Whitehorse Daily Star

May 16, 2022

AN UNEXPECTED BATH

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AN UNEXPECTED BATH – Jim Petelski happened upon a sleeping bear last Sunday just outside of Carmacks. ‘After napping for an hour, this one woke up, had a stretch, and then accidentally rolled into the water,' he said. Photo by JIM PETELSKI

PREMIERING THIS EVENING

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PREMIERING THIS EVENING – ‘Radio Silence’ is a fictional tale about a missing female bush pilot that takes place in Dawson City in the 1920s. Here, Sarah Robertson is seen during Wednesday afternoon’s tech rehearsal. The show will open this evening and run until Sunday at The Old Fire Hall. It’s presented by Open Pit Theatre.

HAPPY BEARS

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HAPPY BEARS – Young people, including Riley (above), were encouraged to bring their favourite bear to Tuesday afternoon’s Teddy Bear Picnic at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. Hundreds of people attended to celebrate six years of Jordan’s Principle, which ensures First Nations children receive the services and supports they need. See more on p. 6.

A SPRING TRADITION

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A SPRING TRADITION – Athletics Yukon’s annual Crocus Run took place last Sunday. The route changed somewhat due to the Apr. 30 landslide on Robert Service Way, going from eight kilometres to about seven. Twelve people participated in the event. This is a guided run, not a race.

 CELEBRATING MOMS’ SPECIAL DAY

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CELEBRATING MOMS’ SPECIAL DAY – Aniston, left, and Oakleigh Jerome were volunteering at Sunday’s Run for Mom. This year, they were handing out pink gloves. See more photos p. 4.

REMEMBERING THE MISSING AND THE MURDERED

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REMEMBERING THE MISSING AND THE MURDERED – Hundreds of people walked Thursday in Whitehorse in honour of the Yukon’s missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit+ people. See more photos of the event on p. 9.

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Silver, Trudeau pore over several issues

Fresh off his ride to Toronto to mark Air North’s inaugural flight on the new route, Premier Sandy Silver trundled off to Ottawa to meet with the prime minister this morning.