Whitehorse Daily Star

July 25, 2016

NATIONALS-BOUND

Photo by Marissa Tiel

NATIONALS-BOUND – From left, Rennes Lindsay, Hannah Kingscote and Cassis Lindsay will represent the Yukon next week at the Swimming Canada Age Group Nationals in Calgary. This is the largest team that coach Malwina Bukszowana has taken to the nationals since leading the Glacier Bears.

A HAINES JUNCTION GREETING

Photo by CP

A HAINES JUNCTION GREETING – The Dakwäkäda Dancers welcome premiers and National Aboriginal Organizational leaders Wednesday to an event in Haines Junction. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

A SOGGY LAUNCHING

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A SOGGY LAUNCHING – The Kwanlin Dun First Nation ‘Healing Canoe’ was launched this morning at Rotary Peace Park. The canoeists are travelling 700 kilometres to the Moosehide Gathering near Dawson City.

FUN WITH FILTH

Photo by Marissa Tiel

FUN WITH FILTH – Christinna Fleshman drives her truck, ‘T and T’, into the mud bogs on Saturday. Many teams drove through the muddy ditches in front of big crowds at the Whitehorse Mud Bogs.

THE ODYSSEY BEGINS

Photo by Marissa Tiel

THE ODYSSEY BEGINS – Phil Langman and Iain Lomas of the United Kingdom start the Yukon 1000 at 11 a.m. today. The 1,000-mile paddling race along the Yukon River goes from Whitehorse to the Dalton Highway in Alaska. Ten teams began from a floating start at Rotary Peace Park. It’s expected it will take between seven and 12 days to complete the race.

YUKONER MAKES A SPLASH

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YUKONER MAKES A SPLASH – Pelly Vincent-Braun of Whitehorse participates in the Junior C1 class at the ICF Junior and U23 Canoe Slalom World Championships in Krakow, Poland, on Tuesday. He placed 38th in the world, and was Canada’s top junior canoe. Photo by FABIO CANHETE

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Premiers continue to sort out differences

After a second day of talks, Canada’s premiers still don’t see eye-to-eye on carbon pricing, and continue to disagree over details of an agreement on internal trade.