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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,...

Kivalliq News Nov. 20 Edition

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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...

Kivalliq News Nov. 13 Edition

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Complete Kivalliq election results

Listed below are the official results from the municipal elections held across the Kivalliq on Oct. 28 and 29. Each community now has eight hamlet council seats and the mayor’s position up for election every...

Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn’t all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...

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...

Kivalliq News Nov. 6 Edition

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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...

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,...

Kivalliq News Oct. 30 Edition

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