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Kivalliq talks baseball as playoffs set to begin

While hockey rules number one across the Kivalliq, especially in Rankin Inlet, the region has its share of knowledgeable baseball fans. And, despite the excitement of NHL hockey being back this week, there's been plenty...

Trading names and numbers

The annual Kivalliq Trade Show drew a large group of business professionals to Rankin Inlet on Sept. 26-27. This year's gathering featured the open trade show floor on Sept. 26, as well as numerous presenters,...

Gold Star approval

A total of nine Kivalliq cadets, five from Naujaat and four from Rankin Inlet, took part in their Gold Star training in Manitoba this past month. Attending the training course from Naujaat were Sgt. Ernie...

Still flying

Tommy Sharp still can't believe neither he, fellow passenger Barney Tootoo, or pilot Shawn Maley, currently of Yellowknife, were not seriously injured, or worse, after Maley's Cessna 180 float plane crashed during takeoff from...

Gone to minister

The final round of hearings on Agnico Eagle Mines' (AEM) Whale Tail Pit project were held by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in Baker lake this past month from Sept. 19-22. NIRB is now...

All systems go

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week. Rankin's new hockey season gets officially underway with...

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...

Animal doc’s annual check-up

A medical team from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital saw about 80 furry family members and performed more than 30 surgeries during its annual visit to Rankin Inlet this past week. The group was comprised...

Territorial champs

The Whale Cove U18 female soccer team went through the territorial championship undefeated on the way to defeating Coral Harbour 12-2 in the final to claim the Nunavut U18 female soccer championship on Sept....

Battling Mother Nature in Chester

Mother Nature gave a group of science lovers all they could handle during the annual Kivalliq Science and Culture Camp in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. The camp, sponsored by the Kivalliq Science Educators' Community...

Letter of support

The Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter of support to Churchill Mayor Mike Spence dealing with the ongoing shutdown of the Hudson Bay railway line into Churchill. In the letter, chamber president John...

Improving their skills

More than 20 Naujaat cadets completed training courses at summer camps in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Cold Lake, Alta., this past summer. The courses ran from general training to basic expedition, marksmanship, fitness and sports. Tigumiaq Haqpi,...

Good times ahead

A recently released territorial economic forecast paints a rosy picture for the nation's three territories in the coming months. The forecast is distributed by the Conference Board of Canada on a quarterly basis. In its most...

Aglukark return a Celebration

The Kivalliq's own Juno Award-winning musical artist, Susan Aglukark, is returning to the region to give a motivational speaking and singing presentation of Canadian Inuit history next month. Aglukark will take people on the journey...

Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont. The Rock players are...

Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont. The Rock players are...
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Many tears until victory

There has been some talk surfacing the past little while questioning whether suicide prevention walks and various live-and-love-life events actually do any good. The folks who look at them skeptically see no need to raise...

Naujaat’s cadets get grant

Naujaat's 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Gerard Buckley Cadet Fund this past month. The grant will allow Naujaat to cover all costs associated with their exchange...

Firing up bylaw services

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet's bylaw services has a new look after being transferred to the local fire department under the direction of Fire Chief Mark Wyatt. The new phone number for the Rankin Inlet...