Ian Stewart

Piecing together Yukon’s dinosaurs, one fossil at a time

Truckloads of mammoth and bison bones arrive at the Yukon palaeontology unit every year, dug up by placer miners, adding to an impressive collection of Ice Age specimens.

Strong weekend for Yukon skiers

While most of the Yukon Ski Team was at home battling cold weather, a few of their teammates were off battling on race courses across the continent.

Glacier Bears take a dip in Haines

Nineteen swimmers travelled to Haines, Alaska, on the weekend for the 2006 Spring Sprint Carnival.  Hayley Bielz, Tanner Cassidy, Erin…

Firth leads Oldtimers with win over Klondyke

Oldtimers Hockey Firth Rangers 5 Klondyke Dental Molars 2 Carl Burgess and Bruce Williams led Firth to another win by netting a pair of goals…

After a strong start, Saunders’ momentum hits the mat … hard

On Tuesday, Yukon judo competitor Justin Saunders started strong, throwing Newfoundland’s Ethan Lannon to the mat for his first match win of…

Adventure racers find a footing for success

By Ian Stewart News Reporter For Greg and Denise McHale, 2006 was a good year. After four seasons of competitive adventure racing, the Whitehorse…

Clark tops in the Dry Tri

Forty-six racers including 36 individual competitors and 10 teams took on the challenge of the first ever Dry Tri off-road duathlon on the weekend.

Warm weather hangs up the Silver Sled

Haines Junction’s Silver Sled Dog Race has fallen victim to the unusually warm weather of the past week, or so.

Yukon Quest raises the stakes

The 2007 Yukon Quest purse has been set at $150,000 US, an increase of $25,000, or 20 per cent from the past several years.

Law Day gets running season off on the right foot

There are many signs of spring in Whitehorse this time of year. One of them is the annual Law Day Charity Fun Run and Walk, held last Friday over the…

Pearson’s hat trick leads Yukon Inn’s oldtimers to victory

Oldtimers league Yukon Inn 8 Performance Centre Turbos 3 Dave Pearson had a five-point night for Yukon Inn, scoring a hat trick and a pair of…

Fight night in Whitehorse

Yukon boxing fans got a rare treat this weekend as top young athletes descended on Whitehorse for the Western Canadian Boxing Championships.

The Silver Sled adds a bluegrass twang

Haines Junction’s 160-kilometre sled dog race, The Silver Sled, is heading into its 12th incarnation in March, and the event just keeps growing.

Klondike Motors novices win in the Junction

This year’s Yukon Novice Spirit of 2010 Hockey Tournament wound up Sunday with Klondike Motors of Whitehorse edging out Coldwell Banker of…

Film fest looks to the North

In 1968, a teenage John Walker packed up his 35mm camera and boarded a coast guard supply ship, headed for the most remote communities of Canada's Arctic - known then as "Eskimo" country.

King of the Canyon

The results are in for this year’s King of the Canyon Race, which took place Saturday. Twenty-two riders hit the trail in the early morning…

Skiers finish week with strong placings at World Junior Trials

This weekend, the Yukon Ski Team competed in back-to-back races and, as usual, posted some impressive results at the World Junior Trials in Duntroon,…

Bell improves in Moscow

Yukon cyclist Zach Bell posted an impressive ninth-place finish in the four-kilometre individual pursuit in the second stage of the UCI Track World…

Sharp wins bronze at worlds

National team wrestler and former Yukoner Erica Sharp pinned down a bronze medal at the world wrestling championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, this…

Another day in skiing paradise

Dog, Copper to Best Chance, Upper Valley, Selwyn’s Loop, Coyote and the 10K trails were groomed Sunday morning.