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Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction. With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were...

Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

The site where the first exiled residents of Resolute took shelter is buried in garbage and the community's mayor wants the situation addressed quickly. "It's very important because it's where our community was and that's...

Pilot recalls plane crash on tundra

Three men are lucky to be alive after their plane crashed while taking off from a remote fishing camp about 100 nautical miles west of Rankin Inlet this past month. The Cessna 180 was piloted...

NWT sees stake claims double

New data out of the Slave Geological Province led to small staking surge this year. At 184 claims (totalling 1,390 square kilometres) staked in the Northwest Territories, the number has more than doubled that of...

All systems go

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week. Rankin's new hockey season gets officially underway with...

A wondrous time

Graduation 'season' across the Kivalliq in August and September is one of the few remaining times of the year when it's actually possible to put aside all thoughts of what ails Nunavut – a...

Emphasis on life

A poster contest attracted more than 150 student entrants during Embrace Life Day activities in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 8. The day's events were financially supported by Nunavut's Embrace Life Council and organized and co-ordinated...

Animal doc’s annual check-up

A medical team from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital saw about 80 furry family members and performed more than 30 surgeries during its annual visit to Rankin Inlet this past week. The group was comprised...

Territorial champs

The Whale Cove U18 female soccer team went through the territorial championship undefeated on the way to defeating Coral Harbour 12-2 in the final to claim the Nunavut U18 female soccer championship on Sept....

ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᕿᖓᐅᓕᐊᓚᐅᕋᒥ

ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᖓᐅᒥᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐄᕙ ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᖓᐅᒥ. “ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑑᓕᖅᐳᖓ. ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒻᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓱᓕ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓇᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᒎᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᒻᓂ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᕋᒪ.” ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᓯᑕᒪᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 9-13-ᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᓛᑐᖃᒥ − ᐃᑲᕋᖅ...

Arctic Bay celebrates new health centre

Arctic Bay welcomed dignitaries with great fanfare Sept. 11 for the official opening of the hamlet's new health centre. Minister of Health George Hickes, Minister of Community and Government Services (CGS) Joe Savikataaq and MLA...

FANS delays jeopardize student education, Scholarship supports doctor-in-the-making, Is there a plan for freshwater...

Addressing Minister of Family Services Johnny Mike, Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak said four Baker Lake residents attending post-secondary education in Ontario almost didn't get to go because of troubles accessing the Financial Assistance...

Students back in school

The school year finally kicked off in Kugaaruk last week as the former hamlet office renovations were completed. High school students started on Sept. 18 while kindergarten to Grade 9 were in class as...

Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction. With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were...

Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

The site where the first exiled residents of Resolute took shelter is buried in garbage and the community's mayor wants the situation addressed quickly. "It's very important because it's where our community was and that's...

High school students encouraged to work the election

Elections Nunavut is looking for high school students to work as poll and registration clerks. "This is an excellent opportunity if you want to learn more about how elections are run, earn money and gain...

‘It’s really good in my heart’

Four days after returning from Bathurst Inlet, elder Eva Kakolak was still overjoyed and sentimental while discussing her time back at home in the Bathurst Inlet area. "It was fulfilling. It's really good in my...

Higher cancer risk for Inuit

A higher prevalence of smokers, lack of access to nutritious food, and being overdue for cancer screening at medical facilities are factors that raise cancer risks for Inuit, according to a new report. Developed jointly...

Is Nunavut’s future in the sky or under water?

The internet will soon be a lot faster. By the end of 2019, Nunavut residents in each community will have access to internet speeds to a maximum of 15 megabits per second (Mbps), up...

Prepare to self-insure Nunavut schools, finance minister warns

The Government of Nunavut is paying much high school insurance costs and someday may have to cover losses in full, the finance minister warned earlier this month. Keith Peterson told his legislative colleagues that Department...

Decolonization will be long, expensive process

This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. presented a commissioned report detailing the lost wages from the territorial and federal governments' failure to implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement, which calls for government staffing ratios...

‘The interests of Nunavummiut have seen some advancement’: Nunavut premier

As Peter Taptuna told the legislative assembly Sept. 18, Nunavut is young and dynamic. “At times, we struggle to find our footing, but above all else we have hope, resiliency, strength and passion,” he said. He...

Elder delighted by trip to Bathurst Inlet: ‘It’s really good in my heart right...

Four days after returning from Bathurst Inlet, elder Eva Kakolak was still overjoyed and sentimental while discussing her time back at home in the Bathurst Inlet area. "It was fulfilling. It's really good in my...

Battling Mother Nature in Chester

Mother Nature gave a group of science lovers all they could handle during the annual Kivalliq Science and Culture Camp in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. The camp, sponsored by the Kivalliq Science Educators' Community...

Letter of support

The Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter of support to Churchill Mayor Mike Spence dealing with the ongoing shutdown of the Hudson Bay railway line into Churchill. In the letter, chamber president John...

Improving their skills

More than 20 Naujaat cadets completed training courses at summer camps in Whitehorse, Yukon, and Cold Lake, Alta., this past summer. The courses ran from general training to basic expedition, marksmanship, fitness and sports. Tigumiaq Haqpi,...

Good times ahead

A recently released territorial economic forecast paints a rosy picture for the nation's three territories in the coming months. The forecast is distributed by the Conference Board of Canada on a quarterly basis. In its most...

Mayor pitches skating trail

In the next couple of weeks, Mayor Brad Mapes will be pitching the idea of a skating trail on the Hay River to town council. The mayor believes it would be a popular addition to...

Aglukark return a Celebration

The Kivalliq's own Juno Award-winning musical artist, Susan Aglukark, is returning to the region to give a motivational speaking and singing presentation of Canadian Inuit history next month. Aglukark will take people on the journey...

Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont. The Rock players are...