Whitehorse Daily Star

March 3, 2015


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GOOD SHOW – Team Yukon arrives for Sunday’s closing ceremony at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. The territory’s contingent earned eight medals – good for eighth in the medal standings – and also took home the Jack Pelech award for sportsmanship. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS/JONATHAN HAYWARD


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HISTORIC GOLD – Yukon figure skater Rachel Pettitt raises her arms in triumph Thursday after completing a personal-best free skate at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. Pettitt won gold – the first figure skating medal in Yukon history at the Games, and the territory’s seventh medal this year. Photo courtesy of TEAM YUKON 2015/SARAH LEWIS


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INTRIGUING PHENOMENON – Two high-flying jets, appearing to be flying in formation, cross through a northern lights corona over Fish Lake last Sunday. Photo by RICHARD HARTMIER


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A MARVELOUS MERCHANT – The Scouting community awards were presented Tuesday evening at Christ Church Cathedral. Charlotte Munro (above) was recognized as Canada’s top seller of popcorn, peddling $6,540 worth. The Scouts are celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Whitehorse this year.


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TERRIFIC TRIO – Yukon cross-country skiers added three medals – including two golds – to the territory’s medal count Monday at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C. From left, Annah Hanthorn won gold in the women’s 7.5-km classic race; Knute Johnsgaard earned gold in the men’s 10-km classic race; and Kendra Murray took bronze in the women’s 7.5- km race. The Yukon is now tied with Manitoba for seventh overall with six medals. Photo courtesy of SPORT YUKON/SARAH LEWIS


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ROYALTY REIGNS – Shirley Chua-Tan (Miss Coldwell Banker) is seen Saturday evening shortly after being crowned Miss Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous.