Whitehorse Daily Star

September 1, 2014

DESTINATION: ISOLATION

Photo by freelancer

DESTINATION: ISOLATION – The portion of Teslin Lake where this black bear decided to cross (doing the dog-paddle) is almost three kilometres wide. With Tle’ Nax T’awei (Three Aces Mountains) in the background, the intrepid bruin picked a warm, windless day for the swim. It may have been looking for its own open territory, even though many bears have been sighted on the east side of the lake. Photo by ADAM SKRUTKOWSKI

SIDETRACKED AT THE STATION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

SIDETRACKED AT THE STATION – Juno seemed more interested in the wildlife than the train last Saturday at the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum for the Rock Hounds event. A fund-raiser for the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, the event raised $266.70.

HOME-TRACK ADVANTAGE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

HOME-TRACK ADVANTAGE – Tim Schirmer, front, and older brother Sam, back, finished one-two in the Expert ‘A’ Division during Sunday’s Mosquito Hare Scramble 2 at the Schirmer family ranch.

AN ENERGETIC SPECTACLE

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

AN ENERGETIC SPECTACLE – The Breakdancing Yukon Society presented ‘CypherFest’, a three-day street dance festival, last weekend. Shows featured Yukon Urban Dance for Theatre Project, Rock the Street Dancers, Project Soul (Vancouver), Breadcrumbs (Ottawa) and the Yukon Energy Klondike Heat Battle at the Yukon Arts Centre.

LAST RACE OF SUMMER

Photo by Marcel Vander Wier

LAST RACE OF SUMMER – Sammy Salter rides in the King of the (Rocky) Canyon mountain bike championships Sunday afternoon on the Mount McIntyre trails. The event ended with a new royal court being formed.

RALLYING THE FAITHFUL

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

RALLYING THE FAITHFUL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks Thursday evening at a Conservative Party event at former territorial cabinet minister Archie Lang’s house by the Yukon River in Whitehorse. Youth posing at the sides are, left-right, Joah and Ethan Thompson, James Vainio, Emily Robbins and Simon and Joshua Laver.