Whitehorse Daily Star

October 22, 2014

 TRAILBLAZER HONOURED

Photo by Marcel Vander Wier

TRAILBLAZER HONOURED – A sign bearing the name of Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Dixon was unveiled Tuesday on Olympic Trail at the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club. Dixon attended three Paralympic Games and won a total of 19 medals.

 BLAZING A LEGAL TRAIL

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

BLAZING A LEGAL TRAIL – Claire Anderson, a member of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation, was called to the Yukon bar on Monday afternoon in a ceremony conducted by Yukon Supreme Court Justice Leigh Gower.

FEELING THE VIBE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

FEELING THE VIBE – Internationally renowned musician Tim Williams performs at the Yukon Blues and Roots Festival Friday evening to a sold-out house. The new festival was produced by local musician Brandon Isaak.

 SHARING THE BOUNTY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SHARING THE BOUNTY – John Carson, right, prepares chapatis with Andrew, Colton and Rayden at the Takhini Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Carson is Takhini’s Kenyan sister school co-ordinator. The Grade 6 class was celebrating World Food Day and prepared a variety of dishes from around the world to share with other students in the school.

Chowing Down

Photo by Julius Debuschewitz

This grizzly was feasting on salmon in Haines, Alaska recently. The 18-year-old sow is apparently the matriarch of the Chilkoot River, judging by the behaviour of the other bears.

HIT AND RUN VICTIM

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HIT AND RUN VICTIM – Sophia Hosni, an F.H. Collins Secondary School student, was struck by a truck in the crosswalk by the school Tuesday morning. The vehicle then left the scene. See story on this website.

Man headed to prison for sexual assaults

A young man who raped one woman and sexually assaulted another in Haines Junction committed violence against their integrity, a territorial court judge said in his sentencing decision.