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SPORTS TALK: A championship banner reveal…what could go wrong?

You ever see the movie Finding Dory? I have because I have kids. The ending of the movie is pretty tame but try and get your hands on the Swedish version and you will snort...

Adventurer takes on solo expedition to Baker Lake

At the age of 73, the man known for Antarctic traverses and dog sledding from Russia to Canada has just embarked on a 1,600 km solo-trek from Black Lake in Saskatchewan to Baker Lake,...

SPORTS TALK: How a hockey player abused an official and got away with it

I'm beginning to think Montreal Canadiens fans are becoming just as delusional as Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Case in point: I ran into a diehard Habs fan at the store one night who told me...

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...

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...

SPORTS TALK: How I once got a concussion playing football … and can’t really...

It's amazing what a generation can do. Back when I played youth sports, all we wanted to do was get out there, win the game, make fun of the other team because we beat them...

SPORTS TALK: Wasn’t that a lovely show North Korea put on?

Right into it this week as we lay bare the best (and the worst) of the big show in PyeongChang, South Korea: That's a shame So the 2018 Winter Olympics are over and everyone has gone...

SPORTS TALK: So Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un walk into a bar …

Thankfully, this has been confirmed and I can go on with life. The Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania has published the results of a 2017 study that determined half-day-old snow is safe to eat and...

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...

Sports Talk: Rob Gronkowski’s favourite number

I don't know about you but stupid criminals provide me with an endless bounty of laughs. Some guy in Seattle, Washington decided to try and break into a truck with a mop handle on Jan....

AWG Preview: a look at Arctic sports

I'm sure I could write an entire column on things that make the Arctic Winter Games (AWG) special, but this week I want to focus on a few of the special sports that we...

AWG organizers not worried about tight timeline for rec centre rebuild

The host society for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) is not worried that Hay River's new Rec Centre won't be opening until mid-February – just a month before the start of the international...

Sports Talk: A Russian love story in every sense

Because this is a thing in 2018. Chris Christie, the outgoing governor of the state of New Jersey, signed dozens of new laws into existence on his final day in office, Jan. 15. One...

AWG Performers get more than Northern exposure

Performers at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) will now be compensated for their work. A call for performers on the AWG website stated they were looking for singers, musicians, instrumental performers, and storytellers to...

New road means badminton

Students at Mangilaluk School in Tuktoyaktuk missed out on an East Three School volleyball tournament earlier this year because the cost of flights would have been over $8,000. “This time we have the road, so...