Whitehorse Daily Star

July 21, 2018


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HOT ROD – The Ember Fire Academy is running until Saturday at the Golden Horn Volunteer Fire Department. This free, intensive program for women (16 and older) lets the 11 women taking part experience the most challenging — and exciting — tasks in firefighting in a safe and supportive environment. Here, they practise on hot cars Thursday afternoon. Rescuing collision victims from vehicles and dealing with hazardous materials are also part of the training.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

OFF AND RUNNING – A total of 24 runners and three walkers start the five-kilometre Fun Run and Walk on Tuesday evening.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

GIVING HIS UTMOST – Scott Horsey with the P&M Recycling Guns attempts a diving catch while Kane Dawe of the Brewers watches from second base last Saturday during Dustball action. The Guns went on to win the ‘A’ division. See more on p. 17.


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A RARE SIGHTING – Vividly standing out in the boreal forest, this albino squirrel was seen last Friday in the Wolf Creek area. It was a first for the photographer and the friend she was with. According to her research, white squirrels are a one-in-100,000 occurrence, which made the pair feel pretty lucky to have seen this one. Albinism is a genetic anomaly in which an animal has a total or partial lack of pigment. Photo by GRACE SNIDER


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CANYON CREATIVITY – Heather Von Steinhagen was one of seven artists participating in the Created at the Canyon event on Friday and Saturday.


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SCENIC, PLACID TRAVEL – Robert Bellon has completed his 11th trip down Yukon rivers to Dawson City. He is seen here with his seventh raft built at Johnson’s Crossing and taken down the Teslin and Yukon rivers and on to Dawson City. Before leaving, Bellon expected to be on the water for 13 days in his 12-metre (40-foot) raft, stopping at Carmacks and Minto to board travellers. Photo by MINNIE CLARK

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Family mourns son who grew up in Yukon

A man who once lived in Whitehorse and was in the care of the Department of Health and Social Services (HSS) died last week in Alberta, his mother confirmed Thursday.