Chilly start for Deh Gah Christmas Dog Sled Races

Buddy Streeper and Mel Rasmussen winners of the 12 and 6 Dog races this weekend in Fort Providence, NT. (Facebook)

The visiting mushers and dogs from Streeper Kennels held onto their lead Sunday taking first and second place at the 7th Deh Gah Christmas Dog Sled Races in Fort Providence.

Fort Smiths’ Matt Poitras also held onto third place with a strong finish on Sunday.

Here’s a breakdown of the official times from the 6 and 12 dog races courtesy of Susan Fleck and Danny Beaulieu:

Fort Providence’s Melody Rasmussen won the 6 Dog Race. It’s her first major win since 2016.

The forecast for Sunday was cool and clear with a Wind chill of minus 31 in the morning, but it did warm up to a high of minus 16.

 

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Josh Campbell
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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