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Coy Cup Comes to the Yukon

“Get ready for some high paced hockey,” says Whitehorse Huskies Coach Michael Tuton. “The top AA teams of B.C. and the Yukon are battling it out for the Coy. It’s gonna be great hockey. Very hard hitting games. “Bring some excitement. Let’s blow the roof off the Takhini arena.”  Tuton says to expect a high calibre tournament …

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Remembering Sandi Gleason

A friend of Jeanie Dendys’s 15-year-old son told Dendys he gets more excited for the native hockey tournament than he does for the Canada Games. Dendys figures it’s because of the exposure and the level of competition — and the community. A nation-wide community forms during the Yukon Native Hockey Tournament; teams come from all …

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An Open Letter to the Green Balloon that Followed Me Up Two Mile Hill

Dear balloon, We crossed paths one night as I walked up Two Mile Hill. I was heading home to Takhini; I’m not sure what you were doing. Perhaps you had escaped your party duties and were making a break for it. There was a joy and freedom in the way you fluttered, and sank, and …

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Lipizzaner Stallions take the leap to Whitehorse

It is probably one of the most-asked questions surrounding the visit of the “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions on Wednesday, July 22: “How do they get the horses up here?” “A state-of-the-art tractor-trailer,” says Troy Tinker, the show’s master of ceremonies, over the phone. A live camera feed allows them to be observed during transport and …

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