Whitehorse Daily Star

May 29, 2020

INDIGENOUS ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATED

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

INDIGENOUS ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATED – Kaylyn Baker, seen Tuesday with her daughter, Breeze Marion, is one of the Indigenous artists in the Emerging North exhibit at the Yukon Arts Centre. The exhibit, a celebration of young Indigenous artistic achievement, was to have been part of the cancelled Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse. The gallery is now open from 3:30-7:30 p.m. daily, but visitors must make an appointment via the website yukonartscentre.com for groups up to five people from the same household.

FUN WITH CLOUDS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

FUN WITH CLOUDS – A cloudy sky is seen this morning above Schwatka Lake in Whitehorse.

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CALM BEFORE THE STORM – Graydon Keenan and his friend, Bandit, were enjoying the Seventh Heaven Skateboard Park Monday evening. The park will be closing starting Thursday for a $3.5-million remake. Keenan grew up boarding at the park, and is looking forward to the new one.

HILLTOP BLAZE EXTINGUISHED

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HILLTOP BLAZE EXTINGUISHED – The Whitehorse Fire Department answered a call at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday about a blaze on top of the hill at Shipyards Park. The current dry conditions mean people have to be extremely careful about the fi re hazard. The cause of this fi re was undetermined, but the careless disposal of a cigarette is a possibility.

GALLOPING GRAZERS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

GALLOPING GRAZERS – Members of the herd of wild horses along the Alaska Highway between Whitehorse and Haines Junction are seen last Saturday. The herd has expanded by at least one this year.

THEY’RE BAAACK!

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

THEY’RE BAAACK! – A black bear is seen last Sunday along the South Klondike Highway by Tutshi Lake.

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Club to host Helmut Grünberg Birdathon

The Yukon Bird Club will host its annual birding and fundraising event starting Friday afternoon, but with key alterations to comply with territorial COVID-19 health guidelines.