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Yukon’s Knute Johnsgaard double-poles it to the finish line in the men’s 10-kilometre classic at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., on Monday. Johnsgaard won Yukon’s first gold medal of the Games. See coverage on pages 6, 7, 19-21.

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Premier names new chief of staff Jonas has “played an important leadership and advisory role” since that time, Pasloski said in a statement. “I’m pleased to welcome him to this new challenge and responsibility.” Smith replaces Ric Stryde, who had only held the position since the end of June last year. On Monday a cabinet spokesperson confirmed Stryde no longer worked for the office, but said very little else. Spokesperson Dan Macdonald said Stryde’s last day was “late last week” but wouldn’t say whether he resigned or was fired. Macdonald called it a “personnel matter.” Stryde was raised in the Northwest Territories. Before coming to the Yukon he worked in federal politics, including serving as senior northern advisor to Indian and Northern Affairs ministers Chuck Strahl and John Duncan. Liberal leader Sandy Silver said Stryde’s departure “came out of left field.” He called on the government

to publicly say why Stryde left and whether he got a severance package. “This is the number one position in the office, this is the chief of staff,” he said. Macdonald said he won’t be talking about severance, again saying it’s a “personnel matter.” NDP leader Liz Hanson suggested Stryde’s abrupt departure points to a problem with leadership. “The fact of the matter is this is their second chief of staff, they’re on their third deputy minister of finance, they’ve shuffled the deck chairs in the cabinet, and at the core it seems to me they’ve got a government that still can’t find their direction after all these years.” Stryde replaced Rick Nielsen, who held the job for two and a half years. Nielsen previously served as one of Premier Dennis Fentie’s chiefs of staff for five years, from 2002 until 2007.

column, is nominated for best columnist, and designer Heidi Neufeld is nominated for her work on the paper’s classifieds. The Yukon News is a finalist The News was also nominatin 10 categories at this year’s ed for overall newspaper excelBC and Yukon Community lence in its circulation category. Newspaper Association’s Ma The paper won seven Ma Murray Community Newspaper Murrays in 2014. This year’s Awards. winners will be announced on Better known simply as the Ma Murrays, the awards honour April 25 at an awards gala in Richmond, B.C. the work of community news(Eva Holland) papers in British Columbia and the Yukon. Armed robbery brings out Outgoing photo editor Alistair Maitland is nominated emergency response team in two categories: portrait/ personality photo award, for “A The RCMP’s emergency reBetter Life,” a photo of a young sponse team conducted what it mother and her daughter, and calls a “high-risk take-down” in sports photo award for “One downtown Whitehorse Tuesday Foot Kick” – an action shot evening, following an armed from an Arctic sports competi- robbery. Five people are now in tion. custody. Former staff reporter and At about 5 p.m. yesterday photographer Jesse Winter is Whitehorse RCMP were called a finalist for best black-andto a business on Elliot Street. white feature photo, for “Rescue Officers were told that two men Dive,” his shot of a team prachad come in, armed with a matising ice rescues in the partially chete and a baton. The suspects frozen Yukon River. demanded money and wanted In the feature series category, to know where the safe was, reporters Ashley Joannou and police say. Jacqueline Ronson are both When officers arrived the nominated – Joannou for her suspects had fled. They made articles on mental illness and off with “an undisclosed the justice system, and Ronamount of cash,” according to son for her stories on violence the RCMP news release. against women. No one was hurt during the Joannou is also a finalist for robbery. the Neville Shanks Memorial About two hours later police Award for Historical Writing officers from the Whitehorse for “Finding those lost to a detachment and the emergency tragic history,” about the ongo- response team stopped and suring investigation into the deaths rounded a vehicle at the corner of residential schools students. of Second Avenue and Hanson Editor John Thompson is Street. a finalist for best editorial, Five people inside the vehicle for “Stupidity outbreak mars were taken into custody withHarper’s visit.” Keith Halliday, out incident. who writes the “Yukonomist” “A number of items seized

from the vehicle are consistent with those used during the armed robbery,” RCMP say. There is no word on what, if any, charges are being laid. Police say they are still working on piecing together exactly what happened. They are asking anyone with details to contact the detachment. (Ashley Joannou)

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One of the top jobs in the premier’s office has quickly been filled. About 24 hours after confirming that his chief of staff had abruptly departed, Premier Darrell Pasloski announced a replacement. This time the premier chose from inside his party’s ranks. Jonas Smith, a fixture for Pasloski since as early as his first election campaign, was named to the job yesterday. Smith is a long-time Yukoner who used to be more known for his long hair and music than his politics. He was a member of the Canadian punk band Field Day and later put out his own album. Smith served as Pasloski’s campaign manager during the 2011 territorial election. Following the Yukon Party’s victory, Smith chopped off his locks, put on a suit and began serving as the premier’s executive assistant.

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City updates off-road vehicle bylaws City council has amended its ATV and snowmobile bylaws to ensure more stringent requirements for riders on Whitehorse trails. Recreational vehicle users will now have to carry a valid license, registration, insurance and safe riding card within city limits. Keith Lay, speaking on behalf of Active Trails Whitehorse Association, suggested the city also add a fifth item to the list – wearing a helmet. Although that requirement is mentioned elsewhere in the bylaws, Lay argued people wouldn’t notice it as easily. Council debated the idea for some time before agreeing to the amendment. Both bylaws passed third reading at Monday’s meeting. The amendments to the bylaws were made following changes to the territory’s Motor Vehicles Act last fall. The new legislation comes into effect next month. Riders outside of Whitehorse will not have to abide by any of the aforementioned rules. (Myles Dolphin)




Embattled immigrant family prepares to leave Myles Dolphin News Reporter


fter years of struggling to stay in Canada, Sergio Rojas says he and his family have given up. “I’m too tired to fight,” he said from Vancouver yesterday, moments after signing a document to release his lawyer. “We can’t do this anymore. We’re leaving and I think it’s best.” Late last week, the Whitehorse family found out they were being ordered to leave the country. On March 4, Sergio will board a flight to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico along with his wife Linda and their two sons, Jonathan and Sergio Jr. When they land, they say there will be no one to greet them at the airport as they have no friends or relatives in that city. They also worry that threeyear-old Jonathan, born in the Yukon, will have nowhere to go to get the constant medical care he needs for his plagiocephaly, torticolis, speech therapy and motor development. Sergio Jr., seven, was born in California and is an American citizen while his mother is from Nicaragua. The family originally applied for refugee status when they moved to Canada back in 2008. That triggered a lengthy investigation, and over the years, they were given non-status work and study permits. Last August is when things began unraveling. They were denied both refugee status and permanent residency, as well as their request to stay on compassionate grounds based on Jonathan’s health-care needs. Immigrants qualify for humanitarian compassion if they would “suffer excessive hardship upon returning to their home country.” The family has sought assistance from Yukon MP Ryan Leef, who took their case to the federal minister of citizenship and immigration, Chris Alexander. No decision had been made as of this morning, but Leef said

Alexander was reviewing the file closely.

Sergio said. “We don’t worry about ourselves too much, but what about our kids?” Sergio proudly displayed the certificates he earned while in Canada, which show he’s qualified to work as a carpenter and heavy machinery operator. Living on a very tight budget, the family has been forced to get its clothing, furniture and toys at the Whitehorse landfill’s Free Store. Their savings have gone towards purchasing plane tickets to Mexico. And yesterday, when the family’s lawyer told them their legal aid money had run out, they had no choice but to release him.

••• When the News sat down with the family on Sunday, a day before Sergio and his oldest son left for Vancouver, they hadn’t yet given up hope of getting a lastminute reprieve. An hour-long interview was punctuated with laughter and talk about movies and superheroes, especially Batman, Jonathan’s favourite. Despite having two threehour meetings with Leef over the weekend, Sergio and Linda were still confused about the rationale behind the departure order, which they claim is rooted in the false belief that one or both parents have a criminal past. Both have obtained background checks from the RCMP, which came back negative. Leef said the family was denied on both fronts because it failed to adequately fill out its paperwork. “It’s not unusual on first instance, when people make an application (for permanent residency), to have it denied and returned because they need to provide additional information,” he said. “We’re able to assist with that because we manage north of 200 immigration cases every year. Most of the time, the supplemental information is enough. “In this case, we looked back at when they were denied (in August), and realized they were missing substantiation of some claims they had made.” Leef said that he told the family to close the gaps and provide more information, and didn’t hear from them for months. Because of that, he said he assumed their file was “moving along nicely.” But the family claims otherwise. “At the beginning his office told us we had to obey the law,” Sergio said. “They asked us if we were criminals, and told us Immigration Canada thought we were criminals. But we’re clean.”



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The Rojas family, seen here at LePage Park on Sunday afternoon, has been ordered to leave Canada by March 4. Three-year-old Jonathan was born in the Yukon.

Jonathan was born in 2012 with a condition known as flat head syndrome. For two years, he had to wear a helmet to protect his fragile bones. Doctors also discovered his hip bone wasn’t growing properly and he had torticolis. He began receiving early intervention services from the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse due to concerns about his head shape, and making monthly visits to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. On a daily basis, he was seeing an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language pathologist and early childhood

therapy assistant. In a letter dated Dec. 9, the Child Development Centre stated Jonathan was progressing well and still needed a full developmental assessment to see how his functioning compares to children his age. But without this constant care – which they said he likely wouldn’t receive in Mexico – the letter warns his progress may be compromised. It’s one of dozens of letters of support the family produced on Sunday, along with hundreds of other pages of documentation it has compiled over the years. “We don’t know what his condition will be in a few years,”

Today, Linda and Jonathan are flying out to Vancouver to join the rest of the family. Because they are leaving the country and obeying the departure order, they can immediately re-apply to come back to Canada upon their arrival in Mexico, Leef said. A deportation order would have meant they would not have been able to re-apply for five years. A petition being circulated online by the NDP to stop the departure had gathered 109 signatures by press time. In a news release this week, NDP health critic Jan Stick said the federal government has put the family in a cruel situation. “Jonathan is a Canadian citizen,” she wrote. “Will he either be deprived of the health care he needs, or of his family? That’s a choice no family should ever have to make.” When asked about the option being presented – to leave Jonathan in Whitehorse and put him up for adoption, or bring him to Mexico with the rest of the family – Sergio Jr. had an answer that reflected the entire family’s opinion. “It’s not fair and square,” he said. Contact Myles Dolphin at

Disability council didn’t meet government standards: Graham Myles Dolphin

But it wasn’t only the numbers – it was really poor case management. “There was a lack of documenhe decision not to renew tation and referral practices, and the Yukon Council on in fact a lot of people self-referred Disability’s funding was directly to advanced education made because the organization when they found they didn’t couldn’t meet the guidelines set in receive the services they required its agreement with the Yukon govfrom the non-profit.” ernment, says Education Minister On March 31, a three-year Doug Graham. funding agreement ends between The non-profit has just had too the non-profi t and the Yukon much on its plate, Graham said. government. “They had to provide case Executive Director Charlene management services to people Donald told the News last week with disabilities and get them it would have to close its doors if ready for the labour market,” he it couldn’t find other sources of said. “And that’s where the numbers funding. She said case management is a seem to have caught up to them. News Reporter


lengthy process that can take up to two years before someone is ready for employment. “Once trust is gained, it may take two or three visits before they may self-identity as having a disability,” she said. “It could be months or years before you get down to the bare bones and find out what the barriers are, and how we can help them. With us it’s not all about education and employment, it’s getting them their self-esteem back and getting the trust required to effectively assist these people.” Graham said issues with the non-profit began appearing in late

2011, such as its capacity to hire staff and update its website on a regular basis. “That all contributed to the difficulties they were experiencing,” he said. “It’s really unfortunate because they’re a great organization.” The government has issued a request for proposals to determine if other organizations could provide the same kind of case management services. The original funding agreement was signed with the Yukon Council on Disability because at the time, they were the only organization capable of helping disabled people find employment,

Graham said. But today there are several organizations providing employment services in the territory, he estimated, and one of them might be able to incorporate the case management services the Yukon Council on Disability has been providing. “If we have a couple organizations all providing the same basic services and we’re funding them all, you have to wonder why,” he said. “We’re wasting money in many cases. We have to make sure that the money we’re spending, we’re spending wisely.” Contact Myles Dolphin at




Yukon drops in Fraser Institute’s mining rankings tory framework, and the need for improved cooperation with First Nations. he Yukon has slipped for “Yukon used to be in the top the second consecutive of those jurisdictions, and a very year in the Fraser Instistrong presence in the Fraser tute’s annual ranking of mining Institute rankings in the past,� he jurisdictions. said. “In order to get back into The territory dropped one that place, we need to do better spot, to ninth place, in the annual in First Nation relations in the report’s overall ranking, known territory. There’s no question as the investment attractiveness about it.� index. And the Yukon continues Yukon ranked first overall in to slide in the policy perception two consecutive previous years index, dropping to 26th place before beginning its two-year from 19th in 2013 and eighth the decline. year before. Kenneth Green, senior direcSamson Hartland, executive tor of natural resource studies at director of the Yukon Chamber the Fraser Institute and the direcof Mines, said the results show tor of the survey, described the the importance of ongoing work policy perception index as a “report card� for the governments to improve the Yukon’s regulaEva Holland News Reporter


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nyone who’s cared for a newborn baby knows the feeling of dragging yourself out of bed every couple hours, bottle in hand, armed for the next feeding. Turns out things aren’t much different when you’re raising a baby moose. Nine-month-old JB made her public debut at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve last week. But she’s been in the care of the preserve since she was two or three days old. In those early days, staff slept in an army cot in the rehab centre to make sure she got a bottle of specialized formula every three hours, said the preserve’s executive director, Greg Meredith. “She was pretty weak and dehydrated and malnourished and it’s a pretty sensitive time for baby animals, especially those who nurse,” he said. “The mother’s milk in the first two or three weeks of life, that is when it is full of all the super good stuff. A lot of animals, if they miss that, then they’re really struggling. They don’t have the antibodies, they don’t have the resilience.” Fortunately, the preserve had special wildlife formula on hand that it could modify for moose use. JB arrived at the preserve in late May 2014 from Burwash Landing. Her mother had two babies at that time, but somehow got spooked, leaving the second baby behind, Meredith said. “She just kind of abandoned it.” JB ended up on someone’s back deck. Meredith said the homeowners did the best they could to help the moose. They wrapped her in a blanket to avoid transferring human smells and brought her to the area where the other moose were. Pretty soon she was back at the deck, Meredith said. That’s when conservation officers came to pick her up. She wasn’t much to lift. Apparently a newborn moose looks a little like a house pet on stilts. “When she’s lying down on the floor she looked about the size of a cocker spaniel, and then when

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she stood up and she had a-footand-a-half length legs,” Meredith said. She’s now about 150 kilograms. By the time she’s all grown up she’ll have more than doubled that. As tiny JB got stronger, the preserve wanted to make sure she got all the necessary exercise. So she would go for daily walks, often with her new best friend, animal care assistant Justine Benjamin. “Until she met the male moose just last week, who knew if she even knew that she was a moose?” Meredith asked. “She’d never seen a moose in her life. So she of course bonded with Justine.” The bond was strong enough that when it was time for JB to

take her walk, all Benjamin had to do was walk out the back door of her enclosure and into the rehab centre’s back yard, and JB would follow. “So they’d take her for a walk everyday and get her outside to make sure she was moving and had her strength up. Once she got more energy she would do some prancing around and some chasing around, just generally being a kid,” Meredith said. “That was all a really good sign.” The bond between the moose and her caregiver was so strong that the preserve decided the two should share a name. JB is in honour of Benjamin’s initials. It’s uncommon for the preserve to name its animals. But every so often an exception will appear.

“Once in a while they just break through to your heart and you’ve just got to do it,” Meredith said. JB will call the preserve home for the rest of her life. Since she was raised by humans at such a young age she can’t be rehabilitated back to the wild. It will be up to the preserve’s seven-year-old bull moose to teach her what it means to be a moose. The two came face to face for the first time last week. “We’ve been very pleased with how they are getting along, he’s not too aggressive or anything.” This is the perfect time to introduce the pair, he said. The male moose has lost his antlers and his testosterone levels are quite low.


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Cross-country skiers grab Yukon’s first gold medals in Prince George Tom Patrick News Reporter

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. n just one cross-country ski event, Yukon doubled its medal count at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George. Yukon skiers won three medals, including the territory’s first two gold, in the classic distance races on Monday. “I’m pretty thrilled. This is my second Canada Games, my first time kind of being competitive in it,” said Yukon’s Knute Johnsgaard. “I’m super happy to win Yukon’s first gold for the Yukon and I’m also super happy Annah (Hanthorn) just won a gold for the Yukon as well.” Johnsgaard won gold in the men’s 10-kilometre classic with time to spare. The 22-year-old crossed the line with a time of 25 minutes and 48.10 seconds, more than 27 seconds in front of silver medalist Scott Hill of Ontario. “I’ve been feeling good all week and I knew as long as I could keep it together, I could finish on the podium,” said Johnsgaard. “I’m pretty happy with how everything went.” Annah Hanthorn won gold with a lot less breathing room in the women’s 7.5-kilometre classic. The 19-year-old finished in 22:33.10, less than a second ahead of Quebec’s Katherine StewartJones in the interval start race. “I definitely didn’t think of the outcome, I thought of the process during the race, just racing my very best,” said Hanthorn. “It’s exciting that became a gold medal. “I felt like I was able to stay relaxed and just push Games speed while I was racing and finish hard, so overall I was really happy with the race.” Teammate Kendra Murray was close behind in the women’s race. The 22-year-old captured bronze with a time of 22:47.60. “I’m super, super happy with it,” said Murray. “I didn’t know what to expect. Coming into the Games I knew I had a shot at something, but I’m super pleased. “I was aiming for easy, relaxed skiing because I knew it’s a really hilly course with really technical downhill, so I think the key was being relaxed. If you’re not relaxed climbing or not relaxed going down the twisty downhills, you get off kilter.” Yukon has now surpassed its medal count from the 2011 Games, in which the territory won five medals, and the 2007 Games, in which it won four. Yukon won three medals in cross-country skiing at both of those Games, but only one gold at each in the sport. Yukon biathlete Nadia Moser captured three medals in week one at Prince George, taking in a silver and two bronze at the same venue as this week’s cross-country skiing. Both Johnsgaard and Hanthorn were within seconds of more hardware on Tuesday. The two Yukon skiers, who raced at the junior/U23 world championships earlier this month, placed fourth in the sprint event. Johnsgaard was just 1.63 seconds behind the bronze winner from Quebec in the men’s 1.5-kilometre sprint


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Yukon’s Annah Hanthorn races the women’s 7.5-kilometre classic at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. on Monday. Hanthorn won gold.

final on Tuesday. “I was a little disappointed, but I felt good and I am still looking forward to the rest of the week,” said Johnsgaard. “I think I’m still in good shape, it was just one of those days where it was tough conditions and anything can happen in sprinting. Some other guys had a better day than I did, I guess.” The 22-year-old placed 14th at the worlds in the sprint and was a favourite to medal in Tuesday’s sprint in Prince George. The wax on his skis grew less effective as the day warmed up, said Yukon head coach Alain Masson. “Knute did really well in the qualifier, won his quarter, won his semi, but by the time he came to the final, the conditions changed really quickly,” said Masson. “The snow got really wet … and his skis got slower and couldn’t keep up.” Hanthorn came in less than three seconds behind the bronze winner from Quebec in the women’s 1.4-kilometre sprint final. The 19-year-old member of the junior national team took a fall and was in the process of a comeback. Murray also took a fall in the final, placing sixth. “A third through the race Annah tripped herself … and ended up falling behind,” said Masson. “Kendra was in the top two or three and in a big downhill just before the last uphill, she had a really bad crash ... and got passed by Annah who was trying to come back.” The Yukon ski team will be back in competition in the distance free on Thursday followed by the relay races on Saturday to end the Games. Contact Tom Patrick at

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Yukon’s Hannah Deuling, right, races the women’s 7.5-kilometre classic on Monday.




Yukon thumps N.W.T. for first hockey win at Games Tom Patrick News Reporter

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. hen the female teams from Yukon and N.W.T. finished their competition at the Canada Winter Games with a game against each other last week, the two sides came together for a big group photo. If their male counterparts competing this week at the Games find themselves in the same situation at the end of the tournament, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expect such a chummy photo op. The rival territories played a rough, sometimes chippy game against each other, chock full of penalties and bad blood. At the end, N.W.T. remained winless and Yukon picked up their first victory in Prince George. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We played two really good periods, took advantage of some penalties they got, and we moved the puck well,â&#x20AC;? said Yukon head coach Martin Lawrie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The boys played their best full game, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first period was really strong and I liked the second period. The third period wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bad. A lot of penalties back and forth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; gets things a little choppy.â&#x20AC;? Yukon topped their neighbours to the east with an 8-6 win on Tuesday, finishing third in their pool in front of N.W.T. Yukon out-shot them 50-18, scored three power play goals, plus two shorthanded goals in the third


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Yukon forward Riley Smoler attempts to score on N.W.T. goalie Daniel Enge at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., on Tuesday. Yukon won 8-2 for their first win of the Games.

to finish them off. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got the puck deep and were keeping it deep in their zone, cycling and stuff,â&#x20AC;? said Yukon captain Mathew Cooper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have strong forwards and that helps. We were also a lot more positive on the bench, instead of bringing people down, we were keeping our teammates up. That helped us a lot too.â&#x20AC;?

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Line-mates Dylan Cozens and Joe Stokes led Yukon in scoring with two goals each. Forward Jonas Leas had a goal and an assist and teammates Riley Smoler, Jesse McCuaig and Mack Benn-Wipp also scored. Forward Bryce Anderson notched two assists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a good game. The team all came together and started play-

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land on Monday. Forward Gavin Lawrie and captain Cooper scored and defenceman Matt Braga notched an assist. That loss was more bearable than the first: Yukon lost 13-0 to P.E.I. on Sunday. The way the loss happened was worse than the score. Yukon and P.E.I. locked horns in a tight battle for 14 minutes before a shorthanded goal for P.E.I. sent Yukon in a downward spiral. P.E.I. then scored three more in a little over two minutes at the end of the first period and Yukon couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull out of the nosedive. N.W.T. scored first on Tuesday but Yukon didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get rattled this time. Instead, they answered back with four goals by the end of the first period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up like we did in the other two games, we actually came back and ended up winning,â&#x20AC;? said Hope. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are feeling a lot better,â&#x20AC;? said Cooper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first two losses were kind of tough on them and they were really down. But after the win today they got excited, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the locker room dancing.â&#x20AC;? The Yukon squad has Wednesday off but will be back in action to face the loser of a P.E.I.-Saskatchewan matchup on Thursday, followed by another placement game on Friday to finish the tournament.


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going to let my audience know that too. Third, I’m not going to put Dear government spin doctor: those non-answers in my story for am working on a story about the sake of false balance. how the job you’re doing That’s because me asking quesis helping to kill Canada’s tions about what the government democracy. is doing wrong isn’t an opporI know that your role, as a sotunity for you to simply tell the called communications profespublic about what government is sional, is to put the best spin on doing right. what the government is or isn’t You have a big advertising doing. budget for that. That means you often don’t Instead, it’s an opportunity respond the questions I ask, you to explain to the public why the help elected officials do the same government is or isn’t doing that thing and you won’t let me talk thing I asked you about. to those who actually have the And, finally, if you refuse, iganswers. nore or interfere with my requests While this may work out very to interview public officials, my well for you, it doesn’t work out audience will also find out about so well for my audience who, by the way, are taxpayers, voters and that. This may sound like hardball citizens. at best and blackmail at worst. So your refusal to provide me But it’s actually the last and only with information is actually a refusal to provide the public with defense I have against you and your colleagues. information. Public relations professionals And if the public doesn’t know what their government is actually outnumber journalists more than four to one in this country – and doing, it can continue doing for good reason. things the public wouldn’t want It pays to promote and protect it to do. the powerful but it doesn’t pay to That just doesn’t seem very hold them to account. democratic to me. Does it seem My hope is that more journaldemocratic to you? ists will also start routinely telling I understand you’re just doing their audiences about the stratyour job. egies and tactics you use to frusI did that job before myself trate the public’s right to know. before I became a journalist, If that happens then the public working as a communications might start caring about the officer for the British Columbia damage that’s being done to our government. democracy. So I don’t think you’re a bad And, maybe, just maybe you person. might start rethinking what you But you should know a few are doing. things about me. After all, there was a time when My job isn’t to help you put the journalists could actually talk to best spin on what the government public officials without having is or isn’t doing. someone like you always watchMy job is to tell the truth. ing over their shoulder and telling And, because that’s my job, you them exactly what to say. should know a few other things I know it’s a long shot. about how I’m going to report But it’s the only shot I can take this story. against the tyranny of your talkFirst, if you don’t respond to ing points. my questions, I’m going to let my Sean Holman is an assistant professor audience know that. of journalism at Mount Royal UniverSecond, if you respond to my sity. This article originally appeared on his blog, at questions with non-answers, I’m



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Thanks to all who helped save Ross River’s footbridge On Feb. 16, I and the Ross River Bridge Society were honoured with receiving the 2014 Annual Heritage Award from Yukon Historical and Museums Association. Although the beautifully framed award names Kitty Sperling and the Ross River Bridge Society with successfully saving the Ross River Footbridge from demolition, the award really belongs to everyone who participated in the events over the past year. I am truly humbled by the words of Marc Johnston, who nominated me and the society for this award – he definitely captured the significance of saving this structure for its heritage, tourism, cultural, and practical reasons. At the event, I was grateful and honoured to stand with Chief Brian Ladue and Councillor Yvonne Moon to receive the award, for the influences of the Ross River Dena Council and the Ross River Dena people are of profound significance – without their guidance, clarity, and conviction, the trucks would surely have traversed the initial ice road to bring down the bridge. Thank


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Association and Heritage Canada for the recognition and support. Thank you to all the people who speak up, and who frequent, comment, contribute, and like the Friends Of The Ross River Foot Bridge Facebook page. Thank you to the elders of Ross River, whose stories connect the past to now, and to all Ross River Dena People, whose hearts connect the community. Thank you to the CBC and local newspapers for helping with the local and national coverage. Thank you to the NDP, whose unwavering support throughout helped tremendously. And thank you to the Yukon government, for recognizing the importance of this structure, and for listening to the hearts of Yukoners, Canadians, and beyond. Kitty Sperling Faro

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Stop whining about activist courts Our lawmakers hold more sway than judges in deciding contentious social policies, but they pretend otherwise standing clause” essentially allows Parliament or a provincial or territorial legislature to tell the by Kyle Carruthers courts “thanks but no thanks” if the court finds that a law violates free speech, or equality, or due process. In short, if the notwithstanding clause is used it doesn’t matter that a law violates the Charter. There are a few exceptions to the notwithstanding clause. It n the wake of recent Supreme doesn’t apply to certain rights. Court rulings on the right to Voting rights is one of them, so strike and assisted suicide, there is little that Parliamentarsome political commentators have ians could do about a ruling a lamented our “activist” courts few years back giving prisoners and their willingness to override the right to vote. Same goes for elected officials – and by extenaboriginal rights, French language sion the democratic wishes of the schools, and the right of Canpublic. adian citizens to stay in or return The debate over where we to Canada. should draw that all important But there are many areas where line between individual rights our legislators can easily overrule and democratic will is an old one. the courts. The recent decisions Draw it too far on one side and on the right to strike and assisted the courts will usurp the abilsuicide are two such cases. ity of legislators to make policy. The Supreme Court of Canada Place it too far on the other and decided that the law against asa “tyrannical majority” will run sisted suicide offends the right to roughshod over the rights of liberty and security of the person? individuals. Too bad. Parliament can decide In the Canadian Charter of that the “sanctity of life” is more Rights and Freedoms that line is important, invoke the notwithunquestionably drawn in favour standing clause and keep assisted of legislatures. Our legislators suicide illegal. simply prefer to pretend that it If Saskatchewan wants to legisisn’t. late essential public sector workIn the United States, decisions by its high court more or less end ers back to work, it only needs to insert a few key words in its laws the discussion on constitutional and it has the power to do so. issues. But Canada is not the But the practical reality is that United States. Unlike the Amerthe notwithstanding clause rarely ican Bill of Rights, our Charter gets used. At least not yet. of Rights contains the highly In fact, in the 33 years that contentious and seldom used we’ve had the Charter of Rights, notwithstanding clause. For those who are not familiar Ottawa has never once used it. with it, the so-called “notwithSeveral provinces including Sas-



katchewan, Alberta and even our own legislature here in the Yukon have inserted it into laws, but for a variety of complicated reasons never needed to rely on it. Quebec is the only province that has actually used the notwithstanding clause. It did so to protect its French only sign laws – which would otherwise violate free speech – between 1988 and 1993. Quebec later changed its laws to bring them into compliance with the Charter so, at the moment, no one is using the notwithstanding clause in Canada. So despite all the bellyaching we hear about the court’s decisions this clause – which allows politicians to get around them –

Dogsled races were a howl From reading the Rendezvous schedule of events last week, a person might have thought that the Babe Southwick Memorial Dog Sled Races had been dropped from the program. In fact, Mandy and Armin Johnson heard Rendezvous wouldn’t have dog races this year and staged the race themselves at the home of their business, Yukon Horsepacking Adventures, on Fox Lake this Sunday. Mushers from as far as Fort Nelson came to meet Yukon mushers and compete in friendly competition with 15 teams in the 15-mile event and eight in the five-mile. It would have been the 50th anniversary of the race in Babe’s name and a shame to lose the tradition captured in Les McLaughlin’s Yukon Nugget about Babe Southwick. Thank you Mandy, Armin, Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon and all our faithful sponsors for honouring the memory of a legendary Yukon pioneer and en-

suring the spirit of the race lives on. For results and a taste of the action visit Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon on Facebook.

disappointing. Just as we need bees, farmers need tools like neonics to provide us with safe, high-quality foods while ensuring our environment is protected for future generaJessica Simon tions. Whitehorse The agricultural sector is united against this unworkable policy Don’t blame pesticides for proposal. Activist groups who know nothing about agriculture continue honeybee colony decline to use simplistic arguments and Re: Bees matter, so restricting neonics fear-mongering to raise their profile on this issue. is the right thing to do, Feb. 13, 2015 Readers should know that It’s no surprise to see the David pesticides used today are the safest Suzuki Foundation has completely they have ever been, neonics being ignored the 28,000 Ontario farm a prime example. Not only have bee families that have spoken out against colonies increased in Ontario by 59 Ontario’s recent proposal to restrict per cent since 2003, when neonics the use of neonicotinoid-treated became widely used, but the seed seeds. treatment offers farmers many beneWhile the foundation may fits including the ability to adopt soil see it as a “modest proposal,” this conservation practices which helps concerted attack on agriculture decrease greenhouse gas emissions and the livelihood of thousands of and enriches soil health. Ontario farmers is nothing short of As the product is applied dir-

Yet on the assisted suicide file, Justice Minister Peter MacKay has already more or less taken the notwithstanding clause off the table – no doubt because the public is actually on the court’s side on this issue. Opponents of the decision, including some within the Conservative caucus, are lobbying for its use, but so far the government has not agreed to use it. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, on the other hand, has mused that he may use it to legislate workers his government deems essential back to work, but time will tell if he ever follows through on that threat. He will be the first to do so in a long time if he does. Agree with their decisions or not, the courts were given a broadly worded Charter to interpret, with such general pronouncements as everyone has 123RF a right to “freedom of expression” and to “life, liberty and the securhas really only be used once. On ity of the person.” And interpret issue after issue – whether it is it does. abortion, same sex rights, or senWhat politicians do after that tencing laws – politicians whine is up to them. The court cannot and moan but ultimately recoil be blamed when politicians refuse from using a simple tool that is to use the tools that are available available to them. to them, and the political conseThe problem for politicians quences of using those tools are is that using the notwithstandnot the courts concern. ing clause is seen as trampling So stop whining. If you don’t on “rights.” No one wants to be like assisted suicide or the “right” known for doing that. to strike, use the tools that are But this is not the court’s prob- available to you. If you choose lem. The fact is that the clause not to you only have yourself to is there. If our politicians are so blame. Don’t carry on as if you convinced that the public is on are forced to live under some sort their side and that we as voters are of judicial dictatorship. sick and tired of “judicial activKyle Carruthers is a born and ism,” the political will should not raised Yukoner who lives and practises law in Whitehorse. be that hard to find.

field spraying in hopes of controlling the problem. The fact of the matter is that neonics have become a convenient ectly to the seed, the amount used is scapegoat for activist groups like the David Suzuki Foundation – even considerably less than what is used when farmers have to spray an entire when scientific evidence doesn’t field. And because the seed is planted support their sensationalism. Naming pesticides as the main culprit directly into the ground, beneficial insects, like bees, are less exposed to in pollinator health issues does little more than steer us away from the product. finding actual solutions to improve It’s also important to know that pollinator health. the European “moratorium on neonicotinoids” cited in Suzuki’s opinion piece has led to devastating Pierre Petelle Vice-president of chemistry, losses of rapeseed crops in Europe and farmers are now turning to full- CropLife Canada

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A Kafkaesque family drama

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Alon Nashman in Kafka and Son, which will be at the Yukon Arts Centre Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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For the last 10 years, Nashman has performed the one-man show that he adapted from the letter, n the decades since he died, Kafka and Son. The play will be in the work of Franz Kafka has Whitehorse this week. become synonymous with The letter that it is based on is nightmarishly complex scenarios. intensely personal and critical. His most famous piece of writ“You asked me recently why I ing, Metamorphosis, is about a maintain that I am afraid of you,” man waking up to find that he’s Kafka starts off. been turned into a bug. “As usual, I was unable to think His words had such an imof any answer to your question, pact that the term Kafkaesque partly for the very reason that I am has entered the English language afraid of you, and partly because meaning something “marked by a an explanation of the grounds for senseless, disorienting, often men- this fear would mean going into acing complexity.” far more details than I could even According to Kafka, that was all approximately keep in mind while thanks to his father, Hermann. talking.” “My writing was all about you; Both men died long before the all I did there, after all, was to letter was found and published, so bemoan what I could not bemoan we may never know how accurately upon your breast,” he wrote in a Kafka described their relationship. 50-page undelivered letter. On stage Nashman plays both Written in 1919, the letter has Kafka and his father, who is conbecome the central document jured up in parts of the letter. biographers use to examine Kafka’s Instead of being a biographical early life, according to Canadian retelling, the letter is about Kafka’s actor and playwright Alon Nashstruggle to understand his father and imagine his point of view, man. News Reporter


Nashman said. He described it as “one mind, that’s split down the middle.” “He is trying to whittle away at the truth and he’s trying to address his own prejudice. He’s trying to give his father his view,” said Nashman before boarding a plane to Whitehorse Monday. “He’s trying not to be vindictive and irrational but he can’t help himself. And that’s the drama of it. It is very much a subjective version of events and you’re watching somebody struggle.” As the story goes, Kafka asked his mom to deliver the letter. She read it and thought that was a bad idea. “Arguably it was the good choice,” Nashman said. “Sometimes it’s necessary to write everything down to purge yourself of whatever is hindering you. But then you don’t necessarily need to confront the other party with it.” As he writes, Kafka is sorrowful and vindictive as well as funny and analytical, Nashman said. He’s

living an unhappy life still living at home, a petty bureaucrat and a failed artist. Kafka would never know the success that his writing would achieve. He died at 41, about five years after he wrote the letter. Nashman calls Kafka one of the most self-revealing writers of all time. “He shows parts of himself that most of us would shy away from and even writers, even autobiographical writers, don’t reveal their inner shame and pain as clearly as he did and with such an absurd sense of humour as he did.” Nashman has performed across North America and Europe but acknowledges that Kafka never intended for the intensely personal letter to be made so public. “At the same time, there’s a quality to even his journal writing that has an eye to an audience outside of himself,” he said. “It’s hard to explain, but when you experience the play you’ll see that he seems to be appealing to an outside force to side with him as if

he’s arguing to a jury or a judge.” It’s that part of the writing, the plea to an outside audience, that allows Nashman to feel comfortable that he’s not doing anything improper airing the dirty laundry on stage, he said. “He’s making a case that if any objective person were looking at this, they would side with him. Then, in a very clever and selfeffacing way, he imagines what the father would have said in response to his arguments.” For audiences, the play is a challenge to look at your own relationships with the same level of honesty and scrutiny, Nashman said. “It invites a self-reflection. It’s not so much about Kafka and learning about his life, it’s an invitation to get involved in a wrestle with one’s own psyche.” The play is happening at the Old Fire Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $22. Contact Ashley Joannou at




Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska, but backers hope for low-key celebrations Molly Dischner Associated Press

JUNEAU, ALASKA laska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don’t expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public. In the state’s largest city, Anchorage police officers are ready to start handing out $100 fines to make sure taking a toke remains something to be done behind closed doors. Placing Alaska in the same category as Washington state and Colorado with legal marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans who prize the privacy rights enshrined in the Alaska state constitution. When they voted 53-47 per cent last November to legalize marijuana use by adults in private places, they left many of the details to lawmakers and regulators to sort out. That has left confusion on many matters. The initiative bans smoking in public, but didn’t define what that means, and lawmakers left the question to the alcohol regulatory board, which planned to meet early Tuesday to discuss an emergency response. That’s left different communities across the state to adopt different standards of what smoking in public means to them. In Anchorage, officials tried and failed in December to ban a new commercial marijuana industry. But Police Chief Mark Mew said his officers will be strictly enforcing the public smoking ban. He even warned people against smoking on their porches if they live next to a park. But far to the north, in North Pole, smoking outdoors on private property will be OK as long as it doesn’t create a nuisance, officials there said. Other officials are still discussing a proposed cultivation ban for the Kenai Peninsula. In some respects, the confusion continues a four-decade reality for Alaskans and their relationship with marijuana. While the 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected personal marijuana possession and a 1998 initiative legalized medicinal marijuana, state lawmakers twice criminalized any possession over the years, creating an odd legal limbo. As of Tuesday, adult Alaskans can not only keep and use pot, they can transport, grow it and give it away. A second phase, creating a regulated and taxed marijuana market, won’t start until 2016 at the earliest. That’s about the same timeline for Oregon, where voters approved legalizing marijuana the same day as Alaska did but the law there doesn’t go into effect until July 1. Washington state and Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012 and sales have started there. And while possession is no longer


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Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene smokes a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. On Tuesday, Alaska became the third state in the nation to legalize marijuana.

a crime under state law, enjoying pot in public can bring a $100 fine. That’s fine with Dean Smith, a pot-smoker in Juneau who has friends in jail for marijuana offences. “It’s going to stop a lot of people getting arrested for nonviolent crimes,” he said. The initiative’s backers warned pot enthusiasts to keep their cool. “Don’t do anything to give your neighbours reason to feel uneasy about this new law. We’re in the

midst of an enormous social and legal shift,” organizers wrote in the Alaska Dispatch News, the state’s largest newspaper. Richard Ziegler, who had been promoting what he called “Ididatoke” in a nod to Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, reluctantly called off his party. There’s no such pullback for former television reporter Charlo Greene, now CEO of the Alaska Cannabis Club, which is having

its grand opening on Tuesday in downtown Anchorage. She’s already pushing the limits, promising to give away weed to paying “medical marijuana” patients and other “club members.” Greene – who quit her job with a four-letter walkoff on live television last year to devote her efforts to passing the initiative – plans a celebratory toke at 4:20 p.m. Meanwhile, Alaska Native leaders worry that legalization will bring

new temptations to communities already confronting high rates of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and suicide. “When they start depending on smoking marijuana, I don’t know how far they’d go to get the funds they need to support it, to support themselves,” said Edward Nick, council member in Manokotak, a remote village of 400 that is predominantly Yup’ik Eskimo. Both alcohol and drug use are prohibited in Nick’s village 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, even inside the privacy of villagers’ homes. But Nick fears that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes – could open doors to drug abuse. Initiative backers promised Native leaders that communities could still have local control under certain conditions. Alaska law gives every community the option to regulate alcohol locally. From northern Barrow to Klawock, 1,291 miles away in southeast Alaska, 108 communities impose local limits on alcohol, and 33 of them ban it altogether. But the initiative did not provide clear opt-out language for tribal councils and other smaller communities, forcing each one to figure out how to proceed Tuesday. The Yukon home of

Yukon Fisheries Field Assistant Program (Fish Tech) This program provides training necessary for fisheries-related field work with prospective employers such as First Nations, government agencies, environmental consulting companies, or Yukon River Panel Restoration and Enhancement projects. The coursework for this program is delivered in two components: The first portion is nine weeks of online learning, followed by a 10-day field camp, where the “hands-on” portion of the course will be taught. What you will learn: w Yukon fish species and fish habitats w Yukon fisheries management under Land Claims w Traditional, local and professional knowledge in fisheries  w Assessing fish populations and restoring fish habitats w Students will also receive Electro-fishing certification How you will learn: w Online readings, quizzes, activities, audio / video files w “Hands-on” field work w Completing a fisheries field project Prerequisite: w Physically fit and able to spend 10 days in a field camp w English 10 or equivalent; OR acceptable scores on College Placement Test w A valid First Aid/CPR is required for field camp

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Clockwise from the top: fireworks light up the sky over Whitehorse during Sourdough Rendezvous on Saturday; a participant in the menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flour-packing event draws cheers as he tries to carry his load as far as possible; Charlie, the senior dog-pull heavyweight champion, runs towards his owner Fred Last; a team takes part in the hard-water canoe race at Shipyardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park.



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Public Forest Planning Workshops Learn about key forest management issues in the Whitehorse and Southern Lakes area, and participate in workshops which will help guide the development of a forest resources management plan for the area. Workshops will include presentations by technical experts and opportunities for public discussion and feedback.


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Location: The High Country Inn Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Lunch will be provided) Dates and Topics: March 3: Timber Harvesting and the Timber Economy March 4:)RUHVWU\5RDGVDQG&XPXODWLYH(σHFWV March 5: Heritage, Recreation and other Non-Timber Forest Values March 10: Wild Fire Risk and Wild Fire Management March 11: Wildlife Habitat The Whitehorse and Southern Lakes Forest Resources Management Plan is a joint initiative of the Carcross Tagish First Nation, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, Kwanlin Dün First Nation, and Government of Yukon. ALL INTERESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Premiers soins en santé mentale Cette formation a été développée pour aider les gens à offrir une assistance initiale aux personnes possiblement en voie de développer un problème de santé mentale ou qui traversent une crise liée à celle-ci. Bien qu’offert au grand public, ce cours vise particulièrement les professionnelles et professionnels de la santé et des services sociaux et le personnel du domaine de l’éducation. Les 2 et 3 mars, de 8 h 30 à 17 h, au Centre de la francophonie. 867-668-2663, poste 500 |

For more information, visit the website or contact: Wesley Barrett - Carcross Tagish First Nation (867) 821-4251 Brian Bell - Ta’an Kwäch’än Council (867) 668-3613 John Meikle - Kwanlin Dün First Nation (867) 633-7859 Bob Kuiper - Energy, Mines and Resources (867) 667-8728 Lisa Walker - Forest Management Branch (867) 393-7406

Randonnée des P’tits mollets et cie Restez en forme et découvrez les alentours de Whitehorse grâce à une série de randonnées faciles guidées par Philippe Cardinal. Chaque sortie en plein air est suivie d’un repas-partage. La prochaine sortie se tiendra à la White Pass, le 1er mars. Les randonnées sont organisées spécialement pour les personnes de 50 ans et plus, mais sont ouvertes à toutes et à tous.

FÉMINISME(S) Exposition collective et multidisciplinaire qui explore les différentes facettes du féminisme. Le vernissage aura lieu le 6 mars, à 18 h, au Old Fire Hall. Les œuvres seront exposées du 10 mars au 1er juin, au Centre de la francophonie. 867-668-2636 |

Nouveau modèle de gouvernance pour la CSFY Venez en apprendre plus sur le nouveau modèle de gouvernance par politiques axé sur les résultats adopté par la Commission scolaire francophone du Yukon (CSFY) lors de la réunion publique du 15 janvier dernier. La présentation du modèle sera faite par Marc Godbout, consultant pour la CSFY. Le 3 mars, de 18 h 30 à 20 h 30, à la bibliothèque de l’école Émilie-Tremblay. Bienvenue à toutes et à tous! 867-667-8680, poste 0 |

Je parle français and I Love in English La pièce de théâtre « Je parle français And I Love In English » sera présentée pour une deuxième fois au Yukon dans le cadre des Rendez-vous de la Francophonie 2015. Créée et produite par Les EssentiElles, cette pièce bilingue et surtitrée dépeint la réalité des femmes francophones en couple avec une personne anglophone. Les 6 et 7 mars, à 19 h 30, au Old Fire Hall. 867-668-2636 |

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Local Car Dealer Overstocked! Creates Huge Buying Opportunity for Consumers. Prior arrangements made between Whitehorse Motors and A good year in 2014 for new vehicle sales has left a local car dealer overstocked with used cars. This creates a huge buying op- several banks and finance companies will allow most people to portunity for consumers as Whitehorse Motors looks to move 50 be approved. Even if bad luck or bad decisions have affected their credit. used units over the next few weeks. “The banks I’ve made arrange“This is likely the best buying opportuments with are keen to help with car nity I’ve seen in my 30 years in the car busi- “This is likely the best ness”, says Manager Jens Nielsen. buying opportunity I’ve loans – even for first time buyers”, says Finance Manager Tyson Hickman. “People can drive away with bi-weekly seen in my 30 years in “On-site trade appraisers have been instructpayments of $149, $139, $129, $119 or even the car business.” ed to overlook minor damage on trades and as low as $99 depending on the car they ~ Sales Manager, Jens Nielsen. offer top dollar to assist with the sale. All choose.” trades are welcome and current loans will be paid off.” A good selection of these used cars come with snow tires and winter packs, and are drive away ready for This limited time opportunity will continue until the end of Yukon winter driving. this month or while supplies last.



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Wedding cake topper is not the place for macabre humour

by Judith Martin


MANNERS DEAR MISS MANNERS: My fiance has a skull collection and has found a bride/groom skull set he would like to use as our wedding The Yukon home of

cake topper. I am unopposed to this and see humour in it. My mother feels this is very inappropriate and might offend some guests. I would like to support my fiance and not allow my mother to intrude on our wedding planning, but I am unsure if indeed this is rude, and if I should take my motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s advice. GENTLE READER: Aside from the disturbing symbolism of a dead couple on a wedding cake, who wants to eat cake with bones in it? Miss Manners is as appalled by this as she is by the idea that your mother shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any say in â&#x20AC;&#x153;yourâ&#x20AC;? wedding. Your mother is correct in thinking that this will upset guests and will hardly be worth whatever humour you might find in it. Be assured that there

Pharmacy and Drug Act INVITATION FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT The draft Pharmacy and Drug Act is available for public review. The Act will regulate the operation of pharmacies and rural dispensaries in Yukon. It will promote collaborative health care and enhance pharmacy services in Yukon. The draft Pharmacy and Drug Act is available for review at To obtain copies of the draft Act, visit the Professional Licensing & Regulatory Affairs branch at 307 Black St., Whitehorse, by email:, or call 667-5111 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111. Please email your comments to by March 6, 2015.

will be many ways to support your prospective husband that you need not make public. Start applying them now. DEAR MISS MANNERS: I had a close friend die unexpectedly and my daughter sent me a text to notify me. I was upset at the news and with the way it was delivered. I told my daughter this, but she said that is how her generation does things. GENTLE READER: It may be, but your concern is with what your daughter should have done, not with what her contemporaries are doing. News of the death of someone dear to you should not be delivered casually, which is more easily accomplished in some technologies than in others. Assuming that your daughter knew you could be reached more quickly through a text â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and that you would want to hear the news as soon as possible

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Miss Manners would still have advised her to text you that she has urgent news, asking you to call. DEAR MISS MANNERS: While gift registries may never be â&#x20AC;&#x153;proper,â&#x20AC;? they are a necessity in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. I had a relative who lives far away from me, who neglected to have a bridal registry. She ended up having to make one at the last minute to alleviate the burden of her and her husband-to-beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents having to field many questions from attendees. They ended up having to start an informal list of what the folks who called in said they were bringing, because these attendees did not want their gift duplicated! Additionally, it made it easier for me to attend. I was able to order the (large) gift in advance and have it wrapped and waiting on hold for me to pick it up when I got to my destination. All I needed to pack was my handwritten gift card. It also makes it easier and more

economical for the gift giver who is not able to attend. Most registries offer free shipping and free gift wrap. In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day, when often the events are far from even the hometowns of the recipients, gift registries are important. GENTLE READER: Sorry, but you are not going to win this argument with Miss Manners, especially when the particular solution you describe (minus the registry) is actually more correct. Having a gift wrapped and sent in advance is the proper way to send wedding gifts and conveniently easier for both the long-distance traveler and the bride who doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to lug home gifts after her wedding. Miss Manners hopes that she is not the first to inform you that most stores â&#x20AC;&#x201C; actual and virtual â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will ship their merchandise, no registry necessary. And if there are duplicate presents, the bride can always return them. Now wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that easy?

Teslin Tlingit Council General Council Heritage Center March 11th and 12th , 2015 9am - 5pm daily Topics include â&#x20AC;˘ Budget & workplans for 2015/16 â&#x20AC;˘ Ha Kus Teyea Celebration Update â&#x20AC;˘ Conflict of Interest Guidelines

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Yukon skaters off to great start at Canada Winter Games Tom Patrick News Reporter

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. achel Pettitt, Michael Sumner and Mikayla Kramer. If you don’t know those names, learn them. You’ll be hearing more about them later this week from the Canada Winter Games, if their opening performances are any indication. All three Yukon figure skaters gave excellent performances to start the competition in Prince George. “I’m feeling on top of the world right now,” said Sumner. “It went great. I skated a clean elements program. Hopefully I’m number one, number two or number three. “It doesn’t matter. I’m here to have fun, meet new people. It has been amazing. I’ve met lots of different people from all around Canada.” Sumner took second in the Special Olympics Level 2 male solo division in elements program on Monday. He will next compete in the free portion of the competition on Wednesday. “I’m feeling very confident in myself, like I usually am, but a little nervous,” said Sumner. “I’ll manage it no matter what happens.” Silver medals have been par for the course for Sumner. The 18-year-old won silver at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Much more recently, he skated to silver at the Special Olympics B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops last week, in what was his first time competing at Level 2. “Mike skated great tonight. He skated, in my opinion, better than he did last week at provincials,” said Yukon coach Michelle Semaschuk. “It was wonderful to see and a great atmosphere for all of them. It was nice to hear the loud cheers.” Pettitt has been one of Yukon’s top medal hopefuls long before the opening ceremony, and it doesn’t look like the hope has been misplaced. The 15-year-old placed second out of 18 skaters in her short program in novice ladies on Tuesday. Pettitt, who will perform her long program on Thursday, won Yukon’s first-ever gold at the 2015 National


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Above: Yukon figure skater Mikayla Kramer performs her short program in pre-novice ladies at the Canada Winter Games on Monday in Prince George, B.C. Kramer placed 10th going into Wednesday’s free competition. Right: Rachel Pettitt performs her short program in novice ladies. Pettitt will compete for a medal on Thursday.

Skating Championships last month. She is skating at her second Canada Winter Games this week, having competed at the 2011 Games in Halifax at just 11 years old. Kramer now also knows a thing or two about competing at the Games at a young age. The 12-year-old, who is up against some skaters three years older, placed 10th out of 19 skaters in her short program in pre-novice ladies on Monday.

She gave a clean routine and scored a personal best of 24.21. “I really liked my performance. I skated my personal best … I need some work, but it’s coming along pretty well,” said Kramer. “(A personal best) is what I was going for – to skate like I did and have a new personal record. “I beat it by about a point and a half, which is a fair amount in skating.” Kramer had the whole

stadium clapping along to her music, Zorba’s Dance, from the film Zorba the Greek. She admits to having a couple shaky moments, but she completed her double loop, her spin combination and her double lutz-double toe. “It was the hardest one in my program and probably the best one I performed,” said Kramer. The member of Whitehorse’s Arctic Edge Skating Club will complete her Games

competition with her free program a few hours after Sumner on Wednesday. “It has been a phenomenal trip so far and I know over the next couple of days we’re going to have way more fun,” said Sumner. “I’d like to thank the whole Special Olympics Yukon for letting me have this opportunity to compete and be here. And same with the whole Sport Yukon program.” Contact Tom Patrick at




Yukon squash players ousted by high-ranking competition won a pair of matches at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior nationals. Robitaille, on the other hand, has won three consecuPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. tive national junior titles including pair of Yukon squash players under-17 last year. didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the chance to ease Sana was ousted in the first round into the competition at the after drawing B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grace Thomas, Canada Winter Games on Sunday. who is currently ranked No. 2 in Whitehorse siblings Mustafa, 17, Canada for girls under 17. and Sana Syed, 15, ran into tough Thomas, who took third at the competition in the first round of junior nationals last year, beat Sana in individual play in Prince George. three games. How tough? The No. 2 ranked â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was expecting to play someplayers in Canada. body really, really good,â&#x20AC;? said Sana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought I was going to get wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t expecting to win the match or bageled â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which means 11-0 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like anything like that, but I wanted to try every game,â&#x20AC;? said Mustafa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But it was my best and I think I played pretty 11-2, 11-4, 11-2. We had some pretty well. There were some times where I long rallies and it was a fairly good could have done better, but I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match, so I was happy with it.â&#x20AC;? overall disappointed in how I played.â&#x20AC;? Mustafa lost in the first round to The individual competition, Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carter Robitaille, who is which is the first-ever being held at currently No. 2 in Squash Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Canada Games, features only 16 ranking for boys under 19. players. Each province and territory The 17-year-old, who is currently was given a position for a player in ranked 55th in Canada for U19, the draw and high-ranking players fill Tom Patrick News Reporter


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in the rest of the spots. The two Yukon players were eliminated from the individual competition, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plenty more squash to be played. The team event began Monday and runs through to Saturday. Yukonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team beat N.W.T. in the female team event on Monday, winning in three straight matches. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really happy about it,â&#x20AC;? said Sana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really good to play people more on our level. They had really good matches with each of us and it was a lot less intimidating.â&#x20AC;? The team will next play Ontario on Tuesday and Nova Scotia on Wednesday. Yukonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s male team had a tough start to the event, losing to Albert and B.C. on Monday. They next play Newfoundland Tuesday, P.E.I. Wednesday and Manitoba on Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really fun to be here,â&#x20AC;? said Mustafa. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to the last one (the 2011 Games in Halifax) so I was really pumped up for this one. Canada Games is always a great time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially with the (collectable clothing) pin trading. You always make a lot of

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Yukonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sana Syed stretches for a shot during the individual squash competition at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., on Sunday. Syed lost to B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grace Thomas in three games.

friends doing that.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get to meet so many people our age who play squash, and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find that in Whitehorse,â&#x20AC;? said Sana. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not used to meeting

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Yukon rink bests N.W.T. to avoid last Tom Patrick News Reporter

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. fter struggling to meet potential most of the week, Yukon’s male curling team finished with a win at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George on Friday. The Yukon rink downed Northwest Territories 8-7 to avoid a last-place finish, ending the week 11th out of 12 teams. “Everyone’s good, we had fun,” said skip Brayden Klassen. “We wish we could have gotten a couple more wins, but we had a couple rough patches. But we’re going out with a win, so it’s not bad.” The Yukon team, which includes third Trygg Jensen, second Bailey Muir-Cressman and lead William Klassen – Brayden’s younger brother – twice trailed in the last-place game. After N.W.T. scored three in the second to go up 3-1, Yukon scored two in the third and fifth ends. Yukon scored three in the seventh end for an 8-6 lead. The game wasn’t as intense and cutthroat as one might expect between two territories. There were plenty of smiles, laughs and friendly chatter between the players. The stands were empty but for two Yukon supporters. Muir-Cressman even traded jackets with N.W.T.’s Logan Gagnier for a couple ends before officials made them switch back. “We threw better – more relaxed,” said Brayden. “It’s the last game, we know these guys.” The win over N.W.T. was Yukon’s second win of the week. They beat eighth place’s Alberta 7-4 on Feb. 16. “That was our best game by far,” said Brayden.


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Above: Yukon’s Trygg Jensen, left, and William Klassen sweep a shot against N.W.T. at the Canada Winter Games on Friday in Prince George, B.C. Yukon won 8-7 to finish second last. Below: Team Yukon second Bailey Muir-Cressman (wearing an N.W.T. jacket) slips after releasing his shot against N.W.T.

The Klassen rink had the chance to tie for third in its pool of six, but the wheels came off in an 18-0 loss to New Brunswick last Wednesday, putting them in the bottom spot. They then lost 8-3 to Newfoundland and 5-1 to Quebec in the crossover games before the win over N.W.T. Manitoba, which recently had a men’s team win its second straight junior nationals title a few weeks ago, had a different team win gold on Friday. Team Manitoba claimed gold with a sizeable 10-2 win over Ontario in the final. B.C. won bronze with an 11-2 win over Saskatchewan.

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PROFESSIONAL HOUSESITTER, female, available now until Sept 2015, very reliable, trustworthy person, good references, Yukon, Hawaii, California, Montreal, Spain, etc. 336-2848 or email

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HOUSE-SITTER CURRENTLY house-sitting, will be available April 1, have criminal record check & references. 1-902-439-1036 or email

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TAKHINI TRANSPORT is seeking a Truck Bus Journeyman Mechanic Apply in person to: Takhini Transport #9 Lindeman Rd, Whitehorse, YT 867-456-2745

MACHINIST (NOC7231) Brent's Hydraulics $20.00/hr 3yrs experience needed Permanent Contact: 867-456-2071 Email:

Closing date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015. NAKWAYE KU CHILD CARE

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TIC is an established company that has a solid reputation of creating and purchasing competitive businesses aimed at contributing to the northern economy, our Tlicho citizens, and our Tlicho communities. The range of business that we operate in includes mining, remediation, transportation, construction, real estate, hospitality, retail, business services, and power generation. TIC is rapidly growing, and we are looking for some dedicated and talented professionals to join the TIC family, and grow with us. We are currently recruiting candidates for the following positions in our Finance team.

Project Accountant (Reference #02.01.15) The Project Accountant is responsible for providing financial and cost control support to TIC and its subsidiaries on a variety of established and new projects; to ensure that every project transaction is properly supported and accurately accounted for. The incumbent is responsible for establishing project controls, reporting on the progress of projects, assisting in the planning process, investigating variances, and ensuring that billings are issued to customers and payments are collected on a timely basis. Requirements: s Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting, or related field. s Enrolment in or completion of an Accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, and CA). s 3-5 years of progressive experience in accounting/cost accounting. s Equivalent work experience/education considered.

Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant (Reference #02.02.15) The Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant is responsible for providing a range of strategic financial planning and analysis to support TIC’s operational growth objectives. The incumbent provides recommendations on current financial processes to ensure increased efficiency and profitability, financial planning, forecasting, cash flow, and provides services to maintain accurate and up-to-date finances. Requirements: s Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting, or related field. s Enrolment in or completion of an Accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, and CA). s 3-5 years of progressive experience in accounting/finance. s Equivalent work experience/education considered.

Contracts Administrator (Reference #02.03.15) The Contracts Administrator is responsible for maintaining an accurate database, preparing, examining, analyzing, and revising contracts held by TIC and its subsidiaries throughout a range of industries in which TIC operates; while participating in the contract negotiation process and providing recommendations to the Senior Management. The incumbent will prepare contract summary analysis reports, and work closely with Senior Management to ensure that contract deliverables are met and contract performance is successful. Requirements: s Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Law, Finance/Accounting, or related field. s Enrolment in or completion of an Accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, and CA). s 3-5 years of experience with a solid background in contract administration and negotiation in a project management environment. s Equivalent work experience/education considered.

Purchasing and Procurement Officer (Reference #02.04.15) The Purchasing and Procurement Officer is responsible for compliance with company policies and procedures, the timely procurement of goods and services for TIC and its subsidiaries, and ensuring cost effectiveness commensurate with quality. The incumbent will process purchasing transactions for equipment, materials, supplies, capital assets, and services; maintaining a high level of communication and liaison with the external supply community and internal business units. Requirements: s Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Law, Finance/Accounting, Economics, Operations Management or related field. s 3-5 years of experience in procurement including supply-chain knowledge and experience. s Member of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada is considered an asset. s Equivalent work experience/education considered. TIC offers a competitive remuneration package including comprehensive benefits. If you have these qualifications, and are looking to work with a motivated and talented team, please forward your resume and salary expectations no later than February 28, 2015 by 5:00 pm to Sarah Hunt, Human Resources Manager at or fax to 867-920-7328, indicating the Job Title/Reference Number of the position to which you are applying for, in the subject line. Please note that only qualified candidates are being considered and 3rd party submissions will be treated as if supplied by the candidate.

Miscellaneous for Sale WINDOOR RECYCLER We buy & sell: • Brand new/used double/triple pane vinyl/wood windows. •Brand new steel/vinyl exterior doors with frames. Now selling: •Brand new unfinished oak kitchen cabinets. 333-0717


Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career with one of the top Aboriginal employers in the North? If you are driven by results and love to contribute to organizational success, The Tlicho Investment Corporation (TIC) would like to hear from you!

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The Law Firm of Austring Fendrick & Fairman is seeking to hire a qualified person for:

REAL ESTATE CONVEYANCER This person will be responsible for all day-to-day real estate transactions for this long-established Whitehorse law firm. The candidate must have strong computer and math skills and be able to deal with multiple short-term deadlines in a fast paced environment. Attention to detail and accuracy are very important in this position and candidates must clearly demonstrate these skills. If you are interested in a challenging career in our dynamic and vibrant legal community, this position will interest you. Training will be provided for the right person. This position is permanent full time and salary will correspond with experience. We provide an attractive benefit package along with a progressive vacation plan. We invite interested candidates to apply with resume to our office by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 27th to: 3081 Third Avenue, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 4Z7 Attention: Greg LeBlanc, Manager No phone calls please. If out of town, you may fax to 867-668-3710. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


Capital Director Permanent full-time

QUALIFICATIONS: University degree in the area of Commerce or Engineering, OR several years experience in this field, either paid or volunteer service, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience, and experience working with First Nations. Ability to plan, direct, set goals, objectives/priorities of office functioning; Ability to provide work plans; Ability to manage financial and material resources; Ability to provide yearly department budgets; Ability to organize and prioritise tasks and deadlines. Valid Yukon Drivers License, class 5, must provide driver’s abstract. DUTIES: Under the direction of the Executive Director, includes preparing budget for Capital Department s Insure budget reflect 5 year capital plan, s Prepare 5-year plan as needed, s Responsible for all staff working within Capital Department, s The incumbent would be responsible for monitoring and maintaining approved Capital budget, s Seek funding for capital projects from other government agencies, s Negotiate services with other governments that pertain to Capital Department, s Purchasing and or replacing vehicles and equipment, s Insure invoices and progress reports are issued as appropriate to meet requirements of a funding agency, s Arrange for architectural designs for capital projects, s Maintain appropriate insurance for LSCFN buildings and vehicles, s Complete personnel evaluations, s Attend directors meetings and work in unison with other directors, s Other duties as provided by Executive Director. LSCFN preferential hire will apply. If you are interested, please submit your expression of interest along with your resume by 4:30 P.M. Monday, March 2, 2015 to: Attention: Doris Caouette, Human Resource Officer Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation PO Box 135, Carmacks Y.T. Y0B 1C0 Phone: (867)863-5576 ext 280 Fax: (867)863-5710 Email: If you require a job description, please feel free to contact us.

We will pay CASH for anything of value Tools, electronics, gold & jewelry, cameras, furniture, antiques, artwork, chainsaws, camping & outdoor gear, hunting & fishing supplies, rifles & ammo. G&R New & Used 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY • SELL JOTUL F500WOODSTOVE, non-catalytic, front andside-loading, matte black,up to 24" logs, heats up to 2,000 sqft, exc cond, $1,400 obo. 633-2091 PIONEER FEATHER-LITE parka, menʼs sz med, like new, $150, snowmobile suit, unisex down insulated, $75. 633-3053 IPHONE 4S, good condition, Bell or Virgin mobile free of contract, $170. 334-6087 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 OVER 1,000 vinyl records, 70s, 80s & 90s, rock, country, pop, $1,000 obo. 334-4568 For Sale NATIVE BRAIN-TANNED HIDES and Tanned Beaver Pelts at reasonable prices Phone (780)335-3557 If no one is available please leave msg or call (780)461-9677 SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. LADIES WEDDING ring, size 7, gold, fused engagement ring, opal stone, size 7. 633-2837 DALL SHEEP cape, have permit, offers. 334-7387 9ʼ SHUFFLEBOARD, complete, $200 obo. 668-3968 ARCTERYX BETA AR menʼs pant, Gore-Tex Pro, sz large/regular, never worn, still tagged, $350. 456-7758 after 5pm 2 LYNX skins, $200 ea, bear rug, $800. 336-2333 ELECTRIC 668-3968

T R E A D M I L L , $75 obo.

3 ELECTRIC coil top stoves, 1 Frigidaire, 1 GE, new, 1 Westinghouse, 1 Roper electric drive, 1 dishwasher. 668-5559 CLARE OIL burner furnace, practically new, c/w plenum & ducting, $500. Call 633-6585 for info GREENLEE HYDRAULIC power pump model #960, 115 volts, & 2 small jacks with extension rods, works great, $800 obo. 633-3392 SIERRA D womenʼs lycra jacket, sz M, $60; MEC hiking pants, wms sz 8 & 10, $30 pr. 311B Hanson St, pms. MOUNTAIN EQUIP waterproof/breathable jacket, underarm zips, wms sz S, $150; MEC lined jacket, wms sz L, $60. 311B Hanson St, pms MOVING/PACKING SUPPLIES, lightly used, from N/S home, incl over 60 flattened boxes, 3/4/5 cu ft, misc. sizes, wardrobe/dish pack boxes, lots of packing paper, $300. 336-3397 ANTIQUE ORIGINAL reference manual for a Chevrolet six, printed in 1929, collectors item, $40 obo. 633-3392 LOW LYING fog machine, timer & 1 gal fog solution, perfect for parties or Halloween, new in original box, $50. 667-4409

Electrical Appliances HOT POINT stove, working order, must pick up on Feb. 27, $75. 668-2807

Computers & Accessories XBOX 360 with 8 games, exc cond. 334-8205 for info IPOD TOUCH 3rd gen 32Gb, includes protective skin and earphones, $100. 668-4613

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Musical Instruments PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191 GIBSON SG Robot self-tuning electric guitar, purple, mint cond, $3,999 new, asking $1,500 obo, c/w hard shell case. 333-9084 CORT G 290 electric guitar, Strat styled body, 5 position switch, soft case & strap, check Internet for details, nice quality guitar, $365. obo. 333-9084 PEAVY STUDIO Pro 40 watt electric guitar amp, good sound, plenty loud, $165 obo. 333-9084


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ANDYĘźS FIREWOOD SERVICE Quality standing dry Haines Junction Full measured cords, stacked $240/cord Discount for large orders 335-0932, leave message

DONĘźS FIREWOOD SERVICE â&#x20AC;˘Single cord specialist â&#x20AC;˘Wood stockpiled in Whitehorse for quick daily deliveries â&#x20AC;˘Social Services accepted 393-4397 EVF FUELWOOD ENT Year Round Delivery â&#x20AC;˘ Dry accurate cords â&#x20AC;˘ Clean shavings available â&#x20AC;˘ VISA/M.C. accepted Member of Yukon Wood Producers Association Costs will rise. ORDER NOW 456-7432

DUKE'S FIREWOOD Round Firewood Multiples of 2 cords, $250/cord Round 6 cord load, $230/cord Cash sales only 334-8122 FRANKĘźS FIREWOOD Standing dead spruce cordwood â&#x20AC;˘$230/cord for stove length delivered in town â&#x20AC;˘$90/cord u-cut on the landing â&#x20AC;˘1/2 cord orders welcomed â&#x20AC;˘Special rates for cordwood resellers Phone 334-8960

CARCROSS TAGISH E MPLOYMENT FIRST NATION O PPORTUNITY Building Maintenance Supervisor CLOSING DATE: March 5 2015 Infrastructure STATUS: Full Time Permanent SALARY: CTFN Wage Scale Levels 5 - 9 JOB SUMMARY As a member of our Infrastructure team, the successful candidate will be working under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Infrastructure and is responsible for ensuring the improvement and maintenance of all GC/ TFN owned and operated government facilities, Elders maintenance program and for integrating the four elements of the Values and Virtues of Life (mental, emotional, spiritual and physical) into the work. The supervisor will ensure that, where possible, projects delivered reflect lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four stages - child, youth, adult and Elder. The successful candidate must be willing to change with the ongoing evolution of CTFN circle governance. Job Descriptions are available, please contact Tanya James at (867) 821-4251 Ext 8216 or E-mail tanya.james@


MANAGER, MENTAL HEALTH & SUPPORT PROGRAMS THE JOB: Reporting to the Director of Health, Social, this position is responsible for providing personal and family counseling, and delivering the National Native Alcohol & Drug Addiction Program (NNADAP). This position is responsible for supervising Family Support Worker and the Justice Coordinator/ Native Court Worker. This position also coordinates all Therapists coming into the community through the use of Client Case Conferencing. THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will hold a degree or diploma in social work, psychology, psychotherapy, or a related ďŹ eld, or the equivalent in training and experience. The candidate must have at least 2 years direct and successful counseling experience; knowledge of social issues affecting First Nation peoples both locally and nationally; knowledge; of public and private agencies associated with alcohol and drug abuse programs; knowledge of a variety of treatment programs and therapeutic approaches. The ability to resolve conďŹ&#x201A;icts and to problem solve; ability to analyze community and client needs and develop policies and procedures to meet those needs; and ability to organize and facilitate workshops and presentations. The ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, with clients, co-workers, community members, and with outside agencies, partners and business associates is essential. Experience working with a First Nations community is an asset. Successful candidate will require a mandatory criminal record check and maintain a substance-free lifestyle. PAY RANGE: $45.44/hour to start, plus an excellent beneďŹ ts package. This is a fulltime term position based on 65 bi-weekly (6.5 hour workdays â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. A minimum one-year commitment is required. A DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE AT:

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CLOSING DATE: March 10, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m. We thank all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please submit resume that includes job experience related to position to: Brenda Frost, Manager, Human Resources Vuntut Gwitchin Government, Box 94, Old Crow, Y.T. Y0B 1N0 0HONE   EXTs&AX  s%MAILHRD VGFNNET

DJG CONTRACTING Delivering single/multiple cord orders cut to length 20 cords in tree length Pick up in Whitehorse or Haines Junction Call or text David at 332-8327


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CLOSING DATE: March 6 th, 2015 Department: Health and Wellness STATUS: Full Time-Term 2 Years with the possibility of extension SALARY: Levels 12-14, commensurate with education and experience JOB SUMMARY As a member of our Health & Wellness team, the successful candidate is responsible, under the direct supervision of the Director of Health & Wellness, to provide direct clinical counselling services involving consultation, assessments and treatment using individual, family and group modalities, often with survivors/victims of physical, sexual and other types of abuse. Assessing urgency and risk of harm to self and/ or others involved with the client and developing a holistic treatment or management plan. The candidate will use the Values and Virtues of Life(mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical) as the basis of their duties. Job Description are available, please contact Tanya James at (867) 821-4251 ext 8269 or E-mail

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Yukon Learn is seeking Volunteer Computer Instructors Task descrip on: Yukon Learn Society is seeking Volunteer Computer Instructors to teach one or more of our four Introduc on level courses: Basic Introduc on to Computers Introduc on to Internet and e-mail Introduc on to MS Word (MS OďŹ&#x192;ce 2010) Introduc on to Excel (MS OďŹ&#x192;ce 2010) Skills needed: Excellent computer skills and the desire to teach beginners Responsibili es: Instruc ng a 12 hour course over four sessions of 3 hours each to classes of approximately six learners. Time commitment: To instruct one of the courses on four consecu ve days (Tuesday to Friday) either mornings from 9:00 to noon, or a ernoons from 1:00 to 4:00 each day. Loca on: The courses will be held at the computer lab in our oďŹ&#x192;ce at Suite B, 2158, 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse. StaďŹ&#x20AC; posi on that will supervise the volunteer: Community Coordinator. Contact: Cathy Angel, phone: 867-668-6280 ext. 223, or e-mail:

Tuesday Evening Bingo at Thomson Centre

We are in need of volunteers to support Residents in Bingo on Tuesday evenings. StaďŹ&#x20AC; will run the program, and the volunteers will assist Residents in ge ng to the program area, and help them with finding the numbers on their bingo cards. Qualifica ons: Desire to contribute to quality of life of seniors living in Con nuing Care facili es. References and RCMP criminal records check required. Minimum commitment of 6 months. Orienta on provided. Benefits: Opportunity to give back to the community, and to gain insight into Con nuing Care in Yukon. Opportunity to a end Demen a in-services and other training opportuni es as they arise. Volunteer apprecia on ac vi es are held yearly. Time commitment: 2 hours / week. The program will begin when we have volunteers in place, and will run from 5:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7:30 on Tuesday evenings. (NB. There is no Bingo program the 3rd Tuesday of each month so that Residents can enjoy Pet Visits). Number of volunteers needed: 4 Contact: Kathy Elliot, Coordinator, Volunteer Services, , 3938629

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LICENSED TO BUY, SELL & CONSIGN rifles & ammo at G&R New & Used 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY â&#x20AC;˘ SELL

REMINGTON MODEL 700 in 7mm mag c/w vortex 4x12 scope, lots of ammo, $700. Doug @ 867-689-6169

SAVAGE MODEL ll .243 c/w Simmons 3x9 scope stock cut for smaller person, extra new full size stock, lots of ammo, $300. Doug @ 867-689-6169

CONDOR OVER-UNDER 12-gauge c/w interchangeable 20Ga barrel, $600, top line Leupold scope Model VX3, 2.5 -8, $400, all exc cond, FAC reqĘźd. 668-5268

9.3X57 BOLT action Mauser, open sights, c/w bullets, brass & dies, $400. Doug @ 867-689-6169

303 LEE Enfield, c/w Bushnell Elite 4200 3-9 scope, $600, Savage 223 Rem Model 11 c/w Tasco Titan 3-9 scope, $500, all exc cond, FAC reqĘźd. 668-5268

7.62X54 RUSSIAN carbine open sights, lots of hard/soft point factory ammo included, $450. Doug @867-689-6169 REMINGTON MODEL 750 semi-auto 30 06 c/w Leupold 4x scope, lots of ammo, $600. Doug @ 867-689-6169

.376 STEYER synthetic stock with or without 4x Leupold scope, exc cond, lots of ammo & reloading equip, $600. Doug @ 867-689-6169 MOSSBERG CAMO AR 22 LR, 2 clips, works great, $200. 333-0564


MOSSBERG 12-GAUGE pump, c/w 2 barrels, never been fired, lots of ammo available, $400. Doug @ 867-689-6169

ANNUAL GENERAL Meeting, Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club, Sunday March 15, 2015. Doors open at noon, meeting starts at 2pm.

SMITH & Wesson Model 629 .44 mag, 6â&#x20AC;? barrel, stainless steel, Hoge grip, holster, $700. 333-0564


MOSSBERG 500 12-gauge, side folding stock, pistol grip forestock & sling, $250. 333-0564 CANADIAN FIREARMS Safety Course Non-restricted PAL. Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club March 21 & 22, 2015. Cost $120.00. Contact 633-2488 for information or to register CANADIAN FIREARMS Safety Course Restricted PAL. Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club Sunday March 29, 2015, cost $120. Contact 633-6202 for information or to register.


WANTED: VOLUNTEER to teach beginner English to an adult. 393-2275 WANTED: NOW or in future, person or movercoming to BC to bring down bags & small boxes to Kimberley, BC or area. Must be honest/reliable. 250-439-8225 WANTED: HOOD and left headlight for 1999 Toyota Corolla. 334-7387 FIREARMS. ALL types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer.1.866.960.0045,

2000 SUBARU Impreza Sport AWD, 265,000 kms, 5-spd, 35 mpg, new front cv axles, struts & mounts, rear wheel bearings, 4 Nokian AW tires, $1,750. 393-2509, msgs




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2009 DIESEL TDI Volkswagon Jetta Wagon, exc cond, 110,500 kms, leather seats, 1-yr old Noikan studded tires/rims, all weather tires/rims, moon roof, reduced to $17,500 obo. Shelagh at 393-2962 2013 HYUNDAI Genesis Coupe, 2.0T, fully loaded, 6-spd standard w/cargo tray, winter front mats, new winter tires/rims, oil pan heater, 13,000 kms, $26,500 obo. 334-9039 2009 VW Jetta diesel, great shape, mostly highway driven, just over 120K, 6-spd standard, excellent fuel economy. c/w winter tires, $12,000 obo. 336-4687 2003 HONDA Accord sedan, clean, runs great, fully loaded w/heated leather seats & sunroof, studded winter tires installed, great on fuel, $4,900. 333-0747 2011 TOYOTA Matrix, hatchback, command start, summer/winter tires, 67,000kms, exc cond, $14,750 obo. Gary or Falina 633-4873

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2014 Nissan PathďŹ nder SL 4x4 #7388A / $41,940 ........... PROMO $36,900 2011 Chevrolet Colorado #7519B / $26,105.......................PROMO $18,295 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie #7514B / $45,195......... PROMO $32,795 4"-&4t#0%:4)01t1"354t4&37*$& 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara #7479A / $34,060.................PROMO $21,975 2009 Kia Sorento #7527A / $32,745 ..................................... PROMO $17,290

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2005 TOYOTA Corolla CE, auto, P/L, 1 owner, clean, no rust, new-looking interior, 100,000kms, $7,500 obo. 333-9126


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1999 FORD Taurus sedan, 4-dr, P/W, P/D, cruise, V6 auto, 4 new snow tires, $1,950. 336-2029 1998 VOLVO V70 2.5SE SW, power doors & windows, AC, sunroof, 202,000kms, vg cond + extras, $5,500. Don @ 334-8260 SUBARU 2004 STI, 100,000kms, damaged body, everything mechanical in working order, $8,000 obo. 336-2333 2002 JEEP TJ Sport, 5-speed, well maintained, $6,000. 633-6313 1999 CADILLAC, 2-dr, winter/summer tires on rims, $2,800. 336-2029 1993 TOYOTA Corolla, great car, great on gas, $1,800. 633-3982

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 1989 HONDA Civic, 4-cyl 5-spd, 2-dr, some new parts, $550 obo. 333-3851 1984 FORD Escort, 325,000km, 4-dr, $500. 336-8044


5 BRAND new Goodyear 245/75-17â&#x20AC;? 10ply mud/snow tires, $420 cost each, complete set of 5 for $1,350 obo, will not fit my truck. Call 332-1374

1994 SKI-DOO Tundra LT, engine strong, runs well, starts easily, new windshield, gas tank, seat, no rev or e-start, delivery possible w/fee, $2,500 obo. 456-2060

TOYOTA ALLOY wheels, fits Tacoma or Tundra, 16X7, retail $490/ea, asking $125/ea or all for $400. 633-3053

1987 ARCTIC Cat Bearcat 550 wide track, $3,200. 334-4687

DODGE HEAVY-DUTY headache rack for full-size truck w/8Ęź box, 64 3/4â&#x20AC;? wide, tapers to 63â&#x20AC;? at back, like new, black, $300 obo. 660-4516 4 TIRES, Nokian, like new, 195/65/R15, 95 RXL, $180. 867-862-7047

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4 TIRES & rims, Motomaster, 185/70 R14 875, 75% good, $180. 867-862-7047 2002 FORD Escape 4X4, 5-spd standard, 2L engine, runs & drives good, parts only, $500. 333-0564 4 MOTOMASTER all season tires, 205/55 R16, bought in fall 2013, used only for 2013-14 winter season, $1,000 new, asking $500 for all 4. 334-9295 RUNNING GEAR components for 60s to 2000s 4X4 vehicles, 3 of 454 Chev engines, 2 of 460 Ford motors, everything must go. 250-651-7773







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2013 SILVERADO 1500 Cheyenne edition, ext cab, 4x4, box liner, lots of features, great shape, 19,500 kms, must be seen, $31,500. 334-9415 2012 DODGE Ram 1500, 83500km, full warranty to 100,000km, new tires, box liner, protection package, will consider part trade of older pickup, $30,000. 334-6709 2009 CHEV Colorado 4X4, ext cab, auto, V6, P/W, P/D, cruise, radio/CD, $5,950. 336-2029 2009 DODGE Grand Caravan, silver, exc cond, stow & go seating, high-end audio/video system, back-up camera, command start, new snow tires, clean windshield, 93,000 km, $12,000. 633-6720 2007 CHEV Avalanche, 11,200km, interior in mint condition, new brakes, tires, Nav entertainment center, brake box, only 1 driver, $14,000 obo. 335-2180 for more info 2007 GMC 1500 4X4, 5.3L engine, 240,000kms, long box, ext cab, classic body style, $6,000. 333-0564 2003 GMC 7 passenger Safari van, 4X4, blue, 172,000km,$4,650 obo. 334-5491 for more info

CANINES & COMPANY Dog Obedience School Puppy fundamentals March 10 Private Lessons Reactive dog rehabilitation Professional, high quality certified trainers Phone 333-0505 2 KITTENS, litter trained & weaned, 6 weeks old, $50 ea. 393-3496

DODGE RAM 3500, crew cab, Cummins diesel, dually auto tran, mechanicĘźs deck c/w 1-ton crane, reduced to $15,000. 336-2029

KING CAT 900 1M, few cracks in plastic, low kms 1400, $3,000 obo, will also consider trades. 336-3922

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles Recreational Powersports and Marine (RPM) Repairs Service, repair and installations for snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, chainsaws, marine and more Qualified and experienced mechanic Great rates! Call Patrick at 335-4181 TAITĘźS 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/ RONĘźS SMALL ENGINE SERVICES Repairs to Snowmobiles, Chainsaws, Lawnmowers, ATVĘźs, Small industrial equipment. Light welding repairs available 867-332-2333 lv msg

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


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1989 POLARIS Indry Trail 488, c/w rear rack, ski skins, studded track, $1,950. 334-4687 700 RMK Polaris, great condition, low miles, lots of extras, $3,300 obo. 250-651-7569 1998 YAMAHA Bravo long track, new windshield, seat cover, ignition components, c/w spare engine & primary clutch, great light duty trapper sled/kids machine, $2,150 obo. 334-4687 2009 SKI-DOO Summit 800 xp 154" track, 1800 miles, runs great, ceramic coated can, blue C&A pro skies, carbon fibre wind screen, new blue side panels, matching cover, $5,250. 333-0484

Marine PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467

LOST/FOUND LOST t If you have lost a pet, remember to check with City Bylaw: 668-8382 or 667-2111. t Granger, neutered male, DMH, brown tabby with white patch under chin, no collar, answers to Moo, Contact Kim @ 336-1416 t Tagish, 1 year old, great Pyrenees, female, white with grey on the face,

no collar, answers to Sadie, Contact Shelley @ 332-4558 ( 10/01/15)

FOUND t Porter Creek, female, collie X, no collar, black and white answers to Abby, Contact Pam @ 667-4787. t Azure, male, bear dogx, white and tan, wearing a brown and blue and white collar with no tags, Contact Jessica @ 587-343-2418 ( 16/01/15)


BIG PROJECT boat w/4 axle trailer, over 70k invested, $10,000, more at whiskeypapamike. 907-980-2373.

If you have lost a pet, remember to check with City Bylaw: 668-8382

1981 14Ęź fibreglass boat, seats 4, newer seats, 35hp Evinrude, runs well, c/w good trailer, $900. 333-0564


1979 24Ęź Searay, twin 470 Mercruiser engines, runs well, only 1,300 hrs, boat hull in great shape, $4,500. 333-0564

Heavy Equipment 2000 INTERNATIONAL Hull all garbage truck, 102,000 km, runs like new, exc cond, $39,900. Andy @ 867-536-7712 1966 ALLIS Chalmers HD16 w/ripper, transmission recently replaced, needs steering clutches replaced, I already have new ones, $3,500. 333-0564 1990 WESTERN Star s/a dump deck, c/w fold-down/removable tail gate and sides, needs some tires and minor work to pass PMVI, $8,500 obo. 332-0343


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t 7 yr. old, female spayed, rottie X, brindle (Daphne) t 5 yr. old, female, border collie, brown, ( Annie) t 3 yr. old, neutered male, GSD/Rottie, black and brown (Tristan) t 3 yr. old, neutered male,Argintino Dogo, white, ( Kale)

t 11 yr. old,DSH, male neutered, black (Mingus) t 1 yr. old, DLH, female, black, ( Luna)



t 4 yr. old, neutered male, beagleX, brown and black and white ( Dexter) t 2 yr. old, female, labx , black and white, ( Prancer) t 6 year old. female, husky X, white and black, ( Shylo) t 6 months old, male, husky x, black and brown, ( Max) t 14 weeks old, female, shepherd x collie, black and white, ( Astrid)

t 14 weeks old, female, shepherd x collie, brindle grey, ( Rosie)

CATS t 8 yr. old, female spayed, DSH, black, ( Forest) t 2 yr. old, female, DMH,black and white, ( Mika) t 6 yr. old, DMH, female spayed, brown tabby, ( Judy ) t 5 yr. old, DSH, female, black, ( Juanita)

SPECIAL t Homes needed for retired sled dogs. They would make excellent pets. Please contact 6683647 or

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125 CC Grizzly ATV, well maintained, regular oil changes, cargo box, $2,400. 456-7758 after 5pm

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2001 RMK 600, 3,000kms, runs good, $2,000. 336-3922

1993 YAMAHA Exciter 2 snow machine, 570 cc, u-track, $950. 335-1993

2009 YAMAHA Venture MP 4-stroke, exc cond, rear seat, cargo box, block heater, extra-wide skis, spare carbide runners, scratchers, belts, mirrors, Yamaha cover, $5,500. Mike 333-6392

BETTER BID NORTH AUCTION has been commissioned by YTG Dept of Motor Vehicles to sell by sealed bids 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4, Bidding from Jan 30 to Feb 14. Contact Paul Heynen @ 333-0717. Bids close Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 6:00pm

2005 SUZUKI Boulevard, blue, exc cond, easy to maintain, shaft drive, electronic fuel Injection, 800 cc, $4,200. 335-4486

WANTED: PICK of the litter male kitten, large size, med haired breed of parents, must be free, going to excellent country home. 667-2940

2000 GMC 1/2 ton, ext cab, 3 doors, uses synthetic oil, exc compression, mechanically sound, well maintained, $5,500. 334-1374

1983 FORD F150, 2WD standard cab, runs well, $1,750 obo, better deal if you buy it with my sled. 332-6670

1997 POLARIS Indy trail sled, $1,500 obo, better deal if you buy it with my truck. 332-6670

2008 YAMAHA Nytro. 144 x 1.75" track, 1049 cc 4-stroke, excellent shape, upgraded fox float shocks, Simmons wide skis, cover incl, 2,900 km, $4,700. 335-1932.

2013 BEARCAT snowmobile long track, low mileage, $6,200 obo. 633-4115 or 334-0254 (cell)

1987 FORD Ranger XLT, c/w V6 auto, new tires & battery, $1,950. 334-4687

2012 YAMAHA Grizzly 600cc, 2,000kms, new ITP mud tires, new exhaust, $6,000 obo. 336-2333

WANTED: HABITRAIL setup for a hamster in good condition for a senior 335-4708 or 667-4526

2001 TOYOTA 4-Runner SR5 4x4, summer/winter tires on rims, timing belt replaced, remote start, 334-8729 after 5:30pm, lv msg

1999 CHEVROLET Silverado, x-cab 4x4, V8 auto, c/w winch, headache rack & rails, storage bins, $5,950. 336-2029



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YUKON NEWS LATE '80'S Massey Ferguson industrial loader, 1 yd bucket, c/w 3 pt hitch, pto, ext hyds, good shape, 3,400 hrs $15,000 obo. 332-0343 2012 BOBCAT S-205, fully loaded, hand/foot controls, exc cond, like new, 175 hrs, 2 buckets, will deliver in Yukon, $38,000 obo. 335-1106

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CAT 226B skid steer, 650 hrs, c/w with 14ʼ Trail Tech dump trailer, sold as pair only, $35,000. 633-6878

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MODEL 1080 American excavator serial #H10810167, $6,500; IHC 3400 Series A tractor backhoe, $3,500; Allis Chalmers 7G track loader, serial #HD7G23442, $2,000. 250-651-7773

On Saturday February 21st 2015 surrounded by her son, and daughter in-law she passed away peacefully at the Whitehorse General Hospital. Jin came to Canada in 1996 from China. She was a housewife. She was always taking good care of her family, son daughter and grandchild. The family would like to thank the wonderful caring staff at the Whitehorse General Hospital.

Campers & Trailers 3/4 TON utility trailer, white & blue, $750 obo. 334-4568

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A service will be held at the Whitehorse Funeral Home at 12:30- 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28th 2015

2009 32ʼ Jayco J-Flite G-2 holiday trailer, model BHDS, c/w 2 slides, like new, barely used, sleeps 9+, 2” ball hitch & equalizer bars, winter pkg, $18,000. 633-5155

We didn’t say goodbye to you, there wasn’t any time You quickly slipped away from us, the timing wasn’t ours. And since the day you passed away,

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 TAITʼS TRAILERS Quality new and used Horse * Cargo * Equipment trailers For sale or rent Call Anytime 334-2194 Southern prices delivered to the Yukon 2006 ARGO Bigfoot 6x6, 18hp v twin, green, full roll cage, c/w new winch, great for hunting, $5,500. 336-1884 2013 20' LoadTrail equipment trailer, only 1 trip up from Vancouver, $5,500. 336-1884 2008 H&H enclosed cargo trailer/car hauler, 22ʼX8.5ʼ, rear ramp, custom HD axles/springs, reinforced suspension, Line-X frame/front, wired for 110V, great cond, 9900lb GVWR, $10,000 obo. 456-2060 2014 BIG Tex 16ʼ car hauler/flat deck trailer, 3,500 lb tandem axles, c/w 2x12 side planks, small front storage box, extra spare tire, parts/lights incl. 6,000lb GVWR, $3,000 obo. 456-2060 2012 TANDEM axle, beaver tail, flat deck, 18', 7000lb axles, very little use, good condition, $5,000 obo. 332-0343.

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 334-1548 or Joanne 668-7713 HOSPICE YUKON: Free, confidential services offering compassionate support to all those facing advanced illness, death and bereavement. Visit our lending library @ 409 Jarvis, M-F 11:30-3PM. 667-7429,

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GROWERS OF Organic Food Yukon Annual General Meeting is on Sunday, March 8th at Yukon College, room C1440. For more info e-mail or visit New members welcome.

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COMICS: LEARN the art of storytelling & make your own comics! Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2 & May 7, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Whitehorse Public Library. Free, drop in.

DUNGEONS & Dragons: Role-play & craft a fantasy adventure! Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16 & May 14, 3:30 – 5 p.m, Whitehorse Public Library. Free, drop in. FIREWEED COMMUNITY Market AGM, everyone welcome, Library meeting room March 5th, 2015, 6pm-9pm. More Info: ANY REGISTERED LPN who is interested in creating or learning more about the LPN Association, call Tara. 334-5189 GALA GARAGE Sale April 11 at Whitehorse Elementary gym. Fundraiser for Little Footprints Big Steps work in Haiti. Donate/Help? 456-4434 SCOTTISH COUNTRY Dance classes, weekly, Tuesdays 7:15pm at Ecole Emilie-Tremblay gym. Come alone or bring some friends. All welcome. No experience necessary. Info: Patricia 668-4976 or WHITEHORSE CONCERTS presents local soloists and ensembles, plus Whitehorse Community Orchestra, Saturday, February 28 at The Yukon Arts Centre at 8pm. For more information contact LPN MEETING, 7pm, March 11, 2nd floor boardroom, Whitehorse General Hospital. 334-5189 for info CRESTVIEW CROSS-COUNTRY ski group meets Sundays, 12Noon, 222 Squanga Ave, to ski Pine Forest Loop, 2-3 hours, free. Franz @ 633-2455 TALKING TO Strangers, by Christopher Lockheardt, collection of short plays portraying relationshipsʼ various angles presented by Moving Parts Theatre, Feb. 18-21 & Feb. 24-28, 8pm, Well-Read Books KLUANE MTN Bluegrass Festival, June 12-14, Haines Junction, tickets on sale at Dean's Strings in Whitehorse, Kluane Machine in HJ, and online at: Buy yours now, don't be disappointed HOSPICEWORKSHOP:LIVING WITH Loss, Thursday Feb 26 6:30-8:30pm at WPL for anyone living with grief or supporting otherswho are grieving. To register: 667-7429 COFFEE HOUSE Saturday March 7, 2015. Featuring Barbara Chamberlin + the Open Stage. Help set up 6pm + open stage sign-up, 7:30PM show, $5, United Church Bsmt, 6th+Main, 633-4255 GRADS: LOOKING for a reasonably-priced prom dress? Come to Vanier School on Feb. 25 from 7pm-9pm for our Cinderella's Closet event. Call 667-5901 for more info


And we want the world to know, you’re safe now up the hill in heaven.

ALMSTROM (nee Carter)

Gone but never forgotten.

1917 – 2015


Norman (Gabe)

PATRICK MARCH 21, 1933 - FEBRUARY 19, 2015

It is with deep sadness that the Patrick and Boyd families announce the passing of their father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Gabe was predeceased by his beloved partner Vimy Cooper and his daughter Carmen Gray. The families wish to express their thanks and gratitude to Dr. Davis, Dr. O’Hearn, Haley Henderson and the wonderful nurses on the Medical Ward at Whitehorse General Hospital for their compassionate care.

Marjorie Almstrom (nee Carter) 1917 – 2015, passed away peacefully from pneumonia, on February 17th at Copper Ridge Place in Whitehorse. Born in Port Moody, British Columbia, Marjorie attained Master of Arts and of Education degrees from the University of British Columbia. She taught school in Port Moody and Chilliwack, coming to the Yukon as a newlywed to join her husband Ed in 1948. When Ed died in 1960, she resumed her teaching career. In 1975, Marjorie took a position with the federal Secretary of State as French Program Coordinator, to lead the implementation of French bilingual programs in the Yukon. In addition to being a teacher, Marjorie was an enthusiastic volunteer contributor to education in the Yukon. She was a founding member of the Yukon Teachers’ Association, an active participant with the Victoria Faulkner Women’s group, a founding member of the University Women’s Club, and a board member during the planning for the creation of Yukon College. Before coming to the Yukon, Marjorie volunteered and worked briefly for the YWCA, and was a board member of the Whitehorse YWCA group that built the facility here (now the High Country Inn). Of all her volunteer engagements, Marjorie’s longest and most treasured were with the Whitehorse Anglican parish, and the Anglican Church Women. Apart from her work and volunteer roles in the field, Marjorie was an avid historian of education in the Yukon. After retiring in 1982, she threw herself into documenting that history. The result, “A Century of Schooling: Education in the Yukon, 18611961”, is available on-line at the Yukon Archives. Marjorie will be fondly remembered by her many close friends, and by the students whose lives she touched. She was predeceased by her husband Ed and her sister Ethel. She is survived by her sons John, Jim, Eric and Chris, and her granddaughter Elizabeth. From her family, “We love you mom.”

Gabe was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed.



F.H. COLLINS parent/teacher/student conference Thursday, Mar. 5, 5pm-7pm & Friday, Mar. 6, 10am-1pm. There will be no classes on Friday, Mar. 6 for students, but they may attend either conference without appointment. NORTH TO the Yukon Slowly, Jefferson Ground Sloth from Old Crow. Long Ago Yukon SKYPE lecture, Beringia Centre Saturday, Feb. 28, 1pm, Dr. Greg McDonald, Senior Curator, Natural History. Info 633-6579 VANIER SOCIAL Justice is seeking used prom dresses for our Cinderella's Closet event on Feb 25 to provide to Grads who can't afford one. Please call 667-5901 to donate your dress SNOWSHOE FEST, join LDAY and Sunlife Financial for Snowshoe Fest, Sunday, March 1st at NOLS behind the Takhini Hot Pools 10am-2pm. Loppets, games, lunch, silent auction. Details at or 668-5167 YUKON WHOLISTIC Health Network Annual General Meeting, 7:30pm, March 10, at the Whitehorse Public Library. Everyone welcome. 667-6030 for more info WHITEHORSE DUPLICATE Bridge Club is holding advanced bridge lessons starting Mar 14. Noreen at 633-5352 or email for more info YUKON TRIVIA Night, MacBride Museum, Thursday, February 26, 7-9pm. Free for members or $5/person. Teams or solo players welcome. Fun, prizes. 667-2709 or LEGAL EDUCATION Session on Arrest and Incarceration, lawyers to answer questions about your rights, March 3, Whitehorse Library, 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 pm. Call 667-2037 DUNGEONS & Dragons, Hey teens, role-play & craft fantasy adventure with dungeon master Colin Prentice, Thurs Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 14, 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm, Whitehorse Library. Info 667-5239

GRAND NEW Beginning, Yukon Artists @ Work is opening their new gallery at 4129 4th Avenue, a block off Main Street. Reception between 5pm-8pm, Friday February 27th CAMINO DE Santiago info evening, learn more about hiking the old pilgrimage route across Spain. Hidden Valley School, Thursday March 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Dianne @ 335-4512 for info MAE BACHUR Animal Shelter Dog Wash Saturday February 28, 2015, 10am-2pm, The Feed Store/Pet Junction. Your pooch gets nice and clean, and you stay dry! See you there. F.H. COLLINS School Council regular meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 in the Fine Dining Room atthe school. Everyone welcome. VIMY HERITAGE Housing Society AGM Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7pm, Legion, 503 Steel St. Election of directors, annual reports WHITEHORSE CROSS Country Ski Club, EDI Hut to Hut on February 28, from 11am-4pm. This is a social, family oriented event for skiers of all ages/ability, 3 huts to visit POETRY WORKSHOP with UPEI creative writing professor Richard Lemm, March 1, 3:30-5:30pm, Whitehorse Public Library, downstairs. Free event. Limited space. Register by calling 667-5239. POETRY READING, PEI poet Richard Lemm and Whitehorse poet Patricia Robertson, March 2, 7pm Whitehorse Public Library, downstairs. Free event. POETRY READING, Victoria's poet laureate Yvonne Blomer and Whitehorse poet Jamella Hagen, February 25, 7pm, Whitehorse Public Library, downstairs. Free event.

SATURDAY SALSA Dancing at the Wheelhouse, Latin music will play all night long, 9pm-12:30am, Saturday February 28 at The Wheelhouse Restaurant, 2237-2nd Avenue

DAWSON CITY, Gospel Service, Tuesday March 17, Yukon College Open Learning Space, 7-8pm, sharing the story that brings meaning and purpose to life. Jenna LeFlar, Cheryl Lumley, 250-793-7248

FREE DIGITAL Skills for the Work World Program, Mar 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;20th. Learn computer/workplace skills for finding and keeping employment. Yukon Learn, 668-6280.

PORTER CREEK Community Association meeting Monday, March 2nd, 5:15 pm at the Guild Hall. More information 633-4829. All Welcome. Come show your support.

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YUKON NEWS THE MOUNT Lorne Local Advisory Council monthly meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Mount Lorne Community Centre, at 7pm. FALUN GONG, an advanced practice of Buddha school self-cultivation. Meeting Mondays and Wednesdays at Wood Street School. No charge. Call for an introduction to the practice. 667-6336.


FĂ&#x2030;MINISME(S), MULTI-MEDIA group show exploring the different facets of feminism. Art opening: March 6th, 6 pm, Old Fire Hall. JACK HULLAND School Council is holding it's Regular Council meeting on March 4, 2015 in the School Library at 7pm. Everyone is welcome FREE SHOWING of Jesus Film. Watch authentic retelling of JesusĘź life, death and resurrection based on the gospel of Luke, Saturday Feb. 28, Church of the Nazarene, 2111 Centennial St, 7pm. 633-4903 LES ESSENTIELLES presents a bilingual theatrical performance, Je parle francais and I Love in English 2015, March 6th & 7th, 7:30pm, Old Fire Hall

Services 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 MC RENOVATION Construction & Renovations Laminated floor, siding, decks, tiles Kitchen, Bathroom, Doors, Cabinets, Windows, Framing, Board, Painting Drop Ceiling, Fences No job too small Free estimates Michael 336-0468 THOMAS FINE CARPENTRY â&#x20AC;˘ Construction â&#x20AC;˘ Renovation â&#x20AC;˘ Finishing â&#x20AC;˘ Cabinets â&#x20AC;˘ Tiling â&#x20AC;˘ Flooring â&#x20AC;˘ Repairs â&#x20AC;˘ Specialty woodwork â&#x20AC;˘ Custom kitchens 867-633-3878 or cell 867-332-5531


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PUBLIC TENDER TRANSPORTATION OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE FROM UPPER LIARD SOLID WASTE FACILITY Project Description: Transportation of Household Waste Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 5, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Rob Anderson at (867)456-6542. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. View or download documents at:

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Project Description: Hands on workshops teaching social media to Tourism Businesses. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 12, 2015. 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 Cindy Billingham at (867) 6678723. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. View or download documents at:

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Project Description: Site maintenance including snow removal. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 5, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Rob Anderson at (867)456-6542. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. View or download documents at:

Community Services

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 BUSY BEAVERS Pruning, Hauling, Chainsaw Work, Snow Shovelling and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755 SUBARU GURU Fixâ&#x20AC;˘Buyâ&#x20AC;˘Sell Used Subarus 30 year Journeyman Mechanic Towing available Mario 333-4585 PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Small drywall repair Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates 633-6368 IBEX BOBCAT SERVICES â&#x20AC;&#x153;Country Residential Snow Plowingâ&#x20AC;? All Subdivisions & acreages off Mayo Rd, MacPherson, Hidden Valley, Pilot Mountain & Hot Springs Rd. Honest & Prompt Service Amy Iles Call 667-4981 or 334-6369 ELECTRICIAN â&#x20AC;˘Licensed â&#x20AC;˘Residential & Commercial â&#x20AC;˘All jobs, large or small â&#x20AC;˘Free Estimates â&#x20AC;˘10% SeniorĘźs Discount 332-7879

Avis de demande de permis et dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;audience publique Application Number / NumĂŠro de la demande: QZ14-031 (Renewal of QZ96-006) Applicant / Demandeur: Minto Explorations Ltd. Type of Undertaking / Type dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;entreprise: Quartz Water Source/ Point dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;eau: Minto Creek, McGinty Creek and Yukon River Public Hearing Date / Date de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;audience publique: March 2-6, 2015 @ 9:00 am Public Hearing Location/Endroit de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;audience publique: Coast High Country-Convention Center Applications are available for viewing on the Yukon Water Boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online registry, WATERLINE at or in person at the Yukon Water Board office. For more information, contact the Yukon Water Board Secretariat a Telephone: 867-456-3980 - Fax: 867-456-3890 - Email: Pour voir les demandes, consultez le registre en ligne WATERLINE au ou rendez-vous au bureau de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Office des eaux du Yukon. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec le secrĂŠtariat de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Office au TĂŠlĂŠphone: 867-456-3980 - TĂŠlĂŠcopieur: 867-456-3890 - Courriel:

BURGESS BUILT CONSTRUCTION Journeyman Carpenter New Construction, Renovations Big or Small Frame to Finish Call Shawn 867-334-5190

GEORGE SAURE Carpentry â&#x20AC;˘Interior finishing of stairs, wood flooring, kitchen installation â&#x20AC;˘Custom woodwork â&#x20AC;˘New construction â&#x20AC;˘Renovations Call for a Free Estimate 333-9530

SNOW CLEARING/REMOVAL Sidewalks, Driveways, Parking lots, Compounds Private and Commercial Properties Fast and reliable service Aurora Toolcat Services 867-334-7635 HANDY GAL AVAILABLE! Over 10 yrs experience References and warranty incl. Roofing: Flat roof, shingle & metal Small renovations at affordable rates! Call Irja @ 335-1088

LOG CABINS: Professional Scribe Fit log buildings at affordable rates. Contact: PF Watson, Box 40187, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6M9 668-3632 GET RESULTS! Post a classified in 120 newspapers in just a few clicks. Reach more than 2 million people for only $395 a week for 25-word text ad or $995 for small display ad. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Save over 85% compared to booking individually. or 1-866-669-9222 IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It's That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Lost & Found LOST: GREEN plastic zippered folder containing receipts, pens & cheque book, reward offered. 667-4858

TAMRON CAMERA lens cap with elastic string string lost Saturday afternoon at Rendezvous after pet contests. Please return, is really needed. Call 668-5233


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Notice of Type A Public Hearing

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

The Yukon Department of Justice is looking for people to serve as hearing adjudicators. A hearing adjudicator hears evidence, makes decisions and determines punishment for disciplinary matters at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. <RXVKRXOGKDYHH[SHULHQFHRUDQLQWHUHVWLQ t Fair and objective hearings t Critical thinking and problem solving to resolve disciplinary situations t First Nations culture and issues, including the intergenerational impacts of residential schools t Interpreting and applying legislation and policy t "DDFTTJOHDPOnJDUJOHWFSCBMBOEXSJUUFOFWJEFODF t Making decisions in a stressful environment These hearing are conducted during the day - Monday to Friday - on an as XIFOSFRVJSFECBTJT5SBJOJOHBOENPOFUBSZDPNQFOTBUJPOBSFQSPWJEFE Contact us for more information or if you are interested, please submit your letter of interest, resume and references to: Attn: Kathryn Souster Yukon Department of Justice PO Box 2703, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2C6 Phone - 867-667-3656 Email - Your Community Newspaper. One Click Away.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 Business Opportunities

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

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THE DISABILITY TAX CREDIT. $1500 yearly tax credit. $15,000 lump sum refund (on avg). Covers: hip/knee replacements, back conditions and restrictions in walking and dressing. 1-844-453-5372. HIGH CASH PRODUCING Vending Machines. $1.00 Vend = .70 Profit. All on Location In Your Area. Selling Due to Illness. Call 1-866-668-6629 For Details.

Childcare ROSIEʼS DAY HOME Opening May 1, 2015 We will have openings for children 18 months and older Owner has been running the day home for over 15 years Call 668-3448


with the Classifieds. With our extensive, organized listings, readers will find your ad easily, so you won’t be climbing the walls looking for buyers.

Photo Ads 2 weeks! 4 issues! Photo + $ 30 words 40 + gst

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2-SEATER BIKE trailer, new, $150 obo. 393-2630

ONE-PIECE BOYʼS snowsuit, new, Molehill brand, $60 obo. 393-2630

Livestock 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

Sports Equipment TREADMILL, HORIZON 1.3T, folds up out of the way when not in use, fantastic condition, paid $1,100 at Waterstone, asking $500. Call or message 336-4710

Furniture OFFICE FURNITURE, desks, filing cabinets, desk chairs, all in good condition. Stop by #101, 2131-2nd Ave between 1-5pm or call 456-3100 OTTOMAN, ESPRESSO faux leather, 20"x46"x21", 2 top cushions flip over to trays, storage underneath, good condition, N/S home, $100. 336-3397 KITCHEN CART, solid wood w/espresso finish, checkerboard top, towel bar, wheels, one shelf, foldable, like new, N/S home, $150. 336-3397 3-PC CABINET package, 2 curios, 1 TV credenza, espresso finish w/drawers & glass doors, like new, N/S home, $800. 336-3397


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

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

TIMOTHY/BROME HAY •No rain and in hayshed •Quality horse and livestock mix •Square and round bales •Delivery available For more information call 668-6742 or 334-4589

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

BROME HAY FOR SALE •Small square bales •Under cover •Delivery to your place Phone 334-8960

PUBLIC TENDER SHAKWAK HIGHWAY PROJECT PRODUCE AND STOCKPILE AGGREGATE KM 1782.5 ALASKA HIGHWAY #1 YUKON 2015-2016 Project Description: Project includes clearing and salvage, grubbing and stripping and producing and stockpiling aggregates. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is April 15, 2015. 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 Bill Stanley at (867) 633-7901. Funding for this project is provided by the United States Governement as part of the Shakwak Project Agreement The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. Bidders are advised to review documents to determine Certificate of Recognition (COR) requirements for this project. View or download documents at:

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CANADA BENEFIT GROUP - Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888-511-2250 or

PUBLIC TENDER SHAKWAK HIGHWAY PROJECT BITUMINOUS SURFACE TREATMENT KM 1832.2 TO KM 1868.3 ALASKA HIGHWAY #1 YUKON 2015-2016 Project Description: Project includes approximately 29 km of highway surface restoration and construction of a Bituminous Surface Treatment and associated works. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 26, 2015. 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 Bill Stanley at (867) 633-7901. Funding for this project is provided by the United States Government as part of the Shakwak Project Agreement The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. Bidders are advised to review documents to determine Certificate of Recognition (COR) requirements for this project. View or download documents at:



CUSTODIAL SERVICES FOR PARKS WORKSHOP, CENTRAL WORKSHOP, SUPPLY SERVICES, 461 RANGE ROAD, AND MINE RESCUE STATION WHITEHORSE, YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 17, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. Documents may be obtained from the Procurement Support Centre, Department of Highways and Public Works, Suite 101 - 104 Elliott Street, Whitehorse, Yukon (867) 667-5385. Technical questions may be directed to Ross Lindley at (867) 667-3175. Mandatory Site Visit scheduled for March 11 at 10:00 am. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. View or download documents at:

VILLAGE OF MAYO INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES AND REHABILITATION PHASE 2 Project Description: Improvement/ replacement of water mains, sewer mains, road and storm ditches along the following streets: Centre Street: 1st to 2nd Avenue. Second Avenue: Centre St. to Laurier St. Replacement includes water mains, sewer mains, water & sewer services, fire hydrants, gate valves, manholes, tie-in’s to existing piping, road reconstruction, ditch, culvert and driveway reconstruction, and restoration. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 19, 2015. 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 Rick Kent at (867) 456-6564. This project is being funded through the Build Canada Funding initiative. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. The Yukon Business Incentive Policy will apply to this project. Bidders are advised to review documents to determine Certificate of Recognition (COR) requirements for this project. View or download documents at:

Highways and Public Works

PUBLIC TENDER BUILDING REPLACEMENT SARAH STEELE BUILDING BLDG. #1450 WHITEHORSE, YUKON 2014/2015 Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is March 24, 2015. 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 Zubair Qureshi at (867) 3937125. The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. All tenders and proposals are subject to a Compliance Review performed by the Procurement Support Centre. The information displayed is as of date and time of opening and is not modified based on the results of the Compliance Review. The Yukon Business Incentive Policy will apply to this project. Bidders are advised to review documents to determine Certificate of Recognition (COR) requirements for this project. View or download documents at:

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Yukon News, February 25, 2015  
Yukon News, February 25, 2015  

February 25, 2015 edition of the Yukon News