Whitehorse Daily Star

January 27, 2015


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WINTER WONDERLAND – Some Whitehorse youngsters chose the right time to enjoy the outdoor rink on Teslin Lake. Days of rain finally gave way to snow, creating a scene of beauty. Photo by MINNIE CLARK


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PUPPETRY PRESENTATION PENDING – Brian Fidler and Geneviève Doyon work on ‘Tombstone’, a science fiction-western, a staged reading of Ramshackle’s new cardboard science fiction puppet show. It will be presented at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Yukon Arts Centre Studio as part of Nakai Theatre’s Pivot Festival.


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STUDIO OPEN HOUSE PLANNED – Heather Callaghan works Tuesday afternoon on a mobile mural at the new Splintered Craft Studio, a drop-in art studio, at the Yukon Inn Plaza. The studio is a Skookum Jim Friendship Centre initiative. An open house will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.


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GOLDEN GIRL – Fifteen-year-old Rachel Pettitt struck gold in the novice women’s category at the 2015 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships Tuesday in Kingston, Ont. She is the first Yukon figure skater to win gold at nationals. Photo courtesy of STEPHAN POTOPNYK/SKATE CANADA


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SHOWING NOW – Duran Henry is one of the Northern Cultural Expressions Society artists showing at the Hilltop Bistro at Yukon College. The show, which opened last week, runs until April.


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ANYONE IN THERE? – Ulu, an avalanche dog in training, digs into a snow cave made for an avalanche rescue demonstration held Saturday. Avalanche Awareness Day at Mount Sima featured a ‘rescue’ by avalanche rescue dog Bodi and information on avalanche safety.

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Restorative justice process urged to heal community

Two brothers from Burwash Landing were sentenced Friday in a crowded Whitehorse courtroom for their role in an incident that divided the small community and, according to the teen victim’s family, led to his suicide months later.