Archive for the ‘News/Canada/North’ Category

Norwegian musher wins Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
Iditarod

It took Thomas Waerner nine days, 10 hours, 37 minutes and 47 seconds to travel nearly 1,609 kilometres across Alaska.

Next Arctic Winter Games to build on ‘amazing’ Whitehorse plans

Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Erica Brewer

Organizers of the 2022 Arctic Winter Games say they want to build on some of the work done ahead of the Whitehorse games, and ensure that not all planning went to waste.

‘My dream came true’: Meet the Saskatoon lawyer who represented Nunavut at the Tim Hortons Brier

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Avid curler Dale Kohlenberg, 64, got a lucky break when he was seconded to Iqaluit — and was quickly scouted for Team Nunavut.

Arctic Winter Games cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

Saturday, March 7th, 2020
AWG closing ceremonies

The Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games have been cancelled due to concerns about novel coronavirus.

Arctic Winter Games ‘in good shape’ with COVID-19 precautions

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
AWG closing ceremonies

Officials with the Arctic Winter Games say the risk is low, but they're taking all necessary precautions to avoid a COVID-19 outbreak at this year's event in Whitehorse.

‘Take a Valium,’ Nunavut MLA tells naysayers of Edmonton Eskimos name

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Lorne Kusugak

Rankin Inlet South MLA and cabinet minister Lorne Kusugak says he is proud to hear that the Edmonton Eskimos are keeping their name — despite pressures for the Canadian Football League team to drop the term that is widely considered offensive to Inuit.

Harvey Reti, founder of Yukon Boxing club, dead at 82

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
Harvey Reti

Harvey Reti, a former Olympian and boxing champion, is remembered for inspiring many with the love of the sport.

Yukon’s Dylan Cozens comes home a champion, reflects on ‘awesome’ world juniors

Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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In the past six months Yukon's Dylan Cozens has gone from a highly-touted hockey recruit, to a first-round NHL draft pick, and now, he's an international champion. 

Forget the backyard — this is Whitehorse’s ultimate front yard ice rink

Sunday, January 5th, 2020
Jean-Sebastien Blais, Matthew Jenner

Matthew Jenner says the inspiration came when local hockey hero Dylan Cozens was drafted to the NHL.

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.