NND Boots Champion, Appoints Interim Chief

Ed Champion is out as Chief of the Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation in Mayo.
 
A release posted on the First Nation's website says Champion was removed last week under their laws and regulations.
 
Nancy Hager has been named as the interim Chief until regular elections are held in early March.
 
Hager says change is sometimes difficult but needed, and the First Nation remains dedicated to responsible and accountable government, and committed to citizens.
 
No reason was given for Champions' removal.
 
 
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Fines Handed Out In Horse Wrangler Death

Yukon Worker's Compensation Health and Safety Board is fining the Yukon Government’s Agriculture Branch and a contractor after an accident that claimed the life of a horse wrangler.
 
Last January, Arnold Johnson was attempting to capture wild horses near Kusawa Lake, when he struck his head on the frozen ground, resulting in his death. 
 
YG's Agriculture Branch is being fined $5000 for failing to establish a complete occupational health and safety program.
 
Dan Sabo is the contractor facing a $750 fine for failing to properly assess the risks associated with the job and for not providing appropriate personal protective equipment.
 
The WCB says the dollar value of a penalty does not and cannot reflect the loss...
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WL Principal One Of Canada's Best

Watson Lake Secondary School's Principal is getting a National Award.
 
Jean MacLean has been named one of Canada's Outstanding Principals.
 
President of the Learning Partnership Ekela Peoples says MacLean was nominated by her education peers for the award.
 
MacLean will join 39 other principals from across Canada on February 22nd in Toronto.
 
It's the 11th year for Canada's Outstanding Princiapal progra
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Yukon Mine Into Temporary Shutdown

Yukon Zinc Corporations' Wolverine Mine has closed its doors tempararly.
 
The company says in a letter to suppliers the mine north of Watson Lake could be closed between three to nine months.
 
Watson Lake Mayor Richard Durocher says he estimates the mine employs 20-50 people from his community.
 
He hopes the mine will be back up in 90 days, noting there has not been any affects in the community just yet.
 
However, Durocher says if the mine closure turns permanent, there will be impacts to Watson Lake.
 
There's no word from the company yet on how many people will be laid off.
 
Wolverine went into production in 2011.
 
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