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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...

Legionnaires ᐱᕗᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐊᕿᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖓᓐᓂ

Legionnaires ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᖓᓐᓂ ᓵᓚᒋᓪᓗᓂᔾᔪᒃ New Era 17-5−ᒥ ᐱᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᔪᓂ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᓪᓗᑎᒃ 2018−ᒥ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᑎᙵᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕿᑦᑐᒥ ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ (RICSL) ᑕᐃᒎᓯᐊᖓᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 22−ᒥ. New Era ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ Cubs−ᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᒻᐹᑲᓵᓂ, Legionnaires ᐲᖅᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ...

SPORTS TALK: Careful what you say – your kids might pay for it in...

If you're going to criticize Donald Trump – and there are plenty of ways to do so because he makes it way, way too easy – make sure the image you're using to accompany...

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...

Roller hockey introduced to Arviat youth

A new sport arrived in Arviat in a big way this past week. Roller hockey enthusiast and Team Canada player Michael Hunt and his partner and floor installer, Lincoln Whitehead, came to Arviat to install...

Coral Harbour takes Calm Air Cup

In a wild game that saw both a monumental blunder and the breaking of one of competitive ball's oldest never-do-that rules in extra innings, the Salliq Invaders (Coral Harbour) scored a pair of runs...

SPORTS TALK: I love sports – and Sig did as well

I've often told anyone who will listen that I love my job. I write about sports and get paid to do it. How bad can my life be? Jack Sigvaldason also loved sports and that's...

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ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᑦ New Era ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᕋᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᙱᔪᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ SPN ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐃᒋᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒧᑦ-ᐊᓇᐅᓕᒑᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓴᐃᓐᑦ ᔮᓐᔅ, ᓂᐅᕙᓐᓛᓐᒥ, ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 2-6-ᒧᑦ. ᐱᙳᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᖑᑏᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᓪᓗ ᑲᑎᙵᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑏᑦ 2-2-ᒧᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᖅᑳᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᓂ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑳᕋᑎᒃ 18-16-ᒧᑦ ᓅᕙᓐᓛᓐᒥ Yes...