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Nunavut curling team gearing up for Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The team, led by skip Brigitte MacPhail, is training in Nova Scotia before heading to national competition

One week before the beginning of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, Canada’s top women’s curling championship, Team Nunavut was driving through Nova Scotia, from Halifax to Port Hawkesbury in Cape Breton. The team, led by skip Brigitte MacPhail, had its first practice as a full unit on Jan. 20, as it’s made up of players...

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Serious pond skaters

From left: Arviat siblings Brody and Jaida Panigoniak, who are 7 and 8 respectively, are seen skating on a pond on Jan. 2. The two began skating to knock the lockdown blues when their community came under strict COVID-19 public health measures at the end of December. When their local arena closed for a couple weeks, their mother, Hilda Panigoniak, said the duo missed playing hockey and were tired of staying home so she started driving them to a pond behind the rink to skate. Brody is playing hockey for the first time this year, while Jaida is in her third year playing the sport, she said. (Photo by Hilda Panigoniak)

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Frozen in a flash

Taking advantage of Arctic Bay’s winter temperatures on Sunday, local photographer Mark Long snapped a shot of Anne Bolduc throwing water above her head, which froze before it hit the ground. The photo was taken near the breakwater as the sun set around 1:30 p.m. (Photo by Mark Long)