Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mule deer on the Alaska highway

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This mule deer was spotted on the side of the Alaska highway grazing among the lupins and tall grass.

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A rainy summer day in Whitehorse

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A few views of downtown Whitehorse this week, which had a few rainy days.

10,000 Chinook salmon released

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Every year the Whitehorse Fish Hatchery releases thousands of Chinook salmon.

The fish hatchery is owned by Yukon Energy which runs Whitehorse’s hydroelectric dam. While the dam has a fish ladder and other measures to prevent fish death, it’s believed to have an impact as it blocks the migration way.

Releasing new fish is a way to offset this.

The fish are released at the Wolf Creek Campground outside Whitehorse and children are encouraged to take part.