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Girl dies in accident, part of tragic week in community

An 11-year-old girl is dead following a tragic accident in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 15 in Rankin Inlet. The accident was one of three deaths during an extremely trying week for the community, which also...

Kivalliq News Oct. 23 edition

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High school students take training in mechanics, wilderness first aid

Senior students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) finally had the opportunity to participate in Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) Week learning opportunities in Chesterfield Inlet. Now in its sixth year, The TASK week initiative...

Sewing machine house call in Rankin

A large number of people took full advantage of a recent sewing machine workshop, including free repairs, at the Rankin Inlet Visitor's Centre. Sessions were held on a walk-in basis from Oct. 7 to 10,...

Principals’ conference focuses on Safe and Caring Schools

Nunavut school principals and other education staff gathered to network, update their training and learn new skills in Iqaluit this past month. The Nunavut Principals’ Conference ran from Sept. 21 to 27. Principals from all regions...

A touch of drama for fire safety

The quest to have an emergency scenario as realistic as possible led to Fire Prevention Week being a bit more dramatic than normal last week in Rankin Inlet. Rankin Inlet Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said...

Around the Kiv: Nominations open for KIA election

Nomination time Kivalliq The nomination period for the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) election on Dec. 9 will begin on Oct. 21 and run until 3 p.m. on Nov. 4. An advance poll for the KIA election will be...

KIA could be hottest election on the horizon

While most of the attention has been focused on the three candidates for Nunavut's sole seat in the upcoming federal election, there is just as much intrigue brewing closer to home in the upcoming...

Kivalliq News Oct. 16 digital download

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New Rankin arena scheduled to open on Oct. 21

The excitement is beginning to build, as the long-awaited new arena nears completion in Rankin Inlet. The arena is expected to come in over its original $26-million price tag. The hamlet is hoping to be...

A campaign gone mad

I have to admit I'd silently go a little out of my mind during previous federal elections when people would talk to me about voting for their favourite candidate with no thought whatsoever to...

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Around the Kiv: Bingo cheaters beware

Cheaters beware Rankin Inlet An old yet effective device is now being used for all bingo games in Rankin Inlet. By holding the winning card over the light in the box, it can be determined whether the...

Naujaat cadet corps regains solid footing

The 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) is back on solid ground following a year of uncertainty due to the departure from Naujaat of former corps commander Capt. Lloyd Francis. Backed by the support...

Oct 2 Kivalliq News

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Nunavut’s story unfolding all around us

Maybe it was simply the usual white noise of personal opinion that invariably provides the background to election season. Or, perhaps, it was listening to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) president Natan Obed talk about Qanuippitaa?...

Fire department announces new Rankin fundraiser

Spooks, ghouls and creatures of the night in all shapes and sizes will descend upon the Rankin Inlet community hall for the first annual Halloween Spookfest on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Halloween Spookfest replaces the...

Around the Kiv: Federal candidates make the rounds

On the election trail Kivalliq Nunavut candidates are hitting the campaign trail harder as the Oct. 21 federal election draws nearer. Trade shows are big stops on the trail, and the Kivalliq Trade Show was no exception...

Rankin rec hall renos create more space

It may not be the perfect solution but folks in Rankin Inlet have a lot more space for gatherings and celebrations after renovations were recently completed on their community hall. Recreation co-ordinator David Clark said...

Pharmacy patient health files discovered at Rankin landfill

The North West Company has recently issued a public information release notifying Kivalliq residents that materials containing health information were recovered from the Rankin Inlet landfill site this past Feb. 28. The release went on...

Trade show nurtures blossoming Kivalliq economy

The Kivalliq Trade Show is more important to the region's economy today than ever before, said Nunavut Development Corp. president Darrin Nichol. The show wrapped-up its 10th anniversary gathering on a successful note despite Mother...

Kivalliq News, Sept. 25 Edition

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Rankin Legion biz of the year at Nunavut Trade Show

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet took home the Business of the Year award at the annual Nunavut Trade Show and Conference in Iqaluit this past week. Branch 169 treasurer Darrin Nichol said...

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Arctic Inspiration Prize Kivalliq The eighth annual Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) awards ceremony will be held at the Northern Lights Business and Cultural Showcase at Ottawa’s Shaw Centre on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Up to $3 million...

Career in aviation hard to land for Northern youth

Eric Anoee Jr. is one proud dad when it comes to the career choice of his son, Nangmalik, who left Arviat to begin his college studies earlier this month. Nangmalik, 18, is enrolled in the...

Remains of missing Baker Lake man found

After weeks upon weeks of intense searches on air, land and water, closure came to his family and friends when the body of Solomon (Sala) Tulurialik was finally located on Sept. 13. The 29-year old...

Rankin pets appear healthy during health team’s visit

The animal health team from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital just travelled to Rankin Inlet for its annual pet clinic in the community. While all was reported well with the health of the Rankin pet...

Arctic framework same old, same old

Call me a skeptic if you must, but count me very much among those who think it would be nice to see exactly how the federal government plans to do all the great things...
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed addresses the media gathering at the launch of the national Inuit health survey in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 13, 2019.

ITK launches national Inuit health survey

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) launched Qanuippitaa? a national Inuit health survey that will include Inuit of all ages from every community in Inuit Nunangat, while holding its annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet on...

Kivalliq News, Sept. 18 Edition

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