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Rankin Inlet arena ready for use as makeshift hospital

Rankin Inlet recreation co-ordinator David Clark and his crew have readied the new arena to be used as a relief hospital should Covid-19 appear and spread throughout the community. Normally he and his staff would...

Former Naujaat teacher promotes Nunavut while teaching aboard Dutch vessel

It was quite the experience travelling with Class Afloat for former Naujaat teacher and cadet leader Lloyd Francis, who left Naujaat in 2018 after spending five years in the community. Francis had 60 students from...

COVID-19 has to be taken seriously by all

It's one thing to have a personal opinion on a matter, it's quite another to refuse to follow precautions because you don't “believe” COVID-19 poses any real threat to the Kivalliq because it's not...

Kissarvik Co-op strives to protect staff, customers

Things look the same from the outside, but once one ventures inside it doesn't take long to realize that changes have taken place at the Kissarvik Co-op in Rankin Inlet since the COVID-19 pandemic...

Kivalliq News, April 1 Edition

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Hockey tournament committee donates 22 pizzas to Rankin Inlet families

A little goodwill can often go a long way and, in at least one case, it tastes pretty darn good at the same time. Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men's hockey championship committee members Troy...

Ikurraq Food Bank still ready to help in Rankin Inlet

Like most operations, especially nonprofits, it's going to be challenging times ahead for the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) and thrift store, as it strives to continue meeting the needs of the community while...

Disappointing start for new arena in Rankin Inlet

Expectations may have been too high in the community for any new facility to have a legitimate chance of living up to at first, but no one could have predicted what the first few...

Finding the way past the loss

I was asked a quite serious question by a good friend this past week who, I quickly noticed, was choosing his words very, very carefully. Amazingly, to me anyway – based partly on my way...

Kivalliq News, March 25 Edition

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Rankin Inlet rallies defences as COVID-19 looms

The Hamlet of Rankin Inlet began calmly solidifying its defences in preparation for the arrival of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Rankin Coun. Kelly Clark-Lindell was one of many community, regional, territorial, health, industry...

Rankin resident discusses roadblock to gold mine and its effects

A small group of concerned citizens blocked the road to the Meliadine gold mine this past week to protest Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) continuing to operate the gold mine, which many in the community...

NNSL newspapers going to PDF-only

Northern News Services and Canarctic Graphics, which prints our newspapers, made the difficult decision this weekend to suspend print publication until further notice. To do so on the week of our 48th anniversary makes...

Editorial: An emotional time

In some ways, I suppose this piece could be seen as a continuation of what I penned in this space the previous week on March 11 “(In the here and now”), but in talking...

Kivalliq News, March 18 Edition

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Tootoo tourney in Rankin Inlet rescheduled to November

The biggest hockey event of the year had to be rescheduled last week in Rankin Inlet due to concern over the coronavirus disease and COVID-19. The Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men's tournament has been...

Caution rules the day in the Kiv, but some wonder if all cancellations necessary

While everyone, more or less, subscribes to the better-safe-than-sorry approach to a public health risk such as the spread of the coronavirus disease, there are some who aren’t convinced that every event has to...

Arctic Winter Games cancellation devastates Kivalliq athletes

The cancellation of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) over fears of coronavirus has left many coaches, parents and young athletes brokenhearted across the Kivalliq. It also left their coaches, who had put in so...
Brady Daniels, seen during the First Air Rec Hockey Tournament this past April, is back with the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in B.C., where he's playing with his younger brother, Austin Daniels. NNSL file photo

Several tournaments cancelled due to COVID-19 fears

The sports world has seen it turned upside down in recent days with leagues and tournaments either being cancelled, postponed or suspended due to the threat of Coronavirus (COVID-19). It's now starting to hit Yellowknife...

Basketball takes another step forward in Arviat

Five local teams took to the court to compete in the inaugural Junior NBA basketball tournament at John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat from Feb. 28 to March 1. The Nanuqs of the North...

Editorial: In the here and now

So, the past week brought two news items my way that had a deep impact on me for two very different reasons. The first I, pretty much, knew was coming with the official cancellation of...

Kivalliq News, March 11 Edition

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Around the Kiv: Arviat Mayor Bob Leonard dies

Arviat Mayor Bob Leonard passed away on March 4. One of the Kivalliq's longest serving mayors, Leonard was highly regarded as a municipal leader and an honest, caring person across the region. Leonard’s fifth-consecutive election win...

Staff attacked at Naujaat school

The Kivalliq was rocked as news of two separate attacks on staff members at Tuugaalik High School spread across the region this past week. Reports out of Naujaat indicate the incidents took place on Wednesday, Feb....
Team Nunavut's 2020 Arctic Winter Games uniform and pin set were officially unveiled at the legislative assembly in Iqaluit on March 5. Joining in on the unveiling are, from left, Lorne Kusugak, minister of Community and Government Services; Alesha Tiglik (youth ambassador), Naja Flaherty (Arctic sport athlete), Leetia Eegeesiak (dog mushing athlete), Ryan Eegeesiak McIntosh (midget hockey athlete), Seth Burke (bantam hockey athlete), Premier Joe Savikataaq and Megan Hutchings (basketball athlete). photo courtesy of Sonja Lonsdale

Team Nunavut in final stages of planning for 2020 Arctic Winter Games

And so we are 10 days away from the start of the big show in Whitehorse. That big show, of course, is the 2020 Arctic Winter Games and it all gets underway on March 15....

Andrews Hockey School visits Rankin

Local minor hockey players had a rare treat when instructors from the famous Andrews Hockey School in Prince Edward Island ran a three-day mini-camp in Rankin Inlet from Feb. 24 to 26. Rankin recreation director...

EDITORIAL: Volunteerism a backbone to healthy communities

I've blown this trumpet more than once in this space during the past few years, but it's a note that has to be kept playing in our region. Each and every one of our seven...

Around the Kiv: Soccer tourney in Rankin Inlet

Soccer tourney Rankin Inlet hosted a men's adult qualifier soccer tournament this past weekend from Feb. 28 to March 1. The eight teams set to square-off in the semifinals as of press time were Rankin Inlet,...

Thrift store facelift, sewing workshop in Baker Lake

A weekend sewing workshop and gathering to improve the Abluqta Society's thrift store was a success, despite one day lost to weather last month. Erin Strachan and Emma Inns made the trip to Baker for...

Creating change through art in Rankin

The use of art to help create change was front and centre during a parent night art exhibition by a group of young girls who took part in the Get Art program last week...