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Team Yukon at the Canada Summer Games with flag bearer Mara Rolden front and centre. (Courtesy/Facebook)

Team Yukon arrives at Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games; men’s soccer team beats Nova Scotia

196 athletes, coaches and support staff are representing the territory from Aug. 6 to 21

Sophie Arkell, Meredith Pritchard, Lindsay MacPhee, Tasha Weber and others celebrate at the DAMES V Bike Polo Tournament in Anchorage, Alaska. (Courtesy/Adrian Barniak)

Queer bike polo mixer planned for Whitehorse

Aug. 10 Queer Polo Mixer happening at Liard Park in Riverdale

A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)

National cycling championship will come north

Cycling Canada selects Whitehorse for Canadian Marathon Championships

A young cyclist is seen on the Mt. McIntyre trails in 2018. The Mt. McIntyre area is expected to serve as the site for the Canadian Marathon Championships in 2023. (Yukon News file)
The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)

Team Yukon sets for Canada Summer Games in Niagara

Nearly 200 Yukon athletes are travelling to Niagara, Ontario for the Canada…

The Canada Games Park at Brock University is seen. This week, nearly 200 Yukon athletes will travel to compete in Niagara. (Courtesy/Canada Summer Games)
Players from the CYFN Centre Ice Hockey Camp receive Friday afternoon prizes. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)

NHL star Ryan Nugent-Hopkins visits CYFN hockey camp

NHL players and alumni joined the fun from July 26-29 at the Canada Games Centre

Players from the CYFN Centre Ice Hockey Camp receive Friday afternoon prizes. (Magan Carty/Yukon News)
Amil Dupuis-Rossi in action at the CanWest CrossFit Games. (Courtesy/Erin Schultz)

Whitehorse athletes finish strong at CanWest CrossFit Games

Jamella Hagen Special to the News At the 2022 CanWest CrossFit Games,…

  • Jul 30, 2022
Amil Dupuis-Rossi in action at the CanWest CrossFit Games. (Courtesy/Erin Schultz)
Michelle Phillips leaves Circle, Alaska, the evening of Feb. 9 during the 2019 Yukon Quest. This year, a short version of the Quest will take place on the Yukon-side of the border. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)

Yukon Quest board announces cash purse, race date for 2023

Top finishers of the 2023 Yukon Quest 450-mile race guaranteed a minimum $35,000 purse

Michelle Phillips leaves Circle, Alaska, the evening of Feb. 9 during the 2019 Yukon Quest. This year, a short version of the Quest will take place on the Yukon-side of the border. (John Hopkins-Hill/Yukon News file)
Mike and Molly Brazier, brother and sister team, completed the Yukon River Quest against most odds. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Mike and Molly Brazier, brother and sister team, completed the Yukon River Quest against most odds. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Team Something Else entirely wins the Yukon River Quest with a total time of 39:08:12, arriving in Dawson City at 1:08 p.m. on June 24. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Team Something Else entirely wins the Yukon River Quest with a total time of 39:08:12, arriving in Dawson City at 1:08 p.m. on June 24. (Lawrie Crawford/Yukon News)
Four-person canoe team “Something Else Entirely” made up of Eric Braul, Robert Spinks, Mike De Abreu and Sebastien Courville paddles up Lake Laberge on the first day of the 2022 Yukon River quest, June 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon River Quest paddlers approaching Dawson City in record time

The first paddlers estimated to arrive at the finish on Friday night

Four-person canoe team “Something Else Entirely” made up of Eric Braul, Robert Spinks, Mike De Abreu and Sebastien Courville paddles up Lake Laberge on the first day of the 2022 Yukon River quest, June 22. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Kassua and Tuja Dreyer pose for a photo at the Western Canada Summer Games in Edmonton. (Submitted)

Swimming opens doors for Yukon teens competing in B.C.

Kassua and Tuja Dreyer have been making a splash with the Kelowna Aquajets.

Kassua and Tuja Dreyer pose for a photo at the Western Canada Summer Games in Edmonton. (Submitted)
Teams launch their boats and paddle boards into the Yukon River as the Yukon River Quest starts. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)

105 teams launch at River Quest start

Yukon River Quest paddlers begin journey to Dawson

Teams launch their boats and paddle boards into the Yukon River as the Yukon River Quest starts. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
An orienteer reaches a control during the Yukon Orienteering Association’s mid-distance championship which began at the ATCO pump house on July 28, 2021. (John Tonin/Yukon News file)
Michelle Phillips of Tagish Lake Kennel crossed the finish line in second place in the Yukon Quest 300. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)

Yukon Quest names new board, sets date for winter races in 2023

New directors named following annual general meeting.

Michelle Phillips of Tagish Lake Kennel crossed the finish line in second place in the Yukon Quest 300. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News Files)
Paddlers start their 715-kilometre journey from Whitehorse on June 26, 2019. The 2022 Yukon River Quest organizers are planning to go ahead while advising racers to self-assess risk under potentially tricky conditions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon River Quest warns bathroom breaks, emergency response jeopardized due to ‘very high’ flows

Race organizers have sent out notices to racers advising them to buddy up, self-assess before racing

Paddlers start their 715-kilometre journey from Whitehorse on June 26, 2019. The 2022 Yukon River Quest organizers are planning to go ahead while advising racers to self-assess risk under potentially tricky conditions. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Whitehorse city councillor Jocelyn Curteanu hands out medals to the young athletes who completed the 2022 City of Whitehorse Kids’ Triathlon. Athletes also received a buff, water bottle and a treat bag with snacks and goodies. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Whitehorse city councillor Jocelyn Curteanu hands out medals to the young athletes who completed the 2022 City of Whitehorse Kids’ Triathlon. Athletes also received a buff, water bottle and a treat bag with snacks and goodies. (Stephanie Waddell/Yukon News)
Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Paddlers in the Yukon River Quest make their way across Lake Laberge on June 26, 2019.

Yukon River Quest advising only most skilled, experienced paddlers participate

Board president and race marshall are foreseeing challenges to upcoming race given dicey waters

Crystal Schick/Yukon News
Paddlers in the Yukon River Quest make their way across Lake Laberge on June 26, 2019.
Linda Rapp, a founding member of the Paddlers Abreast team who passed away in January, is seen walking alongside the Paddlers Abreast boat during the 20th anniversary of the Yukon River Quest in 2018. The Yukon Quest will launch for the first time since 2019 on June 22. (Al Foster/Submitted)

Yukon River Quest launching with record paddlers

Nearly 120 teams are registered for the Yukon River Quest from June…

Linda Rapp, a founding member of the Paddlers Abreast team who passed away in January, is seen walking alongside the Paddlers Abreast boat during the 20th anniversary of the Yukon River Quest in 2018. The Yukon Quest will launch for the first time since 2019 on June 22. (Al Foster/Submitted)
Registration for the 2022 Klondike Road Relay opened May 16. Race organizers say they have hit the minimum number of participants to guarantee that the full route from Skagway to Whitehorse is run for the first time in two years. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News Files)

Klondike Road Relay passes registration goal in less than two days

More spaces for runners and walkers are available as race returns to full route

Registration for the 2022 Klondike Road Relay opened May 16. Race organizers say they have hit the minimum number of participants to guarantee that the full route from Skagway to Whitehorse is run for the first time in two years. (Tom Patrick/Yukon News Files)