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Kugluktuk man jumps at apprenticeship opportunity, becomes journeyman mechanic

Darren Ihumatak doesn't hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself. That philosophy has taken him from community maintainer – where he often worked with plumbing and heating – to journeyman heavy-duty technician...

Rankin hearts Toronto

The excitement was unmistakeable as more than 30 players from the Rankin Rock atom and peewee hockey teams, their coaches and chaperones left Rankin Inlet on Oct. 6 to begin the first leg of...

Vandals must know the consequences

For the most part, those of us living in Rankin Inlet have been pretty lucky when it comes to major acts of vandalism over the years, especially when compared to many other Nunavut communities. Break-and-enters...

Hockey camp

The Season Opener hockey camp will get underway in Rankin Inlet this coming week, running from Oct. 17 to 21. The camp is open to all registered minor hockey players and offers both on-ice and...

Pride and commitment

A promotion can mean many things to many people, but, in the cadet program, one thing you can count on is that it's well-deserved. Cadets are not promoted simply because they attended regularly the previous...

Whooping cough

Nunavut's Department of Health has asked everyone to ensure their immunization records are up to date after confirming cases of whooping cough (pertussis) in Arviat and Rankin Inlet. Whooping cough is preventable with a vaccine,...

One step at a time

The final public hearings on the Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)-owned Whale Tail Pit project were held in front of the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in Baker Lake from Sept. 19-22. Whale Tail is an...

Scholarship winner

Art Sateana, 21, of Rankin Inlet was announced as the 2017 recipient of the $5,000 Qulliq Energy Corp's Laura Ulluriaq Gauthier Scholarship this past month. The scholarship is presented each year to a student pursuing...

Old friends step up

Hurricane Irma claimed just about everything Cheryl and Leonard Forbes owned when it slammed across Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands this past month. It could have been worse. “If we had stayed in our bedroom we...

Performers visit

The magical, thrilling, Iglulik-based Artcirq paid a visit to Arviat this past week. The troupe held a number of workshops during the week in Arviat and performed a big show on the evening of Oct....

Putting the pedal to the gravel

There will be races and jumps galore next summer on Cape Dorset's new outdoor BMX track, the vision of three dedicated volunteers. "We wanted to give them a space to be able to ride their...

Zoe Elverum takes gold at Dwarf World Games

If you've never heard of the Dwarf World Games, you aren't alone. Zoe Elverum hadn't heard of them either, until a chance encounter a few years ago made her aware of the Games, and she...

Political upheaval will require seat belt

The race is on for Nunavut's legislative assembly, and it is going forward without the two names making the most news for the past few years: Premier Peter Taptuna, and Finance Minister Keith Peterson. Both...

Isuma showcase in Toronto

Thirty years of Iglulik Inuit video art from Isuma, Arnait and Artcirq will be on exhibit at the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Oct. 16 to 21. "This anniversary presents an opportunity...

Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to "engaging" with various agencies,...

Major shipping proposal put forward in Resolute Bay

Sarah Salluviniq and Mike Stephens are prepared to purchase a survey vessel and provide a wide range of services, including Northwest Passage floor mapping and cruise ship escorts. They're just waiting on approval from the...

Bart Hanna-Kappianaq survives seven days alone on the land after getting lost while hunting

After seven days lost on the land during a September hunting trip Bart Hanna-Kappianaq is reassured that he's cared for dearly. Military searchers rescued the Iglulik resident and initially took him to Hall Beach on...

Persistent polar bears intrude on Resolute

There's something polar bears like about Resolute, because they keep coming back. Two mothers, each with a pair of cubs, and an adult male have been spotted around the community, mostly at night during the...

Four inmates trash prison in the night

Four inmates together destroyed much of the Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) overnight Sept. 25, the Department of Justice publicly revealed three days later. Deputy minister William MacKay said in a written statement Sept. 28 that...

Declaration process reflects significance of MLA position

Elections Nunavut's greatest challenge during the week candidates declared Sept. 25 to 29 was educating some would-be candidates on the importance of what might seem to be a daunting process.  "We recognize that the declaration...

Tiny and mighty, with a dream

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream. Boucher's dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism...

Cape Dorset volunteers construct BMX track for youth to pursue Olympic dream

There will be races and jumps galore next summer on Cape Dorset's new outdoor BMX track, the vision of three dedicated volunteers. "We wanted to give them a space to be able to ride...

Kugluktuk has its MLA: Mila Adjukak Kamingoak describes herself as a ‘hard-working mom’

Mila Adjukak Kamingoak doesn't have to run a race for the MLA's seat in Kugluktuk but she's planning to seek input from residents anyway. "I'm still going to go out and campaign door to...

A class move

A partnership to deliver an annual Class Driver training program continues to roll along in Rankin Inlet. The program is a partnership between Nunavut Arctic College (NAC), M&T and Kivalliq Partners in Development. M&T general manager...

Kivalliq talks baseball as playoffs set to begin

While hockey rules number one across the Kivalliq, especially in Rankin Inlet, the region has its share of knowledgeable baseball fans. And, despite the excitement of NHL hockey being back this week, there's been plenty...

Trading names and numbers

The annual Kivalliq Trade Show drew a large group of business professionals to Rankin Inlet on Sept. 26-27. This year's gathering featured the open trade show floor on Sept. 26, as well as numerous presenters,...

Gold Star approval

A total of nine Kivalliq cadets, five from Naujaat and four from Rankin Inlet, took part in their Gold Star training in Manitoba this past month. Attending the training course from Naujaat were Sgt. Ernie...

Still flying

Tommy Sharp still can't believe neither he, fellow passenger Barney Tootoo, or pilot Shawn Maley, currently of Yellowknife, were not seriously injured, or worse, after Maley's Cessna 180 float plane crashed during takeoff from...

Gone to minister

The final round of hearings on Agnico Eagle Mines' (AEM) Whale Tail Pit project were held by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) in Baker lake this past month from Sept. 19-22. NIRB is now...

Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

Qaggiavuut's dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team. Without a design and projected costs, Qaggiavuut has been...