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World record holder runs for peace in Inuvik, around the world

August 17, 2018 - Inuvik

Suresh Joachim has broken more than 60 Guinness World Records in the last 20 years.

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Hay River slo-pitch tournament another hit

August 17, 2018 - Hay River

Once again this year, the Coors Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament in Hay River proved to be a big draw for teams from the NWT and northern Alberta.

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Darrell Koch wins Mediocre Golf Association event with record score

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

When you think of the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association, you don’t really think of scores that would rival a regular tournament score.

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Squash players hit the court

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Summer is almost over … not that it really began to begin with.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 17, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife didn’t have a team at any of the three host venues for this year’s Slo-Pitch National Canadian Championships but there were players on teams from outside the city.

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Near-win for Team NWT at nationals

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

For about 35 minutes on Aug. 10, there was genuine excitement in the air at the Canada Basketball Boys 15U Nationals in Kamloops, B.C.

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A marathon weekend of slo-pitch

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife didn’t have a team at any of the three host venues for this year’s Slo-Pitch National Canadian Championships but there were players on teams from outside the city.

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Yellowknifers golf for housing

August 15, 2018 - Yellowknife

It’s the only tournament where it’s ladies only and it’s always a great time had by all.

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SPORTS TALK: Goodbye to Stan Mikita – one of the best ever

August 12, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

You want even more good news from the cave rescue in Thailand? Sure.

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Rowdy Roses go on great playoff run in Alberta

August 11, 2018 - NWT

It’s rare to see Cinderella-type stories of a team coming from the depths of the bottom to shock and awe everyone with their amazing play.

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Arviat hosts roller hockey camp

August 11, 2018 - Arviat

Roller hockey is coming to Arviat and Michael Hunt knows the community will love it.

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Trio of triathletes take on Calgary

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Completing an Ironman triathlon isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Summer soccer fun all done

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Yellowknife’s newest soccer club has planted itself a seed it hopes will grow into something big.

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Sudden-death finish on the links

August 10, 2018 - Yellowknife

Was it the irons? Or was it the putting?

Only Steve Versteeg knows but what we do know is that he’s the big winner of the Yellowknife Golf Club’s August Long Weekend 54-Hole Tournament.

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Two in a row for Native Yankees

August 9, 2018 - Inuvik

The Native Yankees won the Midnight Sun Tournament for the second year in a row with a 13-5 win over Just Call Vince.

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Life lessons from a hockey legend

August 7, 2018 - Yellowknife

By all accounts, Reggie Leach has made his name.

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Fort Smith shines on the court

August 4, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

With apologies to Bernie Bennett of Yellowknife, Jerry Wald is probably the best men’s singles tennis player in the NWT right now.

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SPORTS TALK: Next stop for Jarome Iginla: Hockey Hall of Fame

August 3, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Nice to see we have discourse such as this in our lives.

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Aiming to grow archery in Hay River

August 3, 2018 - Hay River

A two-day archery clinic was held late last week in Hay River with the goal of growing the traditional sport in the community.

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New boxing program boosting confidence in Rankin Inlet

August 3, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

A couple of boys take turns throwing alternating punches – jabs, upper cuts and hooks – ducking behind one another in quick succession as their blows are absorbed by the pads of Mahmoud Zahaby.

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A bike ride like no other

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

Cycling close to 500 kilometres to Hay River isn’t something you wake up one morning and decide to do out-of-the-blue.

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Territorial champs served up

July 31, 2018 - Yellowknife

The biggest tennis tournament of the season is over and with it came some surprise results and some rather entertaining action.

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Nunavut hockey warms up for the big show

July 29, 2018 - Sarnia, Ont.

Nunavut will make history at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., this coming March when the territory’s boys hockey team hits the ice for the first time ever.

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Five more medals for Veronica McDonald

July 28, 2018 - Fairbanks, Alaska

You had to know that Veronica McDonald of Fort Smith was going to be successful when she decided to enter the 2018 edition of the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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SPORTS TALK: This time, the Toronto Raptors are to blame

July 28, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

So summer is finally here. I say that because all of the rain we had in Yellowknife meant I wasn’t able to mow my lawn for days and days. It started to resemble the Amazon.

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Gym owner preps mountain trek for adventurers for Type 1 diabetes

July 27, 2018 - Hay River

Chris Hawley lifts up his t-shirt to reveal a device about the size of kinder surprise capsule patched to the side of his rib cage.

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Just Fitness wraps up inaugural Multi-Sport Fitness Camp

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

There are some options when it comes to what youth can do over the summer. They can always watch television or putter around on their phones.

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SPORTS TALK: The more day camps we have, the merrier – really

July 27, 2018 - Yellowknife

I never really did the whole day camp thing when I was a kid. I was too busy playing softball to worry about it.

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Three-way dance for the dough

July 24, 2018 - Yellowknife

For the second time this season, the Yellowknife chapter of the Mediocre Golf Association needed a playoff to determine its latest champion.

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Second time unlucky for Hay River Heat

July 22, 2018 - Somba Ke/Yellowknife

One day, the Hay River Heat will figure out how to beat the Fire Prevention Blue Jays of Yellowknife.

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