Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jack London in his element

jack londonFamous writer of the Canadian wilderness Jack London is immortalized as a statue in Whitehorse.

It’s very fitting that London’s statue is outdoors. In winter you can see he is frozen and covered in snow; the elements that shaped his life and added colour to his stories.

 

Elders in the schools

photo (2)At Elijah Smith elementary school in Whitehorse, some recognition for community members who share stories with students.

 

Moose powdered with snow

Moose (Large)Moose are strange in that they’re huge animals but still very sneaky.

You can be driving and almost miss one — despite the fact they’re as large as a Clydesdale horse.

 

7am, driving the Alaska Highway

DSC_0575 DSC_0561Coffee out of a thermos and beautiful moonlit scenery.

The only sound is the engine idling, the occasional creak of a branch in the wind and the click of a camera shutter.

 

Special Olympics Development Games

Special Olympics Yukon Canada Games Centre Whitehorse 3 Special Olympics Yukon Canada Games Centre Whitehorse 3 (1) Special Olympics Yukon Canada Games Centre Whitehorse 3 (2) Special Olympics Yukon Canada Games Centre Whitehorse 3 (3)The Canada Games Centre in Whitehorse recently hosted Special Olympics Development Games. which are for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

It was a great day full of teamwork and friendship.

Here’s a link to my CBC radio piece about it.  

 

Cold trucking in Watson Lake

DSC_0480 DSC_0481 DSC_0482 DSC_0483 DSC_0485 DSC_0493When it’s -35 outside a truck needs extra maintenance. These large trucks were seen in Watson Lake; a stop on the supply chain to Whitehorse.

We’re a long way from getting electric vehicles that can run at this temperature and pull this much weight.

 

Unusual parka: Feathers on the outside

parka (Large) parka2 (Large)An unusual parka seen at the MacBride Museum of Yukon History. It is made from about 70 ducks and loons.

People wear goose-down parkas today but they are usually stuffed with loose down like a pillow. This design of a coat — with the feathers on the outside, the birds kept round and packed against each other — is very unique.