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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...

Arviat polar bear slaughter sparks debate

The killing of five polar bears around Arviat in recent weeks has sparked a debate over how the population should be managed. The animals were left unharvested and hunters had already used up all the...

Nunavut Court of Appeal rules Kivalliq Hall was a residential school

Former Kivalliq Hall students scored a major victory last week after the Nunavut Court of Appeal upheld a ruling requiring the federal government to pay out compensation for its role in running the school. “It...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Man killed in hit and run

Arviat Arviat is mourning the loss of a young man who was fatally struck by a vehicle last week. James Kupaa Issakiark was identified as the victim by family members who spoke with Kivalliq News. According...

New boxing program boosting confidence in Rankin Inlet

A couple of boys take turns throwing alternating punches – jabs, upper cuts and hooks – ducking behind one another in quick succession as their blows are absorbed by the pads of Mahmoud Zahaby. The...

‘ᐃᒋᑦᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᑦ’

ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᐅᓯᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᑕᑯᖏᓐᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓯᓚᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐳᐊᕐᕆᔭᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᑳᓐᑐᕌᒃᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ. “ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᑦᑖᕈᓱᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ,” ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖓ ᓯᐅᓪᑎᓐ ᑐᐊᕆ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᐱᖓᓐᓄᑦ. ᑐᐊᕆ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᖃᓗᒡᕕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᔪᒥ ᓯᓚᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᕕᐅᔪᖅ...

EDITORIAL: If you build it they will come

There is no doubt that when it comes to sports in Rankin Inlet, hockey is king. With enough players to make up several teams across several age groups the people playing another sport are...

Kivalliq traffic crackdown gets results

A crackdown on motorists breaking the rules of the road is achieving results in Rankin Inlet. Earlier this summer the hamlet announced that it would be strictly enforcing its existing ATV laws, with a focus...

ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᔪᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ

ᐱᓕᕆᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓱᕋᐃᔪᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᓂ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᓪᓚᕆᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᑕᖄᓂᒃᑐᒥ ᑎᓴᒪᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓂᑦ, ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑭᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑎᓯᔪᓂ ᓂᐊᖅᑯᐊᔾᔭᐃᒃᑯᑎᓂᑦ ᓇᓴᕐᓂᑦ. ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᙵᓂᖃᓚᐅᕆᕗᖅ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᓯᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᕋᓛᓕᕆᔩᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐳᕿᖅᑕᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᑐᐊᖃᑲᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ...

Baker Lake SAO speaks out after GN demolishes playground

The SAO of Baker Lake is speaking out against government waste after the community's playground was bulldozed by Government of Nunavut contractors. “There's people in town that are very disappointed,” hamlet SAO Sheldon Dorey told...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fundraiser for Arviat hero

Arviat An online fundraiser has been set up for the family of Aaron Gibbons, the father of three from Arviat who died protecting his children from a polar bear attack earlier this month. The page can...

Rankin’s first fastball league a hit

A new summer sport is taking hold on the baseball diamonds in Rankin Inlet. Rankin has t-ball on offer for young children and softball for adults and youth, but up until this year the...

‘ᓄᖑᓐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᐃᓛᑰᓕᖓᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᑦ’

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓕᐅᖁᕙᖏᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᓯᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᕐᔪᐊᑉ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᐃᓛᑰᓕᖓᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᑲᑕᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᖏᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᙱ, ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓴᓄᑦ “ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᐃᑦ ᑐᖁᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ” ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᓄᑦ ᐆᒪᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓛᑰᓕᖓᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᐊᐱᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᐱᕗᒻᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᐅᑐᙱ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ...