More pedestrians hit on Second Avenue

Two pedestrians were injured while crossing Second Avenue on Friday — the third such incident on the busy downtown street in the past month.

Two pedestrians were injured while crossing Second Avenue on Friday — the third such incident on the busy downtown street in the past month.

The couple was crossing at the corner of Second Avenue and Steel Street around 11 p.m. when a southbound vehicle hit them. The driver stayed at the scene and was not injured.

Both pedestrians were taken by ambulance to Whitehorse General Hospital where they received medical treatment for their injuries, which are considered non-life threatening.

Police say weather and road conditions were not factors in the accident.

Traffic on Second Avenue was rerouted for several hours while police investigated the scene.

Earlier, on August 19, a woman from Westlock, Alta., was hit and killed by a car while crossing Second Avenue.

No charges had been laid in connection to Friday’s collision as of press time. Police continue to investigate and ask for witnesses to contact Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555.

Man stabbed at bush party

A 20-year-old Whitehorse man was stabbed while trying to break up a fight at an outdoor party near the Copper Haul Road, off Mount Sima Road, early in the morning of Saturday, August 30.

An ambulance took the man to Whitehorse General Hospital, where his injuries were deemed non-life threatening and he was released.

Police, with the help of a police dog, combed the area surrounding the party in search of the assailant, but came up empty handed.

Later, around 8:50 p.m., they arrested a man in Whitehorse in connection with the stabbing.

Anthony Charlie Skookum, 18, from Whitehorse faces one count of aggravated assault. He appeared in court in Whitehorse on Sunday and remains in custody until his next court appearance, in Whitehorse on Wednesday.

Police ask for anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or events leading up to or following it, to contact Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Tempers flare over

backyard moose hunt

Moose-hunters found themselves staring down the barrels of an angry homeowner’s gun near Beaver Creek on Sunday.

Police received a call around 9:30 p.m. that people had been shot at Koidern River, along the Alaska Highway, near Beaver Creek.

In fact, the only shots fired were directed at moose. But the shots were close enough to a nearby home to provoke the ire of a resident, who, police say, confronted the hunters by pointing his gun at them.

By the time police arrived, tempers had cooled and the hunters and resident had parted ways.

No one was injured, including the moose.

“The moose never got hit,” said Cpl. Ben Sewell.

Police say alcohol was not a factor.

A 23-year-old man from Whitehorse faces a count of careless use of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

A 52-year-old man from White River, Yukon faces charges of careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and uttering threats.

Police would not release names until the charges are entered in court.

Missing Whitehorse

man found

David Layzell, a Whitehorse man who was reported missing for four days, was found by searchers in the Clear Creek area on Friday, August 29.

Also safe is the family dog, a golden lab named Brandy.

Layzell, 67, left Whitehorse on August 14 for the Clear Creek area, where he planned to explore a mining dredge. His family reported him missing on August 25.

Once found, Layzell was flown by helicopter to the Mayo Health Centre. By Tuesday, September 2, he had been released from hospital and had returned to his home in Whitehorse.

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