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Keeping the John Ayaruaq Library doors open

A large group of kids gathered at John Ayaruaq Library at Maani Ulujuk Ilinnarvik for a special afternoon highlighted by RCMP officers and volunteer firemen – and their vehicles – on Aug. 8 in...

Summer fun in Naujaat

Vacation time became a bit more special for a group of kids who took part in a special Summer Fun program that ran from June 25 to Aug. 2 in Naujaat. The program was organized...

Kivalliq Trade Show turns 10 next month

The Kivalliq Trade Show is gearing-up for its 10th anniversary edition in Rankin Inlet when it opens on Sept. 23 – and there is a lengthy list of exhibitors. Kivalliq Trade Show Society president Megan...

Baker Lake boater still missing after two weeks of searching

Extensive searches for Baker Lake's Solomon Tulurialik have been unsuccessful after two weeks. Tulurialik, 29, went missing while out boating with his son and stepson about five kilometers from the community on July 31. Reports indicate...

Oh, so close for young guns in softball tourney

It was quite the ride for the youngest team entered in the Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin Inlet from July 26 to 28. The Rankin 14-and-under players surprised everyone at the rain-soaked tourney with...

Diamond memories in Rankin Inlet

Coral Harbour (Salliq) downed the upstart Rankin Inlet U14 team 14-0 in the championship game to claim the 2019 Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin on July 28. A total of six teams participated in...

Mine shares some of its ‘gold’ with community

Not even Mother Nature’s wet-and-windy mood could dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds of kids and their parents who packed into the community hall for the Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)-sponsored Family Fun Day in...

Kivalliq News – Aug. 7, 2019

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Massive search continues for Baker Lake boater

With the passing of each day, hopes in Baker Lake faded of finding Solomon Tulurialik alive after he went missing out on the water about five kilometers from the community on July 31, The attempt...

Liberals get their woman

Megan Pizzo-Lyall of Rankin Inlet will be Nunavut's Liberal candidate in the Oct. 21 federal election. Being introduced to Nunavummiut by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit on Aug. 1, Pizzo-Lyall, 31, is a former...

Joys of learning

A total of 20-to-25 students a day, aged seven to 12, took part in a week-long Actua science camp in Rankin Inlet last week. The theme of this year’s science camp was science, technology, engineering...

Around the Kiv: Aglukark going into hall of fame

Hall of Fame Arviat/Nunavut The Kickball’s own Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, is the Western Canadian Hall of Fame inductee for 2019. International recording artist Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, was announced as the 2019 Western Canadian...

Time to count Arctic char

A $20 reward is being offered to fishers in the Kivalliq region who will bring in the stomach contents and muscle from their catch of Arctic char to their local hunters and trappers organizations...

Solfest weekend continues to be a major hit in Rankin Inlet

The spectacle may have only just completed its third year, but the legacy of the annual Solfest Gala and outdoor concert is slowly beginning to take shape around top-notch headlining performers and support opportunities...

Around the Kivalliq

Parks Day Rankin Inlet A modest crowd headed-out to Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park to check-out the scene at the Elder’s Cabin for Parks Day celebrations in Rankin Inlet on July 20. A modest crowd visit the Elder’s...

The value of leadership – near and far

It has really been something to watch Kivalliq students and athletes travelling all over the world during the past little while. And, it is nothing short of mind numbing to get your head around just...

Canadian flag bearer true believer in Young Living

There’s no feeling quite like having a lot of success with a product line you truly believe in. Essential oils (aromatherapy) from Young Living have become a lifestyle choice for millions of consumers in Canada,...

Funding sparks plans for Regional Fire Training Centre

Rankin Inlet Fire Department Chief Mark Wyatt saw one of his top priorities move a giant-step closer to reality when Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) recently donated $250,000 towards the design and construction of a...

Nunavut Day book launch special evening in Baker Lake

What could have been a highly embarrassing situation turned out to be a night to remember in Baker Lake on Nunavut Day, July 9. Pencil artist Gerald Kuehl was in Baker for the Nunavut launch...

Dogs let out from pound in Rankin

The hamlet dog pound was vandalized sometime during the early morning hours of July 11 in Rankin Inlet. The pound’s fence was broken, holes were cut in the wire fencing and three dogs were let...