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Darrell Greer

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Darrell Greer is Editor of Kivalliq News

Rankin youth group claims square-dancing championship in Arviat

The youth team from Rankin Inlet took an emotional roller-coaster ride to the 2019 George Hapanak Memorial square-dancing championship in Arviat from Nov. 8 to 11. The Rankin team arrived in Arviat to find out...

Earning the right to celebrate

Although I have shared my thoughts on the matter here and there in past columns found in this space, it would be impossible for me to attend a grand opening like the once I...

Arena opening signals dawn of new era in Rankin Inlet

With one snip from a pair of scissors, the ribbon floated gently to the ground and the long awaited new arena officially opened its doors in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 23. The opening of the...

Around the Kiv: Junior firefighters program

A total of five youths took part in a highly successful junior firefighters program in Baker Lake earlier this month. Participants in the junior fighters program are, from left, Rhoda Parker, Aalu Duval, Alvin Pudnak,...

Change of scenery for former NDC president Darrin Nichol

Darrin Nichol of Rankin Inlet leaves the Nunavut Development Corp. proud of his record after 11 years at the helm of the Government of Nunavut operation. Nichol, 50, said he had mixed feelings upon hearing...

Full house at new location for Nov. 11 service

With the Remembrance Day service now in the rear-view mirror, members of the executive staff can breathe a little easier as the busiest time of the year for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 in...

Back to full speed for Naujaat cadets

It’s been a busy month for the rejuvenated 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) in Naujaat. The cadets took part in a corps sleepover, went on parade for the annual Remembrance Day ceremony in...

Baker coach receives First Air President’s Award of Excellence

Jim Kreuger of Baker Lake was named the winner of the First Air President’s Award of Excellence by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut during a recent ceremony in Iqaluit. The award – for...

Good days on ice in Rankin

It just doesn’t seem the same as the days of November roll past and not a lick of hockey is being played in Rankin Inlet. As of press time, problems with getting the ice to...

Elder-care facility approved for Rankin

The Kivalliq region is finally going to have its own long-term elder-care facility. The multi-million dollar 24-bed facility to be located in Rankin Inlet was approved in the Department of Health’s capital budget last week...

Whale Cove rec co-ordinator first Nunavut grad from training program

Molly Okalik has achieved something that no one can ever best her at. The recreation co-ordinator for Whale Cove, Okalik, 25, is the first Nunavut graduate from the Recreation North training program. Okalik said the course...

Bob Leonard begins 12th year as Arviat mayor after election win

There can be no doubt who the Kivalliq’s elder statesman is, as far as municipal politics are concerned, following Bob Leonard’s fifth-consecutive election win for the mayor’s seat in Arviat on Oct. 28. Leonard has...

Jamie Makpah, 41, brings down polar bear near Arviat

It was a while in coming, but Jamie Makpah of Rankin Inlet successfully landed his first polar bear on the land near Arviat on Nov.2, at the ripe old age of 41. Makpah said he...

Table tennis mojo for Rankin team

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team brought home a total of eight medals from the territorial trials in Iqaluit last month. The Rankin players captured gold in U15 women’s doubles, silver in U18...

Around the Kiv: Halloween fun in Arviat

Spooky night’s fun Arviat Hamlet employees and youth volunteers did a spooktacular job of creating a genuine Halloween experience for youth in the community last week in Arviat. Hamlet employees and youth volunteers do an outstanding job...

A story of love, faith and miracles in Baker Lake

Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik’s birthday cake in Baker Lake last month marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It’s been a tough road for the special-needs child...

Rankin blessed with tireless volunteer base

The beat goes on in Rankin Inlet with a bevy of fundraisers for numerous sports and activities – and the amount of money raised, the generosity of the community, the sheer number of fundraising...

Sixth level black belt works with Arviat taekwon-do students

Students in a new taekwon-do club began learning from a sixth-degree black belt in Arviat last week. Taekwon-do is the Korean art of self-defense. Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., was brought to Arviat by Don Peters,...

Nemesis of Dracula returns to Arviat

The John Arnalukjuak Drama Club is wrapping up the run of its Halloween play with a highly anticipated public performance of the Nemesis of Dracula tonight, Oct. 30, in Arviat. At the end of the...

First aid instructor’s program held in Rankin Inlet

The community now has two more certified first-aid instructors following an instruction program held in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said the fire department is asked a lot to conduct first-aid...