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Arctic Winter Games

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: courtesy of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society

In true Yukon fashion, the anticipated arrival of the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) mascot was delayed a few days. “They’re definitely living on Yukon time,” said George Arcand, president of the 2020 AWG Host Society... Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations

There’s a furry addition to Team Yukon’s uniforms as they march into the opening ceremony of the Arctic Winter Games in the Northwest Territories on March 18. Athletes will sport fur pom-poms made from wolf pelts harvested in the Haines Junction... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of the 2018 AWG Host Society

The Arctic Winter Games are fast approaching and Kechi( pronounced Kee-Chee), the snowy owl, is helping to spread the spirit of the games. Selected as the official mascot for the games, Kechi is all on board to represent the games slogan, Find... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Yukon Biathlon Club

Biathlon is an Olympic Sport that combines two incredibly different competitive activities. Which two incredibly different activities you ask? Biathlon is a combination of a cross country ski race and small-bore rifle marksmanship. In Europe, ... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2015-02-05 Photo: Claire Ness

I’m in the ‘98 drinking water (sober January) and waiting for Claire Ness to arrive. “London Calling” by The Clash is playing, which, for some reason, doesn’t feel out of place here. Read more

Yukon People

A pack of roughly 260 teens and tweens are in Alaska this week last to compete in the Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The 10-year-olds right up to the 19-year-olds, will have been managing their adrenaline all week, bolstering their courage... Read more

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As a child, I learned the importance of spending time outside. My father taught me that fresh air was a mandatory part of everyday life, through a wide variety of outdoor activities. On weekends, he would drag me out of bed early in the morning, ... Read more

Yukon Winter

Have you ever watched downhill skiing on television and caught the flash of a blue jacket running out of frame as the racer gracefully (or recklessly, depending on your take) carves down the slope? If so, you've probably caught a rare glimpse of... Read more

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The Beatles forever changed our musical landscape with the simple phrase, "You say goodbye, I say hello". This week, hundreds of visitors from across the Circumpolar North will descend upon Whitehorse for the Arctic Winter Games... Read more

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You've just stepped off the plane in Whitehorse from your home in the Circumpolar North. You're excited and proud to represent your region at the Arctic Winter Games (maybe a bit nervous as well), and you're looking forward to everything the week... Read more

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Can't afford to fly to London for the Olympics this summer? Not to worry, a world-class level of sporting competition is arriving on our doorstep this week. The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) will play host to several events that are not commonly seen... Read more

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Trevor Twardocleb's eyes light up when he recounts his own first experience at the Arctic Winter Games. It was 1980 in Fairbanks, Alaska. Twardeochleb, then a young hockey player from Faro, had managed to crack the lineup for Team Yukon. Read more

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Standing in front of the large crowd of Yukoners that had gathered earlier this month at Sport Yukon for an Olympic pep rally, Greig Bell made no effort to contain his excitement. Read more

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(by the Globe and Mail's Gary Mason) A couple of years ago, I flew to Whitehorse for the opening of the Canada Winter Games. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in town and, as a columnist with The Globe and Mail, I was sent to chronicle his time.... Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

The owner and operator of Leaping Feats Creative Dancework is planning for its annual show on the Yukon Arts Centre stage that displays all that her students have learned over the past year. It features everything from ballet to tap.... Read more

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