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Rankin Inlet player reflects on attending elite camp at Global Girls Game

A bantam hockey player from Rankin Inlet had a trip she won’t forget earlier this year. Mia Autut of Rankin Inlet was among a select few hockey players to attend the 2020 Global Girls Game...

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...

Sports Talk: Now what do I write about? Not getting to rent a car?

Now what do we do for our March break? I wasn’t planning to go anywhere except Whitehorse. I won’t bore you with my letdowns … some people on Twitter who know I don’t populate on...

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...

Nunavut sledders disappointed over Games cancellation

The announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) has left many in Nunavut disappointed and shocked including Nunavut's dog sledding teams. Citing concerns around COVID-19, the cancellation of the 2020 Arctic...

Sports Talk: The headline we’ve all been waiting for: Maple Leafs Lose To...

Isn’t sport wonderful? It can make dreams come true, it can break your heart, it can surprise, it can frighten. In the case of David Ayres, sport can make you one of the most famous one-game...

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...

Lorne Kusugak likes the name Edmonton Eskimos, and he’s glad it’s staying

“I am proud to rise today as an Eskimo. I am proud today to be able to stand up as a true Eskimo,” Rankin Inlet South MLA Lorne Kusugak said in the legislative assembly...
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...

Rankin coach featured on Hockey Day in Canada

The first reaction from Rankin Inlet rec director David Clark, when approached by the CBC to do a piece on him during the Hockey Day in Canada telecast, was to tell the reporter he...

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...

Youth wrestlers ‘dominate’ in Ontario

When wrestler Eekeeluak Avalak stepped onto the mat in Ontario this month, there were no great expectations. Put simply, he didn't take any victory for granted – tournaments in the south draw on a wider...

Recognizing Nunavut’s finest

The 2019 Sport and Recreation awards celebration and dinner was held at Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit on Oct. 26. Athletes and coaches from all over Nunavut attended the event. Over a dozen awards were given...

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...