Whitehorse Daily Star

January 16, 2017


Photo by Marissa Tiel

WARM-WEATHER RACING – Didier Meggia starts the 30-mile race at DPSAY’s Carbon Hill Race Day Sunday at the Mt. Lorne Community Centre. The day featured a 30-mile race, a 10-mile race, a six-mile rec class and a kids’ dash. Unseasonally warm temperatures made for a balmy winter day.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

CANDIDATES FOR ROYALTY – The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen candidates were announced Thursday evening at the Coast High Country Inn. They are, front left-right: Miss Alkan Air, Kaitlynn Mitchell, Miss Brewery Bay Chalet, Delaney Paul, Miss Yukon Nissan, Chanel Newell; back row, left-right: Miss Big Bear Donair, Robyn Gillespie, Miss Coast High Country Inn, Kyla Bryant, Miss North of Ordinary, Jen Coad, Miss Yukon Apparel, Carole Mathieson, Miss SKKY Hotel, Tamara Perzan, Miss MacPherson Rentals, Telek Rogan and Miss Northstar Mini Storage, Leticia Valadan.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

YUKONER TO JOIN PROTEST – Tina Woodland (left) will join the Jan. 21 march on Washington to protest the previous day’s inauguration of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump. Linda Leon (right) has made a scarf for the occasion for locals to sign. Woodland hopes to be joined by her daughter Talia. The Washington scarf is available to sign at Whitehorse Motors until Jan. 17.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING – Josée Jacques is one of the five French-speaking artists exhibiting their creations under the theme ‘Rite of passage’ at Arts Underground beneath the Hougen Centre. A variety of visual works are presented, including paintings, drawings and installations. The exhibition will be held until Jan. 31.


Photo by Vince Fedoroff

WHETTING THE THIRST TO SNOWBOARD – With Mount Sima open Fridays to Sundays only, enthusiastic snowboarders need their fix – and take to the streets. Here, Tim Schirmer takes a jump at the Takhini Arena this morning. Along with some snowboarding friends, they set up a jump and took turns.


Photo by Marissa Tiel

HUSKIES PREVAIL – Whitehorse Huskies’ Andrew Pettitt shoots on Kainai Braves goalie Tyler Cutknife during first period Senior AA hockey action Sunday at the Takhini Arena. The Nuway Crushing Whitehorse Huskies hosted Alberta’s Kainai Braves for two exhibition games over the weekend. The Huskies won the first game 2-1 in overtime and the second 16-1.