Hitchhiker found in Carmacks ditch

Police received the call on October 29. “The injuries were sustained somewhere other then the ditch where we found him,” said Const. Paul Miller. “But I can’t say where or how those occurred.”

Carmacks RCMP are still investigating an incident that left an injured, French hitchhiker lying in a ditch.

Police received the call on October 29.

“The injuries were sustained somewhere other then the ditch where we found him,” said Const. Paul Miller. “But I can’t say where or how those occurred.”

The injuries were not serious but the community’s doctor decided to have the man brought to Whitehorse because he had nowhere to stay and no one to care for him in Carmacks, he said.

“Upon arrival, he woke up almost immediately,” added Miller. “He wasn’t unconscious, he wasn’t incoherent. He was simply in a ditch, lying there.”

The male, whose name is not being released by the RCMP, is now in Whitehorse and doing well, he said.

The man’s dog, however, ran off at some time during the incident.

After two days of searching, the dog found his way into Miller’s yard and began playing with the officer’s own pets, he said.

“I got confirmation from someone else in the community that they had seen them together, so we shipped his dog back to Whitehorse for him and reunited them, so he was pretty happy with that.”

The man was hitchhiking north, in hopes of finding employment, said Miller.

The police have identified various suspects in this case, but are not releasing any more information at this time.

Contact Roxanne Stasyszyn at roxannes@yukon-news.com

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


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