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Travis Schindel, playing with The Bay from Cambridge Bay, tries to keep the ball inbounds during the men's final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

A thriller of an Arctic Shoot-Out

When it comes to championship games in tournament play, they’re either studs or duds. Never let it be said that this year’s games weren’t duds and while they may not have had the thrill of Kawhi Leonard’s rattler to win in Toronto on Sunday, they were still exciting. The girl’s champions this year are the...

Cambridge Bay man dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

A 24-year-old Cambridge Bay man perished when he lost control of his all-terrain vehicle on May 11. The driver crashed into a snowbank around 11 p.m. and was not wearing a helmet, according to the RCMP, who added that speed and alcohol are also considered to be factors in the tragedy. The community’s bylaw officer...

Nunavut delegation examines renewable energy options in Alaska

Cambridge Bay economic development officer Angela Gerbrandt will be among 10 Nunavut delegates from across the territory heading to Kotzebue, Alaska, from April 23-May 4 to learn about renewable energy options. A delegation from Nunavut is in Alaska until May 4 to learn about renewable energy options that are proven to work in cold Northern...
Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay, seen during the Nunavut Wrestling Championships in Pangnirtung in January, won himself a silver medal in the boys U17 55-kg weight class at the U17/U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships in Fredericton, N.B., on Saturday. photo courtesy of David Kilabuk

Eekeeluak Avalak wins silver medal at Canadian Wrestling Championships

There’s a wonderful think about being from Nunavut and going to a national championship. No one takes you seriously until you beat them and even then, they still don’t take you seriously. Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay was in that sort of situation at the U17/U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships in Fredericton, N.B., on Saturday and...