Whitehorse Daily Star

February 23, 2018

 DANCING INTO RENDEZVOUS

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

DANCING INTO RENDEZVOUS – The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Can Can line performs Thursday evening for the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Fiddle Show held at the Yukon Arts Centre. Later, featured performer April Verch took to the stage. The Fiddleheads and NWY Fiddle Cats performed first.

A BUDDING SUPERSTAR

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A BUDDING SUPERSTAR – Sumi Kim performs at Wednesday evening’s Superstar 2018 event at the Yukon Arts Centre. Kim won third in the event. The Northern Lights School of Dance took first, and the Urban Dance Ensemble second, while Heidi Vallier won the People’s Choice award.

TEA TIME AT TAKHINI

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

TEA TIME AT TAKHINI – Grade 1 students at Takhini Elementary School enjoy tea Monday afternoon with Telek Rogan, the 2017 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Queen. The class made hats for the girls and bow ties for the boys to attend the event. Music from the turn of the century was played, and table manners from the era were practised.

YUKONERS IN OLYMPIC FORM

Photo by Photo Submitted

YUKONERS IN OLYMPIC FORM – Dahria Beatty, right, passes off to teammate Emily Nishikawa in the women’s cross-country ski relay race at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday. The Whitehorse skiers will be the two Canadian representatives in the women’s team sprint kicking off at midnight tonight Yukon time. Photo by BOB NISHIKAWA

FOUR-LEGGED STARS LAUDED

Photo by Dustin Cook

FOUR-LEGGED STARS LAUDED – Allen Moore, who won the Yukon Quest last Tuesday, congratulates his lead dogs, Dutch and Commando, Saturday evening after they were awarded the Golden Harness Award at the Yukon Quest Awards Banquet. The dogs received a custom-made golden harness and steaks served to them on the stage.

TROUBLE ON TWO MILE HILL

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

TROUBLE ON TWO MILE HILL – Emergency responders were called to the scene of this two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Two Mile Hill and Range Road shortly after 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The Toyota Camry (left) and the Dodge Grand Caravan involved had to be towed. There were no reported injuries, Whitehorse RCMP said today. A review of a witness’s dashcam video showed the Caravan’s driver failed to stop at the red light and crashed into the Toyota, police said. A traffic violation ticket will be issued to the Caravan driver.

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Humane society ready to help Tagish dog owner

The Yukon Humane Society’s executive director is speaking out to clear up misunderstandings about the organization’s involvement with court proceedings against a Tagish animal rescue.

Greyhound ‘reviewing our options’

The Star reported Thursday that Greyhound Canada’s application to discontinue passenger bus service on its Whitehorse-Dawson Creek, B.C. route had been approved by the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board (PTB).