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Parliament passes Bill S-6 Chiefs promise to sue, potentially paralysing the assessment of mining projects across the Yukon


Going the distance It took determination – not to mention chocolate and whiskey – to snap stunning photos of the Porcupine caribou herd.

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Gran trio The 173-km Southern Lakes Yukon Gran Fondo ended with a sprint finish between its speediest three cyclists.

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A grizzly cub stands to get a better view from the side of the South Klondike Highway on Monday. There were four cubs total.

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for any Yukon or British Columbia precedents and not instructing News Reporter law students that worked on the case that the claim came from the Yukon Supreme Court judge has ordered an Alberta lawyer Yukon. O’Neill didn’t prepare Knapp and his employer to pay over correctly for the mediation hearing, $200,000 to his former client, after the court found him liable for negli- Veale found, listing a number of tasks that a prudent lawyer would gent representation. Angelika Knapp, an Austrian citi- have done, such as making sure the client was comfortable with the zen who moved to Canada in 1999, was injured when the fuel truck her plans to proceeds to a mediation. When Knapp told O’Neill she partner was driving entered a ditch wasn’t happy with the $125,000 ofand rolled over on the Top of the World Highway in September 1999. fer, he told her if she didn’t take that offer she could see a reduction in She was in the sleeper of the truck, which did not have a seatbelt. the claim because she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, that she could be The accident hurt her back. A ordered to pay for the trial cost, and spinal surgeon she consulted in finally that he wouldn’t represent Vancouver diagnosed the disabilher. ity as permanent, and concluded “It is clear that she did so under her ability to work would also be great pressure from her lawyer,� permanently reduced unless she noted judge Veale about Knapp underwent surgery. signing the final release. However, In 2001 she retained James the judge concluded that Knapp O’Neill to file a personal injury must have understood the finality claim against her partner’s insurof the agreement. ance company, Zurich Insurance. O’Neill also didn’t take into They prepared for trial but opted account Knapp’s reduced ability instead for mediation, a common practice in such cases. After several to earn a living when making the claim. “He failed to address the loss offers and counter-offers, Knapp of income earning capacity, which accepted a payment of $125,000 even at a modest amount on an anplus costs. nual basis could be significant over That’s when the problems Ms. Knapp’s lifetime,� wrote Justice started. Veale. A month after signing the When the insurance company mediation final release, Knapp told raised what is known as the seatbelt O’Neill she wanted to back out of the agreement. At trial, she said she defense – the possibility to reduce the claim because the plaintiff didn’t understand mediation was wasn’t wearing a seatbelt – O’Neill final and binding. didn’t challenge them. The judge In 2004 she filed a lawsuit noted he was ready to agree to a 25 against O’Neill alleging negligent per cent cut in the claim, without representation. The trial was scheduled for 2010 asking them to prove it was negligent not to have worn a seatbelt in but adjourned because of health the sleeper and that wearing one reasons at her request. would have lessened the injuries. In his June 4 ruling, Judge Ron Knapp had provided him with Veale found O’Neill didn’t do his research properly, by not looking photographs of the interior of the

tractor cab, which could have been used by an expert, noted Veale, but O’Neill didn’t examine them, only considering them for trial. He also didn’t inform Knapp of developments in the claims, and the risks of an early settlement. Finally, the first offer O’Neill made to the insurance company was way below the normal range. “The mediation, having started at an inordinately low offer, could not produce a fair settlement,� concluded Justice Veale. He also ruled that Eric Dufresne, Knapp’s partner who was driving the fuel truck, was liable because he didn’t put enough chains on his truck tires despite slushy conditions on the road that day. Dufresne lost traction on his wheels as he was approaching a right-hand corner in a descent, resulting in the accident. Veale awarded $268,450 in damages to Knapp, breaking it to down to $80,000 for general damages, $1,000 for special damages,$57,450 for past wage loss, $70,000 for loss of future earning capacity, $50,000 for cost of future care and $10,000 for cost of housekeeping. On top of that, defendants will have to pay interest for nine years, which corresponds to the time between when the claim was started and the date of the first trial. The original $125,000 is to be deducted from that amount. Calls to O’Neill were not returned by press time. James H. Brown and Associates, O’Neill’s employer, refused to comment. “As the matter is before the courts, we are not in a position to comment on the case,� wrote Rick Mallett in an email. Knapp could not be reached by press time.

Gilmore, who currently lives at a camp near Pink Mountain, B.C., is facing eight counts each of sexual assault, sexual interference, sexual exploitation and a breach of a conditional sentence order, according to a RCMP news release. The victims are all from the Watson Lake area and range in age from eight to 11 years old, the release states. Gilmore is currently in custo-

dy and will appear in court again on June 17 in Whitehorse. According to the release, Gilmore is known to travel to numerous communities in southern Yukon and northern British Columbia. Anyone with knowledge of his activities with youth is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment or Watson Lake RCMP at 867-536-5555. (Myles Dolphin)

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Man charged for sexual abuse of five Watson Lake children Watson Lake RCMP have charged a 55-year-old man for multiple sexual assaults against five youth in the community. Police arrested Lyle Wayne Gilmore, a British Columbia resident, on May 15 for a series of assaults alleged to have occurred between Jan. 2013 and January of this year.

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S-6 passes House of Commons Ashley Joannou News Reporter


ill S-6, the controversial federal bill amending the Yukon’s environmental assessment legislation, is set to become law. The legislation passed final reading Monday in the House of Commons by a 148 to 125 vote. It’s now waiting for royal assent before it becomes law. Yukon MP Ryan Leef voted in favour of the bill despite vocal opposition from Yukon’s First Nations who have vowed to take the government to court over the changes. The vote happened Monday night. All Conservative MPs who voted said yes. Everyone else disagreed. But, with a majority government leading the country, that was enough. So far the Yukon’s 11 selfgoverning First Nations and the Council of Yukon First Nations released a short statement saying they’re disappointed the changes passed without any amendments. “We have made every effort and exhausted every avenue to work collaboratively with Canada to resolve our concerns,” it said. “We will continue to protect the integrity of our agreements and are looking at our options now that Canada has made its decision.” Of the 40 amendments that come with S-6, there are four that First Nations strongly object to. Those would allow a federal minister to give binding policy direction to Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board and delegate responsibilities to the territorial minister. They would also give the Yukon government new powers to exempt projects from assessment in the event of a licence renewal or amendment, and impose new end-to-end timelines for assessments. The First Nations say the amendments go against their aboriginal land claim agreements. Planning council denied seat at appeal of Peel watershed case The Yukon Land Use Planning Council has been denied intervener status in the upcoming appeal over the Peel watershed. In court Tuesday, Yukon Court of Appeal Judge Robert Bauman said intervener status isn’t granted if you are trying to argue points that weren’t part of the original case or expand the scope of the appeal. In May the council said it could help the territory avoid future conflicts like the one over the Peel watershed if its role as a mediator of disputes is clarified. The council doesn’t have a position on who should win the

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Eric Fairclough and other chiefs spoke to reporters during parliamentary hearings on Bill S-6 held in Whitehorse on March 30. In late March, the parliamentary standing committee on aboriginal affairs and northern development came to Whitehorse. More than 100 people filled a room and the First Nations reiterated their promise to sue. On the phone yesterday, Leef said the bill is about development opportunities and attracting investment to the territory. He said it builds on recommendations that were part of a five-year review that began in 2008. Both the federal and territorial governments insist that much consultation with First Nations and the public has occurred to lead to this point. But the four contentious amendments were not addressed during the review

process, according to the First Nations. “There’s no secret about the four parts of concern that the First Nations have,” Leef said. “But by-in-large S-6 is a reflection of both the five-year review and industry’s commentary on what they think they need in our territory to be effective, be efficient and to attract necessary investment.” Leef said he agrees with all the changes that are part of S-6, but is aware of the First Nations’ concerns. In the House of Common last week, Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development, said the “government remains committed to moving forward with the implementation of the legislative changes in a

collaborative manner, respecting the spirit and intent of the land claims agreement in both territories.” Leef said the federal government’s commitment to engage in discussions involving all three governments will help deal with the four particular points of concern. Conversations have been going on effectively since the committee visited Whitehorse, he said. “So my sense is that you don’t throw out a wholly sound piece of positive legislation for the Yukon because we’ve hit an impasse on four pieces,” he said. “I think what you try and do is work to resolve those four pieces and let the balance of that legislation stand on its

merits.” On Monday, just before S-6 was voted on, the NDP introduced an amendment that would have stopped the third reading because, in part, the bill “was developed without adequate consultation with Yukon First Nations, as per the government of Canada’s constitutional duty, and without adequate consultation with the people of Yukon, as per the government’s democratic duty...” That amendment was voted down. Leef said voting for that amendment would have killed the bill because there wasn’t enough time to get it through the entire process.

case. Yukon Supreme Court Justice Ron Veale struck down the Yukon government’s plan for the Peel after a court case last summer, ruling that it did not follow the process outlined in final agreements with First Nations. The Yukon government is now appealing that decision. Neither the Yukon government nor the First Nations supported the council’s intervention in the Peel case. If they had been granted status, they would have been allowed to make submissions to the court on how it should proceed. The Vuntut Gwitchin joined the Tr’ondek Hwech’in, the First

Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun and conservation groups as a respondent in the appeal. The Gwich’in Tribal Council had its application approved to act as an intervener in the appeal earlier this year. They were part of the original trial as well. The Yukon Court of Appeal will hear the case in August. (Ashley Joannou)

On June 3, RCMP members were called to help a woman who they determined was being forcibly confined in a vehicle travelling from Carcross to Whitehorse. Given the potential for harm to the victim, Cpl. Cam Long and his police dog Crash were called to assist. A records check of the driver indicated that he might be in possession of firearms. Police encountered the vehicle near the Annie Lake Road around midnight. They attempted a roadside stop but the driver fled, speeding off towards Two Horse Creek Road. The vehicle was found on a dead end road. Once on scene, Long and Crash assisted with the arrest af-

ter the driver refused to show his hands, and was forcibly removed from his vehicle. The driver was injured during the arrest and later received treatment at the Whitehorse General Hospital. “There was a certain level of force which was used in relation to this incident, however, it is consistent with RCMP training and the Criminal Code of Canada,” the RCMP release states. Jeremiah Moses, 35, faces a series of charges including forcible confinement, assault and attempt to evade police. The 31-year-old female passenger was also taken to Whitehorse General Hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. (Myles Dolphin)

Police dog nabs man charged with forcible confinement Last week a Whitehorse police dog helped catch a man who was later charged with forcible confinement, assault and attempt to evade police.

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Yukoners rally behind Boys and Girls Club after break-in Pierre Chauvin News Reporter


fter vandals broke into the Boys and Girls Club of Yukon building on June 3, stealing equipment and trashing the building, the youth centre has received an outpouring of support from Yukoners. “The response of the community has been wonderful,” said Duncan Johnstone, the centre’s executive director. Several people came forward asking about donations and offering to replace the video games that were stolen. “It has really humbled us,” said Johnstone. Between the time the club staff left on the evening of June 3 and the morning of June 4, someone broke into the centre’s building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Ogilvie Street. The thief broke a window to climb in, threw eggs and spices Bears traps set near downtown Whitehorse

If you stumble upon a carefullyprepared snack of sardines and pineapples in Whitehorse, don’t eat it : it’s for the bear. Conservation officers set traps and warning signs after a brown bear was seen around Two Mile Hill, the Upper Tank Farm and the Black Street stairs in the past days. “It looks like a bear that we

on the centre floor, and stole about $3,000 worth of equipment according to Johnstone. Video games, a Wii, an Xbox 360, movies, a laptop and a cellphone are among the items taken. It took three staff members about four hours to clean up the mess. “It did make it a little bit more frustrating that somebody would do this to us,” said Johnstone. The youth centre has called for those who committed the break-in to come forward. So far, no one has. “We aren’t looking for anything more than being able to make sense of what happens, more of a reconciliation,” said Johnstone, adding that the laptop and the cellphone are items the centre particularly wants back. Businesses and neighbours around the youth centre are reviewing video surveillance tapes, hoping to find something that could help the investigation.

“I’m not certain how useful that’s been but that will all be in the hands of the RCMP,” said Johnstone. The Boys and Girls Club offers a weekday warrior program – after-school recreation for kids aged six to 12 – at three different elementary schools in Whitehorse. The break-in didn’t affect the warrior program. It did force the closure of the drop-in centre, a place where teens aged 12 to 18 can get access to computers, a music centre, arts facilities, recreational activities and food. The Boys and Girls Club dropin centre is scheduled to re-open on Wednesday. Johnstone is looking forward for the youth centre’s planned move next to the food bank, scheduled for next month. “The area is safer, it’s much more out in the open,” he said. The Boys and Girls Club of

saw last year and that didn’t get into too much trouble,” said Ken Knutson, a conservation officer with Yukon Environment. The goal is to avoid the bear from getting into garbage, which would lead to conflicts with people. Once the bear is caught, conservations officers want to drop it outside of town, hoping it won’t return to the city. Knutson encourages people to

learn about bears, and be on the lookout for signs of bear activity when going on trails. “Look for fresh tracks or scats, that might indicate a bear is ahead of you,” he said. If you do encounter a bear, move out of the area but don’t run. “Move away, talk to it, wave your arm, make yourself big,” said Knutson. It’s also recommended to carry bear spray in case a bear decides

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Eggs litter the floor at the Boys and Girls Club after vandals broke into the facility. Yukon originally started in 1999, known then as the Whitehorse Youth Centre, before expanding and becoming a local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of Canada.

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to charge. The spray can reach up to six metres. “The idea is that it gets into the bear’s eyes, nose, lungs and causes a burning sensation,” he said. The noise of the canister discharging can also scare the bear off said Knutson, because of the loud hiss. The traps set up by conservation officers are cylindrical boxes with spring-loaded doors activated when the bear steps in to

eat the bait. Officials are asking people not to approach the traps as a bear may be in the area. Conservation officials ask the public to contact the TIPP line at 1-800-661-0525 if they see any bear activity in Whitehorse. They’re also reminding people to only put garbage and compost bins outside the morning of the pick up, not in advance the night before. (Pierre Chauvin)

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ukon’s Department of Justice officials told members of the legislative assembly during a hearing on Tuesday that the move to the new Whitehorse Correctional Centre building created gaps in programs offered to inmates. The public accounts committee was meeting after a report of the Auditor General of Canada released last March found gaps in key areas, including how inmates are rehabilitated into their community. “We found that the department is not providing offenders with sufficient access to rehabilitation programs either inside the Whitehorse Correctional Centre or in the community,” assistant auditor general Ronnie Campbell said at the time. The focus was on keeping staff, inmates and visitors safe, said Justice officials appearing before the committee. “We prepared staff, but as far as capacity went, we were challenged,” said Robert Riches, the assistant deputy minister. There were some technological hiccups, he said, given the facility had 400 cameras and every door had to be opened from the control centre. The length of stay of most inmates – WCC being a territorial jail rather than a federal prison, inmates are there for a maximum sentence of less than two years – is an issue to have rehabilitation programs done, deputy minister Thomas Ullyett told the committee. “We have a narrow window to work with offenders,” he said. But the Justice Department was already aware of the issues raised by the report, thanks to their own quality assurance program, said Tricia Ratel, director of corrections. “From the period of transition when the audit was conducted we’ve improved our outcomes

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Strides have been taken since Canada’s auditor general released a critical report on the operations of Whitehorse Correctional Centre, says Tricia Ratel, Yukon’s director of corrections. considerably,” she said. Now all offenders have their primary programming needs met, and 71 per cent had their secondary programming needs met, she told the committee. In the report, the auditor general found that in a sample of 21 inmates, 13 were not offered all the core programs identified for them. The committee also questioned justice officials about the lack of training of officers in First Nation culture, despite more than half of inmates being of First Nation descent. “I feel confident that by the end of this fiscal year, everyone will have been trained,” said Ratel, who outlined that 69 correctional officers and seven probationary officers had received the training since the audit had been released. The bachelor of social work offered at Yukon College that most correctional officers graduated from does incorporate elements of First Nation culture, Ratel said. The department also had to deal with issues of intellectual property surrounding the programs offered

– they couldn’t simply modify it to include Yukon-specific elements. “We’re very much aware that the First Nations in the Yukon have their own unique history and culture, and that is a challenge with respect to programs,” said Ullyett, adding the department had put out a tender for program development. Justice officials are working with First Nations elders, Ullyett told the committee. He also said that WCC is incorporating First Nations elements into everyday life at the jail, by offering traditional food at the correctional centre, beading and carving workshops, First Nation language courses and some traditional medicines available at the health services. While 67 per cent of inmates are of First Nations descent, they only represent eight per cent of staff. “The greatest challenge is that they are connected to the offenders,” Ratel said. Justice officials also told the committee the adoption of new computer system for keeping statistics by 2017 will help – right now, data is compiled by hand.

In order to better work with offenders once they’ve been released in the community, the Department of Justice is moving two of its probationary officers from Whitehorse to Dawson City and Watson Lake, where they will be based. “Whitehorse probation officers won’t have to travel as far as before,” said Ratel. Currently probation officers in the Yukon each deal with 45 cases on average, placing them among the lowest case loads across Canada, with an average of 90 to 120 cases for officers across the country. But that comparison overlooks how some Yukon probation officers have to travel extensively to communities, Ratel noted. Finally, the Justice Department also reviewed their strategies around staffing at the jail. “Where before the staffing model was fairly flat, there is now a career trajectory for correctional officers who want to make corrections their career path,” said Ratel. When correctional officers job openings are posted, the department now receives dozens of applications from across the country, Ratel said. “I think those are good indicators of the success that we’ve had in building our staff and in the success of the new staffing model,” she said. As Liz Hanson adjourned the meeting, she reminded people that the committee’s work was not over yet. “The committee may follow up with the department on the implementation of the commitments made in response to the recommendations of the auditor general and of the committee itself,” she said, adding this could take the form of a public hearing. Contact Pierre Chauvin at pierre.

Three companies vie to build seniors megaplex kon’s largest-ever capital projects. Among our top priorities now is News Reporter ensuring that projects like this continue to deliver benefits that he Yukon government has support our local industries.” announced its shortlist of Following concerns about the possible companies to design and build the first half of its big, new size of the build, the government has pushed back plans to build the continuing care facility in Whistle facility’s second phase. Bend. Originally, the plan was that “the Three companies made the cut – initial phase will be for 150 beds, Lark Group, PCL Construction and Sage Healthcare Partners, a joint bid with the second phase of an additional 150 beds to begin immedifrom Bird Construction and Clark ately after completion,” according Builders – to create the 150-bed to a December 2014 news release. facility. But in April, Nixon said the None of these companies are second half of the building could be based in Whitehorse, but a neteight, 10 or 20 years down the road. working event is being held on June The price tag for the completed 22 for local subcontractors hoping to work on the project. The event is facility remains unclear. A 2013 report pegs the construction cost being co-sponsored by the Whiteat $126 million. That number was horse Chamber of Commerce and the Yukon Contractors Association. repeated in the government’s most recent financial forecast, but the “The number of highly skilled Department of Highways and companies that came forward to Public Works now says that number participate in this project speaks is inaccurate. It was a high level to the significance of this essential new facility,” Public Works Minister estimate for only the first 150 bedfacility, said spokesperson Kendra Scott Kent said in a statement. Black. “This is going to be one of YuAshley Joannou


In April in the legislature, Health Minister Mike Nixon said the total cost for both phases has been estimated at either $268 million or $330 million. Those two estimates take into account different timelines, he said. Black won’t say how much has been set aside for the first phase. Budgets are never released until a contract is awarded, she said. This year’s territorial budget has $26 million set aside for the design and procurement process. Six design-build teams responded to the request for qualifications, which closed on May 6. The three finalists will now put together proposals before the government awards the contract to the winner. Construction of the 150-bed facility is expected to begin in early 2016, with a completion target of mid-2018. The planned facility has drawn criticism that it is too big and too far away from downtown Whitehorse. The Grandparents’ Rights Association of the Yukon is the latest to

express its concern. Eleanor Millard said elderly residents need more supports to be offered closer to home. “Mostly, I’m concerned about people from the communities, you know? If they decide that they’re going to move somebody to Whitehorse who’s lived forever in Dawson or Ross River or something.” Millard worked as a social worker in Dawson City in the 1960s. At that time First Nation elders were sent out to B.C. facilities, she said. “That was really devastating for the family, and certainly for the elder who was taken completely out of the Yukon.” While moving to Whitehorse is not quite the same thing, she does see the potential for similar problems. “People feel that way. To come to Whitehorse is of course easier than it was in the ‘60s. But still, an elder who’s now 80 or 70, coming to Whitehorse and being away from their family and their whole culture, it’s ridiculous.” Contact Ashley Joannou at



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he Alaska Permanent Fund gives each Alaskan an annual dividend cheque derived from investments made from oil and gas royalties the state has collected. Section 15 of the Alaskan State constitution reads: “At least 25 per cent of all mineral lease rentals, royalties, royalty sales proceeds, federal mineral revenue-sharing payments and bonuses received by the state be placed in a permanent fund, the principal of which may only be used for incomeproducing investments.� At the start of 2014, the Alaska Permanent Fund was worth about $50 billion. Most of the investment income earned on that principal is paid out to Alaskans in yearly dividend cheques. And it’s a tidy little dividend that each Alaskan receives. In 2014 it was $1,884 for every Alaskan. And that’s in U.S. dollars, too. The Norwegians have chosen a different approach. They took their oil-and-gas royalties and related revenue and invested it in a fund that is now worth over one trillion dollars. This fund has some unusual rules, such as: the government of the day can only withdraw four per cent of the funds’ assets in any given year; all the money is invested abroad; and there are ethical guidelines dictating how the money can be invested. Norwegians don’t get an annual dividend cheque, but all that money will be available for when the oil revenue runs out. Of course, we don’t have to look far to find a failed resource revenue fund. The Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund only has about $17 billion in it. This is shocking when one considers that between 1980 and 2014, Alberta collected almost $190 billion in non-renewable resource revenue and royalties. They only managed to save less than 10 per cent. The rest, well, seems to have been fritted away by the government of the day. There are no examples this author is aware of where these royalty funds are deriving their revenue from sources other than oil-and-gas reserves. It would take a jurisdiction particularly blessed in gold, silver, copper and zinc to even contemplate such an initiative. Such a jurisdiction could, of


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course, be the Yukon. It is hard to estimate the value of the minerals extracted from the Yukon since the 1890s, but it’s safe to say it is probably a lot. And doing a little thought experiment, if the Yukon had socked away $2 million a year each year, starting one hundred years ago, and then followed a Norwegian-style investment model, the Yukon could be sitting on a fund easily worth over $5 billion. This does presuppose that whatever government in power, irrespective of political stripe, actually obtained a decent royalty for the minerals in the ground being extracted. This isn’t happening now. In 2013 about $69.4 million worth of placer gold was extracted and the Yukon received just under $18,000 in royalties. To get anywhere near the amounts calculated in the thought experiment stated above, the royalty rate on placer gold would have to be about two and a half per cent. Oddly enough, that was the royalty amount set up way back in the early 1900s. The problem is that gold is always assumed to be worth $15 per ounce,

the value it was a hundred years ago. Today the true value is about $1,200 an ounce. Establishing a mineral heritage fund would have to be carefully managed. It mustn’t become an economic goody jar for whenever the government of the day runs into a financial problem. A Yukon Mineral Heritage Fund should be set up to ensure the Yukon has a stable financial platform for those years when mining royalties are low or non-existent. It should be careful how it is invested. The Norwegian fund (all one trillion dollars of it) makes it a point to not invest in Norway. They don’t want to create a bubble economy. As to how the money is paid out, readers can look to either the Alaska fund (giving a yearly payout to residents) or the Norwegian one (basically good ol’ socialism in the Scandinavian style). The key to all of this is getting a decent royalty from the mineral resources that are extracted. And then keeping the money safely away from the spendthrift governments of the day and saving it instead for a rainy day. Lewis Rifkind is the mining analyst for the Yukon Conservation Society.

LETTERS Don’t discount the NDP in the coming election


are the ones who have watered down the environmental assessment regime in Canada through Re: Yukon News’s June 5 editorial. Bills C-38 and C-45 (the so-called I, among thousands of Yukon omnibus bills) which were an insult voters, would disagree with your as- to Parliament and democracy. sertion that the next election would Those bills removed the independbe a re-run between Larry Bagnell ence of the National Energy Board, and Ryan Leef. did a major overhaul of the NavigWe believe that they have both able Waters Act and amended the sold out to big donors and corporCanadian Environmental Assessate interests. I have yet to hear a ment Act. Liberal bemoaning the income All to please the industrial interdisparity between the rich and poor or criticize the appointments of Lib- ests and pipeline proponents, just eral hacks to the Senate. The Liber- as the Yukon government will do als cannot discover ethics now, after whatever the mining companies ask them to do. It was the Conservatives all the miseries they have caused. Lest we forget: Leef and his party who withdrew from the Kyoto ac-

cord, making Canada the first and only country to withdraw from such an agreement. And lately they (the unelected Senator Dan Lang and Leef, along with Premier Darrell Pasloski) are pushing the same amendments to our own environmental assessment regime without any consultation with Yukoners, through Bill S-6. It was Leef’s friends who closed down the Revenue Canada and the Immigration Offices in Whitehorse. They also cancelled funding to Dredge No. 4, but they found the money to open a new office for a friend of theirs and establish a Canadian Northern Development

Agency at a cost of the combined closed own offices. It was the Liberals who supported Harper on Bill C-51 and they refuse to support the NDP to abolish the Senate or cut-off its funding! The Orange Wave will crush the Liberals and Conservatives, as it did in Alberta. People are tired of the same old! I am very happy that someone of Melissa Atkinson’s background will carry the NDP banner and help in crushing the Liberals and Conservatives.

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The Senate is a stain on our status as a democracy having to eat the “cold Camembert and broken crackers” served on an airplane while justifying expensing breakfast instead. Meanwhile the rest of us plebs by Kyle paid for our own meals. The Senate’s rot goes much Carruthers deeper than wasteful personal spending. OINTED IEWS The Senate was created at a time when the United Kingdom’s commitment to modern democt is difficult to imagine a more racy was less developed, and the dysfunctional, useless and notion that aristocratic privilege wasteful public institution should still be reflected in the than the Canadian Senate. institutions of government preBy the time this column goes vailed. The purpose of the Senate to press, the auditor general when it was created was to serve will have released his report as a check by the propertied elite into Senate spending, but the on the democratic “rabble” in the broad strokes have already been House of Commons. leaked. The report will detail obThe Constitution even conscenely wasteful spending of the tained a requirement that every taxpayer’s money by Canadian Senator must own at least $4,000 Senators. In some instances that worth of land in the province spending may have crossed the from which he hailed – a requireline into the criminal and several ment that served to exclude cases have been referred to the much of the population from RCMP for further investigation. eligibility when viewed in 1867 All of this spending was justidollars. fied under the nebulous concept As the idea that the wealthy of conducting “Senate business.” should enjoy greater (formal) This is only the latest chapter influence in government fell out in the sordid tale of pigs at a red of fashion and inflation rendered trough. The shenanigans of Sen- the $4,000 requirement less of ators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin an obstacle, the Senate’s purpose and Patrick Brazeau are already morphed to justify its continued Canadian political lore. Poor existence. It was to serve as a Senator Nancy Ruth recently body of “regional representation” epitomized Senate entitlement and “sober second thought.” by lamenting the injustice of It continues today only




tweaks introduced by the Harper government were shot down by the Supreme Court of Canada because they didn’t have the required amount of provincial consent. Canada’s two largest provinces have no interest in abolition or reform for reasons that frankly escape me. If there is blame to be laid for our continued subjection to the whims of this pathetic institution it lies plainly at the feet of the governments of Ontario and Quebec. The Atlantic provinces bear some of the blame as well. Those provinces have more seats in the House of Commons than their populations could justify because of a constitutional quirk providing that no province shall have fewer seats in the House of Commons than it does in the Senate. It is not that the Senate hasn’t had its moments of lucidity. The Le Dain Commission of Inquiry into the Non-Medical Use of Drugs had more sensible things to say on the futility of using the criminal law to stamp out drug use than just about any member of Parliament in the history of the Commons. And that was way back in 1972. But it is hard to imagine why we need a stand-alone parliamentary body to produce reports. Certainly there are better ways to study issues that with all the pomp and ceremony of

a Senate filled with 105 political appointees, each making $142,400, which apparently isn’t enough to cover the cost of breakfast as in the case of Senator Ruth, or your own home in the case of Mike Duffy. And the Senate has occasionally exercised its “theoretical” powers and interfered in the people’s business as well. This unelected body has seen fit from time to time, either through delay or flat-out rejection, to override the democratic will of Canadians as expressed, however imperfectly, through the House of Commons. The fate of the Reform Act – legislation passed by the House of Commons to limit the power of party leaders – is a recent example. As the editorial in this paper noted recently, the Senate is on the verge of killing this badly needed legislation. An undemocratic body killing legislation aimed at improving the health of our democracy. What a spectacle. The Senate is a stain on our countries status as a democracy, a waste of the taxpayer’s money, and as this latest saga has revealed, a body imbued with a culture of entitlement. The sooner we can get rid of it the better.

continuing care facility. At one time elders from the Yukon were shipped out to KamWhat a one-two punch of Tory loops because there was no facility sleazery in Friday’s Yukon News. for First Nations in the Yukon. On Page 14: “Public purse helped Many of them died alone in what underwrite Duffy’s presence at amounts to a foreign country. Whitehorse Food Bank Event.” On Fortunately that is no longer Page 15: “Former PM Brian Multhe case. However, the idea of a roney says upper chamber ‘badly large centralized facility in Whitein need of reform.’” horse brings back the terrible fear Ay carumba – this couldn’t be of having to leave family, friends, the Brian Mulroney, fingered for and a community in which they accepting hundreds of thousands have spent a lifetime. of dollars in “cash-stuffed envelTo be warehoused in an oped from Mr. (Karlheinz) Schrei- anonymous building for the sake ber on three separate occasions,” of government efficiency is elder according to Justice Oliphant? abuse. No one wants to spend I think Canucks ought to take their remaining years in that situthe musings of the former PM on ation. the ethically-challenged Senate To add insult to injury, the deciwith more than a grain of salt. (An sion has also been made to build Airbus-sized salt lick, perhaps?) this institution not only far from home, but far from services, in Drew Whittaker Whistle Bend. It is vitally imporMarsh Lake tant for seniors and elders to see their family and friends drop in, The plan to warehouse whether it be at lunch, school or our seniors is atrocious just after work for a few minutes. That isn’t possible at that location. The Grandparents’ Rights AssociaThey worry about being too tion of the Yukon has contact with far away from the hospital and many elders and seniors across ambulance, from shopping, recrethe Yukon in our work with them. ation, and the pleasures of being While we agree that it is expedient amongst people of all ages. These to plan well into the future with are increasingly necessary as we the increase in an aging populagrow older. tion, we are dismayed at the Yukon Even inmates of correctional government’s unilateral decision institutions are given more conto eventually build a huge 300-bed sideration for their emotional and

social supports when a choice is made to locate them. Members of GRAY have talked to seniors who have places at the college who report that they find it very difficult to have company even there, particularly in our long winter. The Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse must scrap this atrocious decision. They seem to be able to find downtown locations for government offices without a problem. Public servants’ convenience should not take precedence over our elders’ and seniors’ needs.

because of the great Canadian constitutional quagmire. Although it boggles the mind of those less familiar with the arcane procedures for changing the Canadian Constitution – who just ask “why can’t we get rid of it?” – the legal and political reality is that we’re probably stuck with this farce of an institution for the foreseeable future. Canada’s Constitution has been stuck in a rut for many years. The last substantial changes came into force more than 30 years ago. We are a country of 10 provinces, three territories, and hundreds of aboriginal groups; each with their own views, interests and ambitions. The 10 provinces which actually have a formal say in any changes to the Constitution vary widely in their vision for the future of the country. The failures of the Meech and Charlottetown accords in the 1980s and 1990s respectively – where Ottawa bent over backwards in an attempt to secure the approval of the provinces – have dampened our country’s appetite for constitutional reform. Even though both the government and the Official Opposition have expressed a willingness to do away with the Red Chamber, they would need the agreement of the provinces, and therein lies the problem. Even some relatively minor (albeit misguided)

Kyle Carruthers is a born-andraised Yukoner who lives and practises law in Whitehorse.

LETTERS Reconciliation means honouring Yukon’s final agreements Open letter to Premier Darrell Pasloski: I would like to take this opportunity to follow up with the comment I made to you on June 2 at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s release of its summary report on Indian Residential Schools. The occasion deeply moved me and I had a hard time not crying throughout the whole event. When Rod Snow, from the United Church, stood up at the end and said it was the whole community’s duty to use our talents and resources to reconcile with First Nations so that we can all move forward together in the spirit of fairness, transparency and social justice, I took this to heart. I have to admit that the Peel watershed was the first injustice that I felt needed to be addressed, and as soon as I saw you available, I approached you with my request. You respectfully listened as I asked for the first great step that your government could do as an act of reconciliation is to drop your government’s appeal of the Peel case. By dropping the appeal, your government has the opportunity to honour the treaties such as the Umbrella Final Agreement, save both the First

Nations and the Yukon people a lot of money, and show compassion, leadership and foresight. You said you would consider my comment. Later that day, I experienced a very uncomfortable challenge. My 18-year-old niece from Ontario is visiting with us right now, and she asked me to explain to her what had happened to these children as she had never heard of this before. It was gut wrenching, and as I saw the look of horror in her eyes, I felt the full force of the agony of truth and reconciliation. There is no going back. The Canadian government used the education system to try to destroy the First Nations and now the First Nations want to use the education system to build us all up, to create understanding, to learn how to live at peace with each other and learn to be responsible stewards of this earth. The education that needs to happen is going to need resources. It is time that our government stopped impoverishing First Nations with lawsuits. It is time that First Nations were treated as equal partners in developing our natural resources. It is time our modern treaties were given the respect they deserve. Sally Wright Kluane Lake

Senate offers no shortage of sleazery

Eleanor Millard Grandparents’ Rights Association of the Yukon Politics trumps morality once more I was so happy to read that MP Ryan Leef voted in favour of the motion to hold an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. I was so sad that, at the same time, he had to bash the NDP and claim the Conservative Party had taken positive action on the issue. I thought, at first, he was taking a moral stance. It turns out it was just a political one. Dianne Homan Whitehorse



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Whistle Bend lots up for grabs Myles Dolphin News Reporter


ifty more lots have been made available for prospective homeowners in the Whistle Bend subdivision. The Yukon government announced that a land lottery will be held for the lots, located in Phase 2, on June 23 at the Elijah Smith Building. The lots are mostly grouped near the intersection of Casca Boulevard and Keno Way. The first lottery is for 28

single-family homes, while the second is for 11 duplexes spread over 22 lots. Prices for the residential lots range from $115,000 to $131,000, while property sizes range from 533 to 676 square metres. Tenders will also be available for a commercial lot, located near the corner of Casca Boulevard and Whistle Bend Way, as well as six multi-family lots. The properties have been selling well so far, according

in the park, and had notified the RCMP and city about it. Nearby, vandals damaged a lock when they tried breakVandals ripped shingles from ing into a small trailer used by the roof of a heritage building Music Yukon for its Arts in the and tried breaking into a small Park event. trailer in LePage Park earlier During the summer the this week. group parks the trailer on Staff at Donnenworth House Wood Street, where it stores only noticed the damage when chairs and other items for the a shingle fell off the roof by music series. the front window, said Nancy Oakley said she’s calling on Oakley, executive director of the the community to act as “heritYukon Historical & Museums age keepers” to help keep an eye Association. on the buildings. The cost of the damage is (Myles Dolphin) still unknown, she said, but the house is due for a complete reFrancophone school shingling in the next few years. board’s executive “Looks like our planning timeline for that has been sped director departs up,” she said in an e-mail. “We’d like to thank Copper- The executive director of the belt Railway & Mining Museum francophone school board for lending us their maintenresigned on Tuesday. ance staff to tarp up the damIn a news release, the school aged area in the meantime.” board said Natascha Joncas, Oakley said staff recently no- who arrived in the Yukon in August 2014, had trouble adjustticed an “uptick” in vandalism

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to Colin McDowell, director of lands for the Yukon government. Seventy per cent of Phase 1 lots have been sold, while 50 per cent of Phase 2 has been sold, he said. “We try to have lotteries at this time of year so when somebody purchases a lot, they could at least get a foundation and start constructing that building season,” he said. “We’re also working with the city to keep inventory of a variety of available lots.”

As of last month, 80 lots had been sold in Phase 1: 61 residential, 16 duplex and three multi-family, according to Ron Billingham, a spokesperson for the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. He said he didn’t have any updated numbers on the number of lots sold in Phase 2 so far. The unusually high amount of sand blowing around the subdivision hasn’t affected sales, McDowell said. As development in the area

ing to life in the territory. “She wanted to move back East where she came from, to be closer to her family,” said Ludovic Gouaillier, spokesperson for the school board. “When we hired her, it was difficult decision for her to make, she had to leave her career, her family, she also brought part of her family here,” he said. Joncas wouldn’t comment on her departure. Marc Champagne, who has been teaching at the ÉmilieTremblay school for the past 16 years, will be the interim executive director starting July 10. Champagne taught in Ontario and Labrador before coming to the Yukon. He was the Emilie-Tremblay school director for two years. Originally from Bonnyville, Alberta, Champagne studied at the University of Ottawa and went on to pursue a master’s at Carleton University. (Pierre Chauvin)

project.” Teachers and territory Acting YTA president Carol ratify new three-year deal

proceeds, the neighbourhood will be landscaped and “that will happen less,” he added. In 2011, approximately 200,000 cubic metres of sand was moved around to raise lot levels so water would drain properly. Applications will not be accepted after June 19 at 4:30 p.m., according to the department’s website. Upon completion, Whistle Bend will house approximately 8,000 residents. Contact Myles Dolphin at

Sherlock said the teachers “felt The Yukon government and the the employer heard, identified with and was responsive to the Yukon Teachers’ Association concerns raised on behalf of have ratified a new collective Yukon educators.” agreement. The contract includes, The new deal, which lasts among other things, 15 weeks until June 2018, sees teachof parental leave for birth ers getting a five per cent pay mothers, a health and safety bump over the three years. allowance for employees on That works out to 1.5 per health and safety committees, cent in 2015, 1.5 per cent in 2016 and two per cent in 2017. increases in allowances for principals and vice principals The collective agreement and a respectful workplace procovers approximately 840 vision and training plan. teachers, education assistants, “It was great to see a strong remedial tutors and native language instructors across the working relationship between the Department of Education territory. A joint statement issued last and the Yukon Teachers’ Assoweek says the new deal includes ciation throughout the negotiations,” Minister of Education “several provisions to improve student behaviour and student Doug Graham said. “We look academic achievement through forward to continuing this positive relationship as it will the development of a positive, ultimately benefit students, safe and responsible school teachers and the community.” culture and an early intervention and literacy development (Ashley Joannou)




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End self-policing of expense accounts, explosive Senate audit urges vented, to say nothing of the audit’s $23.6-million price tag. “What struck me … was the depth to which a number of senaOTTAWA tors simply felt that they didn’t have amily funerals, fishing trips, to account for, or they didn’t have to hockey games and enough be transparent with, their spendcellphone roaming charges ing,” Ferguson said. to make a telecom CEO blush: Among the expenses flagged by Canada’s auditor general laid bare Ferguson: the Senate’s expense-account • Some senators routinely excesses Tuesday as he called for claimed the cost of meals, even at independent oversight to teach the events where meal options were upper chamber some respect for made available; others expensed the public purse. Michael Ferguson’s 116-page re- the cost of taking taxis for local trips port, released Tuesday, details a lita- easily covered on foot; • Retired Conservative senator ny of expense claims that suggest a Donald Oliver expensed a flight for number of senators were oblivious to the costs they were racking up, or what the auditors say was a fishing were otherwise cavalier in how they trip; • Former Speaker Noel Kinspent taxpayer dollars. sella claimed $5,663 to attend his The report outlines about brother-in-law’s funeral in northern $977,000 in questionable spendOntario. His rationale? He only ating – much of it on travel for which tended because he’s a senator. senators seemed to have little Nine files have been referred explanation. to the RCMP for possible criminal Five specific cases involved the question of primary and secondary investigation, including two sitting senators: Conservative Pierreresidences – the same issue that Hugues Boisvenu and Liberal Colin landed Mike Duffy, Mac Harb and Kenny, who now face a probe by Patrick Brazeau before the courts. In a blistering critique, Ferguson the Senate ethics officer. A further 17 senators will fight the findings of described a “strongly held belief” Ferguson’s report; depending on the among senators that they didn’t need to justify their spending. That result, they may be forced to repay thousands of dollars in dubious culture is what led to the current claims. problems – problems, he said, that In an echo of the scandal that better oversight could have preJordan Press

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Auditor General Michael Ferguson speaks at a news conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday to discuss the Report on Senators’ Expenses. landed Duffy in court, five senators – Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu, Sharon Carstairs, Rose-Marie Losier-Cool, Bill Rompkey, and Rod Zimmer – were flagged for claiming a housing allowance to which Ferguson concluded they were not entitled. All five have already been referred to the RCMP because more investigation is needed to determine if any laws had been broken, Ferguson said. Senate leaders, facing what they have called a watershed moment for the upper chamber, vowed Tuesday to take action, but equivocated when asked how long it would take to act on Ferguson’s recommenda-

tions. The Senate will look at all the recommendations, “and we are going to institute all of them step-bystep,” said Speaker Leo Housakos. “There needs to be change in the Senate; not just the rules and procedures, but also the culture,” added government Senate leader Claude Carignan. “We will take quick and decisive action on the auditor general’s recommendations … we accept that there is work still to be done.” Some senators charged taxpayers to fly their staff around the country when they should have paid their own way.

In one case, auditors wrote that retired senator Gerry St. Germain expensed flights for staff to attend events at the his B.C. home that included four partisan events. In another, retired senator Vivienne Poy claimed $597 for staff to travel to Toronto to attend the launch of a book she helped to edit. Senate administration rejected Poy’s own claims for the same trip. Ferguson found Liberal Sen. Nick Sibbeston’s cellphone was being used by someone else in a different location, while a staffer in the same office was using a work phone to send personal text messages. Combined cost to taxpayers: $1,534. The report also found some members ordering custom holiday greeting cards when cheaper options were available, costing an extra $30,000 over two years compared with the generic cards provided by the Senate. Senators should not be in charge of overseeing their own spending, Ferguson said. Otherwise, they’ll be seen as looking out for their own interests. The report recommends delegating spending oversight to an independent body. Ferguson is also calling on the Senate to let his office audit expenses on a regular basis to ensure they don’t snowball into problem cases, such as the Senate saw with Pamela Wallin, Brazeau, Harb and Duffy.

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Double standard: MPs spare themselves same spending scrutiny given senators former RCMP superintendent in charge of financial crime investiCanadian Press gations. “When you look at those cases OTTAWA (involving MPs) and actually s the very existence of the what happened, it’s breach of Senate is called into questrust,” Clement said in an intertion over less than $1 million in view. allegedly improper spending by “I would suggest that every 30 senators, more than double one of those could be supported that number of MPs have been under a criminal charge.” accused over the past five years of Since 2010, the board has demis-spending more than quamanded reimbursement from: druple that amount. • Liberal MP Judy Sgro, $60,000 Yet unlike the Senate, there in improperly claimed living have been no external audits, no expenses for renting an Ottawa suspensions, no referrals to the police, no criminal investigations, condo she had sold to her children. no charges laid, and no auditor • Liberal MP Wayne Easter, general poring over the minutiae $8,050 in living expenses claimed of how MPs spend taxpayers’ for a property he no longer dollars. owned. Transgressions by MPs have • Former Liberal MP John Canbeen handled solely by the nis, $106,842 for living expenses secretive, multi-party board of claimed for an apartment rented internal economy, which polices from his wife. House of Commons spending • 68 current and former NDP and typically demands only that MPs, $2.7 million for allegedly the improperly spent funds be improperly using their Commons reimbursed. budgets to pay the salaries of A double standard? No question, says Garry Clem- staffers in satellite party offices. • 23 NDP MPs, $1.17 million ent, a retired police chief and Joan Bryden




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MPs. “We wanted it settled the same. To me, I saw that, if they did it, well, why don’t we just ask for our money back? I don’t want to see people go to jail if they don’t have to,” Tkachuk said in an interview. He finds it frustrating that New Democrat MPs and some Conservatives are now using the expenses scandal in the Senate, which has gone well beyond anything the Commons has ever done to identify and punish transgressors, to fuel demands for abolition of the upper chamber. “The Senate is the whipping boy. At least they (MPs) can say, ‘Well, we go back to the people and if they think we did wrong, they can throw us out,’ while we’re appointed,” Tkachuk said. “But if we’re going to be a whipping boy … it should be comparative to what other institutions would have as, not necessarily punishment, but as criticism. I can find a million bucks mis-spent in the government probably every week and I think most people could.” Tkachuk refused to discuss the particulars of Ferguson’s conclusions about his own expenses, citing the confidentiality agreements all senators signed with the auditor general.

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of alleged mis-spending by MPs from a rival party. That’s because no party wants to set a precedent that could be used against its own MPs later, said Clement, adding there’s only one reason to reject opening their books for the auditor general: “You’ve got something to hide.” The damning findings of Ferguson’s comprehensive two-year audit of 117 current and former senators are set to be released Tuesday. Leaked details show he found nine senators’ expenses egregious enough to warrant referral to the RCMP and that 21 others claimed ineligible expenses he believes should be repaid. The dubious expenses total just under $1 million. That’s in addition to fraud and breach of trust charges already laid against senators Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau and former senator Mac Harb, and an ongoing RCMP investigation into Sen. Pamela Wallin’s expenses. Sen. David Tkachuk, one of the 21 flagged by Ferguson, was chair of the Senate’s internal economy committee when the expenses scandal broke almost three years ago. When the committee first began examining the expense claims of Duffy, Brazeau, Harb and Wallin, Tkachuk said he looked at how the Commons had dealt with the cases of errant

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Justice minister calls gun registry link to Edmonton police shooting ‘absurd’ for his remarks. “Speculation about gun registry this morning was premature,� Iveson wrote on OTTAWA Twitter. “Focus should remain he mayor of Edmonton is our condolences & safety of EPS reacting to the latest deadly members & public. Apologies.� police shooting by suggesting The Conservatives killed the loss of the federal long-gun the program to register nonregistry may be a factor restricted firearms in 2012 and a position that federal Justice subsequently say they destroyed Minister Peter MacKay calls all the records, except for those “ill-timed,� “unhelpful� and in Quebec, which remain under “absurd.� a legal challenge. Mayor Don Iveson told a The government is currently news conference Tuesday in pushing through Bill C-42, Edmonton that police always dubbed the Common Sense want to know whether firearms Firearms Act, which Public Safeare on hand when they answer ty Minister Steven Blaney calls a call. “the first substantive change to Const. Daniel Woodall, who the firearms regime since it was worked on the hate crimes unit, brought in 20 years ago.� was shot dead by a man wieldThe government says its ing a large-bore rifle Monday working with the firearms night after going to a home to community to strike a balance issue an arrest warrant. Sgt. between what Blaney calls Jason Harley was shot in the “streamlining� firearms paperlower back. work and ensuring public safety. Asked whether there is anyThe bill includes a mix of thing afoot to explain a recent measures, including relaxing spate of police interactions with rules on the transportation of armed assailants, Iveson waded guns and simplifying the licensin to explosive political territory. ing system by combining two “I do have a concern with types of firearms licences into gun violence and I will say that one, as well as new mandatory the loss of the gun registry may gun training for all licensee be related to this,� said the and a lifetime prohibition on mayor. firearms ownership by those His observation comes at a convicted of domestic assaults. sensitive time for the Harper Blaney appeared before a government, which is currently Senate committee Tuesday to rushing an overhaul of gun promote Bill C-42 and although licensing and transportation the Edmonton shooting was not rules into law before an exraised by senators, Blaney twice pected fall election. used unrelated questions to adThe justice minister, in Otdress the matter. tawa, strongly denounced what Blaney made note that the Supreme Court of Canada has he described as speculation by said firearms ownership is a Iveson. privilege, not a right, but the “The comments by the mayminister said he preferred to or, quite frankly, are unhelpful, think of it as “a responsibility.� inappropriate and ill-timed,� And he noted that he was MacKay said. “Making that declaration that somehow this might have been The Yukon home of prevented by gun registry data, frankly, I find absurd.� Iveson subsequently took to social media to offer an apology Bruce Cheadle Canadian Press



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G7 puts Canada on the spot, calls for low emissions in energy sector ada’s energy sector, Harper said: “Nobody’s going to start to shut down their industries or turn off SCHLOSS ELMAU, GERMANY the lights. We simply got to find a anada’s energy sector will have way to create lower-carbon emitting sources of energy.” to transform itself to lower Harper took part the G7 leaders’ greenhouse gas emissions in the shortened talks on climate change long term, Prime Minister Stephen as the summit entered its second Harper said this week. He was commenting at the end and final day. “All leaders understand that of the G7 leaders’ summit which to achieve these kinds of milecalled on its members to put their stones over the decades to come energy sectors on a low-carbon will require serious technological footing by 2050, a move with transformation,” Harper said. serious implications for Canada’s The Canadian Press has been greenhouse-gas-emitting oilsands. told by sources who saw the workGerman Chancellor Angela ing draft of the G7’s climate-change Merkel fell short of her goal of communique that Canada and pushing her fellow leaders to a broad, iron-clad commitment to a Japan worked behind the scenes to water down the statement. low-carbon economy by 2050. InMerkel placed the fight against stead, the G7 agreed to a full-blown climate change at the heart of her no-carbon economy, but not until sweeping agenda. 2100. She wanted the G7 summit to “We commit to doing our part give France momentum when it to achieve a low-carbon global economy in the long-term, includ- hosts the United Nations climate change conference this Deceming developing and deploying innovative technologies striving for ber, which aims to reach a breaka transformation of the energy sec- through agreement in the fight to tors by 2050 and invite all countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Merkel had been pushing the to join us in this endeavour,” the G7 to endorse a pledge to reach leaders said in their final commuzero carbon emissions, but Canada nique. and Japan were holdouts. “To this end we also commit to “Canada and Japan are the develop long-term, national lowmost concerned about this one,” carbon strategies.” Asked what this means for Can- said one source who was privy to Mike Blanchfield Canadian Press


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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during his closing news conference following the G7 Summit near Garmisch, Germany on Monday. discussions but would only speak on the condition of anonymity. “The two of those countries have been the most difficult on every issue on climate. They don’t want any types of targets in there, so I think they are trying to make it as vague as possible at this point.” Harper and Merkel spoke together on Sunday, but the prime minister’s office said they did not discuss climate change. “It’s shocking that Mr. Harper didn’t even bother to bring up climate change as an issue for discussion during his bilateral meeting with Chancellor Merkel,” said New

Democrat foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar. He said Harper is out of touch and sidelining Canada internationally. Liberal environment critic John McKay said the prime minister “has embarrassed Canada on the world stage.” “Other G7 countries have very clearly identified strong and immediate actions to tackle climate change,” McKay said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Mr. Harper is fixated on ensuring that he obstructs all progress nationally or internationally.”

Harper’s office said in a statement that today’s French-led climate talks focused on the “collective response to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the advancement of energy security in the face of escalating threats.” It said the G7 leaders chose to devote a portion of the climate session to a discussion of global security threats posed by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria and the ongoing fight against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Harper’s only bilateral meeting on Monday was with newly elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. A senior Canadian government official, speaking on the condition on anonymity, said Canada endorses a statement by the G7 that would support the December climate change talks in France. “We support agreement in Paris that includes all GHG emitting countries,” the official said, noting that in 2013 Canada’s emissions were 3.1 per cent below 2005 levels. While Canada’s emissions did drop below 2005 levels during the 2008-09 global recession, Environment Canada data shows they have been on a slow, steady increase for four years in a row up to 2013, the most recent year for which data is available. “We believe we have a fair and ambitious reduction target that is in line with other major industrialized economies. It reflects our national circumstance,” the Canadian official said. Other groups disagree. “It’s pretty clear that Canada and Japan are in a different place than the rest of the G7 on the issue of climate change,” said Jennifer Morgan, director of the global climate program at the Washington, D.C.-based World Resources Institute.

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In pursuit of the perfect picture of the Porcupine caribou herd

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The Porcupine caribou herd are a barren ground caribou (rangifer tarandus) with the longest land mammal migration in the world. “They’re chased by wolves and bears and cross these crazy rivers News Reporter in winter and it’s over mountains.” Natural hazards are not hotographers are known for the only danger looming for the going to extreme lengths to caribou, says Mather; there are get the shot. For Yukon photogalso human threats. “The calving rapher Peter Mather and Aussie grounds – it’s a sacred place for filmmaker Marty O’Brien, going the Gwitchin – it sits on top of a the extra mile is an understatebig pile of oil.” ment. One possible reason the story Mather, an internationally of this migration is less told is published photographer, has that it is exceedingly hard to get been pouring a considerable to. To access the remote region amount of time, money, and where the caribou would be, a effort into capturing stunning plane was chartered to carry the images of the Porcupine caribou duo and their gear from Old Crow herd in the Arctic circle, and to Margaret Lake, an uninhabhopes to eventually sell the story ited landing strip near the Firth to National Geographic. O’Brien, a filmmaker originally River. However, a minor technical from Melbourne, Australia, joined problem on the plane required the pilot to set down 100 km away the trek in hopes of producing a documentary on how far photog- from the target location. The only way to make up the ground was raphers will go in order to get a to ski the rest of the way. photo. “It was just absolutely brutal,” Having captured the herd says O’Brien. Each towing behind in snowless months, as well them in sleds close to 300 pounds as documenting the cultural significance of the caribou to the (140 kilograms) of gear, Mather and O’Brien skied their way Vuntut Gwitchin people, Mather slowly over the frozen land. “With wanted to photograph the epic winter journey. The herd – which that amount of weight it was just like hauling a snowplow,” says numbers 170,000 strong – miMather. grates every spring from inland “The 10 days we spent skiing, Yukon and Alaska to the shores of the most exciting part of our day the Beaufort Sea to calve. It’s a long and dangerous jour- was easily when we were done,” says Mather. “You’d get out of ney for the caribou, says Mather. Joel Krahn


your sleeping bag at 10 o’clock at night, you’d be out of your sleeping bag for 10 minutes, and we’d be like ‘Hey Marty! 12 hours we’ll be back in our sleeping bags!’ We were just so excited, because you’re just exhausted.” Base camp was finally set up on May 7 after coming across a picturesque valley. Then the waiting game began. Biologists had forecasted a late migration for this year, estimating the caribou to pass by between the 10th and 18th of May. With plenty of time on their hands and not a lot to fill it with, Mather and O’Brien began to develop cabin fever. In their collective 600 pounds of gear, only a single iPod would help them pass the time. The two would swap the device, listening to an audio book of Game of Thrones, rationing the two hours of battery they could get every day. “To listen to John Snow go beyond the wall, and feel very beyond the wall, that was really cool,” says O’Brien. When a BBC film crew in the region offered via satellite phone to drop off some supplies with their helicopter, Mather and O’Brien made the most of the offer. “I think he was meaning staple diet, good nutritious supplements to get us through the trip,” said O’Brien. “And we

ordered Pringles, Pop Tarts, whiskey – I think 16 chocolate bars.” After camping out for days on the desolate tundra, a little pickme-up was sorely needed. “It was kind of like Christmas come early,” said O’Brien. Conditions for a good photo were ripe when Mather and O’Brien arrived at their camp, but the caribou were not coming. “For this National Geographic story, just for them to buy it, I need a couple images that are just incredible images,” Mather says. “You need to have an image that is beautiful and tells a story.” A picture floating around in Mather’s head before setting out was a line of thousands of caribou in the snow, the herd stretching out to the horizon. However, as the days passed, the temperatures started to warm, causing the snow to disappear rapidly. “You could see the photo melting away in front of your eyes,” says Mather. By the time the caribou arrived, temperatures soared into the double digits, causing rivers to weave through the quickly melting snow. One particularly troublesome stream was between the base camp and the spot where Mather was photographing. “This creek was just our nemesis,” says Mather. “It ended

up killing two of my cameras.” With the caribou herd moving through the area over a number of days, Mather and O’Brien made the best of the situation, capturing what they could amidst difficult circumstances. The snow was almost gone, which meant the caribou were more scattered than Mather had anticipated. “They’re beautiful photos, but they’re not National Geographic photos,” says Mather. “A National Geographic photo is a beautiful photo that also tells an incredible story and makes people connect to the animal right away.” Mather has been working on capturing the story of the caribou for over two years already, and even with this setback he is excited to continue the project. It could still be a few years before the photos would be displayed on the pages of a magazine, he says. “I’ve been working on it for two and a half years, it’s going to be another three or four years. And even then it might not work.” Even with torturous conditions and a disappointing return on investment, Mather and O’Brien have already set their sights on next season. “It’s the biggest itch,” says Mather. “I’m dead set on going back.” Contact Joel Krahn at

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Clockwise from the top left: Mather and O’Brien towed hundreds of pounds of gear 100 kilometres to get to a suitable site to photograph; Mather brought a number of camera traps – cameras set to take photos when they see movement – to take up-close pictures of the caribou; Marty O’Brien tows a pulk full of gear across a river that cut off base camp from the photography site; The duo opted to sleep without tents, using just a sleeping bag and a Thermarest.



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University students to build greenhouse in Nunavut to produce cheaper food They pondered projects that included providing skills to Canadian Press inmates and producing baby TORONTO warmers for northern families. And then they came across group of university stufood scarcity in the North. dents will head to Nunavut Food is hard to come by in Nuthis summer to build a navut, especially produce, which greenhouse to produce cheaper food for one remote community. arrives via boat or plane. And it’s egregiously expensive. Starvation Ryerson University students is therefore a real threat in places Stefany Nieto and Ben Canning met two years ago and wanted to such as Repulse Bay, at the Arctic Circle in central Nunavut. tackle an issue affecting Canadi“That’s the reality they have ans. They are part of Enactus, an to face every day,� said Canning, international organization that 19. “And Canada is supposedly a connects students, professors developed country. The situation and business experts with the goal of using entrepreneurial ac- is just baffling.� So they decided to take action, tion to raise living standards. Liam Casey



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Ilya Zatolokin, Sonya Noronha, Stefany Nieto and Ben Canning are shown in a handout photo.



emulating similar programs in Alaska and Sweden. They have called their project “Growing North.� Last summer, the students flew to Repulse Bay – which will revert to its traditional Inuktitut name, Naujaat, on July 2 – to do further research. They said they spoke with 10 per cent of the population. The community loved their idea, and has since donated land for the greenhouse. Mayor Solomon Malliki is excited about the project. “This should help. The cost of food is a major problem,� he said, adding he spent $13 for four apples just last week. “It would be special if we could eat fresh strawberries and blueberries.� The students also asked residents what foods they’d like to grow.

The answers were typical: potatoes, onions, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes. But there were also requests for “crazy stuff like mangoes,� Canning said. “Obviously we can’t grow a mango tree on bedrock or in a greenhouse.� The plan, instead, is to focus on less exotic fruits, vegetables and herbs, which will be grown with hydroponic technology that uses nutrient-rich water rather than soil. With the community on board, the students then had to raise money. The business management students said they managed to raise more than $150,000 through donations from Ryerson, Brookfield Institute and several others, along with a few online funding campaigns. They are in the process of buying a greenhouse from Growing

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Spaces, which looks like an igloo made of plastic panels. Technically it’s called a geodesic dome, a modular sphere made with triangular polycarbonate panels. The Colorado-based Growing Spaces says their domes are perfect for harsh climates because they can withstand 200 km/h winds and 250 centimetres of snow. In early August, Nieto will head up to Nunavut for five weeks while Canning and three other students will join her two weeks later to build the greenhouse along with members of the community. The dome’s parts are scheduled to arrive by ship on Aug. 15. It will take about a week to put together, Nieto said. “The beauty is it’s like Ikea furniture and comes with instructions and parts that you put together,� said Nieto, 20. The greenhouse will become part of the curriculum of Tusarvik School, where students will work in it as part of a course, and the local Catholic priest will watch over the greenhouse year-round. The students have grand plans. If their calculations hold true, food will be 50 per cent cheaper. And they say the operation, which is a non-profit, will break even after the first year. If that’s the case, they said, they will look to build greenhouses in four nearby communities. “We essentially want to be the healthy McDonald’s of the north,� Canning said. “We want to have a greenhouse in every single community in Nunavut to reduce the cost of food. If we can’t reduce the cost of logistical and transport costs, then let’s go ahead and do it locally.�

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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT Historic lodge gets new owners, new life Jacqueline Ronson News Reporter


piece of Yukon history has been reborn, thanks to Sandy and Frank Ruether.

That was a big part of why the couple bought the Johnson’s Crossing Lodge, said Sandy. They re-opened the highway stop last spring. “It was closed for a couple years, and it was sort of sad,” said Sandy. “Highway lodges are kind of passe. Just drive up and down the highway and they’re all closed, right? We wanted to kind of bring back that nostalgia.” The Ruethers were previously based in Faro, and Frank was a truck driver. “Faro’s pretty quiet. We kind of wanted to get a little closer to Whitehorse, and I wanted to get off the highway,” he said. Sandy used to run a restaurant stop between Whitehorse and Dawson, so she knew they could get the lodge back in business. It’s familiar territory for Frank, too. “I’ve been around highway lodges and up and down the highway most of my working life, so there’s no real surprises,” he said. Robert Porsild built the lodge in the 1940s and raised his family there. His daughter Ellen Davignon took over the property and later wrote about her experiences growing up on the highway in her book, The Cinnamon Mine. The lodge stayed in the family until the 1990s, and Davignon, now 77, still visits. “I just love Ellen,” said Sandy. “Ellen is one of my favourite, favourite people. She’s a beautiful woman. She worked damn hard in her day. I think it’s amazing that since 1992 or whenever they left, her legacy is still here is a lot of ways.” The Cinnamon Mine is a big seller at the lodge’s gift shop, said Sandy. Running the shop is one of Sandy’s favourite parts of the business, because it gives her a chance to promote local artists and authors, she said. “I am very proud to be from the Yukon and I think it’s a really

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The eclectic gift shop at Johnson’s Crossing Lodge features many made-in-Yukon wares.

nice way to display what we have to offer here, by having locally made products, whether it’s slippers or candles or earrings.” The first summer season after the re-opening went really well, said Sandy. What they had planned as a small restaurant turned into a full-service RV park and motel. “We really had no idea that it would be as busy as it was, because it had been closed for a couple of years. “We initially came here just hoping to sell a little bit of soup and sandwiches, type of thing. We had no idea that people would come in here even if it wasn’t open.” Lots of tourists have been coming up every summer for 30 years, she said, and they have stories about the lodge in the old days. Some of the old pictures are framed on the walls.

A lot end up staying longer than expected, said Sandy. “We have people that stay two days at the RV park, because it’s all treed and it’s really relaxing. We have laundry, we have showers, you can walk down to the river and go fishing.” Yukoners like to come and visit the old lodge, too. “Many people in the Yukon grew up with Johnson’s Crossing,” said Sandy. “It’s close enough from Whitehorse that you can go for a day drive – people in the Yukon love doing that.” They’re really aiming to offer something for everyone, said Sandy. “I’m trying to have a really good selection of quality food, quality gifts, quality nostalgia and classiness.” Contact Jacqueline Ronson at

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Sandy and Frank Ruether reopened the Johnson’s Crossing Lodge last spring.


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Hellboy: Bizarre Alberta dinosaur ďŹ nd suggests horns for display, not defence Digging out the 68-millionyear-old fossil took years. “It was a hellish quarry to work in,â€? Brown laughs. hey called it Hellboy, But it was worth it. Not only and not just for the two is Hellboy – or Regaliceratops horns sticking out over peterhewsi, to be formal – a its eyes. completely new species. It is The skull from the new spectacular. Part of a family species of dinosaur did have that includes the iconic Tricercranial similarities to the atops, Hellboy has the longest famous comic book and movie nose horn of any of those character. But it was where it three-horned monsters – up to was found that really earned it 28 centimetres long. the nickname. And while Brown calls the “The Hellboy nickname is horns over Hellboy’s eyes because of all the problems “almost comically short,â€? the with the excavation,â€? said dinosaur did sport a massive, Caleb Brown of the Royal bony shield protecting its neck Tyrrell Museum of Paleonand shoulders. That shield tology, whose paper on the featured a row of large, trinew dinosaur and its bizarre angular bony plates along its armour-plating was published edge, giving it the appearance Thursday. of a crown. The 1.6-metre skull was “This is a pretty bizarrefound only about a metre looking one.â€? above the water along southIt’s one more variation in ern Alberta’s Oldman River, a family of dinosaurs that a waterline that fluctuates sports a panoply of variawidely over the seasons. It tion in horns and shields, or was on a steep cliff, prone to frills. The number of known dangerous rockfalls. horned-dinosaur species has The rock that housed the tripled over the last 15 years dinosaur was very hard. To top or so, and that variety is what it off, that section of the river finally gave scientists a clue as is crucial habitat for Alberta’s to their purpose. provincial fish, the bull trout. “When the first horned No sediment or debris was al- dinosaurs were found – this was Triceratops – we thought lowed to fall in the water. Bob Weber

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An artistic life reconstruction of the new horned dinosaur Regaliceratops peterhewsi in the palaeoenvironment of the Late Cretaceous of Alberta, Canada is shown in a handout photo. these were probably used for defence,� Brown said. “You have these iconic images of Triceratops doing battle with Tyrannosaurus rex. “(But) the more horned dinosaurs that we find, the

less the explanation of defence makes sense. There are a number of species where their horns would be pretty much useless in defence. “What we’re thinking now is that these were used for

display. These were to impress members of the same or opposite sex and communicate with other species. That plate at the back of his skull is pretty much a billboard advertising for that individual.� Brown says Hellboy also shows how evolution can sometimes come up with similar answers to similar situations. Horned dinosaurs come in two families: chasmosaurs and centrosaurs. Chasmosaurs, such as Triceratops, had small nose horns, big eye horns and scallops frills. Centrosaurs, which became extinct shortly before Hellboy appeared on the scene, had big nose horns and small eye horns. Although Hellboy was a chasmosaur, he looked like a centrosaur. Brown said that’s an example of how one species can move into an empty niche, sometimes by adopting some of the features of the previous tenant. And Brown is convinced that there are more like Hellboy out there. “If there’s this thing out there, there must be other things that are related to this thing as well. We still have a lot to learn.�

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Yukon Air Service began its long and colourful ďŹ&#x201A;ying career at a time when road access was scarce in the territory. It concentrated on ďŹ&#x201A;ying surveyors, trappers, miners, outďŹ tters, and tourists to their destinations, and it ensured their supplies of freight, fuel, and groceries were on hand. Exploration camps were set up. BC Yukon ďŹ&#x201A;ew in crews and drills and made fuel hauls to places like Howardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pass (now Selwyn), Cantung, Hayhook Lake, Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Grady Lake, Clearwater Lake, and Sundog Lake, to name a few. At the height of the mining boom 1972 - 1983, BC Yukon boasted a ďŹ&#x201A;eet of 9 airplanes that included Scouts, Cessna 185, Cessna 206, Beaver, Turbo Beaver, Otters, Twin Otter, Islander, and a Bell 47 helicopter. It was a busy time for airplanes. The ďŹ&#x201A;ying went on pretty well all year with trappers in winter and fuel hauls with mountains of 45 gallon drums ďŹ lled with diesel, gas, avgas, and helicopter fuel for exploration or mining camps in spring and summer. Many of the pilots logged 200 or more miles one way. Tourists with canoes were ďŹ&#x201A;own into the Nahanni to Moose Ponds, Rabbit Kettle Lake, and Virginia Falls, while some hikers requested the Circ of the Unclimbables, Mt. Sir James McBane.

In the early 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, BC Yukon opened a sub-base in Dease Lake, B.C. in response to high demand from mining camps at Boulder, Kutcho, Rainbow Lakes, and Bluesheep Lake among others. Then, mining in the Yukon slowed down, but in B.C. there was still work to keep BC Yukon busy. In summer, there were ďŹ re patrols for forestry and hauling crews to ďŹ ght ďŹ res. When Muddy Lake Mine started up, BC Yukon ďŹ&#x201A;ew in the fuel hauls. In addition, there were outďŹ tters with camps, crews, and their clients to be ďŹ&#x201A;own, and there were B.C. resident hunters with their gear. Groceries, fuel, and parts for mining equipment were ďŹ&#x201A;own in. There were jade hauls from Wolverine strip and Kutcho Creek strip. Now, most of this ďŹ&#x201A;ying has been taken over by oďŹ&#x20AC;-road equipment called deltas, but even so there are some crew and grocery ďŹ&#x201A;ights to the camps. BC Yukon Air Service Ltd. still ďŹ&#x201A;ies out of Dease Lake, B. C. The Company was recently purchased by Bill and Devlin (a granddaughter of George Dalziel) Oestreich. They are the sixth owners and it is ďŹ tting that this great Company has returned home to the family that established it so long ago.

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BĂŠnĂŠvoles recherchĂŠs Les EssentiElles sont Ă la recherche de bĂŠnĂŠvoles pour leur campagne de consentement et de prĂŠvention des agressions sexualisĂŠes qui se tiendra dans diffĂŠrents festivals et ĂŠvĂŠnements sportifs cet ĂŠtĂŠ. Joins-toi Ă  lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŠquipe et reçois un laissez-passer ou une compensation monĂŠtaire en ĂŠchange de ton engagement. Les bĂŠnĂŠvoles doivent participer Ă  une formation obligatoire de deux heures et ĂŞtre âgĂŠs dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;au moins 19 ans. Date limite pour soumettre une candidature : 13 juin. 867-668-2636, poste 840 |

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Get manager off his speakerphone by claiming bad connection attention” – you are most likely right. But alas, Miss Manners does not recommend ordering your manager to pay attention.

by Judith Martin


MANNERS DEAR MISS MANNERS: There is a business manager at work who always answers and keeps his phone in speaker mode. He does not do that to his boss – just everyone else. I feel it is rude to keep the phone in speaker mode when you are in a one-on-one conversation. When I ask him to pick up, he refuses. I may start off a call in speaker mode just to get through the button pushing, but when a person picks up, I always pick up the handset. What do you think? GENTLE READER: If you object to the sound quality when the speaker mode is used, Miss Manners suggests you apologize and explain that you cannot understand what is being said. If you object to being overheard by people in the next cubicle, explain that what you have to say is sensitive. If you feel that someone on a speakerphone is apt to be “multitasking” – a modern word coined to replace the phrase “not paying

DEAR MISS MANNERS: I am a 62-year-old woman, and I often drop by a neighborhood restaurant for lunch. I was sitting in a booth reading and waiting for my meal when I felt a sharp jab in the middle of my back. A man in his 60s or 70s, sitting with two women behind me, had punched me by leaning over the top of the booth. I was shocked and surprised to say the least. I decided to move to the other seat at my table. This is obviously what he hoped for when he hit me, because he put one arm over the booth and dangled it down on my previous seat. The punch was not serious, but it was certainly felt by me. What should I do if this ever happens again? GENTLE READER: Scream. Had this been some sort of accident, and your assailant run over to apologize, you could then have explained that you screamed because you were startled. If it was done with the bizarre intention of making you move, you could have left him to explain to onlookers why he would hit another diner. DEAR MISS MANNERS: What

is the best way to discuss bad table manners with subordinates? Our work entails many meetings with clients, and I have observed and heard slurping, smacking of lips and shoveling in food like they are starving – plus talking with their mouths full. It is extremely embarrassing and offensive. GENTLE READER: It is rude to correct another’s manners. However, as there is no way to change your subordinates’ behavior without correcting their manners, what you are looking for is someone else to blame. Miss Manners recommends the absent client. Most employees are smart enough to accept the face-saving device that manners, like dress, must be “professional,” and not take it as an outrageous restriction of their freedom to be offensive and badly groomed. (Please send your questions to Miss Manners at her website,; to her email, dearmissmanners@; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.)


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SPORTS AND RECREATION Gran Fondo ends with grand finish Tom Patrick News Reporter


he 173-kilometre Southern Lakes Yukon Gran Fondo came down to the final 100 metres on Saturday just outside of Carcross. Solo men riders Preston Blackie, Joel Macht and David Gonda crested the final hill and gave it all they had in a sprint to the finish. All three finished within half a second of each other with Blackie taking the win, a bike length ahead of Macht. “I’m pretty surprised I won, to be honest,” said Blackie, 36, a first-time entrant to the race. “Both these guys (Macht and Gonda) are super fit, super strong. My strength is sprinting, so I was relatively confident I could out-sprint both of them if it came down to it, but I knew it had to come down to it. “On the last hill it took everything I had to make sure they didn’t get away.” Blackie claimed the event’s Golden Helmet Award with a time of 4:59:36, five minutes from the solo men’s record set by Whitehorse’s Stephen Ball in 2012. Macht posted a 4:59:37 and Gonda, who won the solo division in 2013, a 4:59:38. “It was nice to be there at the end with these guys,” said Macht. “It’s tough to sprint into a headwind because as soon as you come out from behind someone, it hits you in the face. If you go five seconds too soon, you peter out. You have to time it exactly right and I didn’t time it exactly right.” The Southern Lakes Yukon Gran Fondo, formerly known as the Southern Lakes Bike Loppet, had some big changes introduced for its eighth year. Obviously, one of them is the name. Gran Fondo is a term to describe long-distance road races usually between 120 and 200 kilometres. Icycle Sport’s Jonah Clark recommended renaming it a Gran Fondo since cyclists don’t necessarily know what is a loppet, a term associated with cross-country skiing. Loosely translated from Italian, Gran Fondo can mean everything from “great distance” to “great endurance.” Both translations describe Saturday’s race. Riders faced some dreadful headwinds on a couple legs of the five-stage loop that went from Carcross to Mount Lorne to Golden Horn to Marsh Lake to Tagish and back to Carcross. Five of the race’s 24 solo riders scratched during the race, including two of the four solo women. “It was honestly pretty brutal out there, so I can understand if someone got frustrated and said, ‘No, I’m not going to be pushed backwards while I’m going down a hill,’” said Trena Irving. “That’s

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Preston Blackie sprints to the finish just ahead of Joel Macht, centre, and David Gonda during the Southern Lakes Yukon Gran Fondo on Saturday just outside of Carcross. Blackie took first for solo men.

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Shea Hoffman cycles on the fifth and final leg from Tagish to Carcross. what it was like.” Irving claimed first in the solo women’s division with a time of 7:32:26. Marg Wallace rode to second at 8:19:39. “I wanted to (quit) at several points, but I made myself go on,” said Irving, who won the division in 2010. “I’ve done the solo several times, but this was the hardest I’ve done it – just a brutal headwind.”

The other big change was the date. In the past the race was held at the end of July, well after the Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay that often marks the point at which Yukoners trade their road bikes for mountain bikes. Now the race is situated to be a warm-up event for the 240-kilometre Kluane Chilkat from Haines Junction to Haines,

Alaska. Blackie, Macht and Gonda are all planning to race the Kluane Chilkat solo. “I said to my wife before I left the house, whoever wins this will be a marked man in the Hainesto-Haines, not expecting it would be me,” said Blackie. The two big changes to the race, in which the start/finish rotates among the five communi-

ties each year, seem to have done the trick. After a record low of about 50 participants last year, Saturday’s edition had a record high with 61 teams and a total of 128 riders registered. “It was a very big turnout. It was awesome,” said race organizer Simi Morrison. “It was like three times as many teams as last year. “Last year we had our record low and then we said, we have to make some changes to make it more popular, easier to attend.” Despite taking a spill early in the race, Bill Waugh notched a first place finish with daughter Grace Sheardown in the duo mixed category, coming in at 5:43:22. Rob McConnell and Dan Reimer crossed the finish line at 5:05:56 to win the duo men’s division. Carolyn Coombs and Jenn Roberts were tops in duo women at 6:39:28. Lee Hawkings, Logan Potter and Kyle Power teamed up to log a time of 5:21:51 and a win in the 3-5 person men’s team division. Michael Abbott, Nansen Murray and Kendra Murray finished in 5:44:55 to win the 3-5 person mixed team event. See full results at Contact Tom Patrick at

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Yukoners edge Alaskans at table tennis challenge

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Greg Murdoch of Whitehorse stretches for a shot.

Results 1st Nick Carriere (Whitehorse) 2nd Myrna Bruns (Whitehorse) 3rd Kevin Murphy (Whitehorse) 3rd Terry Slocum (Fairbanks)

2nd Terry Slocum/Diann Darnall (Fairbanks) 3rd Ryan Bachli/Myrna Bruns (Whitehorse) 3rd Jamo Parrish/Rick Robertson (Fairbanks)

Novice singles

Novice team

1st Arcel Siosan (Whitehorse) 2nd Sam Crocker (Dawson) 3rd Eric Partyka (Fairbanks) 3rd Nathan Baring (Fairbanks)

1st Eric Partyka/Nathan Baring (Fairbanks) 2nd Ethan Gaw/Sam Crocker (Dawson) 3rd Ashley Harris/Grace-Anne Janssen (Whitehorse) 3rd Aporn Stein/Carol Johnson (Fairbanks)

Open singles

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Whitehorse’s Grace-Anne Janssen slices a backhand during play at the Yukon-Alaska Challenge at Whitehorse Elementary School on Saturday. Yukon players captured nine of 16 podium podium spots. Tom Patrick News Reporter


laskans sent their largest table tennis team yet to Whitehorse for the eighth annual Yukon-Alaska Challenge over the weekend. They should have sent a few more. Yukon players took the majority of podium finishes at the event held Friday and Saturday at Whitehorse Elementary School, winning nine of 16. They also beat out their American neighbours in three of four finals. Yukon was represented by 13 Whitehorse players and two from Dawson. A total of 13 Alaskans – 11 from Fairbanks and two from Anchorage – made the trip for the event which rotates between Whitehorse, Anchorage and Fairbanks each year and was last held in the Yukon capital in 2012. “I think they had six players one year and three another year,” said

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organizer Kevin Murphy. “Thirteen this year is phenomenal. “We moved it from May to June at their request. Their kids are out of school right now. So it just made it easier for them to bring their youngsters over to compete.” The Yukon-Alaska Challenge is a handicap tournament in which higher ranked players begin sets with negative points (like at minus-12, for instance) and lower ranked players begin as usual at zero. Following the tournament, Whitehorse’s Myrna Bruns was given the Jerry Smith Spirit of the Game award presented by Fairbanks Table Tennis Club to the person voted to have best demonstrated sportsmanship and love of the game. Jerry Smith was a

member of the Fairbanks club who passed away shortly after the 2009 Yukon-Alaska Challenge. “Myrna just really enjoys the game, she plays it at work and has people involved in it at work, she has gone to other Alaska-Yukon Challenges,” said Murphy. “She just enjoys playing and is a great person to be around, and that’s the kind of person they are looking to honour.” Bruns, the 2014 Yukon women’s single champ, placed second in the open team event with threetime Yukon men’s singles champ Ryan Bachli. The next Yukon-Alaska Challenge will take place next year in Anchorage. Contact Tom Patrick at


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Record number swim, bike, run at kids’ triathlon


lue T-shirts were everywhere. On the front were the words, “Kids Tri 4 Fun.” Judging by the ear-to-ear smiles, they tried and succeeded. Participants beamed with pride as they reached the finish line at the Whitehorse Kids Triathlon, hosted by the city of Whitehorse on Sunday at the Canada Games Centre and the Whitehorse Cross-Country Ski Club. “It went really well, really smooth, we didn’t have any incidents that I know of,” said Sasha Sywulsky, an organizer with the city. “No injuries, no kids wiped out. I think we had to put one chain on a bike that fell off – that was the only thing that came up on the trail.” The third annual, noncompetitive event saw a record turnout, with 144 registered triathletes between the ages of 5-14. That’s up from about 100 two years ago and 125 last year. Just under 60 volunteers helped put on the event. “We wouldn’t be able to do it without the support of the community, the volunteer support,” said Sywulsky. (Tom Patrick)

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Clockwise from the top: Marcus Herron swims his laps during the Whitehorse Kids’ Triathlon at the Canada Games Centre on Sunday; Laneah Colwell exits the tunnel before starting the running portion; Shai Wykes comes up for air after starting her swim; Thierry St. Laurent (120) darts towards the finish line.

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Whitehorse martial artist earns sixth-degree black belt in Japan Tom Patrick News Reporter


hitehorse’s Rob Ingram recently set foot in the Iwashimizu Hachimangu shrine atop Mount Otokoyama in Kyoto, Japan. He was not there as a tourist or a worshipper. Ingram was there to put his skills to the test, and he passed. Ingram earned his sixth degree, or rokudan, in the Japanese martial art of iaido, the art of mastering the Japanese sword, the katana. “It was all pretty amazing, actually,” said Ingram. “In our iaido organization, when you’re going for sixth degree or above, you have to take your ranking in Japan … So everyone, from all over the world, was coming to do their testing at the same time.” The atmosphere was thick with Japanese culture. Not only was Ingram testing at an ancient shrine founded in 859, he was there during Golden Week, a celebration with six public holidays beginning with the Emperor’s Birthday on April 29 and ending with Children’s Day on May 5. “There are martial arts events all over the place, all over the city,” said Ingram. “Every day people wear traditional outfits at that time of year in particular.” Ingram, too, wore traditional garb, as required for the test. He created a clan emblem featuring fireweed, the floral emblem of Yukon, to wear during the testing, which was attended by a member of the royal family. “This will surprise a lot of people: we have to do a written exam,” said Ingram. Following the written segment, Ingram was judged on three “kata” or standard forms consistent with all styles iaido. He then performed three from his specific style of iaido, Muso

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Local karate instructor Rob Ingram recently traveled to Kyoto, Japan where he earned his sixth degree black belt in iaido, the art of drawing and cutting with the katana sword. Jikiden Eishen Ryu Iaido. The next day Ingram made Golden Week a little more golden for himself. He out-performed 16 other rokudan hopefuls, from around the world, to

win gold in a competition. “I was having a good day and it was even a full moon. I don’t normally do very well when there’s a full moon, but everything went smoothly. I didn’t

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even get very nervous,” said Ingram. It wasn’t until after the competition Ingram learned his testing the previous day was successful. As winner of the competition, he was required to perform a demonstration and give a speech at a banquet, which he did with some help of a translator. Believe it or not, his sixth degree in iaido isn’t Ingram’s first belt of that grade. He also has a sixth degree black belt in Shotokan karate and a third degree in kobudo, another weaponsbased martial art. Ingram teaches all three disciplines at his Whitehorse karate club Kita Kaze, which means North Wind. It has been in operation for over 20 years and currently has 25 students with seven instructors. Ingram, 62, has been studying karate for over 40 years. He took it up while studying at the University of Toronto. The Winnipeg native, who moved to Whitehorse in 1979, began studying iaido 15 years ago. “Karate, by definition, is ‘empty hand’ – that’s what it means in Japanese,” said Ingram. “(But) karate has its roots in weaponry. And almost all the Japanese martial arts have their basis in sword. This is why I started weaponry and sword – that’s the root of the martial arts I’ve been studying… “It really helps round out your karate because a lot of the forms of defence are based on defence of a weapon, the bo (staff ) in particular. So if you understand how the weapon works, you understand your karate much better.” Contact Tom Patrick at


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Without warranty


Show one’s disapproval




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Most balanced


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101 “Almost there, and E Pluribus Unum will be ___!”


111 Remedy for a 59-Down


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Ink containers for squids


Public venues


All alternative


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“Bye for now”


Aoki of the World Golf Hall of Fame




Supermarket chain



Smother, as sound



Rice dish cooked in broth




Sleeveless undergarment, for short



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Carried out, biblically


Top-three finishes and total earnings, in horse racing

They tend to brood


Tara’s owner


Patriot Day’s mo.


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Ones having a rough spell?


How the careful think


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Mop & ____


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“Annabel Lee” poet


Takes too much, briefly


Seine tributary


Sgts. and cpls.


Cracker Jack prizes that

Feedbag grain Verb with “vous”


Hobbes’s favorite food in “Calvin and Hobbes”


Evidence of one’s upbringing


Calculator that doesn’t shut

Breakfast Muffins Made-to-Order Sandwiches Soups Pastries Fresh Fruit Espresso, Specialty Coffees, Chai & Hot Chocolate too!























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Bad “Wheel of Fortune” buy for SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

Anatomical mass


Key presenters

Bagel shop amt.


Syrian ruling family

C.I.O. partner


Apothecary items

Thick-walled pot


Bit of dental repair

1971 top 20 hit with no English lyrics



102 Life lines?


De ____ (actual)


Intel mission


VW forerunners?

103 At hand

Eldest of the Three Musketeers



105 Some old PCs


He died at Xanadu


Bonheur who painted “The Horse Fair”


Record number?

106 Mattel subsidiary that got its start in model trains


N.F.L. coach Carroll


Arab city whose name is an anagram of ARABS

108 Creepy look


109 Old Fords


Mrs., in Madrid

Ollie’s partner on old children’s TV


Race segment


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Skater Babilonia


Foxtrot preceder


Comics “Oh no!”

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Have a bug, maybe

One in the pipeline?

Words after “tough row”






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Gilpin of “Frasier”

Sound you can’t make in your sleep

Essential amino acid





Deseret, today









N.Z. neighbor












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Child’s medicine dose, often: Abbr.


119 Part of GPS: Abbr.


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112 Moon of Uranus


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“And they’re off! Ace Detective has the ___!”





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Curriculum component

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3-BDRM 1.5-BATH, Riverdale, parking space included, roommates permitted, oil heat, $1,650/mon + utils. 807-285-4908 3-BDRM SUITE, Crestview, fenced yard, all inclusive heat, electric, TV, Internet, private laundry, dishwasher, avail immed, pets ok, lease required, $1,700/mon. 336-0306

FURNISHED BEDROOM in new home, Ingram, responsible tenant, $700/mon all inclusive. 334-3186 SHOP/OFFICE/STUDIO Multi-Use Building with space available to rent Very Competitive rates Various sizes, short & long term Washroom on site Friendly environment Phone 667-6805

1-BDRM LUXURY suite, 1,200 sq ft, wheelchair accessible, fantastic view, N/S, N/P, refs reqĘźd, $1,500/mon, heat incl. 667-6579

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SHARE HOUSE in Porter Creek, why settle for dingy basement room or noisy apartment, N/S, everything incl, $750/mon. Info, tollfree 1-855-628-7138x99

HOUSE, PORTER Creek, beautiful, fully furnished with bedding, reasonable rates, N/S, N/P, responsible tenants, available July, preferred 2 yrd, serious inquiries only.

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LOG CABIN 22x12 with sleeping loft, 30 min west of Whitehorse, power, propane stove, wood heat, outhouse, separat heated shower shed, very private setting on large property, $600/mon. 668-5511 FURNISHED ROOM, Marsh Lake, quiet/scenic waterfront, hiking trails, watersport equipment, animals welcome, short or long term, N/S, $450/mon. 660-4321

2-BDRM APT, downtown, view, avail June 15, new carpets/flooring, 5 appliances, N/P, N/S, no parties, clean, quiet, responsible tenants, $1,200/mon + utils. 333-3339 2-BDRM MOBILE home, Lobird, available July 1st, clean, bright, N/S, N/P, dd & refs reqĘźd, $1,100/mon + utils. 332-8116 2-BDRM DUPLEX, Hillcrest, new renos, clean & bright, safe, quiet neighbourhood, wood/oil heat, N/S, N/P, $1,200/mon + utils. 668-5298

2-ROOM BACHELOR suite, Granger, large yard, private ent, storage room, laundry, parking, Internet, HDTV, N/S, avail immed, $800/mon + utils. 322-0181

3-BDRM DUPLEX, Takhini North, lg bsmt, quiet, double drive, single car garage, W/D, N/S, avail July 1, $1,450/mon + utils, first/last month's rent, oil deposit $400, refs req'd. 633-4580

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1-BDRM LEGAL suite, Arkell, sep ent, avail July 1, bright, fenced backyard, shared laundry with upstairs tenant, close to school, grocery, $1,200/mon incl all utils, elec & heat. 334-4653 3-BDRM TRAILER, Lobird, avail July 1, N/S, N/P, dd & refs reqĘźd, $1,200/mon + utils. 334-7872 3-BDRM HOUSE, Riverdale, double garage, parking for RV, avail immed, N/S, N/P, dd, 1st month rent & refs reqĘźd, $1,750/mon including heat, hydro & utils. 667-2204 4-BDRM 1-BATH house, Hot Springs Rd, deck on 3 sides, oil, wood & elec heat, garden, wood shed, good water, TV, phone, school bus stop, $1,400/mon + elec. 668-2842 4-BDRM 3.5 bath house, November to March, 30 mins from downtown, $2,500/mon incl heat, power, Internet & Shaw. Fax info 668-6897

2-BDRM CABIN, Tagish, Sidney Str, Lot 12, blue siding, electric ready to hook up, gd location, 5 minutes to bridge for fishing, serious inquiries only. Delphine 780-926-1966 2-BDRM TRAILER, new appliances. 332-1514 for info 3-BDRM 1.5 bath townhouse, Riverdale, 2 storey, recent updates, finished basement, oak, cork, lino, carpet, walk to 5 schools, groceries, restaurant, gym, easy to rent, $279,500. 668-6147 3-BDRM 2-BATH duplex, Eldorado Dr, Whistlebend, garage, front/back decks, infloor heating in kitchen & bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, 6 appliances, eco-friendly washer/dryer, $379,500. 333-0806

MATURE HOUSE sitter available whenever required, good with pets, good with plants, very clean, many references available. Lee @ 393-2200

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URGENTLY REQUIRED, 2 or 3-bdrm home, max of $1,400/mon, received notice to vacate due to demolition of current residence. Call Andre or Rollande @ 633-6379 or 456-7122


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COUNTRY CABIN, c/w greenhouse, shed, outhouse, electric stove & fridge, internet/phone capability, avail June 15 or July 1, refs reqĘźd. 668-1045

1-BDRM BASEMENT suite, 25 mins north of downtown, bright, N/S, no dogs, responsible tenants, all utilities incl except phone, private ent, shared laundry, available June 20, $780/mon. Isabelle @ 667-7324

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3-BDRM HOUSE, new, N/P, no parties, no yard maintenance, avail June 1, $2,000/mon + elec. 335-5352

3-BDRM CONDO, downtown, new, fully furnished, N/P, N/S, avail July 1, $1,800/mon + utils. 334-8873

ROOM FOR rent, N/S, N/P, avail immed, $750/mon all incl. 393-2275

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CONDO STUDIO in Nanaimo, B.C. Quality construction+materials, partially furnished w/kitchen appliances Well organized 300 sqft space in quiet residential neighbourhood. Low condo fees+utilities. $82,000. 867-660-4516. CO-OP LAND share of 16 acres in Wheaton Valley, includes sauna share, cabin, solar power, organic garden, greenhouse, outdoor kitchen, large storage shed. Contact: 3-BDRM MOBILE home, Mary Lake, lots of updates, newer kitchen, bathrooms & septic, 15 mins from town. 336-4920 for more info 2004 MOBILE home, newer, 16' extra Wide w/3 bdrm, 2 bath, nice & well maintained, insulated crawlspace, renovated decks, shed, lots of parking, titled land, $274,900. 334-7262 4-BDRM 2-BATH split level house for sale by owner, Riverdale, separate entrance to basement, plenty of potential. 333-0825 3-BDRM 2-BATH house, 49 Redwood St, Porter Creek, downstairs suite, large treed lot, 2 driveways, near bus stop & schools, sale by owner. 633-6553 WILLOW ACRES, Haines Junction, 4.94 acre view lot, includes small cabin w/wood stove & propane lights, no power or water, shed & power pole. $105,000. 335-7343

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FOOD WAGON, exc cond, ready to go, triple sinks, propane grill, deep fryer, wired for electricity. 668-1045

XL RED & black print dress, never worn, with tags, paid $130, asking $45 obo. 668-5185

HOME SAUNA for individual use, fiberglass body, steam electric powered heat, like new. 668-1045

SLUICE BOX, used one summer, 2 10Ęź foot runs that bolt together, 2' wide w/12" sides c/w 20' 1 1/2" riffles, expanded metal, small dump box, Mayo Lake, $1,300. 334-7545

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FLOOR LAMPS, $100 ea, GT sleds, $60 ea, toolbox, $200, ladies bike, $100, mens bike, $100, indoor/outdoor plants starting at $5. 668-4186

RAISED BED planters, aluminum, 2 beds/run, each run approx 10', each has steel frame, soil included, 3 three runs @ $150 ea, 1 small aluminum 8' planter, $75. 334-7545

Miscellaneous for Sale

ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER, $25, Breville juicer, like new, $75. 355-9380 after 4pm or weekend

WINDOOR RECYCLER We buy & sell: â&#x20AC;˘ Brand new/used double/triple pane vinyl/wood windows. â&#x20AC;˘Brand new steel/vinyl exterior doors with frames. Now selling: â&#x20AC;˘Brand new unfinished oak kitchen cabinets. 333-0717 We will pay CASH for anything of value Tools, electronics, gold & jewelry, chainsaws, camping & outdoor gear, hunting & fishing supplies, rifles & ammo. G&R New & Used 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY â&#x20AC;˘ SELL 4-DRAWER METAL filing cabinet, exc shape, $350. 332-6565 PERSIAN NAIN carpet, beige with blue trim, bought in Middle East, $2,100, appraised much higher. 204-880-7245

EAGLE CREEK, 2 backpack/suitcases, 1 shoulder bag. 667-6542

LITTLE CHIEF electric smoker, 25lb capacity, Hickory chips, $50, Viberg CSA work boots, size 81/2, vibram sole, like new, $100, bear vault/camping food cannister, model BV-500, new, $45. 456-7758 after 5pm HANDSAW, USED twice, runs like new, $45 obo; bolt door lock w/5keys, $35 obo; black shelf w/cabinet doors, $15 obo; bathroom lights, $30. 668-5185

MENĘźS VASQUE hiking boots, sz 10 or 10.5, button Levis, 36X30, craft supplies, ribbons, lace, glass/metal door. 667-7144 INVERT RAC, as new, good to relieve headaches & realign spine, located in Haines Junction, $250. 250-566-1346

Kluane Community Development Corporation

CULVERTS, 2Ęź in diameter, 1 20Ęź length, 1 10Ęź length, 2 8Ęź lengths, $15 per foot, located in Mayo Lake, must be worth the trip to Whitehorse. 334-7545 TWO 4-DRAWER filing cabinets, legal size, light grey, good cond, $75 ea. 633-2747

Previous kitchen experience in mining camps with references First Aid Level 3 or EMR CertiďŹ ed Contact Colin Asselstine | (867) 841-4274 ext.251

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

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basic bookkeeping (reconcile bank statements, maintain trial balance sheet; produce financial statements) track revenue and expenses (reimburse volunteers for expenses, deposit cheques) track funding contribution agreements (applications and reporting)

Skills needed: â&#x20AC;˘ detailed oriented â&#x20AC;˘ appreciation & belief in CPF mandate and activities Time commitment: â&#x20AC;˘ approximately 6 hours/month, on-going

EAVESTROUGHING EQUIPMENT incl all equipment, tools, supplies, one 30Ęź enclosed trailer, 5â&#x20AC;? seamless eavestroughing machine, ladder, etc. 334-3195 lv msg

The Treasurer works closely with the CPF President. Other members of the Board will also assist and provide advice as required.

PAIR OF slippers, new, tan colour, fur around ankles, sz 8, paid $55, asking $20. 633-2093 2 ARCTIC 5-star sleeping bags, Woods brand, new in the bag, rated to -40, retail over $800, asking $600 ea. 668-6805 WHITE 2-DOOR Columbia cabinet, new, beautifully made, brushed nickel handles, 30"L x22"H x 13"D, $150. 668-5298 AURIGA MOBILITY Scooter 10, excellent condition, burgundy, side mirrors, front & rear baskets, $2,200. 393-2341 DRYWALL 334-3216

LIFT, like new, $300 obo.

ASSORTED TOOLS, hand, power, woodworking & mechanical. 633-6553 for details ART PRINTS for sale: Robert Bateman, End of Season Grizzly, Jim Robb, Caribou Crossing, Full Moon In The Klondike. All signed by the artists with glass & frames

Births! Birthdays! Weddings! Graduations! Anniversaries! 1 column x 3 inches ....................Wed - $s&RI $35.10 2 columns x 2 inches ..................Wed - $s&RI $46.80 2 columns x 3 inches ..................Wed - $s&RI $70.20 2 columns x 4 inches ..................Wed - $s&RI $93.60

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



The Canadian Parent for French (CPF) is Looking for a Treasurer The treasurer is a volunteer board member of Canadian Parents for French - Yukon (CPF). CPF is a Whitehorse based non-profit group of over 50 members that supports children and youth learning French as a Second Language through community-based activities and advocacy. Annual operating budget is approximately $6,000.

HO TRAIN starter kit & pocket charts. 667-7144

FUEL TANKS, 200 gal & 250 gal for home or shop use, delivery available, $200 for both. 633-4656



Camp Helper



LARGE HOMEMADE briquette BBQ, large enough to roast a pig, $75. 633-4781

Contact Colin Asselstine | (867) 841-4274 ext.251

STURDY METAL desk, $50; wooden desk, $30; houseplants for sale, $5-$20. 668-4186 TRIPOD-OPTEX, EXPANDS to 53" great for wildlife, northern-lites, sports, portraits, adapted handle. 204-880-7245 text/calls

AIR PURIFIER, Bonaire, rarely used, was $180, asking $90. 335-3477

Head Cook

CANON PRINTER, PIXMA MP560, like new, memory card compatibility, print from camera, $150 obo. 336-4898

50Ęź OF 2â&#x20AC;? copper pipe, offers. 332-6565

3/4â&#x20AC;? TOW cable 20Ęź long w/loops at each end, $20, 3 Jerry cans, 5 gal $10 ea, 2.5 gal $5 ea. 633-4781

At least 8 years of experience cooking in mining camps with references Current Cook Trade CertiďŹ cation and/or Canada Food Safe CertiďŹ cate Occupational First Aid Level 3 or EMR CertiďŹ ed, with 3 years First Aid experience

DELUXE HAND-HELD shower massager, new in sealed case, 3 settings $20. 336-4898

GARRET ELECTRONIC 4-coil metal locater with case, batteries & headphones, exc shape, $600. 332-6565

PORTABLE WASHING machine, hooks up to faucet or can be plumbed in, could work well in shop, $100. 334-2586

Kluane Community Development Corporation

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.

GET-A-GRIP ULTRA traction on snow, casual, dress, athletic footwear, WomenĘźs SML-MED, 5-9, menĘźs 3-7, Euro 36-41, 2 replaceable spikes incl, $10. 336-4898

HEAVY DUTY white sewing machine, suitable for sewing heavy material, straight stitch, zigzag. 633-6404

Contact information: Kristina Craig 336-0303 Habitat for Humanity Yukon is Seeking Volunteers Habitat Yukon has started construction of a new duplex in the Whistle Bend subdivision. The theme for this construction project is â&#x20AC;&#x153;SuperGreen Buildâ&#x20AC;? to highlight the energy efficiency we build into every home. If you are interested in helping to provide safe, decent and affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income Yukon families, or learning about new highefficiency construction techniques, consider getting involved with Habitat Yukon. Additional opportunities exist for volunteers on our board or one of our committees. To register, visit the website at:, or call 456-4349.

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Yukon Chamber of Mines is seeking an:

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SALARY RANGE: $18-$22/hour based on a 30 hour work week DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Working with a team & reporting to the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant is the primary administrative support and ďŹ rst-line engagement for the public and Chamber members. The position requires the incumbent to be self-motivated and able to work in a demanding fast-paced environment with a wide range of people. This position is responsible for providing a full range of administrative support services. QUALIFICATIONS The Executive Assistant is the front line representative and must be able to represent Yukon Chamber of Mines in a professional and courteous manner. Position duties require working knowledge of board dynamics, general ofďŹ ce procedures, and strong computer skills (Simply Accounting, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Outlook). Good organizational skills are essential as well as the ability to use a wide variety of ofďŹ ce equipment. The ideal qualiďŹ cations are a Diploma of OfďŹ ce Administration or equivalent, a valid Class 5 Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, and 3-5 years experience working in a fast paced ofďŹ ce environment. If interested, please submit your resume and covering letter by 4:00 PM on June 15th, 2015 to the attention of: Samson Hartland, Executive Director Yukon Chamber of Mines 3151B â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3rd Avenue, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1G1 Fax: (867)-668-7127 e-Mail: We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Community Services



Wednesday, June 10, 2015 WATER HEATER, portable, great for camping, never used, in box, was $199, asking $99. 821-6000


3-WAY FRIDGE, chest, 12V & 110V, working propane, needs repair, was $350 asking $90. 821-6000


BRASS WALKER, $25; blue wide wheelchair, $140; oil-filled heater, $40. 334-8318

A busy accounting ďŹ rm requires a motivated individual to assist with the following; t Assist senior auditors with preparation of audit ďŹ les, t Preparation of various types of ďŹ nancial statements, t General administrative duties. The successful applicant will have will have successful completed course work in ďŹ nancial accounting and auditing. Completion of a basic tax course and experience in a public practice setting would be an asset to the candidate. The applicant should have a working knowledge of Caseware, Excel and Word. The starting wage will depend on experience. A beneďŹ ts package is available for the successful candidate. Please forward you resume to:


Certified General Accountants 204-208A Main Street, Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 2A9. Phone: 867-633-5434 | Fax: 867-633-5440, or E-mail: mm_assoc.ofďŹ Closing date is June 17, 2015.


FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER THE JOB: Under the general supervision of the Manager of Mental Health and Support Programs this position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating the delivery of Family Support Services to children, families and caregivers who may be or are at risk of neglect and/or abuse. The incumbent provides information in the Family Case conferencing process. The incumbent is also responsible for the provision of specialized home and community based support and prevention services to children and their families and the community at large. In addition the incumbent is responsible for the successful delivery of programs that promote mental and emotional wellness and positive relationships for children and families. In consultation with the Director of Health, Social and Recreation and the Manager of Mental Health and Support Programs, select community education programs and client services models to meet the needs of the community. THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will have a degree or diploma in social work, psychology, psychotherapy, or a related ďŹ eld, or the equivalent in training and experience; Direct and successful counseling experience; Broad knowledge of Government legislation regarding Social services; Knowledge of Social issues affecting First Nation peoples both locally and nationally; Knowledge of federal and territorial funding programs for First Nations and for organizations; Knowledge of public and private agencies dealing with alcohol and drug abuse programs; and previous experience in a First Nation community is an asset. Successful applicant must complete a criminal records check. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: s #RIMINALRECORDCHECK s 0REEMPLOYMENTMEDICALAND4"SCREENING s &IRST!ID#02#ERTIlCATEORWILLINGNESSTOOBTAINONE s $RIVERSCLASSLICENCEWOULDBEANASSET PAY RANGE    PERANNUMPLUSANEXCELLENTBENElTPACKAGE 4HISISAFULL TIMETERMPOSITIONBASEDONHRSBI WEEKLY HOURWORKDAYAM TOPMTOPM

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sales associate Please bring resume w/reference to manager at Midnight Sun Emporium, 205 Main Street.




DIRECTOR, NATURAL & HERITAGE RESOURCES THE JOB: Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for directing the business of the Natural & Heritage Resources Department in lands, environment, heritage, and ďŹ sh and wildlife. This position supervises the Heritage Manager, Lands Manager, Fish & Wildlife Manager and Administrative Assistant. This position also serves as a member of the Senior Management Team in the Vuntut Gwitchin Government. THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will hold a degree or diploma in one or more of the following: natural or renewable resource management, land management, environmental studies and have extensive relevant work experience at a senior management level. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the principles, practices, issues and legislations associated with natural resources management. Strong skills are needed for managing projects, developing policies and procedures, applying ďŹ nancial management, negotiating, supervising and problem solving. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. PAY RANGE: $79,806 - $103,748 ($52.47 - $68.21) per annum plus an excellent beneďŹ t package This is a full-time position based on 32.5 hours per week. (6.5-hour workday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.) VGG closes every second Friday.

Minimum one year term commitment is required.

A detailed job description is available at:

CLOSING DATE:*UNE  PM7ETHANKALLAPPLICANTSBUTONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Preference will be given to Vuntut Gwitchin beneďŹ ciary.

CLOSING DATE: July 3, 2015 @ 4:00 p.m. We thank all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vuntut Gwitchin Government "OX /LD#ROW 949". 0HONE   EXT &AX   While qualiďŹ ed VGFN citizens will be given preference, all interested and qualiďŹ ed individuals are encouraged to apply.

BRICKS & stones, $40 for all. 336-1406 or 668-6446 after 3pm 12" DELTA thickness planer, $250 obo. 660-5693


Please submit resume and cover letter to Manager, Human Resources.

WOOD FIRED hot water boiler, suitable for green house or garage, $250, electric 19â&#x20AC;? lawn mower with bag, like new, $150, outdoor fire pit with cover, $75. 633-4781

Please submit resumes that include job experience related to position to: Brenda Frost Manager, Human Resources Vuntut Gwitchin Government Box 94, Old Crow, YT Y0B 1N0 Phone: (867)966-3261, ext. 256 Fax: (867)966-3800 Email: While qualiďŹ ed VGFN citizens will be given preference, all interested and qualiďŹ ed individuals are encouraged to apply.

CUISINART JUICER, 32 oz, $15; Conair foot bath & massager, $10; RCA stainless steel microwave oven, $15. 667-2226 WHITE SEWING machine model #999, c/w manual & attachments, $175. 660-5693 APPROX 100 steel pipes, 12Ęź long, ideal for fencing, $20 ea. 633-4342 WANTED: STEEL spiral staircase in usable condition, will pay cash; also solar panels, will pay cash, $1 per watt; also silver coins, bullion. Call/text 334-7364 BUYING HOCKEY & baseball cards, honest and fair in my dealings. If you have cards email me at or text 250-210-1970. I'm in the Whitehorse area SLIDER WINDOW double glass, 3' high & 4' wide, $20 ea. 633-4375 PROFESSIONAL OFFICE closure, book shelves, file cabinets, art, percussion instruments, briefcases, bar fridge, psychological books, testing materials, infrared heater, vacuum, antique coat rack, all prices negotiable. 633-6010 BELL PORTABLE H.D satellite dish, ideal for RV, $50 firm. Call 334-4299 FREE, METAL framed windows, good for greenhouse. 668-5558 BUILDING ON steel skids, 10ĘźHx10ĘźWx50ĘźL, no leaks. 668-2332 WOOD STOVE, brick-lined, good condition, great for cabin. 633-2346 COLEMAN HOT Water on Demand water heater, perfect for camping, propane bottle supplies fuel, barely used, new $330, asking $150. 633-2981 SCREEN DOOR, 36â&#x20AC;?X81â&#x20AC;?, complete with new hanging package. 668-5786 NEW HARDIE plank boards, concrete 4 x 10, retail $110 ea, asking $100 for all 3. 668-2659 NEW NORCOLD propane/electric refrigerator, 1.7 cu.ft., runs on propane/110v/12v, w/manuals, $750. 867-996-2113 DAWSON CITY Mining District, placer gold claim property in Dawson, 80 claims, historic mining area, $160,000 + 3% royalty., 867-993-3893, 867-993-3038 150 GAL Tidy Tank w/electric fuel pump hose & nozzle, $750. 334-6101 PLASTIC WATER tank, never used, 3ĘźX2.5ĘźX5.5Ęź, approx 200 gal, $375; 120Ęź of 3â&#x20AC;? green suction hose c/w camlock fittings; one 300Ęź roll 3â&#x20AC;? blue lay flat discharge hose. 334-6101 OLDER KITCHEN cabinets, good shape, $50 obo. 332-9975 MOVING OUT sale, 42 Teslin Rd, Riverdale, Friday June 12, 5pm-9pm, furniture, basketball hoop, trampoline, puzzles, material, books, country rose dishes, crystal, etc

Electrical Appliances STAINLESS STEEL fridge, 6ĘźX3.5Ęź, $1,200. 393-3358 WANTED: SOMEONE able to repair old antique Telemania Mallard Duck wooden phone, quack doesnĘźt work, need to get it fixed, phone has sentimental value. 334-1219 GE SPACEMAKER washer/dryer, stackable, front load, white, good working condition, $175. 393-2341 FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC range, good shape, $50. 668-7558 INGLIS HEAVY duty clothes dryer, large capacity, $70. 633-2837 KENMORE HEAVY duty washing machine w/extra large capacity plus, & Crosley propane dryer w/heavy duty 22 lb capacity, both like new, $900. 667-6855 ELECTRIC DEEP fryer, 220 volt, comercial, good shape; bread mixer, 10 liter bowl, older model with doughook and mixing paddle, 3 speed solid model, 110 volt. 633-2346

TVs & Stereos FLAT SCREEN 42â&#x20AC;? TV, $150. 335-6042 lv msg

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 27â&#x20AC;? ZENITH TV, older model, $20. 633-2346

Computers & Accessories NEW DELL XPS 12 computer, OS Windows 8.1 64-bit, memory, 4GB, HD, 128GB, processor, 4th generation Intel Core, MS Office Home & Business 2013, security, McAfee Livesafe. 336-4898 IPHONE 4S, perfect shape, free of contract, Bell or Virgin Mobility, $160. 334-6087 DIGITAL CAMERA, Canon PowerShot ELPH 320 HS, black, 16.1 MP, 5x Optical zoom, 24mm lens, 1080p video, 16 GB memory card, leather case etc, $160 obo. Shannon @ 456-7207 4 X 1GB DDR2 desktop RAĂ&#x201A;, $5 ea. 633-6704 GAMING COMPUTER guts, Asus F2A55-M motherboard w/A10-5800k quad core APU, $150. 633-6704 CANON L50 print cartridge, Canon GPR-7 toner unit, $50 ea; Lexmark 10E0042 yellow print cartridge, 10E0041 magenta print cartridge, 15W0903 black toner cartridge, $50 ea. 660-5101

Musical Instruments PIANO TUNING & REPAIR by certified piano technician Call Barry Kitchen @ 633-5191 YAMAHA CLAVINOVA piano model CVP509, check wonderful features on Internet, has light system for learning piano, over $9,000 in stores, asking $6,000. Serge 667-2196 after 5pm

YUKON NEWS SPORTERIZED 303 Lee Engield #4 MK 1 w/synthetic stock, 5 clips & padded hardshell case, good cond, must be seen, PAL reqĘźd, $500 obo. 667-4788 FACTORY 303 ammo, 100 rds, 180 gr. power point & 60 rds 180 gr. silver tips, Butler Creek stretch sling, ammo boxes & cleaning accessories, best offers. 667-4788

Wanted WANTED: VOLUNTEER to teach beginner English to an adult. 393-2275 WERE YOU a squatter in Whiskey, Moccasin Flats, Sleepy Hollow or the Wye area? Need your story. or Pat 667-4141 WANTED: COLLECTOR wants badges & patches from law enforcement, fire department, conservation officers, etc throughout the Yukon. Please call 204-582-5255 CLEAN FILL WANTED in Wolf Creek. Call or text 334-4066. VOLUNTEER SHOPPER needed 2 hours a week to fill personal shopping requests of residents at Macaulay Lodge who canĘźt get out on their own to shop. Please call 393-7111 WANTED: LOOKING for small honey extractor, hand cranked model for 2 or 3 frames preferable. 633-4379 WANTED: BAR fridge. 633-2837 WANTED: LOOKING to get 4 totes and set of tires transported to Edmonton by end of July or before. Will pay. Contact 867-334-3738 WANTED: DEAD or dying Subarus, will pick up, free or really cheap. 334-7717

SEAGULL 6-STRING acoustic guitar with hard shell case, $300. 867-821-5050 YAMAHA ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC drums, 2 yrs old, like new, used very little, paid $1,150, asking $450. 668-2659


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

â&#x153;&#x201D; Beetle-killed spruce from Haines Junction, quality guaranteed â&#x153;&#x201D; Everything over 8" split â&#x153;&#x201D; $250 per cord (6 cords or more) â&#x153;&#x201D; Single and emergency half cord deliveries â&#x153;&#x201D; Scheduled or next day delivery


Cheque, Cash S.A. vouchers accepted.

FRANKĘźS FIREWOOD â&#x20AC;˘Top quality, stacked cords for best value â&#x20AC;˘8 foot & stove length â&#x20AC;˘Single cord & multiple cords Phone 334-8960 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

Guns & Bows LICENSED TO BUY, SELL & CONSIGN rifles & ammo at G&R New & Used 1612-D Centennial St. 393-2274 BUY â&#x20AC;˘ SELL BROWNING LEVER action model 1895 chambered 30-06, fantastic condition, $1,000 obo. 334-2173 POLYTECH M14, semi automatic 308, vg cond, shoots well, PAL reqĘźd, paid $1,000, asking $600 obo. 333-0915

MicMac USED VEHICLE SPECIALS!! 2014 Dodge Journey R/T # 7696A.................................... $29,299 2012 Toyota Prius C Technology # 7129............................ $17,995 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE # 7007 .............................. $21,290 2011 Toyota Corolla Sport # 1506 .................................... $16,495 2010 Toyota Tundra SR5 # 7467A ..................................... $29,800 2012 Toyota Venza

2010 COROLLA SPORT, 63,000km, remote start, 2 sets of wheels with new studded winter tires, sunroof, auto trans, $11,900 obo. Phone 335-5718 2010 MUSTANG GT convertible, V8, 5-spd, gold w/black top, heated leather seats, new tires, sequential turn signals, ambient internal lighting, 57,000kms, $25,000 obo. 336-0505 2013 HYUNDAI Genesis Coupe, 2.0T, fully loaded, 6-spd standard w/cargo tray, winter front mats, new winter tires/rims, oil pan heater, 14,000 kms, $22,500 obo. 334-9039



REMINGTON 700 b/a, 300 win mag, wood stock, detachable magazine, Leupold bases & rings, scope, sighted in ready to go, $700. Call/text 332-2352 1950ĘźS ERA fred bear Polar recurve RH #55, good condition, $150 obo. 334-7664

You are a mature person who is looking for a long term position with an established company that has a competitive wage and benefits package. You also enjoy giving a high level of customer service to people looking for fine gifts and jewellery.

2014 Toyota Tundra Platinum STOCK #7366



Hydrology research opportunity in Yukon Territory

2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

The University of Saskatchewan Centre for Hydrology with funding from Yukon Environment Water Resources Branch and in collaboration with McMaster University, under a climate change study supported by Transport Canada has an appointment open for a:

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2011 Nissan PathďŹ nder LE STOCK #7513A


30,400 0





4"-&4)0634.0/'3*r01&/4"5 1"3544&37*$&)0634.0/'3*r4"5 TOLL FREE 1-877-667-7202 ext 2 email:

2011 NISSAN Versa 1.8 L SL, 4-dr, 6-spd standard, nav system, very clean, great mileage, 119,000km, $7,500 obo. 334-1935 2010 TOYOTA Corolla XR5, premium stereo, auto start, sunroof, performance pkg, clean, 42,000kms, extra set of mounted winter tires, $10,000 obo. 333-9147 2010 TOYOTA Matrix, clean, good tires, reliable, 84,639kms, blue, $9,000 obo. 333-9147 2007 CHEV Cobalt, 2-dr standard, touch screen DVD player, 140,000km, $4,950. 332-6022

Hydrology Research OfďŹ cer to carry out field and office research which includes: installation, maintenance and operation of hydrological and meteorological monitoring instrumentation in Wolf Creek Research Basin, Yukon; hydrological and meteorological data retrieval, quality control and assurance, archiving and dissemination of data; carrying out hydroclimatic analyses and preparation of technical reports. Applicants must have a BSc degree and preferably a MSc degree in a hydrology, atmospheric science, natural resources, or environmental engineering field. The one year position (with possibility for extension) will be staffed through the University of Saskatchewan Centre for Hydrology and will be based in Whitehorse, Yukon. For details and application information, see:

SALVAGE SALE The following insurance salvage is up for bids. Salvage vehicles may have signiďŹ cant collision damages. Listed salvage is currently located at Irving Collision Repairs. GST will be added to all bids. It is offered on an â&#x20AC;&#x153;as is, where isâ&#x20AC;? basis. The highest or any bid not necessarily accepted. Bids close at 6:00 p.m. June 22, 2015. Contact Irving Collision Repairs (867-667-6315) for viewing appointment & information. YEAR 2003 2010 2010 2012 2011

MAKE Chevrolet Kia Dodge Toyota Nissan

MODEL Malibu Soul 5 Charger Corolla Frontier

FILE NUMBER 914478 895922 905306 907293 902707

BRANDING Salvage Salvage Salvage Salvage Salvage



Request for Board Members The Council of Yukon First Nations is requesting applications from Yukon First Nation Citizens for nominations on the following Boards and Committees:

t Judicial Council Nominations (1 seat) t Yukon Municipal Board (1 seat) (1 alternate) t Yukon Legal Services Society Board of Directors Justice (1 seat) t Education Appeal Tribunal (1 seat)

DEADLINE for applications is June 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM For application forms and/or for more information, please visit our website at or contact Wendy Risby at (867) 393-9204 or by e-mail at


F/T or P/T Customer Service Representative

Murdochâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 207 Main Street


B&L SPOTTING scope, $150 obo. 660-5693 RUGER M77 Hawkeye, 30-06 cal, excellent condition, PAL reqĘźd, $650. 335-4010

Seeking a

Please apply in person with resume to

STOCK #1504

2013 TOYOTA Matrix, white, 4-dr hatchback, a/c, am/fm, cd, Bluetooth compatible, roofracks, 31,210kms, $16,000. 334-2586


invites applications for the position of

Heritage Sites Officer This is a regular full time employment opportunity.

Reporting to the Heritage Director, the Heritage Sites Officer is responsible for managing historical and cultural land based resources in Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) traditional territory. The Heritage Sites Officer will also participate in organizational activities such as strategic planning, internal and external communications, and administrative activities in order to help achieve the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall mandate, strategic plan and work plan. The position will be a resource for identification, preservation, management and interpretation of heritage sites and buildings, historic trails, sacred and culturally significant places and resources. The incumbent will be responsible for managing related projects and seeking funding. Job Knowledge and Skills &Qualifications â&#x20AC;˘ post secondary education and/or extensive experience in Cultural Resource Management or a related field such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Conservation or Museum Studies; or an equivalent level of education and experience may be considered â&#x20AC;˘ strong knowledge of TTC traditional territory, culture, heritage and traditions â&#x20AC;˘ thorough knowledge of TTC Final Agreement, particularly Chapter 13 (Heritage); social structure, Tlingit clan system and the social conditions and social dynamics prevailing in the community â&#x20AC;˘ knowledge of Yukon First Nation Government (land claim & selfgovernment agreements, TTC Constitution) and social issues affecting First Nations â&#x20AC;˘ knowledge of project management methods and techniques â&#x20AC;˘ strong written and oral communications skills â&#x20AC;˘ sound computing skills, including word processing, databases, and mapping â&#x20AC;˘ proven ability to work in a team setting, interact well with others, and to supervise seasonal project staff For more information please call 867.390.2532 ext 316. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume HR & Staff Development Officer Workforce Development Teslin Tlingit Council, Box 133, Teslin, Yukon Y0A 1B0 F. 867.390.2176

Closing Date: Monday, June 15, 2015 **no later than 4pm**




Wednesday, June 10, 2015

2007 DODGE Caliber sxt hatchback, new tires on alloy rims, interior immaculate condition, power windows, sunroof, black, $11,700 obo. 334-7256 2007 FORD Focus, rose colour, 79,500 â&#x20AC;&#x153;in townâ&#x20AC;? kms, always serviced at dealership, command start, $8,500 obo. 667-4523

633-6019 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10



2007 PONTIAC G5, exc mechanical condition, well maintained, 134,000 kms, $5,000. 335-0513 for more info

Help control the pet overpopulation problem

2006 HONDA CRV, 117,000kms, c/w winter tires & rims, great cond, well maintained, $13,500. 393-2125


2005 HONDA Civic SI, grey, exc cond, 2-dr coupe, 5-spd, 102,000kms, P/W, P/L, extra tires on rims, $9,000. 334-7734



2005 PONTIAC Sunfire, air, tilt, cruise, P/W, P/L, auto, good tires & windshield, excellent on fuel, only 150,000kms, $2,950. 332-6022 2005 SUBARU Outback Legacy, 96,000km, heated seats, command start, PS, PW, PL, PB, AC, new Nokian tires, ball joints, tie rod ends, KYB Struts & alignment, low miles, $10,900. 335-2260

3rd Saturday of each month. Next Date:

Saturday, June 20TH

2005 VW Passat TDI wagon, 275,000 km, bike rack, roof rack, winter tires on rims, metal skid plate, $9,500 obo. 660-5101


2004 PONTIAC Sunfire, 4-dr, auto, dark blue, new windshield, good tires, CD player, $2,750. 332-6022 1993 HONDA Civic, white, runs good, radio with CD, $1,000 obo. 399-3226

LOST/FOUND LOST t CANYON CRESCENT. LOST CAT, missing since June 1st, tabby cross cat with blue eyes and white tip on tail. Spayed female; name of Kit Kat. Call Lynn at 333-0942 t GRANGER, MISSING WHITE SHORT HAIR FEMALE CAT, spayed, goes by the name of Sassy. She has one yellow eye and one blue eye. Lost in upper Granger on Wilson Street. If found please contact the shelter @633-6019 t 7TH AVE & JARVIS. LOST BLACK CAT, neutered male with white on paws and face and missing one eye. Call Mary @ 335-5260. t DOWNTOWN. MISSING BLACK LAB PUPPY. Female, 6 months old, not wearing a collar.

Answers to Igor. Last seen on Wheeler Street. If found please call Caleb @ 332-0554 t AISHIHIK ROAD. Missing Pomeranian, 7 years old, answers to Peddles. Please call 634-2808 or 332-8507! t MENDEN HALL SUBDIVISION, MISSING PUREBRED SCHNAUZER, 4 year old male. His name is Winnie. If found please call Johanne @ 332-4164 FOUND t None at this time.


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


1989 CADILLAC Deville, sedan, 4-dr, great condition, never smoked in, $9,900 obo. 332-9457 1988 BUICK LeSabre Limited, runs but needs minor repairs, as is, where is, $600 obo. Call or text Ross 335-7805 1988 CADILLAC 4-dr sedan, exc cond. 668-2332 1986 TOYOTA Landcruiser 6-cyl diesel, 1014000 kms, Toyota serviced, new engine at 800000kms, lots of rust, runs, $1,200 obo. 667-7684 1981 CHEVY C10 street rod, 468ci 425 HP single cab short box, turbo 400trans, locking diff, new tires, electric water pump, fans, & paint,$8,000. 336-0306 1976 TRANS Am, complete project car, $500 obo. 456-7707 1966 MUSTANG Coupe California car, no rust/dents, new carpet, headliner, windshield, rear suspension, no drive train, $5,000. 456-4981

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2003 FORD Ranger 4X2 pick-up, Supercab, 1 cylinder cracked, good winter tires incl, $1,250. 334-6092 2002 FORD Explorer Sport 4X4, 70,000kms on new engine, standard, exc cond, moving so must sell ASAP, $2,000. Joey @ 334-2905

HEAVY-DUTY HEADACHE rack for full-size Dodge truck w/8-ft box, Size: 64 3/4â&#x20AC;? wide, tapers to 63â&#x20AC;? at back, like new, black, $300 obo. Call 660-4516 4 RIMS Honda SUV 2006, 17", $400. 393-2886 4 FULDA tires, LT225/75 R16, $100; 1 steel bumper for winch for med-size truck, $50. 332-9975 TRUCK CANOPY, 6Ęź6â&#x20AC;?, forest green, sliding windows, good cond, fits Ford F150 or equivalent, $275 obo. 335-0629 BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK tires, 15â&#x20AC;?X4, on rims, 5-bolt, P215/75 R15, $200 for all 4. 335-0629 3 TIRES, Michelin LT265/70 R17, good tread, $300 obo. 633-4311

Pets CANINES & COMPANY Dog Obedience School Puppy obedience classes starting July 9 Reactive dogs, July 8 For full schedule visit Full service training school, certified trainers 333-0505

2002 NISSAN Xterra SUV, SE supercharged, 4X4, 229,800km, new transmission, fun ride, some rust, would make a great graduation gift, $4,250 obo. 335-7471

3-YR-OLD MALE Lab cross to give away, fixed, good watch dog & good with kids. 456-6571

2000 GMC 1/2 ton, 2WD, ext cab with 3rd door access, $4,500. 334-1374

LARGE 32L x 24w x 28h portable heavy plastic kennel for auto/airline travel, easy to assemble, no tools needed, good shape inside, has paint spots outside, $30. 633-3332

1999 GMC Sierra 4X4, lots of new parts, 20x12 1/2" XD rims, 35" tires, 2" level kit, power seats windows etc, $5,800 obo or trade for boat. 335-7799 1991 TOYOTA pick-up, $2,800 obo. 334-9554 for more info 1981 LAND Cruiser BJ42, diesel, lots of rust but runs & starts good, 227 Squanga Ave, Crestview, $2,500. John @ 633-2332

TERRARIUM, 24â&#x20AC;?HX18â&#x20AC;?X18â&#x20AC;? with canopy light, $150; fish tank, 25 gal with stand & storage cupboard, light, canopy & full set-up, $250. 667-6579 3-YR OLD male lab, fixed, to give away to good home. 633-4391 KITTENS FOR sale. 332-5089

1980 C-10 Chevy short box, 2WD, new 4 bolt main 350, $4,800. Text or call 332-1400

Motorcycles & Snowmobiles

1959 INTERNATIONAL project truck, $500 obo. Wayne @ 456-7707

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

MODEL #200 Dodge Mud Bogger, ready to go. 668-2332

Auto Parts & Accessories

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

4 MICHELIN tires, 125/117RLTX. 660-4106


LEER CANOPY, fits GMC Canyon/Chevy Colorado 4-dr pickups, good cond, minor tears in screen, locks/keys, fitted with factory Thule roof rack mounting rails, $1000. Call/text 332-2352 SPARE STEEL rim with good BFG, all terrain 31x10.50x15 tire, mounted and balanced, fits GMC/Chev-Canyon/Colorado 4-dr 4x4 pickups, $50. 332-2352

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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 2006 HONDA VTX 1300 w/windshield, saddlebags, back seat rest, new tires, reliable, exc cond. 393-3211 2009 YAMAHA V Star 1300 touring cruiser, new tires, leather saddlebags, recent tune-up/oil change, windshield, passenger back rest, $6,500. 333-9020 2008 YAMAHA FZ1 sport touring, grey, gold rims, hard saddlebags, larger windscreen & fairings, very low kms, moving, must sell, $6,000 obo. 667-6770 2009 HONDA ST 1300, 125hp, red, 10,000 mi, extra power for street, built for touring, $9,200. 667-7223 2008 BAJA 250 Wilderness ATV, like new, low miles, exc cond, $2,500. 633-4656 1998 CLASSIC Virago 1100, exc cond, 35,000km, exc maintenance. 667-7223


2004 ARCTIC Cat Model 400, exc cond, have 2014 receipts for work, also machine for parts, located in Haines Junction, $4,200. 250-566-1346 WARRIOR MOTORBIKE, 196cc, automatic, runs good, kids 7-12 yrs old. 689-6194 2005 HONDA VTX 1300 custom big twin, very low mileage, w/shield, bags, floor boards, like new, $6,500 obo. 334-3105

My fuzzie self awaits your attention! Come on down and visit with me soon!

633-6019 126 Tlingit Street

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

2004 GMC 2500 HD 4x4 X-cab, long box, great unit, remote start, trailer tow, aluminum liner & toolbox, fully serviced, new battery & tires.633-4311

CARGO BOX, SportRack, 92â&#x20AC;?x24â&#x20AC;?x15â&#x20AC;?, 16 cf, great shape, fittings & lock key included, $225 obo. 335-7184


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

2004 FORD F350 Lariat, 4X4 diesel, air, tilt, cruise, heated power seats, leather, runs & drives excellent, trailer tow pkg, front push bar, 250,000 km, $15,900. 332-6022

2012 JEEP Rubicon, 2-dr, perfect condition, 60,000kms, $28,000 obo. 335-6705

2007 CHEV2500HD crew cab 4X4, great unit, many options, trailer tow, fully serviced, new brakes & battery. 633-4311

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2004 FORD F-150 XLT 4X4, SuperCrew Cab, 6'6" box, 38,000kms, like new condition, summer & winter tires, $15,000 obo. 334-3537

GREY TOPPER for full-size truck, 8Ęź, exc cond, $450 obo. 633-6244

2008 SILVERADO 4X4 ext cab long box, new tires/brakes, mechanical records, headache rack, trailer hitch, electric brakes, cruise, air, drives/handles like new, $15,000 obo. 333-0437

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2005 GMC 3500 HD SLT, crew cab, diesel, 4wd, 206,000 km, good condition, $17,000. 334-2846

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2011 DODGE Ram 1500 regular cab short box 4x4, 28,000kms, carefully maintained, headache rack & towing package, deep cherry red, $20,000, no GST. 335-3938

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2005 CHEVY Duramax diesel 4x4, 280,774km $10,000 obo, 1305 Fir Street. Call 333-9919 or 633-6678

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2007 JEEP Grand Cherokee, 3.0 diesel, fully loaded, leather, heated seats, 130,000km, trailer brakes, satellite radio, tinted windows, sunroof, command start, motivated seller, $14,500. 334-1195

2009 FUEL injected Yamaha VSTAR 950, almost new, only 8300kms on the clock, winter stored inside, never dropped, includes OEM windscreen, very sweet, $5,000. 334-5196 2004 YAMAHA V-Star 1100, no damages, 7000km, saddlebags, windshield, $5,000. 336-4887 H-D â&#x20AC;&#x153;SCREAMINĘź Eagleâ&#x20AC;? exhaust pipes for Harley Sportster, unused, still in box, $230. 633-3638 FUEL TANK to customize Harley Sportster, new, still in box, $150. 633-3638

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2005 HARLEY Sportster 883, 11,800 km, windshield, saddlebags, custom seat, roll-bars, hywy pegs, $4,500 firm. 667-4019 or text 335-1996 2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan cruiser 900cc, like new cond, only 1,500 kms, many options/extras, great deal, $6,000. 633-5268 ICON FULL-FACE motorcycle helmet, near new, sz medium, $225; 1 X-large touring motorcycle jacket, near new, $175. 867-821-5050


2013 YAMAHA scooter, red BW's 50 4-stroke eng, 23-ltr storage, 4.5 ltr tank, bought May 2014, 70 kms, speeds to 80km/h, GMax helmet built-in visor/added storage comp incl, $2,400. 335-1393

Refurbished 1987 Starcraft 14â&#x20AC;? deephull aluminum boat with Trailer.

2010 KAWASAKI KLR 650 motorcycle, 7,500km, rear rack & soft bags, tank bag, good cond, $4,500. 867-821-5050

Has brand-new 25hp Honda motor controls, gages, power trim, bilg pump. $6,000.00

2005 HONDA Shadow, 1100 cc, 4,500kms, new tires, $4,800. 333-0901


2008 VICTORY, only 2,700kms, $10,000 obo. 660-4447 2006 SUZUKI DRZ400 dual sport bike, 11,000 km, skidplate, barkbusters, overall good condition, $3,500 obo. 334-7664 2010 POLARIS Ranger 6X6 side by side EFI 800, 191 original kms, c/w winch, windshield, roof, spare tire & side racks, $13,500 firm. 334-6101



16Ęź SEA Ark Jon boat, flat bottom river/jet boat, c/w 50hp Mercury jet outboard, on trailer, $6,250 obo. 334-4687 14Ęź STERLING open aluminum boat, c/w 20hp Evinrude outboard, on EZ Load trailer, $1,950 obo. 334-4687 18Ęź CAMPION cabin cruiser w/trailer, downriggers, Hummingbird fish finder, 175hp Mercury, spare prop. 333-0901 2002 MACGREGOR 26 X power sailboat, 50hp Honda, trailer, water ballast makes light towing, full canvas, sleeps 6, easy/safe to sail, many extras, never in salt water, $20,500 obo. 633-5804

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2002, 241/2 ft. Bayliner Cir Classic 250HP Mercruiser with bravo 2 leg. low hours, excellent condition. Scotty downriggers 8HP. Honda 4-stroke kit. This boat has many extras. $28,000 phone 333-0464 for Ciera and PROFESSIONAL BOAT REPAIR Fiberglass Supplies Marine Accessories FAR NORTH FIBERGLASS 49D MacDonald Rd Whitehorse, Yukon 393-2467 18Ęź BOAT & trailer, 120hp in-board engine, ready to use. 668-2332 BRAND NEW salmon & halibut rods/reels, used shrimp pots & gear, Garmin 4208 GPS Chart Plotter, Data Card with Alaska Maps, hand held GPS,VHF marine radio, ScottyElectric downriggersand more. 332-1374 1984 ZETA 24'Hard Top, 350/260 leg, 15hp kicker, dingy, barbecue, galley, head,canvas enclosure, fishfinder, radio, sleeps 5, tandem trailer,rough water boat, bottom paint, many extras, $17,950 obo.332-1374 OLDER 20Ęź Reinell fibreglass boat, boat/hull/leg, trailer good condition, motor seized, project boat, $3,500 obo. 689-6194

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FRONTIERSMAN FIBREGLASS canoe, older but good cond, $600 obo. 668-6805

CLEAN FILL WANTED in Wolf Creek. Call or text 334-4066.

WANTED: ANYONE with experience repairing Teslin Freighter canoes, info on sourcing hypalon fabric to tips on process of recovering the boat, email me at or phone 250-715-5109

SEC Q/C excavator Buckets, digging 65" & cleanup 68", $2,000 ea. 867-996-2368

14Ęź ALUMINUM boat, 25hp Mercury, 1 yr old, tilt trailer & cover, fish finder, all in exc cond, best offer. 393-2868

1967 D8H Cat in working order, another one for part, $25,000 obo. 867-996-2368

10ĘźX30Ęź TANDEM axle kitchen diner, propane burners, $9,400. 336-2029

1988 FREIGHTLINER, good to go, $11,500. 335-0894


MERCURY 10Ęź dinghy, great shape, $1,200 obo. 335-8937 2014 ALLY DR 16,5 folding canoe, new, never used, c/w storage/carrying pack and repair material, 16Ęź 5 L, $2,000, no GST. 660-4723 or 332-5450 1984 17Ęź Campion fibreglass boat w/trailer, capacity 1590 kg, rebuilt 4-cyl OMC inboard, 15hp Johnson 2-cycle, cover, $3,900. 456-4981 NISSAN INFLATABLE boat w/aluminum flooring, max load 950lbs, 5-person maximum, Nissan 8hp outboard motor, tank & extras, exc cond, $1,500. 668-7026 TANDEM KAYAK, Kevlar constr, as new, c/w spray skirts, pump, paddles, $2,700 obo. 660-5693 20HP EVINRUDE, shortshaft with day tank, runs good, $700 obo. 689-6194 16Ęź LOWE Jon boat, flat bottom river/jet boat, c/w 55hp Johnson commercial jet outboard, on trailer, $6,750 obo. 334-4687

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100 BRL steel water trunk tank c/w 3â&#x20AC;? Bowie water pump & all air lines & fittings, $5,000; Norwood edger w/13hp Honda motor, c/w 3 sets lumber rollers, $2,800 obo. 334-6101 COMPLETE SAWMILL, headsaw powered by Doreman motor, good working condition on trailer, $4,000. 660-5411

Campers & Trailers 1987 27Ęź motorhome. 668-6931 or 332-9355 TAITĘźS TRAILERS Quality new and used Horse * Cargo * Equipment trailers For sale or rent Call Anytime 334-2194 Southern prices delivered to the Yukon 2005 20Ęź Frontier travel trailer, dbl bed, great shape, good layout, outside shower, everything works, $10,000. 393-3377 2006 24Ęź Ford Adventurer Class C motorhome, V-10, new tires, vg condition, 105,000kms. 332-8811 2004 PIONEER travel trailer, 23T6 model, large bath, queen size bed, large awning, great condition, $9,800 firm. 633-2580 2001 9.5Ęź Frontier camper, exc cond, hot/cold water, 3-burner stove, oven, double sink, north/south queen bed, large fridge, $8,850 obo. 333-9976

OUTBOARD MOTOR, 20hp, 2 stroke, long-shaft, suitable for 12'+ boat, 1997 Mercury Mariner, exc cond, regularly serviced, dependable, c/w 3 props, 1 new in box, $1,800 obo. 668-6534

19.5Ęź Y-STERN chestnut fishing canoe, new canvas, fine craft for wooden boat lovers, $2,500. 667-2389



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2007 PIONEER Spirit 24BH holiday trailer, exc cond, well maintained, non-smoking family, $14,000. 334-7028 2012 WILDWOOD travel trailer, like new, 6 new tires, 2 axle, 18Ęź length, lots of extras. Marcel @ 334-2905

2008 OKANAGAN 26Ęź holiday trailer, excellent cond, 2 slides, c/w equalizer hitch, $17,500. 334-2846 or 456-4377

1992 SECURITY 8Ęź9â&#x20AC;? camper, exc cond, sleeps 4, queen bed, dinette, 3-way fridge/freezer, 3-burner stove/oven, dual-sink, toilet, shower, professionally inspected, skylight, stored under cover, $7,000. 335-4393

UTILITY TRAILER, good for 2,700lbs, exc for 4-wheelers & can put small boat on top, fold down ramps, $1,500 firm. Marcel @ 334-2905

2006, 21Ęź Pioneer travel trailer, Insulated underbody, roomy, slide out, double sink, 3-burner stove, fridge/freezer, stereo/CD, wired for TV, sleeps 6-7, $13,200 obo. Text/call 335-0004 22Ęź DUTCHMAN Lite 5th wheel, exc cond, 1/2 ton towable. 668-6297 after 5pm 1995 SPORTSMEN 5th wheel travel trailer, 26.5Ęź, all amenities, am/fm/cd player, microwave, new battery & spare tire, just serviced, includes 5th wheel hitch, all clean working order, $8,000. 633-4656 1997 9Ęź Frontier camper, fridge, 3-burner stove, hot & cold water, shower, toilet, good cond, $6,500. 335-3620

KOMATSU D85-18 dozer, serial nr. #26500 with angle blade, ROBS ripper, FOB Dawson City, Yukon, $40,000 obo., 867-993-3893/, 867-993-3038

2001 24Ęź Holidaire travel trailer, great shape, completely serviced last month at Philmar, new batteries, $11,500 obo. 334-7335 1977 GMC motorhome, good cond, fridge, stove, shower, $4,300 obo. 332-9975 5TH WHEEL for 3/4 to 1 ton truck. 668-2332 CAR HAULER trailer, two 3,500lb axles, 18Ęź working deck, 2 5/16â&#x20AC;? ball hitch, heavy frame & slide-in ramps, $4,000; 22Ęź Tridem gooseneck flatdeck trailer, 2 5/16â&#x20AC;? ball hitch, $4,500 obo. 334-6101

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WELLS CARGO 5X8 enclosed trailer, torsion axle, barn style rear door, exc cond, has 15" wheels w/interior mounted spare, heavy duty interior walls/floors w/1/2 rubberized floor, 4 tie downs. 334-4068

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1990 CORSAIR motorhome, E-350, 27Ęź, 182,902 kms, very clean, $14,500. 660-4406 CHATEAU 2000 travel trailer by Thor, 28', large 14' LR slide, solar panel, fully loaded, vg cond, $16,900 obo, view at corner of Wann Road & Boxwood. 633-4638 or 335-3482 2008 24Ęź Desert Fox toy hauler, exc cond, low miles, lots of options, $19,900. 393-4700 2008 ARCTIC Fox 25P travel trailer, 4-season unit, slide, full bathroom, sleeps 6, end bedroom, solar panel, thermopane windows, heated tanks, many extras, stored inside in winter, $21,500 obo. 633-5804

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, 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

1999 SPRINGDALE Lite 26' trailer, sleeps 6, queen bed, bunk beds, dinette, includes fridge, propane cooktop & oven, microwave, full bathroom, $9,000 obo. 334-1052

RPAY IS hosting Mountain Adventures, learn to nordic walk program for people 55+ who want be more physically active & discover Whitehorse's trails. Thursdays May 21-July 9. Register at Sport Yukon

2009 PROWLER 29Ęź luxury travel trailer, loaded, all options, 2 TVs DVD, 1 slide, power awning, free-standing dinette, 2 recliners, queen bed, sleeps 2, selling for health reasons, $22,500. 660-4220

RPAY IS hosting Trail Trekkers. Learn to nordic walk program for people 55+ to start becoming physically active & discover Whitehorse's trails, Tuesdays May 19-July 7. Register at Sport Yukon

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FALUN GONG, an advanced practice of Buddha school self-cultivation. Introduction Mondays at Wood Street School from 6pm, no charge. Call 633-6157 for more information YUKON FOOD for Learning Association AGM Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at noon at the YTA Offices, 2064 2nd Avenue, Whitehorse. Everyone welcome. 633-5352 or ykfoodforlearning@gmail for more info REGISTER YOUR kids for Camp Yukon today! Kids Camps June 28-July 4/July 5-11 and Teen Camp July 12-18. Call 668-4817 or register online at LINE OF Life Association Yukon AGM is Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 11am, Greenwood Place, 3090 3rd Ave. Join us. Call 867-667-6945 for info MASK, PAINTINGS by Suzanne Paleczny, runs June 5-28 at Yukon Artists @ Work Gallery, 4129-4th Ave, hours Monday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm NON-RESTRICTED PAL Canadian Firearms Safety Course, Whitehorse Rifle & Pistol Club, Grey Mountain Road, Saturday & Sunday June 20 & 21, 8:30am, $120 cash or cheque, 633-6202 to register CASARA AGM & BBQ, Thursday June 18, 6pm, at 24 Salmon Trail, Cowley Creek. Our role, after training, is searching for missing aircraft. Interested? Call 633-6686 ARCTIC EDGE Skating Club Annual General Meeting, Tuesday, June 16 at 7pm, Canada Games Centre Boardroom HORSESHOES. MONDAYS starting June 1 at 7pm, Pepsi Softball Centre in Takhini. Beginners welcome. Horseshoes available, but if you have some bring them along. Info: Deb @ 633-3842 RIVERDALE COMMUNITY Association AGM Tuesday June 23, 7pm, in the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre, 38 Lewes Boulevard, upstairs. All Riverdale residents are welcome. Come see what weʼve been doing YUKON SOURDOUGH Rendezvous AGM June 11, Fireside Room, Yukon Inn 5:30pm-7:30pm, agenda: fiscal year end date change, changes to constitution and bylaws, honorary member & volunteer of the year DOORWAYS INVESTIGATIONS Paranormal Discoveries. Haunted house or establishment? Afraid of your own house? Ease your mind and call 867-689-2127 or text 867-334-2173

YUKON NEWS COME TRY THE YUKONʼS first training camp for backpackers and hunters! Training for all levels of fitness outside at Emile Tremblay School June 30 to July 29. Only 25 spots, so book soon! LPN ASSOCIATION Meeting June 17, 7pm, Thompson Center Fireside Room. Get updated information regarding liability Insurance, lobbying government and other important plans. Any questions Call Keri YUKON STATUS of Women Council AGM June 16, 5:30-7pm, Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre, 503 Hanson Street. Guest Speaker: Hillary Aitken on the Collective Model: A Different Way of Working Together FASSY PARENT/CAREGIVER support group meeting June 11, 2015, 6:30pm -9pm, FASSY office, 4141B 4th Ave, Whitehorse. Come and share your experiences, knowledge and wisdom. Info 867-821-3431. PORTER CREEK Secondary School Council is holding it's Regular Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 6:30pm in the school library. Everyone is welcome

BERTON HOUSE reading & talk with poet Jacob Sheier, Thursday June 18, 7pm, Whitehorse Public Library. For more information call 667-5239 YUKON KENNEL Club dog show Friday June 12 to Sunday June 14, at Mt Mac from 9am-4pm, free admission. Come and see all the dogs SOLSTICE SAINT-JEAN, activities for all ages in Dawson, June 24, and Whitehorse, June 26, including an amazing lineup from Yukon & Quebec. YUKON GUILD of Needlearts AGM on June 13 at 12:30pm, & open house 1pm-2:30pm, Whitehorse Public Library. See displays & the fall project. Info 633-4026 JOIN THE Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition for our monthly membership meeting on Thursday, June 18 from 5 to 7pm, CYO Hall, 4th and Steele. 334-9317 for info THE YUKON Lung Association Annual General Meeting will be Thursday June 25th at 7:00pm in the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre, 38 Lewes Boulevard

BUSY BEAVERS Pruning, Hauling, Chainsaw Work, and General Labour Call Francois & Katherine 456-4755

THE WHITEHORSE Mud Boggs, June 27th, see the Trucks @10am, races start@11am. Contact Tamara 334-8453

CLEANING SERVICES 23 yrs experience. Reliable, honest, professional attitude, Car detailing, organizing, my own supplies or yours, . Reasonable rates, references. Commercial, industrial, apartment buildings & residential. Cheryl 667-2882

WANTED: YUKON Art Society looking for volunteers to help with Arts Up Front on July 15-19 at the Whitehorse Waterfront Wharf. Various positions available, contact for more info. 667-4080 PGI IS June 27, 2015 at Mountain View Golf Club. We are still looking for contributer, volunteers or sponsors. Call us at Yukon Learn 668-6280 FREE KIDS summer programs at Whitehorse Public Library June 16–Aug 13 for ages 4-12, registration required, space limited. To register call 667-5239 or email PUCK POCKETS AGM Thursday July 9, 2015 at 19:00 hrs, location 17-9th Ave, Whitehorse

CPAWS YUKON AGM Tuesday June 23, CPAWS office, 506 Steele Street, 5:30pm barbeque & 6:30 meeting. For more info contact Lisa at 393-8080. Everyone welcome

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS will be holding a meeting on June 15th at 6:30 at Second Opinion Society 304 Hawkins St. Contact Kim Tucker 336-1416

DID YOU get a Robocall during the 2011 election? Independent filmmaker Peter Smocznski wants to talk to you. Contact Tom Parlee, 633-4786, with Fair Vote Yukon.

JOIN READER, Paddy Colfer, for Tales from Ireland. Well Read Books 1:00 Sunday, June 14. This "Connecting through Stories" event is free. Refreshments served.

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Lance & Robin Couch and Great Grandparents

Leslie & Carolyn Couch would like to welcome to the family...

Jayden Jerry Couch Roberts Jayden was born on June 7, 2015 at WGH. Weighing in at 7lbs 8oz.


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


JUNE 10, Yukon Bird Club trip along the Millennium Trail with Jenny Trapnell. Meet at the fish ladder in Riverdale at 6:30pm. This event is wheel-chair accessible

YUKON PRIDE: 24+ Hours of Gaylight. Events for the LGBTQ community and allies, June 25 - 27. Parade, picnic, dance and more! Details at

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ELECTRICIAN •Licensed •General Handyman Services •Light Carpentry, Drywall, etc •Free Estimates •10% Seniorʼs Discount 332-7879


LOG CABINS: Professional Scribe Fit log buildings at affordable rates. Contact: PF Watson, Box 40187, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 6M9 668-3632


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7:00PM North Star Group Comm. Support Ctr. 1233-2nd Ave.

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 PAINTING Williamson Yukon Services offers int/exterior, redo decks, fences, sheds etc. Reputable, reliable, reasonable. 18 years in Yukon Ph. 333-0403 EMERGENCY REPAIRS Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, yard & garden maintenance, lamp reno & repair, painting, window washing, gutter cleaning, small furniture repair, all other household maintenance or repairs. Phone 393-2275 SUBARU GURU Fix•Buy•Sell Used Subarus 30 year Journeyman Mechanic Towing available Mario 333-4585 JOSEF GRAF PAINTING Certified Journeyman for 20 seasons Residential & Commercial Free estimates and consultations 335-2300 Master quality in the Yukon TITAN DRYWALL Taping & Textured Ceilings 27 years experience Residential or Commercial No job too small Call Dave 336-3865 TRUE NORTH ELECTRIC Now serving the Communities Residential • Commercial New and Renovations Licensed • Bonded • Insured Over 30 years experience Lance 867-332-2623 FROGGY SERVICES PEST CONTROL For all kinds of work around the house Windows & Wall Cleaning & Painting Clean Eavestroughs Carpentry Yard Work etc. References available 867-335-9272

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MONDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 8:00 pm New Beginnings Group (OM,NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. TUESDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 7:00 pm Juste Pour Aujourd’hui 4141B - 4th Avenue. 8:00 pm Ugly Duckling Group (CM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. WEDNESDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St.. 8:00 pm Porter Crk Step Meeting (CM) Our Lady of Victory, 1607 Birch St. 8:00 pm No Puffin (CM,NS) Big Book Study Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. THURSDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Grapevine Discussion Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 7:30 pm Polar Group (OM) Seventh Day Adventist Church 1609 Birch Street (Porter Creek) FRIDAY: 12 noon Joy of Living (OM, NS) Big Book Discussion Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. 1:30 pm #4 Hospital Rd. (Resource Room) 8:00 pm Whitehorse Group (OM, NS) Maryhouse, 504 Cook St. SATURDAY: 1:00 pm Sunshine Group (OM, NS) DETOX Building, 6118-6th Ave. 2:30 pm Women’s Meeting Whitehorse General Hospital (Board Room) 7:00 pm Hospital Boardroom (OM, NS) SUNDAY: 1:00 pm Sunshine Group (OM, NS) DETOX Building, 6118-6th Ave. 7:00 pm Hospital Meeting Boardroom (OM, NS) NS - No Smoking OM - open mixed, includes anyone CM - closed mixed, includes anyone with a desire to stop drinking AA 867-668-5878 24 HRS A DAY

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TENDER CALL FOR SUPPLY, DELIVER, AND PLACEMENT OF INTERLOCKING CONCRETE BLOCKS, AT TESLIN SOLID WASTE FACILITY The Village of Teslin is seeking tenders for the Supply and Delivery of eighty (80) concrete blocks delivered to Teslin Solid Waste Facility. The contact person for clariďŹ cation of the work to be completed will be Cole Hunking at (867) 390-2530 during the business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Tender packages are available at the Village ofďŹ ce. The Public Tender closes at 4:00 pm Thursday June 18, 2015. Opening of the tenders will be immediately afer the closing of the tender period. The lowest or any tender is not necessarily accepted.



LAND LOTTERY AND TENDER Whistle Bend and Ingram Subdivisions Energy, Mines and Resources, Land Management Branch is holding a land lottery and tender in the Whistle Bend Subdivision for 28 single family lots, 22 duplex lots (11 sites), six multifamily lots (tender) and one commercial lot (tender). One multifamily lot and one townhouse site (4 lots) will also be available by tender in the Ingram Subdivision. Information is available from: Land Management Branch 3rd Floor, Room 320 Elijah Smith Building 300 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Or online at: Deadline: Lottery applications must be received before 4:30 p.m., June 19, 2015. Tender bids must be received before 4:30 p.m., June 24, 2015. Lottery Draw and Tender Opening: Applications for the lottery will be drawn at 1:00 p.m., June 23, 2015 and the Tender Opening will take place at 1:00 p.m., June 25. Both events will take place in Room 1A, Elijah Smith Building. Applicants and the general public are welcome to attend the draw. $OOVXFFHVVIXODSSOLFDQWVZLOOEHQRWLÂżHGWKHQH[WGD\ For more information contact the Land Management Branch at (867) 667-5215 or Toll-free 1-800-661-0408 local 5215.


TENDER CALL FOR SUPPLY/DELIVER, ROLL OFF CONTAINERS, AT TESLIN SOLID WASTE FACILITY The Village of Teslin is seeking tenders for the Supply and Delivery of two 40 yard roll off containers with rigid lids and single piece tailgate, and one 30 yard roll off container open top with single piece tail gate delivered to Teslin Solid Waste Facility. The contact person for clariďŹ cation of the work to be completed will be Cole Hunking at (867) 390-2530 during the business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Tender packages are available at the Village ofďŹ ce. The Public Tender closes at 4:00 pm Thursday June 18, 2015. Opening of the tenders will be immediately afer the closing of the tender period. The lowest or any tender is not necessarily accepted.




Project Description: Design, build, deliver, and install small heated sheds to be situated within Search and Rescue (SAR) cold storage units. The heated sheds will be used as secure warm storage for a small amount of temperature senstive SAR equipment. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 30, 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 Pete Smillie at (867) 667-5220. 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:

Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 29, 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 Stan Dorosz at (867) 667-3164. Viewing Dates: Tuesday June 16 (12 pm - 2 pm) Wednesday June 24 (12 pm - 2 pm) Monday June 29(12 pm - 2 pm) Viewing Location: 9029 Quartz Road, Asset Compound Whitehorse YT 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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YUKON NEWS PASCAL PAINTING CONTRACTOR PASCAL AND REGINE Residential - Commercial Interior-Exterior Ceilings, Walls Textures, Floors Spray work Small drywall repair Excellent quality workmanship Free estimates 633-6368

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of

Phyllis Doreen Eckersley, of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Deceased, who died on May 19, 2015, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at the address shown below, before the 19th day of June, 2015, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice.

JACK OF ALL TRADES Concrete work: •Concrete repairs, pressure wash and reseal of exposed driveways •Light duty welding •Loads to the dump •Yard clean-up and more Phone 333-9084 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


FREELANCE CATSKINNER Retired too early. Looking for Dozer to run this season. Any size, location or type of work. Good at finish work on small ones or ripping and bulking on big ones. 40+ years of experience. Will consider supervisory work or training young ones but prefer just moving dirt, lots of dirt w/ no wear & tear. 867-689-1998

Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 25, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location.

PUBLIC TENDER BUILDING REPAIR STORAGE WAREHOUSE LOT 6 BLOCK 30 MAYO, YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 23, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location.

BY: Sheila L. Sale c/o Lackowicz & Hoffman Suite 300, 204 Black Street Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2M9 Tel: (867) 668-5252 Fax: (867) 668-5251

Site Visit: June 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Robert Kostelnik at 867-667-5795.

The highest ranked or lowest priced submission may not necessarily be accepted. 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:


Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 23, 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 Kelly at (867) 667-8980. Site Visit Scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM 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. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. The Yukon Business Incentive Policy will apply to this project. Bidders are advised to review documents to determine Certificate of Recognition (COR) requirements for this project. View or download documents at:

Project Description: Picking up and returning bank deposit bag from the Main Liquor Warehouse and Whitehorse Liquor Store to designated bank in Whitehorse. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 16, 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 Stephen Dunbar-Edge at (867) 667-5245. 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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ATTENTION: DAWSON CITY HOMEOWNERS Energy North Construction will be in Dawson City starting June 24/15 and will be available for building insulation upgrade assessments. We will have an industrial vacuum system to clean out your attic and spray foam equipment to upgrade your buildings. Call 867-667-7414 to set up an appointment for a free assessment and estimate. JUDEʼS PAINTING & HOME RENOVATIONS •Interior & Exterior painting •Kitchen/bathroom renovations •Hardwood & Laminate flooring •Tile •Window & door installation Additions, sheds & water rooms Call 334-6175

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If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Robert Kostelnik at 867-667-5795.


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


AND FURTHER, all persons who are indebted to the Estate are required to make payment to the Estate at the address below.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Site Visit: June 11, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. 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:

PUBLIC TENDER BUILDING UPGRADE YUKON HOUSING UNIT #867600 - LOT 25 GROUP 953 PELLY CROSSING, YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 23, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Robert Kostelnik at 867-667-5795. Site Visit: June 11, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. 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:

LOST: SMALL 12-yr-old male Pomeranian dog on the Aishihik Road evening of March 16, 2015. Looks like a little red fox, is very badly missed. Please call 332-8507 FOUND: CANOE floating down upper Yukon river around midnight 30/5/15, towed it back home with contents, to claim please describe, will keep for 2 weeks then itʼs gone. 250-254-1945 LOST: KAYAK paddle, lost last summer at Army Beach, white blades/blue shaft, call if you found it. 667-4440 LOST: KEYS downtown on May 26, one key has yellow tag on it, reward offered. Please call 604-290-5425 FOUND: 668-6102

BLACKBERRY charger. Call

LOST: BLACK Gerber multi tool on or near the southeast end of the trail circling the airport runway close to the eagle viewing area. 456-2542or334-3986 BIG REWARD offered, lost my digital camera on Friday June 5 in downtown Whitehorse, is small cheap Sony with green case, but memory card is very important. Contact: LOST: VAN keys, missing last Wednesday night on the Granger trails. If found please call 633-6288



OPEN HOUSE Fox Lake Local Area Plan The EMR Land Planning branch, Ta’an Kwäch’än Council, and Kwanlin Dün First Nation are holding a public open house for Fox Lake local area planning process. The purpose of the open house is to present the background information for the Fox Lake area. When: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Where: Fox Lake Campground For more information, please visit online: Or Contact: Energy, Mines and Resources, Land Planning branch Tomoko Hagio • 867-667-3179 or 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3179 Ta’an Kwäch’än Council Amanda Taylor • (867) 668-3613 ext. 285 Kwanlin Dün First Nation John Meikle • (867) 633-7859

PURCHASE OF CHLORINE DOSING PUMPS Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is July 2, 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 Jenny Richards at (867) 3936387. 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. This tender is subject to Chapter Five of the Agreement on Internal Trade. View or download documents at:

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Sports Equipment EXCELLENT STARTER board, mid-range quality, adj bindings, 54" long, excellent edges/bottom, top like new with stomping pad (req no finishing), appraised at $250, asking $150. 336-4898 MEN'S RIGHT hand Wilson golf clubs w/nearly new carry/stand bag, Dunlop 460cc driver, 3W, 4,5,7,9, putter, & 2 wedges. Carlos @ 334-1013 TRAIL BIKE, good condition, for kids, has attachment to adult bike, $130. 689-6194 13' X 10' oval trampoline with no safety net, must be disassembled for moving, $285 firm. 668-2939 16ʼ INFLATABLE 25hp Johnson outboard, $2,500 obo. 334-3607 BIKE RACK, 3 bikes, for car by SportRack, $50. 335-3477 BIKE TRAILER, Bob Yak, single wheeler, vg shape, axle/quick release included, fits 26” 27.5” 29” and 700C wheels, $225 obo. 335-7184 COLLECTORS BIKE, rare, 1990 Honda Pacific Coast Touring 800, mechanically excellent, new tires, 22km, $2,500. 333-9020 PROFESSIONAL HOME-MADE dog sled, was asking $1,800, now asking $700 obo. Moving, must sell. Marcel @ 334-2905 BIFFY SACK, lightweight, minimalist shelter by Integral Design, waterproof but breathable, used only twice, large size, new $280 US, asking $160 obo. 667-4523

PUBLIC TENDER EXTERIOR RETROFIT YUKON HOUSING UNIT #852500 - 110 RAWLINSON DR., CARMACKS, YUKON Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 25, 2015. Please refer to the procurement documents for the closing time and location. If documents are available they may be obtained from Yukon Housing Corporation, 410 Jarvis Street, Whitehorse, Yukon. Technical questions may be directed to Laura Vanderkley at 867-667-8114. Site Visit: June 17, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. 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:

YUKON NEWS ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE treadmill, $25. 633-4465

2 WINTEC saddles, 1 English leather saddle, all in good condition, $200 ea. 334-3216

MENʼS RIGHT-HAND 11-piece golf set w/bag & cart plus extras, $150. 633-4465

1950 W-D-9 McCormick Deering (IHC) 50hp farm tractor, good shape; rear rubber tractor wheels & tires, 14-9 24”. 668-2332

EXTERNAL FRAME backpack, Camp Trails Night Song 60, used 3 times, designed for women, fully adjustable, roomy, comfortable, extra padding in waistband straps, $60. 633-6404 LADIES RIGHT-HAND 7-piece golf set w/bag, $50. 633-4465

Livestock HORSE HAVEN HAY RANCH Irrigated Timothy/Brome mix No weeds or sticks Small squares 60 lbs plus 4 ft x 5 ft rounds 800 lb Free delivery for larger orders Straw square bales available 335-5192 • 668-7218 QUALITY YUKON MEAT No hormones, steroids or additives Grass raised grain finished. Hereford beef - $5.50/lb Domestic wild boar - $7/lb Order now for guaranteed spring or fall delivery. Whole, half or custom order. Samples available 668-7218 • 335-5192 HAY FOR SALE •Dry bales kept under a shelter •Great quality hay 60-70 lb bales, $10 35-40 lb bales, $8 633-4496 or HAY & STRAW FOR SALE Excellent quality hay •Timothy/grass mix, 60 lb $14.50 •Timothy/Brome hay, 60 lb $14.50 •Straw bales (baled in spring) $5 NielsenFarmsMaureen 333-0615 or HORSE & PONY FOR SALE. Appendix QH gelding, 15.3hh, 20yrs. Welsh/Arab pony gelding, 12.2hh, 12yrs. Both ridable and sound. Please call for more info about these two horses. 867-334-4066.

RECRUITMENT AGENCIES FOR YUKON GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE SEARCHES Project Description: For recruitment services of executive search services to all Yukon Government departments, including Yukon Liquor Corp., Yukon Housing Corp., Yukon Development Corp., and Workers’ Compensation Health & Safety Board. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is June 30, 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 Donna Cebuliak at (867) 6673550. 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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SINGLE BED, Posturpedic, box spring, steel frame, mattress, mint cond, $100. 633-2837

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

3/4 SIZE (48" wide) Searsopedic mattress, boxspring & frame, good condition, very clean, can deliver to home, $50. 668-4321

BABY PRAM/STROLLER, dark blue/white w/rain cover & large basket, Chicco Bell Epoque $145, Jeep Wrangler stroller, dark blue/yellow, easy fold down $35, baby car seat $20, all vg cond. 334-8847

VINTAGE DANISH teak desk, roll-top, wide drawers, great condition, $375. 456-2201

BABY SWING, good cond, $10. 668-5185

4 BAR chairs, $40 for all, 2 good cond, 2 need minor repair, patio tables, $25, coffee table, $20. 336-1406 or 668-6446

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 LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN NANNY for 4 children.  High energy, responsible person needed to help care for our 4 kids. Room and board provided. Wage negotiable depending on experience, 20-40 hours/week. Must be willing to work irregular schedule.  Light house cleaning duties.  Start date: ASAP. Call 633-4577 or emai

Furniture KING SIZE bed w/box spring, like new, $600. 335-5352 LEATHER BURGUNDY swivel chair, good cond, $30. 334-8318 SOFA, LIKE new, brown fabric with accents, $400 obo. 668-6721 WANTED: FUTON base in good condition. 668-4308

MASSEY DISC seed drill, working condition, $500. 633-3608


OLDER WOODEN desk w/centre drawer, 2 banks of drawers incl large drawer & 2 paper trays, $100. 633-2602

L-SHAPED COMPUTER desk w/2 cupboards & attached printer stand, $50. 633-2602




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

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SWIVEL ROCKER chair w/rocker Ottoman, $150. 334-4568

LARGE WOOD office desk, 3 drawers each side & matching credenza, 2 large metal filing cabinets, one shelf type w/4 shelves, other drawer type w/4 drawers. 633-6553 KINGSIZE BED w/frame & boxsprings, $200. 332-2352 HOME MADE bunk beds, incl 2 mattresses, pillows, sheets & heavy blanket, $200 for the set. 334-9531 HIGH DINING room table & 4 chairs, paid $700, asking $200. 334-8873

Personals CITIZENS ON PATROL. Do you have concerns in your neighborhood & community? Be part of the solution! Volunteer valuable time to the C.O.P.S. program. With your eyes & ears we can help stomp out crime. Info: RCMP 867-667-5555

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Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) Addition & Renovation Tender Package TP-03 (Mechanical) & TP-04 (Electrical) Dease Lake, BC TNDC is inviting contractors to submit stipulated prices for the supply of all labour and materials for two separate tender packages for the addition and renovation to an existing TNDC-owned garage and administrative building in Dease Lake, BC. The project includes renovation of 6,215 square feet of existing wood frame construction and the addition of 7,100 square feet of new wood frame construction. These are the third and fourth of five tender packages.

LOAD, HAUL AND STOCKPILE RIP RAP, KM 49.0, SILVER TRAIL #11, YUKON, 2015-2016 Project Description: Loading and hauling 2,500 cubic metres of Class II rip rap from km 543.0 RHS of the Klondike Highway and stockpiling it at km 49.0 RHS of the Silver Trail. Submissions must be clearly marked with the above project title. The closing date for submissions is July 2, 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 Dick Stilwell at (867) 633-7927. 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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TP-03 Mechanical Includes, but is not limited to the following: boiler and radiant heating system & distribution, unit heaters, heating coil piping, radiant baseboards, plumbing, washroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, outside services, septic tank, water line relocation, air handling unit, ducting and fire dampers, gills, louvers and diffusers, fire extinguishers, oil interceptor system, in-slab sump and drainage, exterior drain pipe, propane systems fitting, propane overhead radiant heaters, fume exhaust systems, seismic restraint and coordination with other contracts, and their respective schedules, on site.

TP-04 Electrical Includes, but is not limited to the following: electrical/Data Voice Raceways and terminations, cables and wiring systems, 0-1000v wiring systems, fastening and support for electrical systems, junction, pull boxes and cabinets, outlet boxes, conduit boxes and fittings, breaker panel backboards, interior and exterior lighting fixtures, emergency lighting units, exit signs, motion detectors, key-pad entry pads, security system, smoke detectors, seismic restraint and coordination with other contracts, and their respective schedules, on site. Sealed tenders, completed in conformance with the contract documents provided, will be received up to 4:00 pm local time Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the offices of: Carlyle Shepherd & Co. 2nd Floor, 4544 Lakelse Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1P8 Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) Block D, 6504 Highway 37 Dease Lake, BC V0C 1L0 866-827-8632 (toll-free) 250-771-5482 Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd. Suite 26, 1114 Front Street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1A3 Contract documents will be made available at the same addresses above. Technical questions will be received by email only and may be directed to Kelly Edzerza-Bapty, Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd ( Electronic drawings for TP-03 and TP-04 may be requested at the email address above. Architectural and structural drawings (TP-01) are also available electronically. It is the Tenderer’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with all available information.

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