Whitehorse Daily Star

September 23, 2020


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SALMON GOING FAST – Jordan’s Principle Nutritional Programs has acquired 30,000 lbs. of frozen and canned salmon, and are sharing it with Whitehorse-based First Nations families. The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate is distributing the salmon at the Takhini Arena parking lot. Each family received two boxes of canned salmon and one large frozen salmon. This morning, it appeared they would be finished by the afternoon. Here, Lorraine Wolfe, front, Lauren Wallingham, left rear, and Kim Harper are seen at the salmon giveaway Monday. The frozen salmon were a good size.


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EFFERVESCENT ENTERTAINMENT – Velvet Antler Productions was the entertainment at the Guild ’Round Back series last Thursday through Saturday. Three nights of sold-out shows featured a variety of entertainment. This weekend, Yukon Theatre for Yukon People will present ‘Things I Learned on my Summer Vacation’.


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SIDEWALK SHOWDOWN – A cat and a fox face off last Sunday along 12th Avenue in Porter Creek. The cat was not backing down from the high-noon moment, and actually appeared to be the aggressor. Faced with the feisty feline, the fox decided to leave the area.


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CELEBRATING NEW DIGS – Emilie Dory, the executive director of Les EssentiElles, is seen today in the organization’s new offices. An open house celebrated the group’s 25 years, and they displayed their new logo. Francophone artists are welcome to display art there free of charge. The organization moved into its new office in July.


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INTERSECTING WITH CHANGE – Three crosswalks were painted last Sunday on Front and Main streets to bring awareness to systemic racial injustice and to start making real change in the community. More than 50 people took part in the event. See more photos.


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MUSIC AROUND BACK – Blues Cargo – Annie Avery, Rob Bergman, Bob Hamilton, Jim Salt and Manfred Janssen, left-right – performed last Friday at the Guild Hall series ’Round Back. This week, Velvet Antler Productions will present some variety acts Thursday through Saturday. All these shows are sold out.

First Nations families welcome salmon distribution

The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate partnered with Second Harvest and Agriculture Canada Surplus Food Rescue Program to provide urban-based First Nation Families with 10,000 lbs. of B.C. ocean-caught chum salmon and 20,000 lbs. of canned B.C salmon this week.