the importance of a lockout procedure. Territorial Court judge John Faulkner sentenced Integra Tire, North 60 Petro and North 60 supervisor Frank Taylor for their roles in the 2011 death of Denis Chabot. The 34-year-old man was crushed beneath a North 60 truck he had been working on at the tire shop. Integra Tire – which is listed in court documents as Yukon Tire – was fined $48,750. The judge ordered that $20,000 of that fine go to the Northern Safety Network Yukon. The network is funded by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. “The goal of the NSNY is to foster a commitment to occupational health and safety among Yukon workers and employers,” its website says. North 60 was fined $43,000, $20,000 of which will go to the network. The judge ordered that the money be used exclusively to train Yukoners about the importance of lockout procedures. In Taylor’s case, the judge suspended his sentence. He ordered the supervisor to pay $3,000 to a charity of the Chabot family’s choosing.

Haines fish flap blows over A bill that would have revoked a reciprocal agreement allowing Yukoners to purchase Alaskan fishing licences at Alaska-resident rates is now “dead,” according to the state representative who sponsored it.

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Two companies and a supervisor were sentenced this morning for their roles in the death of Denis Chabot, seen here. A portion of their fines will be going towards improving workplace safety and a charity chosen by the family.

Faulkner said he trusted that at the end of the day “these defendants would now say safety doesn’t cost, it pays.” In January, the two companies and Taylor were each found guilty of one offence under the territory’s Occupational Health and Safety Act after a trial. Both North 60 and Taylor “failed to adequately train their worker ‘in the safe operation and related safe work procedure’ of the Kenworth truck,” the judge ruled. The tire company was convicted Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins of Sitka had initially put the bill forward in response to concerns from the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory committee and a few Haines residents. One letter from a resident accused visiting Yukon fishers of violating

for not having a lockout procedure. The key was left in the truck the entire time it was worked on. On the day of his death, after telling his employer work on the truck was finished, Chabot climbed back underneath to retrieve one of the bottle jacks he had been using. He didn’t know that a worker for North 60 had already come to the shop and was in the driver’s seat. Taylor saw the driver of the truck get in. He knew the driver hadn’t done the required walk-

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around but did nothing to correct him. Though the driver would not have seen Chabot during a walkaround, the judge noted that he would have seen the jacks and a wrench. North 60 did have a policy requiring a walk-around. “It’s one thing to have a policy and another to make it a part of every day practice,” Faulkner said today. A walk-around would have been the “last chance to break the mer tourism, and last week the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to ask Kreiss-Tomkins to withdraw the bill. “We have promoted YukonAlaska associations of all types for years and we stand firm in defence of the relationship, particularly

accident chain,” he said. In his decision back in January, Faulkner noted Integra Tire “training generally was conducted according to a program they reasonably believed was the industry gold standard,” even though there was no lockout procedure. Today he credited the company with acting promptly to make changes after Chabot’s death. Earlier this week, Judy Hartling, the lawyer for the director of occupational health and safety, asked for the companies to be fined $100,000 each. Taylor should be fined $10,000 she said. Integra Tire suggested a fine of $35,000, North 60 asked for $30,000 and Taylor’s lawyer suggested $2,500. In his sentencing this morning, Faulkner questioned the two companies’ claims of remorse. The judge said it might be more accurate to say that the companies are sad about what happened but have “yet to accept they had any role to play in what occurred.” Faulkner noted there were no guilty pleas and the case was fought in court. “No sentence, whatever it is, can restore a lost life,” he said, before thanking Chabot’s family and girlfriend for sharing their grief with the court. The emotion “serves to remind us all of the real human costs of industrial accidents,” he said. Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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he Yukon government is working to release what information it can to help the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identify children who died or went missing while attending residential schools. But thanks to stricter legislation in the territory, the information might not be as detailed as in other jurisdictions. The commission, through its missing children project, is reaching out to all the provinces and territories for death records of school-aged children in an effort to identify those who died. But in the Yukon, the government cannot release a person’s cause of death until 100 years after they’ve died. That part of the territory’s Vital Statistics Act is “very restrictive, for sure,” said Kimberly Murray, the commission’s executive director. “I think it’s the longest one of all the provinces and territories.” In the Yukon, the first residential school in the territory opened in 1891. “So if there are any death records from 1891

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to 1914 they are able to give us everything,” Murray said. After 1914 until the last school was closed in 1985 the territory will provide the names of school-aged children who died. “That’s helpful, because we can then take those names and cross-reference them with the list we’re creating of the kids that went to the schools, so we’ll be able to identify whether it is a

student or not.” The Department of Health and Social Services will also provide information on where the children died and where they are buried, if that is known, said spokesperson Pat Living. Murray said the Yukon government is supporting the project and wanting to do whatever they can to provide information. “But we won’t know the cause of death, and as you know that

is one of the questions we want answered,” Murray said. “So I’ll have a statistical review but I won’t have specifics to that person.” One way for a person’s cause of death to be made public is for surviving family members to request the records. Murray said that families could, in theory, then pass the information on to the commission. On Wednesday, the Yukon’s MLAs unanimously passed a motion to urge the government “to take all necessary measures to expedite the release of data requested by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” Other jurisdictions are also providing records to the commission. The B.C. government has handed over the records of 4,900 deaths. There were more than 130 residential schools across the country. The last one closed in 1996. Today, there are an estimated 80,000 former students still living, according to the commission. Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

Supreme Court expands on harassment decision Ashley Joannou

Hanson three months in lost wages But it found that no other he Supreme Court of Yukon monetary consequences were has upheld a ruling by human necessary. The board said a rights adjudicators who found ruling of discrimination was a local businessman had sexuenough a consequence for ally harassed one of his teenage Hureau and would serve as an employees. appropriate warning for other The court added $5,000 in businesses. compensation that Mark Hureau But Veale disagreed. He said must pay Devon Hanson for the harassment was not mild injury to her dignity, feelings and enough to warrant no compenself-respect. sation for damages. Justice Ron Veale ruled the adHe noted that Hanson quit judicators made a mistake when her job and, for a brief time, saw they originally chose not to a counsellor. award compensation to Hanson. “There is a danger in trivialThe board found that the izing the awards for injury to harassment Hanson suffered dignity, feelings and self respect was at the “most mild end of the for sexual harassment,” the judge spectrum.” said. “Psychological injuries are Hureau was ordered to pay News Reporter

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of compensation, the Yukon Human Rights Commission successfully cross-appealed the board of adjudication’s decision on the issues of employer liability. The court decided that the company, Intersport, was liable for the harassment. The commission said the decision is important. “This decision is significant because it provides future guidance to the board of adjudication on the remedial nature of awards for injury to dignity, as has long been understood and applied by human rights tribunals across the country, if not always here in Yukon,” lawyer Colleen Harrington said in a statement. Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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crowd that Whistler has an astonishing one bear per square kilometre. “It’s hugely productive habitat,” she veteran wildlife biologist said, “supplemented by garbage and spoke to a small crowd last bird feeders.” night in Whitehorse about She outlined the various factors how to reduce urban conflicts beinvolved in reducing human-bear tween humans and bears. conflict: reducing available garbage Lori Homstol, a human-bear and other potential food sources, conflict specialist from the Wind educating people and enforcing River Bear Institute of Canada, was relevant restrictions and bylaws, and brought up from B.C. to speak by teaching bears to steer clear. WildWise Yukon. She was accompaShe noted dryly that modifying nied by her 15-year-old Karelian bear human behaviour should be easier dog, Sisko. than modifying bear behaviour, but WildWise is a non-profit society that this isn’t always the case. that was formed in late 2012, in the At the Wind River institute, Homwake of two consecutive summers stol and Sisko use a technique known of frequent human-bear encounas “bear shepherding” to teach bears ters in and around Whitehorse. In to avoid humans. “The goal is not the summer of 2012 alone, 94 bear to make bears afraid of people. We conflicts in the Whitehorse area were don’t want scared bears,” she said, reported to Environment Yukon. since a frightened animal can quickly Seventeen bears had to be relocated, become a threat. “We teach wariand 21 bears were killed – five in ness.” self-defence, and 16 because they had Karelian bear dogs were originally become habituated to human food bred as hunting dogs in Russia and and so were a potential safety risk. Finland. Working in small groups, Homstol is based near Pemberthey were trained to seek out elk, ton, and works primarily with black moose, bear or other prey, and to bears in Whistler and grizzlies in herd them the way a sheepdog might Kananaskis, Alberta. She told the with sheep. Now, Sisko and his colNews Reporter

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COMMENTARY What happened to the territory’s tolerance? Alan Fry

would all be reduced to living in brush wickiups, skin tents and am distressed by the diviigloos with no cars, no trains, no sions I see in our territory, hospitals, no schools, no warm large in land mass but mihouses with oil furnaces and etc. nuscule in population. She thought again for a while We have environmentalists then said, I see. upset with those who would This miraculous planet we mine or drill, and the current live on, perhaps unique in all the leadership of the Yukon govern- universe, can be likened, roughment locking horns with First ly, to a huge onion consisting Nations. of layers upon layers from the Divisions take shape as to inside to the outside. how we will generate the next We live on the outside layer, supply of electric power and in the atmosphere that surwho will pay for it. rounds it and by the oceans and The scene is reminiscent of fresh water bodies it contains. those B-rated westerns of the Here life has found root and forties and fifties. There are developed, from mice to elegood guys and bad guys. The phants, from the smallest grasses good guys always win in the end. to the tallest trees. It is beyond In our small community, who me to describe, but there it is is the good guy and who is the and our species, Homo Sapiens, bad guy is mainly dependent on came into being with all the rest. the already committed perspecI was out in South Africa tive of the viewer. once and stopped by a place Who can win in the end is which claimed to be the birthnobody if we all insist we are place of mankind. There was right, and everybody if we listen nothing remarkable about it, but to each other and make senswe had to start somewhere. The ible compromises based on best climate seemed agreeable. I tried available facts, not self-interest to feel an affinity but the milor political ideology. lions of years between then and I once had a significant now eroded the attempt. conversation with a young, Doubtless we started as huntintelligent woman committed ing and gathering primates, to the interests of our territory. much like our close relatives. It was not long after the closure But then one day, some enterof the mine at Faro and around prising young chap discovered the time we were beginning to that he could make a cutting understand the huge downedge out of a piece of flint by stream environmental damage impacting it in a very special from acid mine drainage. way with another rock. She said to me that we should An industry was born. Knapprohibit mining in our territory ping, it was called, and soon altogether. everywhere flint could be found I asked her, if that was right there was a knapper banging out for us to do, should we not press cutting edges, arrow heads and for mining to be prohibited spearheads. everywhere around the world? So there he was: the first She was thoughtful and hesi- developer and founder of the tant in reply but then said yes, stone age. we should. These entrepreneurial chaps Then I explained that we came thick and fast after that.

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Soon came the bronze age, then the iron age, then the industrial revolution. We no sooner had the steam engine then some bloke discovered oil and another wit devised the internal combustion engine (my father always spoke of it as the infernal combustion engine) and there was no stopping us. The huge factor in all this: we no longer live only on the outer layer of the onion. We dig and drill deep into it to supply the huge demands for energy and minerals we consume in vast amounts every day. And we pollute the atmosphere, essential to supporting life for every living creature. I don’t know where we go from here but we must stop finger pointing. Whether we see the diggers and drillers as good guys or bad guys, we need them. We need as well those who will say, here is a piece of our landscape so precious in its untouched state that we should not dig or drill in it. Which leads me to the dispute over the Peel. I have no personal knowledge of the Peel River watershed and must leave that to others. Reporters

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What I do know is that through lengthy negotiations the First Nations and the government of Yukon reached and signed off on a land claims settlement that provided for, among other matters, a process for developing land use plans affecting lands in which the First Nations had a clear interest. By that agreed process a plan was developed for the Peel. The First Nations had given ground to achieve the plan. The environmental lobby wasn’t entirely happy but since this is what came out of the agreed process, they accepted it. The mining industry wasn’t elated, but they would have lived with it. But not the current leadership of the government of Yukon. They brushed aside the

plan brought forward under the agreed process and dictated their own plan in line with their own ideology. This confirms a profoundly disturbing attitude in the leadership of the present government of Yukon – an attitude that says the First Nations do not matter, that they are a peripheral people to be ignored at will. I look forward to the decisions of the courts. At the present rate the courts will have abundant opportunity to render judicial decisions. What a shame it had to come to this. Alan Fry lives in Whitehorse.

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The mystery of the missing tax money be 3 percent lower at just $96 million. Think about what this by Keith means. The Yukon government Halliday is spending $220 million more, mostly on people and contractors. Yet the income taxes paid by people and companies in the Yukon is going down. Theoretically, there are a few possible explanations for this. One is that the big increase in government spending went t first glance, it was a to Outside consultants and Yukon budget like any companies. It is unlikely, howother: the feds gave us a ever, that all $220 million could billion dollars, and our governhave leaked away like that unment bragged about what a less we bought some big ticket great job it was doing managitems manufactured Outside. ing the firehose it sprays the And I didn’t see the press remoney around with. lease announcing the Yukon Air However, a closer inspection Force was buying a half dozen reveals a strange mystery. While F-35 fighter jets. Yukon government spending Another possibility is that will hit record levels next fiscal the hundreds of new Yukon year, income tax revenues will government employees hired be lower than 2012-13, the over the last couple of years all last year where we have hard decided they didn’t like their actual figures reported. jobs and moved away on DeThe numbers involved are cember 31, just in time to pay big. Total appropriations will their taxes in another province hit $1.3 billion in 2014-15, an after collecting their salaries increase of 20 percent or $220 here all year. Or, alternatively, million from 2012-13. Over the they could all be engaged in a same period, personal and cor- massive tax evasion conspiracy. porate income tax revenues are Again, not very likely. both expected to fall. The total Could it have been tax cuts? The possible culprit is income tax take is expected to

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the proposed reduction in the Yukon small business tax from 4 per cent to 3 per cent, but this affects only a portion of the tax base. And, anyway, the fall in corporate tax revenues started in 2013-14, before the recently announced small business tax cut will take effect. So where did the tax revenue go? Sherlock Holmes wasn’t an economist, but I think his powers of deduction would have taken him to the answer: the increase in government payrolls and contracts did actually increase tax revenues, but it was more than counteracted by the Yukon’s private sector economy driving its sled off a cliff. And it must have been a pretty big cliff, given that it had to be bigger than the huge increase in government payrolls and spending over the last couple of years. With an election coming up in two years, this is a serious situation for the government. The budget speech outlined its proposed response: “At a time when the private sector is facing economic challenges, this is the time for the Yukon government to step up to the plate and invest in infrastructure that will facilitate and stimulate the

private sector.” This is classic Keynesian economics, attempting to stimulate the demand side of a slumping economy with government spending. President Obama did it during the financial crisis in the U.S., as did the Canadian government. However, the Yukon government goes further than this. They don’t just believe in stimulating the economy with government spending during slumps, they also believe in doing it during boom years. The Yukon government is in fact a rare example of super-Keynesian fiscal policy. If you look at Yukon government spending since 2005, it rose every year whether the private sector was doing well or poorly. Economists on Fox News would be appalled. The Yukon government fiscal policy is even to the left of the Obama administration. Even if the Yukon government policy leads to an ever bigger role for the state in the Yukon economy, at least they are not doing it with borrowed money. The U.S. and Canadian governments both had to borrow to finance their Keynesian spending splurges. The Yukon government gets so much cash

from Ottawa that even after the planned spending binge for next fiscal year, there will still be around $140 million in the government’s bank account. This means they can continue the pre-election spending in the 2015-16 fiscal year. It is difficult to analyze the Yukon budget in normal financial terms, since it gets so much money from Ottawa. It isn’t really meaningful to talk about Keynesian or non-Keynesian fiscal policy, since the Yukon government’s policy is to get money from Ottawa and spend it. The only real fiscal question a Yukon finance minister has is how much of Ottawa’s money to save up in the first few years of a government’s mandate to spend in the run-up to the next election. The recent budget answered half that question, and next year we’ll see how much of the remaining $140 million in the bank will get spent. Keith Halliday is a Yukon economist and author of the MacBride Museum’s Aurore of the Yukon series of historical children’s adventure novels. You can follow him on Channel 9’s Yukonomist show or Twitter @hallidaykeith

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the head. I saw there was a large pool of blood forming under the man’s head and suggested first aid rather than interrogation, and the There has been an ongoing situ- that Dome Road urgently needs ideal opportunity to finally you will apologize to the Yukon librarians came over with a first resolve the issues. ation on the Dome in Dawson to be relocated in this manner, public for deceiving us and aid kit. It seems the Yukon govCity for a number of years. the proposals make little sense. promptly resign your positions. The police officer was aggresernment has chosen a highly We have a placer mine in a An adjoining section of sive but did loosely wind some expensive and totally inadequate Roger Rondeau residential neighbourhood and highway, one actually in need bandages around the man’s head. quick fix rather than pursue the Utilities Consumers’ Group on lands set aside for further of repair, isn’t even included in Fortunately the paramedics armatter for the long-term benefit housing. Despite repeated rethe proposals. The plans for the rived and were respectful and I of residents. quests and appeals from resiintersection of the Dome Road Police officer in need felt he was then in good care. dents, neither government has and Mary McLeod endanger of sensitivity training There was no evidence that Glenda Bolt and Jim Taggart shown any real desire to deal public safety equally, if not there had been any criminal Dawson City with the issues. more, than the current junction On March 26 I witnessed a disactivity on his part calling for So you can imagine residents’ does. The “safety” aspects are turbing scenario at the Whitethe excessive use of force on an Let’s wager on LNG’s cost surprise when Yukon governno more than an afterthought horse Public Library. injured man by the officer. The ment’s Department of Highways to a proposal that focuses on neglect of his health and attenA man came up the stairs Open letter to David Morrison and and Public Works suddenly allowing maximum access for tion to primary interim health covered in blood, clearly in pain Hector Campbell of Yukon Energy submitted a proposal to relocate mining. It is disappointing that care was disturbing. and disoriented. I was heading Corporation: sections of the Dome Road and these plans were considered to I may not know extenuating towards him, my approach would Our organization foresees the Mary McLeod Road covered by be adequate. circumstances, but it seemed have been to sit him down and the placer claim blocks. If this is an attempt at expedi- current Yukon Energy proceedapparent that the officer didn’t find out what had happened, get ing, to get regulatory permisThe territory intends to carry ency, then it is expensive, time either and was working from a him some preliminary first aid sion for the diesel to liquefied out this work at taxpayers’ exconsuming and unnecessary. racial profiling framework as the while waiting for the paramedics, natural gas conversion project, pense. Costs have not been made The Slinky mining approvals man was First Nation. I hope this but before I could do that a police is all “smoke and mirrors.” known at this time but are likely expire on May 17, 2015. will be addressed in retribution officer tackled him to the ground. You swore under oath this to be between $1-2 million. The Yukon government could The interrogation that ensued for the injured man and sensitivweek that this project will This decision was made simply let the permits lapse, ity training for local officers. started with “How much have provide a net benefit to Yukon with undue haste and without and acknowledge a residential ratepayers of electricity for years you been drinking?” and conconsultation with residents. The subdivision is a better use for Sue Moodie tinued from there. The man said to come. Yukon government noted land the land than an inappropriate Whitehorse he had been stabbed and hit on When you bring this total may become available for hous- placer mine. This would require project cost forward to place the ing development in the future, no expenditure, saving potential $40 million plus onto the rate but didn’t specify which areas millions and the community base, if you do not apply to raise this entails or when the land will could move forward after years our electrical rates, I will peravailable. of being held at ransom. The Yukon News welcomes letters from its readers. sonally eat my word by making The Yukon government did The territory must reconsider a public apology to the both of Letters should be no longer than 500 words and must be signed not discount the possibility of and withdraw its proposal. This you along with my resignation with your full name and place of residence. A daytime phone mining continuing in the area, plan does not resolve the issues number is also required for verification purposes only. We reserve as a Utilities Consumers’ Group even after subdivision developof mining in communities nor the right to edit letters for clarity, length, accuracy and legality. advocate. ment. clarify the rights and powers of You can send submissions to editor@yukon-news.com. They can If you do apply to raise our As a public safety matter, the a municipality to govern its afbe faxed to 867-668-3755 or mailed to 211 Wood St., Whitehorse, rates to make up the revenue reterritory’s proposal leave a lot fairs. The current circumstances quirements for these costs, then Yukon Y1A 2E4. to be desired. Even if you accept on the Dome Road present an

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Democratic reform minister says controversial elections bill ‘terrific’ as it is Joan Bryden and Bruce Cheadle

The democratic reform minister stood by his heavily criticized bill even Canadian Press as some Conservative senators said they got the impression during a priOTTAWA vate meeting with Poilievre on Tuesierre Poilievre insisted Wednesday day that he’s open to amendments. that his controversial overhaul of The senators hastened to add that federal election laws is “terrific” just they personally don’t think amendthe way it is, despite almost universal condemnation by electoral experts in ments are necessary. And they, along with Conservative MPs, dismissed Canada and abroad.

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New law may not prevent phoney robocalls Bruce Cheadle Canadian Press

OTTAWA f the Conservative party could determine within days that Dimitri Soudas used its closely guarded voter database, why is Elections Canada still in the dark about the data source for fraudulent robocalls almost four years after the 2011 election? Soudas, the party’s executive director, resigned Sunday after improperly aiding his fiancee’s nomination bid in Oakville, Ont. – busted, in part, when the party checked who pulled Oakville voter records from the Constituent Information Management System, or CIMS. And yet finding out who pulled what from that same database remains “the $64,000 question” in the 2011 voter suppression investigation, said lawyer Steven Shrybman, who pursued an unsuccessful robocalls civil suit last year. In that case, a Federal Court judge refused to overturn election results in six federal ridings, but did rule that voter suppression calls were widespread and that the “most likely source of the information used to make the misleading phone calls was the CIMS database maintained and controlled by the (Conservatives), accessed for that purpose by a person or persons unknown to this court.”

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That 2011 fraud helped spur Bill C-23 – proposed electoral reforms the government has christened the Fair Elections Act. And yet the legislation does not give Elections Canada the tools it needs to solve the robocalls riddle. Pierre Poilievre, the Conservative minister for democratic reform, said in an interview Tuesday the bill has three major provisions “that will protect Canadians against political imposters who make rogue calls.” They include new offences for anyone caught impersonating a candidate, political party or Elections Canada official and much higher penalties for misdirecting voters to the wrong polling station. There’s also a proposed voter contact registry that will include the automated call providers, the scripts they use and the authorized party officials who order such campaigns. And voter contact companies that fail to register with the federal broadcast regulator, the CRTC, could be charged. While many parts of Bill C-23 have earned scathing reviews from election experts, including both the current and former chief electoral officer, the robocalls reforms have gathered some qualified praise. Jean-Pierre Kingsley, who served 17 years as Elections Canada’s boss, said recently the

provisions would stop the kind of fraudulent calls that marred the 2011 campaign, although he recommended the government go further with better investigative powers. Graham Fox of the nonpartisan Institute for Research in Public Policy also praised the voter contact measures as “really helpful after the fact if there needs to be an investigation.” But some critics say the most urgently needed robocall reforms aren’t included in the bill – and some are flatly counterproductive. “What is the single most important choke point for preventing this kind of stuff? It’s databases,” said Craig Scott, the NDP critic for democratic reform. “You’re not going to be able to perpetuate a serious fraud without access to some kind of database that directs you.” The burden of prevention needs to be placed on the custodians of such databases – meaning political parties, Scott argued. “I want to know one simple thing: Who downloaded, or how many times were lists of nonConservative party supporters downloaded, in the three days before the election?” Shrybman said in an interview from London, U.K. “That is the $64,000 question.” The Ottawa lawyer helped the left-leaning Council of Canadians and six voters in their attempt to

overturn 2011 election results in six close-fought ridings due to voter suppression calls. “The legislation doesn’t get us anywhere closer to ensuring that, should this happen again, whoever controls the database won’t be compelled to provide a list of those who used it,” he said. Elections Canada wanted the power to compel witnesses to testify, an issue it has faced with some reluctant Conservative party officials, documents filed with the courts in the robocalls investigation show. Elections Canada can compel documentary evidence with a court order, including database information, if a judge agrees, Poilievre said. “I certainly see a great opportunity for abuse if Elections Canada were to have access to party databases,” he added, noting parties log voter preferences from willing supporters. “The suggestion that Elections Canada should have that information is really outrageous. I can’t imagine why a government agency should have access to records of how people vote. That is very dangerous.” It remains an open question whether Canadians trust their personal information to political parties, which are not governed by any privacy laws, more so than Elections Canada, which is. Shrybman said he sees a sec-

ond, deeply problematic element to Bill C-23 in that it proposes to muzzle Elections Canada from any communications except those dealing directly with how, where and when to vote. If the chief electoral officer had not been able to tell Canadians he’d received hundreds of complaints about fraudulent calls after the 2011 campaign, and invite others to come forward, the scope of the problem would never have become clear. But Poilievre said fraudulent robocalls can’t be kept secret. “Unlike a lot of crimes, a mass deceptive phone call is instantaneously heard by thousands of people and therefore there’s all kinds of interest in the call right when it happens,” said the minister, who once owned a voter contact company. “This is not something that happens quietly, in secret or in the dark.” Poilievre also sees no contradiction in setting a up robocall registry to catch criminal behaviour, even though his party axed the long-gun registry on the rationale that criminals won’t register so it wouldn’t deter crime. “If they don’t follow the registration rules, they will be shut down very quickly,” he said of voter contact companies. The CRTC has the power to catch companies operating beyond Canada’s borders, he added.

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Women’s Centre Drop-in Hours: 11:00am-3:00pm Katherine Alexander (Elizabeth Fry) Crafting advocacy: Strategies to stand up for yourself in the criminal justice system. 3:30-5:30PM Marion Horne (Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council) Sisters and Brothers in Spirit 6:00-8:00PM

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ReneeClaude Carrier (Kaushee’s Place Women’s Transition Home) How we talk about victims matters: Language in the courts and media 3:30-5:30PM Marilyn Jensen (Independent Support + Advocacy) The Power of Re-invention 6:00-8:00PM.

Reem Girgrah & Tamara Horsey (Independent Support + Advocacy) Support groups for women & how to help a woman who has been sexually assaulted. 3:30-5:30PM

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Income inequality nothing compared to wealth inequality in Canada: report Julian Beltrame

86 richest individuals and families – or 0.002 per cent of the total population – are getting expoOTTAWA nentially richer and now have achile politicians in Ottawa cumulated as much wealth as the still can’t decide who is in country’s poorest 11.4 million. the middle class, a new analysis That’s more than in 1999, suggests wealth is increasingly when the richest 86 had as much gravitating to the very top. money as the poorest 10.1 million The report by the left-leaning and enough to buy up everyCanadian Centre for Policy Alter- thing in New Brunswick and still have about $40 billion left over, natives shows that the country’s Canadian Press

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according to the report, to be released Thursday. The point of the exercise, says economist and author David Macdonald, who used Statistics Canada data and research from Canadian Business magazine, is to show that if income inequality is a policy and social justice concern – wealth inequality is worse. In fact, the super-rich list of Canadian residents has little to do with income in the traditional sense, he said. None of the 86 are company CEOs – often the poster children of the Occupy crowd for their unseemly salaries and bonuses. Instead, the ones on the list are there by virtue of being company founders or related to company founders. The super-rich have gotten there by creating and trading assets, whether companies, real estate or securities. “We often focus on income inequality but that’s a socialist paradise compared to wealth inequality,” said Macdonald. “The top 20 per cent only get half of all the income, but in terms of wealth inequality, the top 20 per cent have 70 per cent of all wealth. It’s much more extreme and the concern is as you accumulate all this wealth, this wealth starts to buy you political power.”

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Inequality, whether in income or wealth, increasingly looks like it will become a key issue in the upcoming federal election, with Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair seeking to make the case that Conservative policies have left the middle class behind – with little job security, higher in debt, and in many instances, living paycheque to paycheque. The government has pointed to the growth in net worth most recently reported by Statistics Canada in February as an indicator their policies are working for everyone. “After-tax disposable income has increased by 10 per cent across all income brackets,” noted Employment Minister Jason Kenney at the time. But Statistics Canada also showed wealth gravitating to the top. While median net worth rose almost 80 per cent since 1999 to $243,800 per family unit, the top 40 per cent possessed 88.9 per cent of total net worth, leaving the bottom 60 per cent with a mere 11.1 per cent of the pie. Eye-opening was the data that showed the poorest 20 per cent of family units had more debts than assets. The issue flared again Wednesday after Trudeau asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper if he thought that the problem of the middle class was a myth. Harper chided Trudeau for his inability to define the middle class. But the issue is not going away.

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The NDP has been especially critical of the government’s decision to severely cut corporate tax rates, even in the middle of a recession, and getting little job creation or business investment in return. Some economists have also argued that nations with high levels of inequality tend to underperform more egalitarian countries in terms of overall economic growth. The latest CCPA analysis also suggests that once someone gets to the top of the wealth ladder, they likely stay there. The richest individuals and families in 2013 were pretty much the same people who made the list in 2005 and in 1999 – wellknown family names like Thomson, Weston, Irving, Desmarais and Pattison. Between 1999 and 2013, the report shows that the wealthiest 86 Canadians had enlarged their pot of gold from $118 billion to $178 billion on real non-inflationary terms. Macdonald says a reason wealth growth is increasingly becoming concentrated is that it is taxed differently from income. “If one Canadian makes $100,000 a year selling a company (or shares) while another makes $100,000 a year working at a job, the worker will pay twice the tax of the business seller,” he said. “A combination of a higher inclusion rate (for capital gains) and higher income taxes at the top of the income scale could go part way to offset the flood of wealth that is accumulating in the pockets of Canada’s wealthiest and ensure some benefits are returned to the majority of Canadians.”

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Christy Clark says B.C. can rival Alberta as energy exporter with LNG to Asia Bruce Cheadle

the House as Clark watched from the visitor’s gallery. “Estimates suggest that the OTTAWA natural gas sector could create remier Christy Clark is pro- 54,000 jobs per year between jecting British Columbia 2012 and 2035 in British Cowill rival energy giant Alberta lumbia.” in terms of “contribution to The B.C. government used Canada” once the province the Ottawa visit to sign accords starts exporting liquefied natu- with the federal government on ral gas to Asia. skills training and immigration Clark was preaching the – preparation, says Clark, for a gospel of natural gas exports potentially inflationary labour Monday in Ottawa with a large shortage in her province. delegation that included about The premier is predicting two dozen energy industry B.C.’s liquefied natural gas business people and three First industry will soon be competNations leaders. ing for workers with Alberta’s “We have a chance in Britoilpatch and Saskatchewan’s ish Columbia to do as much potash industry. or more for the country as “What we want to do is Alberta has done,” Clark said come up with a national of her province’s energy export strategy – particularly for Britpotential. “We should all be very proud ish Columbia, but for all of the country – that will mean of what Alberta’s contributed to Canada. We have our chance we don’t experience the wage inflation that we are likely to in B.C. now to make a similar see if we don’t address these sized contribution to Confed(labour) issues,” Clark told a eration, and we want to do it.” news conference on Parliament However, no final investHill. ment deals have been signed “And we can’t build an and Clark could not predict whether any will be completed industry in our province or in this country if we see wages, if this year. The latest B.C. budget didn’t we see huge wage inflation.” A big increase in the number project revenues from liquefied of temporary foreign worknatural gas for the next three ers permitted into Canada has years. raised concerns that employers Greg Rickford, the federal are using cheap foreign labour natural resources minister, to undermine Canadian wages. told the House of Commons By the end of 2012, the the Conservative government approved four long-term LNG number of temporary workers was estimated to have doubled export licences for British Coin seven years to about 340,000. lumbia last week. Most of the growth followed “The growing demand for the 2008-09 recession, when natural gas makes Asia an ideal place for diversifying our unemployment was still runenergy markets,” Rickford told ning high in Canada. Canadian Press

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That sparked a public backlash to which the Harper government responded in its latest budget by tightening up the temporary foreign worker program it had previously loosened. “When it comes to jobs in (oil and gas) or any other sec-

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Assistant avalanche technician Matt Holmes examines snow crystals at the Yukon Avalanche Association’s Fraser weather station.

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att Holmes can spot the seeds of an avalanche in a handful of snow. On a roped-off plot of snow in the trees below Fraser Peak, he pulls a small screen marked with a tight grid pattern out of his tool kit, and scatters a handful of snow across it. Then, peering through a loupe – a magnifying glass roughly the size and shape of a shot glass – he is able to get an up-close, three-dimensional look at the size and shape of the area’s snow crystals. The formation of the crystals drives snowpack stability: large, irregular, loosely packed snow crystals mean a weak snowpack, while smaller, more densely packed crystals create stability. The crystals are a key indicator of avalanche potential. “If you didn’t put your hands in the snow every day,” says Holmes, “you’d be so out of touch with how things are developing.” Holmes is one of three mem-

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Holmes prepares to head out for the day from his bunk room at Fraser Camp in White Pass.

bers of the Yukon Avalanche As- Canadian North. sociation’s field team. Together, From the beginning of Januthe team provides the first-ever ary until the end of April, and public avalanche forecast in the even into May, they’re out in

the mountains between Whitehorse and Skagway almost daily, monitoring conditions and digging in the snow. Their

program, launched in late 2011, is unique in North America. Across the continent’s mountain regions, avalanche forecasters combine weather data with information about existing snow structures to build guidelines for the public about the likelihood of avalanches and their potential severity. In most areas, their data is provided by existing weather services, and by an array of private companies with an interest in avalanche safety: heli- and cat-skiing operations, ski resorts, snowmobile tour operators, and more. In a heavily used and populated area, the operators pool their data and a deskbased forecasting team takes it from there. But in the Yukon, there is no existing data. With only a handful of residents scattered from Carcross to Skagway, and one road, the South Klondike Highway, winding through, the White Pass is a true wilderness – you won’t hear a weather forecast for Fraser on the radio during your morning commute. So the YAA field techs have the


rare triple challenge of gathering their own data, analyzing it to produce a forecast, and then getting the word out to the public about their findings. “The big difference up here, it’s a data-sparse region,” says James Minifie, a second avalanche technician on the crew. “We basically provide all the data.” Minifie, Holmes, and avalanche forecaster Justin Abbiss make up the field team. They work out of a base at Fraser, in rotating teams of two. Once a month, they’re also joined by a more experienced avalanche forecaster from the Canadian Avalanche Centre in Revelstoke, B.C. The national centre collaborates with the Yukon’s program, and in late March the mentor they sent up was Joe Lammers, a senior forecaster who has a gift for metaphor when he explains how avalanches form and function. There are two types of avalanches: “sluff ” avalanches, which refers to a cascade of loose snow, and “slab” avalanches, in which a more cohesive swath of the snowpack breaks loose and slides downhill. Sluff avalanches can be dangerous under the right circumstances, but slab avalanches are a more consistent source of concern. Slab avalanches form as a result of layering in the snowpack, and this winter’s weather has created a prime example. There are three ingredients for the formation of a slab avalanche: a hard bed surface, a weak layer overtop, and then a final, overlaying slab of snow. This year, the Yukon’s February thaw created a hard rain crust on the early-season snow. That was eventually covered by a layer of large snow crystals called facets, similar to a frozen layer of dew. And the facets, in turn, were later covered by a subsequent snowfall. Lammers likens the situation to placing a group of champagne glasses – the facets – on a hardwood floor, and then laying a mattress over top of the glasses. Now imagine that the hardwood floor is angled to form a 30- or 45-degree slope. It wouldn’t take much to shatter the glasses and send the mattress crashing downhill – a slab avalanche. The crew has a variety of tools at their disposal to help assess the extent of the avalanche hazard. The Yukon Avalanche Association has installed three weather stations in their forecast area: one at Fraser, one at Summit Knoll deeper into the White Pass, and one on Mount Anderson in the Wheaton Valley. Each solar-powered unit measures wind, humidity, and barometric pressure. At each station, the team also takes measurements on the most recent snowfall. They also dig pits known as snow profiles, which allow them to see a cross-section of the layers in the snowpack

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Joe Lammers, right, a senior avalanche forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre, digs a test profile in the snow in the White Pass with help from assistant avalanche technician Matt Holmes.

and to test the layers’ susceptibility to collapse. And they spend a fair amount of their time just covering ground on their snowmobiles or by ski and splitboard, getting to know the terrain – its higher and lowerrisk slopes and features – and chatting with members of the public. When they’re not in the field, they’re back in their office at Fraser, working on getting the word out to Yukoners about their findings. “One of the arts in public forecasting is taking all this data and packaging it in a meaningful way for users,” says Lammers. The crew’s primary method is the avalanche bulletin, which they issue three times a week via their website, yukonavalanche.ca. Beyond the bulletin, they also maintain a tech blog, where they delve into the state of the snowpack in more detail. Finally, when necessary they also have the option to issue a special public avalanche warning, as they did on the secondlast weekend of March. Those warnings aren’t necessarily issued when the risk of avalanches is at its highest. Rather, they tend to go out when the risk is considerable, but not extreme – a time when users may let their guard down. Factors that draw an unusually large crowd, like a holiday weekend, or sunny weather after a long ugly stretch, can also be at play. James Minifie points out that the team cannot actually predict avalanches in the way that one might predict a thunderstorm. All they can do is assess the snowpack for its avalanche potential. It’s up to skiers and

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A snowmobile rider catches some air in the White Pass, on a slope popular with apline sledders.

snowmobilers to make the right decisions to avoid triggering a slide. “We’re giving people tools,” he says. The team urges the Yukon’s powder-lovers to acquire the knowledge and the gear required to survive in avalanche country. Read the bulletin, take an avalanche safety course, carry an avalanche beacon and probe – and know how to use them. Most people don’t have much understanding of how snow works – and that ignorance can be fatal. Says Lammers: “They know that it’s cold, it’s white, and it’s awesome.”

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Snow crystals as seen through a magnifying loupe.


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Internal Finance Department study cites benefit, feasibility of CPP expansion Dean Beeby Canadian Press

OTTAWA nternal research by the federal Finance Department says there would be economic benefits from expanding the Canada Pension Plan – and suggests this country could afford an improved plan in a strong economy. The findings in the fall 2013 document are somewhat more balanced than the bleak message presented last December, when the Harper government seized on the study’s job-loss conclusions to dismiss demands from the provinces to improve the CPP. Kevin Sorenson, the junior finance minister, said various proposals to boost CPP premiums and benefits would kill up to 70,000 jobs, citing the results of the internal study without releasing it. But a summary of the study’s contents, prepared for then-finance minister Jim Flaherty, shows the job-loss claim was based on a misleading assumption. The research also suggests Canada could absorb any negative economic impact from an improved CPP when the economy is more “robust.” The Canadian Press obtained a copy of the Dec. 13 briefing note for Flaherty under the Access to Information Act. At a meeting near Ottawa in December, Flaherty categorically rejected proposals from Ontario, P.E.I. and others to improve the CPP, saying Canada’s fragile economy could not bear the load, as higher premiums for businesses would dampen job creation. Earlier this month, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne castigated the federal government for intran-

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per cent in the 1997-2003 period, though the final three years – 20012003 – saw growth averaging just two per cent. Asked whether the internal study was shared with the provinces, Rubec did not answer directly. “Federal, provincial and territorial ministers of finance have, since 2010, held a number of discussions on a possible expansion of the CPP,” she said in an email. “There has been an ongoing exchange of information related to potential CPP expansion options – including with respect to short- and long-term economic impacts – in the context of these discussions.” Sorenson, meanwhile, has reiterated the government’s opposition to expanding CPP in the current economic climate. “With the economic recovery still Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press fragile, we don’t believe now is the Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has been critical of the federal government, calling time to increase costs on workers on Ottawa to beef up the Canadian Pension Plan. and employers, actions that would reduce wages, stunt job creation sigence on the issue, indicating her phase-in periods of up to 10 years to as some substitution from pension and deter business investment,” he province will go it alone on pension avoid any shock to the economy. plan and RRSP saving to the CPP said in a statement last week to The reform. A spokeswoman for Finance, would be expected.” Canadian Press. “In the long run, expanding the Stephanie Rubec, called the Rubec declined to provide the The Harper government has CPP would bring economic benone-year phase-in “a simplifying study’s detailed projections for preferred tax-free savings accounts efits,” says the briefing note. “Higher assumption adopted to compare government revenues under various and pooled registered pension plans, savings will lead to higher income in the economic impact of various CPP expansion proposals. both voluntary savings vehicles the future and higher consumption CPP expansion proposals.” A longer The analysis also acknowledges created by the Conservatives, rather possibilities for seniors.” phase-in would mean a longer nega- that CPP improvements can be ab- than mandated CPP improvements. Sorenson’s public statements tive job impact, she said without sorbed when the economy is strong, Melissa Lantsman, spokeswoman last December, including a widely providing numbers. citing the phase-in of premium for newly appointed Finance Minisdistributed op-ed piece, said variThe document also notes that hikes from 1997 to 2003 that set the ter Joe Oliver, said Oliver’s position ous proposals to improve the CPP governments would be somewhat plan on a surer financial footing. on CPP expansion is the same as would kill between 17,000 and insulated from a drop in tax rev“If such an increase is implethat of Flaherty and Sorenson. 70,000 jobs as some businesses enues arising from an enriched CPP mented at a time of robust economThe CPP, established in 1965, would be overburdened paying as workers and businesses received ic growth, as was the case during currently provides retirement higher premiums for workers. bigger tax breaks for their increase the late 1990s … the impact would benefits to contributing workers up However, those statements did in premiums. be outweighed by the underlyto a maximum of about $12,500 not note that a basic assumption “This reduction would be paring strength of the economy,” it annually. of the internal analysis was that tially offset by lower pension plan concludes. Maximum yearly premiums of expansion of the CPP would occur and RRSP contributions, which Canada’s economic growth in about $4,700 are split half-and-half within a single year, whereas P.E.I., would result in lower deductions 2013 was an anemic 1.7 per cent, with employers; the self-employed the NDP and others all proposed from taxable income for individuals compared with the average 3.8 pay the full amount.

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tab because Canadians cannot buy flood insurance. “Those are huge numbers,” VANCOUVER Turley-McIntyre said in an interxtreme weather events such view. “There must be a way that we as the flooding in Calgary and can come up with adaptation plans Toronto nearly kept the federal gov- that lower those numbers in the ernment from meeting its budget future, being proactive rather than targets last year, says an insurance reactive.” industry official. The floods and extreme winter Barbara Turley-McIntyre of the storms in Atlantic Canada last year Co-operators insurance agency told are a wake-up call that Canadians delegates at a forum on livable cities are vulnerable to the effects of in Vancouver that the Alberta flood global climate change, she said, alone cost the Canadian economy citing a report earlier this week by a $4.8 billion in economic losses. UN scientific panel. The clean-up bill came to $1.9 The Intergovernmental Panel on billion – the single most costly Climate Change warned that the efdisaster in Canadian history – and fects of global warming are already 90 per cent of it was on the federal noticeable and could spiral out of Canadian Press

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control without action. In Canada, Turley-McIntyre said the insurance industry is mobilizing, pressing for a flood insurance scheme for homeowners and action to make communities more resilient to the extreme weather disasters that are becoming commonplace. “The events related to climate change are not coming to an end,” Turley-McIntyre said, citing the UN report. “I can’t give you hard numbers but I can say look at the trajectory that we’ve been on and assume that it’s going to continue.” A roundtable is planned this summer with various industries and all levels of government. Improvements in infrastructure are a

priority, she said. “It’s not just about the insurance industry. Every business really has a stake in this, whether it’s the banking, whether it’s developers, whether it’s NGOs, whether it’s communities – there’s no one sector that owns the responsibility for either the issue or for the solution,” she said. Ewa Jackson, acting director of ICLEI Canada, a group of local governments working on sustainability issues and an organizer of the Livable Cities Forum in Vancouver, said the UN report found that global climate change is not hypothetical. The effects are already widespread and communities must “get ready for the new normal.” Yet of 450 Canadian cities asked,

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What’s New? Regular Council Meeting April 7 At 5:30 pm in City Hall Council Chambers: Public Hearing – Zoning Amendment (Hillcrest Plan); Contract Awards – Grader, Track Excavator & Ogilvie Street Reconstruction Project; Transportation Demand Management Plan Final Report; Re-budgeting Capital Expenditures; Authorize Travel – Association Yukon Communities; Public Hearing Report – Zoning Amendment (37-14th Ave). Bylaw Readings: 2014-15 – Write-off Uncollectible Accounts 2014-18 – Fees & Charges Amendment 2014-19 – City Manager Bylaw 2014-10 – Zoning Amendment (37-14th Ave) For more details, visit: whitehorse.ca/agendas

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Moose collision lawsuit in Newfoundland alleges province was negligent Sue Bailey Canadian Press

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. class-action lawsuit started Wednesday in St. John’s, N.L., with emotional testimony from plaintiffs who said moosevehicle crashes on provincial roads have devastated them. “I never had time to respond,” said Ben Bellows, 57, of a 2003 accident that left him a quadriplegic. He sat in a wheelchair as he testified in provincial Supreme Court. The case alleges the province has negligently failed to manage the moose population. It involves 135 plaintiffs – including at least 15 estates of those who died – who were involved in accidents dating back to 2001. The class was limited to injuries that required hospital admission. Plaintiffs are claiming unspecified damages as they seek to prove the province is liable for not doing more to limit risks created after the government introduced moose, a non-native species, to the island of Newfoundland more than a century ago. Bellows said it was a beautiful summer night on July 10, 2003, as he drove northwest from St. John’s on the Trans-Canada Highway. He said he was about 10 kilometres west of Clarenville

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B.C.’s controversial grizzly hunt opens Dene Moore Canadian Press

VANCOUVER ritish Columbia’s controversial spring grizzly bear hunt opened this week, with the highest number of tags issued in decades. Based on government counts that showed stabilization of specific grizzly populations previously closed due to overhunting, the government reopened several areas to hunting this year. An estimated 1,800 tags will be issued, up from about 1,700 last year. “I think we have the best idea (of the population) of any of the jurisdictions that hunt bears right now,” said Garth Mowat, a provincial government grizzly bear biologist in the Kootenay region. “We have spent a lot of resources improving our understanding of the number of bears in British Columbia and I’m quite comfortable that it’s good enough to allow us to conservatively manage the hunt.” The spring grizzly hunt runs from April 1 to the end of May. The fall hunt begins Oct. 1 and continues into mid-November. Though 1,800 hunting tags will be issued, on average about 300 grizzlies are killed annually. The most recent year for which information is publicly available is 2009, when between 350 and 400 bears were shot. Provincial biologists estimate there are approximately 15,000 grizzly bears in the province, which is home to about a quarter of the remaining North American population. Only Alaska has more grizzlies. Biologist Paul Paquet of the Raincoast Foundation said it’s extremely difficult to get a proper count of grizzly bears and there could be far fewer – too few to risk a trophy hunt. “The real numbers could be somewhere as low as 6,000 or

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as high as 18,000. We just don’t know,” Paquet said. But the bigger question is the moral one, he said. “Is this ethical, to be hunting bears? That’s really what’s at issue,” Paquet said. “This is a trophy hunt, as opposed to a hunt for food.” Mowat agrees that the real issue is a question of moral support for the hunt. “The debate about whether an individual morally supports a bear hunt and the debate about the sustainability of the hunt get woven together,” he said. He does not believe there are conservation concerns. In fact, he said, after 30 years of provincial management grizzlies are repopulating areas where they had been wiped out. Sows with

cubs have been spotted moving west from the Kootenay mountains, into the Okanagan and Similkameen regions. Conservation has been a concern. They are largely extinct south of the Canada-U.S. border. The Alberta government suspended its grizzly hunt in 2006 and declared the bears a threatened species in 2010. But in Alaska, there are 30,000 brown and grizzly bears, which are classed as the same species. The state fish and game department said about 1,900 were harvested in 2007. Kyle Artelle, a biologist at Simon Fraser University and Raincoast, said the foundation’s own study found the provincial government

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quotas are not conservative and overkills are common. “There’s a huge amount of uncertainty,” Artelle said. Nine coastal First Nations have declared bans on bear hunting in their traditional territories. The Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/ Xai’xais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate, and the Council of the Haida Nation say hunting is not allowed in the areas that largely cover the Great Bear Rainforest, though the ban is not recognized by the province. In 2005, Raincoast began buying out commercial bear hunting licences in B.C. The group now owns the guide outfitting rights to more than 28,000 square kilome-

tres of land in the Great Bear Rainforest on the north-central coast. While the white spirit bears that call the region home cannot be hunted, the black bears that carry the recessive gene that produces them can be, said Chris Genovali, executive director. The hunt is not necessary to manage a surging population, he said, and a recent study from Stanford University found that bear viewing contributes 10 times as much revenue and employment as hunting. “The ethical argument is clear: killing for sport and amusement is unacceptable and, a lot of people would say, just outright immoral,” Genovali said. Our goal: 50% less waste to the landfill by 2015.

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Medical groups produce list of overused tests in ‘Choosing Wisely’ campaign

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nizations have drawn up lists of overused tests and treatments within their specialties, and more TORONTO groups are at work doing the same, new campaign has been said Levinson. At this point, there launched that aims to give Ca- are 40 tests and procedures on the nadians appropriate medical care, organization’s website, www.choosbut not excessive care. ingwiselycanada.org. Called Choosing Wisely Canada, For example, the Canadian Asthe campaign is enumerating sociation of Radiologists brought the myriad tests, treatments and forward the recommendation that procedures that can be overused in doctors should not order imaging modern medicine. The goal is to tests for lower back pain unless get doctors to order these tests or there are red flags that suggest cantreatments when they are needed, cer, infection, a suspected compresbut only then. sion fracture or something equally “We want people to get the tests serious. they need, but we want them to not Likewise the radiology group get the tests they don’t need, or the recommended doctors not order treatments they don’t need,” said imaging tests for uncomplicated Dr. Wendy Levinson, chair of the headaches, unless there are red campaign, which is tailored after a flags, and to use ultrasound as a similar campaign that was launched first option for testing for appendiin the United States two years ago. citis in young children, because it Choosing Wisely Canada is exposes them to less radiation than funded by the Canadian Medical CT-scans. Association, the University of ToThe Canadian Cardiovascular ronto, the Ontario government and Society recommended that doctors several other organizations. not order stress tests for patients who don’t have cardiac symptoms, Nine national medical orgaCanadian Press

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unless there are troubling signs. They also suggested doctors not order annual ECG – electrocardiograms – for low risk patients without symptoms. And the College of Family Physicians of Canada recommended doctors not prescribe antibiotics for upper respiratory infections – influenza-like illnesses or sinusitis – that are likely caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. Levinson admitted weaning doctors and patients off unneeded medical tests will require culture change. As it currently stands, she said, patients who leave a doctor’s office without a prescription or an order for a test may feel they haven’t received medical care. “We really need to, over time, change this conversation and help people to understand and trust that sometimes less is more,” Levinson said. She insisted the effort is not rooted in a desire to save money or ration care. “We’re not telling physicians not to order these tests,” Levinson said. “None of these recommendations are ‘Don’t order them.’ It’s ‘Don’t order them when they’re not needed. But order them when they’re needed.”’

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The long ride with heroin

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Irma Scarff spent a lifetime in the clutches of a heroin addiction. Now clean, she tries to help guide other addicts in Whitehorse out of the darkness.

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When she was 12 she hitchhiked to Vancouver and was introduced to heroin right rma Scarff had a 35-year away. ride with heroin that took “By the time I reached my her to the mean streets of 13th birthday, in the late 1960s, Canada’s largest cities and to a I was a full-fledged heroin adcell in the notorious Kingston dict with a $120-a-day habit.” Penitentiary for women. She’s To earn money for heroin been clean for many years, but the teenager was taught robheroin still haunts her. bery. Later she became an “Still today my arm aches enforcer. to the point I cry and they itch “I ran girls for different and I have to take a pain pill. I organizations. I kept the girls in dream about getting high.” line for the pimps. I made sure Now, the Whitehorse-born they went and did what they woman wants the city’s drug were supposed to do and put addicts and alcoholics to know the money in my paw. I was not they can come to her for help. scared to hurt these girls. A lot Scarff sees what’s on the street of these women were sex slaves, and doesn’t want anyone to suf- kidnapped from God knows fer as long as she did. where and not allowed near the “Heroin can take you on the windows and so on. I had to ride of a lifetime. I want users make sure they didn’t escape. to know they don’t have to take “I had turned off my feelings the long ride. I can show them and didn’t know how to turn shortcuts to get clean,” she says. them on again.” Her life unravelled early. At age 18 she gave birth to a Scarff says at age four she was 3.5 pound girl who, the doctor’s trucked to residential school didn’t understand, was addicted where she was sexually abused. to heroin. “I remember sitting Special for the News

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in the hallway and hearing my little girl scream for heroin. To hear her cry for a fix was something else because I knew what she wanted, what she needed.” One day on a high she murdered her own sister. Scarff served a decade in Kingston Penitentiary for women where she says there was more heroin than on the streets. “When I got out of the Kingston pen I was so institutionalized I couldn’t cope by myself on the street. I was in a halfway house and had quit heroin but the nightmares made me sweat so much my hair stuck to my head and my bed looked like I pissed in it. Some days I couldn’t wake up from the nightmares.” “I carried anger and could slice people and not think about it. I’d never known love.” This Tlingit/Irish woman eventually made it home to the Yukon but was binging on heroin, which, to her joy, she found was available in Whitehorse too. Her determination

to get clean dug in when she got pregnant again. She could not bear for her baby to suffer what her first daughter went through. Then her old drug buddy, now a born-again Christian minister, invited her to discover the cure that worked for him. “Of all the people, what really made me change is when Andy Nieman invited me to church. When I first walked in that church I got so slap happy I just about fell down in the doorway. It told Andy, ‘I want what these people have.’ I got it. When I entered there was no turning back.” Scarff has been upgrading her education for years now and hopes to be a certified counsellor someday, although she insists no textbook can teach what she knows about heroin addiction. “When you’re working with addicts from the street you have to know how they think and feel. Most addicts only think about one thing – that’s to get

another fix. And they’ll say anything to please your heart. “Young people are losing their limbs and their lives because they don’t know what they’re doing. I walked around with a syringe of salt water. If you’re over-dosing you use this. New addicts need to talk to an old addict like me.” Scarff has been helping people for a decade. She goes wherever she’s called, including to the hospital in the wee hours when there’s been an overdose. “Anyone can leave a message for me at Salvation Army and I’ll come at any hour of the night or day to help. They don’t have to take the long road I took to getting clean… I’m one in a million with this knowledge because no other addict is alive this long. “There are so many young addicts now coming. I am grounded and ready with arms open for the addicts coming along.” Roxanne Livingstone is a freelance writer in Whitehorse.


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Toronto amnesiac whose case helped rewrite chapters of the book on memory dies Helen Branswell

Cochrane in 1998 when she was a graduate student. Cochrane was 62 when he died TORONTO late last week. The exact cause of Toronto man whose brain death is unknown, but his sister, was among the most studied Karen Casswell, said it is believed in the world has died. he had a heart attack or stroke. He was known in his many ap- He died in his room at an assisted pearances in the scientific literaliving facility where he lived and ture as simply K.C., an amnesiac the family opted not to authorize who was unable to form new an autopsy. memories. But to the people who Few in the general public knew him, and the scientists who would know about Cochrane, studied him for decades, he was though some may have seen or Kent Cochrane, or just Kent. read media reports on the man Cochrane, who suffered a whose life was like that of the traumatic brain injury in a molead character of the 2000 movie torcycle accident when he was 30 Memento. But anyone who works years old, helped to rewrite the on the science of human memory understanding of how the brain would know K.C. forms new memories and whether Casswell and her mother, Ruth learning can occur without that Cochrane, said the family was capacity. proud of the contribution Kent “From a scientific point of Cochrane made to science. Cassview, we’ve really learned a well noted her eldest daughter was lot (from him), not just about in a psychology class at university memory itself but how memory when the professor started to leccontributes to other abilities,” said ture about the man the scientific Shayna Rosenbaum, a cognitive literature knows as K.C. neuropsychologist at York Uni“She was quite thrilled to say versity who started working with ‘That’s my uncle.”’ Canadian Press

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In the scientific literature Cochrane followed in the footsteps of an American man known as H.M., who had sustained similar brain damage in 1953 when he underwent a lobotomy that was supposed to ease his severe epilepsy. The surgery left H.M. incapable of making new memories. A book on his much-studied life called Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M. was published last year by Suzanne Corkin. Morris Moscovitch, a senior scientist at Baycrest Hospital’s Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, also worked extensively with K.C. He said something Corkin said of H.M. also pertains to Cochrane. “She says in the book (that) … H.M., despite not knowing it, led a very meaningful life. More meaningful than probably most of our lives. And I think the same could be said of K.C. His contribution gave meaning to his life and to his parents’ lives.” Moscovitch first learned of Cochrane’s case in 1983 when one of his undergraduate students declared he’d met a man who suffered from the same kind of memory deficits as the by-then famous H.M. The student worked at a sheltered workshop and had met Cochrane there. Testing showed that Cochrane was indeed unable to form new memories or recollect events from before his motorcycle crash. He knew facts about himself, but could not draw up the rich memories that other people have. So, for example, he could look at a picture and recognize the people in it. He might even know that the photo was of a Christmas when he was a child. But he would not have been able to remember if

the sweater he was wearing was a Christmas present, or anything that might have happened that day. As Moscovitch puts it, Cochrane couldn’t reimagine his past experiences. And, the scientists who worked with him learned, he was not able to imagine a future. Before K.C., it was not known that remembering past experiences and imaging future ones were governed by the same part of the brain. Moscovitch said Cochrane contributed “tremendously” to the ongoing efforts to tease out the mysteries of what the various parts of the brain do, and what happens when those parts sustain damage. By studying Cochrane, scientists were able to determine that the hippocampus was crucial for this kind of memory and thinking. Humans have two hippocampi, seahorse-shaped portions of the brain that are nestled under the cerebral cortex in the front of the brain. “That idea that the hippocampus is necessary for reliving the past rather than just knowing about it has become a central contribution of Kent,” Moscovitch said. Though he couldn’t form new memories, Cochrane could learn, with repetition. Moscovitch noted testing showed Cochrane was “quite bright” and that intellect hadn’t been destroyed by his brain damage. For instance, his family devised a system to let Cochrane know what was up if he found himself at home alone. Because of his memory deficit, his parents could tell him they were going out and a few minutes later he would not recollect that information. When that happened, he knew to check

the refrigerator door; there would be a message for him there. And he learned how to refile books at the library where he worked. “He was able to pick up information and automatically store it and retrieve it, both action-based things and perceptually based knowledge,” said Moscovitch, though he noted that while Cochrane could do this type of task by rote, he could not remember being taught these skills. “He’d be able to learn these strategies with repetition, but often wasn’t aware where he acquired the strategy or how he acquired it.” Rosenbaum said Cochrane is the subject of at least 32 scientific papers, with five more in the publication pipeline. In fact, just days before Cochrane’s sudden death, Rosenbaum learned that another research paper focused on him was accepted for publication. As well, she said, countless literature reviews and studies mention K.C. or were influenced by his case. “He inspired I would say almost every paper I’ve written since (graduate school). Even though he wasn’t necessarily the subject of every paper, he was a very great influence,” said Rosenbaum, who is also an associate scientist at the Rotman Research Institute. She described Cochrane as gentle, kind and even keeled. “Despite everything he was just a very warm and very pleasant person to be around,” Rosenbaum says. “I felt as though he was just a real source of light in general.” Cochrane was predeceased by his father, Irving, and one brother. He is survived by his mother, Ruth, a retired nurse, two brothers, his sister and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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Windmills are things of beauty even louder about the “dangers” of windmills. Climate change by DAVID is one of the greatest challenges SUZUKI humanity will face this century. Confronting it will take a radical change in the way we produce and consume energy – another industrial revolution, this time for clean energy, conservation and efficiency. We’ve undergone such transformations before and we can have a cabin on Quadra Island again. But we must accept that off the British Columbia coast all forms of energy have associthat’s as close to my heart as you can imagine. From my porch you ated costs. Fossil fuels are limited in quantity, create vast amounts can see clear across the waters of Georgia Strait to the snowy peaks of pollution and contribute to climate change. Large-scale of the rugged Coast Mountains. hydroelectric power floods valleys It’s one of the most beautiful and destroys habitat. Nuclear views I have seen. And I would power plants are expensive, create gladly share it with a wind farm. radioactive waste and take a long Sometimes it seems I’m in time to build. the minority. Across Europe and Wind power also has its North America, environmentaldownsides. It’s highly visible and ists and others are locking horns with the wind industry over farm can kill birds. But any man-made structure (not to mention cars locations. In Canada, opposition and house cats) can kill birds – to wind installations has sprung houses, radio towers, skyscrapers. up from Nova Scotia to Ontario In Toronto alone, an estimated to Alberta to B.C. In the U.K., more than 100 national and local one million birds collide with groups, led by some of the coun- the city’s buildings every year. In comparison, the risk to birds try’s most prominent environfrom well-sited wind farms is mentalists, have argued wind low. Even the U.K.’s Royal Society power is inefficient, destroys the ambience of the countryside and for the Protection of Birds says scientific evidence shows wind makes little difference to carbon farms “have negligible impacts” emissions. And in the U.S., the Cape Wind Project, which would on birds when they are appropriately located. site 130 turbines off the coast of Improved technologies and affluent Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has come under fire from famous more attention to wind farm liberals, including John Kerry and placement can clearly reduce harm to birds, bats and other the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. wildlife. Indeed, the real risk to It’s time for some perspective. flying creatures comes not from With the growing urgency of windmills but from a changing climate change, we can’t have it climate, which threatens the very both ways. We can’t shout about existence of species and their the dangers of global warming habitats. Wind farms should aland then turn around and shout

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Arugula Dragon’s Tongue NEW!................................ Beet Bulls Blood (heirloom)................................... Detroit Dark Red Supreme............................... Touchstone Gold.............................................. Broccoli Green Magic................................................ Destiny............................................................ Brussel Sprout Jade Cross........................................ Cabbage Charmant................................................... Melissa (Savoy) ............................................... Super(Red)...................................................... Golden Cross.................................................... Cauliflower Natalino (Romanescu type).................. Symphony (self-wrapping) ............................. Snowcrown ..................................................... Cauliflower Gourmet Colours variety pack $4.99 6-pk............................... (orange, purple, green, white, romanescu)..... Celery Utah 52-70..................................................... Kale Blue Curled Scotch............................................. Red Russian (heirloom) ................................. Kohlrabi Varna NEW!............................................... Leeks Giant Musselburgh (heirloom)....................... Lettuce Relay(batavia)............................................. Buttercrunch.................................................... Black Seeded Simpson..................................... Red Salad Bowl (oakleaf)................................ Parris Island Cos (romaine).............................. Annapolis (red romaine) ................................. Variety mix pack.............................................. Steamboat NEW!............................................. Mesclun Market Blend.............................................. Zesty Mix......................................................... Onions Norstar ......................................................... Parade (Bunching) .......................................... Pak Choi Win Win Choi.............................................. Raddichio Palla Rossa special (heirloom)................ Swiss Chard Silverado.............................................. Kaleioscope................................................................

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Yes finally, spring has come, it seems...the more snow, the colder the winter, the more we love our spring and summer! This year brings many changes to the Gardens. We have increased our Garden Centre greenhouse space by 65%, plus we have a much larger tree and shrub display area. Once again, perennials are the plants we are really excited about. Look for our massive perennial display. We are growing and promoting only Zone-2 perennials. To all our customers, we want to give you the best plants and the best service possible. If you are not sure what to plant, or where to plant, please ask our knowledgeable staff.

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It is going to be a great summer, eat what you grow and have fun growing what you eat!

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Herbs 4" pot $3.99 ea.

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Greenhouse Vegetables 4" pot $3.99 ea

(unless otherwise noted) Corn Extra Early Super Sweet . .................................. Cucumber Sweet Slice.............................................. Mercury NEW!................................................. Regal (pickling)............................................... Lemon NEW!................................................... Long English *$3.49 ea.................................. Eggplant Black King................................................. Melon – cantaloupe Halona................................... Galia Dipomat NEW!............................................ Pepper – Sweet Better Belle................................... Pepperoncini (heirloom)................................ Baron NEW!..................................................... Pepper – Hot Ancho Chili......................................... Jalapeno..........................................................

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12" Hanging Basket (large plant) $24.99 Tomato Tumbler (cherry) Red or Yellow.............................................................

Basket Stuffers 4" pot $4.49 ea

Anagallis Blue.......................................................... 6” Orange............................................................. 6” Bacopa White, Blue or Pink....................................... 6" Brachycome Amethyst............................................. 10" Calibrachoa Double Magenta................................... 10” Double Blue NEW!........................................... 8” Dark Red.......................................................... 8” Purple Glow..................................................... 8” Yellow.............................................................. 10” White............................................................... 10” Terracotta NEW!.............................................. 10” Vampire NEW!................................................. 10” Canary Bird Vine(2 per pot).................................... Carnation Magenta & White NEW!.......................... Coleus Vino............................................................... 18” Electric Lime.................................................... 18” Redhead.......................................................... 18” Dahlia Mystic Illusion............................................. 18” Mystic Dreamer............................................... 18” Mystic Enchantment........................................ 16” Diascia Coral Rose..................................................... 10" Euphorbia Diamond Frost........................................ 10" Felicia Daisy Pinwheel Periwinkle............................ 12" Gerbera Festival Mix................................................. 12" Guara Stratosphere NEW!......................................... Heliotrope Marine................................................... 14" Heuchera Burgundy................................................. 12" Lantana Pure Gold.................................................... 20" Purple.............................................................. 20" Lobelia Waterfall Azure Mist.................................... 8" Waterfall White............................................... 8" Waterfall Lavender ......................................... 8" Waterfall Blue.................................................. 8” Love Lies Bleeding Amaranthus caudatus.............. 36" Marguerite (Argyranthemum) ................................ Butterfly ….................................................... 12" Madeira Deep Pink.......................................... 12" Madeira White................................................. 12” Madeira........................................................... 12" Madeira Red ................................................... 12" Mecardonia Gold Dust............................................. Morning Glory Star of Yelta - (deep blue)................ Glory Trio ........................................................ Petunia Jonny Flame NEW!...................................... 10” Black Satin NEW!............................................. 8” Osteospermum Serenity Lemonade NEW!.............. 14" Dark Purple...................................................... 10’” Bronze............................................................. 10" Red Zion NEW!................................................ 16" Akila Mix.......................................................... 12" Scaevola (Fanflower)Blue Fan.................................. 12" Tsavo Golden Yellow.................................................. Venidium Zulu Prince (white)................................... 24" Exotic (orange)................................................ 25" Verbena Aztec Blue Velvet........................................ 10" Aztec Dark Red................................................. 8" Aztec Wildrose................................................. 8" Aztec White .................................................... 10" Vinca Vine Minor Illumination.................................. Major Varigated...............................................

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co-investigators Robert Michell and Keiichi Ogasawara of the Southwest Research Institute and the University of California Berkeley’s John Bonnell. Sounding rocket teams from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va., and Poker Flat Research Range, which is operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, supported the launch attempts. Poker Flat personnel located the spent second-stage motor from the 15-metre rocket on the same day it launched. The payload of the rocket landed northwest of Venetie and southwest of Arctic Village. An attempt to see the silver tube from a fixed-winged aircraft failed, but range staff members will look for it again after the snow melts. Range manager Kathe Rich said NASA has a clean range policy: There is a $1,200 reward for people who find previously undetected large pieces of rockets, such as motors and payload sections, and $500 for small pieces, such as doors and antennas. Since the initiation of the program, Poker Flat personnel have hauled every piece of reported debris back to the range for disposal. There are no more scheduled rocket launches for Poker Flat Research Range in spring 2014.

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White Pass and Yukon Route defines the origin of Whitehorse HISTORY

and the cold numbed them on the The Canadian government steep rocky mountain slopes, but interests lay elsewhere. They sought the line finally reached Bennett, the advantages of an “All-Canadian” British Columbia on July 6, 1899. route to the interior by opening The work jumped ahead to negotiations with the railroad by Michael Gates Carcross where the line from there construction firm of McKenzie and to Whitehorse was completed by Mann. The plan was to construct a he Klondike Gold Rush June 8 of the following year. The sparked a mad dash to build railway from Glenora, at the head terminus was at the flat on the west of navigation on the Stikine River, the first railroad to the Yuside of the Yukon River just below to Teslin Lake, a distance of 232 kon. In 1897, 32 railroad companies White Horse Rapids. Across the kilometres. From there, a transapplied to the federal government river was settlement that had grown portation link, via Teslin Lake and for charters to build a line into the up at the end of the tram line that the Teslin and Yukon Rivers, would Yukon. Ten were incorporated in circumvented Miles Canyon and connect with the goldfields of the British Columbia and 12 more in the rapids downstream. Klondike. the United States. Meanwhile, the intermediThe Laurier administration conThe same year, the Canadian ate link progressed until it was ceded 6,000 hectares of land along government sent surveyor J.J. completed July 29, 1900. The total the right of way for every kilometre McArthur north to investigate the length of the line was 177 kiloof track constructed. A bill ratifyfeasibility of constructing a wagon metres, with a maximum grade of ing the contract was introduced or rail road into the Yukon over 3.9 per cent and peak elevation of the Dalton Trail. His findings were to Parliament when the winter 889 metres above sea level, at Log favourable, reporting that once the sitting began, but the Opposition, Cabin. The total cost of construcsuspecting some kind of political summit of the Chilkat Pass was tion was $10 million, plus an addichicanery, heatedly debated the bill. reached, the route to the Yukon tional $2.5 million for rolling stock The bill was passed in the LiberalRiver followed a very gentle grade. and equipment. dominated House of Commons but Several companies hurried to The railroad was built without became bogged down in the Conbegin construction of a route over government subsidies, and despite servative Senate, and never got any the Dalton Trail. Pierre Humbert a shutdown in the 1980s, the White farther. Work on the route, which Jr., a millionaire from Boston, was Pass now carries hundreds of thouquick to send a well-equipped crew had already begun, ceased, and that sands of passengers into the Yukon was the end of the “All-Canadian” to Haines, Alaska, to survey a route. every summer. route. Michael Gates Collection By Christmas, a survey was comIf one of the other railroads had The completion of the White Pass and Yukon Route RailAnother railroad proposal had plete to the summit of the Chilkat been successfully completed, then road signalled the birth of Whitehorse as we know it today. been conceived even before the Pass. Whitehorse might not have become discovery of the Klondike. In 1896, A second schemer, Andrew F. the important transportation hub lines were tenuous, and the labour railroad in West Virginia, and an Charles Herbert Wilkinson, a repBurleigh of Seattle, proposed a resentative of the British Columbia act passed in Congress a few weeks market was volatile. They were able that it has become today. Instead, line that would go to a terminus the major centre might have been to draw upon the migrant labour later made the rail link from salt on Kusawa Lake, where passengers Development Association (a firm located on Teslin Lake, or somepool for manpower to build the water a reality. and freight would be transferred to founded by British capitalists in where else on the Yukon River, at railroad, but these workers had only Three representatives of the December of 1895), sent a represteamers that would travel down Carmacks, Rink Rapid perhaps, or one destination: the Klondike. Once Close Brothers, including Samuel sentative to Skagway, where Wilthe Takhini River, and then the even Fort Selkirk. But that was not they had enough cash to continue Graves, and E.C. Hawkins (after liam Moore convinced him of the Yukon, to Dawson City. to Dawson City, they left, often tak- what history has determined. feasibility of constructing a railroad whom a street in Whitehorse Henry Bratnober, an agent for During the summer of 1989, a ing their railroad tools with them. has been named), had a chance over the White Pass. In 1896, a the Rothschilds, investigated the plaque was unveiled by the Historic When gold was discovered in encounter in Skagway with Michael small sum of money was given to interior of the southwest Yukon, Sites and Monuments Board of nearby Atlin, nearly two-thirds of Moore with which to start cutting a J. Heney, an independent railroad expecting to drive a track in to Canada declaring that the White the workforce jumped ship, and contractor. The optimistic Heney copper prospects in the White River rough trail out of Skagway. Pass and Yukon Route railroad was the construction was delayed by was able to persuade the three men The spring of 1897, two Canregion. In 1898, he brought in the nationally significant. You can see two months because of a shortage of the feasibility of constructing adian companies were incorporated son of Andrew Onderdonk, one of that plaque today, mounted on the of workers. By February of 1899, a narrow-gauge rail line over the to construct a railroad from the the chief builders of the Canadian the line reached the summit of the side of the old White Pass Train StaWhite Pass and on to the Yukon. Pacific Railroad, to do a reconnais- summit of the White Pass to Fort White Pass, and regular rail service tion at the foot of Main Street. On May 27, 1898, men and Selkirk. Clearly, it was not the lure sance of the terrain. Michael Gates is a Yukon historian to that point was quickly estabequipment arrived in Skagway, and of gold alone that convinced the The Rothschild interests even and sometimes adventurer based in construction of the White Pass and lished. investors of the feasibility of the Whitehorse. His new book, Dalton’s made an offer to the Canadian To get there, they had to work Yukon Route railroad under Heney route. In March of 1898, the Close Gold Rush Trail, is now available in government, early in 1898, to lay Brothers obtained a railroad charter began the following day. It was not under the most severe of condistores. You can contact him at track from Pyramid Harbor to a tions. Strong winds battered them without difficulties. The supply for the American section of the msgates@northwestel.net point a few kilometres north of Five Finger Rapid on the Yukon River. 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Watson Lake wrestler pins national title in new weight-class

Monique Smith/Yukon News

Watson Lake’s Brittanee Laverdure, left, wrestles at the 2014 Senior National Wrestling Championships in Edmonton, Alta., on March 22. Laverdure won gold in the women’s 53-kilogram division for a national title.

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Laverdure took the gold with a 9-3 win over New Brunswick’s Samantha Stewart, but struggled ew international rules, a with a nosebleed after rising to a new weight-class and a bad 9-0 lead. nosebleed could not keep Brit“I was hoping to tech her (win tanee Laverdure from regaining automatically through the acnational champion status. cumulation of points) but had to The Watson Lake wrestler pull back a bit on offensive since returned to competition after my nose was bleeding so bad and eight months away to win gold at I was using up a lot of my blood the 2014 Senior National Chamtime,” said Laverdure, referring to pionships in Edmonton, Alta., on the time given to competitors to March 22. “I was excited,” Laverdure told stop bleeding from an injury. The win produced Laverdure’s the News in an email. “I kept first national title since 2009 everything low stress. Although I when she won in the 55-kilogram had expectations, I never stressed weight class. about it this time around. I had Edmonton marked the first taken time off competing so was a time she competed in the 53-kilobit rejuvenated.” gram class, a new weight-class Laverdure received a bye in the first round and defeated three introduced this year in a move by sport’s governing body to refresh straight opponents for the gold. wrestling after it was nearly elimThe 32-year-old, who competes inated from the 2020 Olympics. out of the Dinos Wrestling Club “I was at 55 kilograms and in Calgary, shutout her first two opponents 11-0 before the final. struggled maintaining size,” said News Reporter

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Laverdure. “Now I feel perfect at 53 kilograms, it fits my body size better. Nationals was my first time competing at the weight. I was just very disciplined on my eating and made sure everything was super healthy going in so I didn’t have a lot more weight to lose.” Laverdure finished third in the 55-kilogram division at last year’s championship, placing behind Brianne Barry, who placed third this year in the 53-kilo. She then took time off to recover from shoulder surgery and focus on her career as a lawyer. “Last year I lost in a threeround decision to the champion, but I never skipped a beat,” said Laverdure. “Four days after nationals I had a shoulder surgery to clean up some wear and tear and had a down year. “I stayed really fit and was training, but I just turned 32 so I pick and choose my competitions. When I was younger I would fly

to any and every tournament but now I’m selective. I also have to juggle my new career as a lawyer, which is not as forgiving with deadlines. For example, instead of going with the Canadian team to the Olympic training centre in February, I juniored a civil trial with my boss, a former Olympic wrestler himself. I actually like training at home because I have more control over the training conditions.” In addition to new weightclasses, FILA – the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles – has introduced new rules to make the sport more spectator friendly. Within the new rules wrestlers are rewared for aggressive techniques, given two points for takedowns instead of one. Longer rounds allow for wrestlers to use more strategy in the bouts. “I am just super excited and feel excited about the sport,”

said Laverdure. “We had some good rule changes, making the rounds more action packed. I’m taking everything one step at a time hoping to make some major Games.” Laverdure has twice earned the position as first-alternate for Canada’s Olympic wrestling team. In October 2008, Laverdure won a bronze at the world championships in Tokyo. In 2009 she captured her second Canadian senior title. In the summer of 2010, she took gold at the World Combat Games in Beijing, China. A few months later Laverdure won gold at the World University Championships in the 55-kilogram class. She placed fifth at the 2012 FILA Women Wrestling World Championships for 55-kilogram. Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com


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Melvin-McNutt does the dew to third place Tom Patrick News Reporter

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hitehorse snowboarder Max Melvin-McNutt gave his national ranking one last boost before the end of the season. The 19-year-old rode to third place at the Dew Tour AM Series, a Mountain Dew beverage sponsored event, at Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday. His third-place finish in the highest amateur-level event put him at 14th in Canada in slopestyle to end a season in which he didn’t see many competitions. “I feel really good about it; I’m really happy,” said Melvin-McNutt. “There were a lot of good riders, it was good exposure.” Melvin-McNutt was one of 10 boarders to advance to the slopestyle final out of a field of 30. Those 10 qualifiers then went head-to-head with another 10 who received byes into the final based on rankings. In his best run Melvin-McNutt threw down a backside rodeo 540, a switch frontside double cork 900 and a backside 900 on the jumps. He added on a backside boardslide pretzel 270 out and switch 270 front board, 270 out on the rails for third. “The two guys who got first and Lianna Barkusky Photography second are both on the national Whitehorse’s Max Melvin-McNutt competes at the Dew Tour AM Series at Sun Peaks in Kamloops, B.C., on Saturday. team,” said Melvin-McNutt. “There Melvin-McNutt took third in the slopestyle competition. were a bunch of guys from the

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formance at the Dew tour comes on the heels of a fifth place finish in his first appearance at the Canadian Freestyle Snowboard Championships the previous weekend in Calgary. He was the only boarder in the final doing double-corks, so “I think my scoring should have been a bit higher for that,” he said. Three seasons ago MelvinMcNutt became the first Yukoner to make the B.C. Freestyle Snowboard

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Team Yukon captain Craig Berube plays at the Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska, two weeks ago. Berube was called up to play for the Notre Dame Argos AAA midget team that won the Saskatchewan championships on Saturday.

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Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Judicial Council TKC is seeking a Judge to sit on our Judicial Council. You are required on an as needed basis to mediate or arbitrate disputes; determine validity of a law or regulation; adjudicate alleged violations; and impose sentences. Judges sit on an as-needed basis; there were no sittings of the Judicial Council in 2013. This on call position requires that you have extensive legal knowledge and experience and, additionally, you must possess knowledge of Ta’an Kwäch’än Council’s structure, programs, services and culture. If you are interested and have a legal background, please submit a detailed cover letter and résumé to bbergmann@taan.com. DEADLINE: Monday, April 14, 2014. The TKC Preferential Hiring policy will apply.

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Winter Games two weeks ago in Fairbanks, Alaska. The 17-year-old had one goal and four assists at the Games and was the top-scoring defenceman for the Yukon team in Fairbanks. Leading the Yukon midgets gave the 6’1”, 190-pound defenceman the confidence boost he needed for the championship game on Saturday, he said. “That was huge for me,” said Berube. “I had a really good time with all the guys there. I got back into the game and really felt I could skate with the puck and make smart plays with it. I brought that down here and I felt that really helped me.” Berube, who is Whitehorse Mustangs rep team alumni, is studying at the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask., a school unaffiliated with the Argos teams. He was also called up to the AAA Argos for two regular season games and three in the playoffs – one in each round – including Saturday’s win. The Argos will now go through regional qualifying for the Telus Cup national AAA midget championships. Berube also played for Yukon’s gold-winning midget team at the 2012 Arctic Games in Whitehorse. Yukon’s midget males defeated Nunavut 5-4 for the bronze at the Arctic Games two weeks ago in Fairbanks. Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com


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Speedskaters finish season in top form The Fish of the Dempster 2013 project would like to Thank our partners for the funding & support.

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Whitehorse’s Jacob McPherson leads skaters through a corner at the Yukon Speed Skating Championships on Sunday at the Canada Games Centre. Twenty-four skaters set 31 personal best times at the championships.

Tom Patrick News Reporter

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ukon speedskaters hit the end of the season at top speed on Sunday. A total of 31 personal best times were posted by 24 skaters during the Yukon Speed Skating Championships at the Canada Games Centre. For a handful of skaters, fast times meant gold medals at the seasonclosing event. Newcomer Lisa Freeman made her first championship a good one. Freeman won four gold medals in the Learn to Train division. Just behind her in each race was Celeste Findlay with four silver. Tom Patrick/Yukon News In the same division Emma HamMarsh Lake’s Micah Taggart-Cox, front, attempts to keep ilton set three personal best times to ahead of Haines Junction’s Michael Ritchie. help collect four gold. Whitehorse’s Jacob McPherson took three gold and one silver, while Marsh Lake’s Caius Taggart-Cox snagged one gold, one silver and two bronze in the more experienced Train to Train division. Fresh from a standout performance at the Arctic Winter Games two weeks ago, Haines Junction’s Michael Ritchie won two gold and two bronze in the Train to Train division on Sunday. Ritchie won four medals at the Arctic Games in Fairbanks, Alaska. Shea Hoffman, Yukon’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremony at the Arctic Games, won three gold and one silver, including a gold in the masters division over the weekend. 2-Day Course: APRIL 12 & 13, 2014 Hoffman won a silver and a bronze at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm his seventh and final major Games in Fairbanks. Cost per person- $110.00 Donald Fortune won a gold and To register call 667-4733 or email us at three silver at the championships in info@yukontec.com the Train to Train division. Jody Cox claimed three gold and a bronze in the masters division at the championships. Phil Hoffman, Whitehorse Rapids Speed Skating Club head coach, took three gold and a bronze in the Masters division.

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Yukon skip George Hilderman, right, orchestrates a teammate’s shot at the Canadian Senior Curling Championships last week in Yellowknife, N.W.T. The Hilderman rink advanced through qualifying with a pair of wins before going 5-6 for seventh place at the championship. Yukon was not represented in the women’s draw.

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Kakuro

By The Mepham Group

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

FRIDAY CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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.

WORD SCRAMBLE Rearrange the letters to spell a word Hint: a kiss; to kiss.

Puzzle A

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WORD SCRAMBLE

Rearrange the letters to spell a word Hint: to treat with excessive indulgence; to pamper.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Sound unit of loudness 5. Persistently annoying person 9. Picture surround 14. Methaqualone pill (slang) 15. South American Indian 16. Leaf gathering tools 17. Poem telling of a hero’s deeds 18. Make secure by lashing 19. Being of use or service 20. Where thoughts are stored 23. Calm interval in a storm 24. Military mailbox 25. Look at with admiration

CLUES DOWN

1. Commoner 2. One of the Athapaskan 3. Hypothetical life force 4. V, scoop or crew 5. Trivial nonsense 6. Register formally 7. Read superficially 8. Cellophane or magic 9. Dowdy 10. Magnitude relations 11. Having essential likeness 12. To cause to merge 13. Economic search engine tool employed by Google

28. A line of steep cliffs 33. A low mournful cry 34. Mariners 35. Swiss river 36. S. AM. mountains 38. Point midway between E and SE 39. Singer Lena 41. A large body of water 42 Fencing swords 44. College army 45. Special courses 47. Small upright piano 49. 1/1000 of an inch

50. ____ vera: healing plant 51. Belief in equality 58. Fictional work: ___-comedy 59. Oil cartel 60. Unit of weight (Indian) 61. Shoelace sheath 62. Genus Leuciscus 63. British school 64. Helps bands on tour 65. W. Romanian city 66. Aba ____ Honeymoon

21. Belong to us 22. 2010 Angelina Jolie film 25. Accumulate 26. Donation recipient 27. A woman of refinement 28. Bullfighting maneuvers (Span.) 29. Brews 30. Moses’ elder brother 31. “The Divine Comedy” author 32. Used of posture 34. One with unusual powers of foresight 37. Mental infirmity in old age 40. Placed in a particular relation 43. Hawaiian cliff

46. Visualized 47. Cut through meat 48. Bluegrass genus 50. Butterfly palm 51. Consequently 52. Festive occasion 53. South Dravidian 54. Active Phased Array Radar (abbr.) 55. 9th Greek letter 56. Slovenly person 57. Supernatural force 58. Seaman

Puzzle B

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WORD SCRAMBLE Rearrange the letters to spell a word Hint: to move in waves.

Puzzle C

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FURNISHED ROOM in large home, all incl, TV, cable, wifi internet, storage, double bed, utils, laundry facilities, parking, share home with 4 adults, $650/mon. 667-7733 ROOM FOR rent, everything included, $600/mon. 336-1695 DOWNTOWN BRIGHT spacious 2-bdrm apt, top floor of 3-plex, views, shared yard/greenhouse, avail Apr. or May, N/P. $1,600/mon incl. heat/elec, 334-8001 ROOM FOR rent in beautiful PC home, long term prefered, close to trails/bus stop, N/P, no parties. $700/mon all incl + dd, call after 4:30 and weekends. 335-3136 1-BDRM, RIVERDALE, fully furnished, close to bus, shared kitchen, avail immed, N/P, N/S, $500/mon + utils + dd. 336-0368 2-BDRM HOUSE, 15 min from town on Carcross Road, recent renos/new pellet stove, available May 1st, $850/mon + dd. 668-2706 evenings/weekends or leave message

Downtown Vacation Suites 2 & 3 bedroom executive class furnished suites with well equipped kitchens, Cable TV, internet & utilities included Perfect for relocation, corporate, and for short or extended stay in mind Offering a less expensive alternative to hotel rooms A home away from home 667-2255 or www.midnightsunvr.com

ROOM FOR rent in house on Goldeneye St, fully furnished elec/heat incl, N/P, N/S, family house. $600/mon. 334-3186

ROOM IN PC, L/R w. 46” TV, satellite, wifi internet, bathroom, shared kitchen, laundry facilities, avail Apr 1, $600/mon. 689-0307

OFFICE/WORK STUDIO, downtown, 250 sq. ft, $360/mon. 633-3168

3-BDRM, 2-BATH Riverdale upper suite, dishwasher, shared laundry, garage, workshop, avail May 1, N/S, refs reqʼd, $1,500/mon + utilis. 604-614-4418 or www.riverdalerental.com 2-BDRM 1.5 bath, Teslin, lakeview, wood/oil heat, central location, large L/R, den, arctic entry, fenced yard, pets ok, NS, $750/mon +dd. 250-686-6416 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 FEMALE ROOMMATE for downtown house for April, then Sept through April 2015, queen size bed, $600/mon incl heat, elec & cable. 668-5185

HALF-BASEMENT BACHELOR suite, PC, internet, heat, elec incl, recently painted, ceiling soundproofed, near bus & greenbelt. NS in/outdoor, NP, no parties, long term, $975/mon, avail immed. 335-6850 OFFICE/WORK STUDIO, downtown, 200 sq ft, $310/mon. 633-3168

FURNISHED NICE room, quiet countryside, TV, internet, w/d, 15 mins from d/t, N/S, no dogs but small pet okay, $750/mon + $550 dd. 689-4751 LARGE 2-BDRM apt, Riverdale, quiet, secure bldg, large rooms, renovated, w/d, N/S, N/P, refs & dd reqʼd, $1,400/mon includes heat/hot water. 334-2269 MOBILE HOME in Lobird Trailer Park, references please. $1,200/mon. Ann 336-0499 4-BDRM 3-BATH house, Pineridge, 2,300 sq ft, large deck, all appliances, double attached garage, view lot. 667-7973 ROOM FOR rent, Riverdale condo, N/S, N/P, no drinking, clean & responsible tenant, $700/mon all incl. 399-4121 or 688-5288 FURNISHED BACHELOR apt. Clean & bright. Above ground, small deck, 15 mins from downtown. Close to bus stop. Responsible tenant. n/s, n/p, all inclʼd, $1,000/mon. 322-3116 3-BDRM FURNISHED energy efficient Takhini townhouse available May 1st. Incls maintenance & condo; fees. Min 1 yr lease expected, $1,735/mon. ravinach@gmail.com or 443-804-4434

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

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SMALL RETAIL/OFFICE space in Sportees Building. View at 6098 6th Avenue, main entrance.

Office/Studio Space Available 2000 square feet.   129  Copper Road.   $2,000/ month includes utilities. Space includes kitchen with stove Call Brenda or Michelle @ 667-2614 or e-mail: totalfire@northwestel.net 3-BDRM UPPER level, D/T, bright & clean, $1,700/mon incls heat. 334-6214 ROOM/SHARED ACCOMMODATION, Riverdale, looking for responsible person, $650/mon, first, last & dd, N/P, 456-7900 3-BDRM 2-BATH & rec room, Granger, upper level, w/d, fridge, stove, dishwasher, refs reqʼd, $1,875/mon includes all utils, avail June 1. 668-6446 or 336-1406 after 5:00pm. 5-BDRM 2-BATH large home on 2 acres in Watson Lake, kitchen & kitchenette, wood boiler for heat, school bus area, $1,000/mon + utils, Lelah 780-632-9618 UNFURNISHED R O O M & board, internet/satellite incl, responsible tenant, references & credit reference required, N/P, $900/mon, $450 dd. Bev or Al 668-4380 1-BDRM SUITE, sep entrance, small yard, washer/dryer, newly renoʼd, N/P, no parties, dd reqʼd, $900/mon + utils. 668-4966 SEEKING ROOMMATE, furnished 2 bdrm Hillcrest duplex, avail immed-Sept 1, on bus route route, no parties, pets considered, refs&dd reqʼd, $700/mon all incl. 633-2968 1-BDRM CARETAKER suite, 129 Copper Road beside bus stop, avail May 1, $1,000/mon incl utils. Brenda or Michelle at 667-2614 (days) or e-mail michelle@totalfireyukon.ca 2-BDRM 1-BATH bsmt suite, Riverdale, w/d, fridge, stove, propane fireplace, off-street parking w plug-in for 1 car, N/S, N/P, avail May 1, $1,300/mon incl heat & elec. 334-7883 9:00am-8:00pm 1-BDRM 1-BATH, ground floor, PC, large, new renos, private ent, kitchen, shared laundry, NP, NS, no parties, dd reqʼd, avail May 01. $1,250/mon incl. heat, power, TV, Wi-Fi 633-6389 DOWNTOWN LOCATION, 1,350 sqft office/retail space, reasonable, coming available. 667-7144 SMALL BACHELOR apt, d/t, avail May 1, N/P, no parties, basic cable provided, $800/mon includes all utils, 668-5558 1-BDRM BSMT suite, Takhini, close to college & downtown, avail May 1, N/S, N/P, $850/mon incl heat. 336-0444

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HOUSE IN McCrae, Golden Horn, or Carcross cut-off area, pets must be welcome, required for June 1. 393-2886

Village of Teslin

Summer Recreation Coordinator Position summary: The Recreation Coordinator reports to the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village of Teslin. This position is responsible for summer recreation planning and implementation for the community of Teslin. Responsibilities will include organizing activities for residents of all ages, supervising the recreation centre, coordinating special events, and planning and delivering recreation and leisure activities including, but not limited to: arts, sports, educational, cultural and sporting events. This position is required to work flexible hours with some evening, weekend, and holiday work. Qualifications: Standard First Aid and CPR or the ability to obtain it within the first two months of employment, high school diploma or equivalent, ability to pass a criminal record check and vulnerable sector check, valid Class 5 drivers license (Class 4 would be an asset). Previous experience in recreation planning or programming would be an asset. The successful applicant must have a personal interest in recreation and community services as demonstrated by volunteer work, participation, or previous experience. This position is a seasonal term position. Wage will be commensurate with experience. Please contact Frank Thomas for a complete job description.

How to aPPly:

Applications may be submitted to Frank Thomas no later than April 17th, 2014.

Village of Teslin PO Box 130 Teslin, YT Y0A 1B0

HOUSE-SITTER AVAILABLE in Whitehorse, mature, many references, good with animals, gardens, some openings still remaining from June-Sept. Josef 335-2300 PROFESSIONAL COUPLE looking for place to rent in town for May 1st. 1 or 2 bdrm place that allows pets. 336-3074 WANTED: 1-2 bedroom suite, house or cabin, long term rental, late 30's single female & well cared for/well behaved dog, low maintenance, quiet, clean and respectful, 506-260-6402

Real Estate 2 ACRE lot, Atlin, incl 28X34 newly constr unfinished 2-storey house & new 18x28 cabin, mobile home w basement to live in while house completed, well, water, septic, $195,000. 250-651-7868 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 COMING AVAILABLE, 3-bdrm 2-bath home in Watson Lake, $139,000. 536-2658

5 ATLIN lake view town lots. Prime location, Discovery Ave & 3rd St. 1 double lot incls old log house. Reduced to sell, $150,000 takes all. Email: mjbhome14@live.co.uk or John 250-676-9597 CARCROSS, 4-BDRM house, fenced yard, all amenities, new roof, hot water tank, windows, etc, only 45 mins from town, good deal at $229,000. 867-821-4924 MOUNTAINVIEW, 3-BDRM mobile home, 2 bathrooms, one is ensuite, skylight in kitchen, 47ʼ deck with view, fenced yard, shed, no pad fees, $249,000. 393-2291 1989 MOBILE home in Northland, large yard, corner lot. 335-6678

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12 Alsek Road Whitehorse 867-334-7609

not your average modular home!

This third-floor corner unit has it all... two bedrooms and a den, the master having a huge walk-in closet and an en suite with separate tub and glass shower

Hardwood and ceramic floors throughout, stainless steel appliances, solid doors and a wall of windows with beautiful natural views. Gorgeous open concept living/dining area with fireplace... it’s all custom throughout, including a custom office built right into the den area. Generously sized deck with propane plumbed in for your BBQ. This unit comes with two parking stalls, one above ground, one in the heated underground garage. Please call 867-334-1234 to book your appointment to view this exceptional space...priced at $549,000.

Mobile & Modular Homes Serving Yukon, NWT & Alaska

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Id# 143625

$295,000

63 Sandpiper drive Whitehorse 867-668-2148 a perfect match! Location, Luxury, family friendly

We invite interested candidates to apply with resume to our office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 18th to: 3081 ThIRd AvE WhITEhORSE, YukON Y1A 4Z7

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Attention: Greg LeBlanc, Manager No phone calls please and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

ID# 143626

667-7681 or cell 334-4994 23 Lorne Rd. in McCrae

clivemdrummond@gmail.com

$389,000

27 carpiquet road Whitehorse 867-667-4092


BIRDWATCHING, HIKING, gardening, fruit trees, self sufficiency within walking distance, small property in remote village in Costa Rica, c/w nice house and waterfall, $45,000 info: yukonwildthings@yahoo.com WATSON LAKE, 2,900 sq ft, 100% finished 4-bdrm office/home on 1/2 acre fenced private lot, for less than $1,300/mon own, build equity & investment. 536-2234 for info, lv msg HANDYMAN SPECIAL, 76ʼx150ʼ lot on Oak St, PC, 1,000ʼ per floor, Feb. 14 new boiler/wood stove heat, $250,000 obo. 633-4259 16X16 CABIN shell. 8x13 timbers w/dovetail corners. 6ʼ extʼd deck. Doors & windows or not cut out.  I will deliver & assemble the cabin, $10,000. byrongagne@gmail.com

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Friday, April 4, 2014 KAL TIRE is looking for full-time team members in Shipping & Receiving & the Front Shop Pay depends on experience Contact: Rick Copes 633-4482 rick_copes@kaltire.com

SKY HIGH WILDERNESS RANCH is looking for an experienced horse guide. 4 years experience guiding/training and first aid is required. (Wilderness first aid preferred) Very labour intensive position. Trail rides and possible pack trips. Call Trudy or Gary for more info. 667-4321

À LA RECHERCHE D’UN EMPLOI?

Icy Waters Ltd.

Labourers in Fish Processing (NOC 9618)

Processing and packing Arctic Charr; Reliable, punctual, heavy lifting, 6 months experience of fish plant work with Arctic Charr. High School education required. $16.40 per hour, permanent, full time Mon-Fri with some overtime.

LAKEFRONT ACREAGE; approx 9.7 acres & 1000 ft waterfront on beautiful Crag Lake. Treed & sloped with several good building sites. $230,000. 821-6011

Apply by email with resume to jlucas@icywaters.com ClOSiNg dAte FOR APPliCAtiONS MAy 1St.

Des professionnels engagés Conseils en développement de carrière Création, amélioration et traduction de CV Simulation d’entrevue

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 FULL TIME DENTAL ASSISTANT REQUIRED Full Time Assistant required immediately for Pine Dental. Experience required. Please fax resume to 867-668-5121 or drop off at clinic at 101-204 Black St.

ACMG HikinG BACkpACkinG SnowSHoeinG Guide Duties: • Safe Outdoor guiding with interpretation, transporting, emergency procedure, cooking at camp. (NOC #6532) Wage: • $18.95 / hr, Permanent position • Full time position (min. of 35 hrs / week) • WCB, Staff Accommodation Job Location: • Whitehorse, Dawson City, Haines J. area requirements: Skills and certification requirements: • Must speak and write in English • ACMG Hiking certification • Valid wilderness First Aid (80 hrs) • Previous guiding experience 1 yr to less than 2 yrs. consiDer as an asset: • Japanese speaking skill. • Local guiding knowledge / Good fitness level YM Tours LTd o/A Yamnuska Mountain Tours Box 31112 Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A5P7 job2@yamnuskaguides.com

TAGS food & gas 24 hrs/7 Requires

Food Counter Attendant $12/hr

Open 24/7. This position requires you to work from 12 pm - 8 am mainly. NOC: 6641 Mail or Drop off Resume to:

Tags Food & Gas

4221-4th Ave. Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1K2 6 VAcAnT pOsiTiOns Opening date: April 1st, 2014 Closing date: April 30th, 2014

employment opportunity Yukon Suspension Bridge is currently seeking Employees for the up-coming 2014 tourist season that operates from May to October. Positions available are;

• • • •

Cook AssistAnt/DishwAsher restAurAnt server CAshier tour GuiDe

Yukon Suspension Bridge is a world class tourist attraction located between Whitehorse, Yukon and Skagway, Alaska along the Klondike Highway. We are looking for energetic and personable individual who can work well in our customer service business. Daily transportation to and from the Bridge is provided. Qualifications and duties very from each position, should you require more information please contact us. If you feel you have the experience and knowledge to be a part of our team please submit resume. For more information of our business visit us at,

www.yukonsuspensionbridge.com Email: info@yukonsuspensionbridge.com Phone: 604-628-5660 Fax: 250-262-5123

EmploymEnt opportunity At Yukon Energy, we believe that we are the employer of choice in the Yukon. We foster a respectful and positive work environment making it a rewarding place to work. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and generous northern and travel allowances. So take the next step in your career path and join our team of skilled and dedicated employees.

Web Developer / IT Technician Whitehorse, Yukon Full Time, Permanent

Salary Range: $81,979 - $89,324 plus benefits This position requires a skilled and flexible professional to work as part of the IT team in a varied and fast paced environment. The primary focus of this position will be to support Web, intranet, database and server applications. Additionally you will provide support to both the network and systems functions as required. We are looking for someone with: A technical diploma in Computer Science or Information Technology plus several years related experience. Solid skills and experience in Microsoft SQL and SharePoint server are required. Additionally we are looking for proficiency in at least one structured programming language; understanding of object oriented programming; knowledge of server and workstation security software, databases and backup systems; and experience in trouble shooting hardware and software issues in a LAN/WAN environment with a Windows Active Directory Domain. Linux OS experience and storage administration and/or Cisco certifications would be an asset. To apply, submit a covering letter and resume by 5:00 pm April 9, 2014 to Human Resources via fax to (867) 393-5334 or email us at hr@yec.yk.ca. We appreciate all responses; only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Des services personnalisés et des ressources utiles.

Éducation

Direction de l’enseignement postsecondaire

CENTRE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE 302, rue Strickland, Whitehorse (Yukon) 867.668.2663 poste 223 www.sofa-yukon.ca

www.yukoncollege.yk.ca

Employment Opportunity

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

Residence Mentor Student and Infrastructure Support Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus Permanent Position starting May 1, 2014 Based on 75 hours bi-weekly Salary: $56,448 to $67,209 per annum Competition No.: 14.42 Initial Review Date: April 14, 2014

As a Residence Mentor you will be an integral part of a larger Residence Team responsible for generating enthusiasm as well as creating and implementing programs designed to foster a sense of community among residents. The ideal candidate will have the skills to develop a strong community, form therapeutic relationships with individual students, guide residence assistants, encourage dialogue about diversity, provide support and/or referral to appropriate academic and personal support services and collaborate with other College departments. The Residence Mentor is a position with significant responsibilities and you must have the ability to respond to concerns and situations in a professional and diplomatic manner. Responsibilities include: programming, responding to critical incidents, writing a variety of reports, assisting with disciplinary processes, mediating conflict and ensuring policies and procedures are followed. The successful candidate will have relevant post secondary education and experience designing and delivering events, programs and workshops. Applicants must demonstrate their experience providing leadership, resolving conflict and problem solving. Experience with post-secondary educational institutions, and similar programs would be considered an asset. A security clearance is required. Hours of work are from: Evenings and Weekends Go to: http://yukoncollege.yk.ca/about/employment for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email: hr@yukoncollege.yk.ca


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General Laborers, Equipment Operators, and Tradesmen of all disciplines JDS is a dynamic team focused on delivering quality engineering, procurement construction management solutions, permitting, community and First Nations relations, aviation services, heavy equipment leasing, project evaluation, mine and plant design, transport solutions, open pit and underground mining operations, locally, and internationally. From diamond mines to aviation services and more, our work transcends borders. We specialize in taking projects from the early conceptual vision, right through to the various stages of planning and development. We thrive on challenges and take pride in delivering on time, on budget and without harm. JDS is seeking general laborers, equipment operators, and tradesmen of all disciplines to assist in the dismantling of the Sa Dena Hes concentrator North of Watson Lake. Project to begin May 1st and continue through the summer. Please submit your resume in confidence to hr@jdsmining.ca and specify “SA DENA HES” in the subject header.

www.yukoncollege.yk.ca

Employment Opportunity

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

Student Housing Manager Student and Infrastructure Support Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus Term position from: June 18, 2014 to August 18, 2015 Salary: $41.10 to $48.92 per hour Based on 75 hours bi-weekly Initial Review Date: April 16, 2014 Competition No.: 14.41

We are seeking a dynamic individual to manage Yukon College’s student housing complex and Residence Life Program. You will implement the annual business plan, including managing revenues and expenditures, and supervising a Residence Life team to foster a respectful, safe and supportive learning environment for students. As a member of the Student & Infrastructure Support team you will collaborate in providing a broad range of student success services related to education planning, discipline, recruitment, retention, and other programs. The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Business, Education, or a related discipline, combined with experience working in a similar setting. You must be capable of assuming a variety of roles in response to the changing needs of students, and the creation of an environment that inspires students to develop independence and learn to live cooperatively with others. Candidates must clearly demonstrate their experience successfully creating and managing programs, supervising staff, monitoring and managing revenues and expenditures, and providing responsive leadership. Go to: http://yukoncollege.yk.ca/about/employment for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email: hr@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Friday, April 4, 2014

Employment Opportunity

SGS DIRECTOR

YUKON FIRST NATIONS PREFERENTIAL HIRING POLICY IS APPLICABLE AND MUST BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED ON APPLICATION. Closing Date: Location: Hours: Salary:

Until filled Whitehorse 37.5 hours per week full time, One Year Term Position Level 10

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the incumbent is responsible for all operations and staff of the Self Government Secretariat (SGS) department; facilitating the sharing of information and resources; collective problem-solving; common action on political and legal strategies; and the review of proposed legislation among all member First Nations. The primary responsibility of the Director is to ensure that mandates set by Self Governing First Nations Leadership make up the SGS annual work plan. The position will implement the SGS work plan within the set time for the department and in collaboration with the CYFN Senior Management team on implementing the CYFN Strategic Plan. 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

www.yukoncollege.yk.ca

Employment Opportunity

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

Coordinator/Tutor

Mayo Community Campus

School of Community Education and Development Permanent Position Salary: $33,868 to $40,325 per annum (Based on 45.0 hours bi-weekly) Competition No.:14.30 Initial Review Date: April 22, 2014 Mayo is a small Yukon community within the traditional territory of the Na-Cho Ny’a’k Dun First Nation with an approximate population of 500 people. It was originally established as a river port and is located at the confluence of the Mayo and Stewart rivers about 400-km northeast of Whitehorse. The Community Campus is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic part-time Coordinator/Tutor to share the coordination duties of the community campus. Duties include the following: liaising and partnering with the local public, government and business communities, conducting training needs analyses, developing and presenting proposals, planning, coordinating and promoting the campus’s programs and tutoring in Adult Basic Education courses, including math, English and computer applications. We are looking for an individual who has completed relevant post-secondary level coursework, with excellent computer skills and who has experience in: community development, teaching and/or tutoring, and working in a cross-cultural and team environment. Knowledge of the area and of the culture and traditions of the Na-Cho Ny’a’k Dun First Nation would be considered and asset. Consideration may be given to candidates with the appropriate blend of education and experience. Go to: http://yukoncollege.yk.ca/about/employment for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon,Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email: hr@yukoncollege.yk.ca

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Experienced Sales Staff Required for retail store. Prefer 25 or over. Fashionable, computer skills, sewing experience an asset.   Apply in person to Andrea: 6098 6th Avenue with references. DOWNTOWN DAYS CHILDCARE CENTRE Looking for an early childhood caregiver Training in early childhood or a related field required This position is 9:00am-5:30pm, Monday to Fridays Wage dependent on training and experience Call 667-6776, Echo or Lynda, for further information Resumes may be dropped off at 478 Range Road, faxed to 667-6736 or emailed to rustic@northwestel.net DAWSON CITY Looking for an experienced cook for exclusive Greek cuisine restaurant For more information contact Tony Dovas 867-993-5868

Miscellaneous for Sale SLIDE SORTER, like new, $20. 667-6907 ALPINESTARS MOTORCROSS boots, Size 12, bought at Yukon Yamaha, hardly used. 660-5101 NIKON 401X Autofocus Camera for slides/prints, 90 mm Lens with Nikon adaptors, lg Lowepro Camera bag, $50, Slik tripod, $50. 660-5101 THREE COMPLETE OPC hockey card sets (1999-00 to 2001-02 period) plus some short prints. Over 900 cards. $150. 633-3154 TRADING CARDS, binder full of non-sport trading cards (James Bond, X-men, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom). About 500 cards. $50. 633-3154 CFL FOOTBALL cards, 17 different complete sets of cards, including early OPC. Almost 2,600 cards, serious inquiries. $1,500. 633-3154 WORLD HOCKEY Association – 5 complete hockey card sets from the 1970s. Exc cond. $750. 633-3154 WORLD HOCKEY Association, remember it? Two rare books, (history, statistics, photos). Exc. shape, $50. 633-3154 MCDONALDS H O C K E Y cards from 1991-92 to 2009/10. Almost every card issued minus some short prints, incl. 27 unopened paks/yr. Over 1,200 cards, $1,000 firm. 633-3154. 20 IAN Rankin paperback novels (John Rebus detective), all in good cond, $25. 633-3154 BAFFIN SNOPACKS Boots, sz 12, Arctic type, new, $90. 660-5101 DOWN SLEEPING bag, older but plenty warm, $40. 660-5101 OIL FURNACE, 3 yrs old, just serviced professionally. Olsen BML80B, 59,000-97,000, BTU/hr. EnergyGuide 83, $1,000. 335-8153 :) = full woodshed. Super-dry straight-grained lodgepole pine, $190/cord delivered in Whitehorse. Text or call Doug Martens/Teslin @ 334-7364 JACQUES COUSTEAU Collection set of 4, #1 Life & Death in a Coral Sea, #2 Dolphins, #3 Sharks, #4 Whales, Collection of 4, $100. 633-3113 ROYAL WEDDING Album, $20, King Tutankhamenʼs Treasures, $20, Mandrell family album, signatured, $20, assorted novels, $5. 633-3113 9 1000 watt ballasts dual 120/240 watt w dimmable & super lumens from 50%-110% operating output, super efficient, lightweight and cool, $150 ea. 336-4202 9 1000 watt ballasts Lumatek 240 power supply only, $100 ea. 3 Intermatic model T104 heavy duty timers, $35 ea. 334-7535 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 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


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Friday, April 4, 2014 18 240 watt electrical plug receptacles wired into elec boxes, offers. 4 Green Hornet LED lights for dark room, $5 ea. 334-7535

VINTAGE STEREO cabinet record player, Zenith floor model, flips over for compact storage, serious offers, 333-9020

HONEYWELL DIGITAL thermostat, model Focus Pro 5000, 5-yr warranty, new, $25. Daytol cooling thermostat, $50. 336-4202

VINTAGE CLEMENT canoe paddles, T-handle, 56” and 60”, 8ʼ blade, $30 ea. 660-5101

YAMAHA EF4600DX generator, both 120 & 240 volt, economy (auto) idle, low oil alert, 21lt fuel tank, good cond, $1,500 obo. 332-2113

VARIOUS POCKET books from 60s & 70s, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, John Le Carre, Tom Robbins, W.P. Kinesella, Roald Dahl, Herman Hesse, etc. 660-5101

HIGH QUALITY, new compost toilet, odour free operation, reliable, highly efficient self contained unit, used world wide, many commercial applications, ideal for remote locations. $2,200 obo. 633-6502

MANFROTTO VIDEO Head and Tripod: Manfrotto Video Head (504HD) with 3-section Carbon Fiber Tripod (MPRO 535) and nylon carry case (MBAG100PN). Like-new condition. $950. 667-6472

CEDAR SIDING, 1x6x8' TnG planed both sides, 3 lifts, each has 216 pieces, covers approx 780 sq ft. $1,350/lift or .80 cents per lf. 867-335-1088 for more details

3 1000 sq.ft. rolls of Thermaflow poly sheeting, super white reflective, $25 per roll. 334-7535 8 1000 watt light reflector hoods w class bottom, enclosed w 6” air cooled ports, $75 ea. 7 1000 watt 6” ported” glass tube w batwing reflector, A$80 ea SHEET METAL air ducting adapters, 3 10”-8”, 3 8”-6”, 1 10”- 3 8”, thermo insulated ducting 6”, 8”, 10”, various lengths, offers. 334-7535 3 8” inline Hurricane fans, used, $100. 1 8” Hurricane fan, new, $150. 336-4202

POOL TABLE, 5 regular pool cues, 1 child's pool cue, granny stick, cue/ball rack, score board, 3 sets of balls, $550. 334-3158

PLANT STARTER pots. 668-4186

FLOUR MILL, Lee Household S600, 1/4hp motor, adjustable stone grinding setting for a variety of grains, exc. cond. New $700.00, $300 firm. 821-6011

15 1000 watt HPS, high efficient light bulbs, $25 ea. 5 1000 watt IMH bulbs, $25 ea. 334-7535 2 HONEYWELL Air Genius air purifier, screens out microbials, mould, bacteria, new $225, asking $100. 336-4202 3 MENʼS wool jackets, size L, good cond, $20 ea. 667-6907

Head to Toe has openings for an Assistant Must be willing to work Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30.

SEEDLING BOXES, various sizes, free for the taking, call for info. 667-6907

FOR SALE : newly constructed out house. For more information call 334-3997

NEW 3120XP Husqvarna chainsaw, used once, $1,250 obo. 334-6094

Canyon City Construction Is looking to hire a

Superintendent to work in Whitehorse on various construction projects including commercial construction and renovations, residential projects, and site works. Email resume to: office@canyoncity construction.com Or fax resumes to: 867-633-6859

Please drop off your resume at Head to Toe. 2nd & Jarvis • Mah’s Point 668-2179

VINTAGE STORAGE trunks for bedding, etc, cedar lined, serious offers only, 333-9020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Affaires autochtones et Développement du Nord Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Director of Implementation and Reconciliation– Whitehorse (Permanent) Executive Council Office Salary: $107,193 to 147,133 per annum

Closing Date: April 25, 2014 Requisition: #4822

Regional Program Manager, Bridges – Whitehorse (Permanent)

Manager, Communications IS-05, Indeterminate

Department of Highways & Public Works Salary: $89,732 to $103,874 per annum

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development WHITEHORSE, YUKON

Closing Date: April 25, 2014 Requisition: #5048

For viewing all jobs, please go to

www.employment.gov.yk.ca “Committed to employment equity” Public Service Commission (867) 667-5834

IAN14J-013650-000013

Open to persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Proficiency in English is essential for this position. Salary: $84,658 – $91,328 plus Isolated Post Allowance. For more information on this position, including screening and assessment criteria, and how to apply, please visit www.jobs.gc.ca or call the Infotel line at 1-800-645-5605.

The closing date for this competition is April 11, 2014. Vous pouvez obtenir ces informations en français.

Affaires autochtones et Développement du Nord Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Gestionnaire des communications, IS-05 Indéterminée Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development WHITEHORSE, YUKON

IAN14J-013650-000013

Ouverte aux personnes résidant au Canada ainsi qu’aux citoyennes et citoyens canadiens résidant à l’étranger. La préférence sera accordée aux citoyens canadiens et citoyennes canadiennes. Connaissance approfondie de l’anglais est essentielle pour ce poste. Salaire: $84,658 – $91,328 plus indemnités de postes isolés. Pour de plus amples renseignements sure ce poste, y compris les critères de mérite supplémentaires et pour savoir comment poser votre candidature, visitez notre site Internet au http:emplois.gc.ca ou composez notre numéro Infotel 1-800-645-5605. La date limite de réception des candidatures est le 11 avril 2014. This information is available in English.


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DEARBORN 2 bottom furrow plow. Fits a three point hitch, $500 obo. 633-6502

RV PLASTIC water tank 15 gal. 8”x16”x30”, exc cond, $50 firm. 821-6011

MOVING OUT sale, 393-3113

AIR HOCKEY table, $25. 633-2906

Server

The Town and Mountain Hotel seeks an experienced Server for a busy, fast paced Lounge. Please email or drop off résumé to Greg.

Town & MounTain HoTel 401 Main STreeT wHiTeHorSe, Yukon

underhill geomatics ltd.

Professional Land Surveyors and Geomatics Engineers

AutoCAD/ Drafting Position • • • •

Basic AutoCAD skills are mandatory Knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D an asset Experience in Legal Surveys and/or Engineering Drafting preferred Field Survey experience is desirable

We offer a competitive wage and full benefits package. Please forward your resume to: cfriesen@underhill.yk.ca, or drop by our office at 4081 Fourth Avenue, Whitehorse, YT

DOUBLE STAINLESS steel kitchen sink, c/w faucets, & lazy Susan, all in gd cond, $50. 667-2760 VINTAGE GLASS milk jars. 13 qt and 3 pint size. Perfect for vases or craft projects. $30 takes all. 821-6011 GRANDMAʼS CUTLERY. Some silver, some not. Good for craft projects. 28 spoons; 8 forks; 3 knives. $25 firm. 821-6011 WINDOW, WOOD framed slider, sealed double pane, fits 47.5” x 24” opening. $40 firm. 821-6011 14ʼX16ʼX6ʼ CANVAS wall tent, new, $1,200 w/out frame. 334-8335 32,000 BTU Geostove, gravity oil stove, perfect for cabin, camp, greenhouse. 334-8335 1750 POWER converter, $275, mini cement-mixer, $175, both from Cdn Tire, both still in boxes, 633-4606 1 400L Tidy Tank with hand pump, L-shape, drywall taping Bazooka construction air nailer (assorted). 667-7413 USED HEAVY metal framed glass entrance door, can be used for greenhouse; also steel tracks for 5th wheel hitch. 667-7144 INFRARED SAUNA, 3-person corner unit with built-in radio/CD player, lights, oxygen ionizer, used for 2 yrs, great health benefits, low energy consumption $1,700. 334-7507 MEC FULL side zip waterproof pants, womenʼs medium, new, $80. Large spider plant, $40. 1llB Hanson St.

Electrical Appliances KENMORE CERAMIC top range, convection, self-clean, delay cook, top end several years ago, one burner is slower, $200, can deliver in Whse area. 667-2276 PROPANE DRYER, new, $1,200. 334-8335 STAND-UP FREEZER, exc cond, 59 1/2" tall by 28 3/8" wide, $225.00. 334-5189

Friday, April 4, 2014 TVs & Stereos Paying cash for good quality modern electronics. G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS

Computers & Accessories EPSON PHOTO R1800 color printer, free. 633-3154 APPLE AIRPORT Extreme Model No. A1408, 2011, 5th generation. Excellent condition, original packaging. $75. 667-6472 CINTIQ 12WX Tablet Display, incl.Pen, Driver Software and manual, hardly used, compatible with Window and Mac, new $1,200, asking $800. 867-863-5404 ASUS P5Q Pro Motherboard, Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 @2.66GHz 4 Core processor 6MB DDR2 Memory, 667-2066 SEAGATE EXTERNAL Hard Drive w/2TB capacity, new, $120. GE Answering Machine w/instruction manual, $10 obo. Battery charger for 4AA, 4AAA or 9V nickel Cardium batteries, $5. 633-2093

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 FENDER TELECASTER electric guitar, made in US, like new, $1,200. 334-3009 PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191 email:bfkitchen@hotmail.com

Stringed instrument repair and fine furniture restoration

Erica Heyligers * luthier 104 Tungsten Rd., Whitehorse, YT Y1A 6T9

867-668-3408 erica@northwestel.net GUITAR RAVEN Acoustic A-series with case, 660-5101 FENDER SUPER Champ X2 HD guitar amplifier, mint, $350. Thomas @ 867-660-4826, lv. msg FENDER SQUIER Vintage modified precision bass, exc cond, c/w gig bag, $385. Thomas at 867-660-4826, lv msg TRABEN CHAOS Core Bass with strap, hard case, amp & amp cord, 1 year old, great cond, plays well. 335-5185 JAY TURSER electric guitar, new strings, strat. style. $120. 333-9084 SAMICK 30 watt guitar amp, $80. 333-9084 ROLAND CUBE 40 XL guitar amp, 40 watts of power, clean, overdrive and reverb, amp in new condition, very compact, c/w manual. $250. 333-9084 FULL-SIZED VIOLIN for sale. Never played. Comes with case, bow and instructional video on how to learn. $300. 668-7659. BEAVER CREEK acoustic guitar, c/w voyager soft shell case, new strings, $140. 333-9084

Firewood

VINTAGE FENDER Bandmaster Reverb (TFL 5005-D), 45 watt guitar amp, tube amp made in the 70s, 2 12” speakers, stage amp, stands over 3ʼ tall, $850. 333-9084

HURLBURT ENTERPRISES INC. Store (867) 633-3276 Dev (867) 335-5192 Carl (867) 334-3782

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

IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: MasterCard

Instructor/Coordinator

Accounting Assistant

Tr’odek Hatr’unohtan Zho (Dawson City) Community Campus

School of Community Education and Development Permanent Position from: August 04, 2014 Salary: $72,629 to $86,462 per annum (Based on 75.0 hours bi-weekly) Competition No.:14.32 Initial Review Date: April 22, 2014 Located 530 kilometers north of Whitehorse on the North Klondike Highway and connected by ferry to the Top Of The World Highway, Dawson City lies at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers. This vibrant community is within the traditional territory of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation and was central to the historical Klondike Gold Rush. Reporting to the Chair, School of Community Education & Development (SCED), this position works as a member of a diverse team to develop, promote, deliver and evaluate programs/courses that support the educational, social and cultural goals of the Dawson City community and Yukon College. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree, preferably a Masters in a related field, combined with experience in the following: instructing in Adult Basic Education, developing and coordinating educational courses and programs, community development and working with First Nations organizations and agencies. Consideration may be given to those with an appropriate blend of education and teaching experience. Go to: http://yukoncollege.yk.ca/about/employment for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon,Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email: hr@yukoncollege.yk.ca

Applicant should have accounting/business courses along with a couple of years of accounting/bookkeeping experience.

Ability to take direction easily, work under pressure and deadlines, and communicate effectively with staff and lawyers is essential.

This position involves data entry, reconciling different accounts, paying invoices, recording of all monies and month end procedures.

Good working knowledge of office procedures and accounting software. An understanding of Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential to this position.

Experience with Simply Accounting would be an asset.

Experience working with trust accounting would be an asset, but we are willing to train the right person.

This position is permanent full time and salary will correspond with experience. We provide an attractive benefit package along with a progressive vacation plan.

Confidentiality and a police check will be required We invite interested candidates to apply with resume to our office by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 18th to: 3081 ThIRd AvE WhITEhORSE, YukON Y1A 4Z7

Attention: Greg LeBlanc, Manager No phone calls please and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cheque, Cash S.A. vouchers accepted.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Beetle killed Approximately 20-cord logging truck loads $150 per cord Delivered to Whitehorse Call Clayton @ 867-335-0894 EVF FUELWOOD ENT Year Round Delivery • Dry accurate cords • Clean shavings available • VISA/M.C. accepted Member of Yukon Wood Producers Association Costs will rise. ORDER NOW 456-7432 DONʼS FIREWOOD 100+-cord bucked firewood always available No-charge emergency delivery Kwanlin Dun/Social Services Why wait? Prompt delivery $240/cord City limits No excuses 393-4397 FIREWOOD Clean, beetle-kill, dry Ready for pick-up, $210/cord or Local delivery, $250/cord 1/2 cords also available for pick-up only Career Industries @668-4360 TEN TON Firewood Services $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 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


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Friday, April 4, 2014

Catherine (Phyllis) Rogers March 4, 1927 – March 31, 2014

Mom flew into Whitehorse in the spring of 1949. With only enough money for a return flight to Vancouver, Mom weighed her options. She determined to stay just long enough until she could return to the big city where board sidewalks, that snapped high heels like twigs, did not exist and people admired beautiful wide brimmed hats. Thankfully, before she could leave Whitehorse, Mom first met the love of her life, ralph (red) rogers, where she worked at the “National canada Employment centre.” Dad was looking for job opportunities. Mom was not all that impressed. her female colleagues rushed to the counter when he left and asked Mom his name. Mom divulged not only his name but thought he “was quite full of himself.” clearly first impressions can be both right and wrong. Dad spied Mom the second time in a line up at the old capitol theatre. Mom wore high heels (made her 5’10”) and one of her wide brimmed hats. he told himself “that’s the woman I’m going to marry.” They were married at the Old Log church (the last wedding performed at the church for many years) on December 23, 1949. They spent their brief honeymoon in a wood camp on atlin Lake where Dad had work. While carrying Mom over the threshold, the bottle of champagne, given as a wedding gift, slipped out of her hand and broke. Through forty - six years of marriage they loved and forgave. Dad needed the forgiveness part a smidgen more than Mom. Mom and Dad’s first Whitehorse home was the Quonset hut, still just barely standing at 606 alexander Street. There was no running water and they shared the comforts of an outhouse. They had two daughters, two years apart. Fortunately by the time we arrived, Dad had dug a well and added indoor plumbing. Diapers were cloth and scrub boards were plentiful. Mom never complained. She hunkered down and gave up thoughts of high heels and wide brimmed hats. Our family needed a career beyond “stay at home Mom” and in 1954 Mom was hired as legal secretary to the Law firm Van roggen & Nielsen. Mom admired Eric Nielsen’s ethics and political vision and along with many other volunteers helped during his political campaigns. Before Mom could “work out of the home” she had to find good child care. She found a wonderful, loving woman in Dora carlyle, we came to fondly call “our” aunty Dora. In the first winter months Mom put us in snow suits, wrapped us in blankets, and tucked us in a long cardboard box, flaps down. She pulled the toboggan, in the opposite direction from the law office, to aunty Dora’s six blocks away. In summer it was a wooden wagon. Mom and Dad were able to buy their second home in 1955, now a parking lot at 411 Black Street. It was there they continued to raise us. It was there we lived, fought and loved. We wonder how she did it. Mom raised two daughters, one husband and worked full time. amidst daunting barriers Mom formed the ballast and created the equilibrium essential for her Mother’s example in our hearts and home. We loved to camp and spent many summer weekends and holidays on aishihik Lake, or camped at Otter Falls or the grayling hole at Twenty – Four mile. The summer of 62 Dad worked for DOT at the aishihik airport. DOT supplied a house for all of us. Mom now worked for the Department of Education as secretary of Whitehorse Elementary. The summer of 62, Mom drove every weekend to aishihik leaving just after work on Friday afternoons. Back then a hand crank telephone was located at the top of a steep hill about 5 miles past Otter Falls. It alerted the airport 58 miles away “I’m on my way, expect me soon.” It was a safety measure given the road hazards. a driver’s time became a contest. Mom clocked the fastest time that summer in her beloved Pontiac she later named “Flower Power”. Mom loved to drive.

You are welcome at #17 Balsam Crescent the afternoon of Sunday April 27th, Come ShAre Your memorieS AS we CeleBrAte A life well lived.

Mom’s ashes will be laid next to Dad one beautiful summer’s day in July.

Mom and Dad started to build “their cabin” at Tagish in 1964. The cabin meant much less trips up aishihik. Over the years they built and added friends and memories and there are many stories (some best kept secret )of fishing trips, friends and Yukon hospitality woven into the walls and dreams of their Tagish property Mom and Dad dearly loved and eventually named “The Jolly Green Giant” after one of Mom’s favourite trees. They travelled when Mom retired from Whitehorse Elementary in 1974. Dad had sold the business, M & r Mechanical (formerly Sharval Enterprises) to his dear friend chuck (charlie) Maguire. They purchased the roadrunner Travel Trailer Park, in alamo Texas, and it became another chapter in their “life “together. They spent years to build the business and make more friends. Dad died suddenly December 29, 1995 in corpus christi Texas. Mom and Dad were celebrating christmas with their first daughter, Sharon, and their son in law, Troy. Troy doted on Mom and she loved him dearly. Troy died June 8, 2013. Mom grieved the loss of her beloved husband. She walked five miles to the cemetery at Tagish, every day, for months, to spend time at his graveside. Mom never re-married and scoffed at the notion she needed to raise another husband. Mom returned to Texas in winter months to manage “The Park” until she sold in 2004. The new owner loved Mom and called her “his queen”. Mom purchased a mobile home in the park and returned there in winter months to friends and family. But her first love was always Tagish. Mom could not have lived at Tagish, on her own until May of 2011, without her dear Tagish friends who helped her and cared for her and supported her determined independence. Mom had a rare early onset of macular degeneration that started to affect her eyesight in her twenties. She was legally blind for more years than we can remember. So compromised was her central vision Mom voluntarily gave up her driver’s licence in 1970, afraid she would hurt someone. Frankly her two daughters were very relieved, having driven numerous times with Mom’s heavy right foot and only peripheral vision. Without central vision, Mom fell many times and once again at Tagish May 25, 2011. after that fall, she could not live independently/dependant and Mom moved to Whitehorse. Tagish was sold august of 2012. Mom was very saddened by this turn of events as she was determined to die there. a good family now owns a big piece of our family’s life together. Mom lived with her son in law, Wayne and youngest daughter, Valerie until February 2013. copper ridge then welcomed Mom and cared for her until Mom decided four weeks after celebrating her 87th birthday with family and friends, she was ready for her next chapter, and went home to be with Jesus, her beloved husband ralph, family and numerous friends. an obituary allows such a brief glimpse at a most remarkable and honourable Mother, Grand Mother, and Mother In Law, wife and friend. catherine Phyllis rogers is and always will be deeply missed by her daughters, Sharon and Valerie, her son in law, Wayne, her grandsons, Ben and Justin, her granddaughter Sarah, her “third heart adopted daughter”, Linda her dear friend, Jan, her faithful friend and “handy man” harold plus many other Tagish and Whitehorse friends, saddened to hear she’s gone ahead, yet grateful for having known and loved her.

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Guns & Bows REMINGTON .308 ACC-AD tactical sniper rifle (1-10 twist, threaded muzzle,sun shade) with Bushnell Elite 4-15-40 scope, external hash marks, turret style. comes with sling, hard case/rounds. 336-8525

RUGER M77 Mark II all weather stainless steel cal. .223, new, $700. 668-6716

8MM MAUSER, hand made hardwood stock, bedded and floated, recent refinish of whole rifle, sights & rings, $300 firm, PAL req'd. 667-2276

Friday, April 4, 2014 2006 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta TDI, 130,000 kms. 633-4531

NORINCO JW 27 bolt action .22 LR with 2.5X scope, $160. 668-6716

2010 TOYOTA Corolla, great cond, exc fuel economy, 4-dr, manual, 60,500kms, c/w winter/summer tires/rims, $13,500 obo. 335-2999

SAKO TIKKA 300 WSM lite stainless, exc cond, muzzle break, Burris 3x9 scope unmounted, limbsaver, bi pod, PAL required, $1,400. 633-2449

2009 CHEVROLET Aveo 5, showroom cond, 74,000+ kms, aftermarket accessories, winter/summer tires, $8,000. 993-5000

NON-RESTRICTED FIREARMS course presented by Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club, April 5 & 6. For more info call 633-6536 or 334-1688

2009 NISSAN Maxima Sport, 58,000 kms, exc cond, Bose, remote start, leather heated seats/steering and much more, $25,750. 335-9976

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GSG 1911 hand gun .22 caliber, weighted replica of the .45acp, c/w 2 clips, carry case, restricted licence required, $400 obo. 336-8525

2008 SUZUKI GSX-R 750, mint condit, 5,000 kms, well maintained, $7,600 obo or trade for dirt bike, quad or truck of equal value. 335-1106

HEADSTONES • KITCHENS • BUILDING STONE • AND MORE...

S&W MODEL 64 revolver, .38 special, 6 shots, stainless, exc cond, 101 mm barrel, $600. 668-6716

2007 DODGE Caliber, like new, 129,000 km, remote start, heated seats, new summer/winter tires, 6-CD stereo, $9,500. 456-4112 or 333-0236

Custom-cut Stone Products sid@sidrock.com

WINCHESTER MODEL 67 .22 single shot bolt action, good cond, $150. Winchester model 77 semi-auto .22, good cond, $250. Bill @ 633-2443 FEG DOUBLE action semi-auto 9 mm pistol, 4.5” barrel, blue frame/slide, checked walnut stocks, cross between Browning H Power & S&W model 39, good cond, $500. Bill @ 633-2443 MUZZLELOADER SCOPE, lightly used Nikon Omega 3-9x40, $100.  Mike 633-2945 SEARS ROEBUCK J.C. Higgins, 12-gauge bolt action shotgun w tube magazine, blued 27” barrel, walnut stock, recoil pad, all good cond, $200. Bill @ 633-2443 CZ RINGNECK sxs 12-gauge shotgun, unfired, NIB, 28” black chromed barrels, 5 interchangeable chokes, checkered walnut stocks, recoil pad, $1,000. Bill @ 633-2443 BUSHNELL SPORTVIEW scope, 3x-9x cross-hair reticle with built-in range finder, good cond, $75. Bill @ 633-2443

June 25, 1955 to March 26th 2014

Funeral Services for the late

Patrick William McCormick will be held Saturday April 5th 2014 at 2pm in Champagne Yukon Potlatch to follow.

~ Forever Loved ~

WEAVER K-1 scope, post and cross-hair reticle, shotgun or short range scope, good cond, $150. Bill @ 633-2443 VIVITAR (CAMERA lens company) scope, fixed 4-power scope with rings, duplex cross-hair reticle, exc cond, $75. 633-2443

Wanted WANTED: WOOD stove for the garage, preferably RSF. 334-6868 WANTED: OLDER style double paned wooden framed windows for solarium, 4x3ʼ, 4x4ʼ, or 4x5ʼ, 668-5964 WANTED: SNOWBLOWER, Craftsman 10HP dual stage 32", for parts only, does not need to be working. Call Ken @ 633-4686 WANTED: LAMINATE flooring: need 1-2 boxes of Dreamfloor v-groove wood laminate in "Canyon Acacia" colour. 667-4616

In Memory of

Eric Horst Winzer July 10, 1930 – April 3, 1994

To this day and everyday, whether in hectic moments or those of quiet solitude, you are there with us. We fondly remember your humor and the joy of sharing a laugh with you. You were there for us when we needed you the most and you guided us through the rapids of life, with kindness and your thoughtful ways. Loved when you shared your day at the shop and to this day, the scent of sawdust brings forward your face. We are reminded of the times when you shared your passion of fly-fishing and your latest flies for your next cast.

WANTED: FORD Owners, CRG Mystery shopping looking for people to mystery shop local dealership while getting oil change. Get paid to fill out online survey, reimbursed for the service. www.crgms.com SPRING TIME MEANS CLEAN UP TIME! WILL PAY CASH FOR UNWANTED ITEMS: Downsizing, de-junking, moving, estate dispersals Call Brenda @ 993-3689 in the Dawson City area for a free no obligation assessment. WANTED: CORELLE round plates & bowls in any pattern. Any amount is fine. Full set not necessary. Reasonably priced. 393-3682 WANTED: SEA can for storage. 633-3086

Cars

2005 KIA Majestis 4-dr sedan, $4,700 obo. 333-0129 2005 TOYOTA Echo Hatchback, red, exc cond, c/w second set of winter tires/rims, 132,000kms, $7,500 obo. 335-0607 or 334-5190 2002 FORD Escape, new tires, command start, new plugs, belts, fluids,  block, pan, battery, interior heaters, sport rack, tow hitch, clean/well maintained, $6,000 obo. 668-6927 or 334-8347

1982 CHRYSLER Cordova slant 6, auto, good shape, make offer. 336-1695

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2007 HONDA Civic, 4-dr, auto, new windshield, all power options, good tires, lots of service records, clean, runs great, 200,000km. 667-4463

1999 JETTA 2.0L, gas, body in decent cond, engine is good, needs standard trans, 40 mpg highway, 333-0788 1987 DODGE 600 4-door 6cyl runs good, interior clean, paint not pretty but good solid transportation, $1,500 obo. 334-8089

2010 MAZDA 3 GS Sport, 6-spd manual, 2.5 L 4 cyl, fully loaded, power everything, full size/factory spare, 16" studded winter tires, low kms, warranty remaining, well maintained, $14,900. 335-3691 2005 TOYOTA Sienna, 190,000kms, 4 mounted new summer/4 mounted studded winters, new mounted spare, command start, Light Force lights, ipod/Sirius wiring, well maintained, Dawson CIty. 334-9328

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Trucks

SALES • BODY SHOP • PARTS • SERVICE 2008 GMC Envoy SLE, GREY ..........................................................................$16,500 2009 Nissan Versa bluE, 4-dooR .................................................................. $8,250 2008 Arctic Cat M1000 Snowmobile ................................................... $6,900 2007 Pontiac Torrent, AWd, REd..................................................................$12,995 2005 Ford F350 Crewcab, 4X4, diEsEl ................................................. $11,995 2003 Ford 4x4 Excape Limited ................................................................. $8,395 IN-HOUSE FINANCING AVAILABLE!

2014 Dodge Journey SXT

2006 FORD F-150 4X4 ext cab, 5.4L, incl winter/summer tires, camper tie downs, towing pkg, recently replaced brakes, clean/reliable, 183,000kms, $12,000 obo. 867-863-5508

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2006 GMC 1500 extʼd cab 4x4, fully loaded leather seats, box liner and cover, new tires, non-smoker, 180,000kms, $15,500. 778233-2855 or 250-651-7880

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2005 F250 FX4 6.0 crew cab short box, lots of extras,  runs good, am upgrading, $8,999 obo. 1998 F150 Lariat super cab 4x4, runs good $3,500 obo. 335-7327 2005 F350 diesel Lariat, 4wd, long box, fully loaded, all engine updates, orig owner, exec cond, 160,000kms, $18,000. 334-9436 or 667-4463

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2005 FORD F-250 4X4 FX4, off-rd pkg, trailer pkg, a/c, cruise control, box liner, new windshield & more, $10,900 obo. 660-5166

2014 Dodge Dart SXT

2005 TOYOTA Sequoia 4 WD, 158,000kms, 8 passenger, leather, new Goodyear tires, electric brake controller, $22,000. 867-660-4723 or 867-332-5450

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2004 F150 Lariat crew cab, 205,000kms, after market exhaust, intake, wheels & programmer, $8,000. 393-3973 lv msg

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2004 F250 diesel 4x4 crew cab short box, 165,000kms, 6" lift, after market exhaust & programmer, $17,000. 867-393-3973 lv msg

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2004 GMC 7 passenger Safari van, blue, 170,000km, well maintained, $5,800 obo, 334-5491 for info

2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 SXT Hemi 5.7 Litre, Remote Start, Black

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2004 RAM 2500 4X4 diesel, long box, auto, 6” lift, new trans, set up for work, $23,000 obo. 536-2658

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For Quick Approval call: 668-5559 #4 Fraser Road, McCrae, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5S8 EMAIL: woloshyn@northwestel.net

2011 DODGE Grand Caravan, 130,000km, great cond, new all season tires, $11,500 obo. 333-0236 or 456-4112

2003 DODGE Ram 2500, gas engine, 4x4, long box with canopy, crew cab, good cond but needs new engine, $3,000. 336-0595 2003 FORD E-350, 1 ton cargo van, clean, with shelves & separator, gas, 5.4l engine, auto, good 4 season tires, new battery, 210,000 kms, $8,000 obo. 335-3674

2002 CHEV Silverado 4x4 ext cab, 4-dr, V8 auto, cruise, new Wrangler tires, $5,999. 667-7777 or 336-2029

2010 NISSAN X Terra offroad edition, 6-spd standard, like new, 61,000km, 332-3928

1998 DODGE 3500 dually & 2008 F250 4x4. 335-3243

2010 SUBURBAN, black on black, heated leather, Bose sound, sunroof, air, power everything, tow pkg, additional 20" custom rims, $29,500. 334-2289

2002 GMC Sonoma SLS 4X4 quad cab, auto, 4.3L V6, power everything, 192,000 kms, exc cond, good rubber, full size spare, tow package, canopy, racks, $8,500. 335-3692

2009 FORD Ranger 4x4 Supercab Sport, V6, 5-spd auto, great cond, 72,000 km, leather, AC, MP-3 player, tow pgk, step boards, new winter/all weather tires, $16,900 obo. 633-4342

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

TIRES, size 285/75 R16.

BLUE LENSES for 10” Lightforce lights, $35. 667-6907

NEW RANCHO shocks for 2005 Chev pick-up, $120 obo. 334-9357

NEW HONDA fit rim, never used, $50. 334-3009

Congratulations

1997 DODGE 2500 4X4 Cummins, 169,000kms, one owner, dealer serviced since new, all records, pristine condition, $17,500 obo. 456-2130 1997 DODGE Ram 1500, good cond, 217,000 km, new tires, must go, all offers considered, $5,000 obo. 335-4501 or thesnarkhunter@hotmail.com 1997 SUBURBAN 4WD, 208,000 kms, well maintained, $5,000 obo. 668-3243

The staff of M. McKay & Associates Ltd. would like to congratulate

1994 DODGE Dakota 4X4, extʼd cab, V8, 318 motor, 210,500kms, canopy, $3,600. 821-3369

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1991 GMC 1500 diesel 4X4, good shape, make offer. 336-1695 1990 TOYOTA Hiace, AWD, diesel, auto, excellent fuel consumption, 8 passenger or great camping/handicapped vehicle, 128,000 kms, $4,500. 333-9020 1979 1-TON flat deck, dually, 68,000 km, $2,500. 393-2728

Auto Parts & Accessories TRUCK CANOPIES - in stock * new Dodge long/short box * new GM long/short box * new Ford long/short box Hi-Rise & Cab Hi - several in stock View at centennialmotors.com 393-8100 ALTERNATOR FOR 1995 Toyota Corolla, 1 year old. $100 obo. 867-660-4723 or 867-332-5450 4 TOYO A/T open ranger tires LT265/70 R17, 10 ply c/w 8-hole Dodge aluminum rims w nuts & centre hubs, 1/2 worn, $400. 334-3009 4 GOODYEAR Tracker #2 tires, P235/70 R16, over half tread left, $150. 633-6072

2008 F-150 SuperCrew XLT/XTR Plus pkg. Ford extended warranty, summer/winter wheels, power everything, sunroof, tow pkg, canopy, 6ʼ6” bed, 117,000kms, $17,500 obo. 332-5985 leave message. 2008 GMC Acadia AWD SLT1 (SUV), 92,000km, blue-gold crystal metallic, fully loaded (no Nav), 7 seats, 3rd row foldable, great family vehicle. New price, $18,000 obo. 333-0033

M. McKay and associates Ltd. Certified General Accountants, 204-208A Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2A9. Phone 867-633-5434

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2004 FORD F350 Super Duty diesel, extʼd cab, obo. 333-0129 2008$13,000 TOYOTA Tacoma, extra cab, canopy, 4 cyl, manual, 93,000 kms, mostly highway, exc cond, 2 sets rims/tires, great gas mileage, $15,000. 668-3584

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2007 TOYOTA Sienna limited AWD 7 passenger minivan, 75,000 kms, power sliding doors/rear hatch, sunroof, all options, new winter tires on rims, serious offers only, 333-9020

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1992 TOYOTA 4-Runner, 4X4, 22re, 4-cyl, 5-spd standard, good tires, new timing chain/main brake lines, price includes identical parts vehicle, 346,000km, $2,500 obo. 867-863-5508

2003 GMC 2500HD, 167,000kms, headache rack, camper special, $10,500. 334-9782

2010 FORD F150 Lariat quad cab 4X4, 89,000 kms, white canopy, leather, command start, driving lights, exc cond, 2 sets factory rims//tires, $29,500. 333-9551

2009 FORD F-350, 4X4, comfortable, clean, great cond, tall canopy, lined box, full towing pkg, 4-dr diesel, fully loaded, travel trailer to sell as well. 334-6724

1999 GMC 3500HD 4x2 flat deck truck, 6.5L diesel, good shape, many new parts, new tires, must be seen. 633-5578

WANTED: 334-9357

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GALVANIZED HEADACHE rack to fit short box pick-up, $200. 50-gal Tidy Tank and pump, $400. 336-8406 GOODYEAR NORDIC 4 non-studded 15” winter tires and steel wheels. Chev/Buick 5 bolt pattern. Approx. 70% tread remaining. $375. 821-6011.

illie

Hi hi hi hi hi! We are both really new to shelter life, so the staff here are still getting to know us. We are both very shy but the key to my affection is a toy! I love squeak toys and anyone willing to play with me. I would do better in a home with older children as the younger ones scare me a bit. Come on down and say hi!

1994 CHRYSLER Concord for parts, winter/summer tires. 633-3982 TRUCK TIRES, LT 265/70 R17, 3 Pirelli Scorpion STR white letter, $75 ea, 3 for $200, 2 Michelin ATX A/S, $50 ea, 2 for $80. 660-5166

633-6019 126 Tlingit Street

www.humanesocietyyukon.ca

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

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Help control the pet overpopulation problem

2014

have your pets spayed or neutered. For inFormation call

633-6019

LOST/FOUND LOST

• none at this time.

FOUND

• 8th and Jarvis street, medium, brown and white chest, husky wearing a leather studded collar no tags, contact Joanne @3933573 (15/03/14)

• Hamilton Blvd near Falcon drive, medium dog, long black curly hair, not wearing a collar, contact Kristen @ 3348622 (17/03/14) • Black street and 7th ave, small dog, black and white with a curly tail, female, no collar, contact alrs @ 604-347-7115 (25/03/14)

RUNNING AT LARGE...

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

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

IN FOSTER HOMES DOGS

• 6 months old, female, Husky / labX, blonde ( Winnie) • 4 yr old, neutered male, husky, black and white (rikki) • 2 yr old, neutered male, maltese, white (Zeus)

cATS

• 2 yr old, DSH, brown spayed female (minou)

• 3 yr old, neutered male, GSD/rottie, black and brown (tristan) • 7 yr old, spayed female, beagle/houndX, brown and black (tootsie) • 3yr old, neutered male, akita, grey and white (a.J.) • 4 yr old, spayed female, chihuahua, brown (Jilly) • 4 yr old, neutered male, chihuahua, cream (Willie)

Pets 3/4 PUG & 1/4 chug puppy for sale, 3.5 months old, has all shots update, $450. Inquire at 633-5362 15-GAL FISH tank with all accessories & food, comes with large Jack Dempsey fish and large sucker fish, $80. 633-4707 F1 LABRADOODLE puppies, Chocolate females & Black males, ready to go 16th May, will deliver to Whitehorse. Call 867-536-2296 IT'S A DOG'S LIFE BOARDING KENNEL New, clean, safe, family friendly. Heated indoor kennels with covered outdoor runs. Large play area in natural setting, daily walks. 131 Empress Rd, Golden Horn Subdivision 333-9841

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 WANTED: LATE 60s or early 70s snowmobile, any condition, seeking Elan parts. 633-5480 Recreational Powersports and Marine (RPM) Repairs Service, repair and installations for snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, chainsaws, marine and more Qualified and experienced mechanic Great rates 335-4181 ICE FISHING auger, as new, 33 cc, 8” auger, $325 obo. 633-6502

2005 SUZUKI 700 King Quad, windshield and faring, rear storage compartment, low miles, great cond, $5,500. 333-9020 2005 POLARIS 800 RMK, 159” track, reverse, complete rebuilt engine, clutch rebuilt, SLP pipe & V Force reeds, $4,800. 633-4643 2005 SUZUKI Boulevard. 800 cc, exc cond, shaft drive, electronic fuel injection, 17,000 kms, well maintained, easy to drive, maneuverable, great on gas, c/w wind screen, $4,500. 335-4486 1995 SLE touring snow machine, good overall condition, $800 obo. 334-9357 2005 YAMAHA V Star 1100 cc, exc cond, c/w helmet, cover, Vance & Hines pipes, 13,000kms, $5,500 obo. 334-9098 2009 KLX 250 c/w cover, rear rack, runs great, perfect commuter, 1,700 kms. $3,750 obo. 334-9098 2004 YAMAHA Virago 250, 06725 kms, new condition, $3,600 obo. 667-6990 2010 YAMAHA Nytro XTX, 1200 km, 144 x 1.75" track, header and fuel controller, 9" Slydog powder skis, cover, fantastic crossover sled for on-trail or off, $6,500. Call/text 335-5964 SMALL DIRTBIKE, little use, $400 obo. 668-3243 1999 YAMAHA V-Star Classic 650cc, V twin, 11,000 kms, c/w helmet, rain gear, bike cover, saddle bags, shop manual, $4,500. Gerry 633-4036 eves 1984 YAMAHA Virago 1000cc, V twin, 39,000 kms, c/w helmet, rain gear, bike cover, saddle bags, shop manual, a complete gasket/O-ring kit, $3,500. 633-4036 eves 2007 VESPA LX50 motor scooter, as new cond, 319 original kms, c/w floor mat, new battery & helmet. $2,900. 335-4768 2005 HARLEY Davidson Electra Glide standard, $10,500 obo. 2010 Polaris 800 Assault, 154” track, 20 hours, $7,500 obo. 390-2158 700 RMK, 600 RMK (2,700 mi), (2,200 mi), mint cond, can, boost, skis, bags, hot-doggers, riser, hooks, rack, covers, $5,200 obo. 332-1199 2010 XP RS 600 Ski-Doo race sled, lots of fun, good cond, call for details. $5,500 obo. 334-2347 2009 POLARIS Assault SLP, pipe heads, reeds power commander, 1,700 miles $7,000. 334-7131 1997 GREEN 454 Arctic Cat ATV, full windshield, aluminum skid plate, winch, 4X4, great shape, $3,000. 456-7370 or 335-4754

Marine PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467 12ʼX54ʼHOUSEBOAT, VERY good condition, too much to list, c/w trailer & one years moorage in Atlin, fully equipped, ready to go, $53,000 obo. 778-233-2855 or 250-651-7880

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AT THE SHELTER DOGS

TIRES! TIRES! TIRES! Seasonal Changeover Good used tires–15”,16”,17”,18”,19” and 20”–lots to choose from. $25 to $150 a tire. $25 to mount and balance per tire. Mechanical Services Call Art 334-4608

Friday, April 4, 2014

• 1 yr old, male, corgi X black (Humphery) • 1 yr old, spayed female, chihuahua bear dogX, (Pipper)

cATS

• 2 yr old, DSH, white and black, neutered male (tom) • 3 yr old, DSH, white and black neutered male (Jax) • 2yr old, DSH, grey and white, neutered male (Sappy)

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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‘09 Yamaha Big Bear 250 ......................................................$3,499 ‘09 Yamaha Wolverine 450 ...................................................$4,999

For Sale

2009 Alumacraft Jet Boat & Mercury Optimax 115 hp jet leg. Power trim, less than 100 hours since new. EZ Loader trailer, kicker motor bracket, rod holders, spare impeller. Room in front to haul a quad. Needs just a few inches of water. $17,400.00 OBO Call 335-3656 after 5 pm. MERCURY 15HP kicker with stand in exc cond, only 80hrs, $2,700. 334-3158 1999 21FT bayliner classic 450 inboard motor seats 6, marine band radio, new marine stereo, selling with trailer, $7,500 obo. 334-3158 REPOWER YOUR boat, V-8 Chevy, OMC inner/ outer transom shield, can be converted to Volvo Penta or Mercruiser, manifolds, exhaust, water pumps, starter, ignition, etc. $4,800 obo. 633-6502 16-20ʼ BOAT trailer, good shape. Electric brakes, good tires. Swing away hitch, $1,300. 333-0020 or 333-0656 2-CANOES, 17ʼ6” cedar/canvas, good cond, built by Paul Fletcher, $2,800, Mad River Royalex Explorer canoe, 17ʼ, good cond, $800. Bill @ 633-2443

Heavy Equipment NEW PORTABLE sawmill. Manufactured in Yukon. Cuts logs 2ʼ diameter, 20ʼ long. $4,850 obo. Check it out on www.pro-cut.com 334-6094 VARIOUS SIZE and type of water pumps for mining, diesel engines, 1 hydraulic for floating, 1 pump only, can deliver to Whitehorse. email brmining@hushmail.com Wesley 250235-3333 S-185 2008 Bobcat skidsteer, 5 attachments, 1 trailer, 1900 hrs, great well maintained machine. 334-5695 for info KOMATSU 335-3243

MINI excavator for sale,

2012 KUBOTA K121-3, low hours, 6-way blade, A/C, radio, $35,000. 393-2728 HOBART 17 hp gas powered arc welder/gen set, exc cond, with or without wagon, $2,400 obo. 633-6502 2006 KAWASAKI 95Z loader, 7-yd bucket, located in Dawson City, $98,000. 334-5432 M-50 GOLD Watch Project washplant, complete shaker plant w/slice, $40,000. 393-2728 WANTED: 5 to 6 ton crawler, 6-way blade and winch, forestry pkg useful. Jim, 250-651-7716, lv msg 2005 ARGO Avenger, 8-wheel, low hours, c/w windshield, enclosed canopy, tracks, snow plow blade, outboard motor mount & winch, $15,000. 393-2728 ALUMINUM FUEL tank, 3 compartments, c/w valves, 3,300 gallons, skid mounted, $4,000. 668-2387 MILLERMATIC 211 welder, auto set, new in box, $1,500, Watson Lake. 867-536-6576 WANTED: CATERPILLAR 955 Traxcavator, or would be interested in a parts machine. 333-9536

Aircraft FEDERAL A1500 aircraft skis (mains and tail) suitable for many small 2-seat aircraft, asking $1,200. 667-2760

snowmobiles:

Campers & Trailers

motoRCYCles:

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

‘07 Yamaha Apex Gt 121" ........................................ $5,999 $4,999 ‘08 Yamaha Phazer Mtx 144" .................................. $6,499 $5,499 ‘09 Yamaha Nytro Rtx Se 121" ............................... $7,999 $6,999 ‘12 Yamaha Nytro Xtx 144" Speed Racer .............. $9,999 $8,999 ‘12 Yamaha Venture TF ........................................................ $9,799 ‘00 Yamaha 650 Vstar ............................................... $3,499 $2,999 ‘08 Yamaha Wr450 Offroad ..................................... $4,499 $3,999 ‘08 Honda Shadow 750..........................................................$4,999 ‘08 Yamaha R6 Canadian Edition .........................................$7,999 ‘12 Yamaha Bw50 Scooter ................................................... $2,499 ‘13 Kawasaki Ninja 300 .........................................................$3,999

YUKON

YAMAHA

(867) 668-2101 or 1-800-661-0430

1 KM south of Robert Service Way, Alaska Highway, Whitehorse, Y.T.

2004 8ʼ camperette, sleeps 2, very clean, simple design, great for hunting, $1,700 or trade for quad or dirt bike of equal value. 335-1106 10ʼ CAMPER, Adventurer 2007, exc cond, north/south queen bed, bathroom w/shower, fridge, stove, oven & furnace, $11,000 obo. 633-4356 2000 COACHMEN Mirada 30ʼ motorhome, 66,122 kms. Triton V10, mechanical inspection in July/13. Onan 4000 gen, A/C, separate shower, walk-around queen bed. $23,500, phone 335-5506 ATCO TRAILER on skids, 30ʼ, single suite, in Watson Lake, $6,500. 536-2658 2004 26ʼ Thor Wanderer Travel Trailer, asking $9,700. 334-5213


MID-90S FLAT deck 16ʼL trailer, double axle, heavy duty built, brakes on all axles, detachable walls, $2,800 obo. 536-2658 2009 VERY low mileage, easy towing, 15' Hi-LO travel trailer, 3-way fridge, propane furnace & stove, Everything works perfectly, $14,000 obo. 335-2223 CHATEAU 23U Model 2012, U-shape dinette, 5 seat belts, fridge/freezer, conv microwave, stove, AC, queen bed, TV, elec awning, tow pack, heated holding tanks, generator, emergency start, $40,975. 456 2729 1980 20ʼ Holidaire travel trailer, good cond, new fridge, full bathrm, new grey/black water tanks, solar panel, 2 batteries, 2 30-lb propane tanks, $6,700. 867-689-7848 2009 27ʼ Jayco Bunkhouse, queen bed, bunk beds, full kitchen, indoor/outdoor shower, built in barbecue, TV, double batteries, exc cond, also awesome truck to sell, both for $50,000. 334-6724 1979 FORD 350 Econoline motorhome, 50,000 miles, sleeps 4, has great characteristics, a must see, very well maintained, $8,200 obo, serious inquiries, 336-1189

Coming Events ATLIN GUEST HOUSE Deluxe Lakeview Suites Sauna, Hot Tub, BBQ, Internet, Satellite TV Kayak Rentals In House Art Gallery 1-800-651-8882 Email: 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 THE ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA Family Caregiver Support Group meets monthly. A group for family/friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 633-7337 or Joanne 668-7713 HORAIRE PISTE Chilkoot/Log Cabin: Multi-usage sauf du 28 fév au 2 mars et du 21 au 23 mars : activités non motorisées. 867-667-3910 CHILKOOT TRAIL/LOG Cabin: Non-Motorized Weekends: Feb 28-March 2 & 21-23. Other weekends & weekdays: Multi-Use. For info: 867-667-3910 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 EVEREST NIGHT, APRIL 10, 6:00pm, United Church, tickets at Well-Read Books, slide presenters include Sally Wright, support member of Canadian team Tibet side ascent of Mt. Everest. www.hands-of-hope.ca BLUEGRASS CAMP, June 9-13, Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Camp at Sundog Retreat. Don't miss out, registration now open. Stellar lineup of instructors. Details at www.yukonbluegrass.com or email camp@yukonbluegrass.com PORTER CREEK Community Association meeting Monday, April 7th, 5:15 pm at the Guild Hall. More information 633-4829. Everyone Welcome. Come show your support. SPRING JOB & Volunteer Fair, Wednesday April 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm, Yukon Convention Centre, where employers, jobseekers, volunteers and NGOs connect. www.yuwin.ca THE WHITEHORSE Oldtimer Hockey League Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 7:00pm, Tetra Tech EBA, 61 Wasson Place THE WHITEHORSE Children's Wish Foundation is looking for volunteers for this year's walk being held in September. Please email whitehorsewishmakers@gmail.com if interested in volunteering BRAEBURN LAKE Camp annual spaghetti benefit supper Friday, April 4, 5:00pm-7:00pm, CYO Hall, Steele & 4th. $10 adults, $8 seniors and children under 12 WHITEHORSE PHOTOGRAPHY Club presents a photography print display "Through our Lenses" at Yukon Art Centre April 4-26. Welcoming reception  4-6PM April 4. All welcome. www.whitehorsephotoclub.ca

TIA YUKON Annual General Meeting. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.  Visit tiayukon.com for more details HOSPICE WALKING Group.  Tuesdays 6-7:30pm May 6-June 10. Walk the Millennium trail as you receive and give healthy grief support.  To register: 667-7429 or administrator@hospiceyukon.net WHITEHORSE SEARCH & Rescue AGM April 23 at 6:00 pm @ 60 Norseman Road. If interested in joining application forms will be available. For more information call 456-4981 SPRING JOB & Volunteer Fair, Wed April 23, 10:00am-5:00pm, Yukon Convention Centre. Everything from summer jobs to lifetime opportunities! www.yuwin.ca/jobs BONES, BOTTLES and birch bark baskets. Long Ago Yukon artifact identification day Whitehorse Library meeting room Saturday, April 12, 2:00pm to 4:00pm. For information 633-6579 AGM FOR Climb Yukon at FH Collins on the gymnasium stage April 16, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Use the front door to get access to the climbing wall FROSTBITE MUSIC Society AGM, April 29, 7:00pm, Frostbite House, all welcome. Email hzimmering@gmail.com for more info, or 336-0551 SOCIAL JUSTICE Committee at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 4th and Steele,will host   Lenten Ecumenical Social Justice Way of the Cross Friday, April 11 at 7:30. All are welcome. 633-6579 YUKON PARTY, Whitehorse Centre meeting 7:00pm, April 17,  Whitehorse Public Library. More information: Chris 668-2853 APRIL 4  from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Free Family Art Class: Kids Kreate Handmade Paper at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery. For more info call 667-8460 TRAIL CONCERNS?  Join Active Trails Whitehorse Association meeting: Tuesday April 8, 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Sport Yukon boardroom. Info: www.activetwa.org PORTER CREEK Community Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m., Guild Hall, Porter Creek. All Welcome. Come show and your support. Info 633-4829 YUKON FISH & Game Association will be holding a Family Fishing Day at Lake Lebarge Sunday 6th April, Noon-3:00pm, BBQ, cake and prizes, everybody is welcome SPAGHETTI SUPPER for Braeburn Summer Camp on Friday April 4, 5:00-7:00pm, CYO Hall, 4th & Steele. For more info 667-2989 YUKON PARTY Lake Laberge AGM and Election of delegates Tuesday April 15 at 7:00pm at the Hootalinqua Firehall. For more info call 334-9726 ACTIVE TRAILS Whitehorse Association, Annual General Meeting, Tuesday May 13, at 7:00pm, Sport Yukon boardroom, all members welcome.  Info: www.activetwa.org YUKON ORIENTEERING Association Learn to "O" Workshop Sat. May 3. Pre-register by April 28. Call Barbara 668-2306. Registration fee includes membership and coupon to one orienteering meet in 2014 ÉCOLE WHITEHORSE Elementary School is offering a Late French Immersion Grade 6 information night on April 11th 6:30pm at the school for 2014/2015 school year. Questions? Call 667-8083 ROTARY MUSIC Festival String Workshops. Free. Saturday, April 5th at Riverdale Baptist Church. Group classes; 4 different levels. Check website for more info www.rmfestival.ca. Confirm attendance at rmfestival@yahoo.ca 21ST ANNUAL Yukon Bridge Building Competition. Saturday April 5 at Porter Creek Secondary Gym. Bridge viewing 12 -1 pm, bridge strength testing 1-3 pm. www.scienceadventures.ca. BEGINNER SALSA. In this class you will learn the basic Salsa steps and turns and learn strategies to be a better Salsa dancer. Starting April 4th, 7:45pm. Leaping Feats Studio. salsayukon@gmail.com for info. BACHATA BASICS: In this class you will learn the basic Bachata steps and turns and learn strategies to be a better. Bachata dancer. Starting April 4th 8:50pm. Leaping Feats Studio. salsayukon@gmail.com for info. THE YUKON Child Care Association AGM on April 25, 2014, Westmark Whitehorse, 12:00 pm.

NORTHERN SAFETY Network Yukon (NSNY) announces the date of their AGM on April 24th 2014 at NSNY location, 478 Range Road from 12:00 to 1:00.  All are welcome

FALUN GONG 9-day lecture, relieves stress, improves health, increases energy, promotes spiritual growth/enlightenment, Tuesday Apr 16-18 6:00pm-8:00pm everyday, Yukon College, Room A2206. 334-7030, kcflamand@gmail.com

WANT TO grow a garden? DUGS 2014 community garden bed signup Saturday, April 5 Noon to 2:00pm at Whitehorse Food Bank 306 Alexander. For info call Randy 633-4379

YUKON GUILD of Needlearts meeting Thurs. Apr 10, Whse Public Library 7:00 pm, enjoy the company of friends new & old, bring a project, preserving the art of hand embroidery. 633-4026

INSULIN PUMP Therapy information sessions, Wed Apr 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, advanced pumping for children/families, Thur Apr 10 5:00pm-7:00pm, advanced pumping for adults, Thur Apr 10 7:00pm-9:00pm, WGH cafeteria, 778-960-3475 YUKON PARTY Riverdale North and South EDA AGM and election of delegates, Tuesday Apr 8, 6:30-8:00pm at Vanier Catholic Secondary. Call 335-0356 for more info GOSPEL SERVICE, April 11, Watson Lake Rec Centre, Mezz Room, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Sharing the purpose of life from the scripture, quiet and reverent, no collection,  everyone welcome HEALTH BOOK sale, all books $1 to $3, hundreds of titles, make great gifts, Saturday April 5 10:00am-3:00pm, 405 Ogilvie St, downtown YUKON CHURCH Heritage Society AGM, Wednesday, April 30, 7:00pm, Old Log Church Museum. 668-2555 for info YUKON TABLE Tennis championships, Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, WES gym, Info: Dave 668-3358 or stockdale@yknet.ca PORTER CREEK Secondary School Council regular council meeting April 9, 2014, 6:30pm, school library. Everyone is Welcome TAKHINI ELEMENTARY School Council regular council meeting on April 8, 2014, 7:00pm, school library. Everyone is welcome THE WHITEHORSE Children's Wish Foundation is looking for volunteers for this year's walk being held in September. Please email whitehorsewishmakers@gmail.com if interested in volunteering EVEREST EXPEDITION or trek to Mt. Kailash? Everest night-dinner and slideshows 6:00pm, April 10, United Church basement. Learn about working/trekking/volunteering in Nepal. Tickets at Well Read Books WHITEHORSE COMMUNITY Choir presents Songs of Peace and Protest, Friday May 2nd & Saturday May 3rd, 8:00pm, Yukon Arts Centre.  Tickets available at Yukon Arts Ctr and Arts Underground.  Hippie attire encouraged GOSPEL SERVICE April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, Haines Junction School Library 7:308:30pm.   Sharing the purpose of life from the scripture, quiet and reverent, no collection,  everyone welcome GOSPEL SERVICE April 13, Atlin Recreation Centre (board room) 7:00-8:00pm. Sharing the purpose of life from the scripture, quiet and reverent, no collection,  everyone welcome GOSPEL SERVICE  April 20 and 27 at Carcross Community Centre 3:30-4:30pm. Sharing the purpose of life from the scripture, quiet and reverent, no collection,  everyone welcome

Services - INSULATION Upgrade your insulation & reduce your heating bills Energy North Construction Inc. (1994) for all your insulation & coating needs Cellulose & polyurethane spray foam Free estimate: 667-7414 SHARPENING SERVICES. For all your sharpening needs - quality sharpening, fair price & good service. At corner of 6th & Strickland. 667-2988 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 Bookkeeper Taking new clients 393-3201

MC RENOVATION Construction & Renovations Laminated floor, siding, decks, tiles Kitchen, Bathroom, Doors, Windows Framing, Board, Drywall, Painting Drop Ceiling, Fences No job too small Free estimates Michael 336-0468 yt.mcr@hotmail.com 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 NORTHRIDGE BOBCAT SERVICES • Snow Plowing • Site Prep & Backfills • Driveways • Post Hole Augering • Light Land Clearing • General Bobcat Work Fast, Friendly Service 867-335-1106

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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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Yukon Communities & Atlin, B.C.

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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BUSY BEAVERS Painting, Pruning Hauling, Snow Shovelling and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755 TITAN DRYWALL Taping & Textured Ceilings 27 years experience Residential or Commercial No job too small Call Dave 336-3865

PUblIC TENDER PURCHASE FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT - TRUCKS Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 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 David Knight at (867) 667-3114. 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

Highways and Public Works

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 HOUSECLEANING, Spring Cleaning, Detailing! Safe, reliable, bondable RCMP check available on request For into call 334-7405

REqUEST FOR PROPOSAL SUPPLY OF ELEVATOR INSPECTION SERVICES Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 23, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Doug Badry at (867) 456-6596. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

Community Services

LAND LOTTERY and TENDER Carmacks

Energy, Mines and Resources, Land Management Branch is holding a lottery and tender offering for (3) three urban residential lots and (2) two industrial lots in Carmacks. Information packages and application forms are available from: Land Management Branch 3rd Floor, Room 320 Elijah Smith Building 300 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Or online at: www.emr.gov.yk.ca/lands/upcoming_lotteries_tender.html Or at the EMR office in Carmacks. Deadline: Lottery applications and tenders must be received before 4:30 p.m., April 14, 2014. Lottery Draws: The lottery and tender opening will take place in Carmacks at 1:00 p.m., April 17, 2014 at the Carmacks Village Council Chambers.

IBEX BOBCAT SERVICES “Country Residential Snow Plowing” •Post hole augering •Light landscaping •Preps & Backfills Honest & Prompt Service Amy Iles Call 667-4981 or 334-6369 LOG CABINS: Professional Scribe Fit log buildings at affordable rates. Contact: PF Watson, Box 40187, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6M9 668-3632 PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Small drywall repair Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates pascalreginepainting@northwestel.net 633-6368

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

KELLY ANNE PATRICK,

of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Deceased, who died on March 3, 2014, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, before the 18th day of April, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice. AND FURTHER, all persons who are indebted to the Estate are required to make payment to the Estate at the address below. BY: Gerald A. Patrick c/o Lackowicz & Hoffman Suite 300, 204 Black Street Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2M9 Tel: (867) 668-5252 Fax: (867) 668-5251

Friday, April 4, 2014 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 CITYLIGHT RENOS Flooring, tiling, custom closets Painting & trim, kitchens & bathrooms Fences & gates Landscaping & gardening Quality work at reasonable rates Free estimates Sean 867-332-1659 citylightrenos@gmail.com ELECTRICIAN FOR all your jobs Large or small Licensed Electrician Call MACK N MACK ELECTRIC for a competitive quote! 867-332-7879 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

The Handy Woman home repairs & renovations drywall • weatherstripping carpentry • bathrooms Affordable, Prompt Service SPECIALIZING IN SMALL JOBS MARILYN ASTON 867 . 333 . 5786

Land Lottery tesLin sawmill road subdivision Country residential

Energy, Mines and Resources, Land Management Branch is holding a land lottery for 21 country residential lots on Sawmill Road in Teslin. Information packages and application forms are available from: Land Management Branch 3rd Floor, Room 320 Elijah Smith Building 300 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Or online at: www.emr.gov.yk.ca/lands/upcoming_lotteries_tender.html Or at the EMR office, km 1246 Alaska Highway in Teslin Deadline: Lottery applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., May, 20, 2014. Lottery Draws: Applications will be drawn at 1:00 p.m., May 21, 2014 in the Village of Teslin Council Chambers.

Applicants and the general public are welcome to attend the draw. All successful applicants will be notified the next day.

Applicants and the general public are welcome to attend the draw. All successful applicants will be notified the next day.

For more information contact the Land Management Branch at (867) 667-5215 or Toll-free 1-800-661-0408 local 5215 or visit online at: www.emr.gov.yk.ca/lands

For more information contact the Land Management Branch at (867) 667-5215 or Toll-free 1-800-661-0408 local 5215, or visit online at: www.emr.gov.yk.ca/lands

Licensed and Professional Automotive Repairs 20-year Journeyman Mechanic Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Call Brian Berg 867-633-6597 BALANCED BOOKKEEPING Full range of services from data entry to year end financials and everything in between including payroll, GST, and remittances. 20+ years experience. Call today, 332-8489 or 633-8489 WHITE TORNADO CLEANING SERVICES Hiring seasonal, summer, part-time, casual employees. Need to be bondable, hard-working, fast & efficient Attention to detailing (fine gyprock dust) Valid driverʼs licence Vehicle preferred but not essential Drop off resume at Employment Central No phone calls, please JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER/PAINTER 30 years experience No job too small. Free quotes. References available. 335-8924

Lost & Found FOUND: PADOMETER Biofitness on Millenium Trail, 633-6404 FOUND: DIABETIC case on the trail near the airport. Call 633-3486 if yours FOUND: ONE Black mitt, jokatherm, with grey liner on Alaska Highway near Aishihik Road turnoff on 30 March, scaly PVC covering, sz 10. 668-2802

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PUblIC TENDER GROUND WATER MONITORING 2014/2015 Project Description: Provide professional and technical services for the ground water monitoring program for waste water facilities throughout the Yukon. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 23, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Darrin Fredrickson at 867-667-5195. Non-mandatory meeting April 15, 2014 at the Community Services boardroom @ 1:30pm. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

Community Services


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Sports Equipment BOWFLEX BLAZE, 1.5 yrs old, barely used, good cond, $500 obo. 335-6937 DRY SUIT, NRS extreme relief, mens xxl, all new gaskets, good condition. Get ready for paddle season! $495 obo. 633-4322

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 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

HORSES!

Have you always wanted to ride? Find a complete list of all the great horse activities in Yukon! www.HorsinAroundYukon.com Hay & Straw For Sale Excellent quality hay Alfalfa mix 60-65lb $14.50 Timothy/grass mix 60-65 lb $14.50 Brome hay 50-55 lbs $12 Straw bales $7 Nielsen Farms Maureen 333-0615 or yukonfarm@gmail.com

2008 BAY homozygous (100% colour producer) Tobiano stallion, versatile, easy going, outstanding personality, always wanting to please, 15hds, 1200lbs. Stud fee $600. LFG. Call/text 332-8283

2011 MARIN Alchatraz mountain bike, single speed, exc cond, used only a few times, in storage for last 2 summers, $700. 333-0143

Baby & Child Items

GOLF CLUBS, right-hand Taylor Made Irons 3-pw, $50, Taylor Made R11 Driver, $75, Taylor Made Hybrid Rescue, $50. 334-1785

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

JIFFY 60CC 8" gas ice auger. Only used once. Runs perfect, $350. 335-8062 ESKIMO FATFISH 949 pop up ice fishing shelter. Only used once. Very easy to set up & take down. Lots of windows, 2 doors, $350. 335-8062 DOWNHILL AND back-country ski gear, various ski lengths, boots size 11, all in exc cond, 668-3266 ROAD BIKE, Giant "Avail", fits women 5'7"-5'10", lightly used, fast, high-end bike, great components, perfect for Haines to Haines! 336-2108

Livestock 18 HP 4wd B7000 Kubota diesel tractor with 3 point hitch tiller. New loader, new tires new paint, $8,000. 332-3221

puBLIC TENdER VEGETATION CONTROL ALASKA HIGHWAY, BEAVER CREEK AREA Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 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 Mackenzie Ingram at (867) 667-3697. 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. 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

Highways and Public Works

2-SEATER BIKE trailer in new cond, $225. 393-2630 PLAN TOYS wooden doll house w/furniture & dolls, $120 for everything. 668-7659 CAR SEAT, exc cond, holds 45-100 lbs. $100. 393-2630

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

REqUEST FOR PROPOSAl STANDING OFFER AGREEMENT FOR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR MINOR WORKS FOR YUKON MINE SITE AND MINE REMEDIATION PROJECTS Project Description: Government of Yukon is soliciting proposals for Standing Offer Agreements for engineering and construction services for minor works for Yukon mine site and mine remediation projects managed by Assessment and Abandoned Mines Branch. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is May 1, 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 Monique Raitchey at (867) 6337966. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

Energy, Mines & Resources

MARANATHA DAYCARE has openings for children ages infant to 12 years Long-term staff qualified and experienced Fun & educational environment Call Gurnam 668-7937

Furniture BLACK FUTON sofa in excellent condition, $100, leather sofa with or without matching love seat, Michelle @334-3851 LOVESEAT. KROEHLER brand; high quality foam & construction. Smoke & pet-free home. Factory Scotchguard protection. L 65.5", W 35", H 35.5". Antique-type pattern w/light jade/salmon/cream colours, $290. 821-6011 SKLAR-PEPPLER DINING room suite. Oak veneer on ash. 63"x42" pedestal table, 2 extensions, 6 chairs. Hutch upper: 4 doors w/glass shelves. Bottom: 3 drawers & 2 cupboards, $1,700 obo. 821-6011 USED LEATHER couch w coffee/end tables, $90. 335-4837 ANTIQUE DUNCAN Phyfe double drop-leaf table, $225. Maple rocking chair, $95. 311B Hanson St. WANTED: GOOD quality chest dresser (deep drawers), also metal adjustable queen frame to fit a double bed. 334-5189

Personals CITIZENS ON PATROL. Do you have concerns in your neighborhood & community? Be part of the solution! Volunteer valuable time to the C.O.P.S. program. With your eyes & ears we can help stomp out crime. Info: RCMP 867-667-5555 DRUG PROBLEM? Narcotics Anonymous meetings Wed. 7pm-8pm #2 - 407 Ogilvie St. BYTE Office

Garage Sales GALA GARAGE Sale, Whitehorse Elementary School Gym, April 12, 10:00. Fundraiser for Little Footprints Big Steps in Haiti. Donate/Help? 456-4434 or 335-0333 CHRISTCHURCH CATHEDRAL, Hellaby Hall, 4th & Elliott, downtown, Saturday April 5, 9:00am-Noon, new & gently used baby, children & adult clothing

PUbLIC TENDER PURCHASE LIQUID FILLED TRANSFORMERS Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 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 David Knight at (867) 667-3114. 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

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

Highways and Public Works

PubLIC TENDER

STANDING OFFER AGREEMENT FOR INSPECTION AND QUALITY CONTROL SERVICES VARIOUS LOCATIONS YUKON

SITE PREPARATION FARO MINE COMPLEX

Highways and Public Works

PUbLIC TENDER CONSOLIDATION, TRANSPORTATION AND PROCESSING OF ELECTRONIC WASTE FROM SOLID WASTE FACILITIES IN YUKON Project Description: Consolidation and transportation of E-waste from Solid waste facilities to a recognized processor outside the Yukon Territory Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 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 Darrin Fredrickson at (867) 667-5195. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. View or download documents at: www.gov.yk.ca/tenders/tms.html

Community Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Project Description: Proposals are invited to establish Standing Offer Agreements for the provision of Inspection and Quality Control Services for various aggregate production and sand-salt blending projects throughout the Yukon. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 30, 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 Muhammad Idrees at (867) 633-7943. 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

GENTIAN LANE Road, Golden Horn, 1st driveway to the right, Saturday April 5, 10:00am-2:00pm, household furniture, tools, camping/sports equipment, rain or shine

Project Description: Government of Yukon is soliciting bids for earthworks, demolition, and clean-up to be conducted within an area approximately 3 hectares in size at the Faro Mine Complex. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is May 1, 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 Carenn Kormos at 867-393-7429. Mandatory Site Visit: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 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. 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

Energy, Mines and Resources

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