Whitehorse Daily Star

September 26, 2023


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FIRING UP THE SPECTATORS – Brigitte Jardin, left, and Ellorie McNight started the audience off Saturday evening at Theatre in the Bush. See more photos, p. 4.


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ON THE PROWL – A young grizzly bear is seen south of Whitehorse earlier this month.


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SPLISH-SPLASH – Hazen Prescott pushes his bike through the ball pit Saturday during the Junior YXY Cross race at Mt. McIntyre. Fifty-one athletes from ages six to 11 competed in the Junior race.


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IN THE SPIRIT OF HEALING AND RECONCILIATION – The Fashion, Art Design School (FADS) class at Porter Creek Secondary School is again making and printing orange T-shirts for Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30. Mataya Shannon-Francis (left), a Tetlit Gwich’in First Nation citizen, and Katie McLeod-Wierda, a Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation citizen, have designed the logos. They are wearing their designs here. The two will be selling the shirts at Sports Experts again this year, with the proceeds going to the Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools (CAIRS).


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PREMIERING THURSDAY – Playwright Colin Wolf’s ‘CoyWolf’, directed by Sydney Wolf, will open Thursday at the Guild Hall. Here, Colin, visible, and Caleb Gordon, behind him, are seen at Sunday’s dress rehearsal. The Guild and Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre Collective are co-presenting the play. Colin draws on personal and historical events from his Métis roots to ‘create a world of Coyotes, Wolves and Coywolves. This story follows Isidor, a Coywolf, as he finds his place and his people in the world as a half-breed. Moving through this cyber-folk world, Isidor discovers his love for storytelling and travelling across prairies, forests, and mountains. As change threatens his communities from the inside and out, he is pressured to join the resistance against human expansion. Isidor moves through death, loss, change and love as he searches for greener pastures – if there are any left.’ The show runs until Oct. 7.


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AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION – Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre speaks during Friday evening’s well-attended rally at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre.

Lack of notification ‘very concerning to me’: Pillai

Premier Ranj Pillai has called it “concerning” that he did not receive any official communications from any federal ministers while on a trip to India this week during escalating tensions between that country and Canada.