Whitehorse Daily Star

March 30, 2015


Photo by Photo Submitted

ON THE PROWL – This lynx steals a look at the photographer recently in the Teslin area. The average weight of a full-grown Canada lynx (‘lynx (Canadensis’) is between eight and 14 kg. They resemble gigantic house cats, with long, round feet which act like snowshoes, distributing their weight to help keep them on top of the snow. Their sharp claws help them climb, fight predators and capture their main food source – the snowshoe hare. These cats are often seen along the Alaska Highway at this time of year, as their breeding season lasts only for a month, generally between March to May, depending upon the local climate. Photo by MINNIE CLARK


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SPACE SETS THE PACE – Mallory Lipscomb, left, and Dallayce Smith are seen Wednesday evening on the spaceship set of ‘Pilot Episode,’ a music video being filmed at the Splintered Craft studio. The music for the video is from the local band Old Cabin’s song ‘Good Days Bad Days.’ The video will be released April 3 at a fund-raiser at Splintered Craft for the Teen Parent Centre, and proceeds will go to the creation of regalia for this year’s graduating students. Sarah Macdougall and Old Cabin will be playing at the event.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

FLYING HIGH – Kyran Allen participates in the big air competition of the Yukon Freestyle Ski Championships last Sunday at Mount Sima.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

BANISHING WINTER – The Graffiti-Yeti burns up during Saturday evening’s annual Burning Away the Winter Blues ceremony in Whitehorse. The Northern Lights School of Dance presented a short dance piece before the burning.


Photo by Marcel Vander Wier

KEEPING HIS TEAM IN IT – Plumb Crazy Mechanical Ltd. (PCM) goalie Chris Church makes a blocker save on Dease Lake Mooseheads forward Brandon Moffet during the C division final of the Kilrich/Northerm Yukon Native Hockey Tournament at Takhini Arena yesterday. PCM, a team based out of Inuvik, N.W.T., squeaked past the Mooseheads 5-4 to win the title.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SELF-GOVERNMENT MILESTONE CELEBRATED – The Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, First Nation of Na-cho Nyäk Dun, Teslin Tlingit Council, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation and Council of Yukon First Nations Self-Government Secretariat celebrated 20 years of self-government Thursday evening in the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Here, the Selkirk Spirit Dancers perform after the formal part of the program.

‘I’ve been very overzealous,’ Nehass tells court

Michael Nehass was sentenced to 21 months – time served – and two years of probation Thursday for threatening and spitting on correctional officers, climbing into the jail’s ceiling and causing about $30,000 in damage to the segregation unit.

911 call centre to get new location, more staff

The Yukon government today announced plans to move its current 911 call centre to a newer facility and hire and train more staff. It’s allocating $1 million as part of its goal to expand basic 911 service to the communities.