Archive for the ‘News/Canada/North’ Category

1st meet? No problem. Small Yukon swim team brings ‘a lot of power’ to Indigenous Games

Monday, June 26th, 2017
Yukon swimmers NAIG

With the North American Indigenous Games approaching, Yukon's swim team is making final preparations. For some of them, it's preparing for their first meet ever.

Black bear kills 16-year-old boy during race in Alaska

Monday, June 19th, 2017
Anchorage Girdwood Alaska map

Authorities say a black bear killed a 16-year-old runner while he was competing in an Alaska race on Sunday.

‘Ride of a lifetime’: Mitch Seavey becomes oldest Iditarod champ at 57

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street in the Gold Rush town of Nome Tuesday afternoon, after crossing about 1,600 kilometres of Alaska wilderness.

Dallas Seavey wins fourth Iditarod crown, sets course record

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Iditarod

Dallas Seavey won his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race early Tuesday morning, crossing under the burled arch on Front Street in Nome for his fourth overall title in the last five years.

Athletes arrive for Arctic Winter Games opening ceremonies

Monday, March 7th, 2016
AWG opening ceremonies

In a celebration filled with traditional and modern Greenlandic song and dance, athletes paraded into the capital city's sports hall Sunday with enthusiasm and cheer.

Kugluktuk, Nunavut students glued to Blue Jays playoffs

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Kugluktuk Blue Jays fans

Students in Kugluktuk, Nunavut have been crowding in the high school library to catch every Blue Jays playoff game.

New Jersey Devils sign Jordin Tootoo for another season

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Devils Panthers Hockey

Rankin Inlet's own Jordin Tootoo has renewed his contract with the New Jersey Devils.

Puvirnituq mushers sweep Ivakkak dogsled race

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Ivakkak March 20

Mushers in the annual Ivakkak dogsled race crossed the finish line yesterday afternoon in Puvirnituq, Nunavik.

Jordin Tootoo opens up about his life: ‘Not just a hockey book’

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Jordin Tootoo, All the Way: My Life on Ice

The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League says he hopes his new book will inspire others to seek help with their difficulties. ‘This book is really to help people open up and not be afraid to speak.’

Footage of scandalous 1919 World Series saved by Yukon permafrost

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
1919 World Series

A New York filmmaker has discovered rare footage of the 1919 World Series - known for the Black Sox betting scandal - while working on a documentary about old films found in Dawson City permafrost.