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Rankin Inlet arena ready for use as makeshift hospital

Rankin Inlet recreation co-ordinator David Clark and his crew have readied the new arena to be used as a relief hospital should Covid-19 appear and spread throughout the community. It’s been a somewhat rocky start...

Who is Nunavut’s Greatest Athlete of All Time?

There hasn't been much in the way of sports in Nunavut because of COVID-19. No hockey in Rankin Inlet, no Arctic Winter Games, no North American Indigenous Games now this coming July. That's a double-whammy...

Former Naujaat teacher promotes Nunavut while teaching aboard Dutch vessel

It was quite the experience travelling with Class Afloat for former Naujaat teacher and cadet leader Lloyd Francis, who left Naujaat in 2018 after spending five years in the community. Former Naujaat teacher Lloyd Francis...

COVID-19 has to be taken seriously by all

It’s one thing to have a personal opinion on a matter, it’s quite another to refuse to follow precautions because you don’t “believe” COVID-19 poses any real threat to the Kivalliq because it’s not...

Kissarvik Co-op strives to protect staff, customers

Things look the same from the outside, but once one ventures inside it doesn’t take long to realize that changes have taken place at the Kissarvik Co-op in Rankin Inlet since the COVID-19 pandemic...

Kivalliq News, April 1 Edition

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Hockey tournament committee donates 22 pizzas to Rankin Inlet families

A little goodwill can often go a long way and, in at least one case, it tastes pretty darn good at the same time. Destiny Burrill helps her dad, Chadd Burrill, of the Slapshot Canteen,...

ᐲᑦᓴᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᐊᓗᐃᑦ

ᐱᔾᔪᔾᔨᑉᓗᓂ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᐃᓚᖏᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᑉᓗᑎᒃ. ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᓲᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᑦᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ Hᐃᒪᔅ ᑕᑎ Hᐊᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓃᕋᐅᔭᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖓᓂᒃ ᓯᑯᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᒫᑦᓯ 24-ᒥ. ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑎ ᓂᑲᓪᓗᖓᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᐅᔭᖅᖢᑎᒃ...

Ikurraq Food Bank still ready to help in Rankin Inlet

Like most operations, especially nonprofits, it’s going to be challenging times ahead for the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon’s Cupboard) and thrift store, as it strives to continue meeting the needs of the community while...

Disappointing start for new arena in Rankin Inlet

Expectations may have been too high in the community for any new facility to have a legitimate chance of living up to at first, but no one could have predicted what the first few...

Finding the way past the loss

I was asked a quite serious question by a good friend this past week who, I quickly noticed, was choosing his words very, very carefully. Amazingly, to me anyway – based partly on my way...

Kivalliq News, March 25 Edition

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Rankin Inlet rallies defences as COVID-19 looms

The Hamlet of Rankin Inlet began calmly solidifying its defences in preparation for the arrival of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Fire Chief and emergency-response contact person for the community of Rankin Inlet, Mark...

Nunavut News and Kivalliq News going to PDF-only

Northern News Services and Canarctic Graphics, which prints our newspapers, made the difficult decision this weekend to suspend print publication until further notice. To do so on the week of our 48th anniversary makes...

Rankin resident discusses roadblock to gold mine and its effects

A small group of concerned citizens blocked the road to the Meliadine gold mine this past week to protest Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) continuing to operate the gold mine, which many in the community...

Editorial: An emotional time

In some ways, I suppose this piece could be seen as a continuation of what I penned in this space the previous week on March 11 “(In the here and now”), but in talking...

Kivalliq News, March 18 Edition

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Tootoo tourney in Rankin Inlet rescheduled to November

The biggest hockey event of the year had to be rescheduled last week in Rankin Inlet due to concern over the coronavirus disease and COVID-19. The Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men’s tournament has been...

Caution rules the day in the Kiv, but some wonder if all cancellations necessary

While everyone, more or less, subscribes to the better-safe-than-sorry approach to a public health risk such as the spread of the coronavirus disease, there are some who aren’t convinced that every event has to...

Arctic Winter Games cancellation devastates Kivalliq athletes

The cancellation of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) over fears of coronavirus has left many coaches, parents and young athletes brokenhearted across the Kivalliq. It also left their coaches, who had put in so...