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September 28, 2017

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Whale of a trip

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

A Grade 9 student at Tuugaalik High School rocked the Naujaat community this past month. William Shimout, 14, was with his classmates on the annual outing to start the new year at Tuugaalik High School when he successfully landed a beluga whale.

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Whale of a trip

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

A Grade 9 student at Tuugaalik High School rocked the Naujaat community this past month. William Shimout, 14, was with his classmates on the annual outing to start the new year at Tuugaalik High School when he successfully landed a beluga whale.

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Walking against suicide

September 4, 2017 - Rankin Inlet/Baker Lake

The fourth Terence Tootoo Suicide Prevention Walk was held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28.

The participants were scheduled to meet in front of the Tootoo family home at 6 p.m. for a prayer to be said and 15 balloons released into the sky.

The walk would progress from the Tootoo home, around Area 5, and back to their home for juice and snacks.

The annual Suicide Prevention Walk was held in Baker Lake on Aug. 31, with the participants walking from the community to Prince River and back.

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Gazing into the crystal ball

September 4, 2017 - Arviat

Gord Billard is less than four months away from the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club’s first production of the school year. With the bar set so very high with Romeo and Juliet this past season, the iconic Kivalliq director says he hasn’t a clue what the club’s next production will be.

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Time for science

September 4, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet

Science-loving students from across the Kivalliq will descend into Chesterfield Inlet tomorrow for the Kivalliq Science Educators Community’s annual Science Cultural Camp.

The camp is being held in Chester from Sept. 7-11, with a focus on traditional travel as a Qajaq camp. The students will also learn GPS and first aid while at the science and culture camp.

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Pride and accomplishment

September 4, 2017 - Naujaat

Fifteen Grade 12 graduates earned a unique distinction on Aug. 25. in Naujaat, when their Class of 2017 became the first to graduate at the new Tuugaalik High School.

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Festival returns

September 4, 2017 - Baker Lake

The third installment of the Festival by the Lake was met with success in Baker Lake from Aug. 25-27.

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Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

September 4, 2017 - Kivalliq

There are three things I will not miss should I ever decide to leave Rankin Inlet and Kivalliq News. Those are: the cost of living in Rankin, the ridiculous amounts of money we’re forced to spend on things such as cell and Internet service which don’t deliver a service anywhere near the cost, and the lack of professionalism when trying to deal with the Government of Nunavut (GN) in any meaningful way.

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Creating magic in Chester

September 4, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet

Students at Victor Sammutok School (VSS) are never asked to pay a price for living in a small community and that includes never missing a sliver of magic when high school graduation rolls around in Chesterfield Inlet.

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ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 37 ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐹ?

September 1, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐊᒥᓱᓄᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖁᔭᒃᓴᖅ 37 ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᖕᒪᑦ – ᒪᓕᒐᖅ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᓯᔪᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᔾᔪᑏᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓄᑦ – ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᑦ ᑐᖁᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 12-ᒥ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᓱᓕ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᒋᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᒪᔭᖓ.

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ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᑐᖃᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᓯᑯᒥ

September 1, 2017 - Sanikiluaq

ᓕᓯ ᑲᕕᒃ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᑐᖃᒥᓂᒃ ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᑎᑦᓯᓇᓱᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐊᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ Google Earth.

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Editorial: Not guilty does not mean innocent

September 1, 2017 - Nunavut

After more than a year of study, the federal Competition Bureau says First Air and Canadian North did not break the law in its efforts to stop startup airline GoSarvaq from entering the Ottawa-Iqaluit market.

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Will Bill 37 survive?

September 1, 2017 - Nunavut

Many may want to see Bill 37 – An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act – die when in the legislative assembly’s last sitting, which starts Sept. 12. But the premier is not ready to give up.

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The end of INAC

September 1, 2017 - Ottawa

In a move the federal government says is designed to eventually get rid of the Indian Act, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is being replaced by two new departments.

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Modular classrooms arrive in Kugaaruk

September 1, 2017 - Kugaaruk

Modular classrooms arrived in Kugaaruk in late August despite some apprehension as the sealift ship encountered dangerous ice.

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Mayor upset over sudden cruise stop

September 1, 2017 - Taloyoak

As the Northwest Passage attracts more cruise ships, Taloyoak Mayor Simon Qingnaqtuq plans to make a point about the need for improved security and communications.

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Inuit voices missing in tuberculosis history

September 1, 2017 - Winnipeg, Man.

 

A Manitoba researcher is hoping Inuit will contribute to a multi-year research project about historical experiences of tuberculosis.

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ᐃᓱᓕᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᖃᓕᖅᐳᖅ

August 31, 2017

ᑕᐃᒪ, ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑎᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᐅᑎᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᕿᓚᒥᑯᓗᒡᓗ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᓂᒍᐃᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᐱᕗᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓕᕆᔨᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᖢᖓ.
ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓇᖏᒻᒪᕆᒃᐳᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᐊᓂᖕᒪᑕ ᕿᓚᒥᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ. ᐅᖃᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᖓᓗ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᒐᓚᒃᐳᖓ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᐊᖏᓕᕋᒪ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓇᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ.

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Inuit knowledge and high tech merge on the sea ice

August 31, 2017 - Sanikiluaq

Lisi Kavik is sharing her traditional home with the world via Google Earth.

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Flying high in Costa Rica

August 29, 2017 - Gjoa Haven

Gjoa Haven’s Gibson Porter has many wonderful memories of his summer travel to Costa Rica, and zip-lining is chief among them.

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New Pond Inlet research facility joins Arctic network

August 28, 2017 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Catherine McKenna announced the opening of a new research facility while in Pond Inlet to celebrate the final boundaries of the Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound) national marine conservation area.

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Owner says tickets for draw in-store promotion, not raffle

August 28, 2017 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit residents are up in arms this month over what appears to be an unlicensed raffle.

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Meeting the challenge

August 28, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

The community of Rankin Inlet and supporting territorial personnel were given passing grades for how they handled a mock emergency scenario put on by Operation Nanook earlier this month.

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Vying for the AWG

August 28, 2017 - Coral Harbour

Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and Naujaat had 16 participants among the 39 athletes from nine Nunavut communities which took part in the Arctic sports territorial trials in Coral Harbour Aug. 18-20 . The trials were the beginning of team building for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG).

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Nunavut teachers head to Belize

August 28, 2017 - Naujaat

This summer, Lloyd Francis discovered that everyone, regardless of continent, loves Inuit games. The Grade nine teacher at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat had a unique experience with a group of students in the small village of Maya Center in Belize, South America.

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Down the home stretch of 2017

August 28, 2017 - Kivalliq

Well, valued readers, I’m back in Rankin Inlet and only a stone’s throw away from starting my 20th year at the helm of Kivalliq News.

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Paddles dip in Chester

August 28, 2017 - Chesterfield Inlet

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) took to the waters as part of the school’s annual kayaking program in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month.

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Competition bureau closes airline investigations

August 25, 2017 - NWT/Nunavut

The Competition Bureau has found no evidence of anti-competitive acts between First Air and Canadian North.

This follows a yearlong investigation into First Air and Canada North, which closed on Tuesday.

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The spirit of giving in Hall Beach

August 24, 2017 - Sanirajak/Hall Beach

The generosity in Hall Beach is so strong, you can taste it. Literally.

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Home-grown doctor in the making

August 24, 2017 - Iqaluit

Life is hectic for recent high-school graduate Anchaleena Mandal. She’s off to study science, then medicine, in the south.

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Airlines did not break competition laws: bureau

August 24, 2017 - Nunavut

First Air and Canadian North did not break any laws, but there is evidence both companies’ sale prices affected GoSarvaq’s attempt to join the Iqaluit-Ottawa market.

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Dental therapist abuse case broadens

August 22, 2017 - Nunavut

More plaintiffs and possibly more offenders are emerging in a longstanding civil suit involving a now deceased dental therapist who molested children.

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QEC workers vote for tentative agreement

August 21, 2017 - Nunavut

Unionized workers with the Qulliq Energy Corp. (QEC) reached a deal to the end of 2020.

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Rankin youth return from Rockies

August 21, 2017 - Kivalliq

A Nunavut fund that helps send youth on summer and fall adventures had its first participants from the Kivalliq region this summer.

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Painting the North

August 21, 2017 - Baker Lake

Artists in Baker Lake converged on the Jessie Oonark Arts and Crafts Centre last week to put their love of the North on canvas.

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Trip of a lifetime

August 21, 2017 - Kivalliq

Blue Jays fan Rachel D’Cunha, from Rankin Inlet, got a surprise last month when she learned she would be spending July 30 in Toronto to watch the Canada Baseball Day game between the Jays and the L.A. Angels.

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Operation Nanook on the land

August 21, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

Planes are a common sight for the people of Rankin Inlet, but the touchdown of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster got the hamlet talking.

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One big family

August 21, 2017 - Kivalliq

As the summer comes to an end, so does a season of short-sleeved sports and warm-weather events.

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Residents choked over lack of dust control

August 21, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

A late start to dust control in Rankin Inlet has led to some residents closing their windows and opting not to walk outside on sunny days as choking plumes billow through the hamlet.

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Hearing the voice of youth

August 21, 2017 - Nain, Nunatsiavut

Young Inuit from communities across Canada spent a week this month discussing issues of importance to them at a summit in Nain, Nunatsiavut.

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Inuit celebrate another environmental win

August 18, 2017 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

 

Inuit saw the summer’s second environmental win Aug. 14 with the announcement in Pond Inlet of the final boundary of the national marine conservation area Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound).

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Gulf slow-down not affecting sealift

August 18, 2017 - Nunavut

 

A temporary measure to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence put into effect Aug. 11 has no consequences on sealift schedules in Nunavut, according to the two companies servicing the territory.

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Iqaluit in the dark for 3.5 hours

August 18, 2017 - Iqaluit

 

Not since January 2014 has Iqaluit seen as lengthy a power outage as it did the evening of Aug. 11.

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Citizen accuses City of Iqaluit of ignoring vandalism

August 18, 2017 - Iqaluit

 

Resident Janet Armstrong is not happy that the city is overlooking vandalism in the capital, and she wants answers.

Armstrong appeared before city council in Iqaluit Aug. 8 and asked several pointed questions. She came armed with photos and a prepared presentation, shortened to accommodate council’s full agenda.

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Kugluktuk could reduce diesel usage up to 60 per cent

August 17, 2017 - Kugluktuk

Kugluktuk could displace diesel consumption by between 20 and 60 per cent through renewable energy initiatives, if federal funds are available.

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