Whitehorse Daily Star

May 25, 2015

DRIVER ERROR, FATIGUE SUSPECTED

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

DRIVER ERROR, FATIGUE SUSPECTED – Emergency crews responded after this Chevrolet van went off the Alaska Highway at 7:30 this morning, just south of the Carcross Cutoff. The 73-year-old male driver was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital as a precaution, according to Whitehorse RCMP. Driver error and fatigue are believed to have been factors.

MORNING MUNCHING

Photo by Photo Submitted

MORNING MUNCHING – This cinnamon black bear enjoys breakfast on the Carcross Road recently. The photographer said the bruin sports one of the nicest coats he’s ever seen on a black bear. Photo by SIMON BLAKESLEY

BEATING THE HEAT

Photo by Julius Debuschewitz

BEATING THE HEAT – A beaver along the Millennium Trail shakes off last Sunday.

MEASURING WASTE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

MEASURING WASTE – Some of the Hidden Valley School students who picked up garbage along the North Klondike Highway last week are seen Tuesday afternoon with a graph they created using drink containers they separated from the general waste. Discarded beer cans topped the graph.

RUNNING INTO SUMMER

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

RUNNING INTO SUMMER – A total of 340 students raced in last Friday afternoon’s Vanier Ridge Run – a record turnout.

 BLAZE SHOWING AGGRESSIVE GROWTH

Photo by Photo Submitted

BLAZE SHOWING AGGRESSIVE GROWTH – A forest fire near the Dempster Highway Cutoff has grown from an estimated five hectares Thursday afternoon to 48 amid hot and dry conditions. Firefighters from nearby Dawson City and from Mayo are battling the blaze with the assistance of three helicopters. See more on this website. Photo courtesy of ANDREAS POHLE