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Nunavut territorial champions crowned on the mat

Judging by the wrestlers that made the Arctic Winter Games team for Whitehorse this coming March, one thing is certain: They won’t be short on experience. And they should cause some headaches for the opposition. Eekeeluak...

Fort McPherson boy presents letter to council with three pages of signatures

A young man in Fort McPherson got a taste of how government works as he presented a letter to hamlet council Nov. 6. Zandar Koe, 9, was hoping to play hockey in the arena during...
David Aho, left, and Jamie Koe, seen during the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier, teamed with Kerry Galusha and Megan Koehler to win bronze at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship in Saguenay, Que., on Saturday afternoon. Michael Burns/Curling Canada photo

Bronze for NWT at Canadian Mixed Curling Championship

The NWT was back on the podium at the Canadian Mixed Curling Championship for the first time since the 2015 event but they were an eyelash away from playing for gold once again. Jamie Koe...

Nunavut’s Arctic Winter Games costs jump to $2.2 million, largely due to higher airline...

The Government of Nunavut will spend $2.2 million to send 300 athletes and delegates to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse instead of the $1.7 million originally budgeted because airline costs are greater...

Eagles fly high at Spike It! volleyball tournament in Yellowknife

East Three Secondary School's Eagles volleyball teams flew back from Yellowknife on top of the world after both U15 teams claimed the tier 2 championship while the U19 boys took the bronze medal and...

SPORTS TALK: Congrats, Washington Nationals … now do something in Montreal

On y va les Nationales! So the Washington Nationals are your 2019 World Series champions. Amazing little series where the road team won every game but Game 7 was always one Washington was going to...

Girls take centre ice at Regional Hockey School

It was a busy weekend at the Midnight Sun Complex Oct. 24 to 27 as the Inuvik Regional Hockey School took to the ice, bringing a record number of athletes from around the Beaufort...

Inuvialuit athletes show Edmonton Eskimos how it’s done

They may be in the best shape of their lives, but three members of the Edmonton Eskimos got a glimpse of real Inuvialuk muscle when they stopped by Ingamo Hall Oct. 16 for a...
Team Galusha, consisting of Kerry Galusha, left, Shona Barbour, Jo-Ann Rizzo and Sarah Koltun, were knocked out of the Canad Inns Women's Classic in Portage la Prairie, Man., on Sunday morning and missed out on the playoff round. photo courtesy of Team Galusha

Up-and down weekend for Team Galusha in Manitoba

To say this past weekend was up-and-down for Team Galusha would be true in the sense that they were winning when they needed to and slipping up at the wrong time. Kerry Galusha and her...

SPORTS TALK: Hey, everyone … Daryl Morey was just uneducated, you see

Of all the ways I want to go out, this is perhaps the way I want. Shay Bradley was laid to rest on Oct. 12 in Kilkenny, Ireland, after succumbing a long-term illness but he...

Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association joins World Girls Hockey Weekend

Every year, there’s a weekend set aside for girls hockey players to get out on the ice and play with other girls and just enjoy playing. That weekend was Oct. 4 to 6 as World...
Team Galusha, consisting of Kerry Galusha, left, Shona Barbour, Jo-Ann Rizzo and Sarah Koltun, were knocked out of the Canad Inns Women's Classic in Portage la Prairie, Man., on Sunday morning and missed out on the playoff round. photo courtesy of Team Galusha

Oh-so-close for Team Galusha in Toronto

Team Galusha picked up another paycheque on the World Curling Tour circuit this past weekend at the StuSells Toronto Tankard. Had it not been for Kira Brunton of Ontario in the semifinal, it could have...

A look back at 20 years of Team Nunavut

Nunavut as a territory celebrated its 20th birthday on July 9. A wonderful anniversary, to be sure, but there’s another part of the territory that’s also celebrating two decades of existence. Ronald Anawak Jr., of Rankin...

Sports talk: Just get rid of Russia, already. Please

And so here we are again. Russia has been bad boys and girls when it comes to doping. Some of you may call it shocking. I call it Monday. Nothing shocks me when it comes to...

Nunavut Recreation and Sport Awards preview: who will the winners be?

It’s been a great past 12 months in the world of Nunavut sport and the best of the best will get their just due in October in Iqaluit when the Recreation and Sport Awards...
Kyle Baillie, right, walks out onto the pitch before a game with the Canadian men's national rugby team earlier this season. The Yellowknife-born Baillie is part of the squad at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan but will miss the first two games of the tournament due to a knee injury. photo courtesy of Rugby Canada

Kyle Baillie, born in Yellowknife, ready for Rugby World Cup in Japan with Team...

The Rugby World Cup got going in Japan on Sept. 20 and what you may not have noticed is no Canada. At least not yet. Don't worry – they're on the pitch very early Thursday...
Wren Acorn, seen during the 2019 Canada Winter Games this past February, was among the field at the Canadian Short Track Championships in Montreal this past weekend. Andre Harms/Canada Winter Games photo

All about the experience for Wren Acorn at Canadian Short Track Championships

Wren Acorn was never going to be a giant-killer at the Canadian Short Track Championships. She even said so herself. But this past weekend's event in Montreal was a chance for Acorn to see where...
Team Galusha, made up of Sarah Koltun, left, Kerry Galusha, Jo Ann Rizzo and Shona Barbour pose with an image of Shorty Jenkins, the late legendary ice maker and who the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic is named after, during some down time on Sept. 14. photo courtesy of Team Galusha

Team Galusha hits pay window at AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic

Going into the AMJ Campbell Shorty Jenkins Classic in Cornwall, Ont., this past weekend, Kerry Galusha knew she would have a strong field to contend with. But she stared them down and ended up hitting...
Brady Daniels, seen during the First Air Rec Hockey Tournament this past April, is back with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in B.C., where he's playing with his younger brother, Austin Daniels. NNSL file photo

Daniels brothers line up for Kimberley Dynamiters of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Among all of the players who are down south playing hockey this year are a couple with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). The difference between these two and the...
Jonah Bevington carries the puck through neutral ice during action in the Portland Winterhawks' Neely Cup pre-season tournament last month. Bevington just missed out on a spot with the Winterhawks this season as he was one of the final cuts following the final pre-season game on Sept. 7. Matthew Wolfe/Portland Winterhawks photo

Jonah Bevington just misses out with Portland Winterhawks

Getting cut from any sports team is a tough pill to swallow for any young athlete. Jonah Bevington, though, is taking a glass-half-full approach to being let go by the Portland Winterhawks of the Western...
Kerry Galusha, seen during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts this past February, was back out on the road with her rink of Sarah Koltun, Shona Barbour and Jo Ann Rizzo, the team's new second, to play in the StuSells Oakville Tankard in Oakville, Ont., which wrapped up this past Sunday. Andrew Klaver/Curling Canada photo

Team Galusha starts another busy season in Ontario

The 2019-2020 World Curling Tour curling season will be another busy one for Team Galusha. Only difference from last season is it started a bit earlier this season as skip Kerry Galusha, Sarah Koltun, Shona...

SPORTS TALK: Bianca Andreescu, hopefully, is what Canadian tennis has been waiting for

Fake news is the favourite term Donald Trump likes to use when he's not happy with things he reads or hears about himself. When Hurricane Dorian was busy laying waste to the Atlantic, Trump trotted...
Jane Howe, left, NWT environmental manager for Seabridge Gold, and Brent Murphy, Seabridge Gold's vice-president of environmental affairs, right, present Jack Duffy, Sport North's marketing and communications officer, with a cheque for $10,000 at the Sport North offices on Aug. 29. The donation will go toward Team NT's operations for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Seabridge Gold donates $10,000 to Team NT’s 2020 Arctic Winter Games program

With the Western Canada Summer Games over for another quadrennial, the focus for Team NT now turns to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. It got a good head start last Friday thanks to Seabridge Gold. Jane...

Reflecting on the Western Canada Summer Games

When track and field coach Kenzie McDonald travelled to the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this month, it was the culmination of months of training. He arrived on August 13, and met...

Logan Cunningham and Carter McLeod get taste of Western Hockey League

Carter McLeod and Logan Cunningham already had plenty in common in their lives, right on down to growing up on the same street: Brown Court. They both also got their first chance to show their...
John Whitford of the Fire Prevention Prospectors watches a pitch come in during an at-bat in the final of the Yk Fastball League's playoff tournament at Tommy Forrest Ball Park on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Fire Prevention Prospectors strike gold in Yk Fastball League playoffs

Championship games are either studs (really good) or duds (really bad) with seemingly no in-between. The championship game of the Yk Fastball League at Tommy Forrest Ball Park on Sunday was one of those times...

SPORTS TALK: Floyd Daniels was a friend to softball and a friend to me

The glare. That was my first encounter with Floyd Daniels. It was at the 2008 NWT Men's Fastpitch Championship in Hay River. I had just been installed as the umpire-in-chief for NWT Softball the month prior...
Cameron Courtoreille rolls over Tom Haight of Manitoba for the pin during their match at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Aug. 16. Courtoreille captured bronze on Sunday by beating Haight for a second time by pinfall. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Cameron Courtoreille pins down medal no. 6 at Western Canada Summer Games

The 10th and final day of the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Sunday saw Team NT pick up its sixth medal of the event. Cameron Courtoreille of Yellowknife was the final...
Nicolas Bennett of Yellowknife, left, Zachary Horton of Hay River, Bryce Smith of Hay River and Stryden Hult-Griffin of Inuvik captured a bronze medal for Team NT in the boys medley relay in track and field at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Alta., on Saturday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Boys relay team wins track and field bronze at Western Canada Summer Games

Another day, another bronze medal for Team NT at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., this time on the track. The team of Nicolas Bennett of Yellowknife, Bryce Smith of Hay River,...

Medal no. 4 for Team NT at Western Canada Summer Games

Team NT's medal count at the Western Canada Summer Games is officially at four with the latest podium result coming in tennis. Ofira Duru and Monika Kunderlik, both from Yellowknife, snagged themselves a bronze medal...