COLUMN: Until we meet again

August 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

During my lifetime, I was fortunate enough to know two of Canada’s most noteworthy independent newspaper publishers – Jack (Sig) Sigvaldason of Northern News Services Ltd. fame and Jim MacNeill of the infamous Eastern Graphic of Eastern Prince Edward Island. Read More

EDITORIAL: If you build it they will come

August 2, 2018 - Kivalliq

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 a distinct minority. But what other sports lack in numbers they more than make up for in passion and dedication. Read More

COLUMN: Welcome to Canada?

July 13, 2018 - Kivalliq

When I was first starting out as a journalist in Yellowknife a few years back, I found myself on the phone with a local city councillor. Near the end of the call he asked me where I was from.

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The Broad Street Bullies live! … in the Philippines

July 8, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

A homeowner in California was getting ready to dip into his hot tub, margarita in tow, on June 29 when a brown bear decided to cut in line. Mark Hough is the homeowner and watched as the bear helped himself to the warm water and the frosty beverage by knocking over the glass and lapping it up. It’s hot this time of year in California, don’t you know. I don’t blame the bear one bit. Read More

COLUMN: Breaking traffic bylaws risks lives

July 6, 2018 - Kivalliq

by Cody Punter

Summertime in the Kivalliq wouldn’t be the same without the low rumble of Hondas zipping around town. There is a good reason for this: the all-terrain machines are much cheaper and more efficient than cars, which allows people to get around town quickly, and they also have the ability to handle the tougher terrain where hunters, fishers and lovers of the land like to travel on a daily basis. Read More

COLUMN: Straight As on premier’s Rankin appearance

June 29, 2018 - Kivalliq

Nunavut’s new premier, the Kivalliq’s own Joe Savikataaq, did a lot of talking in a relatively short period of time in Rankin Inlet this past week, and it came as no surprise he took the safe route on a number of topics. Read More

COLUMN: Chester teacher is a keeper

May 24, 2018 - Kivalliq

It is always difficult to write an opinion piece on the efforts or achievements of someone you know and respect, lest one gush, but in this particular case, I’ll make an exception.

And, if gush I must, then gush I shall. Read More

COLUMN: Community input a valuable commodity

May 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

It’s been quite refreshing to see Coun. Kelly Clark-Lindell soliciting community input as Rankin Inlet’s hamlet council moves cautiously and, hopefully, realistically forward on a new community centre. Read More