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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

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)
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)
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)
Liam Gishler, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Leah McLean at the Pacific International Judo Championships. (Submitted)

Yukon judokas tour British Columbia and Alberta

Tournaments held in Richmond and Edmonton.

Liam Gishler, Jaymi Hinchey, Lia Hinchey and Leah McLean at the Pacific International Judo Championships. (Submitted)
Swimmer Selene Brown of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears resurfaces for air. Athletes competing in the 100-metre butterfly timed finals flew down their lanes at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships 2022 on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Whitehorse Glacier Bears race to qualify for Canada Summer Games

Yukon Invitational Championship Swim Meet took place in Whitehorse from April 29-30

Swimmer Selene Brown of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears resurfaces for air. Athletes competing in the 100-metre butterfly timed finals flew down their lanes at the Yukon Invitational Swim Championships 2022 on April 30. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)
The Yukon Quest has suffered a breakdown in cooperation between the two volunteer boards that organize the race on the Yukon and Alaska sides of the border. Based on early-May 2022 statements from both sides, a cross-border race in 2023 seems unlikely. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)

Local Yukon Quest organizers reach impasse with Alaskan counterpart over dog care rules

The boards responsible for organizing in Alaska and the Yukon seem in the midst of parting ways

The Yukon Quest has suffered a breakdown in cooperation between the two volunteer boards that organize the race on the Yukon and Alaska sides of the border. Based on early-May 2022 statements from both sides, a cross-border race in 2023 seems unlikely. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News Files)
The day one winners, minus the girls doubles team, are seen. (Ann Jirousek/Yukon School Athletics Association)

Nearly 150 Yukon students attend Badminton Smash

The Yukon Schools Athletic Association hosted a two-day badminton smash for Grade…

The day one winners, minus the girls doubles team, are seen. (Ann Jirousek/Yukon School Athletics Association)
Sport Yukon executive director Tracey Bilsky presents Jan Mann with the administrator of the year award during and Apr. 28, 2022 ceremony. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Sport Yukon executive director Tracey Bilsky presents Jan Mann with the administrator of the year award during and Apr. 28, 2022 ceremony. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Lia Johnson reaches out to return Benjamin Vivas-Gelinas’ serve during a game during the squash tournament at Better Bodies Fitness Centre on April 23. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Squash Yukon hosts open tournament

The tournament included some players from outside the territory.

Lia Johnson reaches out to return Benjamin Vivas-Gelinas’ serve during a game during the squash tournament at Better Bodies Fitness Centre on April 23. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
Snowmobilers and snow bikers raced head-to-head over jumps and sharp turns before heading straight up one of the ski runs at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on Apr. 23, 2022.

Photos: 2022 Sima Uphill Challenge

Racers pushed their snowmobiles and snow bikes straight up Mount Sima on April 23.

Snowmobilers and snow bikers raced head-to-head over jumps and sharp turns before heading straight up one of the ski runs at Mount Sima in Whitehorse on Apr. 23, 2022.
Alpine Yukon skier Carson Nelson races downhill during the North Zone Teck Finals held in Smithers, B.C. on April 15. (Jason Wolsky/Submitted)

Yukoners snatch 16 medals in B.C. alpine ski competition

Alpine Yukon sent a team to the North Zone Teck Finals held in Smithers.

Alpine Yukon skier Carson Nelson races downhill during the North Zone Teck Finals held in Smithers, B.C. on April 15. (Jason Wolsky/Submitted)