Arctic Winter Games

Coverage of the Arctic Winter Games 2018 from Hay River/Fort Smith

Mackenzie Valley Highway project gets $102M federal investment

June 27, 2018
  1. The Mackenzie Valley Highway project will see an investment of $102.5-million from the federal government and another $37.5-million from the GNWT, for a total investment of $140-million.
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Mayor says Hay River can feel proud about successful Arctic Winter Games

April 5, 2018 - Hay River

Looking back just days after the Arctic Winter Games ended on March 24, Mayor Brad Mapes says Hay River can feel proud of a successful event.

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Team NT hits a century at AWG

April 2, 2018 - NWT

Team NT won more than 100 ulus at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games and still finished fifth.

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AWG economic boost studied

March 30, 2018 - Hay River

Any group of people – large or small – dropping into the South Slave can only be good for the economy.

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AWG licence plates attract attention

March 30, 2018 - Hay River

The most unique and sought-after souvenirs of the South Slave Arctic Winter Games (AWG) might be – perhaps surprisingly – licence plates.

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COLUMN: Tarnishing shine of AWG success

March 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

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).

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Hay River athletes capture ulus

March 29, 2018 - Hay River

Many young athletes from Hay River made it to the medal podium at the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games.

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International media descend for AWG

March 28, 2018 - Hay River

There’s really no way to know for sure, but the 2018 Arctic Winter Games may have just been one of the biggest media events ever in the South Slave.

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International president calls AWG a success

March 28, 2018 - Hay River

Not all opinions of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games carry the same weight.

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Kivalliq athletes shine at Arctic Winter Games

March 28, 2018 - Kivalliq

Another biennial, another big time for the Kivalliq at the Arctic Winter Games.

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Helping at two Arctic Winter Games, 40 years apart

March 28, 2018 - Hay River

For some volunteers in Hay River, what might have been considered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to volunteer at a hometown Arctic Winter Games has become twice in a lifetime.

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Games come to a close in Hay River

March 28, 2018 - Hay River

The Arctic Winter Games have come and gone in the South Slave.

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AWG igloo loses battle with sun

March 28, 2018 - Hay River

A multicoloured igloo built in Hay River for the Arctic Winter Games lost its battle with the sun.

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NWT volleyball drought ends at 2018 AWG

March 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Dylan Short

The Northwest Territories captured its first ulu in men’s volleyball in more than a decade at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

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Junior girls golden again at AWG

March 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

by Dylan Short

The NWT is on top once again in women’s futsal after the territory won the gold medal final of the junior category at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

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EDITORIAL: Numbers don’t lie

March 27, 2018 - Hay River

Now that the Arctic Winter Games are over, there will naturally be a time of reflection.

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Team NT hits highs at AWG

March 26, 2018 - NWT

You had to know that on home soil, Team NT would come ready to be at the top as many times as possible.

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‘You could say he was The Hockey Dad’

March 26, 2018 - NWT

by Cody Punter

Heading into the semifinals on March 22, the Northwest Territories’ Arctic Winter Games female hockey team had their eye on repeating their gold performance from the Games in Nuuk.

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NWT claims midget boys hockey gold ulu at AWG

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

For most of the Northwest Territories midget boys hockey team, this was a chance at redemption from two years ago when they were bantams.

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NWT wins bantam boys gold in AWG hockey thriller

March 23, 2018 - Hay River

In his own words, Alex Cordero of the Northwest Territories had a bad bantam boys hockey gold ulu game and probably shouldn’t have been on the ice late in the dying seconds.

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Team NT keeps the wins coming

March 22, 2018 - NWT

It’s been a profitable week in the ulu department for Team NT at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.

As of press time, the territory’s best and brightest had collected 44 ulus across all sports and there is sure to be more to come.

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SPORTS TALK: Not the week I was expecting it to be

March 22, 2018 - NWT

I’ll be honest – I was expecting the 2018 Arctic Winter Games to be a sideshow of the highest order.

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KFN gets federal funding for Arctic Winter Games

March 22, 2018 - Hay River

K’atlodeeche First Nation (KFN) on the Hay River Reserve has received federal government funding to help host part of the Arctic Winter Games.

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AWG Igloo takes beating from sun

March 21, 2018 - Hay River

A Hay River woman had to battle the elements – specifically unseasonably warm temperatures and sunshine – to preserve an igloo she built as a personal project for the Arctic Winter Games.

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Recreation centre a showcase for community

March 21, 2018

It was a low-key opening for a building that has been awaited by the community since the summer of 2016, when demolition began on the town’s old rec centre.

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Culture part of games showcase

March 21, 2018 - Hay River

The Arctic Winter Games is more than sports.

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Zhanayii Drygeese shatters AWG juvenile girls snow snake record

March 21, 2018 - Hay River

Zhanayii Drygeese of the Northwest Territories is the new record holder in juvenile girls snow snake thanks to her tremendous toss of 246 feet to win the gold ulu on Tuesday.

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Nunavut’s Drew Bell breaks one-hand reach record

March 21, 2018 - Fort Smith

Nunavut’s Drew Bell set a new record in the one-arm reach in front of a packed house at the Fort Smith recreation centre on Monday night.

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Let the games begin!

March 21, 2018 - Hay River

After years of planning, work and anticipation, the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games officially kicked off with flashy opening ceremonies on March 18 in the brand-new recreation centre in Hay River.

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Team NT hard at it

March 21, 2018 - NWT

Who would have thought that a little sporting competition that began in 1970 would turn into one of the largest multi-sport events in the world?

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