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Canadrill nips combined Rankin-Ottawa squad 4-3 to claim third straight Toonyk Tyme Cup

Bolstered with seven players from the Kivalliq region, Team Canadrill defeated a combined Rankin-Ottawa squad 4-3 in the final game to claim the 2019 Toonyk Time Cup senior men's hockey championship in Iqaluit on...

Edmonton teams salute Rankin Rock ‘B’ peewee team’s special player

Referees, players on the Valleyview Icebears and their coaches reached out to the Rankin Rock peewee 'B' team to produce a couple of incredible memories for the very special captain of the Rankin team,...
Flames light-up the darkness as a horrific fire rips through the Hamlet 6 municipal bay garage in Baker Lake during the early morning hours of Jan. 29. photo courtesy of Hamlet of Baker Lake

Baker Lake residents get through major fire with a little help from their friends

The hamlet of Baker Lake recently sent out a letter of appreciation to all who helped them overcome the fire that destroyed most of the hamlet's municipal fleet of vehicles in January. Senior administrative officer...

Kivalliq News – April 24, 2019

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Debbie Baker proudly displays her awesome catch that measured-out at 43 1/16 inches during the Rankin Inlet Trout Derby in Rankin from May 18-21, 2018. photo courtesy of Pamela Pilakapsi

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fishing derby season

Fishing derby season is about to swim its way across the Kivalliq region and Arviat has announced its annual Trout and Pike Derby has been set for this upcoming month from May 3 to...
The Rankin Royals, back row from left, Alyson McKay, Kailee Karlik, Amber Graham, Shanti Dias, Tati Connelly-Clark, Sulurayok Mercer, Holly Mercer (coach) and Robert Kabvitok (coach), and front from left, Charlotte Siksik, Sanisha Nakoolak, Parker Faulkner and Maxine Ronald are preparing for their final Nunavut junior volleyball territorial this coming month with Kabvitok and Mercer holding the coaching reigns. Missing from photo is Elinor Mercer. Photo courtesy of Holly Mercer

Volleyball program needs coaches

It's been a year of transition for the Rankin Royals junior female volleyball team with coaches Robert Kabvitok and Holly Mercer preparing to step down following the Nunavut junior volleyball territorial from May 3...
Christine Wilson and Andrew Quackenbush have time to reflect on their outlaw ways while locked-up at the arena jail during the Jail 'N' Bail fundraiser for the Rankin Rock novice team travelling to a Winnipeg tournament in Rankin Inlet on April 5, 2019. Photo courtesy of Mark Wyatt

Jail birds come through for hockey team

The Rankin Inlet fire department and bylaw stepped up to help the Rankin Rock novice team fundraise in Rankin Inlet on April 5. Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said he was approached by Alysha Sateana on...

Volunteerism a Kivalliq strength

As the call for volunteers once again rings out across the Kivalliq to signal the imminent arrival of the region's spring festivals and the ever-popular fishing derbies, you can't help but hope our track...

One-stop shopping for hunting, fishing, safety and Arctic Cat

The Rankin Inlet business community has a new member after Nitsik Leasing and Sales held its grand opening last week in Rankin Inlet. The new business is owned by Chris Connelly and Leo (Dali) Kaludjak...

A fond farewell

Julia MacPherson's performance while teaching for seven years in Naujaat received a ringing endorsement when she was presented with a teaching award from the Nunavut Teacher's Association in Iqaluit on April 6. MacPherson said she...
A group of Co-op members and employees are all smiles as Alex Sammurtok, front from left, and Noah Tiktak present a cheque for $2,824 on behalf of Kissarvik Co-op's jersey day initiative to Derek Fredlund and Jessie Baxter of the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) in Rankin Inlet on April 5, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

Co-op jersey day scores for food bank

A new spin on a more relaxed work environment – aimed at a community's passion – ended up providing a financial boost to the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) in Rankin Inlet this past...
Spring Festival on Ice Tier 1 champion Rankin Rock peewee A team are, back row from left, Steve Sayles (coach), Dave Wiseman (coach) Luke Siksik, Gregory Wiseman, Liam Tattuinee, Darren Jr. Ikakhik, Preston Kaludjak, Seth Hamilton, Kadin Eetuk, Guili Issakiark, Kalluk Burton, Payton Kabluitok, Simon Wiseman (asstant coach), and, front from left, Michelle Okpatauyak, Ben Kusugak, Kylan Saviakjuk, Inuk Kowmuk, Ben Tulugak and Mia Autut in Edmonton, Alta., on March 31, 2019. Photo courtesy Nangmalik Wiseman

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ Peewee Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᑦ, Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ

ᑲᖏᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ Rankin Rock Peewee A-ᑯᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᔭᓗᓇᐃᒥᐅᓂᒃ, ᓄᓇᑦᑎᐊᕐᒥᐅᓂᒃ, 4-2 ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 25-ᒥ 31-ᒧᑦ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ Peewee-ᑯᑦ Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᒥᐊᓂᖅᓯᔨᓄᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐳᐃᒍᖅᑕᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᔾᔮᙱᑦᑐᖅ. ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ Hᐊᑭᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᕙᑎᓄᑦ Hᐊᑭᖃᑎᒌᒃᐸᒃᑐᓄᑦ...
Spring Festival on Ice Tier 1 champion Rankin Rock peewee A team are, back row from left, Steve Sayles (coach), Dave Wiseman (coach) Luke Siksik, Gregory Wiseman, Liam Tattuinee, Darren Jr. Ikakhik, Preston Kaludjak, Seth Hamilton, Kadin Eetuk, Guili Issakiark, Kalluk Burton, Payton Kabluitok, Simon Wiseman (asstant coach), and, front from left, Michelle Okpatauyak, Ben Kusugak, Kylan Saviakjuk, Inuk Kowmuk, Ben Tulugak and Mia Autut in Edmonton, Alta., on March 31, 2019. Photo courtesy Nangmalik Wiseman

Spring festival success for Rankin Rock peewees

The Rankin Rock peewee A team defeated Yellowknife 4-2 in the final game to sweep to the Tier 1 championship of the annual Spring Festival on Ice hockey tournament in Edmonton from March 25...
Rose and Barney Tootoo conduct the ceremonial faceoff with Jordin Tootoo, left, and Piqut Nukapiak to launch the 2019 Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's championship in Rankin Inlet on March 8, 2019. NNSL file photo

AROUND KIVALLIQ: End of an era

The Grand Old Lady on the hill will close its doors for the final time this coming weekend as the hamlet has announced the arena will close for the season this coming Friday, April...
Tuugaalik High School Principal Aubrey Bolt, second from deft, with members of the Scottish Arctic Return Expedition team on the land near Naujaat in April of 2019. Photo courtesy Department of Education

Success of historic trek based on Inuit knowledge

Despite losing one of its members, the Arctic Return Expedition is continuing its hike across the tundra in an attempt to re-enact Orcadian explorer John Rae's historic 1854 650-kilometre trek from Naujaat to the...

ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᔪᖅ ᐃᖕᒥᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒪᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓗᓂ; ᒫᓐᓇᓕ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᑉᖁᑎᓕᐅᕈᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᐅᑉ ᓯᓚᑖᓄᑦ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᖓ ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᑕᖅᑮᖕᓂᒃ ᐅᖓᓯᖕᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖅᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ. ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 1-ᒥ, ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᓇᓪᓕᐅᓐᓂᖅᓯᐅᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᓄᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓄᓇᖃᓕᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᕙᑎᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ, ᕆᑦᓱᑦ ᑎᒃᑕᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᓴᒐᒃᓴᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᓕᓚᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐅᓐᓅᔪᒥᒃ, ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᑭᑑᖅᑐᕋᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒪᓕᑲᑕᒍᑎᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᑖᕐᓂᐊᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ...
The Kivalliq Jr. Canucks peewee team bear their gold medals in triumph at the MICEC Annual Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament in Winnipeg last month. Photo courtesy of Gleason Uppahuak

Peewee Canucks Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᐊᓛᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ

ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᖓᓱᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᓄᑲᖅᖡᑦ Canucks ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᐊᓘᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᒫᑦᓯ 22-ᒥ 24-ᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖓ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒌᒃᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕐᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ: Peewee-ᖑᔪᑦ. "ᐱᙳᐊᑐᐊᕌᖓᑕ ᐱᖃᑎᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖃᑎᒋᔭᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᐅᓗᐊᓕᕌᖓᑕ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ Hᐊᑭᖅᑐᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ, ᐱᖓᔪᖓ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᕆᔭᖏᑦ 8-0-ᖑᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ," ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᒋᓕᓴᓐ...
The B Division champion Team Tood isd, front row from left, Alfred Voisey, Elias Voisey, Chad Taipana and Deryk Voisey (waterboy), and, middle row from left, Robert Kabvitok, Hunter Nakoolak, Bobby Misheralak, Jason Todd, Nigel Kubluitok, Sandy Tattuinee (waterboy) and Mapsalaaq Komaksiutiksak (waterboy) and, back row from left, Silu Autut, Colton Graham, Ray Mercer Jr., Jeff Tulugak, Shawn Smith, Tony Dias, and Brady Tucktoo (stickboy) at the Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's hockey championship in Rankin Inlet on March 10, 2019. Photo courtesy Brian Tattuinee

ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᑦ

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ Kivalliq Canucks-ᑯᓐᓂᒃ 6-2-ᑯᑦ A-ᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑎᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ, Team Todd-ᑯᓪᓕ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᓂᒃ 5-3-ᑯᑦ B-ᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑎᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᒃ ᐃᓐᓄᒃᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᑉᓗᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 10-ᒥ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᕐᒥᐅᓂᒃ 6-3 ᑭᖑᓕᖅᐹᖅᓱᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, Canucks-ᑯᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ Cheifs-ᑯᓐᓂᒃ...
Qitiqliq Middle School principal Doreen Hannak, left, and teacher Juanita Belhauzin display the Awards of Merit they received from the Kivalliq Science Educators Community for the outstanding job the school did hosting the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair in Arviat from March 15-17, 2019. Photo courtesy Kivalliq Science Educators Community

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᓯᓚᑦᑕᐅᙱᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᓴᓪᓕᓂᓗ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓄᑦ 2019-ᒥ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕿᑎᖅᖠᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 15-ᒥ 17-ᒧᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓲᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕖᑦ ᐊᒥᖅᑳᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᑕᒫᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᙵ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ. ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓱᓇᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᒋᓚᓐ...
Rankin Rock peewee players, front row from left, Erin Kubluitok, Kaylen-Janne Nakoolak, Sophia Kaludjak, Kylan Saviakjuk, Jaidyn Verbeek, Kadin Eetuk and Simon Wiseman proudly display the $5,000 donation the team received from the Northern Pharmacy. Also taking part in the presentation are, back from left, Tim Smith (Northern Pharmacy), Hunter Totoo (donated 2,000 GN pins to the team), Joe Verbeek (Rankin Rock coach), Larry Fortes (Northern store), Dave Chatyrbok (Northern store), Rae-Lynn Steadwell (Northern store) and Dave Wiseman (Rankin Rock coach) in Rankin Inlet on March 7, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᕈᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ

ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖢᐊᖅᓴᐅᑎᑖᕐᕕᖓ ᑐᓂᓯᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᑦ $5000-ᒥᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ Peewee Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᒫᑦᓯ 7-ᒥ. ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᐃᑦ ᐃᐊᑦᒪᓐᑕᓐᓕᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ Hᐊᑭᒋᐊᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ Hᐊᑭᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᒫᑦᓯ 25-ᒥ 31-ᒧᑦ. ᑎᒻ ᓯᒥᑦ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐃᖢᐊᖅᓴᐅᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑎᓄᑦ, ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᕈᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᕉᖅ Peewee Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᑯᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᕋᓱᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᒋᑉᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᕋᓯᐅᕐ ᕗᕐᐲᒃ, Hᐊᑭᖅᑎᐅᔫᑉ ᔭᐃᑕᓐ ᕗᐲᒃ...