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COLUMN: Tarnishing shine of AWG success

Back on Sept. 4 of 2017, I wrote an opinion piece (It's gotta be the shoes) lamenting my frustrations over dealing with the Government of Nunavut (GN). I had gone through a frustrating three days...

Kivalliq athletes shine at Arctic Winter Games

Another biennial, another big time for the Kivalliq at the Arctic Winter Games. The 2018 edition of the Games wrapped up in Hay River, NWT on March 24 with the closing ceremonies featuring plenty of...

Nunavut shoots for gold in midget boys hockey at AWG

Nunavut's midget boys hockey team will be chasing gold at the Arctic Winter Games in Hay River Friday evening.  They almost never made it that far. The team from the Yukon nearly pulled off the...

Nunavut figure skaters get boost from other AWG teams

The spirit of sportsmanship that embodies the Arctic Winter Games will be on full display Thursday as six delegations compete under one flag. On their flight to the Arctic Winter Games from Iqaluit, Nunavut's three...

Nunavut’s Drew Bell breaks one-hand reach record

Nunavut's Drew Bell set a new record in the one-arm reach in front of a packed house at the Fort Smith recreation centre on Monday night. "I don't think it's really set in yet," said...

Good luck at the AWG

HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKHIYUK HULI NUNAKPUT. HIKINIK KIHIMI ALIANAK KAUMAKPAKTUK. IKALUKHIUKTUT INUIN AUDLAATIIKHUTIK. NANUKHIUKTUT TIKITTUT IPAKHANI. ULAPKIYUKHAT KATIMALIKPAKMIYUT. IHUAKHAIYUT ULAISIGIAMI ULAPKILIKKATA APRIL TATKIKHIUT NUGNUTPAT MAIMILU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINNAKTUTLU. UKTUKNAHUAT ULAPKIYUNI FORT SMITHMILU HAY RIVERMILU. NAGUYUMIK PITYAVUN....

AWG PREVIEW: Let the 2018 Arctic Winter Games begin!

Wow. By the time you are reading this in News/North, the Opening Ceremonies will already be over, the torch will be lit, and the 25th Arctic Winter Games will be underway in Fort Smith and...

T-minus 48 hours and counting

“It's coming together nicely.” Those were the words of Greg Rowe, president of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games host society on Wednesday. The curtain is about to rise on the big show on Sunday with the...

T-minus 48 hours and counting

“It's coming together nicely.” Those were the words of Greg Rowe, president of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games host society on Wednesday. The curtain is about to rise on the big show on Sunday with the...

Let the Games begin – finally

Wow. As you are reading this, the opening ceremonies will be a mere 48 hours away, which will signify the 25th Arctic Winter Games getting underway in Fort Smith and in Hay River. I’d like to...

AWG releases theme song

An official theme song has been released for the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games. The song, called Be The Ones, was released on March 6. It was co-written and recorded by multiple Juno award-winning singer-songwriter...

Hay River ready for Arctic Winter Games 2018

After years of planning, organizers are ready for the start of the South Slave Arctic Winter Games in Hay River and Fort Smith – now just days away. "It's long days and lots of action,...

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...

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...

Hay River mayor says opening of new rec centre is close

Mayor Brad Mapes says the new rec centre will soon be open, although he is not giving any target date. "It's close," he said on March 2. "It's just any day right now. It could...

AWG PREVIEW: Cultural events on tap at AWG

Did you know that the three interlocking rings in the AWG logo symbolize athletic competition, social exchange, and cultural exhibition? I’ve talked a lot about the different sports you’ll get to see during the Arctic...

Get your AWG tickets Friday

Guess what? Tickets will soon be on sale online for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games opening and closing ceremonies, along with the cultural gala performance! The opening ceremony, sponsored by Northwestel, will take place March...

Less than one month to go for AWG

As of today, we are less than one month away from the start of the Arctic Winter Games. And Todd Shafer, the Games' general manager, is a confident man. The only things left to do leading...

A first at the Games

It may be hard to believe with how popular soccer is in the Kivalliq, but when Paul Stroeder of Rankin Inlet steps onto the floor in Hay River this coming month he will become...

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ᐊᕿᔭᖅᑕᖃᒐᔪᖅᑰᔨᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐸᓪ ᓯᑐᕉᑐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓛᖅᑐᒥ ᕼᐊᐃ ᕆᕗᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᓛᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕿᔭᓲᓂᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐊᒪᕉᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑭᓐᓂᖅᓴᓅᖓᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᐊᖅᐸᒃᖢᓂᐅᒡᓗ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕿᔭᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᖁᔨᑎᓪᓗᒋᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᙶᓗᓂ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ. ᐅᖃᖅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᑐᕉᑐ. “ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᕿᔪᓄᑦ...
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