Whitehorse Daily Star

September 30, 2016

PAUSING AND PEERING

Photo by freelancer

PAUSING AND PEERING – Mule deer, like this one seen in southern Yukon, are often seen along roadways and grassy south-facing slopes in the territory. Far more active at dawn and dusk, the animals rely on grasses, forbs, foliage and twigs to survive. Because their eyes are located on both sides of their heads, they have a 310-degree view around themselves. Their daytime and colour vision is less accurate than humans, but they boast superior night vision. Photo by MINNIE CLARK

MONARCHS AT THE MOUNTAIN

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

MONARCHS AT THE MOUNTAIN – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with young riders from the SingleTrack to Success Project after the youth rode down Montana Mountainin Carcross on Wednesday.

FRESH OFF THE MUSEUM TOUR

Photo by CP

FRESH OFF THE MUSEUM TOUR – Prince William and his wife, Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, leave the Telegraph Office this morning. See much more coverage inside. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Jonathan Hayward

LEARNING FROM AN EXPERT

Photo by Marissa Tiel

LEARNING FROM AN EXPERT – Pelly Vincent-Braun plays in the spin wave on the Yukon River last Friday after a week of training with Zachary Zwanenburg, a Canadian 2015 world freestyle bronze medallist. The Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club hosted Zwanenburg last week as he offered clinics for local paddlers to work on their freestyle moves.

YUKONERS LEFT HOMELESS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

YUKONERS LEFT HOMELESS – Whitehorse firefighters responded to a call on Galena Road early Sunday morning. It appears the apartment building is a write-off. See coverage, this website.

A VISITOR WITH A SLITHER

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A VISITOR WITH A SLITHER – Kevin Dungey, the education director with Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo in Ottawa, visited Takhini Elementary School today. Students Damien and Zoe had the opportunity to hold this python at the presentation. Dungey will be at the Canada Games Centre Saturday with a variety of exotic animals for the public to see. The program has come to Whitehorse as part of the 40th annual Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums conference, being hosted by the Yukon Wildlife Preserve Operating Society.

Coroner’s urgings follow fatal dog attack

The territory’s Environment minister says his department is continuing to work with the Ross River Dena Council and the community of Ross River to deal with public safety issues following a Sept. 9 coroner’s report.