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

New songs from Kugluktuk to Iqaluit

May 16, 2017
Emerging artists from Kugluktuk to Iqaluit joined up with Twin Flames musical duo to create six new works in March. From left, Lazarus Qattalik, Kenny Taptuna, Gordon Kaniak, Tooma Laisa, Twin Flames’ Chelsey June, Mary Itorcheak, Twin Flames’ Jaaji, Leanna Wilson and Corey Panika.
photo courtesy Qaggiavuut

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North West Company buys airline

May 6, 2017

The North West Company (NWC), which owns and operates Northern and Northmart stores across Nunavut, announced April 28 it has purchased an air carrier and is terminating its cargo contracts with the Kivalliq- and Manitoba-servicing carrier Calm Air. Read More

RCMP kill man in Hall Beach

May 6, 2017

A 39-year-old man in Hall Beach, who broadcast online that he sought to die by police, was shot and killed by officers who responded to the scene. Read More

Bill 37 dead?

May 6, 2017

The committee reviewing the controversial Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act will recommend it be dropped. Read More

The lunacy of over-sensitivity

May 2, 2017

I’ve been fortunate in Rankin Inlet during the past 18-plus years to have known a fair number of people who liked to discuss “hot topics” of the day openly and honestly, without playing the race card or firing about a bunch of impossible-to-disprove labels in an effort to force silence or capitulation. Read More

Newly minted First-Aiders in Rankin Inlet

May 2, 2017

Rankin Inlet – Seven people from the community joined a group of firefighters to take their basic First Aid Training Course in Rankin Inlet this past month. Passing the course and becoming first time first-aiders were Kenny Hamilton, Kathleen Merritt, Megan Sammurtok, Alexandra Rudd, Katherine Rudd, Jakob Voisey and Shawn Makkigak.

Fun times ahead with Pakallak Tyme

May 2, 2017

Rankin Inlet – The annual Pakallak Tyme celebrations got underway this past Sunday, April 30. The community celebration will run through until May 7, and offers something for everyone of all ages, including dog mushing, square and teen dances, elder’s breakfast and games, kid’s pond hockey tournament and outdoor games, Ski-Doo races and much, much more.

Award winners

May 2, 2017


The student video-production team at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat took first place in the Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission’s territorial high school video contest titled Focus on Safety.

John Arnalukjuak High School and the video-production team will both receive a cash prize of $1,000 for winning the contest.

Earth Day at Tuugaalik High School

May 2, 2017

Naujaat – Students and staff at Tuugaalik High School celebrated both Drop the Pop and Earth Day in Naujaat on April 21. The students took part in a number of activities aimed at making healthy choices and living a healthy, active lifestyle. For more on the school’s activities, please see the May 10 edition of Kivalliq News.

Soccer tourney

May 2, 2017

Rankin Inlet/Coral Harbour

The Kivalliq was well represented at the youth Super Soccer championship in Yellowknife by teams from Rankin Inlet and Coral Harbour this past weekend.

Final results at the Super Soccer event were not known as of press time.

Naujaat’s cadets get grant

May 2, 2017 - Naujaat

Naujaat’s 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Gerard Buckley Cadet Fund this past month. Read More

Firing up bylaw services

May 2, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet’s bylaw services has a new look after being transferred to the local fire department under the direction of Fire Chief Mark Wyatt. Read More

Volunteer gets deserved recognition

May 2, 2017

Mary Fredlund and Kathleen Irwin of Rankin Inlet were among 46 dedicated Canadians to receive the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from Gov. Gen. David Johnston during a gala ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ont, on Monday, April 24. Read More

Recognizing support

May 2, 2017

The office of Kivalliq School Operations (KSO) in Baker Lake will be getting a nice nod from the Canadian Forces when it’s recognized for granting Capt. Lloyd Francis the time he needs away from his class at Tuugaalik High School to lead Naujaat’s 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) later this month. Read More

Two-peat in Iqaluit for Rankin

May 2, 2017

Rankin Inlet’s Canadrill Red Wings fought their way back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Iqaluit A team 4-3 and claim the 2017 Toonik Tyme senior men’s hockey championship in Iqaluit earlier this month. Read More

Students travel to remember

May 1, 2017

A group of students from Cambridge Bay listened while the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers were read out at the Vimy Memorial during the centennial ceremony for the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9. Read More

Resident wants youth to go to the pool, see the world

May 1, 2017

A generous Iqaluit resident bought hundreds of drop-in passes to the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre in early April, and distributed them to local schools, organizations and agencies – wherever there might be children and youth who can’t necessarily afford the $4 to $6 fee. Read More

Chamber begins breakfast speaker series

May 1, 2017

A wide range of early-rising Iqalungmiut attended a new monthly morning speakers’ series to hear Mayor Madeleine Redfern speak on the topic of Iqaluit Today and the Opportunities in Our Future. Read More

Back in action

April 26, 2017

You couldn’t have blamed the handful of executive members still remaining at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet if they had become their own best customers for an evening after the Legion was finally granted its club license this past week after a two-year-long struggle. Read More

Traditional Inuit views in Texas

April 26, 2017

A teacher from Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet is off to San Antonio, Texas, this week, where he will present his views on indigenous teaching to the academics attending the American Educational Research Association conference, the largest educational conference in North America. Read More

Easter Eggstravaganza cracks on

April 26, 2017

Hundreds of kids had a blast searching for hidden Easter eggs and enjoying hotdogs and other tasty treats on Williamson Lake during the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 15, in Rankin Inlet. Read More

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