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Nunavut News – Oct. 14 Edition

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Liberal candidate is from Rankin

Megan Pizzo-Lyall of Rankin Inlet will be the new Liberal candidate in the upcoming federal election on Oct. 21. Introduced to Nunavummiut by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit on Thursday, Aug. 1, Pizzo-Lyall, 31,...

Around the Kiv

Tootoo bids adieu Nunavut Longtime Nunavut politician Hunter Tootoo announced on July 30 that he will not be running in the upcoming federal election. Tootoo was a member of Nunavut's Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2013, and...

Mine shares some of its ‘gold’ with community

Not even Mother Nature's wet-and-windy mood could dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds of kids and their parents who packed into the community hall for the Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)-sponsored Family Fun Day in...

Joys of learning

A total of 20-to-25 students a day, aged seven to 12, took part in a week-long Actua science camp in Rankin Inlet last week. The theme of this year's science camp was science, technology, engineering...

Solfest weekend continues to be a major hit in Rankin Inlet

The spectacle may have only just completed its third year, but the legacy of the annual Solfest Gala and outdoor concert is slowly beginning to take shape around top-notch headlining performers and support opportunities...

The value of leadership – near and far

It has really been something to watch Kivalliq students and athletes travelling all over the world during the past little while. And, it is nothing short of mind numbing to get your head around just...

Canadian flag bearer true believer in Young Living

There's no feeling quite like having a lot of success with a product line you truly believe in. Essential oils (aromatherapy) from Young Living have become a lifestyle choice for millions of consumers in Canada,...

Around the Kivalliq

Parks Day Rankin Inlet A modest crowd headed-out to Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park to check-out the scene at the Elder's Cabin for Parks Day celebrations in Rankin Inlet on July 20. Buses were available to transport those...

Kayden Mercer: A star on the rise

It's been quite the ride for young musician Kayden Mercer since he decided to pick up a guitar to learn how to play and write songs less than a year ago in Rankin Inlet. Mercer,...

Nunavut Day book launch special evening in Baker Lake

What could have been a highly embarrassing situation turned out to be a night to remember in Baker Lake on Nunavut Day, July 9. Pencil artist Gerald Kuehl was in Baker for the Nunavut launch...

Dogs let out from pound in Rankin

The hamlet dog pound was vandalized sometime during the early morning hours of July 11 in Rankin Inlet. The pound's fence was broken, holes were cut in the wire fencing and three dogs were let...

Rankin gymnasts on world stage

Lisa Kresky couldn't have asked for anything more to end her 15-year run as founder and head coach with the Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights) gymnastics club in Rankin Inlet then seeing “her girls” perform...

Improved education leads the way to territory’s future

There is precious little of the path that had to be blazed for Nunavut to become its own territory that doesn't have Tagak Curley's boot prints all over it. Curley looked back at the territory's...

Open passage of prosperity

It was a bit more than a couple of years ago when I found myself in a little hot water with some others in this up-and-down industry for suggesting climate change may not necessarily...

Teaching culture, tradition in Baker Lake

A program teaching youth how to prepare meat and sew sealskin mitts is meeting with early success, while helping to improve and nurture the cultural and traditional skills of its participants. The program is funded...

Pencil artist sharpens his dream

The culmination of two decades of pride, determination and effort will be on display in Baker Lake on July 6, when pencil artist Gerald Kuehl holds the Kivalliq's launch of his book, Portraits of...

Donations enable food bank to move forward in Baker Lake

The Abluqta Society distributed food to 94 hungry people in Baker Lake this past month, moving the society closer to its goal of opening a regular food bank. The society is a non-profit social enterprise...

A busy theatre season in Arviat

Drama teacher and play director Gord Billard directed three plays during the 2018-19 school year – A Thanksgiving to Remember, A Charlie Brown Christmas and An Easter Story – and completed his 18th year...

Feds lobbied for road network to connect four Kivalliq communities

The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal to fund a survey outlining the case for potential routes linking the four communities through the federal government’s National Trade Corridors Fund. The...

Agnico Eagle marks mine opening with $1 million donation to community

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) marked the opening of its second mine in Nunavut last week by donating $1 million to two community groups in Rankin Inlet. Rankinmmiut celebrated the official opening of Agnico Eagle's Meliadine...

Northwestel to reimburse Rankin customers for extended outages

Northwestel plans to reimburse Rankin Inlet customers who have been experiencing extended service outages over the past few months. Customers have been complaining about periodic outages in cell and Internet connectivity, which have lasted anywhere...

Rankin celebrates Raptors win

Rankin Inlet was getting into the “We the North” spirit last week as the Toronto Raptors challenged the Golden State Warriors for the championship title in the NBA Finals. Between playing ball and watching...

GN needs to ante up to end boil water advisories

Since the beginning of June, residents of Rankin Inlet have been quietly grumbling about having to boil their water before drinking it. It's not uncommon for temporary boil water advisories to get issued in the...