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said Behan. “There are a lot of kids here, and people don’t care. They speed harles Behan says mobile through here like it’s going out of home park landlords are style.” charging too much rent and not While there are many low-indelivering enough services. come people in the park who will Behan is one of three directors be hit hard by the rent increase, of the new Mobile Homeowners’ that’s not the main issue for BeAssociation, which seeks to adhan and his wife, he said. vocate on behalf of the hundreds “We can afford the increase, of Yukon families that own their but I don’t want to pay it, because home but not the land it sits on. of the things that are wrong that In the Takhini Mobile Home need to be addressed. Park, where Behan lives, tenants “We’re just starting to get a have been notified of a $25 per little upset.” month pad rent increase, up to Owners of the mobile park $410 per month as of June. That’s couldn’t be immediately reached on top of the mortgage most for comment. homeowners would be paying on The Mobile Homeowners’ Astheir trailer. sociation will have its first annual “Pad rentals up here are startmeeting on April 26 from 3-4:30 ing to become ridiculous,” said in the Takhini Elementary School Behan. “They’re totally out of gym. control.” Kate White, MLA for TakhiniThat price is not justified by Kopper King and the NDP’s housthe services that mobile home ing critic, has also taken up the owners receive, he said. cause of mobile homeowners. “There are too many things She has called on the governwrong with the trailer park at the ment to put a reasonable cap on present time.” mobile home pad rental increases. There have been problems with Five Canadian jurisdictions rocks and sand in the park’s water place limits on annual pad rental system since it was installed five increases, according to an NDP years ago, he said. news release. Two more require Road conditions are unaccept- a longer notice period for trailer able, and someone needs to crack pad rent increases. Mobile homes are the most down on speeding in the park, News Reporter


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Crime victims offered more help to navigate system Ashley Joannou

Before then, staff only provided support to people who were victims of domestic hen you walk into the violence and sexualized assault. offices of the terriAll other victims were dealt tory’s victims services with through the lawyers who office in Whitehorse there are saw them through court. early signs that it’s not your “Now it’s a victim. A victim standard bureaucratic hub. of crime is anyone who has sufPast the couch covered in fered harm as a result of an ofstuffed animals are people fence. Any offence. Any crime,” helping victims of crime navisaid director Annette King. gate an often-overwhelming With its expanded mansystem, and answering some date came additional staff and complicated personal quesresources. tions. Six victim support workers How do I move on after are in Whitehorse, two are in what happened? Watson Lake and two part-time What happens if I go to the positions are in Dawson City. police? Most have a degree in either When is this person going to social work or some form of be released? counselling. Together they How does the court system have a mandate that covers the work? entire territory. The staff help victims assert “Victims can come, walk in their rights – rights that have the door, many do, and say, ‘I been spelled out in Yukon laws. just need to talk to somebody,” The issue of victims’ rights has been at the forefront of the King said. Last year the offices saw 959 news recently. clients, 442 of those were conAbout two weeks ago, Prime sidered new referrals. Minister Steven Harper an“A client can come in for one nounced plans for a federal time or many years of support. victims’ bill of rights. We have files where the accused The announcement has ended up being convicted, had raised concerns among crita federal sentence, is released ics, including, but not limited on parole. We’re still supportto, whether a national policy ing clients over long periods of would be redundant and untime,” King said. necessary when each jurisdicVictims can come for guidtion already has some version ance and referrals, even if they of its own. choose not to go to the police. The Yukon’s victims’ bill of When court is involved, rights, part of the Victims of victim services workers attend Crime Act, is relatively new. The territory was the last juris- court appearances and report diction in the country to imple- back. “It navigates the whole sysment one when it was officially tem for them. When you hear proclaimed in 2011. The new law brought with it it in court, even when our new workers start, it takes months changes to the victim services before you understand what’s branch. News Reporter


“I think we already know that a lot of our people that are involved in the criminal justice system are impoverished,” Genier said. She added that it could be difficult for victims to navigate the civil law system. Territorial NDP justice critic Lois Moorcroft criticized the Harper government’s toughon-crime policies. “It pretends that society can be divided into two separate groups, criminals and victims, and it’s a lot more complicated than that,” she said. “A great many prison Ian Stewart/Yukon News inmates have been victims of Annette King is the director of victim services with Yukon’s crime and many of their vicJustice Department. A new federal victim’s bill of rights would add another layer of resources for victims of crime. tims were also criminals.” Before the proposed federal going on. And if you’re stressed, Ryan Leef said there are two law was written, each province you hear less.” key features of the proposed and territory was consulted. Referrals can come from federal law. Yukon Justice Minister Mike many different places – the “They have the rights to Nixon said he is still reviewing website, local women’s groups those services. But they also the proposed federal changes. or drop-ins. have the right to be explained “If there’s overlap, that’s But King says most of the where those services are, how to fine,” he said. “At the end of the referrals come from the RCMP. reach them, how to access them day what’s important on that Since the Yukon legislation and what recourse they have if is that it focuses on victims was introduced, RCMP officers those resources are denied to of crime. That can’t be a bad have been equipped with small them.” thing.” green cards that outline serHe said the federal bill isn’t King said her office is also vices available. redundant, despite its similarity analyzing “exactly what the bill If the victim agrees, his or to other laws. says, what the criminal code her basic information is passed “It complements, it doesn’t amendments are and what that on to victim services. contradict or offset anything means for the Yukon.” In language alone, there are that’s already going on in the In the meantime, any discussome clear similarities between provinces.” sion of victims’ rights is a good the territorial law and the proAt the same panel, CYFN’s thing, especially for a group of posed federal bill. Chantal Genier praised parts professionals who normally shy Both say victims have rights of the federal bill but raised to information about how the concerns over a proposed right away from attention, she said. justice system operates, rights “There has been a fair bit to restitution. to be protected from intimidaThe law says every victim of local attention to it. And all tion and retaliation, and a right has the right to have the court that does for us it bring more to share their views and conconsider making a restitution attention to what already exists cerns with the authorities. order against the offender. If here.” In a recent panel discussion they’re not paid, a victim can Contact Ashley Joannou at on crime legislation, Yukon MP go to civil court.

Catholic schools’ same-sex policy clarified Jesse Winter

policies will continue to apply at Catholic schools, including the sexual orientation and hitehorse’s Catholic gender identity policy. school councils won’t The minister refused to be getting a separate provide the News with a copy policy covering sexual orienta- of the letter, opting instead to tion for their schools. describe what she said in it. In February, the school Past ministers have provided councils asked the Department similar letters on this topic. of Education to set aside its The older safe and caring sexual orientation and gender schools policy, passed in 2008, identity policy at Whitehorse will also remain in effect, TayCatholic schools and instead let lor said. It forbids bullying and those schools rely solely on an discrimination generally. That older safe schools policy which should be good enough, the doesn’t specifically focus on school councils had argued. gay, transgendered or bisexual “I know there were some students. questions about the rationale But that isn’t going to hapfor this policy,” Taylor said. pen. Education Minister Elaine “The rationale, for the deTaylor sent a letter last month partment, is that school and to the school councils reiterat- community people identified as LGBTQ face a unique set of ing that all department-wide News Reporter


challenges,” and they need a policy that protects them specifically, she said. The department’s policies do allow for schools to create their own school-based policies. It was one of those schoolspecific ones at Vanier Catholic Secondary that touched off a firestorm last year because it included references to church teachings that said being gay was wrong and immoral. After the department ordered that policy removed from the schools, Catholic school councils drafted a new version, which, after some amendments, was approved by the department earlier this year. That guiding document, called One Heart, met the legal requirements spelled out in the sexual orientation and gender

identify policy, Taylor said. It will now be up to the school councils to decide whether they should implement it or not. So far, they have not, so the only policy currently in place is departmentwide one. The composition of school councils could be changing very soon. Nominations are currently open for school council elections, which will be held in May this year rather than October as usual. Vanier is also looking to hire a permanent vice principal and a religious education coordinator. The current VP position, held by Kyle Janzen, is only a temporary one. The hiring will take place based on the current hiring policy. A year ago the depart-

ment promised it would come up with a new hiring policy with less of a focus on Catholic qualifications in time for the 2014/15 school year. That hasn’t happened because, according to Education spokesman Mark Hill, Whitehorse Bishop Gary Gordon has been a busy man. “Nothing has been done, and the reason for that is there is no parish priest in Whitehorse. The bishop has been covering that,” Hill said. “The amount of time that has been available, the focus has been on the One Heart policy. It’s very much on the table for something that is going to be addressed, but it will take more time,” he said. Contact Jesse Winter at


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Ross River bridge safety concerns may disrupt ferry Ferry service over the Pelly River this summer could be affected by the government’s decision not to take down the Ross River suspension bridge. The community had rallied to save the bridge, which had been slated for demolition this winter. The bridge is at risk of imminent collapse, according to an engineering report ordered by the government in September, The government has promised to instead stabilize the structure so it no longer poses a threat to safety and options can be considered. But the request for proposals for that work has yet to be posted, with time running out to make use of the river ice as a platform for construction. “Can the minister of highways and public works confirm that the Ross River ferry service will resume on schedule this spring?” NDP Public Works critic Lois Moorcroft asked in the legislature Tuesday. “I am not going to commit to anything,” responded Public Works Minister Wade Istchenko. His department is working with Community Services and Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board to figure out what might be possible, he said. “We might not be in a full operational schedule; we might be running at different times. We have to see what Occupational Health and Safety says first while working with them because safety is of the utmost importance.”

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Yukoners speak out on roadside bear hunt Jacqueline Ronson News Reporter


ukoners have complicated emotions when it comes to shooting bears on the side of the road. About 60 people gathered Tuesday evening to discuss conflicts between bear hunting and bear viewing in the territory, and what should be done about it. The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board hosted the meeting. It has been tasked to review roadside bear hunting in the territory and prepare recommendations to the minister of environment. Most of the people who spoke at Tuesday’s meeting were hunters, but that doesn’t mean they all want to see bears shot on the side of the road. Many acknowledged the special attachment that humans have to bears. “They are kind of apart from other game in my heart and in my mind,” said one 65-year-old hunter, who does not hunt bears. “I have a hard time taking a bear anyways, because I just love the animals,” he said. “I also happen to like bear meat – they make wonderful sausage.” Though he doesn’t hunt bears, if he were to take one, he would take the animal from the side of the road, he said. It won’t make a difference to the bear where it is harvested. “If I’m going to shoot a bear and one conveniently presents itself in the ditch, believe me I’m going to save myself the pain, because I have to spend several hours in the hot tub and at the masseur after a good hunt.” The Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board has been looking into the issue of roadside hunting for many years. It was asked by then-environment minister John Edzerza in

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Grizzly bears forage along the Atlin Road. The hunting of bears from Yukon highways was the subject of a contentious meeting in Whitehorse on Tuesday.

2010 to look into a no-hunting corridor on the Atlin Road after there were several complaints of bears being shot in the area. Tensions flared again last year when a blonde grizzly was legally shot on the Tagish Road. The board has twice recommended against hunting bans on the Atlin Road. But now it is taking a territory-wide look at the question. Possible options would include doing nothing and allowing the roadside bear hunt to continue, banning roadside bear hunting completely, or banning roadside bear hunting in certain areas where the likelihood of conflict is high, said Rob Florkiewicz, who works in Yukon Environment’s fish and wildlife branch and sits on the working group that’s looking at the

issue. The numbers of bears taken each year from roadsides is small, he said. To the best of his research, maybe two grizzlies and six black bears are taken from Yukon roadsides each year. Bruce Bennett, who has spent 12 years as the Yukon’s wildlife viewing biologist, spoke with the conviction of a preacher on the need to protect at least some areas for roadside bear viewing opportunities. Yukoners and tourists alike want to see bears when they look for wildlife, he said. “The No. 1 thing you want to see, beyond anything else, is a bear – a grizzly bear in particular.” He once was with a bus-load of biologists when they came upon a grizzly, he said as an example.

“These biologists had spent their lives in the bush, and you should have seen how excited they were in the Takhini burn to see a grizzly bear digging up a stump.” But when people ask where to go to see bears, there’s nowhere he can point them to because there’s nowhere protected from hunting, Bennett said. “We’d actually have bear viewing presentations, and people would come out to our bear viewing presentations to get ideas on where to hunt.” But others argued that bear viewing and bear hunting rights should be treated equally, and that therefore neither activity should be restricted. Banning roadside hunting would most hurt the hunters without the time, money, resources and fitness to get deeper into the

bush. “I’m probably almost exclusively a roadside hunter because I do fall into that poor-with-no-time category, so the spring bear hunt is by far one of the few reasons I have to get out during my evenings,” said one young man from Marsh Lake. “It’s nice to see bears and view them. The harvesting, it’s definitely for me more opportunistic because I don’t have the time and equipment to get deep into the bush. I don’t have a boat to go down the rivers, I don’t have an Argo or an ATV to get deeper in.” Some argued that the level of conflict over the roadside bear hunt does not demand a change. The issue gets a lot of media attention every few years, but the conflict is not constant. “I’m a big fan of viewing wildlife, a massive fan of that, actually,” said one bear hunter. “I don’t think the numbers justify change. I don’t think there’s enough. Every 10 years, maybe, there might be a bear that there’s a petition for.” Carl Sidney, chief of the Teslin Tlingit Council, earned an enthusiastic round of applause when he suggested putting money towards enforcing existing laws rather than coming up with new ones. “I’ve never ever heard of a nuisance bear or a trouble bear when I was growing up. I don’t know where the heck they came from – it’s a new breed or something,” said Sidney with a hint of sarcasm. “We’re the problem. Us human beings are the problem. It’s not the bears.” How much money have we spent on meetings and studies about this issue? he asked. “I’m sure that’s enough money to hire another conservation officer to go and enforce what laws they have already, instead of making more laws.” Contact Jacqueline Ronson at

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hitehorse wants you to drive less. Last week the city adopted its 25-year Transportation Demand Management Plan, which seeks to get 50 per cent of Whitehorse citizens commuting via anything but cars within the next quarter century. Right now, three-quarters of people in the city drive to work alone in private cars, according to Shannon Clohosey, the city’s sustainability manager. “(This plan) is basically providing a tool-kit or policy system to encourage a shift in behaviour from single-occupant vehicles to other modes of transportation,” Clohosey said. The concept is nothing new for the city. It’s the same logic behind expanding bike paths and adding bike lanes to major thoroughfares, Clohosey said. “We were looking for a plan to help us decide what’s next. Now that we’ve made some investments in infrastructure, how do we insure that that infrastructure is being used the best way it can,” she said. Right now, there are almost twice as many cars in Whitehorse as there are people: roughly 54,000 vehicles versus 28,000 people. That figure, tallied by a consultant who worked on the report, comes from casting a wide net that includes everything from city buses to work vehicles to trailers. According to the city’s research, the population of Whitehorse is expected to grow by 15,000 people in the next 25 years, adding an estimated 36,000 more vehicles to the city’s roads. If we keep driving as much as we currently are, it will cost taxpayers an expected $40 million just to pay for all the new parking

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Traffic builds up on Lewes Blvd. in Riverdale. Whitehorse’s traffic master plan aims to get more people out of their cars, and into more sustainable modes of transportation.

spaces required. The cost to build wider roads and fix up the existing ones will be enormous, Clohosey said. The plan will be phased in over a number of years, Clohosey said. In the short term, the city will look to create a traffic demand manager’s position. That person will be charged with charting the path forward, and monitoring the implementation of parts of the plan. Transportation issues in the city have always been controversial. After the city adopted its new traffic demand plan, online forums exploded with irate drivers upset that they might have to give up their time behind the wheel. Whitehorse citizens also famously love to complain about traffic management. Roundabouts are one particular sore spot, as are the frequent traffic jams in Riverdale during the morning rush. Often, the frustration is directed

at the city, with people demanding that someone else solve the problem. But as Whitehorse’s engineering manager Wayne Tuck points out, the vast majority of the vehicles coming out of Riverdale contain one, maybe two people; parents dropping their kids off for school before heading to work themselves, alone in their cars. “Those kids could be walking to school, and those drivers could be taking the bus. That would clear up a lot of the issues,” Tuck said. The first place the city wants to focus is on improving its transportation maintenance program, which includes doing a better job of things like clearing snow from sidewalks and bike paths, and increasing education around transportation alternatives, Clohosey explained. What the city’s not going to do is tell people they have to stop driving.

“We’re not asking everyone to suddenly sell their car and bike to work. Even if people want to ride one day a week, or take the bus one day a week, that would be great,” Clohosey said. Paris, France made waves in the news recently with the announcement that the city would ban vehicles with odd-numbered license plates for one day, and ban even-numbered cars the next, in a bid to reduce cars on the road and pollution in the air. Clohosey said that kind of unorthodox thinking is interesting, but the city isn’t anywhere close to forcing people to leave their cars at home. “We definitely welcome outof-the-box thinking, but let’s be proactive and work on this while we have a lot of time and some flexibility so it doesn’t get to that point,” she said. Contact Jesse Winter at jessew@

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that it’s really important and we need to have that discussion … and so we’ve been waiting, ow do you want your life and waiting, and they don’t do to end? anything about it because the It’s a weighty question, but next election cycle comes along, one that we all should answer or whatever,” Blackmer said. sooner rather than later. That “The CMA finally got fed up was the primary take-away mes- with waiting. We said, clearly sage from a panel discussion on the politicians aren’t going to do end-of-life care at the Yukon this so we need to take the lead Arts Centre on Wednesday … that’s why we’re out here,” he night. said. The information gathered Hosted by Maclean’s magazine from this and four more talks Ottawa bureau chief John Gedacross the country will help des, the panel included Dr. Jeff guide the CMA in creating its Blackmer, the Canadian Medical own end-of-life policies for its Association’s director of medidoctors. cal ethics, as well as Yukon’s Dr. “Death is the only disease Danusia Kanaschowski, a pallia- that we know for sure will affect tive care physician and Wenda all of us and we’re not funding Bradly, a family caregiver. it properly. If we all knew we The discussion ranged widely were going to get diabetes, there between people’s thoughts on would be a run on insulin,” he palliative care up to the ethics said. of doctor-assisted suicide and While discussing euthanasia euthanasia. elicited the most emotional The panel began by explainresponses, the conversation also ing the difference between focused heavily on the need to taking someone off life supadjust the way our society sees port, doctor-assisted suicide death. and euthanasia. Many people, One woman suggested inDr. Blackmer said, eventually cluding end-of-life experts as make the decision to go off life staples of the medical system. support. “We have health-care specialRegardless of what you call it, ists. Maybe we also need deathit’s a difficult topic to talk about, care specialists,” she said. Dr. Kanaschowski explained he said. that the Yukon already has legis“If you ever hear a politician lation covering how patients can talking about this, they will say News Reporter




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express their end-of-life wishes. “We have the legislation, we have the papers,” she said. What is needed is a better understanding of how to use it, and a willingness for families to have the difficult discussions before it’s too late. Patients need to fill out their advanced-care directives, which tell doctors how they want to be treated if they’re unable to communicate, and discuss those wishes with their families, Kanaschowski said.

One woman raised the concern that filling out the paperwork might mean that she’s eventually pressured into accepting palliative care over acute treatment. “At the end, I want to fight to live. I’m afraid of signing those papers,” she said. But highlighting the diverse views, another speaker said putting his end-of-life wishes down on paper was a “liberating experience.” The audience was full of reg-

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istered nurses, many of whom offered their thoughts and support for better palliative care, but hardly any doctors spoke from the crowd. And the common message from the territory’s nurses? The Yukon needs a dedicated facility for palliative care because the hospital isn’t suited for it. “The maternity ward rooms can accommodate an entire family, because it’s a family event,” but the hospital’s palliative care rooms don’t, said one nurse. City councillor Dave Stockdale knows exactly what he wants at the end of his life. “I’d like to be pain free. Secondly, I’d like a TV in my room, and access to cable and movie channels, especially sports,” he said, earning a round of laughter from the crowd. On a more serious note, however, Stockdale spoke about how important it is to have social supports as well as medical ones for people who are reaching the end of the line. “I’d really like someone to talk to. I just came out of a rehabilitation centre, and one of the highlights of that centre was, when we weren’t all fed in our rooms, we all had a room where we could go to eat together. It was a social occasion,” he said.


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EDITORIAL Live by the sword, die by the sword


f Yukon MP Ryan Leef faces one big obstacle in seeking re-election next year, it will be in fending off accusations that he is merely a patsy for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and that, push come to shove, he puts the interests of his party ahead of his constituents. These are terms of debate that Leef helped set. During the last election campaign, the major criticism levelled by Leef and his supporters against the incumbent Liberal, Larry Bagnell, was that he abandoned Yukoners by supporting his party’s long-gun registry. Don’t be surprised if Leef receives a similar savaging over some of the stupider stuff he’s had to defend as a Conservative MP. Every governing party is burdened with some indefensible decisions, but the Conservatives seem to go out of their way in their efforts to further debase Canadian politics. They’ve made a mockery of the idea of Parliament vetting the legislation it passes by larding hundreds of unrelated changes into budget bills. They’ve undermined the accuracy of the federal census – presumably, so that the government is no longer encumbered by the nuisance of having reliable statistics upon which to base its decisions. And, in the latest example of the thuggish behaviour that the Conservatives show at their worst, the government is now rewriting Canada’s election laws, in a variety of ways that all happen to benefit the ruling party. Sadly, on this matter Leef is reduced to his usual role as cheerleader for the government. In a recent letter to the editor, he recited the Conservative talking points, claiming, among other things, that the changes would give the commissioner of Elections Canada “sharper teeth, a longer reach and a freer hand.” Funny that the commissioner, Yves Cote, doesn’t see things that way. By removing his office from Elections Canada, Cote worries that future investigations will be less effective. And he won’t receive the powers

he has sought – namely, the ability to compel testimony, and to force people to co-operate with investigations. Without such powers, Cote has complained his efforts to investigate the robocalls affair were stymied. Even more worrisome than the widespread condemnation of the bill is the government’s cynical response, by attacking officials who dare disagree with it, and its utter lack of evidence to show that the planned changes are needed. Pierre Poilievre, who is pushing the bill, has accused Canada’s chief electoral officer, Marc Mayrand, of “wearing a team jersey” for criticizing the bill. Poilievre similarly ascribed the basest motives to Mayrand, saying he was merely motivated by his own desire to expand his own authority and budget. Mayrand has warned that two changes could disenfranchise many Canadians. One is a decision to eliminate voter identification cards, which are used by many citizens as proof of residency. Another measure would also end the practice of vouching, which allows voters without proper ID to still vote, provided someone else swears for them. Together, Mayrand has estimated these measures would deny the vote to at least 100,000 voters, if the last election is any indication. A big share of the disenfranchised are expected to be youth, aboriginals and the poor – groups that can be expected to be less likely to vote Conservative. Poilievre asserts that voter information cards and vouching are being exploited to conduct electoral fraud. As evidence, he cites a report prepared by Harry Neufeld into the 2011 election. But there’s a problem: the report doesn’t actually singleout vouching and voter information cards as a issue. When Neufeld made as much clear, Poilievre retorted, absurdly, that Neufeld must not have properly understood the report he authored. There’s a lot else wrong with the bill that couldn’t be covered in this Publisher

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space. National and international elections experts have all panned the legislation, as have respected Canadian public figures such as past-auditor general Sheila Fraser. The Globe and Mail recently penned a five-part editorial explaining why the bill deserves to die. Its defenders, beyond government stooges, are few and far between. Poilievre’s response to all this has been that the bill is “terrific” as it stands. Sceptics shrug their shoulders and wonder what’s so difficult about producing ID. What they overlook is that voting is supposed to be a fundamental right, and that some residents – including students, the elderly and on-reserve natives – face genuine difficulties in obtaining ID that includes their address. Some changes proposed by the Senate – which Poilievre says he will consider – would assist these groups, by requiring First Nation bands, homeless shelters and seniors’ residences to provide documents attesting to residents’ names and addresses, and by treating the use of electronic correspondence as ID. Critics worry Reporters

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that won’t be enough to prevent residents from being needlessly deprived their vote. Sceptics also ignore the fact that electoral laws are so fundamental to our democracy, any changes to them should enjoy broad cross-party support – something the Conservatives have made no genuine effort to build. Leef won the last election by a narrow margin, in a campaign that was later embroiled in the robocalls scandal, in which a wave of misleading phone calls were placed to voters who had expressed loyalty to parties other than the Conservatives. Our MP has always maintained he knew nothing of how this occurred, and he may very well be right – it probably

wouldn’t make sense to implicate a greenhorn candidate like himself in such chicanery, when there are other henchmen to do such dirty work. But Leef will be hard-pressed to deny that he wasn’t involved in the latest effort to manipulate the election results. It will have happened right out in open, when he votes for the bill – as he doubtlessly will – in Parliament. That’s bound to harm Leef’s efforts to cultivate the appearance that he is his own man. But if enough people who would cast their ballots against him are deprived a vote, it may not matter. (JT)

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Quality not quantity permits some once-in-a-lifetime investments that pay dividends for generations. It also presents an by Keith opportunity for the Yukon to join Halliday the Montreal Olympics on the list of tax dollar black holes. There are a couple of key questions that should be asked of every big ticket item. First, is it really an “investment?” Politicians love this term, since it sounds better than “spending spree,” but a real investment is actually something that he new Yukon budget will delivers a future stream of benefits release a spring flood of that outweighs the money spent transfer payments onto up-front. our economy. Just operations and The benefits don’t have to be maintenance spending will be over financial, but they do have to ac$1 billion, a record, while the $293 tually exist. For example, it would million capital budget will be the be quite sensible for a government biggest in history. The government to spend big bucks on a new subwill still have $140 million in the way if it reduced congestion and bank at the end of the splurge, saved thousands of people an hour enabling another wave of record stuck uselessly in traffic every day. pre-election spending next year The second thing we should too. look at is how risky the return on As a citizen, however, I want the the investment is. When they built spending to be smart and not just the Whitehorse airport back in the big. It takes no particular skill to day, they could be pretty certain receive record transfer payments that it would be heavily used for from Ottawa and then spend recyears to come. Spending $700,000 ord amounts. on an “investment attraction stratA free-spending government egy” to encourage future investis often a careless and wasteful ment in the resource industry has government, and we should ask a much less certain payoff. some tough questions about the Even in retrospect it’s hard to proposed spending plans. I don’t tell if investments like this made just mean citizens and pesky sense, since if a Chinese mining opposition MLAs, but also the company invests in the Yukon in cabinet and the officials in the 2015 you can’t tell if they did so management board secretariat. because they were lobbied by the Having a budget this big investment strategy people or if



longer period to match expected population growth better. The new F.H. Collins has $51 million in the multi-year capital plan, not counting the millions already spent. I just checked the project website and it still has nothing resembling a business case identifying the future improvements in drop-out rates or academic achievements such a large investment would be expected to create. Either such a business case doesn’t exist, or they’re not sharing it with voters. Neither inspires confidence in the quality of management at the Department of Education. Government office building projects always require extra scrutiny. Line items with names like “main administration building upgrade” send shivers down taxpayer spines, especially when they cost $10.5 million. I walk past the mothership regularly and it looks fine. I suggest the cabinet try saying “no” to this project, and see if officials can convincingly describe anything bad that would actually happen. The list of projects goes on for pages, and more than a few provoke the question, “Do we really need that?” An exception, of course, is the $1.2 million earmarked to widen the Robert Campbell bridge so Riverdalebased economics columnists can ride their bikes to have coffee downtown with their sources.


Leadership by Leef Bill C-583, recently introduced by Yukon MP Ryan Leef, is an important and truly innovative step in addressing the difficult issues posed for the criminal justice system by individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Over the course of the last two decades there has been an increasing recognition by judges, lawyers, and other criminal justice professionals that a significant number of criminal defendants have this disability. FASD can affect a defendant’s culpability; recognizing this disability can be critical to fashioning a disposition that will prevent recidivism. Canada and the Canadian Bar Association have been in the forefront of understanding these problems and devising solutions for them. Mr. Leef ’s proposal would authorize courts to order assessments of individuals who may have FASD, and would expressly permit courts to take that disability into account as a mitigating factor. It is an important step in enabling judges, Crown and defence counsel to understand a defendant with FASD, and empowers judges to fashion sentences that will assure justice both for particular defendants and for society as a

they just found a good deposit. So let’s have a look at some of the big ticket items. Perhaps the biggest is a new hydro dam, although so far the budget has just $2 million set aside for planning. This is a very big ticket item and could potentially deliver huge amounts of cheap and low-carbon power for a generation of Yukon growth. If poorly done, however, it could also saddle us with a huge debt and high power prices. The business case, and the plan to share risk with the private sector, needs to have the tires kicked very hard. The same caution applies to the 300-bed continuing care facility, whose sudden elevation to a top priority has surprised many YTGwatchers around town. A friend joked that maybe the old F.H. Collins building could be more cheaply repurposed to house the 1960s graduating classes as they retire. Whistle Bend subdivision is marked down for $74 million over several years, a huge sum. Planners should probably spend part of the money on a time machine so they can go back several years and build lots before the 200911 housing shortage. I’d like to know how many people have to move into Whistle Bend by when to pay property taxes and justify this investment. A beady-eyed private sector CFO would be asking questions about “re-profiling” this project to stretch it out over a

whole. Last week in Vancouver Mr. Leef and his proposal received a standing ovation at the National Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD sponsored by the University of British Columbia. To the best of my knowledge, C-583 is the first such comprehensive proposal introduced in any country, and it confirms Canada’s leading role in addressing this important issue. Kathryn Kelly Director, FASD Legal Issues Resource Center University of Washington Seattle, Washington

I’m not an ambulance attendant, nurse, policeman, doctor, lawyer or member of any profession dealing with the outrageously expensive consequences of ethanol overuse. Mr. Kellett was a paramedic responding to Prime Minister David Cameron’s “call for innovative solutions” to the United Kingdom’s ethanol scourge. Read my “Time to Restrict Booze” and Brian Kellett’s piece, both available on the ‘Net. What aggressively innovative solutions do you have? Christian Torbik Whitehorse

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I’ve just read an article by Mr. Brian Kellett, a former accident and emergency ambulance nurse from London, England, published in February 2012, in The Guardian, titled, “Give people a drinking licence and take it away if they cause enough damage.” It’s subtitled “I’ve worked in ambulances and am sick of seeing people on alcohol without having to face the consequences.”

Open letter to Whitehorse’s mayor and council: In Mary Lake, Cowley Creek, Wolf Creek, Pine Ridge and Spruce Hill residential subdivisions the roads are in deplorable condition from the actions of incompetent city workers and lack of meaningful annual repairs and maintenance. The close view that any residents see when they’re riding their bikes or walking their dogs clearly shows that the

damage to the thin chip-seal covering is mostly from inept grader operators when they plow on rare occasions during the snow season. Unfortunately the summer season pothole coating program can’t keep up with the winter’s grader damage. Much of the summer work is plowed off by the graders in the winter. Is this supposed to be an ironic make-work project? Perhaps you can use your influence to direct the manager of public works to reduce the winter damage program and increase the summer maintenance program in the subdivisions noted. Also it would be helpful if supervisors occasionally got out of their pickup trucks and examined the work that was done and actually “supervised” workers accordingly. Isn’t that what we pay them handsomely to do? Many years of inadequate maintenance have taken their toll and many sections now require major repair work. What would it take to divert our gas tax rebate money away from your sustainability boondoggles and so-called “studies” by southern experts, and apply it to actually fixing our roads correctly? The tar and gravel coating presently used is little

That one is clearly critical nationbuilding infrastructure. One also wonders if too many of the projects are for internal government purposes, rather than directly serving the public. Do we really need a new $2-million government office in Watson Lake or a million-dollar expansion of the archives vault compared to, for example, facilities that sports and non-profit groups around the Yukon would like to build? The same discussion about quality instead of quantity applies to operations and maintenance spending. Doug Bell, former commissioner and veteran Yukon newsman, pointed out the other day that by his count the Yukon government has 48 public relations advisors, analysts and managers. At a cost including benefits of $100,000 each, which might be conservative, this would be around $5 million a year. Could it make sense to have a few more health-care professionals in Watson Lake or math tutors in your local school instead? Perhaps all these projects will turn out fine. But, after witnessing the new F.H. Collins debacle from fairly close range, I think we need to step up our scrutiny of big government projects. 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

more than a seasonal Band-Aid. As well, shouldn’t you spend some of that gas tax rebate money on implementing a comprehensive review of road maintenance protocols to avoid working at cross purposes while wasting our tax dollars? Aren’t those the sort of expenditures the gas tax rebate is intended for? Thank you for attending to this matter. Mike Peltier Whitehorse

Stop shooting bears Re: “Wildlife Board to consult on roadside bear hunt (Yukon News, April 14). Killing bears is unethical and inhumane! Killing bears that have been habituated to humans takes this cruelty to yet even another level. It begs the question: How does the legal destruction of these bears reflect on Yukon’s so-called “Larger than life” image? Bears and other wildlife need and deserve protection from humans. Bears are not resources for human desires; they are sentient beings that deserve to have their own lives to themselves. Abolish the killing of bears! Mike Grieco Whitehorse


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City looks to amend Hillcrest plan Jesse Winter

Two people spoke at a public hearing on April 7, and the city received three written submishe Hillcrest Neighboursions outlining the complaints. hood Plan will come Pat Ross, the city’s manager before council’s final of planning services, presented vote next week, but first the city the concerns and the adminisadministration wants to see tration’s recommendations to some changes to it. city council on Monday night. A series of concerns were Chief among them is a worry raised over the new zoning about a requirement to have rules contained in the plan paved driveways and walkways and the effect they would have on private property. on three buildings already in Coun. John Streicker pointed out that “most of Hillcrest is the area. News Reporter


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already built, and most of the driveways are gravel.” Since the new driveway rules only apply to new developments, and the community is pretty much finished anyway, perhaps the city should take another look at the requirement, Streicker suggested. City administration proposed changing the bylaw as it applies to 122 Dalton Trail and 20 Roundel Road. Without those amendments, both properties would be put into “non-compliance” status, meaning they technically violate the new community plan bylaw even though they were built according to pre-existing regulations, said Ross. On Dalton Trail, the worry is that the building is half a metre too tall. Its roof peak is 8.5 metres high, and the current proposed zoning limits roof height to eight metres. At 20 Roundel, the concern is over the size of the property’s front yard set-back. The property is only 1.5 metres

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ain, melting snow and ice jams forced waters in parts of Eastern Canada to rise Wednesday, submerging roads, filling basements and prompting hundreds to be evacuated from their homes as officials told people to prepare in case they had to seek higher ground. From Atlantic Canada to Ontario, rivers overflowed and in some cases, water levels rose to heights some said they hadn’t seen in years. Many roads were flooded and in New Brunswick, the RCMP urged people not to attempt driving through those areas. “It’s devastating,” said Marc Thorne, mayor of the southern New Brunswick town of Sussex, where dozens of homes were flooded, including his own where has lived for 22 years. “The Trout Creek has breached its banks at a height we haven’t seen in many decades and a lot of subdivisions in town are impacted.” Premier David Alward was scheduled to go to Sussex on Thursday to meet with his public safety minister at Kingswood University, where some of those evacuated from their homes have taken shelter. The neighbouring village of Sussex Corner declared a state of emergency as the floods made some roads impassable, but that

was later rescinded as water levels receded. Still, officials stressed that the flood situation was constantly changing and they told residents to remain alert. “We can’t predict what’s going to happen,” said Danny Soucy, New Brunswick’s local government minister. “That’s why we keep telling people to make sure that they don’t go near bodies of water, and if they live near bodies of water to watch what’s happening and if anything changes they can get out fast and be secure.” In Quebec, outgoing premier Pauline Marois met with her successor, Philippe Couillard, on Wednesday for the first time since the provincial election and said the first topic she brought up with him was the flooding that has hit various parts of the province. “I want to reassure all Quebecers that the outgoing government will work with the new government to make sure the transition does not complicate matters,” she said after presiding over her last cabinet meeting. “I would also like to tell Quebecers who are experiencing this unfortunate situation that I am

thinking of them with all my heart, as is my government.” More than 600 people were forced from their homes in Sherbrooke, Que., as the Saint-Francois River swelled. Officials there said the river reached as high as 7.6 metres – just short of the 7.9-metre record set in 1982 – but more than four times its normal level of 1.8 metres as Sherbrooke Mayor Bernard Sevigny urged residents to be careful and patient. Evacuations were ordered in multiple locations in the province. In St-Raymond, just west of Quebec City, about 300 people were forced from their homes, including four residences for seniors because of flooding of the Sainte-Anne River. St-Raymond’s downtown as well as the community’s schools were closed until further notice. The same area was flooded twice in 2012, forcing 700 people from their homes. Authorities in Quebec City


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said the water levels of several rivers reached crisis level and an emergency preparedness plan was activated. High water levels also triggered states of emergency in Centre Hastings and Tweed in eastern Ontario, joining the nearby city of Belleville. Richard Keeley, a spokesman for River Watch in New Brunswick, said a confluence of factors are contributing to the floods this spring in his province. “Obviously this year, winter was longer than usual, there was a lot more snow than usual and it was colder than usual,” Keeley told a news conference. “Basically, the whole process has been slowed.” Officials in Manitoba warned Wednesday that the prolonged cold spring will make flooding more likely for a few homes in Winnipeg. Emergency Measures Minister Steve Ashton said the amount of ice in the water is pushing levels of the Red River up in south Win-

nipeg. “The ice on the Red River is, in many cases, three feet-plus thick still,” Ashton said. “I can testify, coming from northern Manitoba, that’s probably the kind of thickness you would expect to see on our winter roads into remote, northern communities.” In the western New Brunswick town of Woodstock, an ice jam knocked out several power poles, taking with it the electrical system leading to municipal water wells, said Ken Harding, the town’s chief administrative officer. As a result, a boil-water order was issued though a diesel pump was started to restore water supply. But Harding said he expected it would be days before it would be safe for NB Power crews to restore power to the town’s water supply equipment. Roads were also closed in Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island as a result of washed out culverts and rising waters.

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Respects paid to Jim Flaherty Colin Perkel Canadian Press

WHITBY, Ont. ore than a thousand dignitaries and citizens lined up Tuesday to pay respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose unexpected death last week shocked many across the country. As Irish ditties played softly over speakers, mourners filed into a low-lit room, where Flaherty’s casket lay between two Mounties in ceremonial dress, his widow and triplet sons on one side. John Ascott was among those arriving early to sign a book of condolences downstairs. “He made a great sacrifice for this country and I was deeply saddened by his passing and shocked,” Ascott said. “It was the least I could do to come out here and pay my condolences to his family and honour his service to Canada.” First to greet Christine Elliott as she stood near the Maple Leafcovered casket of her late husband was Ontario Lt.-Gov. David Onley. Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney, who now runs the Bank of England, was also










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a combined $1 million to the facility. “In addition to his tremendous contributions to Canada’s economic well-being, Flaherty was a tireless champion of people living with disabilities,” they said in a statement. “He showed his support through several decisions as finance minister, gave his time to associated causes, and encouraged a more inclusive society through his actions and his words.” As they passed silently by, some laid a hand on the casket and shed a tear. Others embraced Elliott, who managed a smile for the wellwishers. Dismay over the death of the diminutive politician, known for his fierce partisanship as well as his impish humour, cut across partisan lines amid debate about his legacy as finance minister. But for those in his riding, Flaherty was responsive to their concerns, said William Fisher, one of the many visitors from the area. “I’m sorry to see him go because he did a really good job,” Fisher said. “If you had a problem, he’d answer your letter.” Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, a Flaherty family friend, was among those attending the visitation. Harper, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau were expected to attend Wednesday’s state funeral – the first such honour since one for former NDP leader Jack Layton in 2011. Several members of the Conservative cabinet were also expected to be on hand. Flags have been flying at halfmast on Parliament Hill since Flaherty’s death and Canadians have been signing an online book of condolences. “He’s missed,” mourner Mario Cicci said simply.

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deception and that person is Mr. criminal charges” against Wright. Wright,” Harper said. “It is Mr. “When the RCMP initiated Wright by his own admission.” the investigation, there were OTTAWA Harper went on to tell Postsufficient grounds to pursue the tephen Harper was likely media News in an interview that matter with regards to the ofbreathing a little easier the whole sordid affair left him fences of breach of trust, bribTuesday after RCMP investigawith “a sense of anger, betrayal, ery, frauds on the government, tors declared they would not disappointment, deception.” as well as receiving prohibited be pursuing criminal charges On the other hand, Conserva- compensation contrary to the against Nigel Wright, the prime tive Sen. Irving Gerstein – who Parliament of Canada Act,” Cpl. minister’s former chief of staff. was aware of the plan to reimLucy Shorey said in a statement. But even without the threat of burse Duffy and was even willing “Upon completion of the a high-profile court case hanging at one point to let the party foot investigation, we have concluded over him in the run-up to the what was a $32,000 bill at the that the evidence gathered does 2015 election, Harper could still time – has never received any not support criminal charges face resentment within Conpublic rebuke from Harper. against Mr. Wright.” servative circles for the way he Meanwhile, Wright’s highThe news also prompted a treated a once-favoured adviser. placed friends in political and swift – if anodyne – statement And Wright could yet reveal business circles began to speak Tuesday from the Prime Minismore details about what went out. Cabinet ministers Peter ter’s Office. on behind the scenes, when the MacKay and Jason Kenney “We are pleased the RCMP Prime Minister’s Office worked appeared to break ranks with has made progress in their with its allies in the Senate to Harper, hailing Wright publicly work,” it said. “The Prime Miniswhitewash a report into Sen. as an upstanding person. ter’s Office will continue offering Mike Duffy’s contested living They and Wright enjoyed a every possible assistance to the expenses. moment of vindication Tuesday RCMP’s investigation.” Wright, who lost his job after when the RCMP said the eviThe office of the conflict of writing a $90,000 cheque to dence in hand “does not support interest and ethics commissioner cover Duffy’s disallowed housing claims, always maintained he was acting in the public interest. He repeated that sentiment in a statement released late Tuesday afternoon. “My intention was to secure the repayment of taxpayer funds. I believed that my actions were always in the public interest and lawful,” said Wright, who also provided myriad documents to Selected Fall Fashions the Mounties for their investigaSizes 2-18 S-XXL tion. (excludes Jewellery & accessories) “The outcome of the RCMP’s detailed and thorough investigaCheck us Tuesday - F riday 10:30 am -6 pm out on tion has now upheld my posis aTurday 10 am -5:30 pm tion.” B o u t i q u e 2nd Floor ShopperS plaza, Main Street Originally, the government too framed Wright as a goodhearted man who just wanted to save the taxpayers money. His resignation a year ago was initially characterized by the PMO as being accepted grudgingly, with regret. Over time, however, that story changed. Eventually, Harper said Repairs & Refinishing: #2 Glacier Road Thank YOU... Wright had been “dismissed,” • Automotive Whitehorse to all of our customers who have • Heavy Trucks and repudiated him in the House • RVs & ATVs supported us and who choose of Commons. Phone: • Boats• Aircraft Paint’en Place for their “On our side there is one • Motorcycles 668-7455 Collision Repairs and person responsible for this • Residential Doors Refinishing needs. • And MORE! The new Yukon home of Canadian Press


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Audit finds ‘gross mismanagement’ in two case files for integrity commissioner Bruce Cheadle

did not surprise,” Allan Cutler, a civil service whistleblower on the Liberal sponsorship scandal, said in OTTAWA an interview. histleblower protection Cutler has been battling for better groups are demanding the protections for years. Harper government dump its second Christiane Ouimet, the first consecutive public service integrity federal integrity commissioner apcommissioner after two damning pointed by Prime Minister Stephen audits of his office. Harper, resigned in disgrace in 2010 The auditor general has found before a scathing audit found she “gross mismanagement” of two had failed to fulfil her mandate and separate case files in the troubled had mistreated her staff. Office of the Public Sector Integrity Her successor, Mario Dion, Commissioner of Canada, which vowed to clean up the office, which is was created by the Conservative supposed to protect public servants government in 2007. who blow the whistle on wrongdo“It sounds so familiar, this story ing within the federal government. But a judicial review of a case in 2012 found ongoing problems with how complainants were handled, and now auditor general Michael Ferguson has waded in after getting Canadian Press




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a request from two more unsatisfied whistleblowers. “We found the actions and omissions of PSIC senior managers (the commissioner and deputy commissioner) in relation to this file amount to gross mismanagement,” Ferguson reiterated for each of the two in a report quietly posted last Friday. Dion issued a statement Tuesday saying his office had tightened up case file oversight even before the latest audit. “I agree there were unacceptable procedural delays in dealing with two older case files before my office and I want to assure federal public servants that we are doing our utmost to make sure this does not happen again,” Dion said. The office changes “make it almost impossible to have a repeat of the incidents cited by the auditor general,” he added.

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The details of the two whistleblower concerns and the alleged reprisals against them by their managers are not included in the audit, which examined how the files were handled. One case dragged from 2008 until April 2013, while another dated from 2009 and was only closed this January. Both were ultimately dropped without actions being taken against alleged wrongdoers in government. Ferguson stresses in the audit reports, quietly posted last week, that they focus on specific cases and not the overall operations of the office. Nonetheless, his assessments are unsparing. The audit criticized buck-passing by top managers, the slow handling of cases, the loss – twice – of the same confidential file, poor handling of conflicts of interest, and

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Over 60% of female inmates on psychiatric meds; probe launched Adam Miller

medication. A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC has TORONTO learned that in August 2013, of anada’s prison watchdog has 591 female federal inmates in five launched an investigation correctional institutions, 370 were into the prescribing practices being prescribed at least one psyin federal prisons, after it was chotropic medication, drugs that revealed that more than 60 per impact mood and behaviour. cent of female inmates across the When separated by region, the country are receiving psychiatric prescription rate jumps to almost Canadian Press


75 per cent in prisons such as the Nova Institution for Women in Nova Scotia, the Joliette Institution for Women in Quebec and the Fraser Valley Institution for Women in British Columbia. That is a significant increase from 2001, when the prescription rate was 42 per cent, according to a study by Correctional Service Canada that raised concerns about what it called “overprescribing and multiple prescribing of psychotropics” in some prisons. The 2013 data was collected by Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, who first looked into the issue last summer, after the CSC told The Canadian Press and CBC that the department did not keep records of medications prescribed to inmates. Former prisoners and their advocates have been complaining for years about what they call the overmedication of inmates. They claim that quetiapine – an antipsychotic drug strictly recommended for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – is being prescribed to female prisoners as a sleeping aid. When asked for comment, the

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CSC would only say that quetiapine – available in Canada under the brand name Seroquel – is prescribed to inmates solely for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as per Health Canada’s recommendations. But an internal CSC memo, obtained through as Access to Information Request, shows there was a concern in 2011 that quetiapine was being prescribed for unapproved uses, often known as off-label uses. “In an attempt to better control the circulation of quetiapine within CSC, the National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has recommended that quetiapine be only funded for its official indications: schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” the memo reads. “Gradual withdrawal over a period of at least one to two weeks in advisable. All planned discontinuations must be completed by June 30th, 2011.” An advocacy group whose regional workers visit women prisons every month says they have not been able to verify any decrease in the use of quetiapine, which can only be prescribed to

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inmates by a prison doctor. “That would lead me to believe that there hasn’t been a significant downtrend in the use of Seroquel,” said Kim Pate, executive director of Elizabeth Fry Societies of Canada. A former inmate of the Joliette Institution for Women from July 2009 to June 2011, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she was prescribed Seroquel after complaining of having trouble sleeping. “I heard a lot of my friends were on Seroquel because they had problems sleeping,” she said. Just a few days later, she requested to be taken off the drug. “It was too strong for me. I (felt) that I wanted to eat all the time…and I passed out right away…I don’t want to be addicted to pills so I had to stop.” Another former inmate of the Grand Valley Institute for Women in Kitchener, Ont., who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, said prisoners thought of Seroquel as a sleeping pill. She said she would get the drug from other inmates who were received their weekly supply of the drug in blister packs. “I would ask for them to just sneak me one or two of their Seroquel pills and just take those so that I could sleep all day. And they were very powerful and very effective,” she said. “You just shut down. The eight hours would just melt away because I was either sleeping or just very, very tired and drowsy so not really aware of my surroundings so it’s the perfect way to not have to care about something.” South of the border Seroquel is no longer being prescribed to prisoners in a number of states, including California, Ohio and New Jersey, after reports of widespread abuse of the drug by inmates. The drug’s manufacturer – AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP – was ordered by the U.S. government to pay $520 million in April 2010 to resolve allegations that the company was illegally marketing the drug for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. Health Canada says it is not aware of allegations of “similar advertising tactics” taking place in Canada. “However, should we become aware of (any) off-label promotion activities, necessary actions will be taken to protect the health and safety of Canadians,” a spokeswoman said in an email. According to Health Canada, some of the drug’s side effects could be fatal, including diabetes, hyperglycemia, constipation and intestinal obstruction and complications from blood clots. “It’s an antipsychotic drug and when it’s used indiscriminately

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Over 60% of female inmates on psychiatric meds; probe launched Adam Miller

medication. A joint investigation by The Canadian Press and CBC has TORONTO learned that in August 2013, of anada’s prison watchdog has 591 female federal inmates in five launched an investigation correctional institutions, 370 were into the prescribing practices being prescribed at least one psyin federal prisons, after it was chotropic medication, drugs that revealed that more than 60 per impact mood and behaviour. cent of female inmates across the When separated by region, the country are receiving psychiatric prescription rate jumps to almost Canadian Press


75 per cent in prisons such as the Nova Institution for Women in Nova Scotia, the Joliette Institution for Women in Quebec and the Fraser Valley Institution for Women in British Columbia. That is a significant increase from 2001, when the prescription rate was 42 per cent, according to a study by Correctional Service Canada that raised concerns about what it called “overprescribing and multiple prescribing of psychotropics” in some prisons. The 2013 data was collected by Howard Sapers, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, who first looked into the issue last summer, after the CSC told The Canadian Press and CBC that the department did not keep records of medications prescribed to inmates. Former prisoners and their advocates have been complaining for years about what they call the overmedication of inmates. They claim that quetiapine – an antipsychotic drug strictly recommended for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – is being prescribed to female prisoners as a sleeping aid. When asked for comment, the

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CSC would only say that quetiapine – available in Canada under the brand name Seroquel – is prescribed to inmates solely for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as per Health Canada’s recommendations. But an internal CSC memo, obtained through as Access to Information Request, shows there was a concern in 2011 that quetiapine was being prescribed for unapproved uses, often known as off-label uses. “In an attempt to better control the circulation of quetiapine within CSC, the National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has recommended that quetiapine be only funded for its official indications: schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” the memo reads. “Gradual withdrawal over a period of at least one to two weeks in advisable. All planned discontinuations must be completed by June 30th, 2011.” An advocacy group whose regional workers visit women prisons every month says they have not been able to verify any decrease in the use of quetiapine, which can only be prescribed to

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inmates by a prison doctor. “That would lead me to believe that there hasn’t been a significant downtrend in the use of Seroquel,” said Kim Pate, executive director of Elizabeth Fry Societies of Canada. A former inmate of the Joliette Institution for Women from July 2009 to June 2011, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she was prescribed Seroquel after complaining of having trouble sleeping. “I heard a lot of my friends were on Seroquel because they had problems sleeping,” she said. Just a few days later, she requested to be taken off the drug. “It was too strong for me. I (felt) that I wanted to eat all the time…and I passed out right away…I don’t want to be addicted to pills so I had to stop.” Another former inmate of the Grand Valley Institute for Women in Kitchener, Ont., who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, said prisoners thought of Seroquel as a sleeping pill. She said she would get the drug from other inmates who were received their weekly supply of the drug in blister packs. “I would ask for them to just sneak me one or two of their Seroquel pills and just take those so that I could sleep all day. And they were very powerful and very effective,” she said. “You just shut down. The eight hours would just melt away because I was either sleeping or just very, very tired and drowsy so not really aware of my surroundings so it’s the perfect way to not have to care about something.” South of the border Seroquel is no longer being prescribed to prisoners in a number of states, including California, Ohio and New Jersey, after reports of widespread abuse of the drug by inmates. The drug’s manufacturer – AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP – was ordered by the U.S. government to pay $520 million in April 2010 to resolve allegations that the company was illegally marketing the drug for uses not approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. Health Canada says it is not aware of allegations of “similar advertising tactics” taking place in Canada. “However, should we become aware of (any) off-label promotion activities, necessary actions will be taken to protect the health and safety of Canadians,” a spokeswoman said in an email. According to Health Canada, some of the drug’s side effects could be fatal, including diabetes, hyperglycemia, constipation and intestinal obstruction and complications from blood clots. “It’s an antipsychotic drug and when it’s used indiscriminately

it can kill people,” said Dr. David Juurlink, head of the division of clinical pharmacology and toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. “Even in the short-term people can become very restless, they can have abnormal body movements as a result of the drug, and in the long term they can develop features of Parkinson’s disease, they can develop permanent movement disorders, they can experience fatal abnormalities of muscle and body temperature regulation.” As of last month, the total number of inmates in federal prisons was 15,276 – 610 of them women. Of the total number, 454 inmates were receiving Seroquel, according to the only data provided by the CSC. The department was unable to provide a breakdown of the data


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Friday, April 18, 2014 by gender or by prison. “CSC does not have these figures available nor do we have a system that allows us to readily track this information,” a spokeswoman said in an email. Sapers said the lack of key data at the CSC presents “management challenges” that can have an impact on accountability and cost control. “Health care in federal corrections is very expensive. Between $215 million and $220 million will be spent this year on the provision of health care to federally sentenced offenders inside institutions, and maybe a quarter of that will be spent on prescription drugs,” he said in an interview. “It’s very hard for us to hold CSC accountable from making appropriate and safe and legal decisions about drug therapy unless we can see that information.”

female former inmates who were prescribed Seroquel, said the overmedication of women in prisons is nothing new. “Seroquel is just the sort of wonder drug of today. If you went back 20 years, 30 years, you’d be looking at Valium,” she said. “There’s also with women this really long history, particularly with criminalized women, of constructing them as somehow

Prisoner advocates and experts say it is troubling that powerful psychotropic drugs are mostly prescribed to women. “Oftentimes the biggest complaint we have from people working in the prisons, staff, is that women are very emotional, ‘’ said Pate of the Elizabeth Fry Societies. “So if you dull down the emotions by medicating them, you end up with a situation where the chemical restraints keep them from being a challenge.” Jennifer Kilty, a criminology professor at the University of Ottawa who specializes in the treatment of incarcerated women, said the idea that the majority of women in prison – in some cases 75 per cent of them –are mentally ill to the point that they need some form of psychotropic medication is “absolutely outrageous.” Kilty, who has worked with

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Friday, April 18, 2014

LIFE Building a better robot Grade 6 students from four Whitehorse schools tested their robotic prowess on Tuesday at Porter Creek Secondary during the first-ever Yukon Robotics Challenge.

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Clockwise from top left, Elijah Smith School’s team Building Blocks, in matching jumpsuits, watch their robot perform. Holy Family school’s Ky Elliott, centre, and William Huebschwerlen watch their robot perform its task while judge Ben Sanders looks on. Elijah Smith School Grade 6 students Meghan Pennington and Kristina Rodelas prepare their robot for competition. Robots were programmed to complete tasks on a grid-patterned field, and judged on speed and accuracy.

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Faro’s 11th Annual Crane & Sheep Viewing Festival May 2 to 4, 2014

Friday May 2nd, 2014 2:00 pm Opening Celebration

Complimentary coffee, tea and cake is served Location: Campbell Region Interpretive Centre

2:00 pm Digital Photography Workshop hosted by the Yukon College Location: Faro Recreation Centre 4:00 pm Presentation about Faro Location: Campbell Region Interpretive Centre 5:00 - 8:00 pm Welcome Chili Dinner Location: Campbell Region Interpretive Centre 6:00 pm Opening of Kettle Café Location: Faro Recreation Concession Area 6:30 pm Bear Aware Presentation with Conservation Officer TJ Grantham Location: Faro Recreation Sportsman’s Lounge 8:00 pm Welcome to Faro Speech by Major Deborrah Carreau and Council Members. Coffee, Tea and Desserts (donated by Locals) will be served. Location: Faro Recreation Gymnasium 8:30 pm Live Music by Yukon Stars Sarah MacDougall, “Blue Creek” and Brian & Elijah Bekk Location: Faro Recreation Gymnasium

Saturday May 3rd, 2014

7:00 - 10:00am Breakfast Enjoy a fundraising breakfast organized by Locals before a busy day of nature-watching Location: Faro Recreation Concession Area 9:00 - 10:30am - Walk to the Falls 1 - Raven Padmos Learn about plants on this guided hike to Van Gorder Falls with local herbalist. Caution: Steep Sections. Location: Start at Interpretive Centre 10:30 - 11:30am - Bear Aware - TJ Grantham Learn about the bears in the Yukon, and how to stay safe around them. Location: Faro Recreation Sportsman’s Lounge TOURS 12:00 - 4:00 pm - Crane & Sheep Viewing View cranes flying overhead and spot Faro’s unique Fannin sheep on the mountain slopes. Various wildlife experts will be available to answer all your questions. Location: Sheep Viewing Cabin (Blind Creek Road)

12:30pm Faro Kettle Café is open 1:00 - 4:00pm Art Exhibition & Fair Anvil Range Arts Society and Whiskey Mountain Artisans are offering Art Workshops & Demonstrations. Opportunity to acquire some wonderful artwork. Location: Faro Recreation Sportsman’s Lounge 2:00pm - Walk to the Falls 2 - Raven Padmos Location: Start at Interpretive Centre 3:00pm Cotton Candy for Kids at the Recreation Centre 4:30pm Bird Bingo hosted by Del Van Gorder School. Fundraiser for our Grad Students of 2014 Location: Faro Recreation Sportsman’s Lounge 5:30pm - Wild Meat BBQ (by donation) Taste moose, caribou and more…. All meat donated by local outfitter and residents. Please bring a side dish if possible! Desserts are provided by Anvil Range Arts Society! Donations welcomed! Location: Faro Recreation Parking Lot or Faro Recreation Gymnasium 5:30pm - Musical Interlude with Blue Creek & Morgan McDonald! Open Mic! Location: Faro Recreation Gymnasium 8:00 - 9:30pm - Keynote Presentation about Sheep & Goats - Jean Carey Location: Faro Recreation Gymnasium 8:00 - 9:30pm - Movie for Kids Supervision by Faro Youth Group will be present. Location: Recreation Centre Youth Lounge

Sunday May 4th, 2014

8:00 - 9:30am - Breakfast & School Tour Enjoy a delicious breakfast and take a tour of the school, while supporting the Grad of 2014 Location: Del Van Gorder School (right beside the Recreation Centre) 9:30am - Presentation of Herbs & Plants - Raven Padmos Location: Campbell Region Interpretive Centre 10:00 - 12:00pm - Spring Birding Tour—Yukon Bird Club Guided birding excursion to the Lagoons! Location: Start at the Interpretive Centre 10:30am - Thai Chi - Lucy Moreira Location: Campbell Region Interpretive Centre

This afternoon includes the following tours and talks: - Tours to the mineral lick at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 pm - Crane talks at the Cabin 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm Shuttle Service - Meet at the Recreation Centre/Del Van Gorder School Parking Lot. Start: 11:00 am every 1/2 hour

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Marijuana users may get brain changes that foreshadow later trouble Malcolm Ritter

like lack of focus and impaired judgment, said Dr. Hans Breiter, a study author. NEW YORK Longer-term studies will small study of casual maribe needed to see if such brain juana smokers has turned up changes cause any symptoms evidence of changes in the brain, over time, said Breiter, of the a possible sign of trouble ahead, Northwestern University Feinresearchers say. berg School of Medicine and The young adults who volMassachusetts General Hospital. unteered for the study were not Previous studies have shown dependent on pot, nor did they mixed results in looking for brain show any marijuana-related changes from marijuana use, problems. “What we think we are seeing perhaps because of differences in the techniques used, he and othhere is a very early indication of ers noted in Wednesday’s issue of what becomes a problem later on with prolonged use,” things the Journal of Neurosciences. Associated Press

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Mosquito Control Program Tentative Schedule for Applications of Mosquito Larvicide

Aerial and ground-based applications of VectoBac 200G biological mosquito larvicide will be completed as necessary in participating communities during the period of April 28 through August 2014. VectoBac 200G (PCP # 18158) contains the active ingredient Bacillus thuringiensis H-14, a naturally occurring soil bacterium. The larvicide is applied in a granular form and the bacterium is heatkilled, meaning it will not reproduce in the environment. It is specifically for mosquitos and biting flies and has NO effect on non-target insects, fish, birds or mammals including humans, livestock or pets. Ground-based (hand applied) VectoBac applications will be carried out as required from late April through August to accessible, mosquito infested ponds, ditches and puddles. Aerial applications by helicopter are tentatively scheduled for the period of May 1 to May 31, 2014. In order to complete these applications, helicopters will be working at low levels over swamp and marsh areas adjacent to participating communities. Local community offices will be notified of the confirmed aerial application dates. Participants in the Yukon Government 2014 Mosquito Control Program may include: ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾

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Town Hall Meeting Wednesday April 30 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Takhini Elementary School Library City Council wants to hear about issues affecting Whitehorse residents and neighbourhoods. This meeting will focus on Takhini, Kopper King, Northlands/Takhini Mobile Home Parks & Mountainview Place / River Ridge Lane, Raven’s Ridge and Whistle Bend.

The study is among the first to focus on possible brain effects in recreational pot smokers, said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The federal agency helped pay for the work. She called the work important but preliminary. The 20 pot users in the study, ages 18 to 25, said they smoked marijuana an average of about four days a week, for an average total of about 11 joints. Half of them smoked fewer than six joints a week. Researchers scanned their brains and compared the results to those of 20 non-users who were matched for age, sex and other traits. The results showed differences in two brain areas associated with emotion and motivation – the amygdala and the nucleus accumbens. Users showed higher density than non-users, as well as differences in shape of those

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Hungry spouse, angry spouse? Study with voodoo dolls ties marital discord to low blood sugar Seth Borenstein

the more pins were pushed into weight, consumes 20 per cent of the doll. our calories. In fact, people with the lowBushman said eating a candy WASHINGTON est scores pushed in twice as bar might be a good idea if quick candy bar may stave many pins as those with the spouses are about to discuss off more than hunger. It highest blood sugar levels, the something touchy, but that could prevent major fights researchers said. fruits and vegetables as a better between husbands and wives, The study also found that the long-term strategy for keeping at least if a new study that used spouses were generally not anblood sugar levels up. voodoo dolls is right. gry at each other. About 70 per Outside experts gave the That’s because low blood cent of the time, people didn’t study, funded by the National sugar can make spouses touchy, put any pins in the doll, said Science Foundation, mixed researchers propose. study co-author Richard Pond reviews. In fact, it can make them Jr. at the University of North Chris Beedie, who teaches “hangry,” a combination of Carolina at Wilmington. The psychology at the Aberystwyth hungry and angry, said Ohio average for the whole study was University in Britain, said he State University psychology a bit more than one pin a night thought the study’s method researcher Brad Bushman. per person. was flawed and that his own “We need glucose for selfThree people put all 51 pins work disagrees with Bushman’s control,” said Bushman, lead in at one time – and one person conclusions. The better way author of the study, which was did that twice – Pond said. to test Bushman’s concept is released Monday in the ProceedHe said there’s a good to give people high glucose on ings of the National Academy of physical reason to link eating some occasions and low glucose Sciences. “Anger is the emotion to behaviour: The brain, which on others, and see if that makes that most people have difficulty is only 2 per cent of the body a difference in actual acts of agcontrolling.” The researchers studied 107 married couples for three weeks.BEst Each night, they measured their AnD… SaShimi • Tempura • robaTa • bbq • Teriyaki! levels of the blood sugar glucose and asked each participant Private room for to stick pins in a voodoo doll Large grouPs. S representing his or her spouse. ope N 7 Day ! That indicated levels of aggresa We e k Mon. - Fri. 11:00-3:00, sion. Sat: 12pm-3pm The researchers found that Free Delivery the lower the blood sugar levels, Downtown & Riverdale on food orders $45 or more Associated Press


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Dawson kicks off film fest

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A scene from Lothar, a short comedy from Switzerland, part of the Dawson International Short Film Festival this weekend.

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t’s 4 a.m. and Diego Martin slides back into the plush, forest-green blanket slung across the couch. Final Cut is open on a laptop in front of him and he slaps the computer shut. “It’s a busy week of filming,” he says. For Martin, Dawson City’s film festival began earlier than usual. Last Saturday he was one of three teams of Yukon filmmakers participating in the Shortwave Video Challenge, a crash course through microbudget filmmaking with visiting filmmaker Ingrid Veninger. For the rest of us, the 15th annual Dawson City International Film Festival officially opens on Thursday, April 17 and runs through Sunday, April 20 with a packed schedule of film screenings and workshops. In addition to this year’s line-up, the Shortwave Video Challenge and the Cold Cuts Video Festival are two events in conjunction with the festival. Last Saturday, Veninger’s “DIY YOUR FILM” workshop discussed the elements of micro-budget filmmaking, from budgeting techniques to working with actors and running the set. This week Veninger is mentoring the three five-minute (maximum) shorts that will screen before the awards on Sunday. An actor, writer, director and producer, Veninger’s ambitious approach to filmmaking has grabbed 10 Genie nominations and the title of DIY queen of filmmaking. She came to the Yukon en route from the Sarasota Film Festival with her latest

feature, The Animal Project. “There are not enough people that are taking the risks she is taking,” says Martin. “It’s good that she is sharing this knowledge. It’s inspiring.” Also taking a risk, the second annual Cold Cuts Video Festival “Revel in It” looks at pop culture and mass media with through video work from contemporary Canadian and international artists. Featured artists will include Pipilotti Rist, Ryan Trecartin and Kent Monkman. “It’s very different than the Cold Cuts we did last year, which was very calm,” says Cold Cuts producer and curator Nicole Rayburn. She says the eight selections are heavily edited, digital and speak to technological advancement. “I thought it would be a very interesting contrast in Dawson to have this life that we are so removed from in a way and yet we are so subject to,” says Rayburn. “If you watch TV or go online there is this inundation of images, information and sounds.” The festival schedule kicked off Thursday night with the screening of filmmaker in residence Michelle Latimer’s ALIAS. It was to be followed by Big Blue, which documents former Berton House writer-in-residence Charles Wilkins’ voyage across the Atlantic in a 16-crew rowboat. The short film programs start on Friday, along with workshops with Normand Roger and Daniel Janke, and the opening reception for the Cold Cuts Video Festival in the ODD Gallery. The weekend holds more shorts, youth screenings, a location recording

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A scene from The Dentist, a short drama from Ontario’s Jonathon M.B. Hunter.

workshop with David Hechenberger, a screening and Q&A with filmmaker-in-residence Madi Piller, emerging artists screenings, a street barbecue and live music by Dawson’s The Naysayers. Festival director Dan Sokolowski says northern Canadian films are a highlight of the short programming festival this year. “We’ve got a really good selection of films from the Northwest Territories,” says Sokolowski. The festival typically receives a smattering of northern films, but this year the volume of films from the Northwest Territories in addition to films from Nunavut

and northern Labrador round out the selections. “It’s interesting to see what our neighbours are doing,” he says. In total, there will be 125 short films screening during the festival covering the range of genres. Program titles reflect themes such as “Up River,” “Down River,” “At the Confluence” and “Beyond the Aurora.” It is Sokolowski’s eighth year directing the festival and finding the right blend of genres for each program is key to it going smooth. “The fun part is putting those programs together and sitting in the audience and feeling what

they feel,” says Sokolowski. At 4 a.m. and five days left to shoot and edit, Martin laughs at missing his first Dawson City International Short Film Festival because he will be making one to show. “It’s going to be a busy weekend,” he says. Festival passes are $50 for the general public and individual screenings are $9. All tickets can be purchased by dropping by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture or giving the office a call at 867-993-5005. See the festival website for schedule and more, at Alyssa Friesen is a freelance writer in Dawson City.


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Is it time for a real war on cars? by DAVID SUZUKI




n railing against everything from bike lanes to transit spending, pundits and politicians often raise the spectre of a “war on cars.” Of course, there is no war on cars – but there should be. Cars directly kill and hurt more people every year than most diseases, resulting in 1.5 million deaths and 78 million injuries needing medical care, according to the World Bank. Road injury is the eighth leading cause of death worldwide. Pollution from cars also causes acute and chronic health problems that often result in premature death – from heart disease and stroke to respiratory illness and lung cancer. Environmental impacts of cars are also well-known and wideranging, including climate change, smog and oily run-off from roads, not to mention the green space sacrificed for infrastructure to sell, drive, fuel and park them. Despite fuel-efficiency improvements, emissions from vehicles have more than doubled since 1970, and will

increase with rising car demand in countries like China, India and Brazil, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Because many people, especially North Americans, can’t conceive of a world without cars for everyone, we overlook major problems caused by our private automobile obsession. We’re rightly outraged when a company like General Motors ignores faulty ignition switches in some of its vehicles, thought to have caused 13 deaths over 13 years. The massive recall that followed was justified and necessary. But as a headline on Treehugger’s website argues, “It’s time for a bigger recall of a seriously defective product: The Car.” The article continues, “Since we can’t recall every car all at once and redesign the entire country, there are at least things we can do to make it less bad. Significantly reduce speed limits. Make drivers pay the full cost of infrastructure construction and maintenance through the gas tax. Build the cost of medical care for those millions of injured by cars into the price of gas. Invest in walkable cities and alternative forms of transport.” Seattle newsweekly The Stranger, only somewhat tongue-incheek, created a 2011 manifesto for a real war on cars. “We demand that car drivers pay their own way, bearing the full cost of the automobile-petroleum-industrial

complex that has depleted our environment, strangled our cities, and drawn our nation into foreign wars,” it says. “Reinstate the progressive motor vehicle excise tax, hike the gas tax, and toll every freeway, bridge, and neighborhood street until the true cost of driving lies as heavy and noxious as our smog-laden air.” As Treehugger notes, we can’t shift from car-centric societies overnight. And until we find ways to better design our urban areas, many people will continue to rely on cars. After all, in the “developed” world, and increasingly in the developing world, we privilege private automobiles when creating infrastructure, often at the expense of what we need for public transit, walking and cycling. Some even claim automobile and oil companies bought and dismantled streetcar and urban rail lines from the mid-1930s to the 1950s to sell more cars and oil. Fuel efficiency wasn’t a concern because, before pollution and climate change impacts were known, gas sale profits were a priority. Many factors were involved in the development of car culture, but we now find ourselves in an era when much of our oil is burned to propel mostly single users in inefficient vehicles. Even with today’s improved fuel standards, only about 15 per cent of the energy from each litre of fuel burned is used to move the vehicle,

which typically weighs 10 to 20 times more than the passenger(s) it carries. That translates to about a one per cent efficiency to move those passengers. Although we can’t stop using cars altogether, we can curtail their damage to people and the environment. We can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by cutting back on car use, choosing fuel-efficient vehicles, joining a car pool or sharing program and reducing speed. At the policy level, we need increased investment

in public transit and cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, stronger fuel-efficiency standards, reduced speed limits, higher gas taxes and human-centric urban design. Besides combatting pollution and climate change, reduced dependency on private automobiles will lead to healthier people, fewer deaths and injuries and livable cities with happier citizens. And that’s worth fighting for! With contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Editor Ian Hanington.

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A springtime journey on the Arctic coastal plain snow-covered ice here to teach me how to gather water samples. Starting the week of April 7, by Ned bottling lake water will be my duty Rozell as I join a caravan of snowmachining scientists on the white plains and foothills north of the Brooks Range. The water samples will end up as far away as Worcester, Mass. at Clark University, in the labs of scientists who want to learn more old water the colour of iced about arctic lakes, which take up as much space as land in northern tea wets the boots of Chris Alaska. Arp as he yanks a power I’ll pull water samples from lakes auger from the hole he just drilled so the scientists on the trip – Arp, in this quiet lake, a few miles from his office at the University of Alaska Guido Grosse of the Alfred Wegener Institute of Potsdam, Germany Fairbanks. and UAF’s Geophysical Institute A whiff of sulphur – a sign and Ben Jones of the USGS Alaska there’s not much oxygen in this Science Center in Anchorage – pond born when ancient frozen ground thawed – wafts upward can poke corers into frozen soil, as Ben Gaglioti clears slush from measure methane levels under ice the hole with a shovel. Gaglioti, a and check the thickness of lake ice, graduate student and USGS student among other duties. intern, and Arp, an ecologist with Jones invited me on his annual the university’s Water and Environ- spring journey to 60 lakes that are mental Research Center, are on the among the thousands that pock the




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to cover lakes closer to Alaska’s farthest north town. Jones and his team will start at the Dalton Highway and work northwest to the coast. Why should anyone care about icy ponds in country that’s bitter in winter and just about impenetrable in summer? These lakes few people will ever see are great indicators of change in a place that has been frozen and stable for thousands of years, the scientists say. If lake ice continues its thinning trend, more lakes won’t freeze to the bottom. This will make the lakes more useful for creatures like fish, which will be able to overNed Rozell photo winter, and people, who can use the Guido Grosse and Ben Jones take snow samples from the sur- water to make ice roads and perface of a lake near the Itkillik River in northern Alaska. haps pump it for other purposes. The downside of more free water map of northern Alaska, making it measurements they have the past in winter is that its heat can thaw resemble a slice of Swiss cheese. For few years. Among other things, they lake bottoms, cause more shoreline the third straight year, Jones and want to measure the thickness of erosion and maybe release trapped three partners will drive snowmalake ice, which has decreased from methane, a greenhouse gas. chines over the trackless country about seven feet in the 1970s to For the rest of April, I will send from Toolik Lake to Teshekpuk about five feet on recent traverses. columns back from the wild country of Alaska’s north slope of the Lake and back, covering the disBecause permafrost-thaw lakes Brooks Range. I’ll also update trip tance from New York to Chicago in cover so much of Alaska and the progress at alaskatracks.blogspot. three weeks. circumpolar north, funders at the com and the scientists will maintain Powering over that blue-white National Science Foundation have a trip blog at, we’ll stop in some estab- decided the lakes are important blog.html. Thanks for coming lished camps – at Umiat, Teshekpuk enough for a detailed look. Jones along. Lake and Inigok Creek – and will and his colleagues, including KenSince the late 1970s, the University of sleep in an Arctic Oven tent on tun- neth Hinkel of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Geophysical Indra within the National Petroleum Cincinnati, have probed the same stitute has provided this column free Reserve-Alaska. Near each stopping lakes both in April and August of in cooperation with the UAF research point, the scientists will drill holes the past few years. Hinkel’s team community. Ned Rozell is a science in frozen lakes to perform the same travels overland out of Barrow writer for the Geophysical Institute.


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APPEL D’OFFRES : Consultations communautaires La CSFY désire connaitre l’opinion de la communauté par rapport aux options qui se présentent pour un projet de construction d’une école secondaire communautaire. À cet effet, la CSFY est à la recherche d’une personne pouvant mener à bien des consultations auprès de la communauté. Il est prévu que les consultations iront chercher l’opinion des élèves, des parents, des membres du personnel, des membres du Partenariat communautaire en éducation et de la communauté. Ces consultations permettront d’éclairer la CSFY dans sa prise de décision. Le consultant ou la consultante devra : • Développer un guide du participant détaillant chaque option disponible pour la construction d’une école secondaire communautaire afin d’en informer la communauté; • Analyser les résultats des consultations passées sur le même sujet; • Présenter différents modèles d’écoles francophones en situation minoritaire qui existent présentement au Canada et en décrire les avantages ou désavantages; • Proposer un plan de consultations et une méthode de cueillette de données. Ce plan devra inclure des sessions d’information pour expliquer les options de construction. L’objectif premier est que la communauté soit bien informée et qu’elle puisse faire valoir ses opinions; • Coordonner la logistique des consultations et les animer; • Rédiger un rapport présentant les opinions et les recommandations pour la construction d’une école secondaire communautaire. La préférence sera donnée aux candidates et candidats du Yukon. La CSFY prévoit avoir terminé les étapes du processus de consultation d’ici le 15 juin 2014. SVP, veuillez présenter votre dossier de candidature, incluant une proposition de plan de travail et de budget, à la CSFY à l’attention d’Edmond Ruest, directeur général, edmond.ruest@ au plus tard le 27 avril 2014. Renseignements : 667-8680, poste 0

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Revealing the wicked side of Dawson a company for plays alone. You cannot increase the price of admission and the salaries, scenery etc., entail an enormous outlay. I do not believe that really artistic acting would be appreciated; certainly it would not pay a legitimate actor to come to this country unless he had other interests. “The shows are for the men and as the wine flows they become less particular as to the kind of amusements they beguile the hours with. Besides the miners there are men about town who come to have what they call a good time and will spend thousands with but little urging, and will walk up to the boxes like little men without the least bit of

coaxing. These are what the girls call ‘good fellows,’ be they gentlemen or the personification of all that is uncouth and vulgar. “Here is where we can see the man as he is, and you don’t have to scratch the skin to find the gentleman, however they may pose on the outside. In here the veneering only serves to reflect the animal within, and no one has a better opportunity to study man than the little girl who touches the button for another small bottle.” Michael Gates is a Yukon historian and sometimes adventurer based in Whitehorse. His latest book, Dalton’s Gold Rush Trail, is available in Yukon stores. You can contact him at

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Of the four variety theatres operating in the summer of 1898, only this one, the Combination, depicted by eye witness Tappan Adney, was not a tent structure.


am I doing? I am working and there is no legitimate theatre in this country. They are a sort of combination theatres, consisting usually of a short, impromptu by Michael Gates sketch, followed by a series of songs, dances, etc., given by ‘artuch has been writists,’ scraped up from God knows ten about the life of a where. dance hall girl during “Then comes the ‘drama’ the days of the gold rush. Noth- – a name given to burlesques, ing can be as poignant or reveal- tragedies, or anything the capriing as the words of one of the cious managers may see fit to put ladies who lived the life. Here is on at the last moment, though an article from a Dawson newsusually you are given three days paper from 1900 that provides a for rehearsing and learning your revealing insight into the life of parts. After all this follows the a Dawson City soubrette. I hope big dance, in which all the aforethat you enjoy reading this: said artists and dance hall girls engaged for that purpose join. The Wicked Side “The show starts at 9 p.m. and ends about 2:30 a.m. and of Dawson the dance continues all night Life of a soubrette as told by and day if there is anyone foolish herself enough to remain, though the ON STAGE AND IN BOXES Chief ambition is to Get Men time for the musicians to leave is 6 a.m. Drunk and Work Them for “Now you may wonder why, Champagne at Fifteen Dollars a in this land of gold, they give Small Bottle – Men Seen There in Their True Colours – A Life of so much for a paltry 50 cents or one dollar, the price of admisDeception and Duplicity sion, but there’s the catch! The “The following interesting wise and sturdy old miner will letter was recently found on pay his admission and if he walks the streets of Dawson, havstraight to his place in the pit he ing evidently been accidentally may escape. But lo, if he lingers dropped by the writer. It gives around the bar to take a drink he a graphic description of the life is almost sure to be led astray by of a soubrette and the lights a pair of promising eyes and the and shades of life in Dawson vaudevilles and dance halls, and first thing the poor chap knows, he finds himself alone with his as such will prove interesting siren in one of the boxes – you reading to many not initiated into the wicked ways of Dawson must know the upper part of all these houses are allotted to boxes by gas light. – and there the fair one proceeds “For obvious reasons, the to ‘blow’ him or ‘take him down name of the writer was suppressed, but she can rest assured the line’ to the tune of $1 a drink that her letter, after being copied, or $15 a small bottle of wine. Out of this the little soubrette was duly sealed and mailed to the proper address on the envel- gets 25 or 50 per cent, according to her arrangements with the ope. The writer of this letter is too clever to hide her life under house. In addition to this they a bushel: get from $50 to $150 a week. “Dawson, Y.T. 1900 “Salaries are gauges, not “My dear Mr. V------ What according to their ability on



the stage, but their cleverness in the boxes. Though there are some engaged for the show, it is optional with them whether they go into the boxes or not, and in justice to a few I must say there are some clever specialty people here. “Strange and incredible as it may sound to you, many of the girls, whose chief ambition apparently is to get men drunk, are comparatively moral and faithful to their husbands or lovers, and the poor chap to whom their eyes promised so much finds himself the next morning with empty pockets and a frightful head – the only souvenir of the beautiful vision his lustful eyes beheld the night before, and considering himself, I suppose, very badly treated and even cheated. Do not think, my dear friend, that I condone this mode of extracting gold from the Klondiker’s poke, but the society of any woman must be worth a great deal to these lonely fellows and, so far from blaming the girls, I cannot help but admire the clever way in which they blend pleasure and commerce. But how degrading. “Now in all this jumble I suppose you ask yourself what part I take. Well, I am playing in the dramas at a weekly salary of $-----, and am privileged to go home when I finish my show, so can avoid all the dissipation. I keep my eyes open, hoping that something will turn up that will in a way recompense me for the sacrifice I am making by living in this morbid and obnoxious atmosphere. “The plays go very well here, notwithstanding the fact that most of them are very badly done. Keeping such late hours and so much dissipation prevents proper study, and, with the existing state of things, it would not pay a manager to keep

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La Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon (CSFY) désire connaître l’opinion de la communauté par rapport au projet de construction d’une école secondaire communautaire. À cet effet, la CSFY est à la recherche d’une personne pouvant organiser des consultations publiques. Tous les détails de l’appel d’offres à Date limite pour soumettre une candidature : le 27 avril 2014 CSFY 667-8680, poste 0

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Alpine team secures record medal haul at B.C. zone final

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Yukon Alpine Ski Team’s Abby Hawes races giant slalom at the Teck North Zone Finals in Smithers, B.C. on Saturday. The Yukon team won a total of 15 medals at the event.

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ever before has the Yukon Alpine Ski Team returned from a competition with more hardware in tow than at the start of the week. The Yukon team pocketed 14 medals at the Teck North Zone Finals over the weekend in Smithers, B.C. “It was great. We actually brought our U12s down, they’re the younger kids, and they did great,” said Yukon skier Abby Hawes. The Yukon team collected medals in four age groups. One of Yukon’s youngest skiers won the team’s only gold from the weekend. In her first Outside trip – and her first Outside race – Yukon’s Greta Gladwin won gold in under-10 girls skicross on Sunday. “That’s her first road trip, she’s a young girl, she’s an up-andcomer,” said Yukon coach Eugene Hawes. “She started training with the U12s and she’s very strong,

but she’s only nine years old. She doesn’t have any fear.” “She’s going to be a great little racer, I just know it already,” added Abby. Gladwin’s gold was not the only medal to spring from a U10 division. Teammate Clayton Chapman took silver in the U10 boys skicross race. Gladwin and Chapman were too young to compete in Saturday’s giant slalom, but were course forerunners for the event. “There are a lot of people coming up, little racers, who are going to be pretty great who you’ll probably see get some great results,” said Abby. Yukon’s big medal rush came in the two one-run GS races on Saturday. Josie Storey won silver in each of the two GS races in under-16 females. She also claimed a bronze in each for placing third overall out of all female skiers. Abby Hawes was close behind with a bronze in each GS race for U16. Teammate Tayler Mitchell

placed fifth and fourth in the same division on Saturday. “It’s mine and Josie and Tayler’s last season, so we just had a lot of fun and I guess we did all right,” said Abby. “We came home with a lot of medals and it was fun.” The three long-time teammates may direct their talents towards coaching next season since numbers tend to drop in the under-18 division. They’ll see what’s going to happen with the Canada Winter Games next year before making a decision, said Abby. “We’re not sure at this point, I guess we could, but I think we’re all looking a little more at coaching next year and doing a little less racing,” said Abby. “It all depends on the Canada Games, if that’s an option. But right now we’re looking more at coaching because the racing dribbles down at U18. Most people stop then, so there’s not as much competition.” Other Yukon medals from the GS include Charlie Hawes winning bronze and Shane Orban winning bronze in the other race for U14 boys.

Mollie Fraser raced to bronze, followed by a fourth place finish, in the U12 girls races. Storey was back to winning medals in Sunday’s skicross events, which saw 130 skiers and snowboarders take part. Storey snagged silver in the under-16 female division. Abby placed fourth, ahead of teammates Samantha Richardson and Mitchell in fifth and seventh, respectively. “Josie and I decided to do everything we wanted to do in this last race and we just made the best of it,” said Abby. “It was a lot of fun. Next year we will go back to Smithers and maybe we’ll be coaching. Maybe we’ll throw on old race skis and race it.” Yukon’s Liam Diamond raced to bronze in the U12 males skicross. Orin Gladwin placed fifth, while Yukon teammates Noah Wright and Ensio Lera tied for eighth in the same division. Orban captured another bronze in U14 skicross. Charlie Hawes placed fifth and teammate Manas Sarin-Toews seventh in the

same group. Yukon’s Grace-Ann Janssen sped to seventh out of 10 skiers in the U14 female skicross. “Some skiers were right there. Maybe it was a bad turn or some icy spot, but they were very close and could have medalled too,” said Eugene. The Yukon Alpine Ski Team has had a productive season. They sped to six medals, including a bronze in the team event, at the Arctic Winter Games last month in Fairbanks, Alaska. Storey, Abby Hawes and teammate Katie Vowk all collected hardware at the Games. The team won one individual medal in 2012 Games and no medals at the 2008 and 2010 Games. “We’d like to thank (Whitehorse’s) Mount Sima for their support, we’re very happy they stayed open,” said Eugene. “Alpine Yukon has a really good program and we’re developing strong skiers.” Contact Tom Patrick at


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Nomination Meeting Notice Public notice is hereby given the electors of the municipality of the Village of Mayo that I require the presence of the said electors at the Village Office on Thursday, the 24th day of April, 2014, from the hours of ten o’clock a.m. to twelve o’clock noon, for the purpose of nominating persons for the office of one Councillor for the Village of Mayo. The Nomination papers shall be in the form prescribed pursuant to the Municipal Act. In the event of a poll being necessary, such poll will be opened as follows, and every person is hereby required to take notice and govern themselves accordingly: Advance Poll: May 8, 2014 Regular Poll: May 15, 2014 Nomination forms are available prior to the nomination meeting at the Municipal Office during regular office hours. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND this 16th day of April, 2014, at Mayo, in the Yukon Territory. Crystal Trudeau, Returning Officer

2nd Annual Yukoners Cancer Care Fund Reception The Honourable David Laxton, Speaker of the Yukon Legislative Assembly, invites you to attend a reception in support of the Yukoners Cancer Care Fund.

Thursday, April 24 5:30 pm Yukon Government Main Administration Building Foyer This very important event has been established to raise awareness and funds to support Yukoners who are fighting cancer, and their families who help to care for them. Enjoy live music, hospitality, appetizers provided by Yukon College, as well as silent and live auctions. Admission is by donation and receipts will be available upon request. Proceeds to benefit the Yukoners Cancer Care Fund – a fund administered by the Yukon Hospital Foundation. To more information and to confirm your attendance, please call 867.393.8931.





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Friday, April 18, 2014



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


Los Angeles Guitar Quartet Classical guitar quartet

April 26, 2014

CLUES ACROSS 1. Smallest mergansers 6. Minute floating marine tunicate 11. Made from genus quercus 12. Bored feelings 13. Spoke 15. Cry 18. Played the chanter 19. Lash 20. Shoots a marble 21. Dentist’s group 24. Trees in 11 across

25. Prince Hirobumi 26. Opposite of capitalism 30. Eats decaying wood 32. Facial twitch 33. E. central English river 35. Sound wave reflection 43. Goalless 44. Central processing unit 45. Wings 47. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 48. Noah’s oldest son (Bible)

49. Tenet 51. “Rocky” actress Talia 52. Bullocks 54. Repeated product phrase 55. A roofed patio 57. “Police station” in South Asian countries 58. Cosmogeny matter (pl) 59. 1967 Nobel chemist Manfred

21. Behave in a certain manner 22. Cease living 23. Swiss river 26. Painting on dry plaster 27. Not off 28. 6th tone of the scale 29. Pre-Columbian Indians of Peru 31. Bit-by-bit 34. The 26th state 36. Hour 37. Original Equipment Mfg. 38. Bachelor of Laws 39. Largest English dictionary (abbr.) 40. The most electropositive metal

41. Classical music for the stage 42. Spirit presiding over thing or place 43. In a wise way 45. Promotions 46. A piece of land 48. What the sun did yesterday 50. “Rule britannia” composer 51. Scum at the surface of molten metals 53. ___ Adams, early US patriot 54. Chinese term for poetry 56. Present tense of be 57. Atomic #52

8:00 pm, Yukon Arts Centre

CLUES DOWN 1. Bouncing Bess 2. Australian friends 3. Supplemented with difficulty 4. Take in marriage 5. Tin 6. Antimony 7. Linen liturgical vestment 8. A country in SE Asia 9. Photocopy 10. Place of Hindus retreat 13. Ocular 14. Lasso 16. Acorn tree 17. Wife of Saturn

Pre-concert Interview 7:00 – 7:30 pm Tickets at Arts Underground and the Yukon Arts Centre $50 adults, $50 seniors (60+), $25 youth (under 19)


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6+gst per issue/$9+gst boxed & bolded 30+gst per month $ 45+gst per month boxed & bolded $ $ • 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2E4 • Phone: (867) 667-6285 • Fax: (867) 668-3755 For Rent ATLIN GUEST HOUSE Deluxe Lakeview Suites Sauna, Hot Tub, BBQ, Internet, Satellite TV Kayak Rentals In House Art Gallery 1-800-651-8882 Email: HOBAH APARTMENTS: Clean, spacious, walking distance downtown, security entrance, laundry room, plug-ins, rent includes heat & hot water, no pets. References required. 668-2005 ARE YOU New to Whitehorse? Pick up a free Welcome to Whitehorse package at The Smith House, 3128-3rd Ave. Information on transit, recreation programs, waste collection & diversion. 668-8629 WEEKEND GET AWAY Rustic Cabin-45 minutes from town Hiking Trails in the summer Skiing in the winter Includes sauna. Reasonable rates. Rent out by the week or for a weekend. 867-821-4443 $575, $785, $900, ROOMS. BACHELORS. 1-BDRMS. Clean, bright, furnished, all utilities incl, laundry facilities. Close to college & downtown. Bus stop, security doors. Live-in manager. 667-4576 or Email:

Horwood’s Mall Main Street at First Avenue Coming Available Soon! Two small retail spaces. 150 & 580 sq. ft. (Larger space faces Front Street)

For more information call Greg


SKYLINE APTS: 2-bdrm apartments, Riverdale. Parking & laundry facilities. 667-6958 2-BDRM 1-BATH legal suite, Porter Creek, energy efficient, laundry room, ground level, dd&refs reqʼd, off-street parking/plug-ins, N/P, N/S, no parties, avail May 1, $1,200/mon. 667-7128 CABIN 21X28, partly furnished, 15 min south of town, avail May 1, elec, woodstove & oil monitor, no running water, refs&dd req'd, N/S, no parties, no drugs, $800/mon. Email: 3-BDRM CONDO, Granger, available May 15, N/S, N/P, refs reqʼd. $1,700/mon + utils. 335-8640 Available Now Newly renovated OFFICE SPACE & RETAIL SPACE Close to Library & City Hall A short walk to Main Street Phone 633-6396

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

Please call Kevin at 334-6575 for more information.

TAKHINI, 2-BDRM suite, new, main floor, sunny & bright, near College, school, Games Centre, responsible tenant, N/P, N/S, $1,100/mon + utils. 336-0444 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

RIVERDALE: FURNISHED room in home, N/S, N/P, N/D, clean, quiet home, internet, laundry, close to DT, $600/mon all incl. 667-2452

ROOM FOR rent, Ingram, N/P, N/S, no drugs, utilities included, single person only. 668-2848

3-BDRM 2-BATH duplex, Copper Ridge, avail immed, garage, 5 appliances, $1,550/mon + utils. 456-7099

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

RENT ONE of our cozy cabins with sauna for a weekend getaway Relax and enjoy the winter wonderland on the S. Canol Road 332- 3824 or

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:

Office Space fOr LeaSe Above Starbuck’s on Main St. Nice clean, professional building, good natural light. 3 different offices currently available. Competitive lease rates offered. or C: 333.9966

for rent for rent Approx. 1650 sq ft

HAINES, ASLASKA! Swan View Rental Cabins Right on the lake! 50 kms north of Haines, Alaska. Ask about our special rates for Yukoners. (907)766-3576

Approx. 750 sq ft

of high-end office space with fantastic views available immediately. Elevator accessible, excellent soundproofing, large windows, lots of natural light.

BDRM/SHARED ACCOMMODATION, Riverdale, $650/mon, first, last & dd. 456-7900 DOWNTOWN LOCATION, 1,350 sqft office/retail space, reasonable, coming available. 667-7144 ROOM IN quiet home, Copper Ridge for responsible female, 300 sqft & private bath, N/P, N/S, avail immed, $850/mon & shared utils & dd. 333-1001 3-BDRM 2-BATH on main floor, fridge, stove, dishwasher, w/d, avail June 1, reasonable rent, utils are incl, 668-6446

1,600 square foot. Excellent location. 3rd & Jarvis Street AvAilAble June 1, 2014 Please call Ivan @ 668-7111 for information and to view.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT 2nd storey of building in Marwell. 340-sqft & 190-sqft spaces. Quiet, reasonable rent. 334-7000 or 667-2917 3-4 BDRM 2-bath spacious house, PC, wood stove, huge yard, N/S, $1,695/mon + utils, contact 2-BDRM LOWER portion of home, Crestview, N/S, N/P, avail immed, incl laundry & parking, refs&dd reqʼd, $1,150/mon + utils, 667-4858 FURNISHED ROOM in large home, incl sat TV, wifi, storage, queen bed, utils, laundry, parking, fitness equip, greenhouse, quiet, share with 1-2 adults, NS, NP, $800/mon. 334-3300 BRIGHT 1-BDRM suite, PC, full bath, in-suite laundry, attached greenhouse, on bus route, N/S, $795/mon + utils. Contact LOOKING FOR roommate, male or female, $450/mon. 335-0729 LOT 1057 Mile 5.1 Mayo Rd. 2-bdrm, 1-bath main floor available May. 1st, 15 mins from town. Kitchen & laundry appliances inclʼd. Nice, clean, pet friendly. Weekdays: 668-6888 ext 21

RETIRED COUPLE looking for a furnished house or apt in Whse or vicinity from August 1st, 2014 util the summer of 2015. Refs available. Jean 456-2981

Real Estate KENO CITY Lot #15, 1 acre in town, property has 6 buildings incl unique 1,500 sqft beer bottle house and 30ʼx45ʼ shop, 867-995-2720 RIVERDALE LOT, 100x50, zoned RS but new services to support 2nd/3rd residence, S-facing back, quiet alley, close to trails, 21 McQuesten, $169,900. Build in Riverdale. HANDYMAN SPECIAL, 76ʼx150ʼ lot on Oak St, PC, 1,000ʼ per floor, Feb. 14 new boiler/wood stove heat, $250,000 obo. 633-4259

TESLIN LAKE. Quality 4-bdrm, 2-bath home w/shop on 0.18 acres. Drilled well, gorgeous stone & pine detailed finishing, $364,900. 633-4778.

PARTIALLY FURNISHED bdrm in Arkell. Electrical/heat inclʼd. N/P, N/S. DD & refs reqʼd, $750/mon. 334-4307

CHOICE OF 2 land parcels, 7.5 acres each. Treed with Ag parcels on sides. Near km 1462 (Ak Hwy) on south side. Phone & power avail from hwy, $159,900/ea. 633-4822

CABIN, BUILT in 2012, 1.5 storey, 16ʼx24ʼ w large upper deck, 1/2 acre fenced & gated, 30 mins north of Whitehorse, elec, well, animals welcome, 668-7012 daytime only UNFURNISHED ROOM&BOARD, access to inernet & satellite, share with older couple, $850/mon, contact Bev or Al. 668-4380

SPACIOUS 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available in downtown and Hillcrest, $900 to $1,200/mon. N/P. 668-2416 BRIGHT 1-BDRM suite, Riverdale, newer house, great location, spacious living areas with laundry, N/S, N/P, refs reqʼd, avail June. $900/mon +. Email  

Call 867-333-0144

REQUIRE 1-BDRM apt for May 1 in Whitehorse, prefer c/t or Riverdale, professional male YTG employee, arriving April 12. Phone 519-577-0200 or email Eugene at

PARADISE IN Cowley Creek, private and funky, 20 minutes from downtown, peaceful environment, responsible tenant, $1,600/mon + utils. 334-1234

2 BDRM 1.5 bath townhouse, 1,300 sqft, 5 appliances, 2 parking spaces, N/P, N/P, refs & dd reqʼd, $1,600/mon & utils. 633-5129

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.

HOUSESITTER AVAILABLE Mature, responsible person Call Suat at 668-6871

RIVERDALE ROOMMATE wanted, utils inclʼd, $650/mon. Rick 332-6030

1-BDRM UNFURNISHED basement suite, Copper Ridge, N/P, younger household all in 20's. $1,200/mon all inclusive. 335-8440

Beautifully finished office space is available in the Taku Building at 309 Main Street.

Wanted to Rent

2-BDRM 1.5 bath house, Teslin, large living room, family room, arctic entry, 1,300sq ft, lake view, well, sewer, oil/wood heat, large fenced yard, in town, $115,000. 335-4460

2-BDRM 1.5 bath house, Teslin, large living room, family room, arctic entry, well and sewer, oil/wood heat, lake view, large fenced yard, N/S, pets ok, $750/mon. 335-4460

Please call Kevin at 334-6575 for more information.


200 SQFT ground floor bachelor suite downtown, avail. April 15, N/P, N/S, $650/mon + utils, references required, Email

5-BDRM 2-BATH house in Watson Lake for sale or rent May 01, 2014, on 2 acres by airport and ski hill. Call Lelah 867-632-9618

2,628 square feet of

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available for Lease starting June 1, 2014.

2 Suites available for lease. Suites can be leased separately or combined as 1. One suite is 1,248 square feet. The second suite is 1,380 square feet. Located in a professional building downtown Whitehorse, this space is ideal for accounting, legal or other professionals. Move-in ready. For more information, please contact:


4-BDRM 3-BATH 4-level split, Logan, fireplace, sunken LR, rear deck access, greenbelt, mountain view, AM & PM sunshine, quiet neighbourhood, double garage, 667-6587 5TH WHEEL, add-ons, new insulation, stove, windows, doors installed last fall, still lots of work needed, pad rent $275, $20,000 obo. Must sell, moving out, make reasonable offer. 336-2117 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

Help Wanted CHEEKY MONKEYʼS DAYCARE is hiring a Toddler Teacher & a Supported Childcare Worker. Looking for mature, responsible, fun-loving individuals to join our dynamic team. Competitive wages & benefits. Drop off resumes to: 95 Lewes Blvd 334-4665 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

Friday, April 18, 2014 Experienced Sales Staff Required for retail store. Fashionable, computer skills, sewing experience an asset.   Apply in person to Andrea: 6098 6th Avenue with references. 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 DAWSON CITY Looking for an experienced cook for exclusive Greek cuisine restaurant For more information contact Tony Dovas 867-993-5868 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. KAL TIRE is looking for full-time team members in Shipping & Receiving & the Front Shop Pay depends on experience Contact: Rick Copes 633-4482


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When im in my condo I always feel like I’m somewhere extra special! :) Granite countertops, engineered hardwood and ceramic flooring, stainless steel appliances, solid-core fir doors and a full wall of windows with a view of the sunrise on the beautiful Yukon River and Millennium Trail, right below your feet. These are only a few of the many reasons that you will fall in love with this River’s Reach outstanding lifestyle!


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63 Sandpiper drive Whitehorse 867-668-2148


This bright third-floor corner unit will literally blow your mind with two huge bedrooms, a den (with custom built-in office), two bathrooms and a killer view from all areas. Master has huge ensuite with separate tub & glass shower and walk-in closet, openconcept kitchen, dining and living area with fireplace & doors that lead to the spacious BBQ deck with propane plumbed in. Heated underground parking, elevator and storage lockers. Please call 867-334-1234 to book your appointment to view this exceptional space...priced at $549,000.

Miscellaneous for Sale MAKITA 12” planer, 6” joiner combination machine, 220 volt, 3 sets of blades, $700 obo. 633-2916

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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


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

BRAND NEW TWO BEDROOM HOME. 1216 square feet with attached single-car garage. Located on very quiet cul-de-sac in the newest serviced subdivision. Great south-facing exposure with full view of the front range of mountains. This home has been built to the latest energy standards and met the energy audit of the latest NBC. It features maple kitchen cabinets, AC4 laminate and ceramic flooring, as well as a gas fireplace. Asking $329,000. For more information or to make a viewing appointment call: (867) 633-4275 Whitehorse or (867) 336-8850 Haines Junction


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Miscellaneous for Sale 3 8” inline Hurricane fans, used, $100. 1 8” Hurricane fan, new, $150. 336-4202

Friday, April 18, 2014

:) = 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

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

MASON INDUSTRIAL sewing machine, as is, needs a little TLC, $200 firm. 667-6760

ROYAL WEDDING Album, $20, King Tutankhamenʼs Treasures, $20, Mandrell family album, signatured, $20, assorted novels, $5. 633-3113

9 1000 watt ballasts Lumatek 240 power supply only, $100 ea. 3 Intermatic model T104 heavy duty timers, $35 ea. 334-7535

The Yukon Council on disABILITY is pleased to offer a part-time (approximately 30 hours/week) term (June 2014-February 2015 with possible extension to May 2015) for the position of

ExEcutivE DirEctor The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives including: reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities, ensuring that continuing contractual obligations are being fulfilled; allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency; developing organizational and administrative policies and program objectives.

15 1000 watt HPS, high efficient light bulbs, $25 ea. 5 1000 watt IMH bulbs, $25 ea. 334-7535

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

3 1000 sq.ft. rolls of Thermaflow poly sheeting, super white reflective, $25 per roll. 334-7535

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


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Ability to lead the organization while working collaboratively with other agencies; Strong motivational and team building skills; Financial management and budgeting experience; Excellent internal and external communication skills; Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draft valid conclusions; Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to diversity; Public speaking ability; Expertise in program planning and budgeting; Proficient computer skills; Understanding of best practices related to disability; Knowledge of non-profit organization and management. Those interested in the position are encouraged to view the full job description which is available upon request. Apply via email to, in person or fax 393-4992. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 at 5pm

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.

Expression of Interest for: Part-time Instructor(s)

School of Trades and Technology Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus Hourly Rate: $32.30 to $36.33 Competition No.: 14.50 Initial Review Date: April 25, 2014

Are you interested in teaching part-time? Do you possess Journey Level certification or possibly have a combination of related education and experience? Yukon College, Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining, the School of Trades and Technology is looking for qualified person(s), on a casual basis, to teach in one or more of the following trade areas: • • •

Electrical Plumbing Carpentry

2 HONEYWELL Air Genius air purifier, screens out microbials, mould, bacteria, new $225, asking $100. 336-4202 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 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 YAMAHA EF4600DX generator, both 120 & 240 volt, economy (auto) idle, low oil alert, 21lt fuel tank, good cond, $1,500 obo. 332-2113 GLASS ENTRANCE door, metal frame, used. Steel tracks for 5th wheel hitch. Basic cash register. 667-7144 DEEP FRYER, double basket, propane powered, new $1,800, asking $700. 456-4922

Desired Education/Training: • Degree in Social Work, or other related Human Service field or Not for Profit Management. • The ideal candidate will posses the following essential qualifications: ›

Sea-Can (40’x10’). Folding doors both ends. Custom 4ft. wide steel center door. c/w metal work bench and vise. $3800. 667-7777.

BRAND NEW self contained, stand alone, odourless compost toilet. Evirolet brand. Very efficient, low maintenance, Needs no water, c/w ducting, no tax and no shipping. $2,200 obo. 633-6502 30 CC, 8-inch ice auger. $275 obo.  Like new. 633-6502

Des professionnels engagés

50-YEAR COLLECTION of National Geographic magazines in good quality slipcases [1961-2011), $100. 668-2877

Conseils en développement de carrière Création, amélioration et traduction de CV

60-INCH GASPARDO Sickle mower with hydraulic lift. Spare blade. Like new. $1500.  390-2507

Simulation d’entrevue

HYDRAULIC WOOD splitter. Fits on three point hitch of tractor. $1500 obo. 633-6502 HOMELITE 4300 watt generator, never used, $300 obo. 668-5882 2 LARGE house plants, 1-5ʼ tall palm tree, $75 obo, 1 bushy palm plant, $50 obo. 667-7107

Des services personnalisés et des ressources utiles.


Direction de l’enseignement postsecondaire

CENTRE DE LA FRANCOPHONIE 302, rue Strickland, Whitehorse (Yukon) 867.668.2663 poste 223

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.

Expression of Interest for: Instructor School of Liberal Arts

Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus Hourly Rate: $32.30 to $36.33 Competition No.: 14.48 Initial Review Date: April 22, 2014 Yukon College is looking for a qualified person, on a casual/sessional basis, to teach courses in the following: English (Academic Writing and Critical Thinking) The successful candidate must have an MA in English. If you have the relevant education and are excited about teaching in a postsecondary setting, please send us your resume.

For more information please contact: Jeff Wolosewich 867-332-2347

For additional position information, please contact: Dr. Victoria Castillo a/Chair, Liberal Arts

Go to: for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email:

Go to: for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email:

CORDLESS PASLODE Li-ion C325 nailer, new, with 6 cartridges, case, charger + 100lb nails, $475. 334-8335 GARAGE WORK table, 10ʼx8ʼ, $100 obo. 667-7107 CURTAINS, 54”X74”, cabbage rose pattern, Lancashire cotton, 4 for $100. Double duvet cover, multi burgundy with gold, orange, green, $30. 633-5009 WALL TENT McPherson 16x14 with 4ʼ wall, used, no holes, chimney on wall side. $500 334-5491 26” FRONT tine roto-tiller, works great, $275 obo. Call 335-7455 HEAVY DUTY med woodstove for shop or garage (2 flat surfaces), lined with brick, $400. 667-2940 20X64 CLEAR glass exterior door insert, new cond, $150. 393-8077 ANTIQUE TIBETAN prayer bell with Thunderbolt, $900. 334-4392 WEDDING DRESS, beautiful with lots of embellishments, size 16-18, $250 obo. 334-9932 CHAMPION GENERATOR, 3,000-4000 watts, new, $200 obo. Hilti DX 351 nailer, $650 obo. 334-9932 VERMONT CASTINGS red propane stove, lightly used, great cond, has a Sidrock granite floor pad, $2,700. 393-2125 55-GALLON DRUMS, 9 in total, $50/ea. 456-4755 CUSTOM MADE large steel job box. 4' wide x 30" deep x 2' high, gd cond & strong, $250. 633-4505 MCCLURE WOOD cook stove, cream colour w/water reservoir, gd shape. Has been stored for 30 years, $1,000 firm. Stainless steel, clip together style, 6" stove pipe, in 3' lengths, $200. 633-4505 PROPANE TANK heating pad. Government approved, $200. 633-4505 OLD CRAFTSMAN Radial Armsaw. Will run on 220 or 110. Needs a little TLC but works, $50. 633-4505 PROFESSIONALLY BUILT poker table, never been used, $500 firm. 336-1045 HUSQVARNA CHAINSAW, 141 -16” bar, chain cover, $150. 668-4504 240ʼ OF 3.5” x 20ʼ Victaulic pipe w/clamps, $600. Also misc 2” to 4” valves, tees, unions. Cost $1,100 new, asking $500. 332-6565 ONE OF a kind soft green stylized Tiffany hanging lamp, $100. 633-5009 HARD-SIDED LEATHER briefcase with built-in combination lock, $30, feather pillows with protection covers, 5 for $50. 633-5009 5TH WHEEL equipment, flat deck trailer, 30ʼ long, tandem axles, elec brakes, 668-2332 20 SHEETS 3/4” tongue in groove plywood, $500. 667-6998 GENERATOR SET, gas engine, hitch, for 3/4 ton truck, as new, 668-2332

BACKCOUNTRY SKI boots, black diamond quadrants size 26-26.5 mondo 8-9 men's good condition $250, 667-4450

Electrical Appliances DISPLAY REFRIGERATOR, approx 4ʼ wide, curved glass front, sliding back doors, new $2,000, asking $1,000. 456-4922 STAND-UP FREEZER, exc cond, 59 1/2" tall by 28 3/8" wide, $225.00. 334-5189 COMPACT 336-4242

F R I D G E , 4.5 cu ft, $75.

LARGE UPRIGHT freezer, white in colour, $200. 633-4505

TVs & Stereos

FIREWOOD 6-8 cords Stacked • Dry • Cut • Under Roof $100 per cord. You come and get all. 633-4505

PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191 OPTIMUS MD-1200 electric keyboard w/stand. 25 black, 36 white keys. In perfect cond, $250 firm. 667-4526 WHITE OYSTER shell finish touring pro 5pcs. Taye Drum set excellent condition . Pedal, stool, stands included, $800 obo. 332-6970

RUGER .22 magnum rifle with scope, bolt action, older gun, exc cond, $500. 334-4392

On-call/Casual Waste Facility Attendants

SFA certification / WHMIS training / CSR approved footwear required Wage: $17.00/hr. Hours Vary. Priority will be given to Marsh Lake residents. For further information please call: (867) 660-4660 and leave a message or you may email your Resume to:

underhill geomatics ltd.

Professional Land Surveyors and Geomatics Engineers

Construction Surveyor • • • • • • CPAWS Yukon is currently recruiting a

Is seeking

SHAW DIGITAL Satellite Receiver HDPVR, 1-yr use, paid $400, asking $200, 633-6597 btwn 6:00pm & 8:30 pm

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

Guns & Bows

Marsh Lake Solid Waste Management Society

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

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Minimum 5-years construction and/or mining survey experience Project management experience Good communication and organizational skills Knowledge of survey plans, survey calculations and adjustments Experience in survey and/or engineering drafting Skills in AutoCAD Civil 3D

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

part-time Admin/ProgrAm ASSiStAnt CPAWS Yukon is one of 13 Chapters of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS). The Yukon Chapter was founded in 1993 by a group of Yukon citizens committed to safeguarding Yukon’s wild lands, waters and wildlife. Currently our major focus is protection of the Peel River Watershed. Reporting to the Admin/Finance Manager this position has two major focuses: office admin. functions (administer mail, membership, office supplies, maintain campaign activity log, digital photo files, Quickbooks data entry, petty cash & VISA reconciliations, deposits) and program support/outreach (run weekly Fireweed summer market booth, tabling at community events, organizing other CPAWS events) Qualifications & skills • Strong administrative skills (financial experience an asset) • Excellent communicator who enjoys working with the public • Experience organizing events • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms • Post secondary education in related field and/or relevant work experience • Ability to work evenings (Thursdays) and occasional weekends as required The ideal person has strong organizational, communication and computer skills; is a team player who is also effective working on projects alone; and has good time management skills with ability to meet deadlines. Compensation: 25 hrs/wk at $18 to $22/hr This is a contract position to March 31, 2015 with the possibility of extension funding dependent Closing Date: tuesDay, april 22, 2014 4pM For full job description, visit submit resumes by email to or fax to 867-393-8081 We thank all applicants and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

1 YEAR old Traben Chaos Core Bass with strap, hard case, amp & amp cord, great condition, plays very well, $900 obo. 335-5185


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

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


Cheque, Cash S.A. vouchers accepted.

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 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

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.

Clinical Instructor Practical Nurse Program (PN)

School of Health, Education & Human Services Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus Term Position from May 12, 2014 to April 30, 2016 $37.12 to $44.19 hourly (based on 75 hours biweekly) Competition No.: 14.49 Initial Review Date: April 25, 2014 Yukon College is seeking a Clinical Instructor to provide instructional duties in the Practical Nurse Program. This position is also responsible for coordinating clinical practicum placements in the Practical Nurse Program and will provide both theoretical & practical lessons through classroom and/ or distance learning technologies, curriculum development, and student advising. The ideal candidate will have a Baccalaureate degree in nursing; registration or eligibility for registration with Yukon Registered Nurse Association, previous instructional experience, preferably in an adult education environment, and experience working in community settings, long-term care and acute care facilities, including hospitals. Consideration may be given to those with an appropriate blend of education and experience. Go to: for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email:

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.

Expression of Interest for: Researcher

Norther Adult Basic Education (NABE) Community Program School of Academic and Skill Development Ayamdigut(Whitehorse) Campus Hourly Rate: $28.99 Competition No.:14.39 Initial Review Date: April 22, 2014 Yukon College is looking for a qualified individual to follow up with Adult Basic Education students in the communities to capture data regarding Northern Adult Basic Education (NABE) program indicators. The successful candidate will work closely with the NABE Coordinator and campus staff to document and track NABE students in the communities. This person will be responsible for meeting with NABE students, Campus Coordinators and consulting with key community stakeholders. Duties will include: drafting and distributing questionnaires, conducting telephone or in person interviews and producing a final report tracking the success of NABE students. Applicants should have relevant education and experience. Previous experience working with aboriginal governments, organizations and/or communities would be considered an asset. For additional position information, please contact: Gabriel Ellis, Instructor/Coordinator, NABE Email: Go to: for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to: Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon,Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email:


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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. Apply by email with resume to ClOSiNg dAte FOR APPliCAtiONS MAy 1St.

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, Email: Phone: 604-628-5660 Fax: 250-262-5123

Friday, April 18, 2014

Case cutlery, high quality hand-crafted pocket and hunting knives available at G&R Pawnbrokers 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL • LOANS WHITEHORSE RIFLE & Pistol Club is holding a non-restrictive firearms safety course, April 26 & 27. For info call 633-2488 or 333-5640


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: GOOD wood stove for large cabin, $500-$700 range. 334-7387

WANTED: DOG-SITTER in your home for 8 lb dog, no other pets, please, for June, July & Aug, Monday through Thursday overnight. Will pay well. 633-6401 for info.

WANTED: BANDSAW mill. 668-6871 WANTED: SCAFFOLDING tower, 12ʼ. New or used. 867-863-5404


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


Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

Early Childhood Education Centre Manager Regular Full Time | Salary: $72,025.41 - $84,259.54 Location: Haines Junction

CAFN’s Human Resources Policy will apply. For complete job description please check the CAFN website at or contact below. We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. An eligibility list will be created from this competition. Send Applications and/or resumes to:

PNW Waste Removal is currently looking for a full time waste disposal/recycling driver to serve the Whitehorse area. If you are looking for a company to grow a career with and are proud to serve your customers, this position is for you! Responsibilities: Operation of front end loader garbage trucks and roll-off garbage trucks for waste and recycle collection in Whitehorse and surrounding areas. Qualifications: • Class 3 license (Class 1 license a definite asset) with clear abstract • Must be able to operate garbage trucks with both standard and automatic transmissions • Strong knowledge of Whitehorse and surrounding area • Minimum 3 years driving experience, actual garbage truck experience would be a definite asset • Able to work both in a team environment and unsupervised • Excellent logistical and organizational skills • Good communication skills We offer: • Team atmosphere where staff are valued and appreciated • Excellent well maintained equipment and facilities • Competitive industry wage rates with annual review • Group benefits plan • Opportunities for learning, advancement, personal growth, and challenge. How to Apply: Our preferred method of application is to email resumes to We would like to thank all candidates in advance for their interest in this position, however only those being considered will be contacted. Applications are being accepted until Friday, May 2, 2014.


WANTED: CANOPY to fit short-box on 1994 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 extended cab. Stephanie at 335-3905

Application deadline: 4:30 p.m. on April 29th, 2014

Disposal/Recycling Driver

WANTED: (WEATHER permitting) house requires painting outside and concrete steps replaced or repaired. 667-7756

Human Resource Officer Fax: (867) 667-6202 | Phone: (867) 456-6879 | Email:

2010 CHEVROLET Impala, 90,000kms, new wheels/tires worth $2,300, exc cond, $9,500. 867-689-6025 2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1.8L, 5-dr hatchback, many options, sunroof, 2 sets tires/wheels, command start, original owner, only 46,000 kms, $12,000. 660-4220 2009 TOYOTA Yaris, 61,000 km, sedan, good cond, no body/windshield damage, great on gas, $12,000. 668-4649 2008 CHEV Cobalt automatic , air conditioner, new set of winter studded tires and new set of summer tires. Hood scoop and wing. Custom pink colour. 334-9385 2008 MAZDA 5, std trans, really gd tires, clean cond, 80,000 kms. Cool minivan w/sturdy roof rack, $7,500. 667-4463 or 334-9436 2007 DODGE Calliber, remote start, heated seats, 6 CD stereo system w/tailgate boombox, 128,000kms, 2 sets of near new tires/ new starter,  $9,500. 333-0236 or 456-4112 2007 HONDA Civic, 4-dr, auto, new windshield, all power options, good tires, lots of service records, clean, runs great, 200,000km. 667-4463 2006 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta TDI,  130,000 kms, standard diesel, power locks/doors, heated leather seats, $11,000. 633-4531 2005 CHEVROLET Impala sedan, V6 auto, air, cruise, tilt, power windows, locks & seat, low kms, $5,900. 660-4220 2005 TOYOTA Camry sedan, 4-cyl auto, air, cruise, tilt, power windows/locks, $5,900. 660-4220

Blood Ties Four Directions Centre is seeking a:

Harm reduction & Wellness counsellor (term position from June 2, 2014 until June 15, 2015)

Position Overview: • The Harm Reduction & Wellness Counsellor is responsible for delivering care and support programs to individuals impacted by HIV, Hepatitis C, and those highly vulnerable to infection due to poverty, addiction, homelessness, and incarceration including, lay counselling, accompaniments, advocacy, systems navigation, prison outreach, treatment information, accessing health services, and other support activities. • This position is also responsible for the delivery and coordination of the fixed site Harm Reduction program. • The Harm Reduction & Wellness Counsellor connects with marginalized street involved at risk populations through work on the Outreach Van. • The development of community partnerships and collaborative relationships are critical components of the position. The ideal candidate brings: • Post secondary education in the Social/Human and/or Health Services field • A sound understanding of the social determinants of health and their relationship to HIV, HCV, and First Nations communities • A high degree of cultural competence in relation to First Nation, Inuit and Metis people • A proven record in case management & support experience with complex populations • Knowledge and/or experience in lay counselling in the areas of drug use, trauma, and depression • Ability to advocate on behalf of marginalized populations with complex health challenges • Experience in delivering Harm Reduction programs We offer a dynamic collaborative work environment, generous benefits, and 35 hour work week. Salary range $38,500 to $47,700 per annum. Please submit cover letter and resume to Patricia Bacon, Executive Director: or mail to Blood Ties Four Directions Centre 307 Strickland St., Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2J9 by Friday May 2, 2014. Your cover letter and resume should highlight all relevant skills and experience. Note: evening work one night per week and a valid Yukon driver’s license are conditions of employment for this position.

2005 TOYOTA Echo hatchback, exc cond, great on gas, 132,000 kms, standard, red, c/w summer & winter tires on rims, $7,250 obo. 335-0607 2004 MUSTANG, 3.8l, V6, drive train warranty until Nov. Good on fuel, posi track rear end, winter/summer tires, two 12'' kicker subs, well maintained, 120,000kms, $7,000 obo. 668-7212 2003 SUBARU Forester 2.5X Hatchback, gd cond, 177,000 kms, manual, auto-start/auto-lock, roof racks, summer & winter tires inclʼd, $6,150 obo. 335-3784 2002 KIA Sedona LX, V6, new tires, clean, $3,400 obo. 393-4796 or 336-2146 1999 MERCURY Mystique, V6, 5-sp, 4-dr, new Sony stereo, runs good, trades considered, $1,300. 867-689-6025 1998 HONDA Accord, 2-dr, 4-cyl VTech, 5-sp, body has no rust/damage, clean interior, no rips/wear marks, new tires/rims, Sony CD player, 220,000kms, $4,500. 867-689-6025

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1997 HONDA Civic CX, 2-dr, good tires, new battery, $2,000 firm. 393-4796 or 336-2146

2008 FORD F150 XLT 4x4 crew cab short box, loaded w/options, in very clean cond, gd tires, 130,000 kms, $11,000. 667-4463 or 334-9436

1994 OLDSMOBILE Achieva, 170,000 kms, $1000. 668-6631 1992 AWD Toyota Previa 7-passenger minivan still in good running condition. This is a great, roomy family van that is excellent in the snow. $950 obo. 668-2768 1958 CADILLAC Sedan de Ville, 425 engine, auto trans, ready t drive, good rubber, fully auto, 668-2332 WANTED: NEWER station wagon, reliable, automatic, good on gas. 334-5032


SALES • BODY SHOP • PARTS • SERVICE 2008 GMC Envoy SLE, GREY ..........................................................................$16,500 $ SOLD! 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 V-6 Engine, White





2014 Dodge Dart SXT Black, Auto




2014 Chev Crew 4x4 Silverado Red, Trailer Tow

Dodge Ram 1 Ton Quad-Cab Dually Cummins Diesel, Auto Tran, Cruise A/c, Mechanic’s Deck, & Electric Crane, 227, 000km






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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK In-House Financing Available

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

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2007 FORD Ranger 4x4 extended cab, V6, manual trans, 140,000kms, no accidents, summer/winter tires on rims, tow package, will replace windshield for asking price. $12,000. 334-8851 2001 TOYOTA Tacoma, user-friendly, likes fishing, bumps and bruises but burns no oil, dealer-serviced from birth, red, 2WD, extended cab, canopy, roof racks, 279,000km, $3,500 obo. 334-2457

2007 DODGE 2500 power wagon, low kms, exc cond, loaded w/options, $25,000. 334-3009 2007 DODGE Laramie 3500 diesel. Low mileage, incls 2 sets of tires on rims, $38,000 obo. 336-1701

2003 CHEVY Silverado 1500, exc work truck, c/w head-ache rack, flat deck, runs well, needs transmission work eventually, $3,200. 336-2606

2003 GMC 7-passenger Safari van, blue, 4X4, 170TKM, well maintained, $5,800 obo, call 334-5491 2002 CHEV Silverado 4x4 ext cab, 4-dr, V8 auto, cruise, new Wrangler tires, $5,999. 667-7777 or 336-2029

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

Closing Date: April 23, 2014

We are seeking an energetic, motivated and outgoing office assistant to work part time and on call with the Dispute Resolution Board.

1998 GMC Sierra p/u, 1500 extʼd cab, 2WD. Good cond, $3,500. 332-8186 or fax 867-633-2620 Look us up on the web at

1997 FORD F150, good runner, V6 auto trans, good tires, 668-2332


1997 INTERNATIONAL 4700 tow truck, wheel lift rebuilt, new tires, twin winches, good cond, $12,500. 667-6998 1992 CHEV cargo van, 4.3L V6 auto, original kms, needs a muffler, $1,800 firm. 335-5428

Duties: Answering enquiries, typing, filing, office administration duties, may include some research, compiling results and organizing workshops Requirements: previous office experience, familiar with computer programs, word, excel, power point, ability to work independently when required, strong business writing skills, organizational skills. Willingness to learn sage accounting if required. Available to cover for staff annual leaves.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Regional Program Manager, Bridges – Whitehorse (Permanent) Department of Highways & Public Works Salary: $89,732 to $103,874 per annum

Closing Date: April 25, 2014 Requisition: #5048

Corrections Officer I - Casual Training (on-going) – Whitehorse (Term) Department of Justice Salary: $29.78 to $34.32 per hour

Closing Date: December 31, 2014 Requisition: #5186

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Knowledge of the Yukon First Nation land claims agreements, dispute resolution and mediation processes are an asset.

“Committed to employment equity” Public Service Commission (867) 667-5834

Dispute Resolution Board 867.668.3562 867.668.4474 100 – 407 Ogilvie St Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2S

THE YuKon nEws Is Also AVAIlABlE AT no CHARGE In All YuKon CoMMunITIEs AnD ATlIn, B.C.

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1998 LINCOLN Navigator, loaded, 7-passenger full size sport utility, $3,400. 333-9899

Beginning at $20/hr depending upon experience 18.5 flex hours per week May 12, 2014 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

The Yukon News is available at these wonderful stores in Whitehorse ☛

Finish Grader Operators • 14M Cat, 650 Komatsu (GPS experience an asset) Excavator Operators (slope and finish grading required) 320, 336, 345, CAT Articulating Rock Truck Drivers • 40ton. min. 3yrs experience Finish Dozer Operators • D-6, D-9 Fleet Mechanic/Service Man Supervisors • Required for road building, utility, mining and exploration projects underway HR/Safety Officer • Implement COR collect field reports, support supervisors with qualified staff. Min. 5 yrs experience required Project Managers • Control production, budgets, manpower, reporting daily to management and field supervisors

2005 NISSAN Xterra S. 184,000 kms, towing package, driving lights and Kenwood stereo added, $11,500. 668-6631

2009 DODGE Grand Caravan with Stow “n” Go seating, 130,000km, new all season tires, exc cond, $11,500 obo. 333-0236 or 456-4112


The current full time jobs are now available. We invite resumes for the following positions:

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

2002 F250 Lariat, ext cab long box 4x4, 225,000km, new trans, tow package, camper package, leather, $7,900 obo. 668-5882

Part Time Office Assistant

Submit resume to: Email: Phone: Fax: Address:

ConstruCtion Group

2006 FORD F350 Lariat, lift kit, tow package, leather, power everything, 290k, diesel $16,000 obo. 335-1694

2012 TOYOTA Tacoma 4X4 4-dr, trd auto black, 46,000kms, levelling kit w/rear air bags for camper, $33,900. 335-5428

2008 FORD Ranger, automatic 4x4 XLT. Runs on synthetic. Hitch, boxliner, 120,000 kms, $9,500. 335-5993

1992 GMC 2500, ext cab 4X4, very powerful, new motor, transfer case, exh system, well maintained, low kms, $4,200. 336-3666

2007 DODGE 2500 4x4, 4-dr, long box, auto 5.7L Hemi, black. Truck has 300 hwy kms. runs great, looks good, $6,800. 335-5428

2003 FORD F150 crew cab 4x4, $4,500 obo. 667-2820

Hemi 5.7 Litre, Remote Start, Black


1992 FORD F150 extʼd cab, runs, good tires, $1,000 obo, offers considered, call or text 867-335-2898

2004 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton 4x4 + canopy & set of rims + tires,  $6,500 obo. 393-3100

2014 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 SXT


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Pet of the Week!



1995 FORD F250 Econoline van, engine good, needs windshield, body decent; 1995 Ford Aerostar, needs TLC, engine will run, $800 for both. 333-9358 1994 DODGE 2500 trades van, 318 V8, winter tires, works great, $1,800. 867-689-6025

Hi there! My name is Pipper! I’m new here at the shelter so I’m still getting used to my surroundings. I know my basic commands and it takes me a little while to warm up to new people, but once I warm up I’m the perfect snuggle 126 Tlingit Street bug! Come on down and say hi soon!


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have your pets spayed or neutered. For inFormation call


Fundraiser 3rd Saturday of each month. Next Date:

1993 JEEP Grand Cherokee fully loaded AWD. Has a beefy bumper, new stereo. Nice treads. Many parts have been updated. $2,400. No reasonable offer refused. 335-0486 1993 JEEP Wrangler, lots of extras, located in Watson Lake, $5,000. 867-536-6576 1990 NISSAN ext cab, 4-cyl auto, 2WD, trailer hitch & wiring, spray in box liner, great on gas, $1,700 obo. 335-1106 1986 CHEVY flat deck 3/4 ton, new battery, tranny kit, power steering hose, alternator, new tires all around, exc cond, $2,800. 633-5130 1981 DODGE 1 ton Dually w/boxes & welding deck. Miller 400 amp air pack welder + 2 wire feeds. Approx 500 hrs on welder, $15,000. 633-4505

Auto Parts & Accessories TRUCK CANOPIES - in stock * new Dodge long/short box * new GM long/short box * new Ford long/short box Hi-Rise & Cab Hi - several in stock View at 393-8100 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 VARIOUS DODGE Cummins parts. Turbo, intercooler, air intake. 633-6502 NEW MULTI port fuel injected system for V8 engine. Convert carb or TBI to MPFI, c/w Intake fuel rails injectors and ecu. Easy to install and tune. $2,000 obo.  633-6502

Saturday, April 26


NEW 305 v-8 engine. $1,200 obo. 633-6502

at the Feed Store Pet Junction 10:00am - 2:00pm

TO GIVE away, bench seat (3rd) from 1999 Suburban, 667-7107


2-POST CAR hoist, can be seen working, $1,750. 867-536-7206


• Dawson, beardog X, neutered male, blonde, wearing a black collar answers to Hunter, contact Brittany @ 689-11744 (10/04/14) • Hillcrest area, pit bull, male, light brown with a white patch on his chest, no collar, answer to azim, contact Katilyn @ 335-0353,3340287 (12/04/14)

• Porter creek near the highway, lab, neutered male, black, no collar answers to calypso contact Brent @633-5495 (16/04/14)

LEER CANOPY for 2004-2008 Ford F150 6.5 foot bed, colour matched red, roof height, good cond, locking, high quality unit, $1,000. Mark at 334-7335


1988 BLACK Silverado parts vehicle, no motor, $400. For info call 689-1484

• none at this time.


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


• 4 yr old, neutered male, husky, black and white (rikki) • 3yr old, neutered male, akita, grey and white (a.J.)


• none at this time.

WANTED: SUZUKI Samurai/SJ410 parts. I need drive train, front quarter panels and engine parts. 332-1999

HEAVY DUTY aluminum truck topper w/4 locking cabinets, $600. 667-2940 5-SPEED STANDARD transmission to fit ʻ96-ʼ99 Volkswagen 1.8L engine. Make offer. 333-0788 CARGO BOX, Yakima Rocketbox 15, exc cond. Ideal for small SUV. I had it on my RAV4, $400 firm. 335-6817 TONNEAU COVER for GMC p/u, 5ʼ8” box, silver/grey, $1,000. 333-0914 2 SETS of 4 tires, Michelin LTX LT 265/75 R15 & General Grabber P265/65 R17. Approx 80% on each set, $300/set obo. Josh 335-1250

Pets 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 CANINES & COMPANY Dog Obedience School Training Programs Puppy Fundamentals: Apr 15/June 17/Aug 12 Reactive Dog Class: June 23/Sept 01 Canine Good Neighbour: June 30 (867)333-0505 caninesandcompany (867)668-4368 2 FEMALE Flemish Giant/Angora cross rabbits. $65 each. Large rabbits. Will reach 8 pounds. 333-0915 GERMAN SHEPHERD female Sch3, FH1, retired 7 years old, trained in Germany, needs good home with large fenced yard, new owner needs some training, $1,000 obo. 668-6118 BIOLOGIST RELOCATING TO Whitehorse for summer work. Wanted for monthly rental starting May 1st pet-friendly furnished cabin, apartment or basement suite. Up to $900/month 334-7472

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GERMAN SHEPHERD working line, 6 month old sable male CKC Reg,  hip guarantee, trained for 4 months, house broken, crate  trained, raised with kids, proven pedigree, $4,000 firm.  668-6118 JOURNEY WIRE dog crate with divider, 36" X 23" X 25", used only a few times, $40. 668-3986

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



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

AT THE SHELTER • 3 yr old, neutered male, GSD/rottie, black and brown (tristan) • 1 yr old, spayed female, chihuahua bear dogX, (Pipper) • 1 yr old, neutered male, GSD/Husky, brown and black (teddy) • 9 yr old, neutered male, bear dogX, black and white (cheeba)

ALL SEASON BF Goodrich 205 50 R17, slightly used, still new, $350 set of 4. Message me 334-2472

ALL SEASON Hankook Pptimo 225 60 R17 80% tread life, $350 for set. Message me 334-2472

Gently Used



1996 GMC 1500 ext. cab, short box 4X4, 5.7 litre. 340,000 km. Green and clean. Trans replaced, hvy dty rear shocks, v. good cond. $4,200. 633-2493

Friday, April 18, 2014

90W 00 Okanagan 9’ Camper - 20clean, shower, HW tank,

Good condition, forced air fold down table, large bed area, jacks. Recent c uli dra hy g, nin 0 obo. furnace, new aw inspection. $850 RV technician 00


Call or text 00

2010 Ford


Super Cre 5.4L, 6-sp w 4x4 eed auto, Fully load 40,204k ed, tinted windows, interior, to leather w packag e, Bluetoo technology th wireless , Sync, re mote entr y and star $26,888 ca t. ll 0 00-000-000


snowmobiles: • 8 yr old, neutered male, GSD/bear dogX, black and tan (mr. Bojangles)


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


• Homes needed for retired sled dogs. they would make excellent pets. Please contact 668-3647 or

if your lost animal has been inadvertently left off the pet report or for more info on any of these animals, call 633-6019 or stop by 126 Tlingit Street.

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

You can also check out our award winning website at:

‘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

motoRCYCles: ‘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



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

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

trax 420 2012 Honda Four ch 2500lb

700km. Warn win ifter 2wd or 4wd 5-Spd with 4wd sh o . Asking $7000 ob ITP h inc 25 Brand new


Call or text 000-00

What do you want to sell?

Phone: 867-667-6285 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse

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/ 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

18FT AVON inflatable ridged v haul, ex coast guard, very safe boat, dual 35hp outboards with controls and tanks, $8,000 obo. 456-4926

Heavy Equipment 12x54' houseboat w trailer, 14' extended deck, fully equipped, c/w depth sounder, fish finder, radio completely refurbished, engine tune-up, 1-yr moorage incl at Atlin Lake, $53,000. 250-651-7880.

2005 YAMAHA V Star 1100 cc, exc cond, c/w helmet, cover, Vance & Hines pipes, 13,000kms, $5,500 obo. 334-9098

14ʼ ALUMINUM boat, 6hp 4-stroke Yamaha motor w 30 hrs, boat $1,200 obo, motor $1,700 obo or $2,500 for both. 334-9932

2009 KLX 250 c/w cover, rear rack, runs great, perfect commuter, 1,700 kms. $3,750 obo. 334-9098

OUTBOARD MOTOR, Suzuki, 15hp, 4 stroke, short shaft. Less than 10 hrs use, $1,995. 668-4504

2004 YAMAHA Virago 250, 06725 kms, new condition, $3,600 obo. 667-6990

16' VANGUARD Tri Hull open bow. Seats 6. Evinrude 60HP + 9.9 Johnson on trailer, $5,000 obo. 393-3100

2008 8X12 double wide quad trailer, $2,800 obo. 336-1701 1995 POLARIS 2 stroke 400 4x4 quad, hi/ low range, hitch ready, 2,000km, new parts including shoxs and mudding tires, drivetrain, sperokets, seat pullstart cooling fan. $2,600 obo. 335-0486 2009 DUCATI Monster 696, showroom condition, red color, 2,700 km, one owner, incl cover, battery charger and more. $8,750, serious inquiries only. 335-3349

PROTAC BELLY boat, battle tested & approved, great for fishing or just being out on the lake, $100 obo. 336-1045 32' BAYLINER project boat w/4 axle trailer. Front & rear thrusters, 3 levels, king-size bed in separate bedroom. More at, $12,000. 335-1395

2008 POLARIS Ranger. Full poly doors $500 obo. 633-6502

WANTED: HARLEY Davidson Panhead motorcycle, 668-1315

1983 HONDA 1100cc V65 Magna, exc shape, new tires, windshield. Must see, $2,500 obo. 633-5236 or 333-0437

PORTABLE HOBART 225 amp welder/ genset powered by Kohler 17 hp engine, exc cond, on steel 4-wheeled wagon w hitch, $1,800 obo. 633-6502 PLACER MINER with ZX 270 Hitachi excavator available for work for machine with operator. Might consider leasing machine. 633-4309

2005 VAN'S RV-6A, 160TT, 0-320 E2D 2200 SM running well, hangared since 2008, 406 ELT, IC-A200, GTX-320A, intercom, much more. $48,000, pics at 633-3126

13 Denver roaD in McCrae • 668-6639

Custom-cut Stone Products


1998 SKYJACK articulated boom lift, 2080 hrs. In gd general cond. 4x4, gas/propane. Can reach 40' high to platform. 334-3393 LISTER GENSETS, various sizes. 633-4822 PORTABLE LINCOLN welder, Miller wire feed plus some supplies. Call 335-3243


1999 BMW RS 1200. Excellent touring machine, low kms, yellow/black checkers, new tires/oil change, touring bags (hard shell) and tank bag, $7,500. 332-1970

2001 HONDA Shadow (American Ace), 750cc, c/w windshield, 2 new tires, saddle bags, b/rack, low miles. 689-5968 or 336-0959


2008 KX161 Kubota excavator, 1,700 hrs, c/w 2 buckets, $45,000. 334-9867

Alice May

DIRTBIKE, 110CC, runs great, c/w chest protector for 13-yr-old, $650 obo. 393-3638

MOTORCYCLE LEATHERS, full jacket & pants, menʼs size 42, $300. 633-5009

2008 T-190 Skidsteer, 2,500 hrs, c/w 2 buckets and forks, $25,000. 334-8357

CATERPILLAR D9N, D10N, and D11N dozers (all with u-dozers and rippers), Cat 345C excavator, and Cat D400D Rock trucks for sale, rent, or rental purchase. All sitting in Dawson City, YK. Phone A1 Cats for questions or details at 780-538-1599 or view for photos

The Buyck family would like to express our sincere appreciation for all the help we received in the passing of our mother,

2008 SUZUKI GSX-R 750, 5,000 kms, mint cond, well maintained, $7,500 obo or trade for quad or truck of equal value, 335-1106

2009 HONDA Recon 250 ATV 250, perfect working condition, low mileage. Call or text 334-6890


Yukon News

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mussie Cho

A big thank you, to all who donated food, cash, and flowers, and who helped out. Thank you Dr. Bakri and Dr. Sharon LAZEO (Whitehorse), the medivac team, nurse Linda Heasley and others.

Celebration of Life for

Dale Flood February 27, 1953 - December 31, 2013

to be held Sunday, April 27th 2014 at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Service is at 2:00 pm Reception to Follow

2008 YAMAHA Phazer, gd shape, 500 cc, 3,200 kms, reliable, 144" track, 2" paddles, gd beginner sled, $3,500 obo. 335-3784 2010 KAWASAKI KLX 140, 4 stroke, green dirt bike. Well maintained, 1,500 kms, gd cond & clean. A good starter bike. Son has outgrown it, $2,450. 333-0038

John McNeil Graham

1993 YAMAHA Virago 1100 in exc cond, c/w cover, back rest, saddle bags, helmet, windshield & hwy pegs, 23,000 kms, $3,700 obo. 668-6911 2011 ARCTIC Cat Quad, 425 cc engine w/snow plow attachment, $6,000 obo. 336-1045 2012 POLARIS Ranger RZR Sport. Well Maintained, rarely used, like new cond, only 500kms, c/w winch & windshield, $10,500. or 660-4407 2009 HONDA ST1300, ABS brakes, PIA driving lights, 12,000km, removable saddlebags, adjustable electric windshield, manuals, exc shape, 1 owner, $11,499. 335-5943 SUZUKI CARRY, 3" lift, wheel spacers, roll bar, receiver hitch front/back, skid plates, push bumper, snorkel, high exhaust, Pioneer stereo, quad tires, c/w Camoplast Tatou track system, $8,000. 335-3784

Marine PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467 12X54ʼ HOUSEBOAT w trailer, 14ʼ extended deck, fully equipped, c/w depth sounder, fish finder, radio completely refurbished, engine tune-up, 1-yr moorage incl at Atlin Lake, $53,000. 250-651-7880 16' JOHN boat, c/w 20 hp 4-stroke Yamaha, electric trim, 20 hrs on motor and boat, $5,000. 335-1666 ONAN MARINE generator, 3 KVA. Complete with water cooling. ULine marine ice maker. 336-8850 WANTED: 633-4152

12ʼ-14ʼ canoe or pack raft,

Regina (Jean) Bernadette

Wright Regina (Jean) Bernadette Wright born 26 July, 1921 in Pembroke, Ontario died 8 April, 2014 at the age of 92 at Copper Ridge Place in Whitehorse, Yukon. The wife of the late Walter Wright, Jean is survived by her daughter Val Woolsey (Don) and son John Wright (Esther), grandchildren; Sherri Wright, Ted Arnold, Bud Arnold, and Jeanna Lantz, and seven greatgrandchildren; Walter, Mitchel, Catelynn, Andi, Ali, Dan and Mike. Jean is predeceased by her brothers; Michael and James, sisters; Kathleen, Patricia, and Dorothy, and her grandson Tom. She spent the last 5 years of her life in Copper Ridge Place and was loved and cared for by all of their staff. Our family is grateful to all of them for the care, comfort and attention they gave her. Jean’s ashes together with her husband Walter’s will be interred at Grey Mountain Cemetery at a later date to be announced in late June or early July.

John passed away peacefully with family beside him on Monday, April 7, 2014, at the age of 84. He was born November 6, 1929, in Des Plaines, Illinois, to James and Eva McNeil Graham.

John left home as a teenager and purchased several hundred acres in Smithers, B.C. from a magazine ad - thus beginning a life of adventure. He continued his journey through B.C. and the Yukon as a prospector, diamond driller, placer miner, hunter (for food not sport), outdoors lover, photographer, artist, sculptor, and fan of Monty Python, jazz and opera music. Also, the best hotcake maker this world has known. John entered the lives of his stepchildren Suzanne, Julie and Mitchell Drzymala, and provided a patient and loving father figure in their formative years. Summers as a family were spent camping and living in bush camps in the Yukon. His passion for art saw him taking classes in Vancouver, the Okanagan, New York and more. John’s humour and helpful nature touched many people who will remember him lovingly. For more about John and details regarding a Celebration of Life, visit JOHNMCNEILGRAHAM/story.aspx

Special thanks to Village by the Station in Penticton for their genuine personal care of John. As a friend of John’s said, “He has gone on his final artistic caper  and is prospecting in his favourite  mythical haunt somewhere.” We love John very much.


Yukon News

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


10ʼ CAMPER, Adventurer 2007, exc cond, north/south queen bed, bathroom w/shower, fridge, stove, oven & furnace, $10,000 obo. 633-4356 2004 8ʼ Camperette, sleeps 2, very clean simple design, great for hunting. $1,700 obo or trade for quad/dirtbike of equal value, 335-1106 NEW 2013 Cargo-Mate enclosed 7ʼx14ʼ, tandem Dexter axles, 3,500 lbs, vent side door, barn doors, spare tire & rack, $5,200. 250-651-7880 1995 SLUMBER Queen import camper, exc cond, last used on Tacoma, $4,200. 335-5428 2007 GOOSENECK flat deck trailer. 20,000 GVR, 20ʼ long + 4ʼ w/ramps, triple axles, electric brakes. In great cond. Have installed an 8,500-pound winch, $8,000. 334-3393 2009 T@B trailer for sale in excellent condition. Comes with large attached tent and bike rack, fridge, stovetop, table, bed, sink, a/c. $11,750 obo. 335-0607 or 334-5190 1992 8.9ʼ Frontier camper. Very good condition, clean. Lots of storage.  Many new/upgraded features. See ad on Kijiji/Craigslist. Must be seen to be appreciated. $7750 obo. 633-4618 2000 24' Travelaire Rustler 5th wheel, sleeps 6, mint condition, hitch available, $12,000 obo.  668-5882

2007 NORTH SHORE TRAVEL TRAILER. Front full size queen bed, centre kitchen, dining/living room with 8 foot slide out and rear bathroom with full Shower. Less than 1500 miles. Paid $37,000 asking $22,000. Call 633-4615 or 334-8030

Coming Events

ATLIN - GLACIER VIEW CABINS “your quiet get away” Cozy self contained log cabins canoes, kayaks for rent Fax/Phone 250-651-7691 e-mail sidkatours@ THE ALZHEIMER/DEMENTIA Family Caregiver Support Group meets monthly. A group for family/friends caring for someone with Dementia. Info and register call Cathy 633-7337 or Joanne 668-7713 CHILKOOT TRAIL/LOG Cabin: Non-Motorized Weekends: Feb 28-March 2 & 21-23. Other weekends & weekdays: Multi-Use. For info: 867-667-3910 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

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

UTILITY TRAILER, barely used, $500. 334-5268 1978 TRAVELAIRE 13ʼ6”, single axle camping trailer, exc cond, $2,800. 334-3009 5TH WHEEL hitch. Slide style, $450. 633-4505 9.5ʼ BIGFOOT camper. Older style, gd cond. Furnace, fridge, toilet working, $3,500. 633-4505 STARCRAFT TRAVEL trailer, 2003 model 25RKS. Great for camping, hunting or work camp. Nice interior, $10,400. 633-4796 1988 VANGUARD camper motorhome c/w 7.3L diesel engine, auto trans, E-350, c/w solar panels, dual rear wheels, ready to go, 668-2332 MOVEABLE BUILDING on steel skids, 50ʼlx10ʼwx10ʼh, no leaks, 668-2332

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,

SWAZILAND EDUCATIONAL Trust Society spaghetti dinner and loonie auction, Saturday April 12, Hellaby Hall, 4th & Elliott, dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm, auction at 7:00pm. $10 per person. Prizes African arts/crafts. 689-1501

HOLISTIC HEALTH Practitioners Open House Tues, Apr 29, 5:30-7:30pm, Rah Rah Gallery,  $5 includes refreshments. Info/RSVP 668-5180 or See our website at

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

SALSA AND Bachata beginner dance classes starting April 11th, Salsa 7:45pm, Bachata 8:50pm, Leaping Feats Studio, for info


YUKON CHURCH Heritage Society AGM, Wednesday, April 30, 7:00pm, Old Log Church Museum. 668-2555 for info

2004 PIONEER travel trailer, overall length 28ʼ, large bath, queen bed, full kitchen, stereo, large awning, $14,000. 633-2580

2006 30ʼ Topaz trailer, oak cabinets, full winter pkg, huge slide outs, $28,000 obo. 334-9932

YUKON HISTORICAL and Museums Association, 3rd Annual Collectables Bazaar on Saturday May 3, 10:00am-4:00pm, Gold Rush Inn, Town Hall. For table rentals contact Cathy at 633-3574

YUKON TABLE Tennis championships, Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, WES gym, Info: Dave 668-3358 or

THE WHITEHORSE Children's Wish Foundation is looking for volunteers for this year's walk being held in September. Please email if interested in volunteering

2005 9 1/2ʼ Northern Lite camper, north/south bed, washroom, fridge, stove, oven, furnace, hot water tank, CD player, exc cond, $15,000. 667-7649

WHITEHORSE CROSS Country Ski Club Open forum about Dogs On Leash rule, challenges and solutions, Thursday April 24 7:00pm, Grey Mountain Room Mt Mac. 668-4477 for more info

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

2014 16ʼ car hauler trailer, w sidewalls, exc cond, GVW 7,000lbs, electric brakes, pullout ramps, flipjack, removable 4' high sidewalls w slide tailgate, $3,790 obo. Marc @ 336-0023

WANTED: USED ATCO type trailer, must be clean and have working power and plumbing. 336-3836 after 4:30pm

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

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

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

TIA YUKON Annual General Meeting. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre.  Visit for more details 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 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 SPRING JOB & Volunteer Fair, Wed April 23, 10:00am-5:00pm, Yukon Convention Centre. Everything from summer jobs to lifetime opportunities! 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 ACTIVE TRAILS Whitehorse Association, Annual General Meeting, Tuesday May 13, at 7:00pm, Sport Yukon boardroom, all members welcome.  Info: FROSTBITE MUSIC Society AGM, April 29, 7:00pm, Frostbite House, all welcome. Email for more info, or 336-0551

THE WHITEHORSE Children's Wish Foundation is looking for volunteers for this year's walk being held in September. Please email if interested in volunteering AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Action Circle. Letter writing to protect and promote human rights worldwide.  Tuesday, April 22 at  Whitehorse United Church (upstairs) 7:00pm-9:00pm.    Info call 667-2389 YUKON COUNCIL on Aging AGM Friday, April 25, Golden Age Society. Registration at 9:00am, meeting at 9:30am TAGISH EASTER Celebration, April 19th, 11:30am-3:00pm, Tagish Community Centre, a free, family fun event for Easter. Easter egg decorating and Easter egg hunt! Everyone welcome YUKON PARTY Pelly/Nisutlin Association AGM Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00pm Teslin Mezzanine DAY OF MOURNING 2014 - Remembering Yukon workers injured or killed on the job. Monday, April 28th, 12:30pm Main Foyer Yukon Government Administration Building. HOSPICE OPEN House Wed, May 7 noon to 6pm, 409 Jarvis. Help celebrate 25 years of Hospice Care in Yukon.  Refreshments will be served.  667-7429 MARSH LAKE Solid Waste Management Society AGM. Wed, May 7, 7:00pm, Marsh Lake Community Centre. Please come out and support your solid waste facility. STORY TIME: Wed. Apr. 16, 10:30 – 11:30 am. A one time, drop in story time for 2 – 6 year olds (with adult), Whitehorse Public Library meeting room. 667-5239. WRITERS ROUNDTABLE presents:Tips on Applying to the Advanced Artist Award & Touring Artist Fund for Yukon writers, Tues Apr. 15, 7:30pm. Whitehorse Public Library. 667-5239. GEORGE KOLLER Jazz Reunion, Wed April 23, 7:30 pm, The Old Fire Hall, Tickets Available at Deanʼs Music, Sponsored by Jazz Yukon, Contact: Ken Searcy 667-6931 email: YUKON SCIENCE Institute presents DNA Detectives with Jennifer Gardy, Sunday, April 13, 7:30pm, Beringia Centre, Whitehorse. Free. LIVE WORDS: Apr 26: Yukon Writersʼ Festival, Charles Demers, Reading & Talk 1:30 p.m. Tagish Library, free

CELEBRATE! Births! Birthdays! Weddings! Graduations! Anniversaries!

Phone: 867-667-6285

211 Wood Street, Whitehorse 1 column x 3 inches ............. Wed - 34.02 2 columns x 2 inches ........... Wed - $45.36 2 columns x 3 inches ........... Wed - $68.04 2 columns x 4 inches ........... Wed - $90.72 $

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Fri - 35.10 Fri - $46.80 Fri - $70.20 Fri - $93.60 $

Friday, April 18, 2014

COLLECTABLES BAZAAR, May 3, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm, Gold Rush Inn, rent a table for $30 and sell unwanted books, china or whatever. Contact Sally at YHMA, 633-3896 or AL-ANON MEETINGS, contact 667-7142. Wednesday 12:00 noon, Hellaby Hall, 4th & Elliott, Friday 7:00pm, Lutheran Curch, 4th & Strickland, beginnerʼs meeting, 8:00pm Lutheran Church, 4th & Strickland, regular meeting LIVE WORDS: Yukon Writers Festival with writers Bruce Barwin, Alan Cumyn, Charles Demers, Lori Garrison & Charles Wilkins, Wed Apr 23 – Sat Apr 27 AMNESTY MONTH: April is amnesty month at Whitehorse Public Library. No charges for overdue books returned late! For info call 667-5239 LIVE WORDS: Apr 25: Yukon Writersʼ Festival, Charles Demers, Reading & Talk, Faro Library, 7:00 p.m, free LIVE WORDS: Apr 24: Yukon Writersʼ Festival - Charles Demers, St. Elias Convention Centre (Council Chambers), Haines Junction, Reading & Talk, 7 pm, free LIVE WORDS: Yukon Writersʼ Festival, Charles Demers, Reading & Talk, Thurs, Apr 24, Whitehorse Library, 12 p.m, free LIVE WORDS: Readings & Music, Sat Apr 26 at 7 pm, St. Elias Convention Centre, Haines Junction, $10 adults, $5 youth LIVE WORDS: Young Authors Conference: Wed Apr 24 & Thurs Apr 25, 8:45 - 3:10, FH Collins LIVE WORDS: Reading & Reception with writers Bruce Barwin, Alan Cumyn, Charles Demers, Lori Garrison & Charles Wilkins, Wed Apr 23, Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, 7 pm, free SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014, 7:30pm, Bethany Pentecostal Church, Matt Falk, comedian from Winnepeg.  Funds raised for Sonora Evangelical Ministries.  Tickets, $25. 393-3143 or 633-4995 for more info ACTIVE TRAILS Whitehorse Association Annual General Meeting Tuesday May 13, 7:00pm, Sport Yukon boardroom.  All members welcome.  Info: SOUTHERN LAKES Water Level Committee public meeting#5. What about the swans & all wildlife habitats? Roundtable Discussion with local experts April 24, 7.00pm, Carcross Community Centre. Sue Greetham 660-4106 YUKON AGRICULTURAL Association AGM. Sat. May 3rd @ Coast High Country Inn. Doors open at 9am, meeting 9:30-12:30. RSVP 668-6864. All members welcome. MAY MUSIC Magic, May 5th 7:00pm, tickets $7. SPRING JOB & Volunteer Fair - April 23rd, Yukon Convention Centre. 10-5. Meet face-to-face with more than 40 different organizations. DOG WASH every third Saturday of the month at the Feed Store Pet Junction from 10 - 2. Small and medium dogs $20, large dogs $25. Proceeds to the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter. SATURDAY 26 April: Tagish – Early spring migrants along the 6-Mile River with Shyloh van Delft. Meet at the Tagish Bridge rest area at 1pm. (2 hrs)  FRIDAY 25 April: Carcross – Nares Mountain Dusky Grouse hike with Dan Kemble. Meet at the gazebo across from Montana Services at 6:30pm. (3 hrs). All welcome. TUESDAY 29 April: Whitehorse – Rusty Blackbird Migration Blitz at local habitats with Pam Sinclair. Meet at the Porter Creek Super A at 6pm. (2 hrs) Carpooling from meeting points is encouraged.  SPRING FLING! at Whitehorse Flowers, 308 Wood St. April 26, 12pm - 4pm Door Prizes, Discounts, Special Offers, Cake Consultations & Samples Free Hand Massages Flower Demonstrations Photographer onsite Bridal • Grad • Motherʼs Day Everyone Welcome! KLONDIKE HIGHLAND Dance Club Recital, Sunday April 27th at 1:00pm at Christ the King Elementary School. The event will include a Silent Auction and Gift Basket draw

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


Beaver Creek

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 Friday - 1:30 p.m. Health Centre


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

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

MC RENOVATION Construction & Renovations Laminated floor, siding, decks, tiles Kitchen, Bathroom, Doors, Windows Framing, Board, Drywall, Painting Drop Ceiling, Fences No job too small Free estimates Michael 336-0468 THOMAS FINE CARPENTRY • construction • renovation • finishing • cabinets • tiling • flooring • repairs • specialty woodwork • custom kitchens 867-633-3878 or cell 867-332-5531


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


Anonymous MEETINGS:

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


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

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

AA 867-668-5878 24 HRS A DAY


Yukon News

Friday, April 18, 2014 BUSY BEAVERS Painting, Pruning Hauling, Chainsaw Work, Yard Cleaning and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755 PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Small drywall repair Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates 633-6368 ELECTRICIAN FOR all your jobs Large or small Licensed Electrician Call MACK N MACK ELECTRIC for a competitive quote! 867-332-7879 Licensed and Professional Automotive Repairs 20-year Journeyman Mechanic Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm Call Brian Berg 867-633-6597 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

Bookkeeper Taking new clients 393-3201 LOG CABINS: Professional Scribe Fit log buildings at affordable rates. Contact: PF Watson, Box 40187, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6M9 668-3632 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 CUTTING EDGE BOBCAT SERVICES •Experienced operator •Insured & WCB certified •Concrete driveways •Site preparation •Landscaping •Backfills •Asphalt prep work •Clean up & haul away More Info & Free Estimates 333-9560 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


2014 SOLID WASTE FACILITY TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS TENDERS will be received at the office of the Manager of Financial Services at City Hall, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C2 before 4:00:00 pm local time, Thursday, May 1, 2014. Tenders must have the seal of the Tenderer affixed and must be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope clearly marked "TENDER FOR THE 2014 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL TRANSFER STATION OPERATIONS, ATTENTION: MANAGER FINANCIAL SERVICES." This tender is to supply bins to the City’s transfer station at the Son of War Eagle Waste Management Facility for the purpose of collecting wastes that will be deposited by the public. The contract will also include the operation, maintenance and the transfer of bins containing the wastes to the various disposal sites located within the Facility. Tender documents may be obtained by qualified Tenderers who are or will be authorized to conduct business in the City of Whitehorse, from the office of the Manager of Financial Services at City Hall, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon on or after 12:00 PM local time Friday, April 11, 2014. A $50.00 nonrefundable tender deposit, payable to the City of Whitehorse, will be required to obtain Tender documents. Each Tender must be accompanied by the Tender Security as specified in the tender documents. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders, or to accept the Tender which the City deems to be in its own best interest. Tenders submitted by Fax will not be accepted nor considered. All enquiries to: Dave Albisser Manager Water & Waste Services City of Whitehorse 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse Phone: (867) 668-8351 Fax: (867) 668-8653

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

MOD CONSTRUCTION New Construction • Renovations Flooring • Siding Fencing • Decks No job too small Fast, friendly service Ticketed carpenter with Red Seal Call Reg @867-335-3690

Lost & Found FOUND: WOMANʼS glasses with silver and brown frame, found on pavement at 3rd and Main. Call 633-4501

2014 Mosquito Control Program

Larval surveying and monitoring for the City of Whitehorse 2014 Mosquito Control Program is scheduled to begin 28 April 2014, depending on conditions. The goal of the annual control program is to reduce adult mosquito annoyance for residents and visitors. Experience has proven that the best way to achieve this is through effective control of larval mosquito populations. Control of larval mosquito populations will be completed as required, and where necessary, throughout the season on the basis of mosquito population surveillance. Larvicide applications will be made using aerial (helicopter) and groundbased, hand-broadcast methods. Control program operations will extend throughout the summer and until mid-August. Larval development occurs with water accumulations from snowmelt and precipitation in depressions and established ponds. Permanent water bodies include stagnant ponds, marshes, non-flowing ditches, depressions and any other natural or man-made container, which can hold water for several weeks or months. Left unchecked mosquito larvae will complete their development to adult and provide a source of annoyance. For this reason control program efforts are focused on the identification and treatment of developing mosquito larvae using the biological larvicide VectoBac 200G which contains the heatkilled bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis var. isrealensis (Bti). This bacterium is specific in its control of mosquitoes and biting flies. It does not reproduce in the environment and has no effect on non-target insects, fish birds or mammals, including humans, livestock and pets. All applications will be directed to infested mosquito development habitat located within, and adjacent to, the City of Whitehorse. Residents can reduce the likelihood of mosquito bites by eliminating mosquito development sources around their property and by using personal protection methods. Regular draining and refilling of wading pools, livestock watering troughs, tires, bird baths and emptying of tarped boats, canoes or wheelbarrows reduces a source of mosquito development. Filling of depressions such as tire ruts, borrow pits and excavations prevents water accumulations and the creation of larval mosquito habitat. While the larval mosquito control program will reduce overall mosquito populations, residents and visitors should still be prepared to protect themselves from adult mosquitos. Ensure window screens are in good condition, wear loose, light coloured clothing. Limit outdoor activities near landscaped areas, marshes, ponds, lake margins and forested or overgrown areas where adult mosquitos may rest. Avoid perfumed skin care products, shampoos and consider using repellents. The firm responsible for managing control program operations is D.G. Regan and Associates Ltd., an environmental services firm with over twenty years of providing these specialized services to the Yukon. All mosquito larvicide applications would be completed under the approved conditions of Pesticide Use/Service Permit # 4201-21-04. For more information on mosquitos, the control program or VectoBac 200G please visit or You can also leave a message for the mosquito control program biologist at City of Whitehorse offices, locally through the ‘BITE’ line 633BITE (2483), or directly with DGRA Ltd. at 1-604-881-4565 or at 1-800-681-3472. Biologists will follow up with a telephone call and on-site property inspection where required.


Yukon News

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Robert Arthur King (Robb), of Whitehorse, Yukon, Deceased, who died on June 15, 2007, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Administrator at the address shown below, before the 15th day of May 2014 after which date the Administrator 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

Chris J. King, Administrator PO Box 4298 Spruce Grove, AB, T7X 3B5 Tel: (780) 960-3555 x1102 Fax: (780)960-3555

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mining Claims For Sale in the Mayo Mining District Placer Claims

Liquor Corporation

Land Act:

• Good no. 1 P509005 • June 1 P15858 • June 2 P48144

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

Quartz Claim • Try Again 1 YB65553 SEALED bids plainly marked “Mining Claim # ___” will be received up until 3:00 pm on May 9, 2014. Highest, or any bid, not necessarily accepted. Sold as is- where is, no guarantees. Sealed bids can be placed in person at: Public Guardian and Trustee 3rd Floor , Andrew Philipsen Law Centre Whitehorse, Yukon Or by mail to: Public Guardian and Trustee PO Box 2703 (J2B) Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6 or for more information, please contact 867-667-5366 or toll free at 1-800-661-0408 (extension 5366)

Liquor Corporation

Take notice that Walter J Duncan, Doreen Duncan and Susan Milligan from Teslin, YT, have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for a Crown Grant of existing Licence - Residential Recreational puropses situated on Provincial Crown land located ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND IN THE VICINITY OF TESLIN LAKE, CASSIAR DISTRICT, CONTAINING 0.09 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. The Lands File for this application is 6401657. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Skeena Stikine Land Officer, MFLNRO,at Bag 6000 – 3333 Tatlow Road Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to May 25, 2014. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http://www.arfd. for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Office in Smithers.

LiQUoR acT Take noTice ThaT, Robbyn’s Street Grill Inc. of Canada of 4-1506 Centennial Street, Whitehorse, in Yukon, is making application for a Food Primary-All Liquor Licence, in respect of the premises known as Robbyn’s Street Grill situated at Unit 260-4201 Fourth Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon. any person who wishes to object to the granting of this application should file their objection in writing (with reasons) to: President, Yukon Liquor corporation 9031 Quartz Road Whitehorse, Yukon Y1a 4P9 no later than 4:30 pm on the 7th day of May, 2014 and also serve a copy of the objection by registered mail upon the applicant. The first time of publication of notice is April 18, 2014. The second time of publication of notice is April 25, 2014. The third time of publication of notice is May 2, 2014. any questions concerning this specific noTice are to be directed to Licensing & Social Responsibility at 867-667-5245 or 1-800-661-0408, local 5245.

LiQUoR acT Take noTice ThaT, Aurora Inn Holdings Ltd. of Canada, of 817-6th Avenue, Dawson City, in Yukon, is making application for a Food Primary-All Liquor Licence, in respect of the premises known as the Aurora Inn Restaurant situated at 5th and Harper, Dawson City, Yukon.



any person who wishes to object to the granting of this application should file their objection in writing (with reasons) to: President, Yukon Liquor corporation 9031 Quartz Road Whitehorse, Yukon Y1a 4P9 not later than 4:30 pm on the 30th day of April, 2014 and also serve a copy of the objection by registered mail upon the applicant. The first time of publication of notice is April 11, 2014. The second time of publication of notice is April 18, 2014. The third time of publication of notice is April 25, 2014. any questions concerning this specific noTice are to be directed to Licensing & Social Responsibility at 867-667-5245 or 1-800-661-0408, local 5245.

PUbLIC TENdER SUPPLY OF SCOTT SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is May 8, 2014. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Jenny Richards at 867-393-6387. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade.

2014 SOLID WASTE FACILITY RECYCLING OPERATIONS TENDERS will be received at the office of the Manager of Financial Services at City Hall, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C2 before 4:00:00 pm local time, Thursday, May 1, 2014. Tenders must have the seal of the Tenderer affixed and must be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope clearly marked "TENDER FOR THE 2014 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL RECYCLING OPERATIONS, ATTENTION: MANAGER FINANCIAL SERVICES." This tender is to receive, manage, and process recyclable material being brought to the Son of War Eagle Waste Management Facility by members of the public. The work will also include supply, management, and operation of containers at the Son of War Eagle transfer station for a recycling program including the collection, removal and processing of batteries and electronic waste. Tender documents may be obtained by qualified Tenderers who are or will be authorized to conduct business in the City of Whitehorse, from the office of the Manager of Financial Services at City Hall, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon on or after 12:00 PM local time Friday, April 11, 2014. A $50.00 nonrefundable tender deposit, payable to the City of Whitehorse, will be required to obtain Tender documents. Each Tender must be accompanied by the Tender Security as specified in the tender documents. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders, or to accept the Tender which the City deems to be in its own best interest. Tenders submitted by Fax will not be accepted nor considered. All enquiries to: Dave Albisser Manager, Water & Waste Services City of Whitehorse 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse Phone: (867) 668-8351 Fax: (867) 668-8653 Highways and Public Works

2014 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL LANDFILL OPERATIONS TENDERS will be received at the office of the Manager of Financial Services at City Hall, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 1C2 before 4:00:00 pm local time, Thursday, April 24th, 2014. Tenders must have the seal of the Tenderer affixed and must be submitted in a sealed opaque envelope clearly marked "TENDER FOR THE 2014 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL LANDFILL OPERATIONS, ATTENTION: MANAGER FINANCIAL SERVICES." This tender is to manage the disposal of domestic wastes that will be landfilled at the Son of War Eagle Waste Management Facility. The work will require the spreading, placing and compacting of Domestic (ICI), and Construction Demolition (C&D) wastes being disposed of within the landfill. The work will also include managing the disposal of large recyclable materials such as scrap metal, tires, and white goods, as well as the grubbing/stripping and brushing pile. Tender documents may be obtained by qualified Tenderers who are or will be authorized to conduct business in the City of Whitehorse, from the office of the Manager of Financial Services at City Hall, 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon on or after 12:00 PM local time Friday, April 4th, 2014. A $50.00 nonrefundable tender deposit, payable to the City of Whitehorse, will be required to obtain Tender documents. Each Tender must be accompanied by the Tender Security as specified in the tender documents. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Tenders, or to accept the Tender which the City deems to be in its own best interest. Tenders submitted by Fax will not be accepted nor considered. All enquiries to: Dave Albisser Manager Water & Waste Services City of Whitehorse 2121 Second Avenue, Whitehorse Phone: (867) 668-8351 Fax: (867) 668-8653

LOST: ON Air North Flight 507A Acer Tablet. Left in seat 6F on March 24 in Calgary. Please return no questions asked. Return to Air North, RCMP or 334-3300 LOST: HEART shaped pendant circled with diamonds on white gold chain, reward offered for return, sentimental value. Phone 332- 5552 or 668- 2414

Business Opportunities

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CHICKENS FOR sale, 10 Brown Leghorns, 2 Red Sussex, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Red Rock Cross, $27 ea. 333-0915 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


Have you always wanted to ride? Find a complete list of all the great horse activities in Yukon! 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

DEARBORN TWO bottom plow for three point hitch. $500 obo. 633-6502 THREE-MONTH-OLD 633-4249

GOATS for sale.

T: 667-6285 • F: 668-3755 E:

LEIGHTON MACH 1 leather sewing machine. Will sew up to 3 layers of harness leather w/stand, 1/2 HP motor, foot treadle, spare bobbins & needles, $1,200. or 633-2398

Sports Equipment

Baby & Child Items

TWO OSPREY packs for sale, womenʼs. Never used Sirrus 36L daypack, green, size small. $120. Luna 75L backpack, purple, size small. Used, but excellent condition. $150. Email:

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

ARCTERYX GEAR: Gamma AR jacket, women's small, green. $120. Rana pant, size 6, brown. $40. Alpha SV 3-ply Gore-tex bib rain pant. x-small women's. $250 (retails over $600). Email: 8-DOG DOG-BOX, needs TLC, but still functional as is, $100 obo. Stephanie at 335-3905 BURTON SPLITBOARD & bindings. Well used but functional. Better for a taller person, $200. 335-3784 GIRLʼS BICYCLES, 2 available, 16” & 14” wheels, gd cond, $40. 393-2125 BLACK DIAMOND kilowatt skis 185 cm, good cond, one mount for fritschis, $100. 667-4450

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

BURLEY CHILD Trailer Encore, for 2 children, including ski, jogging and bike set, like new, paid $1,250, asking $900. 633-3399 GRACO INFANT car seat, $25. Basic white crib, no mattress, $50. 334-7061 LARGE & XL Easter bunny stuffies in good cond, $10 ea. 633-4379 CLOTH DIAPERS, organic cotton Bummis, 6-pack Bum-Genius quick-dry with inserts (hardly used), homemade varieties, lots of sizes/designs, Rubbermaid full for $200 obo. 335-3905 2 ELFE Supergate III baby gates, new cond, bought last November, can be pressure fit to opening/ fixed in place w/incl hardware as swing open gate, $25 ea/$45 both. 456-2946

Childcare BUSY BEE DAYHOME, Riverdale, has openings. 18 months - 5 years. Hot lunch, snacks provided. Learning through play, planned activities, caring environment. 20 yearsʼ experience. References available. Kim 633-2177



saturday, april 19

copper ridge M 19 OLIVINE PLacE, Copper Ridge, Saturday, April 19, 9am-11am, kitchen stuff, books/ bookcases, electronics, rakes, shovels, youth clothing, outdoor winter gear, bedding & pillows, etc downtown M 704 OGILVIE St, Downtown. Saturday, April 19, 10am-2pm. Weather permitting. Incls queen bed frame, 1-2 person tent, pegboard, log w/burls, clothes & other HH items. No early birds please. porter creek M 7 REDWOOD St, Porter Creek. Saturday, April 19, 9am-noon. No reasonable offer refused. Tools, compressors, table saw, bathroom sink, 2 sets of taps, sporting items, BBQ, kids’ stuff & more.

remember.... WHEN placing your Garage Sale Ad through The Yukon News Website TO INCLUDE:


Yukon News

Friday, April 18, 2014

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

Furniture ANTIQUE LIGHT oak hutch, newly refinished, new glass doors on upper half, 6ʼ length, $1,100 obo. 633-6244 DECOR-REST DOUBLE bed chesterfield, like new, dark green, $600. 633-3113 KING MATTRESS & box spring, paid $2,300, asking $900 obo, 2 yrs old. 667-7107 HAND-CRAFTED COFFEE table & 2 end tables, made from tree trunks, oak bases & glass tops, $1,200 or $500 apiece obo. 667-7107 RECLINING COUCH & love seat, beige w/abstract pattern, free. 633-6263 SOLID WOOD half louvered bifold closet door 35 5/8x79 1/8 $75, Sslid wood half-louvered bifold closet door 25 5/8x79 1/8,  $60. 633-2493 OLDER STYLE hide- a- bed, new double mattress. Makes a good bed, $125. 633-4505 CUSTOM MADE queen size oak bed, 3-drawers each side, with new memory foam mattress,  $1,500. 633-4505

Moonlight Mountain Storage rentalS

will be disposing of this customer’s belongings if payment in full plus advertising cost is not paid on or before

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

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





Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is May 13, 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:

April 19, 2014:

ingrid Mann Klara Mitchell/Bryan holt

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

Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is May 8, 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:

Highways and Public Works Highways and Public Works

Land Lottery tesLin sawmill road subdivision Country residential

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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:


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.


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:


Classifieds/Reception or 667-6285


Friday, April 18, 2014 Yukon News



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