Archive for the ‘News/Canada/North’ Category

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

Friday, February 15th, 2019
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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.

‘Cricket in the Klondike’: game returns to Dawson City over 100 years later

Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Cricket in Dawson City

Cricket returns to Dawson City more than 100 years since it was last played. Now the Sunday afternoon matches bring together players from 12 countries.

With a little help from around the Arctic, Nunavut picks up its 1st figure skating ulu ever

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Team Nunavut figure skaters

Three figure skaters from Nunavut were in for a heartwarming surprise at the Arctic Winter Games this week, when skaters from Canada, Alaska, and Russia volunteered to help fill out their roster for the team competition.

Norwegian musher says Iditarod win is ‘out of this world’

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Joar Ulsom

31-year-old Joar Ulsom was the first to reach the finish line in Nome, Alaska, early Wednesday morning.

Troubles hang over Iditarod as race kicks off this weekend

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Among the multiple problems: a champion's dog doping scandal, the loss of major sponsor Wells Fargo, discontent among mushers and escalating pressure from animal rights activists, who say the dogs are run to death or left with serious injuries.

Officials investigate kennel of Alaska Iditarod champ mired in doping scandal

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Alaska investigators say no evidence of animal cruelty was found after PETA complained about a kennel operated by four-time Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey, who was recently accused in a dog-doping scandal.

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.