Archive for the ‘News/Canada/North’ Category

Yukon’s Dylan Cozens on brink of history as NHL draft day arrives

Friday, June 21st, 2019
Dylan and Mike Cozens

The NHL entry draft is Friday night, and Whitehorse's Dylan Cozens is on the brink of doing something no Yukon player ever has: be selected in the first round.

Quebec sporting groups must have plans to tackle bullying, racism by 2020: minister

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
Tommy H. J. Neeposh

Amid calls for arena managers to address discrimination in hockey, Quebec's junior education minister says that sporting federations must come up with a plan by 2020.

No repercussions after Indigenous children called ‘savages’ at hockey tournament, parents say

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Dre Wheesk

Dre Wheesk and his teammates faced racist taunts and questionable refereeing, say parents and the coach of the Flamme Olympique, while at a tournament near Montreal last year.

Indigenous players subjected to racist taunts, discriminatory calls, say parents

Monday, June 3rd, 2019
First Nation Elites

In a four-part series, CBC News is looking at racism in hockey reported by Indigenous players. It comes a year after a First Nations team was subjected to racist slurs and taunts at a tournament in Quebec.

Cree hockey team wins national title

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
Waswanipi Chiefs

A hockey team from Waswanipi, Quebec got the chance to pay an emotional tribute to one of its founding members and win the Fred Sasakamoose 'Chief Thunderstick' All-Reserve Invitation Senior Contact Hockey Tournament.

Nunavut caps ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ week with historic win at Canada Winter Games

Sunday, February 17th, 2019
Team Nunavut Canada Winter Games

It's the hockey team's first time at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., and both coaches and players described the week as 'once-in-a-lifetime.'

Hundreds of northern athletes descend on Red Deer, Alta., for Canada Winter Games

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Canada Games 20150301

The Canada Winter Games kick off Friday in Red Deer, Alta., with the opening ceremonies. Here's a look at the teams from the territories headed to the competition.

Iditarod clears 4-time champion in dog doping scandal

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Iditarod The Latest

Iditarod officials have cleared musher Dallas Seavey of any wrongdoing in a dog doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year.

‘I owe my life to this game’: Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Jordin Tootoo, the first Inuk to play in the NHL, has announced his retirement from the league.

‘Stopped him in his tracks’: Outrage after ex-pro hockey player kills grizzly

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Yukon Grizzly Hunt 20180917

Tim Brent posed with a grizzly bear he shot while hunting in Yukon; a post that was met with criticism.