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A wondrous time

Graduation 'season' across the Kivalliq in August and September is one of the few remaining times of the year when it's actually possible to put aside all thoughts of what ails Nunavut – a...

Emphasis on life

A poster contest attracted more than 150 student entrants during Embrace Life Day activities in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 8. The day's events were financially supported by Nunavut's Embrace Life Council and organized and co-ordinated...
Truck-and-scoop operators, from left, Gloria Kaludjak, Beth Napayok, Hannah Pilakapsi and Angela Misheralak display the first gold dore poured at the Meliadine gold mine near Rankin Inlet on Feb. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Agnico Eagle Mines

Golden future ahead

The Meliadine gold mine on the land near Rankin Inlet took one large step towards starting commercial production when Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) employees at Meliadine gathered around to celebrate the mine's first pour...

Skills, stew and bannock

Students at Tuugaalik High School picked up in 2019 right where they left off in 2018 – busy, creative and recognized. The students began their Christmas holidays on a festive note when, on Dec. 12,...

Naujaat bids a fond farewell to cadet leader

It was no easy decision for Lloyd Francis to leave Naujaat after five years. “It's hard to sum-up my time in Naujaat,” he said. “I really felt accepted by the community and I'll definitely miss...

JLM dates

The Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men's hockey championship will take place in Arviat from Jan. 25 to 28. The event will feature eight teams in two divisions, with Rankin Inlet returning...

Party time in Rankin

Children of all ages were treated to a great time during the annual Pakallak Tyme festivities in Rankin Inlet this past week. Hamlet recreation co-ordinator David Clark said the hamlet had record turnouts for many...

Calm Air continues Kivalliq Christmas tradition

It's obvious management and staff members of Calm Air take great pride in the delivery of the airline's annual Christmas dinner to Kivalliq communities. The airline has been partnering with school staff members to bring...

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...

Thanks to all who contribute

Well, valued readers, it's hard to believe we're less than two weeks away from Christmas Day. I'm dedicating this space, as I do every year, to those who do so much to help me keep...

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...
Assistant senior administrative officer Kevin Tegumiar presents lucky young winner Troy Kringayark with the paperwork for his two Calm Air tickets as his mother, Tina Kringayark, proudly looks on during the holiday activities in Naujaat in December of 2018. Photo courtesy hamlet of Naujaat

Bringing out the best in Naujaat

Naujaat's annual holiday activities are all about Christmas spirit, a sense of community, quality time with the family, a few good laughs with friends and neighbours, and taking the time to really celebrate life,...
Goalie Pakka Arnatsiaq is ready to try and pass the ball as Curtis Siusangnark, centre, and Quentin Tuktudjuk put the pressure on in front of his goal during Embrace Life activities at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on Sept. 28, 2018. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Inuit youth gather to fight suicide

Students and staff members at Tuugaalik High School took part in an initiative aimed at preventing suicide during the school’s Embrace Life celebration in Naujaat on Sept. 28. Tuugaalik vice-principal Julia MacPherson said the day...
Silu Autut, left, and Troy Aksalnik are half grinny and half yummy as they load-up on some delicious chile at the Rankin Inlet arena on Feb. 10, 2019. Photo courtesy Noel Kaludjak

Effective plan for complex critical

A lot has been said, written and talked about from the arena perspective as the grand old lady on the hill lumbers through her final season before passing the puck off to the brand...

Youth trades program enters fifth year in Baker Lake

Senior students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) were immersed in the trades during the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) week in Baker Lake. Regular classes were put on hold this past...

Rankin plans community complex

Rankin Inlet hamlet council held a special meeting to discuss plans for a new community complex on Nov. 15. Hamlet senior administrative officer (SAO) Justin Merritt said a lack of infrastructure is Rankin’s most critical...

Canadrill three-peats at Toonik Tyme

Rankin Inlet (Team Canadrill) defeated Ottawa 5-4 in a dramatic shootout to claim the A Division of the 2018 Toonik Tyme senior men's hockey championship in Iqaluit this past month. It was Canadrill's third-straight Toonik...

Naujaat cadets take aim at Manitoba

Members of the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) Naujaat marksmanship team are on pins and needles as they wait to hear if they've qualified for the upcoming regional competition in Gimli, Man.,...

KIVALLIQ NEWS BRIEFS: Game on in Rankin, Appeal on Kivalliq Hall

Game on! Rankin Inlet Hockey madness hit a fever pitch as 10 teams squared-off for the full-body-contact Polar Bear Plate midget-juvenile championship from Feb. 15-18 in Rankin Inlet. The tourney featured play in two divisions with Rankin...

Art world still mourns

More than a month after his death on Sept.21, Canadian art lovers are still mourning the loss of Baker Lake carver and sculptor Barnabus Arnasungaaq. He was 93. Arnasungaaq was the last of the first...
Rankin Rock peewee players, front row from left, Erin Kubluitok, Kaylen-Janne Nakoolak, Sophia Kaludjak, Kylan Saviakjuk, Jaidyn Verbeek, Kadin Eetuk and Simon Wiseman proudly display the $5,000 donation the team received from the Northern Pharmacy. Also taking part in the presentation are, back from left, Tim Smith (Northern Pharmacy), Hunter Totoo (donated 2,000 GN pins to the team), Joe Verbeek (Rankin Rock coach), Larry Fortes (Northern store), Dave Chatyrbok (Northern store), Rae-Lynn Steadwell (Northern store) and Dave Wiseman (Rankin Rock coach) in Rankin Inlet on March 7, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

Helping young players travel

Northern Pharmacy stepped up in a big way by donating $5,000 to the Rankin Rock peewee team in Rankin Inlet on March 7. The Rankin Rock team will travel to Edmonton to compete in the...

COLUMN: GN needs to get it together

Well, here we go again. No matter how they felt about the manner in which it was handled, most Nunavummiut were hopeful those who head the Government of Nunavut (GN) would get back on the...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Public presentation

The Department of Culture and Heritage will be giving a public presentation about its grants and contributions programs on Thursday, Jan. 10, in Chesterfield Inlet at the hamlet council chambers from 7 to 9...

COLUMN: A true community effort

There are times something not so hot happens in a Kivalliq hamlet and one's positivity can take a fairly serious hit, depending on how long you've called the region home. Then there are other times...

Jail fire in Rankin

The outcome could have been a lot worse after an inmate managed to light the bunk in his cell on fire at the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility on June 11. Rankin Fire Chief Mark Wyatt...

Kivalliq election day lineup

Listed below are the candidates in each Kivalliq community for the Dec. 11 municipal election, plus the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections. Arviat Council (four seats available): Elizabeth Irkok George Ishalook Tommy Owlijoot Tony Phinney Joe Jr....

Emerging leaders graduate in Rankin Inlet

A cohort of government employees from across Nunavut left Rankin Inlet a little more qualified to take on the world earlier this month, as members of the GN's Hivuliqtikhanut emerging leaders program graduated. The 8-month...

Kiv programs one step away from glory

The excitement is starting to mount as programs in Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet are both are on the short list to win a substantial Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) this month. The Rankin Rock Hockey...
Team Nunavut marches into the opening ceremony of the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb. 15. Mark Cundict/Canada Winter Games photo

Team NT and Nunavut schedule: Day 3

Here's what Team NT and Nunavut will be up to on Day 3 of the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Sunday: All times MST Hockey 9:00 a.m. Team NT vs. Prince Edward Island Nunavut vs. Yukon 7:30...

Eskimos named in pride, not racism

If ever there was a prime example of the disconnect between what different people view as important, it's the revived kerfuffle over the nickname of Edmonton's Canadian Football League team, the Eskimos. As hard as...