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|5/5 polls||Updated: Oct. 12, 2011 1:20 AM EDT|
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This largely rural riding encompasses the communities of Braeburn, Ibex Valley, Deep Creek, Takhini Hotsprings Road, Pilot Mountain, Hidden Valley, MacPherson and Forestview. It was created in 1992 when new boundaries were drawn. It underwent a few minor adjustments after the last boundary review in 2002, losing its voters in Crestview, Porter Creek and MacKenzie's Trailer Court.
It takes in the traditional territory of the Ta'an Kwach'an First Nation, which makes its home on the shores of Lake Laberge and the Yukon River. It includes the Takhini Hot Springs resort and the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The Yukon Party government purchased the preserve from its private owner after coming to power.
The constituency also used to house the territory's only reindeer farm but the government slaughtered the herd in a controversial move in 2005. Land is always a big issue in this riding, which boasts a large number of farmers and country residential dwellers.
Yukon Party MLA Brad Cathers was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election in 2002 defeating Liberal incumbent Pam Buckley, who had won the seat in a 1999 byelection.
Cathers was re-elected in 2006.
He has previously served as minister of Heath and Social Services and Energy, Mines and Resources.
In August, 2009, Cathers had a falling out with Premier and Yukon Party leader Dennis Fentie. He resigned from Cabinet and the Yukon Party Caucus to sit as an Independent Member. Following the swearing-in of Premier Darrell Pasloski in June 2011, Cathers rejoined the Yukon Party Caucus.
2006 voter turnout:
78% (802 of 1,034 registered voters)