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Natan Obed re-elected ITK president

Natan Obed will head the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami for a second term, it's just been announced in Inuvik where the organization is holding its annual general meeting. Obed was in a race against former Nunavut...

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...

Northern media pioneer remembered

Friends, colleagues and family members are paying tribute to a northern media giant this week. Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason, founder and president of Northern News Services, died in Ottawa Aug. 9 after a brief illness. He...

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...

SPORTS TALK: This time, the Toronto Raptors are to blame

So summer is finally here. I say that because all of the rain we had in Yellowknife meant I wasn't able to mow my lawn for days and days. It started to resemble the...
Kivalliq News

EDITORIAL: Kivalliq caribou: what do you have to lose?

What do Northern Quebec, Southern British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Baffin Island have in common? All four regions once supported bountiful caribou herds which have now been reduced to the verge of extinction. Earlier this...

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...

Sorting out the regulatory review for an airline merger

Canada's Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications. The Competition Bureau will aim to determine whether the deal would "result in a substantial...

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...

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...

First Air, Canadian North to merge airlines

Longtime competitors First Air and Canadian North announced Friday that they're joining forces to form a single airline.  The airline will function under the name Canadian North and will feature First Air's marketing brand, including...

SPORTS TALK: Diego Maradona once again uses his hands for ill

Stop the presses! We finally have it! June 21 was a red-letter day in the world of political meetings. Sarah McCammon of National Public Radio got the scoop of a lifetime. In her position as...

SPORTS TALK: The fun, frolic (and collusion) of the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia, Russia, Russia. It's in the news these days for reasons we're all aware of, but there's also the FIFA World Cup happening there right now and there are always stories from the biggest sporting...

SPORTS TALK: Johnny Football finally comes to Canada

Honestly, can we stop with all this crap about an actual monster living in Loch Ness?If there was something there, it would have been seen and/or heard of by now. The latest waste of...

SPORTS TALK: If we legalize weed why not sports betting?

Big news coming out of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on May 14. The court struck down a law passed the U.S. Congress in 1992 that forbade pretty much all forms of...

SPORTS TALK: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are having more fun than you right...

What do you do when you have money? You flaunt it, of course. Sue Richards and Barry Maddox are a British couple who won £3 million on an instant-win scratch ticket (I wish) and decided...

SPORTS TALK: That time when going to a soccer match in Iran was considered...

You ever cut into a durian fruit? I haven't but from all accounts, I'll take a pass, especially after reading about what happened at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. It all came to a...

SPORTS TALK: Bruno Sammartino was the American Dream personified

We say it can't happen here, right? And then it happens. Toronto had that attitude for the longest time until April 23, when Mr. Tough Guy took a van and slaughtered 10 people doing nothing...

SPORTS TALK: The Crafty Cockney – the greatest of all time

I have very few sporting idols I look up to. Wayne Gretzky is one. Ed Werenich is another. I've met both of them, Gretzky at a community arena one summer day when I was seven...

SPORTS TALK: We know Humboldt is hurting but we know they will heal

I'm not going to rehash any of the information we already know about the tragedy that was the Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6. We know 16 people lost their lives. We know 13...