Bishop of MacKenzie-Fort-Smith, Denis Croteau. (New Bishops: Canada).
Yellowknife, NWT--In Northern Alberta, the Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort-Smith, Denis Croteau, O.M.I., was named apostolic administrator for the diocese of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in addition to his regular jurisdiction. Both dioceses are huge in territory but have very few priests. Whitehorse has been without a bishop since Bishop Thomas Lobsinger, O.M.I., died in a plane crash in 2000, while piloting the plane himself. The diocese has 8235 faithful spread out over 20 parishes, with three diocesan and eight religious, order priests, two permanent deacons, nine religious and 66 lay pastoral assistants.