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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...

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...