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Minor hockey camp a step closer to prize

The season-opening Rankin Rock minor hockey camp came one-step closer to a significant cash infusion when it made the final list for an Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP). The camp is in the youth category, which...

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...

Rabid fox leads to warning

Residents of Rankin Inlet are being asked to keep a close eye out after at least one case of rabies in a fox was confirmed. The fox was found at the dump and the Department...

Healed helpers begin counselling program

Self-healing counselling programs are very much needed in the community and across the region, said a recent graduate. Noel Kaludjak said it's a 10-course program that takes about four years to complete. He said the program...

Students vote in Naujaat

The Grade 9 class at Tuugaalik High School heard from all five candidates before holding a mock election to select the community's new mayor earlier this month. While final municipal election results were not known...

Letter to the Editor: A great guy at Rankin Inlet’s Siniktarvik Hotel

From: Wayne Langenhan Dear editor, Earlier this summer, I and my staking partner Carl Williams flew into Rankin Inlet by chopper from Baker Lake. We had just come back from a staking job near Baker Lake and...

Cash headed to worthy Rankin orgs

Four organizations were selected to receive a donation of $10,000 this past weekend by the hamlet of Rankin Inlet and Agnico Eagle Mines. The donations were presented during the second annual Christmas fundraiser in Rankin...

Naujaat named top cadet corps

The year is closing out with a bang for the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat, with the corps being named best in its region for the second consecutive year. The top...

Channel 19 back on air in Arviat

Community cable Channel 19 is back on the air, and that's a good thing for the community of Arviat. Gord Billard of the Arviat Film Society (AFS) said it was a media player donated to...

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....

Naujaat students explore new science challenges

Students at Tuugaalik High School enjoyed having a new twist on an old science program this past week. National charity Actua took control of this year's science project the STEM Challenge (science, technology, engineering and...

Kiv programs shortlisted for prize

Two Kivalliq programs find themselves on the short list for an Arctic Inspiration Prize this month. The Glen Brocklebank-led Qajaq Program has made the short list in the AIP category that awards up to $500,000...

Firewater is mandatory reading

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRCC) was formed in 2008 and, until it finished its mandate in 2016, it shone a bright light on the tragedies that took place during the time...

Young Arviat filmmakers selected for Quebec film festival

This is an exciting week for members of the Arviat Film Society. In February of 2016, Gord Billard accompanied two youth society members, Jamie Okatsiak and Samuel Pauppa, on a trip to Quebec City. The...

Naujaat boosts school spirit

Monthly student activities go a long way towards developing school spirit and solid interaction between senior and junior students at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat. School vice-principal Julia MacPherson said she devised a list of...

Knights may prove golden to NHL owners

If things continue in the NHL season as they've gone to date, and the Las Vegas Golden Knights qualify for the playoffs in their first year as an expansion team, NHL owners may be...

Indspire-ing award winner

Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, who has extended family members in both Chesterfield Inlet and Rankin Inlet, was announced as one of the three youth Indspire Award winners earlier this month. Kimmaliardjuk, who begins her six years...

Thirty-four years of pride and commitment

It was an emotional evening as firefighter Michael Aksadjuak was recognized for his 34 years of commitment to the Rankin Inlet Volunteer Fire Brigade by his peers and members of the community Nov. 18. A...

Throwing stones in Ontario

Rankin Inlet was well represented at the Travelers Curling Club Championship at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston, Ont., from Nov. 20-25. Team Nunavut was being skipped by Anu Boucher, while Dyan White...

Change of cadet command in Rankin Inlet

It was the end of an era as 2nd Lieut. Dorothy Tootoo signed over command of the 3019 RCACC to Lieut. (Navy) Matt Ayres in Rankin Inlet this past week. Ayres has been involved with...

Caribou poster winners

Students from Arviat and Baker Lake made a huge showing in the 2017 Beverly and Qamanirjauq Caribou Management Board's (BQCMB) Poster and Prose contest during the BQCMB's 84th meeting in Winnipeg, Man, earlier this...

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...

Naujaat gears up for Christmas Food Drive

'Tis the time of year when goodwill abounds and communities pull together and, in Naujaat, that means the start of the hamlet's annual Christmas Food Drive. Senior administrative officer (SAO) Rob Hedley said the food...

Rankin welcomes new Zamboni machine

Rankin Inlet is the proud owner of a brand-new Zamboni machine to keep the ice at Nunavut's busiest arena in tip-top shape during the 2017-18 hockey season. Rankin rec co-ordinator David Clark said this is...

Aviation deal struck

Nunavut-based Sarliaq Aviation -- in partnership with Quebec transporter Nolinor Aviation -- has signed a 10-year deal with Agnico Eagle Mines to provide air transportation for employees and cargo from Montreal and Abitibi-Temiscamingue to...

Lifesavers come to call

A small group of cadets were given a peek into the world of being a medevac nurse when Nicole Poirier and Julie Freeman paid them a visit to discuss their job duties in Rankin...

A fashionable grand opening

It was a huge day for Victoria Kakuktinniq, formerly of Rankin Inlet, when she opened her new store in Iqaluit this past week. Kakuktinniq, one of Nunavut's best young designers, held the Iqaluit grand opening...

Lest we forget

People came out to honour the memories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom across the Kivalliq this past week. More than 400 students, teachers and members of the community...

Cathy Towtongie: back in the game

Former Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) president Cathy Towtongie felt she had to re-enter the political arena because of the number of issues across Nunavut that, in her opinion, were being ignored. She entered her name...

Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first

For the first time in history following a territorial election for the Government of Nunavut (GN), I am expecting -- and actually cheering for -- the next premier to come from the Kivalliq. I would...