Whitehorse Daily Star

July 8, 2020


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

MERRY MUNCHING – A baby moose whose mother was struck by a vehicle is being cared for at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. See p. 2 for coverage.


Photo by John Tonin

A DAZZLING PERFORMANCE - Jolene Queen Sloan, the drag persona of Prianshu, performs her lip sync routine for the 2020 Yukon Pride Festival: Drag Lip Sync Challenge hosted by the Yukon Queer Film Alliance and Queer Yukon at the Guild Hall Monday evening. The territory's drag queens are asked to film a video of their performance to be submitted by July 31 for a chance at the title of Drag Super Star.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

COLOURFUL WARES – Lara Melnik is seen last Thursday at the Fireweed Market, which is now permitting non-food vendors. See coverage.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HONOURING OUR NATION – Canada Day festivities went on despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was a more grassroots-type celebration. The Canadian Rangers arranged a drive around Lewes Boulevard on Wednesday. The Rangers had a horse-drawn wagon and people walking, with a lead vehicle playing music. People were lined up along the way appreciating the parade. Other communities staged their own parades as well.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

REMEMBERING THEIR SACRIFICES – Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 254 Whitehorse Legion laid wreaths on the graves of military veterans and RCMP members at the Grey Mountain Cemetery and the Pioneer Cemetery on Canada Day. The Remembrance Day wreaths are normally placed after the snow goes, but with the COVID-19 restrictions, they had to wait for clearance to do it. Here, Joe Mewett places a wreath in the Grey Mountain Cemetery.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CURBSIDE REFRESHMENT – Colton Beauchamp, left, and Seth Kelly sell lemonade last Saturday on Wilson Drive. The two planned to decide later how to spend the money raised.