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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...

Family volleyballers golden in Rankin

There's a whole new glitter inside the Dias family home following the annual Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) volleyball tournament in Rankin Inlet this past month. Four members of the family brought home gold from the...

Exchange on delay

The Rankin Inlet gymnastics club is hoping to find another exchange partner after conflicting schedules forced an Ontario club to drop out. The gymnasts are now hoping another southern club can be found before the...

Every vote counts

While Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat have learned enough about the voting process in Nunavut and abroad to be batting a thousand with elections, they're yet to pick a winning...

New generator

People in Baker Lake were scheduled to be without power for about three hours on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 5 a.m. until 8 a.m. The power was going to be down so Qulliq Energy Corp....

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...

Rankin sweep

It was a sweep for the host community when the V-Team captured the Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) Tournament female crown and Hang'n'Bang took the men's title in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 27. Ten teams battled...

Learning the financial ropes

A group of students have a better idea of the cost of doing business in the Kivalliq after participating in a business module at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat this past month. The lesson was...

Soccer program scores major award

The pride is all over Paul Stroeder's face when he talks about how the kids themselves are responsible for the U12 boy's Rankin Wolves soccer program winning the Recreation and Parks Association's Community Organization...

Darvish meltdown good news for Jays

Baseball fans across the Kivalliq were treated to a classic World Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros, which wrapped up on Nov. 1. I predicted, in this very paper on Oct. 4,...

Fun, land and learning

Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School entered their biggest classroom when the class took part in one of their two annual trips out on the land on Oct. 27 in Naujaat. The students travelled...

The Main event

John Main captured the seat in the Arviat North/Whale Cove riding in convincing fashion, receiving 408 votes to incumbent George Kuksuk's 115. Main, 37, will be going to Iqaluit to represent his riding for the...

Territorial Camp

The community of Rankin Inlet will be hosting a futsal camp from Nov. 17 to 19 for the final team selection to represent Nunavut at the Arctic Winter Games.

Learning the financial ropes

A group of students have a better idea of the cost of doing business in the Kivalliq after participating in a business module at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat this past month. The lesson was...

People will stop caring when even Corn Pops become racist

There are those among us who don't think society has reached the apex of oversensitivity yet. I can't see how we can become any more sensitive when just this past week, the finger of...

Mine tour

Martin Plante, general manager of Agnico Eagle Mine's (AEM) Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet, will be on hand when bus loads of Rankin residents head out to tour the Meliadine camp and mine...

Hail junior fire chiefs

Five students from Leo Ussak Elementary School (LUS) got the royal treatment from Fire Chief Mark Wyatt, captains Kyle Lowe and George Aksadjuak, and Lieut. Kelly Kabvitok while serving as junior fire chiefs at...

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...

Top zebras

The effort being put into Rankin Inlet's youth soccer program received high recognition at the CG&S Sport and Recreation Division's annual awards ceremony in Iqaluit on Oct. 14. The Rankin Wolves soccer program won the...

Wind woes

The majority of the Kivalliq region was battered with high winds on Oct. 22 and 23, with gusts often eclipsing the 100 km/h mark. A number of Kivalliq communities suffered power outages during the blow....

Mourning Downie

The National Arts Centre (NAC) publicly mourned the death of Gord Downie, lead singer for the iconic Tragically Hip last week. The NAC partnered with Downie one year ago on Oct. 18, when he performed...

World a little emptier without Downie, Petty

2017 had already been a tough year for Kivalliq fans of classic rock with the deaths of Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman and Butch Tracks of the Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath's Geoff Nichols and...

Drama builds

The John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club is in its fourth week of rehearsals for the Jamie Gorski-penned Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus. The play is based on an editorial in the New...

Master of culture

It can be quite amazing the impact one person can sometimes have on a program. Tuugaalik High School – and the high school grades offered when Tusarvik School was the only school in Naujaat –...

Hockey exchange a hit

Friendships were struck, cultures exchanged and memories made as players from Rankin Inlet travelled to Etobicoke, Ont., near Toronto for the first leg of the Northern Exchange program with players from the Mimico Canadiens...

Fit as a fiddle

Good things await those who decide to get off the couch, start working-out and begin living a healthier lifestyle, says fitness aficionado Pujjuut Kusugak of Rankin Inlet. Kusugak wanted his son, Qaritaq Kusugak, to be...

Sport awards

The Kivalliq region took home a cartload of hardware from the annual CLEY Sport and Recreation Division's annual sports awards ceremony in Iqaluit earlier this month. Listed below are the Kivalliq's sport award winners. Keith Collier,...

Hockey camp attracts almost 200 kids

The fourth annual Season Opener hockey camp was another resounding success in Rankin Inlet this past week, with 180 local minor minor hokey players and 10 out-of-town players taking part. The camp ran from Oct....

Disposing of the pain

The second annual Embrace Life celebrations at Tuugaalik High School this past month were emotional, meaningful and, at times, deeply personal. The event opened lines of communication and built strength amongst the student body...