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Athletes watch a competitor perform on the freestyle moguls at Mount Sima during the 2007 Canada Winter Games. The territory’s withdraw from the bid to host the 2027 Canada Winter Games has raised questions in the legislature. (File Photo)

Grappling with the Games

2027 Canada Games bid withdrawl focus of debate

Piers McDonald, chair of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid committee, says he’s disappointed the territory will not proceed with the bid to hose the 2027 Canada Winter Games. (Yukon News file)

Yukon cancels bid for 2027 Canada Winter Games

Federal support is not enough, says minister

Piers McDonald, chair of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid committee, says he’s disappointed the territory will not proceed with the bid to hose the 2027 Canada Winter Games. (Yukon News file)
Dylan Reed, representing the Yukon, gets big air during the 2017 Canada Cup event at Mount Sima. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News Files)

Canada Cup freestyle skiing returning to Mount Sima

2021 event was cancelled due to the pandemic

Dylan Reed, representing the Yukon, gets big air during the 2017 Canada Cup event at Mount Sima. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News Files)
Judo Yukon sent five athletes to the the Peak International Judo Tournament held at Simon Fraser University from October 21-23. (Judo Yukon/Submitted)

Yukon Judokas win in British Columbia

Medal haul includes two gold medals

Judo Yukon sent five athletes to the the Peak International Judo Tournament held at Simon Fraser University from October 21-23. (Judo Yukon/Submitted)
From top left, clockwise, Alex Petriw (Team Yukon Photo), Thomas Bakica (Team Yukon Photo), Isidore Champagne (Loyalist College Photo), Mia Barrault (Team Yukon Photo).

Four Yukon athletes made varsity teams in 2022

Three swimmers and a biathlete turned cross country runner represent the territory at universities

From top left, clockwise, Alex Petriw (Team Yukon Photo), Thomas Bakica (Team Yukon Photo), Isidore Champagne (Loyalist College Photo), Mia Barrault (Team Yukon Photo).
Richard Pierre knocks a slalom gate pole free of its flag during the Yukon Cup races at Mount Sima on Mar. 5. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Whitehorse’s Mount Sima will host international ski event

Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) slalom event to be held Nov. 18 and 19

Richard Pierre knocks a slalom gate pole free of its flag during the Yukon Cup races at Mount Sima on Mar. 5. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Team Yukon is seen at the Manitoba Open in Winnipeg. The event was held from Oct. 14 to 16 with the team bringing home three medals. (Chrystal McLean/Courtesy)

Judo Yukon brings home hardware from Manitoba Open

Judo Yukon is three medals richer after the Manitoba Open. The competition,…

Team Yukon is seen at the Manitoba Open in Winnipeg. The event was held from Oct. 14 to 16 with the team bringing home three medals. (Chrystal McLean/Courtesy)
New dates have been announced for the 2023 Yukon River Quest. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
New dates have been announced for the 2023 Yukon River Quest. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
Whitehorse City Hall (Yukon News file)
The Canada Games Centre has been highlighted as a legacy of the 2007 Canada Winter Games with Whitehorse city council now considering whether to move forward with the bid to co-host the 2027 Canada Winter Games with the territory. (Yukon News file)
The Canada Games Centre has been highlighted as a legacy of the 2007 Canada Winter Games with Whitehorse city council now considering whether to move forward with the bid to co-host the 2027 Canada Winter Games with the territory. (Yukon News file)
Runners along the Yukon River waterfront. (Submitted)
Runners along the Yukon River waterfront. (Submitted)
Piers McDonald, chair of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid committee, highlights potential plans for the Games at a Sept. 14 press conference. Whitehorse city council and the Yukon government will be deciding whether to move forward with the plans in the coming weeks. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Piers McDonald, chair of the 2027 Canada Winter Games bid committee, highlights potential plans for the Games at a Sept. 14 press conference. Whitehorse city council and the Yukon government will be deciding whether to move forward with the plans in the coming weeks. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Sarah Walz, Softball Yukon’s new executive director, is seen coaching youth at Minto Park in Dawson in 2021. (Courtesy/Softball Yukon)
Sarah Walz, Softball Yukon’s new executive director, is seen coaching youth at Minto Park in Dawson in 2021. (Courtesy/Softball Yukon)
The territory’s 55+ swim team is seen at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, British Columbia. Members of the team brought home 15 of the 74 medals won by the Yukon in total. (Submitted)

Yukon finds success at the Canada 55+ Games

Territory caps off medal-winning Games with sing-along kitchen party

The territory’s 55+ swim team is seen at the Canada 55+ Games in Kamloops, British Columbia. Members of the team brought home 15 of the 74 medals won by the Yukon in total. (Submitted)
(Magan Carty/Yukon News)

Wacky, wild and wet

Whitewater Rodeo rides Whitehorse waves

(Magan Carty/Yukon News)
The Parry family at Welland International Flatwater Centre. From left: Niki, Mason, Kaleb, Rogan and Ryan. (Courtesy/Sarah Lewis)

From paddling to volunteering, Yukon family attends Canada Summer Games

Three Parry brothers represent Team Yukon at Niagara 2022 with mom and dad along for ride as staff

The Parry family at Welland International Flatwater Centre. From left: Niki, Mason, Kaleb, Rogan and Ryan. (Courtesy/Sarah Lewis)
Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal speaks to federal funding received by two groups working on projects to improve Yukon sports events and infrastructure in a press conference at the Sport Yukon office on Aug. 19. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Federal money backs road relay and volleyball court projects in the Yukon

$234,000 granted by feds. Projects also get cash through Yukon government

Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal speaks to federal funding received by two groups working on projects to improve Yukon sports events and infrastructure in a press conference at the Sport Yukon office on Aug. 19. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Mara Roldan carries the flag for Team Yukon at the opening ceremony of the Canada Summer Games on Aug. 6. (Sarah Lewis/Canada Summer Games)

Yukon’s Mara Roldan finishes fifth at Canada Summer Games

Cyclist heads straight from Niagara, Ont. to Les Gets, France for Word Junior Championships

Mara Roldan carries the flag for Team Yukon at the opening ceremony of the Canada Summer Games on Aug. 6. (Sarah Lewis/Canada Summer Games)