Whitehorse Daily Star

September 30, 2014

WINTER WEATHER WOES

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

WINTER WEATHER WOES – This SUV lost control and struck a snow plow this morning on the Alaska Highway near the Mayo Road. It was one of several traffic mishaps in the Whitehorse region as autumn’s first major snowfall caught many motorists without snow tires and triggered power disruptions in some areas.

GETTING ACQUAINTED

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

GETTING ACQUAINTED – The Midnight Sun Alpacas’ annual Farm Fair took place Saturday and Sunday. The event enabled the public to visit a farm and the animals. There was a standoff in the alpaca enclosure, with the animals and humans looking at each other until the alpacas were comfortable with the humans.

 TIME FOR SOME MUSIC

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

TIME FOR SOME MUSIC – Claire Ness will release ‘Jackfish Girl Live!’, her second album, at The Old Fire Hall today. The show will feature Annie Avery on keys, Kieran Poile on fiddle, Scott Wilson on the big bass fiddle, Yves Paradis on drums, and Kim Beggs in harmony.

ON STAGE TONIGHT

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

ON STAGE TONIGHT – Santana Berryman and Jeff Charles perform in the Guild production of ‘The Shape of Things’, opening this evening and running until Oct. 11.

THE CREAM OF THE CROP

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

THE CREAM OF THE CROP – Grade 11 students Amber Germaine, left, and Jaedyn Smith were presented with the Honours with Distinction certificates for the 2013-14 school year Tuesday evening at Porter Creek Secondary School. There were 148 students recognized for their efforts. Students received Honours, 75-82.9 per cent; First Class Honours, 83-91.9 per cent; and Honours With Distinction, 92 per cent and higher at the open house and Honour Roll Awards. Missing from the photo is Emily Mervyn, who also received the certificate.

NO BACKING FOR FRACKING

Photo by Ainslie Cruickshank

NO BACKING FOR FRACKING – Starting at the White Pass depot, about 40 people marched up Main Street at noon Monday to protest fracking in the Yukon.