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‘It’s all about the dogs,’ says Yukon Quest executive director

A documentary film criticizing the sled dog industry is still sending shockwaves through the community. Sled Dogs, which premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in November 2016, is critical of the sled dog industry and follows four narrative threads: the story of a rookie Iditarod musher, a sled dog tour operation in Ontario, dog abuse […]

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Attending the awards ceremony for Sport Yukon, I heard about this backyard rink of one of the Yukon’s most successful young hockey players: Dylan Cozens. Selected in the first round of the WHL Bantam Draft in 2016, he played a handful of games with his future team, the Lethbridge Hurricanes, this season. Cozens was home […]

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Tacky tourists take over Whitehorse Curling Club for women’s bonspiel

Sheri Lynne Lintick, Leilah Cross, Tammy Sehn and Kym Sheppard take part in the Whitehorse Curling Club's Tack Tourist Women's bonspiel on Sat. Jan. 28, 2017.

The women at the Whitehorse Curling Club sure know how to have a fun time. Their theme at this year’s ladies bonspiel was “Tacky Tourist.” Did they do it justice?

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Studer claims sixth Carbon Hill title

Mandy Johnson takes part in the Carbon Hill race at Mt. Lorne Community Centre on Jan. 15, 2017.

On the eve of the Carbon Hill race day, Katherine Scheck was trying to give herself a competitive edge. The skijorer waxed her skis and used her secret tool to finish off the job. At 11 a.m., Sunday morning she stood in the start chute at the Mount Lorne Community Centre with her team of […]

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Willomitzer repeats as Mount Lorne Christmas Classic winner

Magnus Kaltenborn's team approaches the Wheaton River bridge.

The first teams arrive at the checkpoint shortly after 4 p.m. The sun is low in the sky as they run into the camp at Annie Lake Golf Course. Yuka Honda is first to pull in followed closely – not even a minute later – by Gerry Willomitzer. As the mushers attempt to anchor their […]

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Mushers start season with sprint race at Copper Haul Road


A frosty morning heralded the start of the Dog Powered Sports Association of the Yukon’s local Twister Race series. Eight sled dog teams and two skijorers lined up to race on the track, freshly groomed by a member of the Klondike Snowmobile Association.

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