Whitehorse Daily Star

December 11, 2018

A POPULAR VISITOR

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A POPULAR VISITOR – St. Nick visited with children and youth during Saturday’s annual Santa Claus parade. An estimated 4,000 people attended the event. See more photos, this website.

CHRISTMAS CLASSIC RETURNS

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CHRISTMAS CLASSIC RETURNS – The annual production of the Northern Lights School of Dance Christmas ballet ‘Nutcracker’ will open at 7:00 this evening at the Yukon Arts Centre. Saturday’s showtimes are 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

YUKONERS REMEMBER

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YUKONERS REMEMBER – The annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women took place this morning at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. There were 14 white roses for the 14 women murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique on this day in 1989, and red roses were handed out for the murdered or missing Indigenous women. See full coverage of this morning’s event in Friday’s Star.

TRAINING FOR THE REAL THING

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TRAINING FOR THE REAL THING – The Golden Horn Volunteer Fire Department, led by incident commander Andrew Pike, organized a full-day live-fire training exercise last Saturday at Army Beach. Shown above is the burn-down for instructional purposes. Photo courtesy GOLDEN HORN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

FIRE SHELTER CELEBRATED

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FIRE SHELTER CELEBRATED – William Carlick (left), a Kwanlin Dün First Nation elder, and Ian Angus conduct a ceremony by offering tobacco to the Sacred Fire on Monday afternoon at Elijah Smith Elementary School. The ceremony celebrated a new fire shelter at the school. Youth also participated by offering tobacco to the fire.

IMPAIRED DRIVING’S FATAL CONSEQUENCES

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IMPAIRED DRIVING’S FATAL CONSEQUENCES – This year marks the 31st anniversary of the MADD Whitehorse Project Red Ribbon, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada’s longest-running public awareness campaign. MADD Yukon kicked off the campaign Friday with a ceremony at the Canada Games Centre. Pearl Callaghan (above) talked about her son William (in photo), who died April 8, 2016, as a result of injuries caused by a drunk driver in 2004. Beside Pearl is her daughter, Heather. See coverage, this website.