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Coral claims bantam crown

Prime Paniyuk scored on a beautiful wrap-around early in the first overtime period to give Coral Harbour a dramatic 5-4 victory over Rankin Inlet to claim the 2020 Rankin Rock Bantam Championship in Rankin...

Around the Kiv: Elders Recognition Award in Rankin

Elder receives award Rankin Inlet Monica Aqittuq Ugjuk of Rankin Inlet has been named a recipient of the 2018/19 Elders Recognition Award. The award is given every two years by Inuit Heritage Trust. Ugjuk was selected for...

Kivalliq News, Jan. 22 Edition

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Rankin man sees canteen dream come true

Chadd Burrill began living one of his dreams the day the hamlet approved his proposal to operate the state-of-the-art Slapshot Canteen at the new arena in Rankin Inlet this past month. Burrill has a three-year...

Science a fair deal at Victor Sammurtok School in Nunavut

The little school that can began its preparations for hosting the 2020 Kivalliq Regional Science Fair when Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) held its kindergarten to Grade 8 science fair in Chesterfield Inlet last week. The...

Hoop dreams for Arviat teen

Arviat's Donald Baker Spence quickly achieved one of the goals towards realizing his dream of one day playing college basketball when he was selected to hit the court with Team Nunavut at the upcoming...

Rankin family wins big at NHL game in Winnipeg

The Kabluitok family didn't know Lady Luck had paid them a big visit when they left the NHL game pitting the Montreal Canadiens against the Winnipeg Jets 10-minutes early on Dec. 23. Back at their...

Kivalliq News, Jan. 15 Edition

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Overlander Sports donates skate machine to Naujaat

Sometimes there truly is a silver lining hidden in those storm clouds. Community Government and Services Minister Lorne Kusugak found one of those silver linings when his plane flew over Rankin Inlet when he was...

Around the Kiv: GN service awards

Listed below are Government of Nunavut employees receiving milestone service awards for 20-plus years this week, their community and the number of years served. Numerous other employees were presented with five-, 10- and 15-year...

Rankin Rock defends A1 hockey title

The Rankin Rock hockey team defied the odds and successfully defended its Winnipeg Jets Challenge Cup Bantam A1 championship last month in Winnipeg. The Rock went undefeated (6-0) in the tournament which ran from Dec....

Rankin students featured on international recording

As the accolades continue to come in for Darkspark's Four Directions Project, Rankin Inlet students are featured on the latest song to be released as a single, Taught by the Best. The tune has been...

Kivalliq December 2019 in review: Young fire chiefs; hockey night; elders remembered; new KIA...

Quick start Rankin Inlet The newly-opened arena in Rankin Inlet got off to a quick start with a heavy schedule during its first week of operation from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1, after its grand opening...

Kivalliq November 2019 in review: Maps and wolves; table tennis triumph; elder facility a...

Love and faith Baker Lake Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik's most recent birthday cake in Baker Lake marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It's been a tough road for...

Kivalliq October 2019 in review: Files found; realistic drill; production starts; film award

Files found Rankin Inlet The North West Co. issued a public information release notifying Kivalliq residents that materials containing health information had been recovered from the Rankin Inlet landfill site this past Feb. 28. The information belonged...

Kivalliq September 2019 in review: Body found; ITK awards; big donations; young hunters

Big donations Baker Lake Agnico Eagles Mines (AEM) made a huge splash when it donated a total of $1 million to four community initiatives in Baker Lake, with general manager of AEM's Meadowbank operations Luc Chouinard...

Kivalliq August 2019 in review: Candidate announced; local heroes; language development; festival fun

Feedback needed Rankin Inlet The Kagniqliniq Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) began looking for feedback from the community of Rankin Inlet on an important restoration project after the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) was approved for funds...

Kivalliq July 2019 in review: Book launch; helping hands; tragic times; camp visits

Successful program Baker Lake A program teaching youth how to prepare meat and sew sealskin mitts met with early success, while helping to improve and nurture the cultural and traditional skills of its participants in Baker...

Kivalliq June 2019 in review: More homes needed; skills workshop; female fishing champs; water...

More homes needed Kivalliq The MLA for Rankin Inlet North and Chester field Inlet, Cathy Towtongie, said the territory's housing shortage is taking a mental health toll on people, and called on Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd....

Kivalliq May 2019 in review: Foul play ruled out; Pakallak Tyme; red-hot Rock; awards...

No foul play Rankin Inlet Following an autopsy, foul play has been ruled out in the death of 33-year-old Nau jaat woman, whose body was found in Rankin Inlet on April 26, RCMP stated in a...
Tuugaalik High School Principal Aubrey Bolt, second from deft, with members of the Scottish Arctic Return Expedition team on the land near Naujaat in April of 2019. Photo courtesy Department of Education

Kivalliq April 2019 in review: Saving animal lives; volleyball glory; tourney champs; combined champs

Jersey help Rankin Inlet A new spin on a more relaxed work environment – aimed at a community's passion – ended-up providing a financial boost of $2,824 to the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) in Rankin...
Don Peters instructs a young Tae Kwon Do student on her kicking technique during a get together of the new Tae Kwon Do club in Arviat on March 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Kivalliq March 2019 in review: Big recognition; financial boost; legend passes; weather woes

Big recognition Chesterfield Inlet/Rankin Inlet Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) teacher Glen Brocklebank was named to the prestigious position of laureate trustee within the Arctic Inspiration Prize in March, while Canada 150 Medal winner Rosemary Sandy of...
Shanae Piercey carefully sweetens the sweets as Wally Kalluk carefully guards the secret ingredients during a Valentine's Day fundraiser for the potential graduates at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo courtesy Olivia Ullyot

Kivalliq February 2019 in review: Homicide; standing against fire; Arviat takes JLM; determined coach

Standing against fire Baker Lake The efforts of the people of Baker Lake in banding together to help negate the effects of a blaze that ripped through a municipal garage during the early-morning hours of Jan....

Kivalliq January 2019 in review: Students record songs; hamlet takes control; nursing shortage

Bantam gold Rankin Inlet/Winnipeg Kadin Eetuk's goal with less than a minute to play propelled the Rankin Rock to a 1-0 win over the Selkirk Fisherman and the Bantam A1 Division championship at the Winnipeg Jets...

Chester students receive holiday envelopes from the south

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) received some early holiday cheer when they received a gift from the Northern Canada Mini Projects in Chesterfield Inlet on Dec. 13. Northern Canada Mini Projects is a growing...

More role models leaving could spell trouble for Rankin

Well, valued readers, another year has passed us by and another decade has come to end. Life is good, but it, indeed, does go by fast. All in all, 2019 was a good year for the...

Kivalliq News, Jan. 8 Edition

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A little light in a scribe’s dark year

Well, valued readers, as you are reading this, I am down on the East Coast for some much needed time to recharge. I will also be seeing my girlfriend for the first time in seven...

Kivalliq News Dec. 18 Edition

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Rankin’s hockey program off to torrid start due to arena delays

The start of the 2019-2020 hockey season has been a blur of activity for Rankin Inlet rec co-ordinator David Clark in his roles as head instructor for the Rankin Rock Season Opener Hockey Camp...