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Who is Nunavut’s Greatest Athlete of All Time?

There hasn't been much in the way of sports in Nunavut because of COVID-19. No hockey in Rankin Inlet, no Arctic Winter Games, no North American Indigenous Games now this coming July. That's a double-whammy...

Sports Talk: Once all this crap is over, we need to sport the hell...

And so with the cancellation of the NWT Track and Field Championships, there goes my favourite trip of the year. Whoops ... shouldn't complain too much. People don't like it when I whine about that...

Disappointment and disbelief among Team Nunavut

For the first time ever, the Arctic Winter Games is not being held. The 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse were cancelled over coronavirus concerns. According to a news release issued on March 7, the decision...

Back south the wrestlers go

Never let it be said that the wrestlers won't be in good shape when it comes to future events. So long as they keep getting the competition, of course. Nunavut Wrestling's latest venture south of 60...
Sadie Pinksen of Iqaluit, left, joins in a celebratory hug with her teammates following Nunavut's upset win over Northern Ontario at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., on Tuesday morning. Kyle Jahns/Curling Canada photo

Nunavut stuns Northern Ontario at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Updated at 3:40 p.m. MST with comments from Sadie Pinksen. Last year, Nunavut created a splash by winning their first main draw game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts over Quebec. They've won again this year...

Sports Talk: How important was Kobe Bryant?

So much has been said about Kobe Bryant over the past week and a half and it's all been right. Here's my attempt at eulogizing one of the best basketball players of my generation: First off,...

Sports talk: Ladies and gentlemen, your 2017 World Series champions: the Houston Asterisks

Stealing signs in baseball has been going on since the sport was invented. It's a crappy thing to do but it happens. It's an unwritten rule in the game: you don't do it or you'll...

Sports Talk: What if you held a World pro Darts Championship and no one...

The second of darts' world championships is over – yes, there are two – and that means Wayne Warren of Wales is atop the darts world when it comes to the British Darts Organization's...

Curlers set for Whitehorse

So the teams have been picked and Team Nunavut's boys and girls rinks are all ready to go for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse this coming March. What's not known is who will...

Sports Talk: The best of the worst of 2019

So we've had the best of 2019 but you know how I roll. It wouldn't be a real year-in-review without a look at the worst of 2019 from around the sports world. They tell me...

A wish list for Nunavut sport in 2020

2020 is going to be another busy year in Nunavut for sport and recreation so it's time to take a look at what should dominate the headlines as athletes and communities start to ramp...

The Kivalliq reigns supreme at futsal

So we all know that the Kivalliq region is hockey-mad and generally turns in a good performance whenever there are tournaments to be had. But the region is also rather good at futsal and last...

Nunavut speedskaters set for Arctic Winter Games

Another team is set to go for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and it's one which could make a lot of noise like it did in 2018. Team Nunavut's speedskating team has been confirmed following...

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. That...

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...

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. Team Nunavut is also 20...

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...

Get Happy Summer Day Camp wraps up 2019 season

While school is back in session across much of the territory, many youth had a great time during summer vacation thanks to day camps. The Get Happy Summer Day Camp, organized by the Recreation and...

Nunavut’s wrestling team set for Western Canada Summer Games

Wrestling is a sport which always finds Nunavut in good stead when it comes to roster size. It's no different this time around and the territory will be the largest contingent among the North when the...
Aiden Anawak of Iqaluit heads for the pylons during a drill as part of the Volleyball Nunavut beach volleyball training camp in Apex, just outside of Iqaluit, late last month. photo courtesy of Volleyball Nunavut

Nunavut readies for beach volleyball debut at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach, along comes Volleyball Nunavut with its big ideas. There had been talk of Volleyball Nunavut entering beach volleyball teams into the 2019 Western...