Whitehorse Daily Star

April 25, 2015

FILMMAKER ADVOCATES FOR AN INQUIRY

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

FILMMAKER ADVOCATES FOR AN INQUIRY – Matt Smiley, the director of ‘Highway of Tears,’ answers questions Thursday afternoon after the film’s screening at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. The documentary focuses on the many missing and murdered women along a 724-kilometre stretch of highway in northern B.C. ‘I am a huge advocate for an inquiry’ into the missing and murdered women, Smiley said.

A PRISTINE PREEN

Photo by Photo Submitted

A PRISTINE PREEN – A young pair of trumpeter swans preens on Little Atlin Lake this week. Swans take the task very seriously, and spend a good deal of their day at it year-round. A preen gland located at the base of the tail produces an oil that the swans spread throughout their feathers, waterproofing their feathers and helping them retain heat. Photo by MINNIE CLARK

 KING OF THE HILL

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

KING OF THE HILL – Steven Boyd catches air at the Uphill Challenge snowmobile event held Saturday at Mount Sima. Boyd later crashed, injuring is left leg before being medevaced to Vancouver, where he underwent surgery.

PROMOTING PERMISSIBLE POT

Photo by Ainslie Cruickshank

PROMOTING PERMISSIBLE POT – Advocates of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes gathered together Monday in Rotary Peace Park to rally for the legalization of marijuana. There were paraphernalia, shirts and other giveaways on hand.

A STITCH IN TIME ....

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

A STITCH IN TIME .... – Ella, left, and her mother, Charlene Bradford, took part Sunday in the Wool Gathering event at the Heart of Riverdale Community Centre. Knitters got together to enjoy all things knitted and share a finished item for a community donation. A talk about the history of knitting, a stash swap and a potluck lunch were also on the agenda.

THE ENGINE OF EDUCATION

Photo by Vince Fedoroff

THE ENGINE OF EDUCATION – Lenna Charlie takes part in the Yukon Territorial Skills Competition on Thursday at the Canada Games Centre.