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Holiday cheer for elders in January

Moving the traditional elders' breakfast from the middle of the holiday season to early January proved to be a big hit for the Kivalliq Inuit Associaion (KIA) in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Executive director...

New station lands on Rankin Inlet

The community of Rankin Inlet is going to be home to an Inshore Rescue Boat station. The announcement was made by Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Coast Guard Dominic LeBlanc on Jan. 4. Financing for...

Buzzing back to the rich man’s time

How did it happen and what the h-e-double hockey sticks do we do about it? As we enter 2018, Canada has passed even Great Britain in the amount of taxes it demands we Canadians pay. And,...

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...

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...

Rockin’ the lake for the new year

Folks in Rankin Inlet were treated to a dazzling fireworks display to ring in the new year, thanks to the combined efforts of the local fire and recreation departments on Dec. 31. Fire Chief Mark...

Performance in The Peg

The Winnipeg Art Gallery was scheduled to host a performance by throat boxer Nelson Tagoona of Baker Lake Dec. 19. Tagoona is a rising artist specializing in a musical fusion of traditional Inuit throat singing...

Naujaat students pick a winner in mock election

The Grade 9 class at Tuugaalik High School have picked a winner. They elected Solomon Malliki as their new mayor during a mock municipal election earlier this month. The students have been holding mock...

Election Day results in Kivalliq

Listed below are the complete results from each Kivalliq community for the Dec. 11 municipal election, plus the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections. Arviat: Council (four seats): Joe Jr. Saviktaaq 213 Elected Kono Tattuinee 188 Elected Tommy Owlijoot 141 Elected William...

Amazing hockey trip for Naujaat family

Macleod Arnatiaq and his father, Emmanuel Uttak, have been selected to attend the Travis Hamonic Community program, intended for children of Indigenous descent between the ages of six and 17. The program also decided to...

Busy year in Kivalliq

Well, valued readers, this is the final edition of Kivalliq News for 2017 and what a year it's been. Voters went for change on a number of fronts, including the territorial election, which saw a...

Gala helps Rankin organizations

The annual Holiday Gala and fundraiser was another smash hit in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 9. The hamlet of Rankin Inlet and Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) teamed up to present four $10,000 donations to deserving...

Zebra clinic in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet Senior Men's Hockey League and the Rankin Inlet Minor Hockey Association sponsored a Level 1-2 referee clinic this past Saturday, Dec. 9. The training followed the Level 2-4 clinic this past month,...

Kivalliq teachers say no difference in science challenges

The initial round of Actua's Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Challenge began making its way to schools across the region this past month. Actua inherited the program from the Kivalliq Science Educators Community (KSEC). Teacher...

KSEC co-president not pleased with new science programming

The decision to replace the SET Challenge run by the Kivalliq Science Educators Community (KSEC) with the Actua's STEM Challenge is not a popular one with KSEC co-president Glen Brocklebank of Chesterfield Inlet. Brocklebank said...

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...