Archive for the ‘News/Canada/North’ Category

‘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.

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

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.