COLUMN: Welcome to Canada?

July 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked me where I was from.

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The Broad Street Bullies live! … in the Philippines

July 8, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

A homeowner in California was getting ready to dip into his hot tub, margarita in tow, on June 29 when a brown bear decided to cut in line. Mark Hough is the homeowner and watched as the bear helped himself to the warm water and the frosty beverage by knocking over the glass and lapping it up. It’s hot this time of year in California, don’t you know. I don’t blame the bear one bit. Read More

COLUMN: Breaking traffic bylaws risks lives

July 6, 2018 - Kivalliq

by Cody Punter

Summertime in the Kivalliq wouldn’t be the same without the low rumble of Hondas zipping around town. There is a good reason for this: the all-terrain machines are much cheaper and more efficient than cars, which allows people to get around town quickly, and they also have the ability to handle the tougher terrain where hunters, fishers and lovers of the land like to travel on a daily basis. Read More

COLUMN: Straight As on premier’s Rankin appearance

June 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Nunavut’s new premier, the Kivalliq’s own Joe Savikataaq, did a lot of talking in a relatively short period of time in Rankin Inlet this past week, and it came as no surprise he took the safe route on a number of topics. Read More

COLUMN: Chester teacher is a keeper

May 24, 2018 - Kivalliq

It is always difficult to write an opinion piece on the efforts or achievements of someone you know and respect, lest one gush, but in this particular case, I’ll make an exception.

And, if gush I must, then gush I shall. Read More

COLUMN: Community input a valuable commodity

May 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

It’s been quite refreshing to see Coun. Kelly Clark-Lindell soliciting community input as Rankin Inlet’s hamlet council moves cautiously and, hopefully, realistically forward on a new community centre. Read More

COLUMN: Mary Jane at the door

April 12, 2018 - Kivalliq

Despite the growing evidence debunking the long-held stance (by some) that marijuana is a gateway drug leading to the use of much heavier drugs, those who bought into the flawed theory decades ago stubbornly hang onto a time-proven weapon to perpetuate belief in the myth – fearmongering! Read More