Mount Sima to hold public meeting

The Great Northern Ski Society will hold a public meeting about Mount Sima on March 6. The downhill facility has been closed since late January when…

The Great Northern Ski Society will hold a public meeting about Mount Sima on March 6.

The downhill facility has been closed since late January when a 40-kilogram wheel fell off of the T-bar, barely missing the skiers below.

Mount Sima was also having issues with its chairlift and snowmaking equipment.

“It’s an information-sharing meeting,” said society spokesperson Lisa-Marie Vowk.

“We’re going to tell them how we got to where we were, why we had to make the decision to close the hill, where we are right now and where we need to get to before we can open next year.”

There will be an open question and answer period at the end of the meeting.

Mount Sima encourages season’s pass holders as well as any concerned members of the public to attend.

The public meeting will be held at Mt. McIntyre’s Grey Mountain Room on March 6 at 7 p.m.

Territorial court

judge appointed

Michael Cozens has been appointed the Yukon’s third territorial court judge.

The selection process was conducted by the Judicial Council made up of representatives from the Yukon Supreme Court, Territorial Court, First Nations, lawyers and laypeople.

Cozens has served as a Yukon lawyer since 1994 and spent the last five years working for the Federal Prosecution Service, primarily as a criminal prosecutor.

Upon completing high school, he was employed as a postal carrier, an assistant pastor and as a journeyman electrician.

During this time he began taking night school courses at the University of Lethbridge and was eventually accepted by Dalhousie Law School in 1989.

Cozens began his law career in Edmonton, Alberta, before moving north and joining the Yukon Bar.

He has since joined the bar in British Columbia and in the Northwest Territories.