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Festival returns

The third installment of the Festival by the Lake was met with success in Baker Lake from Aug. 25-27. This year's festival truly did offer something for everyone with tons of kid's games, a Bouncy...

Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

There are three things I will not miss should I ever decide to leave Rankin Inlet and Kivalliq News. Those are: the cost of living in Rankin, the ridiculous amounts of money we're forced...

Creating magic in Chester

Students at Victor Sammutok School (VSS) are never asked to pay a price for living in a small community and that includes never missing a sliver of magic when high school graduation rolls around...

ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 37 ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐹ?

ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 37 ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᖕᒪᑦ - ᒪᓕᒐᖅ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᓯᔪᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᔾᔪᑏᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓄᑦ - ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᑦ ᑐᖁᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 12-ᒥ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᓱᓕ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᒋᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔭᖓ. “ᐅᓐᓃᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᖏᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ...

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᑯᒥ

ᓕᓯ ᑲᕕᒃ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᑐᖃᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑦᓯᓇᓱᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ Google Earth. ᐃᒡᓗᓕᓂᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᒍᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂᒥᐅᓄᑦ. “ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ Googleᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᑦᓱᐃᓪᓗᑕ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᓯᑯᒥᒃ ᓴᓂᑭᓗᐊᒥᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ 2015-ᒥ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᑭᒧᐊᒃᑎᑎᔨ ᑖᒃᑯᓄᖓ to collect Arctic...

Editorial: Not guilty does not mean innocent

After more than a year of study, the federal Competition Bureau says First Air and Canadian North did not break the law in its efforts to stop startup airline GoSarvaq from entering the Ottawa-Iqaluit...

Will Bill 37 survive?

Many may want to see Bill 37 – An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act – die when in the legislative assembly's last sitting, which starts Sept. 12. But the...

The end of INAC

In a move the federal government says is designed to eventually get rid of the Indian Act, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is being replaced by two new departments. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced...

Modular classrooms arrive in Kugaaruk

Modular classrooms arrived in Kugaaruk in late August despite some apprehension as the sealift ship encountered dangerous ice. The general manager of sealift company Desgagnes Transarctik, the managing partner of Nunavut Sealink and Supply Inc.,...

Mayor upset over sudden cruise stop

As the Northwest Passage attracts more cruise ships, Taloyoak Mayor Simon Qingnaqtuq plans to make a point about the need for improved security and communications. Close to 150 unannounced guests wandered through his community on...

ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᓕᖅᐳᖅ

ᑕᐃᒪ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐅᑎᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᓚᒥᑯᓗᒡᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᐱᕗᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᖓ. ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓇᖏᒻᒪᕆᒃᐳᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᐊᓂᖕᒪᑕ ᕿᓚᒥᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ. ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᖓᓗ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᒐᓚᒃᐳᖓ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᐊᖏᓕᕋᒪ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓇᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᕼᐋᑭᕆᐊᓕᕐᒥᒃᐸᑕ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ, ᐊᔾᔨᐅᓂᐊᖏᑉᐳᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᒪ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖏᓪᓗᑕᓗ ᓯᑯᒥ. ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᕈᒪᑉᓗᖓ. ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᓈᓇᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂᒡᓗ Cape...

Inuit knowledge and high tech merge on the sea ice

Lisi Kavik is sharing her traditional home with the world via Google Earth. The iglu featured is the one the community of Sanikiluaq builds each year as a teaching tool for the younger generation. "We worked...

Flying high in Costa Rica

Gjoa Haven's Gibson Porter has many wonderful memories of his summer travel to Costa Rica, and zip-lining is chief among them. "Oh my God, I was so scared," he said of the first time he...

New Pond Inlet research facility joins Arctic network

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Catherine McKenna announced the opening of a new research facility while in Pond Inlet to celebrate the final boundaries of the Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) national...

Owner says tickets for draw in-store promotion, not raffle

Iqaluit residents are up in arms this month over what appears to be an unlicensed raffle. The draw was advertised as a fundraiser for "BEAT Basketball, in support of an annual trip and tournament to...

Meeting the challenge

The community of Rankin Inlet and supporting territorial personnel were given passing grades for how they handled a mock emergency scenario put on by Operation Nanook earlier this month. The operation officially ran from Aug....

Vying for the AWG

Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and Naujaat had 16 participants among the 39 athletes from nine Nunavut communities which took part in the Arctic sports territorial trials in Coral Harbour Aug. 18-20 . The trials...

Nunavut teachers head to Belize

This summer, Lloyd Francis discovered that everyone, regardless of continent, loves Inuit games. The Grade nine teacher at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat had a unique experience with a group of students in the...

Down the home stretch of 2017

Well, valued readers, I'm back in Rankin Inlet and only a stone's throw away from starting my 20th year at the helm of Kivalliq News. I would never have believed almost two decades could go...

Paddles dip in Chester

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) took to the waters as part of the school's annual kayaking program in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. 2017 marks the eleventh year VSS students have been on the...

Competition bureau closes airline investigations

The Competition Bureau has found no evidence of anti-competitive acts between First Air and Canadian North. This follows a yearlong investigation into First Air and Canada North, which closed on Tuesday. The bureau also closed investigations...

The spirit of giving in Hall Beach

The generosity in Hall Beach is so strong, you can taste it. Literally. Social media invitations are extended quite often, welcoming others to stop by and stock up on country food or sit down for...

Home-grown doctor in the making

Life is hectic for recent high-school graduate Anchaleena Mandal. She's off to study science, then medicine, in the south. Mandal "respectfully declined" a $50,000 scholarship at Western University in London, Ont. when she learned she...

Airlines did not break competition laws: bureau

First Air and Canadian North did not break any laws, but there is evidence both companies' sale prices affected GoSarvaq's attempt to join the Iqaluit-Ottawa market. That's according to the Competition Bureau, which released the...

Dental therapist abuse case broadens

More plaintiffs and possibly more offenders are emerging in a longstanding civil suit involving a now deceased dental therapist who molested children. Two people alleging sexual assault at the hands of convicted dental therapist Daniel...

QEC workers vote for tentative agreement

Unionized workers with the Qulliq Energy Corp. (QEC) reached a deal to the end of 2020. The Nunavut Employees Union and Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) North made the announcement Aug. 17. The new collective...

Inuit celebrate another environmental win

  Inuit saw the summer's second environmental win Aug. 14 with the announcement in Pond Inlet of the final boundary of the national marine conservation area Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound).   "Today is an important day for...

Gulf slow-down not affecting sealift

  A temporary measure to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence put into effect Aug. 11 has no consequences on sealift schedules in Nunavut, according to the two companies servicing...

Iqaluit in the dark for 3.5 hours

  Not since January 2014 has Iqaluit seen as lengthy a power outage as it did the evening of Aug. 11. Iqalungmiut took to Facebook and Twitter, wondering what was going on when power wasn't restored...

Citizen accuses City of Iqaluit of ignoring vandalism

  Resident Janet Armstrong is not happy that the city is overlooking vandalism in the capital, and she wants answers. Armstrong appeared before city council in Iqaluit Aug. 8 and asked several pointed questions. She came...