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Around the Kiv: Arviat walls get fresh paint

New colours Arviat Well-known local artist Char A. Qaritaq was hired by the Hamlet of Arviat to paint the walls inside the indoor playground at King Arena earlier this month. The indoor playground used to be the...

Working up a sweat in dry communities

Sport tournaments suffer from players who won't leave alcohol at home when competing in dry communities. I spoke with four sports players this past week – two in person and two over social media –...

Quickly invading the slo-pitch national scene

Coral Harbour's Salliq Invaders made it all the way to the championship game before falling to the Alberta Guns in the Coed E Division of the Slo-Pitch National (SPN) in Halifax, N.S., Aug. 5....

Funding for expansion of Rankin airport ; all-season road for Kivalliq

The Rankin Inlet airport terminal will receive two new wings that will increase its existing capacity four-fold. Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau made the $45.5 million announcement in Iqaluit on Aug. 13. Garneau also announced another...

Team of softball destiny in Rankin

Team New Era pulled off a quarter-final comeback for the ages on its way to the recent 2019 Calm Air Cup mixed softball championship in Rankin Inlet. The New Era trailed the Senators by five...

Remember the lives that mattered

The methods used to report on serious crimes in the modern media have been a pet peeve of mine for years, and it has led to more than a few long conversations with copy,...

Kivalliq Trade Show turns 10 next month

The Kivalliq Trade Show is gearing-up for its 10th anniversary edition in Rankin Inlet when it opens on Sept. 23 – and there is a lengthy list of exhibitors. Kivalliq Trade Show Society president Megan...

Summer fun in Naujaat

Vacation time became a bit more special for a group of kids who took part in a special Summer Fun program that ran from June 25 to Aug. 2 in Naujaat. The program was organized...

Garneau announces $45.5 million expansion of Rankin Inlet airport, funds for Kivalliq all-season road...

The Rankin Inlet airport will get two new wings to the existing terminal building making it four times its current capacity. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announces a combined $50 million in funding for expansion of...

Around the Kiv

National competition Baker Lake/Rankin Inlet Two Kivalliq firefighters will be among those representing Team Nunavut at the 2019 National Firefighting Competition at Eskasoni First Nation in Cape Breton, N.S., from Aug. 14 to 18. Vincent Inukpak of...

Keeping the John Ayaruaq Library doors open

A large group of kids gathered at John Ayaruaq Library at Maani Ulujuk Ilinnarvik for a special afternoon highlighted by RCMP officers and volunteer firemen – and their vehicles – on Aug. 8 in...

Search continues for missing boater in Baker

As of press time, the search was still ongoing in Baker Lake for Solomon Tulurialik. Tulurialik, 29, went missing while out boating with his son and stepson about five kilometers from the community on July...

Dog days of summer for Kivalliq softball

Rankin Inlet travelled to Churchill, Man., in 2017 and grabbed the championship banner in the inaugural Calm Air Hudson Bay Classic softball championship. Rankin was not able to return to Churchill in 2018 to defend...

Diamond memories in Rankin Inlet

Coral Harbour (Salliq) downed the upstart Rankin Inlet U14 team 14-0 in the championship game to claim the 2019 Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin on July 28. A total of six teams participated in...

Massive search for Baker Lake boater

With the passing of each day, hopes in Baker Lake faded of finding Solomon Tulurialik alive after he went missing out on the water about five kilometers from the community on July 31, The attempt...

Oh, so close for young guns in softball tourney

It was quite the ride for the youngest team entered in the Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin Inlet from July 26 to 28. The Rankin 14-and-under players surprised everyone at the rain-soaked tourney with...

Around the Kiv

Hall of Fame Arviat/Nunavut The Kickball’s own Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, is the Western Canadian Hall of Fame inductee for 2019. The hall of fame is the latest accolade for Aglukark, who is also the first...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet’s rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. Nearly 10 years since they...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...
The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Centre are, from left, Steve Massey, Jackie Massey, Maxine Angoo and Nikki Komaksiutiksaq in Winnipeg on May 6, 2019. Missing from photo is Gail Wallace. Photo courtesy Maxine Angut

Inuit resource centre opens in Winnipeg

The first Inuit resource centre to open in Western Canada held a grand opening to welcome the public through its doors in Winnipeg on May 4. The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource...
Rose and Barney Tootoo conduct the ceremonial faceoff with Jordin Tootoo, left, and Piqut Nukapiak to launch the 2019 Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's championship in Rankin Inlet on March 8, 2019. NNSL file photo

AROUND KIVALLIQ: End of an era

Rose and Barney Tootoo conduct the ceremonial faceoff with Jordin Tootoo, left, and Piqut Nukapiak to launch the 2019 Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men’s championship in Rankin Inlet on March 8, 2019. NNSL file photo The...

Meliadine moves to the forefront for Agnico Eagle

The torch is being passed between Agnico Eagle’s Kivalliq gold mines. The first gold bar from Agnico Eagle’s new Meliadine mine was produced in late February. Weighing close to 64 pounds, it’s composed of approximately...

Arviat’s Ashton Kadjuk meeting the challenge as a mine supervisor

Ashton Kadjuk has parlayed his experience in drilling into a supervisory position at Agnico Eagle’s new Meliadine gold mine. Arviat’s Ashton Kadjuk is an underground supervisor at Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine mine. “I’ve got to make...

New top Mountie could bring real change

Brenda Lucki said all the right things while being sworn in as the first female commissioner of the RCMP in history this past Thursday, Sept. 6, at Regina, Sask.’s, F Division. Lucki comes aboard during...
photo courtesy Brad Dillon

Grad day in Naujaat

The community of Naujaat came together to see Tuugaalik High School celebrate its largest graduating class in history on Aug. 24. The Class of 2018 had 20 students hear their names called to come forward...
Bear attacks have claimed the lives of a man in Naujaat and Arviat during July and August of 2018 in the Kivalliq region. NNSL file photo

Not time for emotional response, says Arviat MLA

Reducing the threat of bear attacks in the Kivalliq depends on a cohesive effort that gives everyone a voice that will be heard, not “crazy talk,” said Arviat North/Whale Cove MLA John Main. Main made...
Barney Tootoo displays the sign and memorial picture dedicated to the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in memory of his son, Terence Tootoo, in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

Focus now on celebrating life

A large crowd came out in support of the fifth annual Suicide Prevention Walk in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28. The annual event is held in memory of Terence Tootoo. The crowd of people met at...