- Mulcair Wows Party Faithful
- B.C. Coroner to Preside Over Inquest
- Ross River Bridge
- MLA's Back To Legislature March 25th
- Dawson Hunter Fined
Yukon's Coroner says a B-C Coroner will presided over an inquest into two women who died after being treated at the Watson Lake Hospital.
Kirsten MacDonald says Coroner Norman Leibel will oversee June's inquest into the deaths of 47-year old Teresa Ann Scheunert and 60-year old Mary Johnny.
Leibel has 12 years experience with the B-C Coroner's service, with six as deputy chief coroner.
Macdonald says the appointment is to ensure the proceedings, findings, and any possible recommendations are distinct and separate from any previous findings of the chief coroner in these two cases.
The inquest is a fact-finding forum, and no fault or blame will be assessed by the inquest's jury.
It's scheduled to run from June 2nd,...Read More
The company contracted to remove the Ross River Suspension Bridge has been turned away by local residents.
As equipment rolled into town yesterday, to begin the work of dismantling the unsafe parts of the bridge such as the deck, they were met by about 25 protesters who wouldn't let them on the ice of the Pelly River.
The company then turned around and left town.
Ross River Dena Council Chief Brian Ladue says residents want to know the future of the bridge, adding that the community just wants to know what its options are, noting access to the north side of the river is very important.
Community Services Minister Brad Cathers confirmed to The RUSH late Tuesday afternoon, the Yukon Government would issue a request for...Read More
Yukon's Premier says the speaker will reconvene the first session of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly March 25th.
Darrell Pasloski makes the announcement in a release issued Tuesday morning.
He says the focus of this spring sitting will be the Territorial Budget, noting the Government will continue to deliver on their commitments and to achieve benefits for Yukoners, while spending responsibly.
The release says a number of other legislative proposals will be part of the sitting.
Pasloski is in Washington where he is advocating for the continued funding of the Shakwak Highway Project by the U.S. Government.Read More
It is a five year hunting ban and $6,500 in fines for a Dawson City man who plead guilty to charges under the Wildlife Act in Territorial Court.
Four charges under the act were laid after an incident involving a bison near Haines Junction in 2011.
The charges included hunting by aircraft, failing to make a reasonable effort to kill wounded wildlife, wasting meat, and using a vehicle to transport wildlife in a closed game management subzone.
The man will have to pay the fine, and cannot apply for a hunting licence or hunt for five years.
He also can't be with someone while they are hunting.
The man is also ordered to take a course on responsible hunting.Read More