Whitehorse Daily Star

August 17, 2017


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

I SEE YOU! – Youth enjoy the salmon in the Whitehorse Rapids Fishway on Tuesday. The annual visitor appreciation event is set for 5-9 p.m. today.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

LEADING THE WAY – Massey Baker navigates the Drop the Clutch trail during Sunday’s SlamFest, the annual downhill mountain bike event at Mount Sima. Massey won both the long course and the more technical short course races.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CHARGE! – The RCMP Musical Ride performed three shows with a full complement of 32 riders and horses over the weekend at the Mount McIntyre Recreation Centre Stadium. An estimated 1,500 people attended each show. Here, the riders perform the famous ‘Charge!’ manoeuvre.


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READYING FOR THE REAL THING – The Ember Fire Academy is running until Saturday at the Golden Horn Volunteer Fire Department. There are 12 women taking part in the opportunity to explore the Yukon’s fire service. Here, they attack a blaze. Rescuing collision victims from vehicles and dealing with hazardous materials are also part of the training.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

THIS WAY, PLEASE – The RCMP riders and horses with the Musical Ride arrived Wednesday afternoon in Whitehorse. Here, Const. Katy Loisil is led into the Takhini Arena by Cybil, one of the 36 horses. The Musical Ride will present three shows this weekend at the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club stadium. This is the Ride’s first Yukon appearance since the summer of 1995.


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SIBLING SYNERGY – Yukoners Mael and Luanda Pronovost power through a gate during the Canoe Slalom National Championships in Ottawa last Sunday. The duo captured the junior mixed C-2 crown as well as a number of individual podiums. See more in sports. Photo by ALEC MACLEOD

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Coroner defends not calling for inquest

The Yukon’s chief coroner says a Yukon Supreme Court judge had no authority to override her decision not to hold an inquest into the death of Cynthia Blackjack.