Whitehorse Daily Star

December 3, 2021

READY FOR RECREATION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

READY FOR RECREATION – Sam Oettli, the general manager at Mt. Sima, is seen this morning at the ski hill, which will open Friday with most of the runs available. For complete information, see their newly upgraded website.

NOT THE RED BARON

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

NOT THE RED BARON – A Pet Photos With Santa session was held at the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race office on Saturday. Here, Snoopy pays a visit to St. Nick. See more photos, p. 6.

HOT SHOT

Photo by Morris Prokop

HOT SHOT – A ball eludes Lucy Brown on the way into the net during the Futures girls’ soccer program Sunday at the Canada Games Centre (CGC). The Futures program was part of the Toonie Tournament that took place at the CGC from Friday to Sunday. The event garnered 10 bags of non-perishables and raised $700 in cash for the Whitehorse Food Bank.

HELP FOR SANTA

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HELP FOR SANTA – Emreigh Vanderkley was assisting Santa at the Skookum Asphalt Santa Drive-Thru Express on Saturday at Shipyards Park. The event was part of the Yukon Hospital Foundation fundraiser. See more photos in News section.

FUNDRAISING FESTIVITIES

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

FUNDRAISING FESTIVITIES – Volunteers set up for the annual Northwestel Festival of Trees on Monday afternoon at the MacBride Museum. The fundraiser for the Yukon Hospital Foundation aims to create a new space for mental health beds at Whitehorse General Hospital. There are currently six beds available, and staff want to raise enough money to have 12 beds. There is a public viewing of the trees today and Saturday at the museum. Tomorrow will feature the Skookum Asphalt Drive-Thru Santa Express from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Shipyards Park.

HELPING THE CAUSE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HELPING THE CAUSE – Mayor Laura Cabott makes a deposit at the Salvation Army Kettle kick-off Wednesday morning. The others in the photo, left to right, are lead elf Nicholas O’Carroll, with the Whitehorse Firefighters Charitable Society/Share the Spirit, Salvation Army Lt. Rebecca Pretty and George White. The Army needs help with the campaign, including people to attend the kettles at various places around Whitehorse.

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Vote on amendments to acts put off to 2022

After some negotiations and debate in the legislature, the Liberal and NDP caucuses have agreed to shelve the contentious Act to Amend the Assessment and Taxation Act & the Municipal Act (Bill No. 3) until next spring.