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JUSTICE Threats issued after 74 dogs shot On Thursday, territorial court judge Heino Lilles issued a six-month peace bond to Jim Foesier’s…

JUSTICE

Threats issued after 74 dogs shot

On Thursday, territorial court judge Heino Lilles issued a six-month peace bond to Jim Foesier’s common-law wife Debbie Howe.

The bond, which prevents a person from bothering or threatening another, was issued after Howe was heard saying: “If Jim wanted CJ (Russell) and Aedes (Scheer), we would be out of the way,” according to court documents obtained by The News.

Scheer fears Howe and Foesier will cause her and humane society co-ordinator Russell personal injury, according to the documents.

In April, Scheer found Foesier sitting atop a mound of dead dogs.

Foesier shot all 74 of his dogs after a yearlong conflict with Dawson’s Humane Society.

A peace bond is pending for Foesier as well. And a decision is expected sometime this week, although charges could be laid as late as August 15th.

Under the peace bond, Howe is not allowed any contact with Scheer, Russell or the Dawson Humane Society and must notify the RCMP within 12 hours of her arrival in Dawson.

Howe, who was in Dawson last week, currently lives in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. (GK)

POWER OUTAGE

Energy Corp. still in the dark

Yukon Energy has not pinned down the cause of a power outage that shut down parts of southern Yukon on Friday.

Customers in Whitehorse, Carcross, Tagish, south to Teslin, north on the Mayo road and west to Takhini River crossing were left in the dark.

The outage began at approximately 5:16 p.m. and, it took about one hour and 45 minutes to restore power to all communities.

Teslin, Carmacks, Ross River and Haines Junction customers also experienced a brief outage before the communities’ backup diesel generators fired up.

Last week, Yukon Energy Corp. installed a new, upgraded circuit breaker in its Whitehorse Rapids substation.

However, when the circuit breaker was hooked up, it tripped the transformer and cleared the sub-station, causing the power outage, said system control centre lead hand Guy Morgan.

“We’re not sure why this happened — we’re still investigating,” he said.

The new circuit breaker has been left open and that part of the system is currently de-energized until Yukon Energy determines what went wrong, said Morgan.

The upgraded circuit breaker is the first of two the corporation plans to replace this year.

Whitehorse Rapids substation usually has 14 circuit breakers in operation.

It took almost two hours to restore power in some areas, which is normal, said Morgan.

“After a big outage like this, we can’t just go ahead and turn everything back on,” he said.

“We have to sectionalize the load — it is a slow process.” (GK)

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