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Thrift store NHL all-star jersey find leaves Whitehorse man’s head spinning

Friday, December 24th, 2021
Ron Cruikshank

When Ron Cruickshank saw an NHL all-star jersey at a Whitehorse thrift store, he knew it was special. He bought it for $26 and took it home immediately. "I felt a bit like I was stealing it," he said. Then he saw autographs from the likes of Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin but he still doesn't know of they're authentic.

Team Peter Mackey wins Nunavut curling championship, punches ticket to Brier

Monday, January 11th, 2021
Team Peter Mackey

Peter Mackey's team captured the Nunavut men's curling championship on Sunday, beating Wade Kingdon's team 10-6 in a winner-take-all game at the Iqaluit Curing Club and earning a berth in the Tim Horton's Brier.

Norwegian musher wins Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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.