Whitehorse Daily Star from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada on July 14, 1992 · 3
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Whitehorse Daily Star from Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada · 3

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Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
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Tuesday, July 14, 1992
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The Whitehorse STAR Tuesday July 14 1992 mmw v1’ 'ss yj- -: aj'va vy s y vv- x : amvI-!'’ wrft'A'Ax ’X v v x-voyv yv ' : ?-y-yx-svx '&:': A wanted poster for Ronald Jeffrey Bax charged with the first-degree murder of Krystal Senyk is being circulated across Canada and the US by the RCMP - ---- The poster has photos of Bax with a moustache as well as with a hat and beard and a physical description It asks anyone who locates him to call the local police and the Whitehorse RCMP Bax has been missing since March 2 when Senyk was found dead in her home on the Tagish Road She had been shot once with a high-power rifle Bax 30 is 1 70 cm (five foot seven inches) tall 70 kg (1 30 pounds) and has blue eyes and blonde hair He has a tatoo of a winged horse on his upper right arm’ Cpl Andy Lathem said this afternoon the investigation into the murder is continuing Police are still pursuing all three theories — that Bax went to the woods and committed suicide that he left the area and that he had entered the bush to hide out There is no hard evidence to indicate any of these theories is more valid than the others Lathem said Senyk 29 had assisted her friend Lynn Bax during the couple’s stormy marriage breakup Gov’t times up contract rules By SARAH DAVISON Star Reporter New contract regulations will shine a bright light on the Y ukon government’s contracting system and eliminate any concerns about bias or unfairness a Y ukon government official said this morning “(They) make more things visible certainly to the public as to what happens within government in the contracting process” Carl Rumscheidt senior policy analyst for the Department of Government Services told a news conference The issuance of government contracts has frequently made headlines with some contractors complaining about unfairness or inconsistency A more open process should puRsome of these fears to rest Rumschpidt said The regulations were drawn up by a five-member committee It consisted of the Yukon and Whitehorse Chambers of Commerce the Yukon Contractors Association the Yukon Consultants’ Association and the Consulting Engineers of the Yukon Rumscheidt chaired the group The resulting series of sweeping changes include new thresholds at which contracts must be publicly-tcndcred There is also a standing ‘ review committee which can examine complaints from people who feel they’ve been treated unfairly It will consist of six people three from government and three nominated by the private sector The minister will appoint the chair Deputy ministers of contracting departments must respond to the committee’s findings and take action But the committee has no power to stop or alter a contract once it’s issued “We have a short building season” said Rumscheidt when asked why “In some cases we have short seasons in which supplies can be purchased and brought up And to hold that up was generally seen across the board — there was consensus — as not being useful People lose work” Other changes require that source lists from which government departments get names of people able and willing to supply goods or services must be updated and advertised twice aunnaJty ri vli v vM J isrud-jcl rrfci jji'j'j' BORN: 25 Nov 1961 HEIGHT: 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) WEIGHT: 70 kg (150 lb) EYES: Blue HAIR: ' Blond TATTOOS: Winged horse on upper right arm N£ LE: 25nov 1961 TAILLE: 170cm(5pi7po) PONDS: 70 kg (150 lb) YEUX : Bleus CHEVEUX: Blonds MARQUES : Tatouage dun cheval ail6 au bras droit RONALD JEFFREY BAX Anyone must be allowed to join one of these lists at hisher request There have also been changes to the thresholds at which contracts can be issued without competition Before thresholds varied Most consulting contracts under $3000 could be issued without competition This has been raised to $10000 but the threshold applies across the board Contracts between $10000 and $30000 may be issued by invitation to a number of bidders on source lists Anyone who wishes to bid must be allowed to do so All contracts worth more than $30000 must go to public tender or be tendered to all companies on a source list There must also be full disclosure of the criteria that will be used to decide on a contract said Rumscheidt “No surprises afterwards” And standing offers where individual businesses are asked to provide certain goods or services over an extended period of time must now -comply with the new regulations There is no provision that disallows the breaking-down of contracts into $10 000-portions to ensure the department gets the consultant or business of choice But Rumscheidt said anyone with concerns about the issuance of one of these contracts can now go to the review committee and have the matter dealt with openly He said the committee that produced the regulations acknowledged fears in the community about bias in the issuance of contracts “The consensus was you can’t reg- ulate that” said Rumscheidt “What you can do however is you can ensure there is open access to everybody” He disputed claims that political connections determine who gets which contract by pointing to public contract lists released annually by the 1 Yukon government and suggesting an examination “In a small community it’s often not difficult to know if someone supports a particular party or not My hunch if that were done people would find that those fears aren’t as real as people sense them to be” Contracts are listed by corporate name rather- than personal -name bfjool 'i'jL'IiiC! o-jj’jJ 1‘in'm CANADA-WIDE WARRANT ON THE CHARGE OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER FOR THE ARREST OF THE ABOVE-NAMED IS HELD BY THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IF LOCATED NOTIFY LOCAL POLICE and ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE WHITEHORSE YUKON Royal Canadian Mounted Police Whitehorse Yukon TELEPHONE: (403) 667-5555 SPECIAL IDENTIFICATION CIRCULAR NO 92-04 May IS 1992 RCMP IDENTIFICATION SERVICES UN MANDAT A EtE LANCE POUR L'ARRESTATION DU SUSNOMME PAR LA GENDARMERIE ROYALE DU CANADA POUR MEURTRE AU PREMIER DEGRE STL EST REPErEVEUILLEZCOMMUNIQUER AVEC LE SERVICE DE POLICE LOCALE ET LA GENDARMERIE ROYALE DU CANADA A WHITEHORSE (YUKON) Gendarmerie royale du Canada Whitehorse (Yukon) TELEPHONE : (403) 667-5555 CIRCULATE SPECIALS D IDENTIFICATION N 92-04 LE 15 MAY 1992 SERVICE DE L'lDENTITS JUDICIAIRE DE LA GRC Canada The wanted poster for accused murderer Ron Bax is being circulated : i V 1 1 1 - 1

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