The bear, the image, and climate change

December 16, 2017 - Nunavut

His images of a dying polar bear – seen by millions around the world – became the emblem of the dire consequences of climate warming, and though that wasn’t his intent, Paul Nicklen is happy his work is causing a stir. Read More

Time to examine yourself

December 17, 2017 - Nunavut

As we begin the countdown towards Christmas and the new year, a closer examination of ourselves should be taking a hold of us. Read More

All the ingredients for giving thanks

December 17, 2017 - Kugluktuk
At your service! Ready to serve the elders are, from left, Zachary Milukshuk, Skylor Tiktalik, Masyn Pigalak, Nicolas Ongahak, Alana Nivingalok, Patrick Akana and Seigha Avalak.
photo courtesy of Megan Plummer

A Christmas tea for elders was held at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik on Dec. 8. Students, who baked snacks for the guests, were given the opportunity to practise their Inuit values, including havaqatigiiniq: working together; tunngahuktittiniq: welcoming elders and community members to the school; and, kivgaqtuiniq: service to family and community.








Elders Pihoak Kokak, Mary Manigyogina, Mavis Mulgrew and George Hayohok are seated and savouring the treats at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik.
photo courtesy of Megan Plummer



Student Toriee Enogaloak, right, carries a tray of food to share with elders, clockwise, Katie Niptanatiak (in light blue), Komek Nivingalok, Bobby Anavilok, Marjorie Havioyak, Mary Manigyogina and Joe Graham Novoligak.
photo courtesy of Megan Plummer



Patrick Akana, Toriee Enogaloak and Garrett Taptuna mix the batter in preparation for loading the muffin tray while in the kitchen at nearby Kugluktuk High School, where the baking took place.
photo courtesy of Rachel Green

All the ingredients for giving thanks

December 17, 2017 - Kugluktuk

A Christmas tea for elders was held at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik on Dec. 8. Students, who baked snacks for the guests, were given the opportunity to practise their Inuit values, including havaqatigiiniq: working together; tunngahuktittiniq: welcoming elders and community members to the school; and, kivgaqtuiniq: service to family and community.

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Rabid fox in Cape Dorset

December 17, 2017 - Kinngait/Cape Dorset

The Department of Health has confirmed that a fox in Cape Dorset has rabies.

It is the third rabid fox reported in Nunavut over the past several weeks. One was detected in Rankin Inlet earlier this month, while another was found in Baker Lake in November. Read More

Woman stabbed in Gjoa Haven

December 16, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

A 21-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and breaking a court condition following an incident in which a woman was stabbed several times in a Gjoa Haven residence on Dec. 11. Read More

Languages commissioner halts Kugluktuk election

December 16, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Residents in Kugluktuk will go back to polls in January after Nunavut’s languages commissioner shut down the hamlet election on Dec. 11.

Helen Klengenberg said she was made aware of Hamlet of Kugluktuk election literature being written solely in English right up until election day. Only on Dec. 11 were the public notices translated into Inuinnaqtun, she said. Read More

Fostering family appeals for fourth dog

December 16, 2017 - Iqaluit

One young resident, with the mayor coming out firmly on her side, received some good news when Iqaluit city council agreed Dec. 12 to an exception to its responsible pet ownership bylaw. Read More

Haze shrouds cannabis fight over treatment

December 16, 2017 - Nunavut

As Canadians prepare for legal marijuana use, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is indicating it’s not ready to support the move until the territory has addictions treatment facilities. President Aluki Kotierk is indicating legal options are not out of the question. Read More

ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒃᓴᐅᑉᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ

December 15, 2017 - ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᒃ/ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ

ᐃᓇᖏᖅᓯᒍᒪᔪᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᕆᖅ, ᓴᓇᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᖅ, ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ (STEM) ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖔᓕᖁᔭᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ Actua−ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᑎᒥᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓇᖏᖅᑕᐅᖁᔭᐅᖏᑉᐳᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᕆᖅ, ᓴᓇᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᖅ, ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᓈᓴᐅᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ (STEM) ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᕆᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒋᓕᓐ ᐳᕈᑯᐸᐃᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᑕᖅ. Read More

Zebra clinic in Rankin Inlet

December 14, 2017

The Rankin Inlet Senior Men’s Hockey League and the Rankin Inlet Minor Hockey Association sponsored a Level 1-2 referee clinic this past Saturday, Dec. 9.

The training followed the Level 2-4 clinic this past month, which saw officials certified for both local hockey and the upcoming minor-and-senior-hockey tournaments in the new year.

Mould jeopardizes Cambridge Bay arena

December 14, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Mould at the Cambridge Bay arena has worsened to the point that the facility may not open at all this season.
The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is not allowing the public to use the arena until safety assurances can be made. Read More

Minor hockey camp a step closer to prize

December 13, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

The season-opening Rankin Rock minor hockey camp came one-step closer to a significant cash infusion when it made the final list for an Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP).

The camp is in the youth category, which awards up to $100,000 for up to seven teams. Read More

ᓯᓐᓇᖅᑑᒪᔪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ

December 13, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᓯᓐᓇᖅᑑᒪᓂᐊᕈᕕᑦ, ᐊᖏᔪᒥᒃ ᓯᓐᓇᖅᑑᒪᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ.

ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᒪᓕᒐᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᕐᓃᑦ ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᖅᑎᖏᑦ (Northern Lights Gymnastics) Club ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᔨᒻᒪᕆᖓᓪᓗ ᓖᓴ ᑯᕆᔅᑭ ᐅᔭᐅᑦᑕᖅᑎᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᓯᖁᔨᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᓯᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ. Read More

Thanks to all who contribute

December 13, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Well, valued readers, it’s hard to believe we’re less than two weeks away from Christmas Day.

I’m dedicating this space, as I do every year, to those who do so much to help me keep the Kivalliq News a truly regional paper. Read More

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑕᖑᓂᖏᑦ

December 12, 2017 - Kivalliq

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᑕᖑᓂᖏᑦ


ᒍᕇᑦ 9−ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖑᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᕐᒥᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᐃᔭᒥᒃ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᒥ. Read More

Rabid fox leads to warning

December 12, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Residents of Rankin Inlet are being asked to keep a close eye out after at least one case of rabies in a fox was confirmed.

The fox was found at the dump and the Department of Health is warning people that a rabid fox can often appear friendly. Read More

Gymnasts dream big in Rankin

December 11, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

If you’re going to dream, then you might as well dream big.

That’s the motto of the Aqsarniit Ujauttaq (Northern Lights Gymnastics) Club as it sets its sights on a number of impressive events that club founder and head coach Lisa Kresky is going to do everything in her power to see her gymnasts attend. Read More

Students vote in Naujaat

December 11, 2017 - Naujaat

The Grade 9 class at Tuugaalik High School heard from all five candidates before holding a mock election to select the community’s new mayor earlier this month. Read More

Donations make for happy hearts

December 11, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay


ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓐᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᓯᑯᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ

December 11, 2017

ᐅᓐᓃᑦ ᓄᓇ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐳᒻᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᓰᑦ ᓯᑯᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᑭᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓐᓂᖅᓴᒥᒃ ᓯᑯᖓ ᐃᔾᔪᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓲᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖃᐅᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐳᒻᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑎᒍᑦ ᕿᐱᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑕᕆᐅᖅ ᐅᕿᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖕᒪᑦ ᑭᐊᒃᑐᒥᑦ ᐃᒪᕐᒥᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᓂᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᑯ ᐃᔾᔪᓕᕐᓇᖅᓵᓱᖑᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᖏᕋᕕᒋᒋᐊᖅᓴᖅ ᐊᑯᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ. Read More

Slower freeze up this year

December 11, 2017 - Nunavut

Even though the land has been covered with some snow and the lakes are covered in ice, the ocean has been much slower in fully developed ice because of current and a snow blanket. Read More

ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖃᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ

December 11, 2017

ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᒪᓖᓐᓇᕋᒃᑭᑦ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᖑᐊᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᓚᖓᓕᖅᑐᑦ. ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᕐᕕᐅᒥ ᐃᓂᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᒐᖅᖠᓕᕋᑦᑕ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᓕᐅᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᖅᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥᒃ.

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Capital’s second core great for Nunavut

December 11, 2017 - Nunavut

We’ve been following the proposed second core planned for Iqaluit’s industrial district, and the dream is now becoming a reality. The capital city has long needed more core space for businesses and residents to grow.

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December 7, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐊᑖᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 11-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ. Read More

Cash headed to worthy Rankin orgs

December 7, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Four organizations were selected to receive a donation of $10,000 this past weekend by the hamlet of Rankin Inlet and Agnico Eagle Mines.

The donations were presented during the second annual Christmas fundraiser in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 2. Read More

Naujaat named top cadet corps

December 7, 2017 - Naujaat

The year is closing out with a bang for the 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat, with the corps being named best in its region for the second consecutive year. Read More

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