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Kivalliq News Nov. 6 Edition

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Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn't all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...

Table tennis mojo for Rankin team

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team brought home a total of eight medals from the territorial trials in Iqaluit last month. The Rankin players captured gold in U15 women’s doubles, silver in U18...

Around the Kiv: Halloween fun in Arviat

Spooky night's fun Arviat Hamlet employees and youth volunteers did a spooktacular job of creating a genuine Halloween experience for youth in the community last week in Arviat. The kids got to experience some truly spooky scenes,...

Complete Kivalliq election results

Listed below are the official results from the municipal elections held across the Kivalliq on Oct. 28 and 29. Each community now has eight hamlet council seats and the mayor's position up for election every...

A story of love, faith and miracles in Baker Lake

Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik's birthday cake in Baker Lake last month marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It's been a tough road for the special-needs child...

Rankin blessed with tireless volunteer base

The beat goes on in Rankin Inlet with a bevy of fundraisers for numerous sports and activities – and the amount of money raised, the generosity of the community, the sheer number of fundraising...

Kivalliq News Oct. 30 edition

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Sixth level black belt works with Arviat taekwon-do students

Students in a new taekwon-do club began learning from a sixth-degree black belt in Arviat last week. Taekwon-do is the Korean art of self-defense. Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., was brought to Arviat by Don Peters,...

Nemesis of Dracula returns to Arviat

The John Arnalukjuak Drama Club is wrapping up the run of its Halloween play with a highly anticipated public performance of the Nemesis of Dracula tonight, Oct. 30, in Arviat. At the end of the...

Around the Kiv: Remembrance Day planning

Remembrance Day venue changed Rankin Inlet The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet has announced the 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at the community hall instead of Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik in Rankin. The Legion...

First aid instructor’s program held in Rankin Inlet

The community now has two more certified first-aid instructors following an instruction program held in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said the fire department is asked a lot to conduct first-aid...

Elder’s artwork graces the walls at Chesterfield Inlet school

A prize win at a staff party almost two decades ago has come full circle to help beautify the interior of Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet. VSS teacher Ana Leishman won a prize...

Around the Kiv: Picking up Halloween costumes

Costumed approach Baker Lake The Abluqta Society Thrift Shop has been in a ghostly mood while offering a wide array of Halloween costumes for community members who want to get in the scare zone on the...

Last minute arena snag, as section of rink floor causes opening delay

Problems have surfaced at the community's new arena, preventing the facility from opening on schedule on Oct. 21 in Rankin Inlet. The delay means the annual prize-winning Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp could not...

Rankin ‘Swamp People’ — birthday gift incredible family experience

To say Richard Connelly's 55th birthday present was something quite special and unique would be a jaw-snapping understatement of crocodilian proportions. Connelly was treated to a trip to Lake Mary, just north of Orlando, Florida,...

Video workshop has Arviat Film Society members active again

The Arviat Film Society (AFS) played host to a special video-production workshop delivered by the Nunavut Film Development Corp. in Arviat earlier this month. AFS member Gord Billard said about 10 people registered for the...

Putting up or shutting up

Interest in governance at all-time low  There was a time, not all that long ago, when getting people out to cast their ballots was the biggest challenge faced in the Kivalliq, and right across Nunavut,...

Girl dies in accident, part of tragic week in community

An 11-year-old girl is dead following a tragic accident in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 15 in Rankin Inlet. The accident was one of three deaths during an extremely trying week for the community, which also...

Kivalliq News Oct. 23 edition

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High school students take training in mechanics, wilderness first aid

Senior students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) finally had the opportunity to participate in Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week learning opportunities in Chesterfield Inlet. Now in its sixth year, The TASK week initiative...

Sewing machine house call in Rankin

A large number of people took full advantage of a recent sewing machine workshop, including free repairs, at the Rankin Inlet Visitor's Centre. Sessions were held on a walk-in basis from Oct. 7 to 10,...

Principals’ conference focuses on Safe and Caring Schools

Nunavut school principals and other education staff gathered to network, update their training and learn new skills in Iqaluit this past month. The Nunavut Principals’ Conference ran from Sept. 21 to 27. Principals from all regions...

A touch of drama for fire safety

The quest to have an emergency scenario as realistic as possible led to Fire Prevention Week being a bit more dramatic than normal last week in Rankin Inlet. Rankin Inlet Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said...

Around the Kiv: Nominations open for KIA election

Nomination time Kivalliq The nomination period for the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) election on Dec. 9 will begin on Oct. 21 and run until 3 p.m. on Nov. 4. An advance poll for the KIA election will be...

KIA could be hottest election on the horizon

While most of the attention has been focused on the three candidates for Nunavut's sole seat in the upcoming federal election, there is just as much intrigue brewing closer to home in the upcoming...

Kivalliq News Oct. 16 digital download

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New Rankin arena scheduled to open on Oct. 21

The excitement is beginning to build, as the long-awaited new arena nears completion in Rankin Inlet. The arena is expected to come in over its original $26-million price tag. The hamlet is hoping to be...

A campaign gone mad

I have to admit I'd silently go a little out of my mind during previous federal elections when people would talk to me about voting for their favourite candidate with no thought whatsoever to...

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