Whitehorse Daily Star

May 21, 2019

TIME TO DINE

Photo by Photo Submitted

TIME TO DINE – This small brown bear was seen last Sunday in the Carcross area. He was enjoying his dinner of fresh dandelion leaves (no flowers yet) and some willow buds in the early evening. Photo by TERRY SCHEEL

A CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A CULTURAL CELEBRATION – The Yukon francophone community celebrated Yukon Francophonie Day Wednesday at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre. Performing here are fiddlers from École Émilie-Tremblay – Sophie Molgat, Lilly Witten, Teryn Morrison and Lia Hale, left-right.

AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT – Gabriel Smarch, the father of Śtallion Smarch, hugs Travis Vincent Smarch at a vigil held late Tuesday afternoon by the Kwanlin Dün Nàkwät’à Kų. Teenagers Śtallion and Faith Jakesta died early Monday morning in a single-vehicle collision on Hamilton Boulevard in Whitehorse.

SYMBOLIZING PROGRESS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SYMBOLIZING PROGRESS – City of Whitehorse firefighter Tamar Vanderham raises the Pride Flag at noon Tuesday at city hall. The Trans Flag was raised as well. Queer Yukon, along with 50 other Canadian cities, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in our country.

 TAUNTING THE CROWD

Photo by John Tonin

TAUNTING THE CROWD – Manitoba forward Conner Roulette celebrates his second goal of the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship gold medal game in front of the previously boisterous Saskatchewan supporters Sunday at the Takhini Arena.

 A CLASSIC RETAKES THE STAGE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A CLASSIC RETAKES THE STAGE – Victor Tolgyesi and Eleanor Setterington are seen Wednesday evening during the dress rehearsal for the Northern Lights School of Dance presentation of ‘Cinderella’. The show, which opened Thursday at the Yukon Arts Centre, is on again at 7:00 this evening.

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Women charged with murder

First-degree murder charges have been laid against two Pelly Crossing women in connection with a December 2017 homicide.