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Tiny and mighty, with a dream

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream.

Boucher’s dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism industry.

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Bart Hanna-Kappianaq survives seven days alone on the land after getting lost while hunting

After seven days lost on the land during a September hunting trip Bart Hanna-Kappianaq is reassured that he’s cared for dearly.

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Kugluktuk man jumps at apprenticeship opportunity, becomes journeyman mechanic

Darren Ihumatak doesn’t hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself.

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Kugluktuk prepared to build continuing care facility

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is ready to build and staff a 24-bed continuing care centre, if the Department of Health will sign a service agreement to use the facility.

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Worries over Russian rocket debris

A Russian rocket launch is raising red flags in Nunavut, where the debris is set to land in the Pikialasorsuaq, or North Water Polynya, in Baffin Bay between Ellesmere Island, Devon Island, and Greenland.

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Major shipping proposal put forward in Resolute Bay

Sarah Salluviniq and Mike Stephens are prepared to purchase a survey vessel and provide a wide range of services, including Northwest Passage floor mapping and cruise ship escorts.

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Arviat joins the circus

Many folks in Arviat were captivated by a world of performance art, skill and fantasy when the Iglulik-based Artcirq paid a visit to the community earlier this month.

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Hands-on experience for environmental technology students

Thirty-two first- and second-year students enrolled in Nunavut Arctic College’s Environmental Technology Program attended fall field camp in September.

The camp takes place annually at Peterhead Inlet, which is located 10 km west of Iqaluit and near Qaummaarviit Territorial Park.

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Kugluktuk has its MLA

Mila Adjukak Kamingoak doesn’t have to run a race for the MLA’s seat in Kugluktuk but she’s planning to seek input from residents anyway.

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Decolonization will be long, expensive process

This week, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. presented a commissioned report detailing the lost wages from the territorial and federal governments’ failure to implement Article 23 of the Nunavut Agreement, which calls for government staffing ratios to match that of the population.
Nunavut is 84 per cent Inuit but Inuit make up only 50 per cent of Government of Nunavut employees. The federal government sits at only 41 per cent.

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Zoe Elverum takes gold at Dwarf World Games

If you’ve never heard of the Dwarf World Games, you aren’t alone.

Zoe Elverum hadn’t heard of them either, until a chance encounter a few years ago made her aware of the Games, and she definitely made the most of her appearance.

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Feds join TB fight

Eliminating the extreme and disproportionate rate of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit in Canada is the goal of a new task force announced in early October by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott.

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ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ

ᒪᕐᕈᐃᓕᖓᔪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓐᓂᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᖅᑐᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᓯᔨᖏᓪᓗ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Nunavut is a land of opportunity

The most popular story on our new website, nunavutnews.com, has so far been last week’s profile on Anu Boucher, the young environmental technology student who has a dream of launching her own outfitting business back home in Rankin Inlet.

Hers is a dream that brings together youthful hopes with the vision of a business opportunity in a location that has promise. She has a real shot at this. Much as fashion designer Victoria Kakuktinniq, also of Rankin Inlet, has grown her business from sales on Facebook into a shop in Iqaluit. A mix of skill, tenacity, and demand for her product have brought her dream to life.

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ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓂᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᕗᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᑦ Rock ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᓕᐊᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ

ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᒡᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ Experiences Canadaᖑᓂᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᑦ ᑭᐴᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ Rankin Rock ᐋᑕᒻᑯᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐲᕖᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓄ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ Mimico Canadiens ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥᐅᑦ.

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ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ

ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᕙᐃᑦᕼᐅᐊᔅ, ᔪᑳᓐᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ Cold Lake, Alta., ᐊᐅᔭᐅᓵᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ.

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Working to help entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to handle the essentials of operating a small business or non-profit as the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce makes its first foray into Small Business Week. The week-long event, scheduled for Sept 16 to 21, takes place across the country.

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ᖁᒡᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᑉᑎᓐᓂ

ᐅᖃᖅᑐᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐱᖁᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᖕᒥᓃᖅᑕᐃᓕᑎᑦᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓱᒍᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕋᓱᐊᕈᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᕙᓕᑭᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ.

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Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

Qaggiavuut’s dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team.

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Iglulik makes pitch for craft shop

When a cruise ship arrived in Iglulik over the summer and passengers went door-to-door in search of crafts, Greg Morash decided to seek a solution.

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Hockey’s holy grail heads to Nunavut

The Stanley Cup playoffs are happening right now and one lucky team will get to lift the biggest prize the sport has to offer in June.

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Taptuna will not seek re-election

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30.

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Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

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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Progress needs to benefit all in Nunavut

It’s summer in Nunavut, and as the beaches fill with sealift containers, the streets – in the capital, at least – are filled with visitors and construction vehicles. They’re both critical to the Nunavut economy but we can see the fallout when the two clash.

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Hard fight for Rankin softball at national slo-pitch championship in Winnipeg

There was no ultimate victory for softball players from Rankin Inlet who travelled to Winnipeg, Man., for the national slo-pitch championships, but the team came away feeling good.

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Proper training for RCMP saves lives

There’s an old, racist stereotype about the ‘drunken Indian.’

You all know of it. Some of you will have experienced it first-hand: that assumption by some people that if you belong to an Indigenous group, you have a drinking problem.

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Fishing derby set to go

If Rankin Inlet has hockey as its big community deal, Arviat’s big community deal is right around the corner.

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Down to the wire

The time is drawing close for the first leg of the Experiences Canada hockey exchange program between the Rankin Rock atoms and peewee teams and the Mimico Canadiens of Toronto, Ont.

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Vying for the AWG

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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‘Tapped out’ city is sign of bigger problems

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern was the first guest speaker for a breakfast meeting series organized by a reborn Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce last month.

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Editorial: Not guilty does not mean innocent

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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ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖃᓕᖅᑐᑦ

ᒦᓚ ᐊᑦᔪᑲᖅ ᑲᒥᓐᖑᐊᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᖃᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓗᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᒎᖅ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᒋᓇᓱᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ.

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One big family

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

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Nunavut’s language challenges are many

Last month, under the radar, Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage let a significant date pass with zero fanfare. More than two weeks later, we learned that all businesses and non-governmental organizations must join the government in offering its services in the Inuit language.

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Community buy-in is smart business

It was a real-life example of David vs. Goliath, pitting the small High Arctic community of Clyde River in a fight against big oil and the Canadian government.

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A wondrous time

Graduation ‘season’ across the Kivalliq in August and September is one of the few remaining times of the year when it’s actually possible to put aside all thoughts of what ails Nunavut – a job in itself at the best of times – and allow yourself to grow a tad optimistic about the future.

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All systems go

A lot of smiles were evident after word spread around the community that ice making had begun at the local arena in Rankin Inlet this past week.

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Inquiry visit a time for healing in the Kivalliq

This week, visitors from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are in Rankin to meet Kivalliq families for the first time.

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Close but no banner this time

It stands to reason that if you spend a pile of money on getting to a tournament, you want to win it.

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Andy Attagutalukutuk reigns supreme again

The word dynasty is thrown out in the sports world like candy but it’s the perfect word to use when it comes to Andy Attagutalukutuk.

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ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ/ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᖅ

ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ ᑐᖔᓂ 18 ᓵᑯᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᒋᔭᐅᖏᑕᐃᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓴᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ 12-2 ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ 18 ᑐᖔᐋᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᑦ ᓵᑯᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕈᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 17-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.

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ᒐᕙᒪᑎᖃᕈᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᐳᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᒋᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᕿᓗᐊᖅᓯᒪᒋᐊᖃᕐᒃᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ

ᐊᑭᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓴᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᐊᓂ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐊᑏᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖑᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ: ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎ ᐲᑕ ᑕᑉᑑᓇ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖓ ᑮᑦ ᐲᑐᓴᓐ.

ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᖑᑏᒃ ᑭᖑᕚᒥᓄᑦ ᕿᒪᐃᖕᒪᑕ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑲᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐱᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃᓗ, ᒪᓕᒃᓗᒍ ᓇᓕᐊᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒍᓱᖕᒪᖔᖅᐱᑦ.

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Hockey registration

The Rankin Rock minor hockey program will be holding player registrations on Friday, Sept. 22, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. All three sessions will be held in the arena lobby from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Registration costs are $150 for one child, $250 for two and $325 for three. Any children after three is $75.

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Territorial champs

The Whale Cove U18 female soccer team went through the territorial championship undefeated on the way to defeating Coral Harbour 12-2 in the final to claim the Nunavut U18 female soccer championship on Sept. 17.

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