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It stands to reason that if you spend a pile of money on getting to a tournament, you want to win it. In the case of the Kugluktuk High School Grizzlies, just being there in...

ᓯᓐᓇᖅᑑᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ

ᓯᓐᓇᖅᑑᒪᓂᐊᕈᕕᑦ, ᐊᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᓯᓐᓇᖅᑑᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᒪᓕᒐᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᕐᓃᑦ ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᖅᑎᖏᑦ (Northern Lights Gymnastics) Club ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᔨᒻᒪᕆᖓᓪᓗ ᓖᓴ ᑯᕆᔅᑭ ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᖅᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᓯᖁᔨᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᓯᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ. ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒥ, ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᖅᑎᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖃᖅᐳᑦ 22-ᓂᒃ, ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ 7−ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᖓᓱᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑑᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓅᓱᒃᑐᑦ. ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᖅᑎᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ Las Vegas−ᒧᑦ...

Kivalliq athletes shine at Arctic Winter Games

Another biennial, another big time for the Kivalliq at the Arctic Winter Games. The 2018 edition of the Games wrapped up in Hay River, NWT on March 24 with the closing ceremonies featuring plenty of...

ᐅᓇᑕᖑᐊᖃᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᓴᕆᒪᓱᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕈᒪᑉᓗᑎᒡᓗ

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᐊᔪᖏᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 2018-ᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐆᒃᑐᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒥ. ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 20-ᒥ ᑲᑎᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ 2018-ᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᔪᐊᕐᓇᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᕼᐃᕆᕗᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕗᐊᑦ ᓯᒥᑦᒥᑦ, ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᒥ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐆᒃᑐᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖑᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑖᑉᓱᒧᖓ ᓯᐅᕕᐊ ᖃᑉᓗᑦᓯᐊᒧᑦ, ᓇᑕᓕ ᐲᑯ, ᒪᐃᑯ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ...

Andy Attagutalukutuk reigns supreme again

The word dynasty is thrown out in the sports world like candy but it's the perfect word to use when it comes to Andy Attagutalukutuk. The Iglulik musher is once again champion of the Nunavut...

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...
Nunavut finally hit the win column officially at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S., as the rink from the Iqaluit Curling Club defeated Quebec on Saturday by a score of 4-3. The smiling ladies are, from left, Megan Ingram, Jenine Bodner, Jennifer Blaney, Alison Griffin, Sadie Pinksen and coach Susanne Martin. photo courtesy of Curling Canada

Nunavut wins historic first game at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

It wasn’t a question of if but more a question of when Nunavut would finally be able to raise their arms in official victory at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. We now know when –...

COLUMN: Tarnishing shine of AWG success

Back on Sept. 4 of 2017, I wrote an opinion piece (It's gotta be the shoes) lamenting my frustrations over dealing with the Government of Nunavut (GN). I had gone through a frustrating three days...

Free Rankin soccer camp a huge hit

Close to 150 kids a day took part in a special three-day soccer camp hosted by the Rankin Inlet Wolves Soccer Association this past month. Organizer Paul Stroeder said the Rankin association sent in an...

Growing the game in Arviat

The decision to extend the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men's hockey tournament to include a series of skills-development camps was a popular one among the youth registered in the Arviat...
The 2018 Laura Gauthier Memorial female volleyball champion Whale Cove are, back row from left, Victoria Kakuktinniq, Kayla Jones, Keesha Jones and Jeannette Anguk and, front from left, Eema Jones, Lyla Hapanak and Jeannie Jones in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 25, 2018. Photo courtesy Noel Kaludjak

Whale Cove defeats Rankin Fusion V-Team to claim volleyball crown

A Hollywood writer couldn't produce a better story about a journey to a volleyball championship than the true tale of Victoria Kakuktinniq and her Whale Cove teammates this past month in Rankin Inlet. Kakuktinniq,...
Aiden Anawak of Iqaluit heads for the pylons during a drill as part of the Volleyball Nunavut beach volleyball training camp in Apex, just outside of Iqaluit, late last month. photo courtesy of Volleyball Nunavut

Nunavut readies for beach volleyball debut at Western Canada Summer Games

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the beach, along comes Volleyball Nunavut with its big ideas. There had been talk of Volleyball Nunavut entering beach volleyball teams into the 2019 Western...
Andre Ihumatak of Kugluktuk waits for the ball to come to him for a shot during the boys final of the Grade 4-5 Yellowknife Soccer Tournament in the NWT capital on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Two-for-two for Kugluktuk on the soccer pitch

Seems the Kitikmeot region made Yellowknife its own stomping round sports-wise earlier this month. On the backs of Cambridge Bay's win at the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament, the boys soccer team from Kugluktuk was on...

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...

Fishing derby set to go

If Rankin Inlet has hockey as its big community deal, Arviat's big community deal is right around the corner. The excitement is building for what many regard as the most popular community event of the...

ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᔪᖅ $100,000-ᓂᒃ

ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 1980-ᓂᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎ ᐱᕝᕕᒃᓴᖃᓕᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᓗᕇᓐᑯᓐᓂᑦ Loran Award ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ, ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓵᓂᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓗᑎᒃ $100,000-ᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᓄᑦ ᐊᒡᒍᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ. ᑐᑭᒧᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᖓᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᓗᕇᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᕕᐊᓂ ᕼᐃᑐ ᓯᐳᕌᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᔩᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᔪᒪᖃᑦᑕᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. “ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ...

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...
Roman Reigns is a professional wrestler. His real name is Joe Anoa'i and he broke character on Oct. 22 for a very, very good reason. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: Professional wrestling is very real sometimes – just ask Joe Anoa’i

You know the best way to troll millennials? Play a song they have no clue about and watch them eat it up. Fatboy Slim, the legendary British DJ, played a set at the Boiler Room...

After prize, Chester qajaq program rebuilds the fleet

The nationally-recognized qajaq program at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) is in the process of receiving a much-needed revitalization in Chesterfield Inlet this month. VSS teacher and program developer Glen Brocklebank said so far the program...

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...