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Rankin Inlet RCMP charge man allegedly speeding on ATV after drinking

A 20-year-old Rankin Inlet man will be heading to court to answer to impaired driving related charges following an incident in the community on Saturday night. The RCMP responded to a report of an all-terrain...

QEC reports up to 20,000 litres of propylene glycol leaked in Rankin Inlet

Equipment failure led to a propylene glycol leak of 15,000-20,000 litres, which was discovered on Nov. 3, according to the Qulliq Energy Corporation. Up to 20,000 litres of propylene glycol leaked from the Qulliq Energy...

First aid instructor’s program held in Rankin Inlet

The community now has two more certified first-aid instructors following an instruction program held in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said the fire department is asked a lot to conduct first-aid...

Nunavut News Oct. 28 Edition

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Kivalliq News Oct. 23 edition

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Vehicle rollover claims life of 11-year-old Rankin Inlet girl

A side-by-side utility vehicle being driven by a 13-year-old girl rolled over near the Rankin Inlet elementary school on Tuesday evening and resulted in the death of an 11-year-old female passenger, according to the...

Sewing machine house call in Rankin

A large number of people took full advantage of a recent sewing machine workshop, including free repairs, at the Rankin Inlet Visitor's Centre. Sessions were held on a walk-in basis from Oct. 7 to 10,...

New Rankin arena scheduled to open on Oct. 21

The excitement is beginning to build, as the long-awaited new arena nears completion in Rankin Inlet. The arena is expected to come in over its original $26-million price tag. The hamlet is hoping to be...

Fire department announces new Rankin fundraiser

Spooks, ghouls and creatures of the night in all shapes and sizes will descend upon the Rankin Inlet community hall for the first annual Halloween Spookfest on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Halloween Spookfest replaces the...

Rankin rec hall renos create more space

It may not be the perfect solution but folks in Rankin Inlet have a lot more space for gatherings and celebrations after renovations were recently completed on their community hall. Recreation co-ordinator David Clark said...

Pharmacy patient health files discovered at Rankin landfill

The North West Company has recently issued a public information release notifying Kivalliq residents that materials containing health information were recovered from the Rankin Inlet landfill site this past Feb. 28. The release went on...

Trade show nurtures blossoming Kivalliq economy

The Kivalliq Trade Show is more important to the region's economy today than ever before, said Nunavut Development Corp. president Darrin Nichol. The show wrapped-up its 10th anniversary gathering on a successful note despite Mother...
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed addresses the media gathering at the launch of the national Inuit health survey in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 13, 2019.

ITK launches national Inuit health survey

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) launched Qanuippitaa? a national Inuit health survey that will include Inuit of all ages from every community in Inuit Nunangat, while holding its annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet on...

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...