The Klondike Sun
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 online edition VOL. 21 NO. 19 $1.25
Christmas in Dawson a True Community Affair
Photos: Josée Bonhomme
A wonderful feast was laid out for the entire community to
share. All the trimmings were there, ham, turkey, stuffing,
salads, vegetables and bannock. Volunteers cooked the turkeys The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in’s Community Hall was full of revelers in holiday goodwill. The mural
all over town, Angela Rear helped with the details, and it was in the background is a scene from traditional village life TH-style at Moosehide, on the banks
a fantastic meal, accompanied by music and carol singing. of the Yukon River, source of traditional food and the major highway before roads were built.
Many TH Citizens honoured for Service Ryan & Wood Honoured as Yukon Metals
The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Employee of the Year was The Elder of the Year award shine at Mineral Exploration Roundup
Community Awards were shared by Tim Gerberding and was given to Julia Morberg, Whitehorse (January 18, 2010) – Yukon’s metals potential is
handed out at the First James MacDonald, who has with honourable mentions taking the spotlight at the annual Mineral Exploration Roundup.
Nation's traditional community since moved on to Whitehorse to Percy Henry and Victor “Yukon continues to achieve significant recognition by Can-
Christmas Dinner open to all as Executive Director of the Henry. ada’s mineral sector, despite the global economic challenges
citizens. Ta'an Kwӓch'ӓn. Allison Anderson was facing the mineral industry,” Premier Dennis Fentie said. “Our
Volunteer of the Year went The Youth Award went commitment to Yukon’s mining industry is yielding results.”
recognized again as the Citizen
to Victor Henry, with Karen to Allison Anderson, with of the Year, with honourable Hosted each year by the Association for Mineral Exploration Brit-
Farr and Kevin Mendelsohn honourable mentions to Tanner mention given to Peggy ish Columbia (AMEBC), Roundup brings together organizations
as runners-up. Sidney and Tyler Rear. Kormendy and Angela and people representing all components of the global mineral
Rear. exploration and mining sector.
This year, Yukon received special recognition by the AMEBC
IN THIS ISSUE (24 pages!): More photos on p. 2 with two significant awards.
1 - TH Awards / Ryanwood 12-16 - TV Guide deleted Yukoner Shawn Ryan has been selected as the recipient of
Exploration honoured 17 - 20 Years Ago in the the H.H. “Spud” Huestis Award for excellence in prospecting
2 - Page 1 items concluded Sun and mineral exploration. Ryan’s pioneering exploration work
3 - Competing projects 18 - W. Ogilvie #2 in the Dawson Range led to increased industry interest in the
4 - Uffish: Too Much 19 - Reading Recovery /
Time/Nemo’s Notions Blackout / Social Justice White Gold District. Over 8,000 claims were staked in the
5 - Letter from J. Robb / Films at Danoja Zho district last year with more than a dozen companies actively
Town Calendar of Events 20 - Authors on 8th - working in the area.
6 - Fulda Follies Thompson Accepting the award Ryan, as always, said that it belonged
7 - Double Bob Fun 21 - Bookends: Cabin Fever (867) 993-5486 equally to this wife, Kathy Wood, the other half of Ryan-
8 - Chamber Awards / No / More Comics Page Monday-Friday: 11 am-6 pm wood.
Foul Play suspected 22 - Obituaries / Truck is Saturday: 10 am-6 pm In addition, Stephen Quin and Bruce McLeod of Capstone
9 - A New Gold Rush: Un- Free / Students: Don’t Sundays: 12 Noon-4 pm Resources are being recognized for their achievements in
derworld Story gets better Worry About Deadlines developing the Minto Mine with the E.A. Scholz Award for
10 - Parvovirus False Alarm 23 - Classifieds, Jobs, Busi- excellence in mine development. Capstone Mining Corporation
/ Raven Poem ness Directory & Quickies
11 - News Canada 24 - City of Dawson News continues to exceed production expectations and has recently
HealthTips / Library Notes & Notices Cont’d on p. 2
page 2 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Yukon Minerals Shine in Vancouver Photo: Dan Davidson
Cont’d from p. 2
announced an expansion in
reserves which will extend the
“I am pleased to congratulate
Yukon’s AMEBC award recipi-
ents,” Energy, Mines and Re-
sources Minister Archie Lang
said. “Spanning exploration and
development, this recognition
highlights the success of the
Yukon government’s compre-
hensive approach to support-
ing growth in Yukon’s mineral
tives from Energy, Mines and
Resources and Economic De-
velopment will attend Roundup
to promote Yukon’s mineral po-
tential and provide information
on Yukon’s management of the Shawn and Cathy Ryan at the Underworld reception
territory’s mineral resources.
at the Oddfellows’ Hall last October.
Photos: Dan Davidson & Josée Bonhomme
Julia Morberg (left) and
Allison Anderson (right)
Gerberding Music by the Hän Singers, Simon
(left) and Crelli, Peter Menzies, James Roberts,
Victor Henry and Wilbur Kendi
The Hӓn Singers carolled away in the Hӓn Language
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 3
YESAB Must Assess
by Dan Davidson the road, mine those gravels and gravel pit site and the other be-
Definition of a conundrum: wind up the work on that site, low the residential subdivision
competing uses for the same piece based on a scenario developed by called Pierre Berton Drive. The
of land. the Careys, but backed out of the latter site is not, according to the
The Dawson Designated Of- project when he found the regula- Careys, part of their current ap-
Mining, Housing? The snowbound site off Dome Road
fice of the Yukon Environmental tory process would take too long plication, though it does contain
and Socio-Economic Assessment for his timetable. placer claims.
Board was host to just such a At that time, it was thought that These claims were all outside
thorny beast on Monday, Janu- a couple of summer seasons would the boundaries of the town when
ary 19, when simultaneous open dispose of the gold potential on they were staked and were grand-
houses were called to solicit the claims. Carey now believes it fathered when the boundary was In-Store Tel:
comments on two projects that will take longer than that, and so expanded by the Municipal Board Specials & 993-6567
would like to make use of the old has applied for a ten-year project in the early 1990s. Fresh Coffee Fax:
Dawson Dome Gravel Pit. approval. The issue for the YESAB every day! 993-5973
Project number 2009-0200 is a It is no surprise that both YTG would seem to be which set of
proposal from YTG Community Community Services and the rights trumps which. Is the need
Services to develop 14 residen- City of Dawson (according to the for the town to plan and expand
European cheeses and Organic foods
tial lots as a subdivision on the November 2009 project summary predominant, this giving the high Our Specialties
Dome Road at kilometre 1.2 from document) object to a plan that cards to surface rights, or should
the junction with the Klondike would halt residential develop- the placer miner’s subsurface IN A RUSH? IN A HURRY?
Highway. ment for this long. The town has rights prevail. Check out our Deli with ALL KINDS of great snacks!
This site has been selected been complaining of a shortage of While the YESAB office will Pizza by the slice, gourmet sandwiches and dessert goodies
after some four years of requests residential lots for nearly two de- have to consider each project as an
from the City of Dawson for the cades and, barring a bridge to give individual proposal, there doesn’t
development of new residential it access to suitable land in West seem to be any way to avoid the
lots. Indeed, during the last three Dawson, has nowhere to grow but overlap between the proponents’
years the Steins council regu- down the valley (the Dredge Pond desires.
larly bemoaned the government’s Subdivision) and up the Dome The deadline for comments Winter Hours
tortoise-like progress on this file, where subdivisions named after on the subdivision project is Feb.
for which discussions began dur- Robert Service, Jack London and 8, with the Slinky Mine deadline Mon to Fri: 8:30 am ~ 7:00 pm
ing the trusteeship. Pierre Berton were established in three days later. The Dawson of- Saturday: 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Community Services wants to the early 1990s. fice has 14 days after each dead-
begin preparation of the lots and Anyone looking at the Carey line to make a recommendation Closed Sundays & Holidays
necessary infrastructure in the proposal may be misled by the based on the hard data and other
spring or fall of 2010. public notice document, which input received. After that the ter- Party Platters for all occasions ~10 different kinds
The 17.9 hectare site had identifies two different areas ritorial government has 30 days to Custom orders ~ just call!
previously been a government where claims exist, one at the make a final decision.
gravel pit and, this is where it
gets complicated, has more re-
cently been an operating placer
mine for nearly two decades. It
has been owned by Darrell Carey
The second project, number
2009-0125, is Mr. Carey’s ap-
plication to continue mining the
19 placer claims he holds on an
annual basis between April and
October for the next ten years.
His operation is called the Slinky
While work at the claims has
been minimal for the last several
years, the Careys have always
known the property to be worth
developing. Rising gold prices
and the discovery, last summer,
that some of previously worked
gravels were yielding a good
return have made the Careys
anxious to begin working the
Until last summer the only
public discussion about those
claims concerned the unmined
prime land that lies under the
Dome Road. Acting on behalf of
the Careys, miner Stuart Schmidt
brought forward a plan to replace
OpiniOns in the Sun
page 4 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Uffish Thoughts: Too Much Time on My Hands
by Dan Davidson I pick up the occasional American to you as a result of taking this until you read it and see that half the life span of the children you
magazine for specific articles I drug which is supposed to help of the text is also warnings about may have later.
Time magazine is bugging me want to read, I don’t really need ease your depression. side-effects. If it weren’t that we already
about my subscription. It will run one that seems to be turning into Basically, if you don’t happen By the way, the really bad have the problem of Fetal Alcohol
out in April but, in typical Time an only slightly more intelligent to be one of the people for whom news in Time’s recent edition had Syndrome to worry about, that
fashion, they’ve been sending version of its sister magazine, this drug works properly, it will to do with a new science called news might be enough to drive
me renewal notices since last People. either make your symptoms epigenetics, which postulates, some people to drink, never mind
fall. There just doesn’t seem to It’s not just that, though. Even worse, or create some tangential, among other things, that if you the pills.
be any way to tell them to give without the reduction in Canadian possibly fatal, medical condition started smoking before puberty
up. I’ve already decided not to content and a worldview that only that will certainly take your you have automatically shortened Nemo’s Notions:
renew again. deals with those parts of the world mind off your original
I’ve had a Time magazine where America has an interest, depression.
subscription since 1969, so this is leafing through Time is just Sixteen pages in there’s
certainly a break with household getting to be too depressing. This an ad for people who might
tradition, but the world is is largely because the advertising be having trouble breathing,
changing, and the magazine has people seem to have taken over followed by another page of
certainly changed, and it just the magazine in recent months. mouse-print about all the
doesn’t seem to be a requirement Page after page is now devoted potential adverse side effects
any longer. to promoting pills and drugs of this drug - which include
They’ve offered me two sets to make your life better or, at not breathing at all.
of reduced rates, a tote bag, an least, less depressing. Some of Then, just in case you’re
electronic address book (how these are marked as advertising super -depressed after reading
absolutely 1980s is that?), a clock/ supplements and run on for the rest of the magazine, the
thermometer (got it last time) and several pages. Others simply final two pages of this issue
a travel alarm clock, as well as ambush you without warning. are taken up by an ad for
access to their digital archives. Take the most recent issue. a drug that appears to be a
They’re not quite desperate Once past the cover the first booster for the drug at the
enough to start giving away thing you encounter is not a front of the magazine. It
cellphones or web-dedicated table of contents but six pages of runs with the slogan “if an
notebook computers, but that day advertising for a drug to counter antidepressant isn’t enough”.
will probably come. bipolar depression. There’s a two- This time the mouse-print
I made the decision not to renew page section of normal-looking with all the warnings comes
last year when they announced advertising copy followed by four first and is followed by the
that they were phasing out their pages of mouse-print about all back cover which looks like
Canadian content section. While the bad things that could happen fairly normal advertising
Literary Society of the Klondike - Postal Costs are killing Us!
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we are increasing our subscription rates by about 10% to be able to cover our costs. Our subscribers and readers are the most important, and we wish to assure everyone that we stalled
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 5
LetteR It is also distressing to me that But to call everyone in the
to the Sun
this writer uses off-the-record and “Colourful Five Per Cent” an
confidential information offered to eccentric or misfit is just not ac-
her for background information, curate.
Also, there are some statements The writer who interviewed me
Current “Up Here” she makes that need to be cor- said she was going to let me check
rected. this article before it came out, but
Magazine Did Us For instance, I have received that did not happen.
Yukoners Wrong $10,000 for some extra-large
paintings, but I more typically get P.S. The writer also mentioned in
The story by Katharine Sandiford $5,000 for a painting. the front of the magazine that I
in the January-February edition of Furthermore, the disposition of am “the Klondike’s most popular
Up Here magazine is wrong in the my artifacts is well taken care of. artist.” I think that title should
way it describes the people I call And, finally, my good friend go to my good friend Halin de
the “Colourful Five Per Cent.” Larry (Cowboy) Smith is very Repentigny, of Dawson City, who
I have always respected the in- much alive, and out there trapping. has done more work there, through
teresting personalities I photograph This writer makes it sound like he the years.
and paint. It really upsets me when is a goner.
this writer describes them as all Personally, I really don’t mind Jim Robb
being eccentrics and misfits. Those being called a misfit or an eccen- Whitehorse, Yukon and
are not my words. tric, though I think the personal formerly of Dawson City
I regard most of the people details about me could have been
mentioned and shown in the story left out.
as just interesting and colourful
personalities. To put a single label
on them, as this writer does, is not Just a
Certainly, in any group of people The highway
of any size, there are bound to be
some eccentrics. But to call the
can be tricky.
people who make up the “Colour- Be careful
ful Five Per Cent” eccentrics, when
misfits, etc., is uncalled for, and travelling!
definitely not accurate.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN DAWSON NOW
This free public service helps our readers find their way through the many activities all over town.
Any small happening may need preparation and planning, so let us know in good time!
Dӓnojà Zho Cultural Centre - Mondays thru Feb. 15, doors 6:30, films start at 7:00 - Beyond the
Ice Cube Film Series - see story on p. 19.
Dawson Curling Club: 111th International Bonspiel on Feb. 5-7, $160/team, register by Feb. 3 -
Banquet, dancing and casino! To register, Connie 993-6066, Akio 993-5398, or Club at 993-6262.
Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) - Odd Gallery: Colin Lyons, Fitzgerald Rig thru
Feb. 26, gallery open Mon-Fri 11 am-5 pm, Sat noon-5. Artist in Residence to Jan. 30 is Ken Gregory
(Winnipeg) and Feb. 1 - Mar. 1 is Colin Skrapek (Saskatoon). 48-Hour Film Competition on Jan.
29-31, screenings on the 31st at 7:30 pm. The Silicone Diaries (a play) Feb. 2. Act Up! Tues. 7-9 pm
in Ballroom; Confluence Gallery Art Blog, submit your art! Monthly theme (Feb.) QUIET (Mar.)
LOUD - go to www.kiacblog.wordpress.com. Darkroom Club on Jan 28, $5 bi-weekly. Call 993-
5005 for info, or go to www.kiac.ca. Event tickets available at Maximilian’s.
Constellation Franco-Dawson - Wine & Cheese/Dégustation de vins et fromages chez Maxime, le
28 janvier, 17 h 30 (5:30 pm) end of Prospector Rd, Dredge Pond Subd., Info: 993-4420. Watch for
activities on the board at the little blue house (930-5th Avenue). For info, call 993-6231 or e-mail:
Seniors’ Hockey Tournament - Jan. 29-31 at Art & Margaret Fry Arena. Info: 993-2353
Oldtimers’ Hockey Tournament - Feb. 12-14 at the Art & Margaret Fry arena.
Bantam Hockey Tournament - Feb. 19-21 at the Arena. Info: 993-2353.
Klondike Active Trails & Transportation Sty - Gear Swap on Jan. 30, noon-2 pm at St. Mary’s
Church - U take home what U don’t sell, part of Wellness/Healthy Habits Day. Info 993-2353.
Yukon Quest Dawson Layover - Feb. 9-13, volunteers needed for food concession (Percy de Wolfe
Race volunteers, phone Justine to help out at 993-3517). Needed: cooks to prepare food at home and
servers for concession. Checkpoint info or to volunteer, call Gaby at 668-4711.
Dawson City Museum - Classic Movie Night on Wednesdays at 7 pm, Jan. 13: The Thin Man
(1934) with W. Powell & M. Loy. Research library open by request. Info: 993-5291.
Dawson City Community Library - Berton House Writer-in-Residence Mylène Gilbert-Dumas’
presentation: “Travel Through Time with a Historical Novel”, Feb. 8 at 7 pm. Winter hours are
Monday-Friday 12 noon-6:30 pm, Saturdays 11 am-4 pm, closed Sundays & stat. holidays. Call
993-5571 for info.
Westminster Hotel – Lounge opens at 4 pm Friday & Saturday, Live Music starts @ 10 pm. Double
Film Feature Sundays in the Lounge. Barnacle Bob on the piano and vocals from 4-8 pm Fridays
and Saturdays in the Tavern.
TH Comm. Support Services - Support for Residential School Survivors & Families: Feb. 8-10
& Feb. 22-24 from 1 pm to 9:30 pm. Info: call Freda Roberts at 993-7150.
Dawson City Chamber of Commerce - Regular meetings 2nd Wed of each month. Next meeting
Feb. 10 at the Downtown Hotel, noon-1 pm. Info: 993-5274.
Yukon College - Trades Exploration & Prep for Women Program; 16-week program starts
Mar. 8. Info: D. Nugent at 668-8748 or Admissions 1-800-661-0504. Get paid to learn!
Conservation Klondike Society Depot Hours (Downtown) - Sat, Sun, Mon, Wed: 1-5 pm, Tues: 3-7
pm. Donations of refundables may be left on the deck during off-hours. Info: 993-6666
Quigley Landfill Hours - New winter hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat 11 am-6 pm, info: call 993-7400.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Feb. 16. Donations to Haiti Relief.
in OUR community
page 6 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Fulda Follies in Dawson
work out. It was -49.5° C when
Story & Photos
they passed Ogilvie Camp on
by Dan Davidson
Day 1: Fulda Contestants The day was not, however, a
Brave Dawson’s Chill “As you can imagine the land-
After the -40° C drive to scape and the views are just in-
Dawson City on Monday, January credible up here. It was just gor-
11, the mere -30° C of Tuesday geous. Everybody enjoyed it.”
must have seemed a relief for the In terms of advertising, it’s just
participants in the 2010 Fulda what the tire manufacturer and
Challenge. the makers of the VW and Chev
The first event of the day was SUVs might have asked for.
held out front of the Jack London “It’s a real test for people and of
Cabin on 8th Avenue where a course for materials, for the cars
parked VW SUV waited to have and for the tires. To drive up in
its tire changed by 10 of the that temperature is real tough for
contestants. the material.”
While they were assisted by the On Wednesday night the group’s
fact that the tire had already been camping gear was also due for a
removed from the wheel, and the workout. While they stayed in
SUV had already been jacked up, hotel rooms in Dawson, the con-
there were other complications. testants spent the night at Eagle
The spare was on a sledge at the Plains in what Bergold said were
corner of Firth St. and 6th Avenue first rate winter tents and sleeping
along with three other tires. The bags.
whole load had to be hauled by “We have good gear - and we’re
one person up the slight hill to the hoping for Northern Lights.”
corner of Firth and 8th to where the Back in Dawson on Thursday,
SUV was parked. the group will have a meal in the
The hill was either somewhat Lounge at the Westminster Ho-
slippery footing, in areas that hadn’t tel and then head out to the ice
been sanded, or hard hauling, in bridge, where some sort of skat-
areas that had been sanded. ing event will take place around
The afternoon events included 8:30 that night. Bergold isn’t sure
a skidoo race with the media at just what that will be yet as it will
Dredge #4, a visit to the Dawson depend on the weather.
City Museum and a reception at This was the event that was
Klondike Nugget and Ivory, which actually supposed to have taken
is always a popular stop with our place on Tuesday, but they had
European visitors. forgotten the knee and elbow
pad safety equipment in White-
Day 2: Fulda Teams Pull horse, and so they substituted the
tire hauling and changing event,
Cars Instead of Run- which was originally scheduled
ning for Thursday.
Things didn’t go quite as planned
for the Fulda Challenge group on Day 3: Fulda Logs Off in
Wednesday, Jan. 13. Early in the Dawson City
morning they left Dawson for
Eagle Plains, at kilometre 371 on The Fulda Challenge teams
the Dempster Highway, planning travelled from Eagle Plains Lodge
to have the teams run a half mara- to Dawson on Thursday, Jan. 14,
thon after they arrived. making some of the journey in Photo captions (clockwise from the top) * Fulda folk gather at Jack London Square
* Mounting and fastening the ferocious spare tire.
It didn’t work out quite that blizzard conditions according to
* Westminster celebration - There’s probably no substitute for the
way, as event organizer Holger Environment Canada’s forecast allure of the Westminster Lounge as far as many visiting Europeans
Bergold explained from the bar at for the day. are concerned.
the lodge late that night. Arriving in Dawson they found * Yukon Contestant Sierra van der Meer hauls a sledge load of
“The weather was -40 and our that it had been snowing lightly tires up Firth St. to the Jack London Cabin to change a tire on a
race doctors didn’t allow us to most of the day. Between that and
* Log sawing - Organizers for the Fulda Challenge always have
start the event that cold. They said the roughness of the surface on the to be ready with a “Plan B” in case the planned events can’t be
the lungs would ice up and you ice bridge there was just no way to held.
would pull muscles and whatnot hold any sort of skating event in * Tough sledding - Some found the hill harder than others.
with that cold.” the evening, as had been planned. * Shopping at Klondike Nugget & Ivory - Shopping is a favourite
extreme sport amongst the Fulda Challenge folks. Uta Reilly’s
So instead they substituted a less After a dinner at the Westmin-
Klondike Nugget and Ivory Shop is one of their venues of choice
strenuous event involving pulling ster Hotel the teams faced the in which to drop a few euros.
an SUV a short distance. challenge of sawing sections from
“With this you don’t need such a hefty log just outside the Pink
an endurance.” Palace, the scene lit by headlights
They’re hoping for higher tem- with breath steaming in the air at Note: At the end of the competition,
peratures on the drive back to -21°C. which finished in Whitehorse, the
Dawson Thursday so that they There followed an evening of Canadian team of Sierra van der
can find a place somewhere along celebration at the Westminster and Meer (at right here) and Land
the route to do some other kind of the various other bars in town. Pearson took second place.
challenge. On Friday the convoy returned
Bergold isn’t sure how that will to Whitehorse.
in OUR community
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 7
Double the Fun at this Year’s
Story & Photos
by Dan Davidson
This year the Dawson
Community Library Board’s
annual Double Bob celebration was
combined with the Coffee House
group’s monthly event to make an
evening of food, poetry and music.
Between the two events about 36
people turned out in total.
Held in honour of the two Bobs
whose birthdays fall in January
(Robert Burns - January 25, 1759;
and Robert Service - January 16,
1874), the evening began with Ian
MacDonald’s reading of Burns’
“Address to a Haggis”, which he
then sliced ready for serving.
It was perhaps the only actual
traditional Scottish dish on the
Following the meal there were
three planned readings of poems
by the two Roberts and impromptu
recitations by several other lovers
At the conclusion of the Double
Bob feast of food and verse, the
hall was rearranged slightly to
usher in the January edition of the
monthly coffee house, featuring an
evening of music (about half of it
with a Celtic theme) and verse by
local talent Jesse Cook, Florian
Boulais, Simon Crelli, Christopher
Tom Tom, Dan Davidson, Peter
Menzies, Ian Nyland and Betty
Admission and the concession
for this part of the evening went
to support the high school band’s
planned trip to California.
Photo captions - clockwise from
* Cutting the Haggis - Ian
MacDonald cuts the Haggis after
* The Scottish look - Ian and Ellen
MacDonald and Chris Collin show
off their Scottish heritage.
* Recitation 1 – Pierre Weber,
Simon Crelli, Karen MacKay,
* Recitation 2 – Joann Vriend,
Ellen MacDonald, Barb Hanulik
and Dan Davidson (photo by Betty
* Jesse Cooke and Christopher
Tom Tom show off how much
Christopher has learned.
* Parading the Haggis.
* Florian Boulais and Simon Crelli
improvise a set of tunes during the
* Celtic tunes - A set of Celtic
fiddle tunes by Ian Nyland, Simon
Crelli and Peter Menzies formed
a musical bridge between the two
page 8 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Chamber Awards finally Presented
Story & Photos handed out at that time. Klondike Visitors’ As-
by Dan Davidson The December meeting sociation, picked up the
Chamber of Commerce of the organization saw KVA’s award for Cham-
Awards were announced two award winners pick ber Member of the Year.
last fall at the group’s up their plaques, which The incredibly busy
AGM, but the plaques were presented by new Mark Wickham (right),
hadn’t arrived to be Chamber manager Ev- of Across the River Con-
elyn Pollock. sulting, was on hand to
Gary Parker (below), receive his award for New
executive Director of the Business of the Year.
Foul Play Not Suspected in
Sudden Death in Dawson
Based on a Whitehorse Star article by Justine Davidson
VOLUNTEERS and RCMP Press Releases
993-5152 Police have responded to rumours of murder in Dawson City
Fax: 993-6834 by assuring residents a recent death in the former territorial
email@example.com capital was likely accidental.
OR DROP BY THE RADIO
STATION ON QUEEN ST. “While a definitive cause of death has not yet been deter-
BETWEEN FRONT ST. mined, preliminary results suggest foul play is not believed to
& 2ND AVENUE be cause of death,” RCMP spokesman Sgt. Don Rogers said on
Office hours Tuesdays Jan 7.
Noon till 2:00 pm
“There has been a number of rumours in regards to this death
that we would like to put to rest ... and it’s important for the
community to know that they are safe.”
Jeannie King was found dead outside an unoccupied house at
Fifth Avenue and York Street last Saturday.
Since then, the town has been swirling with speculation over
what or who killed the 56-year-old woman.
Her death was reported by another Dawson resident who was
out walking when he spotted King’s body on the empty prop-
erty at 1135 Fifth Ave.
According to Klondike Sun staff member Josée Bonhomme,
the man who found King reported seeing a significant amount
of blood on her body.
“It looks like there was a laceration on the back of the head,
so it looks like it could have been the result of falling,” Yukon
coroner Sharon Hanley told the Whitehorse Star Thursday,
reading from a preliminary autopsy report. The actual cause of
death will have to await the complete autopsy results, including
Hanley noted it was extremely cold in the hours before King
was found, with temperatures dropping to -35 degrees C.
“For a town this size to be confronted with a person dying
under any circumstance is difficult,” former mayor John Steins
said, “but in this case, where a person appears to have suc-
cumbed to the natural elements is particularly disturbing.
“If you are incapacitated in some sort of a fall, may the gods
be with you.”
Police believe King left a party in the early-morning hours
of Jan 2, but never made it home, according to an RCMP press
release issued Monday.
Alcohol consumption and frigid temperatures were identified
as possible factors in the woman’s death, the release stated.
The Yukon Coroner Service and the M Division RCMP Major
Crimes Unit continue to investigate this sudden death. Anyone
with any information on this incident is asked to contact the
Dawson City RCMP detachment at (867) 993-5555.
See our obituary page for a notice from the family.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 9
The New Gold Rush Continues at “White Gold” Project
Press Release mineralization was split into four
distinct zones for Golden Saddle.
UnderWorld’s Initial Resource The primary mineralized zone is
Estimate at Golden Saddle: coded as the 110 zone. The 120,
indicated resources of 1,004,570 130 and 140 zones have less con-
oz. at 3.2 grams per tonne gold tinuity along strike and are slightly
(AU) and inferred resources of shallower in dip. The 120 zone is
407,413 oz. at 2.5 g/t AU. modeled intersecting the 110 zone
down-dip, while the other zones
Underworld Resources Inc. has are presumed to intersect the 110
released the initial resource esti- zone at some depth below the cur-
mation for the Golden Saddle and rent model extents. An overall de-
Arc deposits at the White gold posit 580 m in strike length and up
property, Yukon. The resource at to 560 m in down-dip length has
Golden Saddle includes 1,004,570 been defined.
ounces at a grade of 3.2 g/t Au in
an indicated category, with an ad- The Golden Saddle Deposit
ditional 407,413 ounces of inferred remains open to expansion along Troubled by a
resources at an average grade of strike to the northeast, and down
2.5 g/t Au. At the Arc Zone, the
initial resource includes 170,470
dip to the northwest. Strength of
alteration and mineralization in-
ounces at an average grade of 1.2
g/t Au in the inferred category.
creases in intensity to the north-
east. The most northeasterly and
deepest holes completed to-date
The resource estimates were include holes WD09-101, which alcohol or drugs?
undertaken by SRK Consulting intersected 4.86 g/t Au over 23.38
(Canada) Inc and are reported in
accordance with the guidelines
meters and WD09-103 which in-
tersected 5.07 g/t Au over 25.38
meters. For a complete list of drill
of the Canadian Securities Ad-
ministration National Instrument hole intercepts and location maps, alcohol or drug
43-101. SRK carried out database please visit www.underworl-
verification, grade shell geometry, dresources.com. abuse by someone
variography, and ordinary krig-
ing exercises. A database with At Golden Saddle, gold miner- you love?
a total of 13,260 samples from alization is preferentially hosted
96 drill holes was used for the within metamorphosed felsic in-
Golden Saddle and Arc areas. The
indicated and inferred mineral re-
trusive units, as well as felsic and
mafic metavolcanic rocks, and
Alcohol and Drug Services offers
sources were classified according
to the CIM definition Standards
is associated with quartz veins,
stockworks, and breccia zones, as
a range of services for youth and adults
for Mineral Resources and Min- well as pyrite disseminations that trying to live a healthy lifestyle.
eral Reserves (December 2005) form NE striking and moderately
by Marek Nowak, P. Eng, of SRK NW dipping (+/-50 degrees) tabu-
Consulting a “qualified person” as
defined by NI 43-101.
lar bodies of gold mineralization.
Comprehensive metallurgical test-
Services for Adults — Inpatient Treatment Services
ing indicates that a 92% or better
We offer nine 28-day inpatient treatment programs a year. These programs deal
Indicated and inferred resourc- gold recovery can be expected
with the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual effects of addiction and
es were categorized as open pit or with a conventional plant at Gold-
en Saddle, with 6% to 9% of con- are tailored to each individual. The 2010 inpatient treatment program
underground utilizing 10 m by 10
tained gold reporting to a gravity dates are:
m by 10 m blocks at 0.5 g/t Au and
2.0 g/t Au cut-off grades, respec- concentrator prior to cyanidation WOMEN MEN
tively, and utilizing a Whittle shell (previously reported in UW NR #
1, Jan. 5, 2010).
March 21 – April 16 February 7 – March 5
model. Resources were estimated May 30 – June 25 April 25 – May 21
from a total mineral inventory of
September 12 – October 8 August 1 – August 27
1,480,870 ounces averaging 2.71 At Arc, a total of 15 holes at
g/t Au at the Golden Saddle De- approximately 100 m by 100 m
November 21 – December 17 October 17 – November 12
posit, and 170,470 ounces aver- collar spacing and a single wire- If you think you’d like to attend our treatment program, call us as soon as
aging 1.21 g/t Au at the Arc De- frame were used to establish the possible to set up an assessment. Due to limited bed capacity, the sooner you
posit. It should be cautioned that resource. Gold mineralization is submit your application for treatment, the better.
the mineral inventory estimates preferentially hosted within meta-
morphosed sedimentary rocks in
should not be misconstrued as
mineral resources. a broad zone ranging from to 10 Call us at 667-5777
At Golden Saddle, drill holes
to 30 m in thickness and dipping
34 degrees to the north-northeast.
or 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5777
completed on approximately 50 Mineralization is associated with
m by 50 m collar spacing were
used to establish the resource.
pyrite and arsenopyrite within si-
licified breccia and shear zones.
We can help.
Wireframes were constructed to The zone extends from the sur-
enclose mineralized zones with face, has a strike length of 600 m
composited assays greater than and extends 230 m down dip, and
0.5 g/t Au. The wireframes are is still open along strike and down
therefore grade shells guided by dip.
the geology and modeled on verti-
cal sections with closed polygons. Underworld is currently plan-
Composited lengths of 3 m and 10 ning an aggressive drill program Alcohol and Drug Services: We are located at:
m were used to further guide the for 2010 to further expand the Prevention Services 6118 Sixth Avenue
width of the wireframe mineral- Golden Saddle and Arc deposits, Detoxification Services Sarah Steele Building
ized zones, with the understanding and to drill test several new re- Outpatient Treatment Services Whitehorse, YT
that parts of the resource would be gional targets at the Company’s Inpatient Treatment Services Y1A 1M9
considered for open pit mining as extensive land position in the Youth Treatment Services (867) 667-5777
well as underground mining. The White Gold District. Community Development www.hss.gov.yk.ca
page 10 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Parvovirus and our false alarm Where will the Ravens
was disinfected with a bleach The damage to the lining of the sionally, a false negative result can by Dan Davidson
solution, antibiotics administered intestine is usually temporary but occur if the virus has not yet begun
to the sick puppies followed by a some dogs never seem to fully to shed in the feces. Sometimes if Where will the ravens all
quarantine of the Shelter. We also recover. In addition, because par- the veterinarian truly suspects that gather
By Aedes Scheer ordered a parvovirus test kit to see vovirus also affects the immune it is parvo, these animals need to be now that the tree tops are
For Humane Society Dawson if parvo could be isolated from the system, specifically the production retested a few days later. gone?
puppies. of white blood cells that protect The use of dilute bleach will Where will they hatch their
Everyone with a new puppy The tension eased a bit when against infection, dogs with the kill the virus and is an effective nefarious schemes
soon learns to dread the word the three puppies fully recovered virus may develop other diseases. cleaning agent. Keep all infected or and plot from midnight to
“parvo”. And over the Christmas after being sick for only four days. Secondary bacterial infections possibly infected animals in strict dawn?
break that word was on our minds That’s when we started to doubt cause further complications and isolation and prevent transmission
out at the Animal Shelter. Three that it really had been parvovirus. often kill the puppy in the end. of fecal material from one area to
Where will they watch for the
two month old puppies began to After running the kit test the result The parvovirus is shed in the another. Contact your veterinar-
dog food bowls
show signs of lethargy, vomiting showed negative and we breathed feces typically for two weeks fol- ian if you have an animal who is
that are left to feed pooches
and diarrhea. a sigh of relief. What might have lowing infection. However, once unwell.
Two of them had been adopted really happened is unsure but it the virus is within the environment,
For more information on parvo- How will they plan their
a few days before and one new appears that the illness experienced it can remain infective for months.
Highly contagious, parvovirus can virus, contact your veterinarian. strategic assaults,
owner contacted the staff at the by the three pups shows that it
infect any unvaccinated dog that You may also refer to the following distracting the dogs as they’re
Shelter with concerns regarding wasn’t anything serious.
her new puppy. The puppy had enters a contaminated area. Owners websites: tied?
been vomiting the previous night So what is parvo and what can can track the contaminated feces - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.
and in the morning, even water you do about it? on their boots and clothing, putting org/Canine_parvovirus Where will they gather to
wouldn’t stay down. Parvovirus in dogs is a highly unvaccinated dogs at risk. Some - Merck Veterinary Manual: http:// share their warmth
The Shelter employee had no- contagious viral illness that usually dogs, usually unvaccinated adults, www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/ when the wind blows in from
ticed that the remaining puppy affects young puppies. It is trans- do not develop symptoms of parvo- index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc23301htm. the north?
at the Shelter didn’t seem right mitted from one dog to another via virus; instead, they become carriers Where will they fluff up their
either (she had diarrhea the day the infected animal’s feces. The of the disease, shedding infective feathers
before and wasn’t her usual play- virus destroys the lining of the feces for a year or more. Calling all and proclaim their clackering
ful self). intestinal tract so that very little or Fortunately there is a vaccine
against parvovirus that should be
Soccer Players! worth?
The immediate fear was that no food or liquid can be absorbed.
these puppies had parvovirus As a result, the infected dogs may given to puppies as a series early (Adults, Kids & ‘Twas a memorable sight to see
and appropriate measures were experience bloody diarrhea, severe in their lives, and repeated every their Parents) them all there
quickly taken. The entire shelter vomiting, weight loss, and fever. year after this. In addition, keeping Gwen Franks is up to their ravenish games.
the environment free of feces can
deter the spread of parvovirus, as
organizing fun When I look down that way as
tournaments! the winter advances
Worried that feces can remain infective within the street just won’t seem the
your teen is
grounds for several months. For info, contact: same.
A parvovirus test, performed us- dcminorsoccer Nov. 15-22, 2009
experimenting ing a fecal sample, shows the pres-
ence of the virus in the feces. Occa-
alcohol or drug
abuse by someone
Alcohol and Drug Services offers
a range of services for youth and adults
trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Quebec Writer In Dawson City
Prevention Services Mylène Gilbert-Dumas, current writer-in-residence at the Pierre Berton House, extends a hearty
invitation to all Dawsonites to a literary presentation Monday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. at the Dawson
Public Library. The topic: Travel Through Time with a Historical Novel.
Want tips on how to talk to your kids about alcohol
and drugs? Want to know more about the drugs your teen Mylène is no stranger to this genre. She has pub-
might be exposed to? At Prevention Services, we offer lished seven historical novels that have all become
information and practical ideas for parents and caregivers best-sellers in Quebec. Her latest series, Lili Klon-
on how to keep youth drug free. dike, is set during the Gold Rush.
While we focus on prevention, we can also help families
She will share her secret recipes that make history
and friends of those who may have a substance abuse come alive. Historical fiction is not only entertaining,
problem. As well, we have resources on the prevention of it also puts flesh on the dates and events that are the
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). We work with dry bones of history. The meat of historical fiction
community groups and organizations to help them develop consists of sounds and smells, of joys and sorrows, of
FASD prevention initiatives. conflicts and friendships, of temptations and forbid-
Call us at 667-5890 or Using examples from different historical events
1-800-661-0408, ext. 5890 - the French and Indian wars, the (failed) American
invasion of Canada, the adoption of white women by
We can help. Indian tribes, and, of course, the Klondike Gold Rush
- Mylène will explain how the reader can get a taste
of what it was really like by sharing her characters’
perceptions of everyday life.
In keeping with the author’s personality and the
Alcohol and Drug Services: We are located at: audience’s questions, this non-traditional “reading”
Prevention Services Suite 101, 204 Black St.
Detoxification Services Silver Building will undoubtedly be lively and entertaining.
Outpatient Treatment Services Whitehorse, YT Please note that although the author’s books (now
Inpatient Treatment Services Y1A 2M9 available at the Public Library) are written in French,
Youth Treatment Services (867) 667-5890
Community Development www.hss.gov.yk.ca
this presentation will be in English.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 11
Five ways to avoid injury Tips to an ache-free work day
when shoveling snow (NC)—“Desk jockeys” often pains hap-
find aches and pains become pen. Over-
(NC)—Shoveling snow can be a arm muscles to do the pushing and more noticeable after long the-counter
pain in more ways than one. These lifting, while keeping your back
days in the office. Whether pain reliev-
tips will help keep your back in straight.
top shape: • Take a break: If you feel tired
it’s a result of sitting for long ers, patches
• Don’t let the snow pile up: If or short of breath, stop and take a periods of time or a tough a n d r u b s
the weather report calls for several rest. Shake out your arms and legs. workout last night, dealing can quickly
days of snow, frequent shovelling Stop shovelling immediately if you with pain in the workplace help allevi-
will allow you to move smaller feel chest pain or back pain. If you can be tough, but there are a t e a c h e s .
amounts of snow at once. It’s far have back pain that is severe or that ways to effectively manage With a range
less strenuous in the long run. persists for more than a day after it: of prod-
• Pick the right shovel: Use a shovelling, see a chiropractor. If
• Move it! Instead of call- ucts avail-
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you are using a metal shovel, spray see a doctor immediately.
ing or emailing a colleague, able, prod-
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lifting heavy shov-
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sudden twisting or in your chair to support your headset or speaker phone to helps employees in avoid
turning movements. lower back and even adjust maintain good posture. headaches and fatigue.
• Bend your your chair or use a foot rest, • Relax your wrists. En- For more information and
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You’ve had a successful hunt!
You’ve told your friends…
Now tell us!
Caribou and Moose
February 10 is the deadline for kill reports for all licenced
hunters who harvested caribou or moose during the 2009-2010
All hunters are reminded that this year’s mandatory reporting
deadline for all Porcupine Caribou harvested in Yukon is
Wood Bison and Elk
All hunters need a permit and a seal prior to hunting wood
bison or elk.
Report your bison kill within 72 hours of the kill and submit the
incisor bar within 15 days after the end of the month that you
killed your bison.
Report your elk kill and submit the head and hide within 72
hours of the kill.
Wolves and Wolverine
Submit your wolf or wolverine pelts for sealing within 15 days of
the end of the month in which you killed the animal, or before
the pelt is sold or transferred.
Detailed information about compulsory submissions, biological
samples and kill reports is available in the 2009 – 2010 Yukon
Hunting Regulations Summary available where hunting
licences are sold and on the Environment Yukon website.
Your harvest information is important and helps
future wildlife management decisions.
page 12 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Twenty Years Ago in the Sun S
The Sun celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2009 and we are re-printing some of our front pages as a souvenir of our lively history.
Back issues will soon be archived on our new website from 1989 to the present. Visit www.cityofdawson.com/category/klondike_sun for research.
This is a great resource for students, writers and historians, and also for prospective tourists with an interest in Dawson City’s life.
The Sun has obtained funding in late 2009 from the City of Dawson, YTG’s Heritage Branch and the Community Development Fund
to conserve and archive the early issues and make them available once again in the public domain.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 13
Ogilvie was much respected for his common sense
Story by Josée Bonhomme Geological Survey as part Ogilvie
of their charting work of the and his crew
This is the second article in Alaskan coast. around the
a four-part series on William It had been located on Pyra- hearth in
Ogilvie, OLS, DLS, FRGS* mid Island, although Ogilvie Boundary. We
who was called upon to hold could not find any sign of it. don’t know
various offices in the Yukon He adopted the summit of the how they built
before, during and after the island as his starting point in the masonry
Gold Rush. 1887. stove. They
When the position of the may have
Ogilvie developed a repu- boundary line was tested at found clay
tation amongst enterprising the Boundary on the Yukon near the
miners as a fair, bright, ami- in 1889 by the U.S. govern- camp. We
cable and reliable representa- ment, the line was accepted. It don’t think
tive of the far-removed central remained in force for 20 years. they packed
government in Ottawa. In 1908, when more accurate cement over
They especially trusted his instruments were used by the Chilkoot
use of common sense, and his members of the official survey Pass.
creative approach to problem- commission for both coun-
solving. He had made surveys tries, the line “was found to be
of mining claims near the only a few score yards from On long
Alaska-Yukon border in 1895 where it ought to be,” accord- expeditions,
(Fortymile camp), and was ing to Ogilvie. they lived off
familiar with the laws. The return route to civiliza- the country
Ogilvie enjoyed the respect tion by canoe in the summer like the locals
he was due because his 1887 of 1888 was via the Tatonduk would have
and 1895 surveys were ac- River, Lapierre House (an done. This
complished with rudimentary old Hudson Bay post/relay), was half of
instruments and proved rela- McDougall Pass east of Old one day’s har-
tively accurate in establishing Crow, down the Rat River vest during
the Yukon-Alaska boundary, to Fort MacPherson and the the caribou
agreed to in a treaty between Mackenzie River. migration.
the Russians and the British as The crew then paddled They would
the 141st Meridian. upstream to Lake Athabasca, not starve that
The total distance traveled, the trailhead to Edmonton, a winter (1895).
while surveying to locate the distance of over 2,000 miles or
international boundary at the 3,200 km. Even in those days, ary’s location as accurately as ity, and sovereignty. “They are migratory, travel-
Yukon River, 25 miles past this was considered a respect- possible. In his book, Early Days on ing in vast herds, in numbers
Fortymile, from the starting able feat. The small crew of seven, the Yukon and the Story of its uncountable. In fall they travel
point at Pyramid Harbor near During the winters of 1887- including his sons Morley and Gold Finds (Ottawa, 1912, south, and in spring north.
todayès Haines, Alaska, was 88 and 1895-96, Ogilvie made Paul, worked at clearing the now reprinted by Wolf Creek “The range they travel over
1,100 kilometres or 687 miles. several astronomical obser- boundary line north and south Classics), Ogilvie relates this is wide, and when they hap-
The nearest accurately vations in a small, unheated of the river in 1895, through story about the Fortymile cari- pen to strike near an Indian
positioned and coordinated observatory near the Yukon the new gold fields, installing bou herd crossing the river at encampment, there is plenty
monument was set by the U.S. River, to determine the bound- several monuments for poster- his Boundary observatory: and contentment for a man and
“They are magnificent dog, but when, as is often the
swimmers, and could breast case, they are scores of miles
current against which two men away, there is starvation and
in one of our light canoes, misery for all.”
empty, could not make head- Part of Ogilvie’s work was
way. to photograph the landscape
“They were migrating from high points included
southwards at the time, and in his survey (triangulation
remained in thousands around points).
our camp for more than a The photographic glass
week. plates, along with Ogilvie’s
“Our houses were objects and others’ measured or calcu-
of great curiosity to them, and lated distances and plans, were
numbers of them would swim later used by mappers and
over, approach the buildings geographers in Ottawa. That
cautiously, whistling and field work would be used to
snorting as they did so. produce the first detailed and
“They often came so close accurate topographic maps of
and were so noisy that they the country.
became a nuisance, and we Ogilvie’s mapping work was
would go out and chase them used for 50 years as a guide for
away. thousands of stampeders, pros-
“At any time one looked out pectors, succeeding surveyors
they were to be seen swim- and many riverboat pilots.
ming across the river, and as To be continued next issue…
Dawson street scene photographed by Ogilvie. This contact print of a rare glass plate, part they were crossing for about * OLS: Ontario Land Sur-
of the Ogilvie family treasures, was made by A. MacLeod, OLS, CLS, former assistant to the ten days, tens of thousands of veyor, DLS: Dominion Land
Surveyor General for Canada, as part of the work done to preserve history of the them must have passed this Surveyor, FRGS: Fellow,
Department. Surveyors are not known for self-promotion, making the job more demanding. place. Royal Geographic Society
page 14 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Yukon Literacy Roache’s Corner Bonus by Mike Roache Social Justice Films on Monday Nights
Recognized with Beyond the Ice Cube is a film
series that began Monday, Janu-
Hugo Latulippe that follows a
young woman — Kalsang Dolma
Reading ary 18 and runs each Monday till
mid-February. In the depths of
— as she journeys to her ances-
tral homeland to bring a message
Recovery Award winter, it is sometimes difficult
to appreciate what we have and
of hope from the Dalai Lama to
his people. Filmed at extreme
realize just how fortunate we risk without the knowledge of
WHITEHORSE (December are. ‘Beyond the Ice Cube’ hopes the Chinese authorities, What Re-
10, 2009) – Yukon Department of to encourage thinking beyond mains of Us shows Tibetans from
Education has received an award the comforts of our home and all strata of society gathering
for outstanding support for Read- move us to engage in meaningful covertly, transfixed and moved
ing Recovery, Education Minister activity in an otherwise quiet and by images of their religious and
Patrick Rouble announced today. isolating time of year. political leader speaking to them
“The Yukon Department of Films start at 7 p.m. at the on a portable video monitor. The
Education is committed to improv- Dӓnojà Zho Cultural Centre. five-minute message is a joyous
Doors open at 6:30 for tea and experience and a powerful inspi-
ing literacy skills for Yukoners,”
snacks particular to the part of ration for the many Tibetans who
Rouble said. “We are pleased to be the world the film is about. Free continue their peaceful resistance
recognized for our implementation rides to the event can be arranged to the occupying Chinese.
of the Reading Recovery program by calling 993-5355. There is http://www.nfb.ca/whatremains
to help first- and second-grade no admission fee. Before the ofus
students who need support with screening of every film, there will For more information contact
their reading skills.”
Reading recovery is offered in
Ice Build-Up Suspected be a short presentation by a guest
speaker with personal experience
Anne Asher 993-5154.
most Yukon schools. The goal is
to identify students in Grade 1
as Cause of Blackout on the topic and people are
welcome to discuss the film after
The fifth and final film in the
series on Monday February 15 is
by Dan Davidson the screening. Doing Time, Doing Vipassana.
who may have reading difficulties
http://finefilms.com/main/ This award-winning documentary
and help them achieve average
literacy within approximately 12 Dawson City went dark for 13 minutes on For more information contact by Aylet Menahemi and Eilona
Cathie Findlay-Brook. Ariel takes viewers into India’s
to 20 weeks of daily one-on-one Thursday, January 21, from 4:00 to 4:13 p.m. February 1 – “The Fair Trade: largest prison - known as one of
instruction. According to Yukon Energy’s Janet Patterson, What is Your Life Worth?” - a the toughest in the world - and
At Robert Service School the ‘Burning Heart ‘documentary by shows the dramatic changes
program is offered by Ms. Johnson
there was no obvious smoking gun for this Lauralee Farrer. This is the story brought about by the introduc-
and Ms. Dewarle. outage. of a woman who, devastated by tion of Vipassana meditation.
“Yukon is a flagship for the rest “We suspect it was ice build-up on the Mayo- the tragic death of her fiancé, This is the story of a courageous
of Canada, demonstrating what can makes a bargain with God in visionary, Kiran Bedi, the former
Dawson line but can’t be 100 percent positive exchange for a meaningful life. Inspector General of Prisons in
be achieved when all children who
need this form of intervention have
about that,” she said on Friday morning. She and her sister join forces to New Delhi, who believed that
access to it,” Canadian Institute Power was restored by using the Dawson start one of the first fair-trade prisoner reform can happen if it
skin care companies – Anti-Body. is self-reform. It tells how she
of Reading Recovery president diesel generators by 4:13, and the transmission Even as Tamara becomes a suc- strove to transform the notori-
Dianne Stuart said. “Most of the line itself was reenergized at 4:34. It took until cessful activist, despair over her ous Tihar Jail, once a hellhole of
Reading Recovery children get
back to the average of the class
5:00 p.m. to restore power to the Hunker Creek loss remains. As she nears the crime, into an oasis of peace. It
deadline of her bargain, a trip to is a story of an ancient meditation
and can learn from classroom area. Africa allows her to visit the fair technique, which helps people
instruction, and a smaller group trade co-op and there she finds to take control of their lives and
of children are identified early as a surprising answer to what is channel them towards their own
needing longer-term one-to-one required of her in exchange for a good and the good of others. But
support. sustainable life. most of all it is the story of prison
This year, approximately 200 http://www.thefairtrademovie. inmates who underwent profound
com/media/ change, and who realized that
students will participate in Read-
For more information contact incarceration is not the end but
ing Recovery in 19 Yukon schools. Cathie Findlay-Brook at 993- possibly a fresh start toward an
Training for the 25 Reading Re- 2773. improved and more positive life.
covery teachers is facilitated by The fourth film in the series
two teacher leaders. Together with on February 8, is What Remains www.karunafilms.com/Dtdv/
the efforts of classroom teachers, of Us - a multiple award win- Dtdv.htm
Reading Recovery is having a ning documentary by Canadian For more information contact
positive impact on Yukon literacy, filmmakers François Prévost and Anne Asher 993-5154.
as well as acting as a model for
“Because Yukon has full imple-
mentation, all children who need
Reading Recovery have access to
it and children needing additional
support get the appropriate help
early,” Stuart added.
“I would like to commend Jea-
nette McCrie, the Coordinator of
Primary Programs for her leader-
ship,” Rouble said. “I would also
like to commend our Reading
Recovery teachers and teacher
leaders for their work to improve
the success of Yukon students. This
award highlights the Department
of Education’s work to support
literacy, which is a fundamental
building block of education.”
The award was presented on Oc-
tober 22 at the Canadian Institute
of Reading Recovery conference
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 15
Authors on Eighth: “The Law of the Tooth” a Short Story
This established writing competi- these fields if you used your irriga- “Why don’t you send Morse the century,” Craven said. That night Craven woke with a
tion was held once again this year tion system,” Bob, the farmer from code greetings to the folks in “How’s that?” Buford asked. great weight on his chest. There
during the lead-up to Discovery across the way told them. town while you are at it?” Craven “You know how the tripod on was Buford, perched on him like
Days. The theme was “Break-up”. “The pumps broke. We like yelled. the river ice is wired to a clock so a gargoyle on a cathedral’s fly-
The five winning entries have been when the ice breaks up the time is ing buttress, with a pair of pliers
things as they are, thank you very Buford stood with his arms piled
published in the Sun.
much,” Buford told him curtly. high with wood, his nose running tripped? Well, we also attach your clamped firmly onto his front
Our final winner is David Thomp-
son who tied for first in the Short Buford was lying on the couch, and a hurt look on his face. He tooth to the tripod with fishing line tooth. Craven was pinned by Bu-
Story/Local category. barely able to peer over his ample threw the pile of wood at Craven’s and when the river goes out so ford’s mass. Buford leaned closer
stomach, watching Saturday night feet and stomped off to the house does your tooth. It’ll be marvel- and said quietly, “I too had a vi-
The Law of the Tooth hockey on satellite TV and polish- yelling over his shoulder, “Go to ous; we’ll have the video all set sion, Craven, and it said, “An eye
ing his tooth. The images from the hell! Pack the wood yourself.” up. You’ll win the prize and be on for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”
by David Thompson screen reflected off his shiny bald In the next few days the drive- CNN. You’ll be famous overnight. With that he gave a solid tug and
August 05, 2009 head and bespectacled face. way piled high with snow and the It’s a sure thing. Remember, I the tooth came out like a sink plug
“Its too bad CBC lost that battery froze solid in the truck. had a vision. You have to do this, on a chain.
Buford had only one front hockey song,” he yelled to Craven Buford and Craven wanted re- Buford,” Craven said, pointing his Craven went white, his eyes
tooth in his upper jaw. He hadn’t who was standing six feet away by lief from each other but didn’t finger in Buford’s face. bulged, he screamed in pain and
taken care of his teeth and now, the sink scooping the last bits of a dare chance the cold and hike to Buford wanted to grab it and ran from his bed; hand over mouth,
at fifty years of age, was paying can of spaghetti with a knife into the highway to hitch a ride into break the end of it off. “Vision to find water and a towel. The pli-
for it, “Maybe it would have been his mouth. Craven could eat as town. schmishion,” he thought. Then he ers had axel grease on them and
wise to have worn a mouth guard much as he wanted but his Adam’s In the depth of night Craven said, “I’ll think about it.” tasted terrible.
playing hockey and prowling the apple stuck out almost as far as woke from a restless sleep. He Life around the cabin deterio- “You idiot,” Craven screamed
bars.” his chin. He was so skinny people thought he heard someone calling rated after that. Buford was extra spitting blood. “You crazy out of
But how could he drink beer and said, “Who’s he? Icabod Crane?” his name. He looked across the protective of his tooth and wore your mind idiot.”
chat up someone’s girl friend with There was a bright orange ring room. Buford lay on his back, his a baseball catcher’s mask to bed. The men now turned their backs
a mouth guard? around his lips and sauce dripped mouth wide open and snoring like Craven didn’t help matters by car- and maintained a monastery si-
He loved that tooth. He took onto his beard. He found a cloth a freight train. The oil lamp light rying the pliers around and snap- lence for months; which they both
care of it by brushing three times buried in one of the pockets of his flickered off the gold cap like a ping them open and closed. later agreed was awkward in the
a day and flossing it like a rope overalls, which hung off him like one ounce nugget. Craven knew The sound sent chills up Bu- tiny house. Craven didn’t try
around a hitching post. He used a flag in the doldrums and wiped the tooth had called him. ford’s spine. “My Mabeleine,” he to explain anything because he
an old shoe lace instead of dental his face and hands clean. “I’m coming,” he whispered thought. knew Buford believed with all his
floss. “Mighty delicious, that spa- and reached under his bed to where A month later, the weather lifted heart that he had somehow stolen
“Works just fine and if I need a ghetti,” he shouted. he kept a tool box. and the brothers jump started their Mabeleine.
shoe lace, well I know just where “CBC.” “Those damn fools Silently, he rummaged until he battered truck and drove into One morning Craven dropped a
to find one,” he said. spent thousands of dollars finding found an ancient pair of pliers. town. They stayed at the Down bundle of tax return forms in front
In 2007 he had the tooth capped a new theme when it would have Walking across the room, on his Town Hotel and partied separately of Buford while he ate breakfast.
with gold; admired it every morn- cost a fraction of that to pay the toes, he poised over Buford and with their friends. Buford headed “We have to discuss this Bu-
ing while shaving and quit the composer of the first song,” Bu- brought the pliers closer to the straight for the Occidental Ho- ford. Tax time again, forms to fill
hockey team to protect it. ford shouted back. tooth. Just as the metal jaws were tel, got blind drunk with a girl’s out. Time to talk.”
“Let me pull that damn thing They had no reason to shout they about to snap shut Buford opened hockey team who polished his Buford looked up, “I lost twenty
out,” his brother Craven would could hear each other clearly but it his eyes and screamed horrifically. tooth with their skate laces. pounds from the stress of not talk-
demand. “It’s the ugliest thing I was a bad habit. Craven jumped up and ran around “Buford is absolutely the best ing,” he said.
have ever seen. Just let me just “Tax payers’ money- why should the room. dancer in the world to party with,” “I gained twenty pounds from
get the pliers.” they care?” Craven yelled. “ Yo u m o n s t e r, ” B u f o r d the team captain said. having nothing to do but eat,”
Craven would run out to the “You’re right on that one,” screamed at him, “if Ma was here Craven didn’t drink but joined Craven said.
barn and rummage through piles Buford shouted again. she would kick your ass, you the RCMP curling team and played Craven went to Whitehorse for a
of rusty tools in beaten army sur- Craven took a step forward, “I’ll idiot.” a few ends with them. front tooth bridge and encouraged
plus boxes. give you one thousand bucks if “If Ma was here she would “We are always glad to have Buford to get a full set of dentures.
The good folks of Dawson City you let me pull that tooth.” smack you until that tooth dropped Craven join us; there is no better Buford complied but refused to
didn’t concern themselves with the “Where in hell are you going to out,” Craven yelled back. sharp shooter of a lead than Cra- smile.
tooth. There was plenty of room in get that kind of money?” Buford “Don’t ever try to murder Ma- ven,” Sargent Preston said. “Makes me look like an idiot,”
the hearts and minds of Yukoners asked. beleine again,” Buford cried. He Come Monday morning, they he complained.
to accept one odd looking tooth. Craven didn’t answer; he had pulled the pillow tightly over his packed the Chevy’s cab full of Soon Craven noticed that more
“My God, you have the most never seen that much money, never head, turned over and went back fresh groceries and headed home. and more teeth were disappearing
interesting tooth,” an English tour- mind offering to give it away. to sleep. At the dinner table that night from Buford’s head until months
ist was heard exclaiming. He then Craven had other methods of Craven was puzzled. “Mabe- Craven and Buford were peeling later there was only one tooth left.
took multiple pictures of Buford’s getting at that tooth. While work- leine,” he thought, “must be an fruit for desert. Buford looked like his old self and
grinning face for the family back ing in the yard on a chain saw he old girl friend.” “Did you have a vision, Cra- his happy celebrity status returned.
home. pulled the cord and let his hand At breakfast the next morn- ven?” Buford asked quietly as he He went to Vancouver and had
“You should be on a post card,” fly backwards hoping to smack ing, Craven lied and said, “I did reached for an apple. the tooth capped with gold he had
the tourist’s wife said as she stood Buford in the mouth and dislodge that because I had a vision in my “Yep,” Craven said. panned from Bonanza Creek and
on her toes and peered into Bu- it. Buford would step aside and dreams.” “And do you think CNN will faced with a polar bear diamond
ford’s mouth to get a better look. grin. Buford was skeptical, “A vi- show my tooth being pulled by the from the Northwest Territories. He
The brother’s parents had passed An early winter howled across sion? You tried to rip a tooth out of ice break up?” called the new tooth, Gertie, after
away and left them the hay farm the land that year bringing deep my head. Make no excuses.” “Yep,” Craven said again. a gold rush Dance Hall girl.
twenty miles out on the east side snow and metal snapping cold. Buford’s complaining gave “Do you really think me and my Town people called him, “Dia-
of Dawson City. They irked out a The drafty cabin log held little heat Craven time to think. tooth will be famous?” mond Toothed Buford”.
living as best they could, but they and, not having brought in winter “I did have a vision and it told “Are you thinking of doing “I love my name,” he said. “And
weren’t good farmers nor were wood, the brothers tore down the me that this year’s Yukon River ice this?” Craven asked. I love my tooth. And I love my
they business men or house keep- new barn their father had built breakup was going to be exactly “I’m thinking,” Buford said. brother who got me Gertie.”
ers. If their mother could return five years ago to feed the hungry as it was one hundred years ago Craven watched as Buford bit Craven left Buford’s tooth alone
she would be horrified. Buford stove. which was May 11, 1909 at 9:46 into an apple. Buford had always and never found fault with him for
and Craven had never washed a As they crowbarred boards from in the evening. I looked it up.” wolfed his food and in one gulp anything again. He now realized
cup, picked anything up or cleaned the walls their teeth chattered Craven said. he swallowed. Craven looked in that a person’s happiness is much
the place since the day of her and they hunched their shoulders Buford looked at him, “This is amazement; where the tooth had more important than a person’s
funeral. The barns and the fields drawing their arms close to their all too crazy,” he said. “You’re once stood, there was nothing but appearance.
were overgrown and neglected. bodies. Craven couldn’t look at crazy.” an empty field. “And that’s a law of the Yukon,”
If the neighbors hadn’t leased the Buford. The tooth was moving up “Furthermore, with this infor- Buford hadn’t notice Mabeleine he said smiling and looking out at
fields everything would have gone and down like a needle on a sewing mation we’re not only going to win had left him, painlessly, and got up the dust devils marching across the
to seed. machine and beating out a staccato the prize but you, my brother, are from the table and went to watch neglected hay fields.
“You could get more hay off on the bottom gum. going to pull off Dawson’s stunt of television.
page 16 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Bookends: Another Sort of Cabin Fever
by Dan Davidson explanation of how things that seems to turn up in generations, sib-
work at the Leighton Art- magazines like Walrus, lings and cultures,
Cabin Fever: The Best ist’s Colony in Banff. The Geist, Harpers and At- and explorations
New Canadian 13 writers collected here lantic, writing that is both in the worlds of
Non-Fiction have all spent time wres- informed and personal, blue frogs and
edited by Moira Farr tling with their prose in one sometimes bordering on whales.
of the eight studio cabins the too personal. I won’t pretend
and Ian Pearson
that are the working homes For all that, however, that I enjoyed
Thomas Allen of writers in the Literary it is interesting creative them all equally,
Publishers Journalism program. non-fiction with a dash of but I gave the book
336 pages - $24.95 To judge from these con- both reality and invention an hour a day for
tents, the program encour- in the mix. Here, we read about two weeks
I might take exception ages writers to explore of the search for the per- and it’s a keeper.
to the notion that this title aspects of their lives and fect absinthe or oysters, I wonder how you
could be given to any book perhaps their obsessions driving lessons in Rome, get to stay in one
not set in the North ex- in a very personal way. tree planting, attempts to of those cabins.
cept for Marni Jackson’s This is the kind of writing bridge the gap between
Roache’s Corner by Mike Roache
Tundra by Chad Carpenter
We dopn’t haver permission to use Tundra online.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 THE KLONDIKE SUN page 17
OBItUARIeS They got it out after all
King, Jeannie Elizabeth
(March 15, 1953 - January 2, 2010)
It is with saddened hearts the family announces
the unexpected passing of Jeannie (Jean) Elizabeth
King (née Donovel), late of Dawson City, Yukon,
formerly of Regina, Saskatchewan on Saturday,
January 2, 2010 at the age of 56 years. Arrange-
ments are pending and will be announced at a
Jeannie leaves behind her Saskatchewan and Yu-
kon families, and many friends across Canada.
In memory of my sister I am creating a memory
book of her life for her daughters (Bonnie and
Tracey) and her grandchildren (she currently has
five 1/2 as one is due to be born in April). It
would be a great honour to my sister if her Yukon
family and friends would submit pictures and No, the truck didn’t sink down into the river. They actually got it out recently.
stories for the memory book. Submissions can be We’re looking for photographs of that operation and hope to be able to tell you more
about it in our next issue. (Photo by Dan Davidson)
sent to myself Louise Bird via email mandlbird@
sasktel.net. Thank you in advance for your con-
Governments to students:
Don’t worry about the real world
By Michael Zwaagstra wrong. In many school divi- actually implemented, how-
Policy Analyst sions, the reality is teachers ever, this approach falls apart
Frontier Centre are no longer permitted to quickly.
Haldenby, (Elsie) Grace for Public Policy
Try and imagine what might
deduct any marks for late as-
The fact is that teachers work
in the real world where abstract
happen to a newspaper reporter Those who do not work in theories don’t always mesh with
At the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Friday who consistently fails to hand in the school system are probably reality. The natural inclina-
stories before press time. Or a more than a little surprised tion of many students, and of
January 15, 2010. Grace (Hearne) Haldenby of lawyer who hasn’t bothered to many adults for that matter, is
by this revelation. How can
Barrie in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late draft an opening statement for officials justify a policy that to procrastinate for as long as
Rev. Allan Haldenby. Loved mother of Charlotte her trial that is set to begin in a forbids teachers to deduct marks possible. To remove one of the
few minutes. Or a cleric who from students who hand work most effective tools teachers
Grace Haldenby of Sault Ste. Marie, Esther Mary doesn’t have his sermons ready in late? have for dealing with tardiness
(Mrs. Alexander Ross) of Barrie, and the late Ruth by Sunday morning. They do so by pointing out makes it harder for teachers to
The answer is obvious. Each that modern course curricula enforce deadlines.
Elaine Fadel and her surviving husband, Michel. individual could expect to start are organized according to When students realize there is
Loving grandmother of Alain Fadel (Estelle), David looking for new employment in something called “learning no academic penalty for handing
Ross (Crystal Lee), and Stephen Ross (Carole). short order. In the workplace, outcomes.” These outcomes in late assignments, increasing
punctuality matters and it is ex- are lists of skills that students numbers of them do not submit
Delighted great grandmother of Isabella Lee Ross. pected that work be completed are expected to demonstrate by their work on time. If they know
Dear sister of the Rev. Walter Franklin-Hearne of on time. Most employers t have the end of the course. Since the there is no academic penalty,
little sympathy for employees outcomes do not directly men- students rationalize there is
Gravenhurst. who consistently fail to meet tion punctuality (so the argu- no need for them to hurry and
Service of remembrance will be held at St. George’s deadlines. ment goes),the grades students complete their assignments in a
Anglican Church, Barrie, on Thursday January 21, Now consider the same sce- receive should not be skewed by timely fashion.
nario with a high school student deductions for tardiness. Without enforceable dead-
2010. Visitation one hour prior to service at 3:00 who chooses not to hand in an Rather, they argue, teachers lines, many teachers find them-
pm. Interment of cremated remains at Sylvan Valley assignment by the scheduled should use specific instruc- selves forced to beg their stu-
due date. tional procedures to encourage dents to submit overdue as-
Cemetery, Echo Bay, Ontario in the spring. In lieu Most people probably as- students to hand in their assign- signments before the school
of flowers, memorial donations to Primate’s World sume the teacher deducts a ments on time, such as having year ends. Some administrators
Relief & Development Fund, the church or charity certain number of marks from better structured assignments try to address this problem
this student’s grade. Since the and negotiating deadlines with by requiring students who are
of your choice, would be appreciated. Service deadline wasn’t met, students the students. In this way, the chronically delinquent to spend
entrusted to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes need to learn consequences ex- assessment of student work time in study rooms or lunch-
ist for tardiness. After all, that’s focuses more specifically on hour detentions. But these are
30 Worsley Street, Barrie, Ontario. Condolences how it works in the real world. the students’ academic achieve- band-aid solutions for a problem
for the family may be forwarded by visiting www. This is a straightforward ment, rather than on their ad- caused mostly by a misguided
steckleygooderham.com. answer based on common as- herence to artificially created assessment policy.
sumptions. It reflects the reality deadlines. Considering the large num-
of most parents when they were At first glance, this explana-
in school. And it’s completely tion sounds plausible. When Cont’d next page
page 18 THE KLONDIKE SUN Wednesday, January 27, 2010
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NEW WEBSITE: www.cityofdawson.ca (updated regularly)
Tender Call Solid Waste Management Committee
There is an opening available for a member of the community-at-large to
Dawson City Chlorination Room Building Expansion sit on the
and Scrubber Installation City of Dawson’s Solid Waste Management Committee.
The purpose of this committee is to research options regarding waste
Sealed tenders plainly marked on the envelope “Tender for Dawson City Chlorination diversion and cost recovery with respect to the Quigley landfill and waste col-
Room Building Expansion and Scrubber Installation”, will be received by the Town of lection.
the City of Dawson, P.O. Box 308, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, or AECOM, 2251
Committee members are required to attend regular meetings Monday evenings
Second Avenue Whitehorse, YT or AECOM, 17203 - 103rd Ave., Edmonton, AB until
4:00 p.m. PST, Friday, February 26, 2010.
7-9 pm (held 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, more often when required)
The project is located in the Town of the City of Dawson, Yukon Territory. This and read e-mail correspondence. Term ends May 31, 2010.
project is associated with a 46-square-metre Chlorination Room Building Expansion and If you are interested please put your name forward to Committee Chair,
Scrubber Installation. The scope of the work involves constructing a single-storey building Suzanne Crocker via 993-7400 by Feb 3, 2010.
addition at the existing Reservoir Pumphouse c/w associated electrical, and plumbing,
heating and ventilation work. There will also be a new chlorine scrubber installed and
commissioned and some related instrumentation and control work. A Reminder to Shovel Carefully from our
Project Documents may be obtained from the Town of the City of Dawson, or Bylaw Office:
AECOM (Whitehorse or Edmonton) after January 20, 2010, on payment of a non-
refundable fee of $50.00, payable to the Town of the City of Dawson. 1. Bylaw 07-03, Part III, Section 7.1 requires that: Every owner/occupier
Each Tender must be accompanied by the specified bid security made payable to the of any real property shall remove snow, ice or rubbish from:
Town of the City of Dawson.
The right is reserved to reject any or all Tenders or to accept any Tender that may (a) from all sidewalk which abuts any side of their property;
be considered in the best interest of the Town of the City of Dawson. (b) from any path leading from a sidewalk abutting their property to
Further inquiries may be addressed to Pertti Laitinen, P.Eng. at AECOM at the roadway; and
204.928.8394 (Fax: 204.284.2040; E-mail email@example.com). (c) between any sidewalk abutting their property and a crosswalk.
We are currently upgrading our system to accommodate the addition of
Residential Water and Sewer Dawson City TV Cable News!
digital and high-definition television programming. Subscribers will have
the option of adding a variety of digital or ‘high-def’ packages, including:
Payment due dates for 2009:
Billing amount of $425.00 x 4 per residence.
If your payment is made before the due date, you will receive an
incentive subsidy of $143.75 per billing.
as well as many Hi-Def packages and much more!
The payment required by each due date is $281.25 per residence.
Seniors’ (60 yrs+) payments required by each due date is $175.00
Or, you can simply keep your current TV service as it is now.
as long as you reside at the property.
Any outstanding amount at December 31st of each year is added to
Our expected launch date for digital TV is March 15, 2010. Pricing for the
the property tax account for that property and accrues daily interest.
Regular meetings: various packages and enhanced service will be available by February, 2010.
Regular Council Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays of each month in Council Chambers, be-
Photo: Josée Bonhomme
ginning at 7:00 p.m. Council Meetings are open to the
public and we encourage you to attend.
Heritage Management Committee:
Regular meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th
Mondays of each month in Council Chambers, begin-
ning at 7:00 p.m. This committee was formerly the
This board meets the first and third Monday of each
month, at 5:30 p.m. in the Recreation offices at the Art
& Margaret Fry arena.
Budding hockey players show the safe approach of
leaning on your stick and looking spiffy in helmets.
In their first year, they can even pose artistically.
The Sticks and Skates program for under 8-year olds
runs Saturday afternoons at the arena.
Warning: Parents may be seen skating and playing with their tykes! Don’t miss the Gear Swap on Jan. 30...