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Working up a sweat in dry communities

Sport tournaments suffer from players who won't leave alcohol at home when competing in dry communities. I spoke with four sports players this past week – two in person and two over social media –...
Fiona Huang of Hay River, left, is neck-and-neck with Anok Tiordit of Alberta down the stretch in the heats of the girls 400-metre dash at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., on Thursday. photo courtesy of Rob Hart

Close calls and court success on Thursday at Western Canada Summer Games

Thursday at the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Sask., featured plenty of almost and a dash of how-about-that. Track and field got underway on Thursday and it started off with a bang as...

Dog days of summer for Kivalliq softball

Rankin Inlet travelled to Churchill, Man., in 2017 and grabbed the championship banner in the inaugural Calm Air Hudson Bay Classic softball championship. Rankin was not able to return to Churchill in 2018 to defend...

Hay River athletes heading to Western Canada Summer Games

Hay River will make up a third of the track and field team as the NWT gets set to compete in the Western Canada Summer Games next month. A total of 24 athletes from around...

Hay River welcomes about 1,100 athletes for track and field

For the 29th year, a celebration of track and field has been held in Hay River. The annual NWT Track and Field Championships, which took place from June 5 to June 7, attracted about 1,100...

NWT Track and Field Championships stand the test of time

To absolutely no one's surprise, several hundred volunteers have once again stepped forward to help stage the NWT Track and Field Championships. We say to no one's surprise because the fact that volunteers support the...
Curtis German tries to elude the stick-check of a Hay River Huskies player during action at the Northern Hockey Challenge in Hay River on March 2. Paul Bickford/NNSL photo

Yellowknife Flyers and Hay River Huskies renew the Battle of the Big Lake in...

The new rink in Hay River has been up and running for close to a year now and there was only one thing missing from the ice. It was the Northern Hockey Challenge – the...

Recreation training comes to Inuvik

A territory-wide recreation training program made its first stop in Inuvik on Monday. The Recreation North Training Program is put on by Recreation North, which is a partnership between the three territorial recreation and parks...

Skier remembers coach Pettersen

Cross country ski coach Bjorger Pettersen, a pioneer of the sport in Canada and around the world, passed away Dec. 29 at his home in Okotoks, Alta., but is being remembered by his connections...
Anthony Beck rounds a corner during the first day of races. photo courtesy of Ron Bonnetrouge

Deh Gah races kick off dog race season

The dog sled racing season unofficially got underway with the seventh annual Deh Gah Christmas Sled Dog Races. The races took place over the Dec. 15 weekend and saw 31 different teams from across the...
Wren Acorn jumps in front of her competition at during a race earlier this year. Acorn recently competed at the junior short track national championships. photo courtesy of Kerry Egen

Speed skater competes at Canadian Junior Nationals

It's a difficult task to compete with the top athletes in the country at their chosen field, especially when they are three years your elder. That however is exactly what Wren Acorn, 15, did last...
Nathan Cluff serves the ball during men's singles action at the NWT School Championships. photo courtesy of Thorsten Ghol

Catholic schools champions of table tennis

As table tennis grows in the Northwest Territories, so does the competition, as was shown at the fourth annual Table Tennis High School Championships last weekend. It was St Patrick High School and St Joseph...

Sports Check: Arctic Showcase takes place this weekend

The top Northern hockey players will battle it out for hockey supremacy across two divisions this weekend at the 2018 Arctic Showcase. In the bantam division the Canada Winter Games Women's team will take on...

Sports Check: Frostbite registration opens

Registration for the 2019 Frostbite 50 is officially open. The event that sees skiers and snowshoers take on 50 kilometres of ungroomed trail around the outskirts of Yellowknife will take place on March 16. The...

Sports Talk: Naomi Osaka won the U.S. Open women’s singles title but you’d never...

So I've listened to all the bluster about what Serena Williams did at the U.S. Open. I've watched it. I'm ready. Serena Williams was in the wrong and I'm not alone in saying that. So...
Recreation Leader of the Year award-winner Fred Muise of Cambridge Bay presents the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Award of Merit to Jason Tologanak, also of Cambridge Bay. (recognizes an individual/organization/corporation for an outstanding contribution to achievements in each province and territory) 2016 Sport and Recreation Awards Celebration and Dinner Oct. 15, 2016 Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo

Fred Muise moves on

Fred Muise still remembers his first day on the job like it was yesterday. He had sat down at his desk and proceeded to open up Facebook to write the following post: “I am sitting in...