Whitehorse Daily Star

July 10, 2020


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NOT TONIGHT, HONEY! – A grizzly sow thwarts the boar’s persistent efforts at intimacy in the Yukon bush recently. Photo by JANNIK SCHOU


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

PASSIONATE ABOUT MOSQUITOS – Dr. Dan Peach, from the University of British Columbia, is seen at the Bioblitz held Wednesday at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve. The event continues until Friday. In his studies, Peach has had to be bitten by mosquitos more than 100,000 times. In the works for him is a peer-reviewed guide to Yukon mosquitos. Each year, nature enthusiasts (both citizens and scientists) gather to find as many wild species of plants, animals and fungi as they can within a defined area over a defined period of time. This year, that region is the preserve.


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.