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Annual Hockey Challenge to honour legendary fans in Rankin Inlet

A new hockey game promises to be a big hit with fans and players alike when the Rankin Rock peewee team splits into two club teams to play the first annual Team (Tommy) Misheralk...

Around the Kiv: Fundraiser grows Rankin Inlet

Elder Adele Angidlik took home an early holiday bonus after having her ticket drawn at the Chase the Ace fundraiser for the Rankin Inlet Fire Department on Nov. 29. Angidlik pulled the Jack of Clubs...

Junior chiefs enjoy their day in Rankin Inlet

Fire Chief Mark Wyatt and members of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department recently welcomed their six 2019 junior fire chiefs for the day to the fire station for all sorts of fun and tasty...

Less talk, more action for festive community

Well, the holiday season is nearly upon us, so it's time to wonder aloud where did the year go? It's also supposed to herald in a time of peace, family warmth, blissful feelings and love...

Sewing club going well at Rankin school

An after school sewing club produced its first completed parka of the year at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik (MUI) in Rankin Inlet this past week. The first parka was completed by Destiny Anawak and given to...

Kivalliq News Dec. 4 Edition

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Successful launch of Parent’s Night program at Chesterfield Inlet school

The first Parent's Night at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) was a success in Chesterfield Inlet on Nov. 26, says an organizer. The idea to start a Parent's Night program came from teacher Horace Palmer, who...

Around the Kiv – Heavy schedule at new rink

Rankin Inlet The newly opened arena in Rankin Inlet got off to a quick start with a heavy schedule during its first week of operation from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. The arena hosted minor hockey...

Iqaluit, Iglulik, Puvirnituq and Inukjuaq headed to 2020 JLM Calm Air Cup

Hockey fans in Arviat are in for a good show when the next Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men's tournament rolls around following news out of Whale Cove last week. Tourney organizer...

Around the Kiv: The ace returns for a chase in Rankin

Rankin Inlet The mega-popular Chase the Ace fundraiser has returned to Rankin Inlet as a way to raise funds for the community's fire department and ambulance services. Rankin had previously produced a win of more than...

New arena means higher quality of live streams for community

Gabe Karlik is looking forward to the next hockey tournament he streams live in Rankin Inlet – big time! Karlik was on-hand to work the sound board for the grand opening of the new arena...

Kivalliq News Nov. 27 Edition

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Pilot project brings together parents, children and cultural initiatives

An early childhood learning program being delivered by Ilitaqsiniq: Nunavut Literacy Council is off to a strong start in Rankin Inlet with eager young children and their parents. The Pinnguaqta program closely parallels the Parents...

Earning the right to celebrate

Although I have shared my thoughts on the matter here and there in past columns found in this space, it would be impossible for me to attend a grand opening like the once I...

Rankin youth group claims square-dancing championship in Arviat

The youth team from Rankin Inlet took an emotional roller-coaster ride to the 2019 George Hapanak Memorial square-dancing championship in Arviat from Nov. 8 to 11. The Rankin team arrived in Arviat to find out...

Arena opening signals dawn of new era in Rankin Inlet

With one snip from a pair of scissors, the ribbon floated gently to the ground and the long awaited new arena officially opened its doors in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 23. The opening of the...

Around the Kiv: Junior firefighters program

A total of five youths took part in a highly successful junior firefighters program in Baker Lake earlier this month. It was the first time the Baker Lake Volunteer Fire Department held the program, which...

Kivalliq News Nov. 20 Edition

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Change of scenery for former NDC president Darrin Nichol

Darrin Nichol of Rankin Inlet leaves the Nunavut Development Corp. proud of his record after 11 years at the helm of the Government of Nunavut operation. Nichol, 50, said he had mixed feelings upon hearing...

Back to full speed for Naujaat cadets

It's been a busy month for the rejuvenated 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat. The cadets took part in a corps sleepover, went on parade for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in...

Full house at new location for Nov. 11 service

With the Remembrance Day service now in the rear-view mirror, members of the executive staff can breathe a little easier as the busiest time of the year for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 in...

Baker coach receives First Air President’s Award of Excellence

Jim Kreuger of Baker Lake was named the winner of the First Air President's Award of Excellence by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut during a recent ceremony in Iqaluit. The award – for...

Whale Cove rec co-ordinator first Nunavut grad from training program

Molly Okalik has achieved something that no one can ever best her at. The recreation co-ordinator for Whale Cove, Okalik, 25, is the first Nunavut graduate from the Recreation North training program. Okalik said the course...

Good days on ice in Rankin

It just doesn't seem the same as the days of November roll past and not a lick of hockey is being played in Rankin Inlet. As of press time, problems with getting the ice to...

Elder-care facility approved for Rankin

The Kivalliq region is finally going to have its own long-term elder-care facility. The multi-million dollar 24-bed facility to be located in Rankin Inlet was approved in the Department of Health's capital budget last week...

Bob Leonard begins 12th year as Arviat mayor after election win

There can be no doubt who the Kivalliq's elder statesman is, as far as municipal politics are concerned, following Bob Leonard's fifth-consecutive election win for the mayor's seat in Arviat on Oct. 28. Leonard has...

Kivalliq News Nov. 13 Edition

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Jamie Makpah, 41, brings down polar bear near Arviat

It was a while in coming, but Jamie Makpah of Rankin Inlet successfully landed his first polar bear on the land near Arviat on Nov.2, at the ripe old age of 41. Makpah said he...

Kivalliq News Nov. 6 Edition

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Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn't all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...