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Edmonton Eskimos on defensive over name

The Edmonton Eskimos football team is once again facing demands that it change its name. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said publicly earlier this month that the Canadian Football League franchise, founded in 1949, should have a more “inclusive” name. Norma Dunning, a PhD candidate in Indigenous studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, agrees....

A run for the moms

The usual script for Mother’s Day usually involves breakfast in bed, doing the chores or anything else to make sure moms do as little as possible.Some moms, though, decided to hit Somba K’e Park with their families to take part in the annual Mother’s Day Run, organized by the Yk Multisport Club. For most, it...

Kevin Koe Olympic-bound in curling

Fourth time’s the charm, as they say. Maybe that’s not the correct saying but for Kevin Koe, who cares? He finally gets to go to the Winter Olympics. It’s the only major event left out of his current resume but it’s one that can be filled thanks to a 7-6 win over Manitoba’s Mike McEwen...

NWT claims midget boys hockey gold ulu at AWG

For most of the Northwest Territories midget boys hockey team, this was a chance at redemption from two years ago when they were bantams. They lost the gold ulu game in 2016 but this time, it’s the colour they wanted. Team NT knocked off Nunavut in another exciting finish, 2-1, on Friday night in Hay...

Yk Minor Hockey Association teams set to play in Hockey on the Hill in...

The Bell Capital Cup in Ottawa is one of the biggest holiday minor hockey tournaments in the country. A couple of teams from the Yk Minor Hockey Association are heading down for the big show this year, which begins on Dec. 28, and it’s going to be something much bigger than just a tournament. The...

Budding bodybuilder takes fifth

A Yellowknife woman has placed fifth at the Natural Physics and Athletic Association Canadian Classic in Calgary last weekend. It was Keirra Alty’s first-ever bodybuilding competition. The 24-year old was competing in the novice bikini and fitness categories, meaning everyone she competed against was either in their first competition or had never previously secured a...

Hay River’s Brendan Green named to Canadian Winter Olympic team

It’s official – Brendan Green is a three-time Olympian. Hay River’s favourite biathlon son will be returning for a third Winter Olympics after being named to Canada’s biathlon team that will be going to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 edition. Biathlon Canada announced its roster on Tuesday morning. Green is the most experienced member...

Brendan Green looks forward to another race at Olympics

For Hay River’s Brendan Green, it’s two races down and one more to go at the Winter Olympics. Right now, the biathlete is looking ahead and preparing for the men’s relay set for Feb. 23. “We have high hopes for the relay, for sure, but there are so many variables that can affect the outcome...

Three Inuvik youth set to play for NWT Basketball

Krish Sharma, Donovan Arey and Dwayne Raddi landed spots on this year’s under-15 NWT basketball team. Krish Sharma, 15, said he was shocked when he found out that he made the team. “I knew I had to work harder now, because we’re going to the big tournament in August,” said Sharma. The East Three Secondary...

NWT Table Tennis Championships crowns its best for 2017

It’s the last territorial championship of the calendar year and it’s one which provided perhaps one of the most unlikeliest of results. The NWT Table Tennis Championships were held at Weledeh and St. Pat’s Gymnasiums on Dec. 15 and 16 and Zachary Mathison of Weledeh Catholic School made sure people remembered that it doesn’t matter...

Free entry for AWG sports

Anyone wishing to see some of the sports at next month’s Arctic Winter Games will be able to do so for free. “All entrance to the games and playoffs will be free of charge, first come, first serve,” said Greg Rowe, the president of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games Host Society. “When we...

Fort Simpson takes the spoils

For the Nahanni Inn Flyers, it was worth the drive to Fort Smith. The Fort Simpson team ended up leaving with the big prize from the second annual Fort Smith Oldtimers Hockey Tournament on Feb. 4 thanks to an 8-0 win over Fort Smith Blue in the final. The win capped a perfect weekend for...

Hay River rec centre ready to go

Town council announced last week that the long-awaited new recreation centre would open to the public on March 13. “On behalf of council and the Town of Hay River, we are pleased to announce the Recreation Centre will be open on Tuesday, March 13, at 5 p.m.,” stated the March 9 announcement signed by Mayor...

More hardware for gymnastics

Two years ago, Celena Hoeve did what hadn’t been done since John Tram did it in 2006 – win a medal at the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships. That was a silver medal on the balance beam. Fast forward to 2018 and Emma Leathem has joined the exclusive club. Leathem is the latest Yellowknife gymnast to...

We are all #HumboldtStrong

In the wake of tragedy our nation is showing its true colours. As prayers, thoughts, and donations flooded social media after the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team bus crash last Friday, I sat at a table with a colleague in shock and disbelief. I thought of the families of the victims and the community...

Less than a week to go to the games

So what’s a chef de mission to do when you’re six days out from the start of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games? You simply tie up the loose ends. That’s what Doug Rentmeister, Team NT’s man in charge, is doing as the start of the biggest show in the Arctic gets set to go with...

Yellowknife Wolfpack peewees host San Diego Saints in exhibition hockey series

The Yellowknife Wolfpack peewees finished off their 2017-2018 season last week and did it by taking on some guests from south of the border. The San Diego Saints AA peewees from California paid the capital a visit to play a series of exhibition games at the Multiplex on April 5 and 6. The first two...

NWT wins bantam boys gold in AWG hockey thriller

In his own words, Alex Cordero of the Northwest Territories had a bad bantam boys hockey gold ulu game and probably shouldn’t have been on the ice late in the dying seconds. Good thing he was because he ended up becoming a hero. Cordero scored the winning goal to help Team NT to a 4-3...

Struggles continue for Kerry Galusha

Suffice it to say that the 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts hasn’t been the best for Kerry Galusha and Team NWT. Galusha sat with a record of one win and five losses as of press time. She ended up dropping another heartbreaker to Nova Scotia on Tuesday, 9-8, which preceded a 9-3 loss to the...

Spring Duathlon closes out snow season

In terms of the Yellowknife Ski Club, the business of official on-snow activities is over for the season. The club decided to finish things off with a fun event on April 15 called the Spring Duathlon, a modified biathlon-type of event with the traditional skiing as part of it but with a running component instead...

Three cheers for mediocrity

They’re still mediocre and they still suck but they wouldn’t have it any other way.Yes, the third season of the Mediocre Golf Association’s (MGA) Yellowknife chapter is officially underway as the first tournament of the season, the Rebel Beach Am-Am, took place at the Yellowknife Golf Club this past Sunday. The tournament’s name is a...

Youth hockey event another hit in Behchoko

The hope of any community event is that it grows to become something that is looked forward to. In terms of the Air Tindi Cup Youth Hockey Challenge, it looks as if it’s gaining plenty of traction. The third annual hosting of the event happened from Jan. 26 to 28 at the Khon Go Cho...

SPORTS TALK: Johnny Football finally comes to Canada

Honestly, can we stop with all this crap about an actual monster living in Loch Ness?If there was something there, it would have been seen and/or heard of by now. The latest waste of money on finding an invisible inanimate object lurking in the murk of the famous body of Scottish water comes courtesy of...

Yk Galaxy set to get off the ground this spring

Dillon Torindo has had a taste of professional soccer and very nearly made the cut with now-defunct FC Edmonton in the North American Soccer League. He’s now hoping to bring some of the professionalism he learned during his time there to Yellowknife. Torindo is the mind behind Yk Galaxy, a new youth developmental soccer program...

Tamarack Titans capture Yk Arena Football League championship over Monkey Tree Regulators

They won the Ice Bowl earlier this season and now, the Tamarack Titans have done the double. The Titans are your 2018 Yk Arena Football League champions after defeating the Monkey Tree Regulators in the final on Saturday at the Fieldhouse by a score of 46-26. It’s the fourth time the Titans have hoisted the...

Yellowknife Exiles take second in Calgary tournament

One of the great sports secrets of Yellowknife is that there is an actual rugby club. They’re known as the Yellowknife Exiles and while small in nature, they always manage to make it out of town for an annual adventure known as the Stampede Sevens in Calgary. They did that again earlier this month as...

Midnight golf returns to Yellowknife

There aren’t too many tournaments where you can golf at midnight. The Canadian North Midnight Classic is one of them and its been around long enough that it has become an annual tradition. That tradition will continue this afternoon as the 70th edition of the tournament will tee off at noon with the first 18-hole...

Sub on the Hub returns to rec centre

Sub on the Hub is nothing if not a determined enterprise. The business and its owners/operators – the husband and wife team of Dragon and Michelle Huang – have survived another long break in running the concession at the rec centre. When the new rec centre opened just before the beginning of the Arctic Winter...

Kiv programs one step away from glory

The excitement is starting to mount as programs in Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet are both are on the short list to win a substantial Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) this month. The Rankin Rock Hockey Camp – which is designed and led by the community’s recreation director, David Clark – could bring home upwards of...

SPORTS TALK: If we legalize weed why not sports betting?

Big news coming out of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on May 14. The court struck down a law passed the U.S. Congress in 1992 that forbade pretty much all forms of sports betting with the notable exception of the state of Nevada. This decision basically takes the sportsbook monopoly Nevada had...