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Rankin gymnasts on world stage

Lisa Kresky couldn't have asked for anything more to end her 15-year run as founder and head coach with the Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights) gymnastics club in Rankin Inlet then seeing “her girls” perform...

Improved education leads the way to territory’s future

There is precious little of the path that had to be blazed for Nunavut to become its own territory that doesn't have Tagak Curley's boot prints all over it. Curley looked back at the territory's...

Rankin sees Internet service, cell service and mail from Canada Post down for the...

The modern age of communication has been badly interrupted by spotty and undependable Internet and cell services to Rankin Inlet during the past few months. The community also saw its Canada Post outlet forced to...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada's newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...

Kivalliq News – July 10 Edition

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Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Makimautiksat program has strong record against suicide

Mental health outreach worker Brittany Holm teamed-up with Tuugaalik High School's community counsellor, Jennifer Kadjuk, to deliver the Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment program to a senior high class shortly before the end of...

Man dies, baby suffers gunshot wound in separate incidents

The Kivalliq was saddened by a pair of recent tragedies; one involving an accidental drowning, the other a baby injured by a gunshot. Officers of the Chesterfield Inlet detachment of the RCMP responded to a...

Open passage of prosperity

It was a bit more than a couple of years ago when I found myself in a little hot water with some others in this up-and-down industry for suggesting climate change may not necessarily...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...

Teaching culture, tradition in Baker Lake

A program teaching youth how to prepare meat and sew sealskin mitts is meeting with early success, while helping to improve and nurture the cultural and traditional skills of its participants. The program is funded...

Pencil artist sharpens his dream

The culmination of two decades of pride, determination and effort will be on display in Baker Lake on July 6, when pencil artist Gerald Kuehl holds the Kivalliq's launch of his book, Portraits of...

Donations enable food bank to move forward in Baker Lake

The Abluqta Society distributed food to 94 hungry people in Baker Lake this past month, moving the society closer to its goal of opening a regular food bank. The society is a non-profit social enterprise...

A busy theatre season in Arviat

Drama teacher and play director Gord Billard directed three plays during the 2018-19 school year – A Thanksgiving to Remember, A Charlie Brown Christmas and An Easter Story – and completed his 18th year...

Feds lobbied for road network to connect four Kivalliq communities

The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal to fund a survey outlining the case for potential routes linking the four communities through the federal government’s National Trade Corridors Fund. The...

Agnico Eagle marks mine opening with $1 million donation to community

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) marked the opening of its second mine in Nunavut last week by donating $1 million to two community groups in Rankin Inlet. Rankinmmiut celebrated the official opening of Agnico Eagle's Meliadine...

Northwestel to reimburse Rankin customers for extended outages

Northwestel plans to reimburse Rankin Inlet customers who have been experiencing extended service outages over the past few months. Customers have been complaining about periodic outages in cell and Internet connectivity, which have lasted anywhere...

Around the Kiv: Kivalliq Hall students eligible for compensation

Kivalliq Former students who lived at the Kivalliq Hall residence in Rankin Inlet between June 12, 1985 and Dec. 31, 1997 are now entitled to compensation after years of legal battles with the federal government. The...

Rankin celebrates Raptors win

Rankin Inlet was getting into the “We the North” spirit last week as the Toronto Raptors challenged the Golden State Warriors for the championship title in the NBA Finals. Between playing ball and watching...

GN needs to ante up to end boil water advisories

Since the beginning of June, residents of Rankin Inlet have been quietly grumbling about having to boil their water before drinking it. It's not uncommon for temporary boil water advisories to get issued in the...

Whale Cove water woes continue

It could be at least another two years until the community of Whale Cove can finally say goodbye to boil water advisories for good. Whale Cove is not expected to have a new water treatment...

Summer traffic crackdown begins in Rankin

Motorists on ATVs who flaunt traffic laws in Rankin Inlet may soon by getting a nasty surprise. Rankin Inlet’s bylaw officers began their annual crackdown on dangerous driving with a focus on ATVs earlier this...

Uniting the North through photos

A Facebook page dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the North hit a milestone earlier this year when it reached 10,000 followers. Thomas Angoshadluk scrolls through the Facebook page “Photos of the North”, which has...

CODY PUNTER: Travelling to places unknown from the comfort of home

After a long week at a work, most of us spend our Friday afternoons looking forward to some kind of escape. At this time of year, most families turn to the land to get...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet’s rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. Nearly 10 years since they...

Sakku signs on for Agnico wind farm

Sakku Investments Corporation may soon become the first 100 per cent Inuit-owned renewable energy provider in the Kivalliq. Sakku Investments Corporation has plans to invest in wind energy with a project at Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...
Grade 11 student Lou Kopak tries the Alaskan high kick as motivational speaker and Inuit games athlete Johnny Issaluk, right, offers words of encouragement at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Fighting back emotionally in Naujaat

Naujaat Sports and personal experience were two of the key points focused on by two counsellors who travelled to Naujaat to help students at Tuugaalik High School deal with a tragedy and a rash of...
Bylaw officer and firefighter Capt. Kyle Lowe and medic Grachel D’Cuhna, right, represent the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS at the annual health fair at the community hall in Rankin on May 7, 2019. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt.

Saving the youngest of lives

Rankin Inlet Bylaw officer and firefighter Capt. Kyle Lowe and medic Grachel D’Cuhna, right, represent the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS at the annual health fair at the community hall in Rankin on May 7,...

A personal apology for my mistake

Editor’s note: Retraction and apology A story published in the May 1 edition of Kivalliq News (“Police investigate woman’s death”) and headlined “Homicide reported in Rankin Inlet” on the nunavutnews.com and nnsl.com websites contained erroneous...