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Darrell Greer

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Darrell Greer is Editor of Kivalliq News

New Rankin arena scheduled to open on Oct. 21

The excitement is beginning to build, as the long-awaited new arena nears completion in Rankin Inlet. The arena is expected to come in over its original $26-million price tag. The hamlet is hoping to be...

Around the Kiv: Bingo cheaters beware

Cheaters beware Rankin Inlet An old yet effective device is now being used for all bingo games in Rankin Inlet. This simple yet effective devise will now be used to determine that winning bingo cards have not...

Naujaat cadet corps regains solid footing

The 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) is back on solid ground following a year of uncertainty due to the departure from Naujaat of former corps commander Capt. Lloyd Francis. Backed by the support...

Fire department announces new Rankin fundraiser

Spooks, ghouls and creatures of the night in all shapes and sizes will descend upon the Rankin Inlet community hall for the first annual Halloween Spookfest on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Halloween Spookfest replaces the...

Rankin rec hall renos create more space

It may not be the perfect solution but folks in Rankin Inlet have a lot more space for gatherings and celebrations after renovations were recently completed on their community hall. Recreation co-ordinator David Clark said...

Around the Kiv: Federal candidates make the rounds

On the election trail Kivalliq Nunavut candidates are hitting the campaign trail harder as the Oct. 21 federal election draws nearer. Conservative Party candidate for Nunavut in the upcoming feral election on Oct. 21 Leona Aglukkaq, left,...

Trade show nurtures blossoming Kivalliq economy

The Kivalliq Trade Show is more important to the region’s economy today than ever before, said Nunavut Development Corp. president Darrin Nichol. The show wrapped-up its 10th anniversary gathering on a successful note despite Mother...

Pharmacy patient health files discovered at Rankin landfill

The North West Company has recently issued a public information release notifying Kivalliq residents that materials containing health information were recovered from the Rankin Inlet landfill site this past Feb. 28. The release went on...

Little school throws a big grad

The Class of 2019 tied the record for the most grads in one year at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) when six students received their Grade 12 diploma in Chesterfield Inlet on Aug. 16. The school’s...

Rankin Legion biz of the year at Nunavut Trade Show

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 Rankin Inlet took home the Business of the Year award at the annual Nunavut Trade Show and Conference in Iqaluit this past week. Branch 169 treasurer Darrin Nichol said...

Career in aviation hard to land for Northern youth

Eric Anoee Jr. is one proud dad when it comes to the career choice of his son, Nangmalik, who left Arviat to begin his college studies earlier this month. Nangmalik, 18, is enrolled in the...

Remains of missing Baker Lake man found

After weeks upon weeks of intense searches on air, land and water, closure came to his family and friends when the body of Solomon (Sala) Tulurialik was finally located on Sept. 13. The 29-year old...

Arctic framework same old, same old

Call me a skeptic if you must, but count me very much among those who think it would be nice to see exactly how the federal government plans to do all the great things...

20th annual Kivalliq Science/Culture Camp in Baker Lake

Students and teachers swooped into Baker Lake recently to participate in the annual Kivalliq Science/Culture Camp in Baker from. The Sept. 4 to 9 event was sponsored by the Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community (KSEC) and...

Arviat Film Society could get good exposure from workshops

The Nunavut Film Development Corp. (NFDC) will visit members of the Arviat Film Society to deliver a series of film industry training workshops from Oct. 4 to 7. The society’s Gord Billard said the NFDC...
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed addresses the media gathering at the launch of the national Inuit health survey in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 13, 2019.

ITK launches national Inuit health survey

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) launched Qanuippitaa? a national Inuit health survey that will include Inuit of all ages from every community in Inuit Nunangat, while holding its annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet on...

Nickel mine produced drastic change in lifestyle for many Inuit

The move to Rankin Inlet from Naujaat to work in the nickel mine was an historic change in life for the families involved in the mid-1950s – and Piita Irniq, originally from Naujaat, remembers...

HTO launches Young Hunter’s program in Rankin

Upwards of 30 youths ages 13 to 19 are participating in a Young Hunter’s program the Kangiqlinq Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) began in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Andrew Akerolik said a number of...

Conservation officers help teacher with wildlife course in Baker Lake

Students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) benefitted from a recent partnership of sorts between their school and conservation officers at the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment, Wildlife Management Division office in Baker...

Cracking down on booze at hockey tournament

There will be zero tolerance for players bringing alcohol into the community for sale during the annual Calm Air Cup — the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) — senior men’s hockey tournament, said the event’s...