Whitehorse Daily Star

August 22, 2014

NORTHERN TOUR BEGINS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

NORTHERN TOUR BEGINS – Prime Minister Stephen Harper looks at an ice core sample this morning at Yukon College. Stephen Mooney of the Yukon Research Centre is on the right.

UP AND OVER

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UP AND OVER – Yukoner Ashley Borgel rides Rio during competition last week at the Rocky Mountain Classic in Calgary. Eight local riders are competing in the Alberta jumping series, and have earned a variety of top-three finishes. Photo courtesy TRACEY BILSKY

FRISKY PLAYMATE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

Justine Benjamin plays with the fox Monday at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. A fund-raiser to help keep the fox at the preserve instead of his being moved south generated about $2,000, with more than 100 people running in the Definitely A Fox fund-raiser.

An Inquisitive Moment

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

AN INQUISITIVE MOMENT – Karla Ter Voert, a master’s student at Royal Roads University, enjoys an encounter with a friend Tuesday at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. She has completed a cultural studies project on the preserve, located north of Whitehorse. Through interviews and observations, Ter Voert examined the staff ’s relationships with the animals.

IN FOND MEMORY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

IN FOND MEMORY – A memorial for Brendan Kinney is seen this morning near the location of last Saturday’s collision at the intersection of the Alaska Highway and the Hamilton Boulevard extension. Clare Cherepak, 15, died along with the 20-year-old Kinney. Both were passengers in a car which struck a transport truck.

MAGNIFICENT MERMAID

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

MAGNIFICENT MERMAID – Emily Classen dressed as the Little Mermaid last Saturday at the youth Cosplay contest at the first YukomiCon at the Coast High Country Inn.

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Yukon breakdancers ready for weekend festival

An energy is evident at the Leaping Feats dance studio even in the reception area as dancers and choreographers wander in, laughing and talking all things dance on Wednesday afternoon.