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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,...
Emily Paul takes aim at the target while Jonny Bungay gets ready for his turn during a friendly archery competition at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Oct. 18, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Students learn the art of the bow

Students are developing their archery skills thanks to a program being run by physical education teacher Gary Minaudo at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat. Minaudo, who hails from the Windsor, Ont., area, said he has...

Canada Winter Games excitement building

Every time you turn around, there seems to be another major Games that the territory will be competing in. That's the beauty of living in the North – never a dull moment. We're now less...

SPORTS CHECK: Coaches and officials wanted

Iqaluit Nunavut Speed Skating is looking for a few good people to help out with its coaching and officiating needs for this season. The association will be hosting a Level 1 officiating course from Nov. 22...

SPORTS TALK: A sad end to a great love story

Two years ago, Leicester City Football Club was the toast of the sports world after putting the exclamation mark on one of the greatest sports fairy tales ever written. The little team that could,...
Quentin Sala of Sanikiluaq goes over some notes during a breakout session as part of the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut's annual conference in Iqaluit on Oct. 20. Photo courtesy of Natalie Maerzluft.

Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut hosts sixth annual conference

Judging by the turnout this year, it would appear sport and recreation in Nunavut is pretty healthy. The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) hosted its sixth annual conference in the capital from Oct....

SPORTS CHECK: Communities set for battle in Nunavut

Iqaluit The first big futsal tournament of the new season is on the horizon and it's happening in Iqaluit. It's the U18 Nunavut Futsal Championships and it gets going on Nov. 2 at Inuksuk High School...
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...
Youth leader Stephane (Piqut) Nukapiak pushes his group of initiation players forward along the ice during the annual Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 14, 2018. Photo courtesy Rico Manitok

Game on in Rankin Inlet

Almost 200 minor hockey aged players got their new season off to a riveting start at the annual Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp in Rankin Inlet from Oct. 14 to 19. In addition to...

Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association joins in on World Girls Hockey Weekend

The weekend of Oct. 5 to 7 was World Girls Hockey Weekend, an event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation to help grow the game on the female side. Several countries, such as Ireland,...

SPORTS CHECK: A night of awards in Iqaluit

Iqaluit The Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) was busy in the capital earlier this month with education and awards on the agenda. RPAN hosted its annual Recreation and Sport Leaders Conference from Oct. 19...

SPORTS TALK: Usain Bolt is about to take over another sport

Emotional support squirrels. That's what this has come to in 2018. If you don't know by now, a woman was kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight in Orlando, Florida after she tried to bring her...
Former NHLer Jordin Tootoo of Rankin Inlet and his dad, Barney Tootoo, take in the atmosphere of the morning skate for the Brandon Wheat Kings at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Man., on Oct. 19, 2018. Photo courtesy Wheat Kingsd family

Jordin Tootoo hangs ’em up

The Tootoo Train has stopped at an NHL station for the final time. Jordin Tootoo of Rankin Inlet announced his retirement in Brandon, Man., on Friday, Oct. 19. Tootoo was in Brandon to attended the Wheat...

SPORTS CHECK: Hockey time in Iqaluit

Iqaluit The Iqaluit Amateur Hockey Association's 2018-2019 season is officially underway. Day one of play began on Oct. 13 at the newly-refurbished Arctic Winter Games Arena with the novice group one, peewees, bantams and midgets hitting...
Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws a pass, something he's done for more yards than any other quarterback in National Football League history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: The UFC deserves its criticism after UFC 229

How about that Banksy deal earlier this month? You'll recall after one of the street artist's images, Girl With Balloon, was sold for $1.4 million at Sotheby's in London, it began to shred itself thanks...

SPORTS TALK: People just never learn sometimes, isn’t that right Tom Wilson?

So we have a new NAFTA. We're calling it the USMCA now. I think USCAM sounds better but what do I know? Anyway, Ezra Klein of Vox was a little fuzzy on why the U.S....

SPORTS CHECK: New dates for volleyball tournament

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet One of the most popular volleyball tournaments in the territory now has its dates confirmed. The annual Laura Gauthier Memorial in Rankin Inlet will be held from Nov. 22 to 25. The original date...
Daniel Nestor retired from tennis on Sept. 15 following his Davis Cup doubles match against the Netherlands in Toronto. So ends the career of Canada's greatest-ever men's player. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

SPORTS TALK: The Ottawa Senators got fleeced but Pierre Dorion still looks smart

One of these days, a news correspondent is going to lose their life covering a hurricane. This was never going to happen this time around. Hurricane Florence was a nasty storm, of that there is...
Recreation Leader of the Year award-winner Fred Muise of Cambridge Bay presents the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Award of Merit to Jason Tologanak, also of Cambridge Bay. (recognizes an individual/organization/corporation for an outstanding contribution to achievements in each province and territory) 2016 Sport and Recreation Awards Celebration and Dinner Oct. 15, 2016 Michele LeTourneau/NNSL photo

Fred Muise moves on

Fred Muise still remembers his first day on the job like it was yesterday. He had sat down at his desk and proceeded to open up Facebook to write the following post: “I am sitting in...

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