Whitehorse Daily Star

August 19, 2014


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.


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.


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.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HONOURING A YOUNG LIFE – Vanier Catholic Secondary School has dedicated its front foyer to a memorial of one of its students, 15-year-old Clare Cherepak, who died early Saturday in a highway collision in Whitehorse. Grief counsellors will be at the school through the week, from noon to 4 p.m., to speak with students.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

TWO LIVES LOST – A Whitehorse RCMP officer works Saturday at the scene of an early-morning collision which killed a 15-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man. Two others, including the 15-year-old driver of the Honda Accord, were injured after the car was struck by the transport truck shown above at the Alaska Highway-Hamilton Boulevard extension intersection.