Ian Stewart

Yukon slips to fourth in ulu haul, Alaska’s lead widens

YELLOWKNIFE After four days of competition, Alaska has nearly doubled its closest contender for ulus in the 2008 Arctic Winter Games, with 142 in…

Yukoners in the pressure cooker with Greenland and Yamal

Ben Barrett-Forrest sat in the bleachers in Yellowknife’s Range Lake School gym waiting for his match to begin.

Alaska leads in ulus, Yukon third

YELLOWKNIFE After two days of competition, the Alaskan contingent has had the most success at the 2008 Arctic Winter Games, winning 49 ulus.

Beatty wins double cross country gold

YELLOWKNIFE Yukon cross-country skier Dahria Beatty has claimed two gold ulus after two days of competition.

Learning on ice

YELLOWKNIFE Yukon’s female hockey team hadn’t skated for nearly a week before its first game on Monday morning against Nunavut.

Speed skater takes a rough trip to gold

YELLOWKNIFE Yukon’s Troy Henry may have lost the Arctic Winter Games record in the 500-metre speed skating sprint, but he still won the gold,…

Yukon basketball players start strong

YELLOWKNIFE Yukon’s female basketball team started the Arctic Games tournament on the right foot, posting a 78-38 win over an outmatched…

Lighting the torch for the friendly games

After athletes from the Northwest Territories and Yukon returned from a pathetic trouncing at the 1967 Canada Games, then-NWT commissioner Stuart…

Young athletes give tennis another whack

For the past few years, tennis in the Yukon has been stuck behind the fuzzy yellow ball. Players moving to Whitehorse found the city to be a bit of…

Cross country in cold conditions

More than 200 skiers braved a chilly breeze on Saturday for the 25th annual Northwestel Yukon Loppet on the trails of the Whitehorse Cross Country…

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…

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.

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.

Cold sweatin’ for the heart

Whitehorse’s fitness community kicked off Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s heart month on Saturday with the 1st annual Super Sweat…

German daredevil cools his jets in the Yukon

Dirk Auer is always looking for new ways to go fast. His preferred mode of transportation is a pair of rollerskates — and a jetpack.

Seconds matter for Nishikawa

Finishing less than six and a half seconds behind the top sprinter in the world sounds pretty impressive.

Ledwidges swap spots to keep team on Quest trail

Dawson City musher Peter Ledwidge quit last year’s Yukon Quest because both he and his dogs were in less than ideal condition by the time they…

Buckwheat classic is a go

The 22nd annual Buckwheat Ski Classic is set for Saturday, March 22. Once again, there will be 50-, 25- and 10-kilometre races, all starting from…

Sima’s problems stem from an identity crisis: What kind of hill am I?

Unfortunate skiers and boarders were left out in the cold during Mount Sima’s holiday-season troubles.

Yukon Quest gets race marshal

The Yukon Quest has found a new race marshal to replace Joe May, who quit a few weeks ago. With just over two weeks until the start of the race,…