Five of six children in Katherine Taqaogak’s cramped four-bedroom home are sick with flu-like symptoms and she feels that mould and crowded conditions are contributing to the health issues.

“At night they get really feverish and cry a lot. Some of them will throw up,” she said of the ailing youngsters.

Thirteen people live in Taqaogak’s public housing unit.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Kiv Canucks headed to Winnipeg

February 15, 2018

Bound for the Peg


Listed below are the players selected for the Kivalliq Jr. Canucks atoms team that will compete in the Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament this coming month in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Read More

A first at the Games

February 15, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

It may be hard to believe with how popular soccer is in the Kivalliq, but when Paul Stroeder of Rankin Inlet steps onto the floor in Hay River this coming month he will become the first soccer referee from Nunavut to officiate at the Arctic Winter Games (AWG). Read More

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂ

February 14, 2018 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ

ᐊᕿᔭᖅᑕᖃᒐᔪᖅᑰᔨᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐸᓪ ᓯᑐᕉᑐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓛᖅᑐᒥ ᕼᐊᐃ ᕆᕗᒥ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᓛᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. Read More

EDITORIAL: Tuktu in perilous situation

February 14, 2018

The more I watch the all-too-real drama play out concerning the caribou herds, the more I get freaked out by the similarities with the collapse of the East Coast cod fishery that changed my life, and thousand of others, on the East Coast forever. Read More

Loving science in Chester

February 14, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Old Man Winter picked a bad time to be in a grumpy mood as far as science-loving students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) were concerned in Chesterfield Inlet this past week. Read More

ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ

February 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

ᐃᓱᒪᒋᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᒃᑐᑦ, ᑲᒪᒋᕙᓪᓕᐊᓯᒪᕙᕋ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᖅᑰᔨᓂᖓᓄ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓᓂ ᐆᒐᖃᕈᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂᒃ, ᑕᐅᓴᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᑕᐅᕙᓂ. Read More

Alianait launches points drive

February 12, 2018 - Nunavut

Alianait is hoping Aeroplan points collectors will donate their Aeroplan miles for festival travel through a donation campaign that runs until March 19. Read More

Calling all emerging songwriters

February 12, 2018 - Nunavut

Six emerging songwriters from across the territory will have the opportunity to develop their skills thanks to a workshop organized by Alianait. Read More

Arctic UAV to offer drone training for youth

February 12, 2018 - Nunavut

Arctic UAV, a made-in-Nunavut aerial imaging provider, is hoping to train more people to fly drones in communities across the territory thanks to a partnership with C-Astral and the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API). Read More

Hamlet of Igloolik seeks to enrich artists

February 10, 2018 - Iglulik

The Hamlet of Igloolik is trying to put more money in artists’ pockets from the sales of their creations. A new program will result in the hamlet paying artists up front for their artwork and then selling their wares in the southern market. Read More

ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᒋᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓇᓂᓯᔪᑦ

February 9, 2018 - Nunavut

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᑦ (NS) ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᑲᓪᓚᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᓐᓇᖅᓯᔪᑦ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑐᐊᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᔪᖅᓴᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᖕᒪᑕ, ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᕈᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᒡᓗᑭᒃᓴᕈᓃᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᖁᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ.

“ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᖏᔪᖅ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒧᐊᓕ ᕼᐊᓐᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓᓂᒃ ᕖᕗᐊᕆ 2−ᒥ. Read More

ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓅᑲᑕᖕᒪᑕ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᕿᓂᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᒋᐊᖅᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓪᓗ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᑦ

February 9, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

ᓄᓇᓕᓕᒫᑦ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖅᑕᖃᕐᒪᖔᑕ (TB)-ᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᑭᒻ ᐲᑯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 8-ᒥ. ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᑕᓂᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ 7-ᓂᒃ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ, $1-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕆᔭᖓᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖃᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ. Read More

Dedicated housing for NS students

February 9, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) has much to celebrate thanks to the dedication of several generous contributors, as the post-secondary institution now has three of its own residences ready for students for the next school term.

“It was huge,” said Nunavut Sivuniksavut coordinator Morley Hanson about the announcement Feb. 2. Read More

On-site TB diagnosis and treatment showing benefits

February 9, 2018 - Qikiqtarjuaq

Community-wide tuberculosis (TB) testing in Qikiqtarjuaq is running smoothly and faster than expected, Nunavut’s chief medical officer Kim Barker said Jan. 8. The comments came on the fourth day of what was originally estimated to be a seven- to 10-week, $1 million medical effort to battle an outbreak in the hamlet. Read More

The Jerry Cans, Kelly Fraser, Tanya Tagaq up for Junos

February 8, 2018 - Nunavut

The nominations for the 2018 Juno Awards are out, and Nunavut performers have made a splash across genres.

All the hard work they’ve dedicated to their musical and cultural passions means being nominated for Juno Awards is all the sweeter, say Nancy Mike and Kelly Fraser. Read More

Resolute’s new mayor resigns

February 8, 2018 - Qausuittuq/Resolute

Resolute is in need of a new mayor. Joyce Laprise, elected as the hamlet’s leader on Dec. 11, submitted her resignation at the council meeting on Feb. 5. Read More

Axe-wielding man faces multiple charges

February 8, 2018 - Iqaluit

Police have charged a 29-year-old man accused of brandishing an axe and banging on doors in the 300 block in Iqaluit early Feb. 6.

The RCMP arrived in the area and witnessed a man with the axe. Police say they advised the man that he was under arrest. The accused allegedly walked toward the police waving the axe, ignoring the officer’s direction to drop it, stated Cpl. Henry Coman in a news release. Read More

Naujaat cadets celebrating 20 years

February 8, 2018 - Naujaat

Old Man Winter has been in a cranky mood across the Kivalliq recently, and the -60 C temps with the windchill he sent shivering across Naujaat forced the 3055 RCACC to postpone its 20th anniversary celebrations this past week. Read More

Students battle a killer in Naujaat

February 7, 2018 - Naujaat

Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School raised more than $800 in support of Rick Mercer’s Spread the Net Challenge to fight malaria by having a penny sale and a swat-a-mosquito game in Naujaat this past month. Read More

ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᑕᐱᕇᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ

February 7, 2018 - ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᑦᓯᐊᕋᓱᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᔪᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᑦ Arctic Connection−ᑯᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ 3-2 ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᔮᓐ ᓕᓐᑎᐅ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ ᑳᒻᒥᐊ ᑲᑉ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 28−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. Read More

Team defends hockey crown in Arviat

February 7, 2018 - Arviat

Rankin Inlet withstood a furious comeback attempt by Arviat’s Arctic Connection and held on for a 3-2 win in the final of the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men’s hockey championship in Arviat on Jan. 28. Read More

Big bucks for Chester qajaq program

February 6, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Kivalliq was a big winner at the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) awards ceremony in Ottawa on Jan. 31.

The Glen Brocklebank-led team behind the Qajaq program in Chesterfield Inlet received a whopping $140,000 to go towards their program, while, as predicted in the Jan. 31 edition of Kivalliq News, the David Clark-led Rankin Rock Hockey Camp received $80,000. Read More

February 5 – On-the-Land Contest

February 6, 2018

Winner: Sasha Hickes
Baker Lake
Here’s my son, who has been away for hockey, now into his fourth year. He goes out hunting when he comes back home. I took him out hunting to catch his own tuktu. I also caught my own. Read More

Clyde River principal ‘exceptional educator’

February 6, 2018 - Kangiqtugaapik/Clyde River

Rebecca Hainnu, principal of Clyde River’s Quluaq School  , has been recognized by The Learning Partnership as one of 40 exceptional educators in Canada.

The national organization announced Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2018 on January 31. Read More

ᐱᐅᖏᒃᑲᓗᐊᕋᒥ ᐱᐅᖏᒋᐊᓪᓚᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᑐᑦ

February 4, 2018 - Nunavut

ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᓐᓃᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᐅᔪᓐᓃᕋᓗᐊᕋᒥᒃ ᓱᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃ ᐱᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᕝᕙ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒋᓇᓱᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᓲᖑᓂᕐᕕᐅᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᕐᒪᑕ. ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔪᓐᓃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᒥᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ. Read More

ᐃᓚᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ

February 4, 2018 - Nunavut

ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᑲᓪᓚᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒍᓱᓗᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ: ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᕈᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᑰᒃᔪᐊᕌᓗᒃ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔪᑎᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕝᕕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᕐᓗᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᓕᖕᓂᒃ. Read More

ᐃᖃᓗᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᓯᔪᖅ $100,000-ᓂᒃ

February 4, 2018 - Iqaluit

ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 1980-ᓂᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎ ᐱᕝᕕᒃᓴᖃᓕᕐᒥᖕᒪᑕ ᓗᕇᓐᑯᓐᓂᑦ Loran Award ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ, ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓵᓂᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓗᑎᒃ $100,000-ᓂᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕋᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᓄᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᓄᑦ ᐊᒡᒍᖅᑕᐅᓗᓂ. Read More

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