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Body of Alexander man recovered from Yukon lake - St. Albert GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
UPDATEA previous version of this story described Jason Keith as a Morinville resident based on information from the Yukon RCMP and coroner's service. Keith's family members have since clarified that he lived in Alexander. The story has been updated accordingly.
The RCMP have recovered the body of an Alexander snowmobiler known to his family as a passionate hunter and outdoorsman.
The Yukon Coroner's Service reported last week that search and rescue officials recovered the body of Alexander First Nation resident Jason Donald Keith from Drury Lake on Feb. 3.
Drury Lake is 170 km north of Whitehorse and 60 km west of Faro in the Yukon.
The Yukon RCMP report that Keith, 36, had been travelling by snowmobile with two other men near the narrows on Drury Lake after dark on Jan. 28. While police initially believed that Keith and another man broke through the ice and fell into the lake, they have since determined that the two of them rode into open water. The man escaped the water, but Keith was seen going under and did not come back up.
The two other men travelled to a home in Drury Creek and called police...
Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.
Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.
Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.
"What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday.
He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.
"The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals."
The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.
Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.
"This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email.
Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.
The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park area six years ago.
Over the summer the grizzly strayed onto a rugby field during a practice, ch...
Gillespie-Evans, Eva Marion, (March 17, 2017) - Lambton ShieldTuesday, April 4, 2017
Strangway (Mark) of Sarnia Ontario, Tracy Donald (Rob) of Petrolia Ontario, Tyler James Gillespie (Chelsea) of Petrolia Ontario, Tana Einarson of Sarnia Ontario and Bradley Einarson of Whitehorse Yukon Territory. Step grandmother of Darcy Street of Sarnia Ontario, Scott Seys of Wyoming Ontario, Dave Seys (Karine) of Courtright Ontario, Karen Snell (Andy) of Oil Springs Ontario and Will Seys (Trish) of Innerkip Ontario. Great Grandmother to several and Great Great Grandmother of 2. Survived by Sisters Olive Nyberg of Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Edith Pederson (Wes) of Petrolia Ontario, survived by brother Melville Lees of North Bay, Ontario. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Predeceased by her parents the late Arthur Lees (1986) and Mary Lees (n. Fitzgerald) (1990), her sons, the late Doug Gillespie (1986) and Ernie Gillespie (2003), her grandson the late Michael Gillespie (2004), her daughter in law Fay Gillespie (2011), her siblings Henry Lees, Doug Lees (1944 CAF), Eli Lees (1944 CAF), Robert Lees (1964) (Pat 1996), Boyter Lees 1998 (Barbara 1996), and Randolph Lees (2016), and by her brother in law Eric Nyberg (2009) and her sister in law Fay Lees (2015). Friends will be received at the McCORMACK FUNERAL HOME – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street, (at College Avenue) on Tuesday March 21st from 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at High Park United Church, (1081 Brenchley Street) on Wednesday March 22nd at 11 am. Visitation will be held at the church 1 hour prior. Cremation will follow. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Eva’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
Spend it while you are alive: Manitobans find ways to save on funeral costs - CBC.caFriday, March 17, 2017
Do it when you are alive'The couple decided to go on a holiday to Sioux Falls, S.D., and to Dawson City, Yukon, to pan for gold instead of spending the money on a funeral."My wife was sitting there and she says, 'I'm not going to spend all this money when I'm dead. If you want to spend money, do it when you are alive,'" Marcel said."We travelled for three weeks and, you know, she was just wide open to this," he added.The travelling plan didn't sit well with the funeral home they went to, Marcel said. The couple was pressured to buy multiple items but refused."They wanted to sell me an urn for $1,000 and I said, 'No. My brother-in-law is a carpenter and he will build one.' But I looked at my bill and they put the ashes in a plastic bag and they charged me — they called it a Belmont Cremation container — $445," Marcel said.Marcel ended up spending about $4,800 on cremation and the only other costs were cards and a fee to rent a hall himself.He figured if he went with the funeral home's suggestions he would have ended spending at least $10,000.One of the big costs when it comes to a funeral can be a casket. The Marketplace investigation showed that some funeral homes say a $1,195 plain wooden casket isn't appropriate and is "simply an identification container." Staff at those locations told undercover reporters to rent a traditional hardwood casket at a cost of more than $2,200 a day.Caskets are often available at substantially lower prices from specialist retailers like Rick Zerbe Cornelsen in Winnipeg.'We have a very human exchange here'Cornelsen has been running The Village Casketmaker out the back of his South Osborne home for about 13 years."I enjoy it when families come in here. There is a kind of authenticity to that moment," Cornelsen said on CBC's Information Radio on Tuesday."People, when they are dealing with a death in the family, some of their defences are down, some of the pretences are set aside and quite often we have a very human exchange here, even if I don't know the people ahead of time."Cornelsen grew up in a woodworking family and started thinking of the casket business when he was quite you...
BC College Serves Cease And Desist Letter To 'Death Midwives' Group - Huffington Post CanadaFriday, February 17, 2017
Aerts said midwifery is regulated in 10 provinces and territories, with Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick in the process of regulating it and the Yukon involved in preliminary discussions to do the same."The reason that it's a protected title is that the colleges have the legislated mandate to protect the public," she said."We do have an expectation from the Ministry of Heath that we will take action on this type of thing.""Personally, I think the terminology doula is clear. It makes more sense."The website for the Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives says a death midwife offers support such as bathing the "death journeyer" and guidance to families regardless of whether they use a funeral home. It also compares the role of a birth midwife to a death midwife.A spokesperson for the network could not be reached for comment.Aerts said those who call themselves death midwives could instead go with the term death doulas."Personally, I think the terminology doula is clear. It makes more sense. I understand the parallels to midwifery and why they're using it, but doula connotes that supportive role and it's not a restricted title."Sarah Kerr, a death midwife in Calgary, said the College of Midwives of Alberta has not contacted her about using the term.However, Sheila Harvey, registrar of the College of Midwives of Alberta, said the college does not support anyone's use of the title midwife without specific training for the job but that the college is not yet an independent body under the Health Professions Act so it can't take action against people who use the title.'We're all on the same team'Kerr said she opted to call herself a death midwife instead of a death doula when she started her business three years ago because "the sound of it appealed to me more.""I'm not so concerned about titles," she said. "I'm more concerned that families have options. This is a whole new field and right now it's calling itself death midwifery and it's a lay person's movement of people stepping forward and offering different services and support to dying people and their families."We're all on the same team, birth midwives and death midwives. Birth midwives fought very hard decades ago and even more recently to make options available for families. And death midwives are doing the same thing."Kerr said she provides a variety of services depending on a family's wishes, such as facilitating a storytelling circle about the dying person or a "living funeral" where people gather to say goodbye.Also on HuffPost:Close"One of the most wond...