I find it very, very upsetting people have the selfish attitude they can move up here from another province and try and bring their BS with them.
Like, come on. I take the latest comment from Dorothy LeBel in the February 18 issue as a threat that has grown from an overwhelming group of people that have recently moved to the Yukon, either from the US, Quebec or Ontario.
I cannot believe that she referred, and I quote, “Residents of Quebec’s Laurentians successfully sued their province and municipality in 2004 over the construction of a snowmobile trail that caused a great alleged racket near many homes, noted LeBel.”
My response is, If it worked out so good for you then why not stay at home instead of moving up here and bringing your poison with you. The Alaska Highway has two directions … west and east. Air North leaves Whitehorse twice a day during the week.
This is the Yukon, a place I have called home for 40 years, a place where I am raising my family, and I intend on being here for another 40 years. Snowmobiling is, in fact, a way of life and a mode of transportation for trappers and outdoor enthusiasts alike … and mushers.
The Yukon is and was about tolerance for all peoples, not just special interest groups.
It used to be a place where you could stop and talk to anyone, anywhere, because people were hospitable to one another. It was not a place of debate … between different classes of people, walks of life etc.
People got along and didn’t stick their noses into other people’s business either way.
I do think sledders should respect other trails, where applicable, and should be mindful of our animals and people alike.
We are all equal here, not class levels – we breathe the same air, we live here for the freedom and enjoy the Yukon’s natural beauty together. Let’s not turn a 30,000 population into the bureaucratic society we have seen happen down south.
Leave your baggage at the border.