(Jackie Hong/Yukon News file)

Contempt of court application withdrawn against Shelley Cuthbert

The former neighbours of dog rescue owner Shelley Cuthbert have withdrawn their application to find her in contempt of court now that she’s moved all of her dogs off her Tagish Estates property.

Lawyer Graham Lang, who represented six of Cuthbert’s neighbours in their successful nuisance lawsuit against her, withdrew the application during a brief appearance before deputy justice Paul Kane in Whitehorse June 26.

Cuthbert participated via phone call, explaining that she was in Tagish.

Lang had warned the court earlier this month that he would be pursuing the contempt order should Cuthbert continue not to comply with an injunction to have no more than two dogs on her property.

Cuthbert has since moved all 43 of her dogs to an undisclosed location.

Lang had originally asked for a general adjournment of the contempt application on June 26, but was rebuffed by Kane, who said he didn’t see why that was necessary when Cuthbert was in compliance and had been so for the past two weeks.

Should the situation change, Kane said, her neighbours could bring a new contempt application to the court.

Lang agreed, but addressed Cuthbert’s recent post to her rescue’s Facebook page, where she said her new location was “temporary” and that she was looking for a permanent place before the winter.

“Plaintiffs in this matter just want to note … their injunction, it’s not a seasonal injunction,” Lang said.

Contact Jackie Hong at jackie.hong@yukon-news.com

Just Posted

Canada Post rotating strikes hit Whitehorse

Whitehorse postal workers went on strike the morning of Nov. 9

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Aw, shucks: Wayfarer Oyster House is open for business

Wayfarer Oyster House has its soft opening

Until there’s a traffic light ‘we’re not going to stop’: Hillcrest Community Association president

A petition signed by 22 people was tabled in the legislative assembly on Nov. 8

Striking workers allege assault and threats

Many Rivers workers say their picket line was “stormed”

UPDATED: Yukon Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower dies unexpectedly

Judge remembered for his balance and diligence, as well as his love for theatre and motorcycles

Twelve months and a strike: Many Rivers workers serve strike notice

Job action is set to start Friday afternoon, when workers will walk off the job

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver discusses carbon pricing plans

The federal backstop will be active in July

About 350 Yukoners are waiting for cataract surgery

The News spoke to one person who has been waiting for almost two years to have the procedure done

New Whitehorse city council sworn in

Councillors say they’re excited to get started on strategic planning

Commentary: Lack of affordable housing in the Yukon is not about funds, but how we spend them

Why are we not building apartment complexes to serve the lower and lower-middle income bracket?

Driving with Jens: When should you plug your vehicle in?

You can probably still start your car without plugging it in at -25 C or colder, but you shouldn’t.

Yukonomist: Too far up the supply curve

Some copper mines come in and out of production as global demand for the metal surges and ebbs.

Most Read