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A Christmas angel


I had a horrible experience late last week, but then I was saved by an angel.

I had just left Craft Night at Jack Hulland Elementary School that evening with my three kids (aged eight, four, and seven months) and had pulled onto the Alaska Highway when my van broke down. I managed to pull off to the side of the road and flagged down a woman who went to the Copper King to try to find my husband, who had stopped for gas. Unbeknown to me, she was unable to find him, but she found someone else.

About 10 minutes later a man stopped and came over to us. He called us a tow truck and then drove us home, myself and my three kids. This is no small feat as we live in Wolf Creek.

On the way home this Christmas angel told me he is the Honourable David Laxton, Speaker of the House, and the MLA for Porter Creek South. I wish I lived there because I’d vote for him.

He is an army veteran and also my kids’ hero. We are making him a thank you basket. I hope he is blessed with good karma and the Yukon spirit is definitely alive and well.

Sharon Nehring-Willson