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HTO launches Young Hunter’s program in Rankin

Upwards of 30 youths ages 13 to 19 are participating in a Young Hunter's program the Kangiqlinq Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) began in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Andrew Akerolik said a number of...

New Era down Juggernauts to claim Rankin softball title

Team New Age rose to the occasion and took down the Juggernauts 10-8 to claim the 2019 Rankin Inlet Co-ed Softball League title in Rankin last month. The championship series was a back-and-forth affair, with...

Nickel mine produced drastic change in lifestyle for many Inuit

The move to Rankin Inlet from Naujaat to work in the nickel mine was an historic change in life for the families involved in the mid-1950s – and Piita Irniq, originally from Naujaat, remembers...

Around the Kiv: Naujaat crew lands a bowhead

Bowhead landed in Naujaat Naujaat A bowhead whale was landed by Capt. Solomon Tagornak and his crew in Naujaat this past week. Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan and the KIA board of directors quickly congratulated the...

Rankin mom gets son with speech challenges back to school full time

A four-year-old boy is back in kindergarten full time thanks to the efforts of his mom, Samantha Nakoolak, who wouldn’t take no for an answer. Michael Tutanuak, 4, is all smiles during his first day...

Striking the right note for a well-rounded education

It was absolutely rejuvenating to listen to the passion, hopes and excitement in the voices of a number of Kivalliq folks in the education field during the past few weeks, especially those in Chesterfield...

Move to middle school from elementary a big jump for many students

The years spent in elementary school during the formative years of one's educational journey can go a long way towards helping a student adapt to ever-changing environments in the years to come, educators agree. That...

Animal docs mark 20th anniversary helping out in Rankin

This coming month will mark the 20th consecutive year a team of animal-health specialists from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital will conduct a veterinary clinic in Rankin Inlet. John Hickes and Page Burt organize the...

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...

First time onstage in Kuujjuaq

Rankin Inlet's own Sam Tutanuak brought his sound from the Kivalliq to the Aqpik Jam Music Festival at the Kuujjuaq Forum in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, from Aug. 12 to 15. This year's festival included an impressive...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Akpak Duval of Baker Lake demonstrates the one-foot high kick during Just Play Summer Sport Camp stop in Coral Harbour earlier this month. photo courtesy of Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut

Just Play Summer Sport Camp program wraps up pilot program

The Get Happy Summer Day Camp program, operated by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN), is already an established part of its annual programming, now in its fifth year. Another component of that...

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...

Funding sparks plans for Regional Fire Training Centre

Rankin Inlet Fire Department Chief Mark Wyatt saw one of his top priorities move a giant-step closer to reality when Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) recently donated $250,000 towards the design and construction of a...

Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Rankin Inlet baby in stable condition after being shot

A nine-month-old infant is in stable condition after being sent by medevac to a Winnipeg hospital with a bullet wound, according to the RCMP. The infant was struck by gunfire in an adjacent room of...

Police seize ‘large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and cash during Rankin Inlet arrest

A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized ‘a large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash. The police were responding to a...

RCMP seize ‘large quantities’ of cannabis, mushrooms and shatter in Rankin Inlet

A 35-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Cannabis Act and the Criminal Code of Canada including impaired driving and drug trafficking following an...
Kugluktuk's Jonathon Ihumatak tries to shield the ball from an Inuvik Wolves player during Grade 6 boys division playoff action at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife on April 28. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Back-to-back titles for Kugluktuk at Junior Super Soccer

They came, they saw and they conquered. Again. The Grade 6 boys soccer team from Kugluktuk High School made it two in a row as they successfully defended their title at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife...