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Agnico Eagle marks mine opening with $1 million donation to community

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) marked the opening of its second mine in Nunavut last week by donating $1 million to two community groups in Rankin Inlet. Rankinmmiut celebrated the official opening of Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine...

Northwestel to reimburse Rankin customers for extended outages

Northwestel plans to reimburse Rankin Inlet customers who have been experiencing extended service outages over the past few months. Customers have been complaining about periodic outages in cell and Internet connectivity, which have lasted anywhere...

EXCLUSIVE: Road network connecting four Kivalliq communities pitched to feds

The territorial government is hoping to revive plans for a road system that would connect Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove and Arviat. The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal...

Whale Cove water woes continue

It could be at least another two years until the community of Whale Cove can finally say goodbye to boil water advisories for good. The community has had to boil its water intermittently for the...

Summer traffic crackdown begins in Rankin

Motorists on ATVs who flout traffic laws in Rankin Inlet may soon by getting a nasty surprise. Last week the head of the community's bylaw announced the department would begin its annual crackdown on dangerous...

CODY PUNTER: #WeThe(Actual)North

I don't tend to get homesick. But for the past few weeks I have had Toronto on my mind. And it isn't because I'm tired of the fog we've had for the past week....

CODY PUNTER: Travelling to places unknown from the comfort of home

After a long week at a work, most of us spend our Friday afternoons looking forward to some kind of escape. At this time of year, most families turn to the land to get...

Uniting the North through photos

A Facebook page dedicated to showcasing the beauty of the North hit a milestone earlier this year when it reached 10,000 followers. The Photos of North page was started up by Rankin Inlet resident Thomas...

ᑲᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᒃᑯᑦ

Facebook-ᑯᑦ ᒪᒃᐱᒐᖅ ᐃᓕᐅᖅᑲᐃᕝᕕᐅᕙᒃᑐᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᖅᑎᒋᖕᒪᖔᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ 10,000-ᓄᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᒪᒃᐱᒐᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᓯ ᐊᖑᓴᓪᓗᕐᒧᑦ 2013-ᒥ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓄᓇᖁᑎᖏᑦ ᑲᑕᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖃᑦᑕᖁᔨᔪᓐᓃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. “ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᑉᓗᒍ, ᐃᓱᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᖃᓄᖅ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᑎᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᖔᑉᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᑉᑎᓐᓄᑦ,” ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ. “ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᒪᒃᐱᒐᖅ (ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ) ᐃᓄᐃᑦ...

Man accused of causing disturbance on flight arrested

A man from Chesterfield Inlet was arrested after a flight crew reported a disturbance on a flight from Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet on June 7. RCMP were dispatched to the Rankin Inlet airport to meet...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet's rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. But listen a little closer...

Sakku signs on for Agnico wind farm

Sakku Investments Corporation may soon become the first 100 per cent Inuit-owned renewable energy provider in the Kivalliq. On May 8 the investment-arm of the Kivalliq Inuit Association signed a memorandum of understanding with Agnico...

Rankin Inlet man charged with dangerous driving

RCMP have arrested a Rankin Inlet man with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after he attempted to flee from police twice in one day. On May 23, officers tried to perform a traffic...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Boil water advisory

Whale Cove A boil water advisory was issued for Whale Cove by the department of health on Aug. 3. A press release from the department stated the advisory is a “precautionary measure due to total...

Firefighters head to national competition

A team of seven firefighters is on its way to represent Nunavut at the National Aboriginal Firefighters competition in Manitoba after tryouts were held in Rankin Inlet last week. For five grueling days, 17 firefighters...

ᓇᓄᕐᓂ ᑐᖂᖅᑎᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑑᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ

ᑐᖂᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂ ᓇᓄᕐᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᓂ ᓵᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑑᑎᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓪᓗᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᑐᖁᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᕿᒪᒃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒐᒃᓴᓕᐊᖑᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑏᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᓂᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᓇᓐᓄᒍᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᓂᖅᓴᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ, ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓄᐃᑦ ᖁᑭᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ. ᑐᑰᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ...

EDITORIAL: Feds should admit defeat

They say that good things come to those who wait. But the world of the Canadian justice system can take a long time to deliver. For the past six years, Baker Lake's Simeon Mikkungwak has...

Baker Lake gets new playground

Baker Lake didn't go long without a playground at the school. The Department of Education installed a new play structure last week just a few days after the community's SAO Sheldon Dorey raised concerns...

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᕼᐋᓪᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐱᕗᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᑎᒍᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ ᕼᐋᓪᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕖᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᖓᑕ ᑐᒡᓕᐊ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒋᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐅᑎᕐᕕᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ. “ᐅᕙᓐᓂ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᓇᓕᒧᑦᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓕᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑕᐅᔪᑎᑐᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᒥᐅᓐ ᒥᒃᑯᙳᐊᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᑦᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ 2013-ᒥ...