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Iqaluit claims Polar Bear Plate

Austin Caza dented the twine with a beautiful overtime marker to give the Baffin Blizzard (Iqaluit) a thrilling 3-2 win over Rankin Inlet to claim the 2020 Polar Bear Plate (PBP) juvenile/junior hockey championship...

Huge ticket sales for Polar Bear Plate in Rankin Inlet

Ticket sales were off the charts and the buying process ran a lot more smoothly during the popular Polar Bear Plate (PBP) junior/juvenile hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet from Feb. 20 to 23. PBP committee...

Laying an issue to rest (bigger fish to fry)

Whether you voted for the man or not, you have to admire the steel it took to stand up in the legislative assembly and applaud the Edmonton Eskimos for deciding to keep their team...

Kivalliq News, Feb. 26 Edition

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Arviat hoops program off to hot start

A new initiative aimed at boosting school attendance and increasing the number of youths participating in organized sports was launched in Arviat earlier this month. John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) principal Don Peters said the...

Around the Kiv: Opportunities fair in Baker Lake

Opportunities fair Baker Lake A number of organizations took part in the Kivalliq Inuit Association's (KIA) Kivalliq Community Opportunities Fair held in Baker Lake on Feb. 21. The fair was aimed at those looking for employment, students...

Beer and wine store expected to bring close to 20 jobs to Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet will have a beer and wine store within the next calendar year, Finance Minister George Hickes confirmed in the legislative assembly on Feb. 18. Hickes was responding to a question from Rankin Inlet...

Kitikmeot Trade Show a platform for new and veteran businesses, a cultural gala and...

A few hundred delegates poured into the Kiilinik High School gym Feb. 10-12 to talk business and to celebrate local culture at the 21st Kitikmeot Trade Show. Among them was veteran trade show attendee Fred...

Rankin woman returns as custom adoption commissioner

Heather Kolit-Carter of Rankin Inlet will soon be functioning again as a custom adoption commissioner in the Kivalliq region. Kolit-Carter said she decided to apply for the position when she recently found out there were...

Around the Kiv: Kayden Mercer to perform at concert fundraiser

Concert fundraiser Rankin Inlet Kayden Mercer will perform at the community hall in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 29, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The concert will feature the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty, Johnny...

Kivalliq News, Feb. 19 Edition

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Arviat program latest in successful Kivalliq homegrown initiatives

While I'm sure Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal was disappointed he couldn't fly into Arviat last week, he certainly made some valid points while speaking about the Young Hunters program. I've written about the program...

Blaze rips through Rankin Inlet warehouse

A fire that erupted in its warehouse last week has dealt a serious blow to a company in Rankin Inlet, as damages could reach $1 million. Rankin Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said the department responded...

Finding the light on your path

It was always cool to me to watch Rankin Inlet's own Jordin Tootoo play in the NHL, although I was disappointed in the way Detroit treated him during his stay there and, to a...

Kivalliq News, Feb. 12 Edition

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Three from Rankin complete cultural competency course

There was a distinct Rankin Inlet presence among participants who completed the Indigenous Cultural Competency (ICC) course which wrapped-up in Iqaluit last week. Three of the eight who completed the ICC course – Emily Beardsal,...

Kivalliq-Manitoba hydro-fibre link ‘a nation-building project,’ says KIA president

The Kivalliq-Manitoba hydro-fibre link received a boost when a memorandum of understanding project was signed by the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) on Feb. 5. The memorandum confirms the CIB will work in an advisory role...

Rankin coach featured on Hockey Day in Canada

The first reaction from Rankin Inlet rec director David Clark, when approached by the CBC to do a piece on him during the Hockey Day in Canada telecast, was to tell the reporter he...

Red Amautiit project to visit all Kivalliq communities

Healing through art and culture will be front and centre when the Manitoba Inuit Association's Red Amautiit project pays a visit to each Kivalliq community in March and April. Established in 2008, the Manitoba Inuit...

Win and lose with dignity

Well, valued readers, those of you who know me personally, or are regular readers of Kivalliq News, know I'm a huge, huge fan of the hockey played across the Kivalliq region. And, yes, you better...

Kivalliq News, Feb. 5 Edition

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Training workshops popular in Rankin Inlet

A group of skills-teaching workshops organized by Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy in Rankin Inlet have been received well by the community. Three of the courses being offered are cooking (Piujuq program), qamutiik-making and cabin building. The first...

Around the Kiv: February is language month

Language month Nunavut The Government of Nunavut is inviting Nunavummiut to share their family stories through Attiiniq, the customary practice of Inuit naming, during Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq - celebration of Inuktut language month in February. Minister of Languages...

Eskimo Point downs Rankin Inlet to claim JLM hockey title

Eskimo Point Lumber Supply defeated Rankin Inlet 6-4 in the championship game to successfully defend their A Division title at the Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) senior men's hockey tournament in Arviat...

Free helmets mean more kids can skate at new Rankin arena

A group of kids were finally on the ice for public skating at the new arena last week, thanks to the efforts of Kandace Graham and the hamlet of Rankin Inlet. With the new arena...

Industrial sewing machines donated to Abluqta Society in Baker Lake

Baker Lake is about to receive an industrial-strength boost to its sewing abilities, as two industrial sewing machines were recently donated to the society by Ilda Silvaroli, the owner of former Glebe Draperies in...

New school initiative has plenty to offer in Rankin

A small group of students in a new initiative at Simon Alaittuq School personally delivered a new sign they created for the Slapshot Canteen in the new arena at Rankin Inlet. Teacher Ed Seymour said...

Around the Kiv: Game on in Arviat

Arviat Nine teams participated in two divisions recently at the Calm Air Cup Jon Lindell Memorial senior men's tournament in Arviat. Final results were not known as of press time. New album out Nunavut The Iqaluit-based Jerry Cans band...

Kivalliq News, Jan. 29 Edition

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Training needs to reflect needs of job market

Two chance encounters this past week focused the spotlight inside my brain back on a reoccurring chain of events I think our region is finally getting the handle on, even though there are plenty...