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COLUMN: I’m still here: a true story

This piece has taken me longer to write than most I can remember and I struggled for a good long time wondering if I did write it, how would it be received by folks...

Keep the presses going

Oct. 1 to 7 slipped quietly past this week without the fanfare that can accompany seven-day-awareness periods such as National Fire Prevention Week, Aboriginal Awareness Week, National Youth Violence Prevention Week or National Women’s...

COLUMN: Trade show still has vital role

One thing you can take to the bank: anytime a trade show hits a community, there is no shortage of folks who sing its praises and no shortage of folks who think it's a...

COLUMN: Rankin is lucky to have Tuxedo in its corner

Hanging around and being a bit of a pest for an hour or two, while the three visiting animal health-care professionals from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital took care of business at Rankin Inlet's...

EDITORIAL: Long tail of colonialism threatens ability to heal

Testimony at the recent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry hearings in Iqaluit showed there is a still a lot of work needed to heal the wounds of colonial violence, if it's...

COLUMN: New festival would be win-win

Word on the street in Rankin Inlet has a group of folks coming together this past weekend in hopes of forming a committee to establish a second music festival in Rankin Inlet. I write second...

SPORTS TALK: Careful what you say – your kids might pay for it in...

If you're going to criticize Donald Trump – and there are plenty of ways to do so because he makes it way, way too easy – make sure the image you're using to accompany...

COLUMN: Female talent, not tokens, behind Leafs hires

With NHL teams slated to open their training camps during the next two weeks, love them or hate them, a large number of Kivalliq hockey fans have their eyes fixed on the Toronto Maple...

SPORTS TALK: The greatest first pitch ever thrown – and she’s a nun

It takes a special sort of dingus to pull this trick. Someone thought it would be a good idea to phone in a bomb threat to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Aug. 22. A...

COLUMN: No increase in police – no answer to problem

Talk of reinstating a curfew in a number of Kivalliq communities has picked up steam lately due to the increase in vehicle thefts and senseless acts of vandalism across our region. A curfew sounds like...

SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

I've often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be? Jack Sigvaldason also loved sports and that's...

COLUMN: Until we meet again

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada's most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern...

SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure. Three of the boys and the head coach that were rescued from near-certain death were given Thai citizenship. It's an odd story...

SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives. Someone by the name of Charlie Kirk made a point on Twitter about how Melania Trump operates the first lady's office with a...

EDITORIAL: If you build it they will come

There is no doubt that when it comes to sports in Rankin Inlet, hockey is king. With enough players to make up several teams across several age groups the people playing another sport are...

SPORTS TALK: Farewell to the Razor – someone who was his own man

I'm going to start with something that's been burning my biscuits ever since I read it. Emily Singer is a journalist who writes for Mic, an independent news outlet. Singer tweeted out a photo which...

SPORTS TALK: Have you done your Neymar Challenge yet?

And so the saga in Thailand is over that saw the soccer team and their coach trapped in a cave for more than a fortnight. Thankfully, all 12 players and the coach were rescued and...
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COLUMN: Welcome to Canada?

When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked...

The Broad Street Bullies live! … in the Philippines

A homeowner in California was getting ready to dip into his hot tub, margarita in tow, on June 29 when a brown bear decided to cut in line. Mark Hough is the homeowner and...
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COLUMN: Breaking traffic bylaws risks lives

by Cody Punter Summertime in the Kivalliq wouldn't be the same without the low rumble of Hondas zipping around town. There is a good reason for this: the all-terrain machines are much cheaper and more...
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