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Search continues for missing boater in Baker

As of press time, the search was still ongoing in Baker Lake for Solomon Tulurialik. Tulurialik, 29, went missing while out boating with his son and stepson about five kilometers from the community on July...

Dog days of summer for Kivalliq softball

Rankin Inlet travelled to Churchill, Man., in 2017 and grabbed the championship banner in the inaugural Calm Air Hudson Bay Classic softball championship. Rankin was not able to return to Churchill in 2018 to defend...

Diamond memories in Rankin Inlet

Coral Harbour (Salliq) downed the upstart Rankin Inlet U14 team 14-0 in the championship game to claim the 2019 Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin on July 28. A total of six teams participated in...

Liberal candidate is from Rankin

Megan Pizzo-Lyall of Rankin Inlet will be the new Liberal candidate in the upcoming federal election on Oct. 21. Introduced to Nunavummiut by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit on Thursday, Aug. 1, Pizzo-Lyall, 31,...

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Tootoo bids adieu Nunavut Longtime Nunavut politician Hunter Tootoo announced on July 30 that he will not be running in the upcoming federal election. Tootoo was a member of Nunavut's Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2013, and...

Mine shares some of its ‘gold’ with community

Not even Mother Nature's wet-and-windy mood could dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds of kids and their parents who packed into the community hall for the Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)-sponsored Family Fun Day in...

Massive search for Baker Lake boater

With the passing of each day, hopes in Baker Lake faded of finding Solomon Tulurialik alive after he went missing out on the water about five kilometers from the community on July 31, The attempt...

Oh, so close for young guns in softball tourney

It was quite the ride for the youngest team entered in the Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin Inlet from July 26 to 28. The Rankin 14-and-under players surprised everyone at the rain-soaked tourney with...

Education better served if all work together

Depending who you believe about the recent leaked report on the Nunavut Teacher's Education Program (NTEP), there are more than enough concerns to go around. Let's be honest, it's a little hard to swallow the...

Joys of learning

A total of 20-to-25 students a day, aged seven to 12, took part in a week-long Actua science camp in Rankin Inlet last week. The theme of this year's science camp was science, technology, engineering...

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Hall of Fame Arviat/Nunavut The Kickball’s own Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, is the Western Canadian Hall of Fame inductee for 2019. The hall of fame is the latest accolade for Aglukark, who is also the first...

Time to count Arctic char

A $20 reward is being offered to fishers in the Kivalliq region who will bring in the stomach contents and muscle from their catch of Arctic char to their local hunters and trappers organizations...

Solfest weekend continues to be a major hit in Rankin Inlet

The spectacle may have only just completed its third year, but the legacy of the annual Solfest Gala and outdoor concert is slowly beginning to take shape around top-notch headlining performers and support opportunities...

The value of leadership – near and far

It has really been something to watch Kivalliq students and athletes travelling all over the world during the past little while. And, it is nothing short of mind numbing to get your head around just...

Canadian flag bearer true believer in Young Living

There's no feeling quite like having a lot of success with a product line you truly believe in. Essential oils (aromatherapy) from Young Living have become a lifestyle choice for millions of consumers in Canada,...

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Parks Day Rankin Inlet A modest crowd headed-out to Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park to check-out the scene at the Elder's Cabin for Parks Day celebrations in Rankin Inlet on July 20. Buses were available to transport those...

Funding sparks plans for Regional Fire Training Centre

Rankin Inlet Fire Department Chief Mark Wyatt saw one of his top priorities move a giant-step closer to reality when Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) recently donated $250,000 towards the design and construction of a...

Kayden Mercer: A star on the rise

It's been quite the ride for young musician Kayden Mercer since he decided to pick up a guitar to learn how to play and write songs less than a year ago in Rankin Inlet. Mercer,...

Nunavut Day book launch special evening in Baker Lake

What could have been a highly embarrassing situation turned out to be a night to remember in Baker Lake on Nunavut Day, July 9. Pencil artist Gerald Kuehl was in Baker for the Nunavut launch...

Dogs let out from pound in Rankin

The hamlet dog pound was vandalized sometime during the early morning hours of July 11 in Rankin Inlet. The pound's fence was broken, holes were cut in the wire fencing and three dogs were let...

Incredible staying power of pop group

It really is quite remarkable isn't it? That how I responded to a person's off-the-cuff remark this past week that she seems to be hearing more Beatles songs while out and about these days. The soundtrack...

Rankin gymnasts on world stage

Lisa Kresky couldn't have asked for anything more to end her 15-year run as founder and head coach with the Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights) gymnastics club in Rankin Inlet then seeing “her girls” perform...

Improved education leads the way to territory’s future

There is precious little of the path that had to be blazed for Nunavut to become its own territory that doesn't have Tagak Curley's boot prints all over it. Curley looked back at the territory's...

Rankin sees Internet service, cell service and mail from Canada Post down for the...

The modern age of communication has been badly interrupted by spotty and undependable Internet and cell services to Rankin Inlet during the past few months. The community also saw its Canada Post outlet forced to...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada's newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...

Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Makimautiksat program has strong record against suicide

Mental health outreach worker Brittany Holm teamed-up with Tuugaalik High School's community counsellor, Jennifer Kadjuk, to deliver the Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment program to a senior high class shortly before the end of...

Man dies, baby suffers gunshot wound in separate incidents

The Kivalliq was saddened by a pair of recent tragedies; one involving an accidental drowning, the other a baby injured by a gunshot. Officers of the Chesterfield Inlet detachment of the RCMP responded to a...

Open passage of prosperity

It was a bit more than a couple of years ago when I found myself in a little hot water with some others in this up-and-down industry for suggesting climate change may not necessarily...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...