Keep the presses going

October 12, 2018 - Kivalliq

Oct. 1 to 7 slipped quietly past this week without the fanfare that can accompany seven-day-awareness periods such as National Fire Prevention Week, Aboriginal Awareness Week, National Youth Violence Prevention Week or National Women’s or Men’s Health Week. Read More

COLUMN: Trade show still has vital role

October 5, 2018 - Kivalliq

One thing you can take to the bank: anytime a trade show hits a community, there is no shortage of folks who sing its praises and no shortage of folks who think it’s a waste of time and money for the same old people and companies doing the same old thing. Read More

COLUMN: Rankin is lucky to have Tuxedo in its corner

September 25, 2018 - Kivalliq

Hanging around and being a bit of a pest for an hour or two, while the three visiting animal health-care professionals from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital took care of business at Rankin Inlet’s annual veterinary pet clinic this past week, triggered some emotional memories for me. Read More

EDITORIAL: Long tail of colonialism threatens ability to heal

September 23, 2018 - Nunavut

Testimony at the recent Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry hearings in Iqaluit showed there is a still a lot of work needed to heal the wounds of colonial violence, if it’s even possible in light of the fact such violence persists. Read More

COLUMN: New festival would be win-win

September 21, 2018 - Kivalliq

Word on the street in Rankin Inlet has a group of folks coming together this past weekend in hopes of forming a committee to establish a second music festival in Rankin Inlet.

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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