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Rankin family wins big at NHL game in Winnipeg

The Kabluitok family didn't know Lady Luck had paid them a big visit when they left the NHL game pitting the Montreal Canadiens against the Winnipeg Jets 10-minutes early on Dec. 23. Back at their...

Overlander Sports donates skate machine to Naujaat

Sometimes there truly is a silver lining hidden in those storm clouds. Community Government and Services Minister Lorne Kusugak found one of those silver linings when his plane flew over Rankin Inlet when he was...

Around the Kiv: GN service awards

Listed below are Government of Nunavut employees receiving milestone service awards for 20-plus years this week, their community and the number of years served. Numerous other employees were presented with five-, 10- and 15-year...

Rankin Rock defends A1 hockey title

The Rankin Rock hockey team defied the odds and successfully defended its Winnipeg Jets Challenge Cup Bantam A1 championship last month in Winnipeg. The Rock went undefeated (6-0) in the tournament which ran from Dec....

Rankin students featured on international recording

As the accolades continue to come in for Darkspark's Four Directions Project, Rankin Inlet students are featured on the latest song to be released as a single, Taught by the Best. The tune has been...

Kivalliq December 2019 in review: Young fire chiefs; hockey night; elders remembered; new KIA...

Quick start Rankin Inlet The newly-opened arena in Rankin Inlet got off to a quick start with a heavy schedule during its first week of operation from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1, after its grand opening...

Kivalliq November 2019 in review: Maps and wolves; table tennis triumph; elder facility a...

Love and faith Baker Lake Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik's most recent birthday cake in Baker Lake marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It's been a tough road for...

Kivalliq October 2019 in review: Files found; realistic drill; production starts; film award

Files found Rankin Inlet The North West Co. issued a public information release notifying Kivalliq residents that materials containing health information had been recovered from the Rankin Inlet landfill site this past Feb. 28. The information belonged...

Kivalliq September 2019 in review: Body found; ITK awards; big donations; young hunters

Big donations Baker Lake Agnico Eagles Mines (AEM) made a huge splash when it donated a total of $1 million to four community initiatives in Baker Lake, with general manager of AEM's Meadowbank operations Luc Chouinard...

Kivalliq August 2019 in review: Candidate announced; local heroes; language development; festival fun

Feedback needed Rankin Inlet The Kagniqliniq Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) began looking for feedback from the community of Rankin Inlet on an important restoration project after the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) was approved for funds...

Kivalliq July 2019 in review: Book launch; helping hands; tragic times; camp visits

Successful program Baker Lake A program teaching youth how to prepare meat and sew sealskin mitts met with early success, while helping to improve and nurture the cultural and traditional skills of its participants in Baker...

Kivalliq June 2019 in review: More homes needed; skills workshop; female fishing champs; water...

More homes needed Kivalliq The MLA for Rankin Inlet North and Chester field Inlet, Cathy Towtongie, said the territory's housing shortage is taking a mental health toll on people, and called on Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd....

Kivalliq May 2019 in review: Foul play ruled out; Pakallak Tyme; red-hot Rock; awards...

No foul play Rankin Inlet Following an autopsy, foul play has been ruled out in the death of 33-year-old Nau jaat woman, whose body was found in Rankin Inlet on April 26, RCMP stated in a...
Tuugaalik High School Principal Aubrey Bolt, second from deft, with members of the Scottish Arctic Return Expedition team on the land near Naujaat in April of 2019. Photo courtesy Department of Education

Kivalliq April 2019 in review: Saving animal lives; volleyball glory; tourney champs; combined champs

Jersey help Rankin Inlet A new spin on a more relaxed work environment – aimed at a community's passion – ended-up providing a financial boost of $2,824 to the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) in Rankin...
Don Peters instructs a young Tae Kwon Do student on her kicking technique during a get together of the new Tae Kwon Do club in Arviat on March 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Kivalliq March 2019 in review: Big recognition; financial boost; legend passes; weather woes

Big recognition Chesterfield Inlet/Rankin Inlet Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) teacher Glen Brocklebank was named to the prestigious position of laureate trustee within the Arctic Inspiration Prize in March, while Canada 150 Medal winner Rosemary Sandy of...
Shanae Piercey carefully sweetens the sweets as Wally Kalluk carefully guards the secret ingredients during a Valentine's Day fundraiser for the potential graduates at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo courtesy Olivia Ullyot

Kivalliq February 2019 in review: Homicide; standing against fire; Arviat takes JLM; determined coach

Standing against fire Baker Lake The efforts of the people of Baker Lake in banding together to help negate the effects of a blaze that ripped through a municipal garage during the early-morning hours of Jan....

Kivalliq January 2019 in review: Students record songs; hamlet takes control; nursing shortage

Bantam gold Rankin Inlet/Winnipeg Kadin Eetuk's goal with less than a minute to play propelled the Rankin Rock to a 1-0 win over the Selkirk Fisherman and the Bantam A1 Division championship at the Winnipeg Jets...

Chester students receive holiday envelopes from the south

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) received some early holiday cheer when they received a gift from the Northern Canada Mini Projects in Chesterfield Inlet on Dec. 13. Northern Canada Mini Projects is a growing...

More role models leaving could spell trouble for Rankin

Well, valued readers, another year has passed us by and another decade has come to end. Life is good, but it, indeed, does go by fast. All in all, 2019 was a good year for the...

A little light in a scribe’s dark year

Well, valued readers, as you are reading this, I am down on the East Coast for some much needed time to recharge. I will also be seeing my girlfriend for the first time in seven...

Rankin’s hockey program off to torrid start due to arena delays

The start of the 2019-2020 hockey season has been a blur of activity for Rankin Inlet rec co-ordinator David Clark in his roles as head instructor for the Rankin Rock Season Opener Hockey Camp...

Around the Kiv: A top-10 film

Nunavut Award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s latest feature, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, has been selected for Canada’s Top 10 Films of 2019 by the Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement was made...

Elders day at school in Chesterfield Inlet

It was a day of holiday bliss and companionship for the group of elders who attended the fourth annual Elder's Christmas Feast at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet on Thursday, Dec. 12. The...

New KIA president vows to assess election policies, mining royalties

Arviat's Kono Tattuinee rode the strength of incredible support in both his home community and Rankin Inlet to be named the new president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) during the recent elections. Stanley Adjuk...

Expressions of gratitude as holiday season set to arrive

I always mark this space, my final editorial of any given year, to flap a flipper toward a few folks across the region who are more than worthy of the recognition. We have folks who...

A stitch in time at Rankin Inlet friendship centre

A sewing program being operated by the Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre (PKFC) is gaining popularity and posting great early results in Rankin Inlet, says an organizer. PKFC executive director Charlene Williams-Kaludjak said the friendship centre...

Annual Hockey Challenge to honour legendary fans in Rankin Inlet

A new hockey game promises to be a big hit with fans and players alike when the Rankin Rock peewee team splits into two club teams to play the first annual Team (Tommy) Misheralk...

Around the Kiv: Fundraiser grows Rankin Inlet

Elder Adele Angidlik took home an early holiday bonus after having her ticket drawn at the Chase the Ace fundraiser for the Rankin Inlet Fire Department on Nov. 29. Angidlik pulled the Jack of Clubs...

Junior chiefs enjoy their day in Rankin Inlet

Fire Chief Mark Wyatt and members of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department recently welcomed their six 2019 junior fire chiefs for the day to the fire station for all sorts of fun and tasty...

Less talk, more action for festive community

Well, the holiday season is nearly upon us, so it's time to wonder aloud where did the year go? It's also supposed to herald in a time of peace, family warmth, blissful feelings and love...