RCMP Musical Ride

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The RCMP Musical Ride visited Yukon for three performances. Thirty-two horses and thirty-two riders performed drills wearing the Red Serge looking like Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.

Public pianos: Art project in Whitehorse

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There is a project in Whitehorse to install pianos in public places. The first one was installed near the fish ladder.

The ambient sound of rushing water becomes part of the music.

Edible plant walk at Miles Canyon

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The Yukon Conservation Society offers guided walks in Whitehorse, for people who want to learn about local plants.

Guides point out what’s edible and what to avoid.

A junior seagull learns to walk

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This little bird was learning to walk around downtown Whitehorse, under the watchful eye of a parent.

The larger bird was screeching, and the little bird would respond with chirps.

Rainy day in Carcross

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A raven flies along the waters where Bennett Lake meets Nares Lake in Carcross. It’s been a rainy summer in Yukon with far more misty and wet conditions than usual.

Testing the Sherp: Russian innovation

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A company called Sherp Canada held a demonstration outside Whitehorse. These machines are made in Ukraine and can go through mud, water, ice, snow — you name it.

One thing I noticed though, is that they tear up the countryside. This is partly because of the huge wheels and the method of turning, which is like a tank. Wheels turning forwards and backwards, pivoting the vehicle, tend to mash the ground and dig into it.

The manufacturers hope the Canadian Forces will buy some.

Adäka festival: Traditional watercraft

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The Akäka Arts and Culture Festival wrapped up today with a splash: Traditional canoes and kayaks were launched onto the Yukon River after more than a month of work.