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Drama builds

The John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club is in its fourth week of rehearsals for the Jamie Gorski-penned Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus. The play is based on an editorial in the New...

Master of culture

It can be quite amazing the impact one person can sometimes have on a program. Tuugaalik High School – and the high school grades offered when Tusarvik School was the only school in Naujaat –...

Hockey exchange a hit

Friendships were struck, cultures exchanged and memories made as players from Rankin Inlet travelled to Etobicoke, Ont., near Toronto for the first leg of the Northern Exchange program with players from the Mimico Canadiens...

Fit as a fiddle

Good things await those who decide to get off the couch, start working-out and begin living a healthier lifestyle, says fitness aficionado Pujjuut Kusugak of Rankin Inlet. Kusugak wanted his son, Qaritaq Kusugak, to be...

Sport awards

The Kivalliq region took home a cartload of hardware from the annual CLEY Sport and Recreation Division's annual sports awards ceremony in Iqaluit earlier this month. Listed below are the Kivalliq's sport award winners. Keith Collier,...

Hockey camp attracts almost 200 kids

The fourth annual Season Opener hockey camp was another resounding success in Rankin Inlet this past week, with 180 local minor minor hokey players and 10 out-of-town players taking part. The camp ran from Oct....

Adlair’s medevac appeal runs out of gas

Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut's...

Giving the kids a scare

Ghosts and ghouls will soon be making the rounds across Nunavut and the spirits have possessed residents of Cambridge Bay and Hall Beach. Common-law partners Helen Koaha and Peter Laube have long decorated their Cambridge...

Hello? Can you hear me?

Many recent long-distance calls to and from Cambridge Bay have involved some degree of crackling and sometimes the line temporarily cuts out. The problem has persisted for almost a month, varying between a nuisance and...

Modular classrooms almost ready

Six modular classrooms for Kugaaruk students are expected to be turned over to the Government of Nunavut this week. The modular units, which can each hold up to 22 students, arrived during sealift in...

10,000 hours leads to success

Once a student support assistant, Gabriel Ulayok, on the urging of his brother and a friend, signed up at Meadowbank Gold Mine as a haul truck driver in 2012. Almost six years later, he is...

Seeking ways to broaden the economy

Kugaaruk Mayor Stephan Inaksajak thinks the best bet for more employment in his community is government jobs. There are a fair number of high school graduates in town, Inaksajak said, and they want to remain...

Baffinland sets Canadian Arctic shipping record

Baffinland Iron Mines shipped 4.1 million tonnes of iron ore from Baffin Island to markets overseas between Aug. 2 and Oct. 17, the company announced on Oct. 18. Baffinland proclaimed that 56 Panamax cargo...

Best of the best in sport honoured

There are plenty of people who do good work in the field of recreation, and some were recognized in Iqaluit earlier this month at the 2017 Recreation and Sport Awards Gala. A total of...

Tanya Tagaq documentary on the way

Cambridge Bay musical artist and activist Tanya Tagaq will be featured in a National Film Board documentary titled Throat, due for release in winter 2019. The film will explore Tagaq's creative talent and political stances...

Iqaluit’s Discovery making room for medical travel clients

For people travelling to Iqaluit for medical travel, the news that Nova Hotels has bought the Discovery Boutique Hotel may be of interest. Nova Hotels officially announced Oct. 16 that it has purchased the hotel. Nova...

Hub editorial: Diversity brings pride

The Hay River Fire Department has once again done the community proud. As reported in this issue of The Hub, the department and one of its members – Capt. Terence Fischer – have been named...

Disposing of the pain

The second annual Embrace Life celebrations at Tuugaalik High School this past month were emotional, meaningful and, at times, deeply personal. The event opened lines of communication and built strength amongst the student body...

Top of his field

After years of training and study, Meadowbank gold mine employee Gabriel Ulayok is now a production equipment operator. Ulayok is qualified to operate the RH120 shovel, which is one of the largest and most sophisticated...

Classroom heads outdoors

Two groups of students from Tuugaalik High School sailed out on a boat trip with their teachers in Naujaat this past month. The trips are an important part of student culture and school curriculum and,...

Adlair’s medevac appeal runs out of gas

Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut's...

David talks, facts walk

I shake my head every time I see someone voicing concerns on social media using data from David Suzuki to back their stance. I have written in the past on Suzuki and Ronald Hites's demarketing...

Going alternative in Arviat

While bad weather and poor scheduling combined to make this year's Kivalliq mayor meetings a non-event, Arviat Mayor Bob Leonard is excited about the direction his community is taking. Leonard said there was no participation...

Recruitment time

Northern Youth Abroad (NYA) is accepting applications for its 2018 Canadian program. All youth between the ages of 15-20 (as of June 1, 2018) living in Nunavut are invited to apply before Nov. 15. The NYA...

Arviat joins the circus

Many folks in Arviat were captivated by a world of performance art, skill and fantasy when the Iglulik-based Artcirq paid a visit to the community earlier this month. John Arnalukjuak High School drama teacher Gord...

Total makeover

First Air has re-branded after 71 years as one of Canada's pre-eminent Northern airlines. Two aircraft in the airline's new livery went into service immediately with the Oct. 12. announcement. First Air noted in a press...

Tourney dates announced

Listed below are the 2018 hockey tournaments hosted or attended by Kivalliq teams that have been confirmed for the upcoming 2017-18 hockey season. The listings show the date, name of the tournament, age bracket...

Nunavut is a land of opportunity

The most popular story on our new website, nunavutnews.com, has so far been last week's profile on Anu Boucher, the young environmental technology student who has a dream of launching her own outfitting business...

Feds join TB fight

Eliminating the extreme and disproportionate rate of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit in Canada is the goal of a new task force announced in early October by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott. A result of the...

Who’s running where? Your guide to the territorial election, by riding

  Qikiqtaaluk Aggu (Iglulik) Candidates: Richard Amarualik Paul A. Quassa (incumbent) Jerome Sheaves Matt Teed Eligible voters: 485 2013 election: Paul Quassa 43.4 per cent John Illupalik 37.6 per cent Voter turnout in 2013: 49.4 per cent Did You Know? So...