Nunavut cousins find badminton success at Indigenous Games

Many of the teams participating in badminton this week at the North American Indigenous Games had never met before arriving in Toronto.

But that’s not the case for cousins Davidee Kudluarok and Mike Kavik, the 16U males double team from Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.

Amateur NAIG Sports

Badminton’s Isabelle Bailey and Rachel Cameron becoming fast friends

Athletes often cite experience playing with each other as an answer to why they’re able to work so well together.

Hockey players, for instance, often make blind passes, made possible by a sixth sense of just knowing where their teammate will be at any given time.

Javelin thrower Hannah Morningstar a role model for all

On the morning of her first major competition, Hannah Morningstar was struggling just to think. It was at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina, Sask., and the then 13-year-old was trying to find a way to throw her javelin as best as she could. “On that day, I woke up feeling extremely […]

Daffodil Month over, but fight against cancer goes on

“Sixty years ago, it was Lady Eaton whose family owned Eaton’s department store. She started to do some fundraising lunches or fundraising teas and she used daffodils to decorate them. It basically became the symbol for the month and then the symbol on our logo for the Canadian Cancer Society,” Patricia McLaughlin said.

Three owners of a convenience store

Gentrification: Why the owners of Pape Avenue’s Milk Mart are retiring

Every day for the last 19 years, Salim “Sam” Hadad, his daughter Mary and his son-in-law Emel were up at 7 a.m. to open Milk Mart Convenience at Pape and Cosburn avenues in Toronto’s Pape Village. Milk Mart serves hundreds of customers daily, all with different needs and wants. Hadad said they’ve been around so long they’re like […]