Beaver Creek man jailed for wasting meat

Beaver Creek man jailed for wasting meat A Beaver Creek man will spend 30 days in jail for wasting moose meat. Freddy Dick, 41, was sentenced on Dec. 6 to serve the stint in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

A Beaver Creek man will spend 30 days in jail for wasting moose meat.

Freddy Dick, 41, was sentenced on Dec. 6 to serve the stint in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. He pleaded guilty to the charge in July, 2010.

Earlier that month, several Beaver Creek residents noticed a nearly whole moose carcass rotting at the dump and complained to conservation officers.

Officers later traced the carcass to a hunter who shot the cow moose near the Alaska Highway. The hunter had given the carcass to Dick, who made the mistake of not refrigerating it.

With temperatures reaching nearly 30C at the time, the meat quickly spoiled.

Dick accepted full responsibility for the offence at the time, according to conservation officers.

Anyone caught wasting big game meat could face a maximum fine of $50,000 and one year in prison.

It’s “not unusual” for someone who is caught wasting meat to be imprisoned, said Kris Gustafson, the Department of Environment’s enforcement boss. But he didn’t have any statistics available about the prevalence of such offences.

Chris Ross, a spokesman for the Department of Justice, could only say that in 2010, 15 people were charged with breaking the Wildlife Act and four people received convictions. (John Thompson)

Just Posted

Whether the dust jacket of this historical novel is the Canadian version (left) or the American (right), the readable content within is the same. (Michael Gates)
History Hunter: New novel a gripping account of the gold rush

Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike is an ‘enjoyable and readable’ account of history

XX
WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World for May 14, 2021.… Continue reading

Copies of the revised 2021-22 budget documents tabled in the legislature on May 14. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Liberals introduce new budget with universal dental and safe supply funding

The new items were added to secure the support of the NDP.

Community Services Minister Richard Mostyn speaks to reporters on May 13. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Cap on rent increases will take effect May 15

The rollout of the policy is creating ‘chaos,’ says opposition

Yukon News file
A 21-year-old man is in custody after a stabbing in Porter Creek on May 14.
One man in hospital, another in custody, after alleged stabbing in Porter Creek

A police dog was used to track the suspect who was later arrested in a wooded area.

Safe at home office in Whitehorse on May 10, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Federal government provides $1.6 million for Yukon anti-homelessness work

Projects including five mobile homes for small communities received funding.

Drilling at Northern Tiger’s 3Ace gold project in 2011. Randi Newton argues that mining in the territory can be reshaped. (Yukon government/file)
Editorial: There’s momentum for mining reform

CPAWS’ Randi Newton argues that the territory’s mining legislations need a substantial overhaul

At its May 10 meeting, Whitehorse city council approved the subdivision for the Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s business park planned in Marwell. (Submitted)
KDFN business park subdivision approved

Will mean more commercial industrial land available in Whitehorse

Main Street in Whitehorse on May 4. Whitehorse city council has passed the first two readings of a bylaw to allow pop-up patios in city parking spaces. Third reading will come forward later in May. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse council pursuing restaurant patio possibilities

Council passes first two readings for new patio bylaw

Neil Hartling, the Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon president, left, said the new self-isolation guidelines for the Yukon are a ‘ray of hope’ for tourism operators. (Ian Stewart/Yukon News file)
Yukon tourism operators prepared for ‘very poor summer’ even with relaxed border rules

Toursim industry responds to new guidelines allowing fully vaccinated individuals to skip mandatory self-isolation.

A lawsuit has been filed detailing the resignation of a former Yukon government mine engineer. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
A year after resigning, former chief mine engineer sues Yukon government

Paul Christman alleges a hostile work environment and circumvention of his authority led him to quit

Former Liberal MLA Pauline Frost speaks to reporters outside the courthouse on April 19. One of the voters accused of casting an invalid vote has been granted intervenor status in the lawsuit Frost filed last month. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Voters named in Pauline Frost election lawsuit ask to join court proceedings

The judge granted Christopher Schafer intervenor status

Most Read