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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...

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...
Kivalliq News

Many tears until victory

There has been some talk surfacing the past little while questioning whether suicide prevention walks and various live-and-love-life events actually do any good. The folks who look at them skeptically see no need to raise...

Less employment in government

While not especially grim, the NWT Bureau of Statistics update on the territory’s labour force doesn’t paint a picture of a booming region. The territorial employment rate has dropped 3.5 per cent in the last...

Widespread support for new law students

  The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory's law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family...

A store for beer and wine – and pot?

Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak asked whether it will be possible to purchase marijuana at the Iqaluit beer and wine store in the future. The government hasn't adopted a position on the issue yet, Finance Minister Keith...

Getting feet wet with the navy

While some Nunavummiut teenagers slept in during their summer break, Nicole Kununak was regularly out of bed at 4 a.m. Not only was she up early, she was engaged in physical fitness first thing in...

Inuit voices missing in tuberculosis history

A Manitoba researcher is hoping Inuit will contribute to a multi-year research project about historical experiences of tuberculosis. Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba is University of Winnipeg associate professor Mary Jane McCallum's project. She...

Cool weather, snow flurries greet cruise ship voyagers in Cambridge Bay

When a massive cruise ship pulled into Cambridge Bay on Aug. 28, the community had last year's experience to build on. The 820-foot, 68,000-tonne behemoth pulled into the bay around 5 a.m. but the passengers...

Rankin embraces life

The Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre led the way for people in Rankin Inlet to get involved with the Embrace Life Day initiative on Sept. 8. Embrace Life Day – or World Suicide Prevention Day –...

Party time in Baker Lake; Festival by the Lake returns

The third annual Festival by the Lake had smiles on the faces of everyone in the community, young and old, in Baker Lake this past month. The three day event ran from Aug. 25-27, and...

Still chasing the dream

Students from both Tusarvik Elementary School and Tuugaalik High School took to the roads last month to keep the long-standing tradition of participating in the annual Terry Fox Run alive and well in Naujaat. Tuugaalik...

Hockey registration

The Rankin Rock minor hockey program will be holding player registrations on Friday, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. All three sessions will be held in the arena lobby from 1 p.m. until...

Dorey returns

Former Naujaat senior administrative officer (SAO) Sheldon Dorey returns to the Kivalliq this week to become the new SAO in Baker Lake. Dorey spent a number of years in Arctic communities working for the...

Rankin grads

Listed below are the students in Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik's Class of 2017 who received their Grade 12 diplomas in Rankin Inlet this past month. Caryn Angidlik Maria Noolook Kelly Arnaraujak Elvin Nutarakittuq Tatonya Autut ...

Expanding program

The organizers of the regional Kivalliq Junior Canucks hockey program are trying to double the number of teams representing the region at the 2018 Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Tournament in Winnipeg. The Kivalliq atoms...

Leafs at pivotal point

With the new NHL season just a month away, Kivalliq hockey fans, like fans across the country, are hoping for big things from their favourite teams and predicting gloom, doom and despair for their...

Demolitions underway in Kugluktuk

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk has been knocking down old garages and moved an old abandoned building, and the latter caught fire Sept. 1. The structure that partially burned once housed Brighter Futures' and tourism offices....

The great Gjoa Haven elders database

If elders were school teachers, they may have a few classes in particular that they'd be most comfortable teaching. With that in mind, staff at Quqshuun Ilihakvik invited Gjoa Haven's elders to enjoy some tea...

Kitikmeot Career Fair set for October

A Kitikmeot career fair will make the rounds during the first week of October but two things will be missing: the region's largest private employer and a stop in Kugaaruk. Four communities will be on...

Housing construction on track

Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) says 90 new housing units announced last fall are on track for completion by fall 2018. "The projects were tendered and contracted in March and April of this year, so the...

Stranded Nunavut couple ride out hurricane

Hurricane Irma roared through the Caribbean last week and Iqaluit's Mark and Janet Crowther were in its path. Celebrating their 26th wedding anniversary at a Punta Cana resort on the eastern tip of the Dominican...

Nunavut gears up for general election

Elections Nunavut has been hard at work, with the final of five rounds of training completed for 22 returning officers and 31 assistant returning officers across the territory. The Nunavut general election, with a price...

Beer and wine store opens in Iqaluit

Almost a decade in the making, Iqaluit's beer and wine store opened Sept. 6 with Finance Minister Keith Peterson its first paying customer. "I believe prohibition has never worked anywhere," said Peterson at a...

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ᒍᕇᑦ 9-ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓐᓂᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᕕᓕᐊᒻ ᓴᐃᒻᒪᐅᑦ, ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ 14-ᓂᒃ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖃᑎᖏᓪᓗ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥᒃ ᓄᑖᒧᒥᒃ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᐅᑕᖏᑦ ᕿᓇᓗᒐᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ. ᒍᕇᑦ 9-ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᔨᖓᑦ, ᓗᐃᑦ ᕗᕋᐃᓐᓯᔅ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᖃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᒍᕇᑦ...

Honour and exercise

The month of August was a busy, constructive and sentimental one for members of the Canadian Rangers Naujaat Patrol Group. Twenty-one rangers took to the land with trainer Sgt. Frank Monaghan of Yellowknife on a...

Whale of a trip

A Grade 9 student at Tuugaalik High School rocked the Naujaat community this past month. William Shimout, 14, was with his classmates on the annual outing to start the new year at Tuugaalik High...

Walking against suicide

The fourth Terence Tootoo Suicide Prevention Walk was held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28. The participants were scheduled to meet in front of the Tootoo family home at 6 p.m. for a prayer to...

Gazing into the crystal ball

Gord Billard is less than four months away from the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club's first production of the school year. With the bar set so very high with Romeo and Juliet this...

Time for science

Science-loving students from across the Kivalliq will descend into Chesterfield Inlet tomorrow for the Kivalliq Science Educators Community's annual Science Cultural Camp. The camp is being held in Chester from Sept. 7-11, with a focus...