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Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet's rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. But listen a little closer...

Sakku signs on for Agnico wind farm

Sakku Investments Corporation may soon become the first 100 per cent Inuit-owned renewable energy provider in the Kivalliq. On May 8 the investment-arm of the Kivalliq Inuit Association signed a memorandum of understanding with Agnico...

Naujaat’s Neevee Kidlapik can talk with the best of them

Neevee Kidlapik got up in front of 30 strangers, including six judges, at Skills Canada nationals in Halifax and informed them about environmental sustainability in Nunavut. It made her very nervous, she admitted. "Once you get...

Rankin Inlet man charged with dangerous driving

RCMP have arrested a Rankin Inlet man with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after he attempted to flee from police twice in one day. On May 23, officers tried to perform a traffic...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...

Rankin Inlet mourns Mayor Robert Janes

Rankin Inlet Mayor Robert Janes succumbed to cancer on May 15 after a lengthy battle with the disease. The Hamlet of Rankin Inlet issued a news release May 16 extending condolences to Janes' family. Janes served...
Grade 11 student Lou Kopak tries the Alaskan high kick as motivational speaker and Inuit games athlete Johnny Issaluk, right, offers words of encouragement at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Fighting back emotionally in Naujaat

Naujaat Sports and personal experience were two of the key points focused on by two counsellors who travelled to Naujaat to help students at Tuugaalik High School deal with a tragedy and a rash of...
A memorial was set-up near Itivia by Amanda Ford to honour the memory of Lynnora Siusangnark, 33, who was found dead in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Photo courtesy Amanda Ford

AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Support for family

Rankin Inlet Amanda Ford of Rankin Inlet set-up a beautiful memorial near Itivia in honour of Lynnora Siusangnark, 33, who was found dead in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Police have released very little information in...
ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᓯᑏᕝ ᒫᓯ, ᔮᑭ ᒫᓯ, ᒪᒃᓯᓐ ᐋᖑ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᑭ ᑯᒪᒃᓯᐅᑎᒃᓴᖅ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᒪᐃ 6-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᔾᔨᒦᖃᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᒋᐅᓪ ᕚᓕᔅ.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᒪᐃ 4-ᒥ. ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ Sargeant Avenue-ᒦᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᖓᒍᑦ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖏᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᓯᑏᕝ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔮᑭ ᒪᓯ, ᒋᐅᓪ ᕚᓕᔅ, ᒫᒃᓯᓐ ᐊᖑ...
Bylaw officer and firefighter Capt. Kyle Lowe and medic Grachel D’Cuhna, right, represent the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS at the annual health fair at the community hall in Rankin on May 7, 2019. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt.

Saving the youngest of lives

Rankin Inlet Knowing what to do during the few short moments of a medical emergency can often be the difference between life and death, especially when an infant is involved, said Rankin Inlet Fire Chief...

A personal apology for my mistake

Editor's note: Retraction and apology A story published in the May 1 edition of Kivalliq News ("Police investigate woman's death") and headlined "Homicide reported in Rankin Inlet" on the nunavutnews.com and nnsl.com websites contained erroneous...
The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Centre are, from left, Steve Massey, Jackie Massey, Maxine Angoo and Nikki Komaksiutiksaq in Winnipeg on May 6, 2019. Missing from photo is Gail Wallace. Photo courtesy Maxine Angut

Inuit resource centre opens in Winnipeg

The first Inuit resource centre to open in Western Canada held a grand opening to welcome the public through its doors in Winnipeg on May 4. The Tunngasugit Inuit Resources Centre is located on Sargeant...

No foul play in death of Naujaat woman, RCMP say

Following an autopsy, foul play has been ruled out in the death of a 33-year-old Naujaat woman whose body was found in Rankin Inlet on April 26, RCMP stated in a news release issued...
Paula Narkyagik, left of table from left, Josh Wollman and Jessa Earle of the Calm Air presentation station, share a chuckle with Bryce Taipana, right side from left, and Tanya Taipana as fellow Calm Air presenters Jeremy Maley (first Inuk pilot to ever fly with Calm Air) and Hilary Angidlik (Calm Air's first Inuk flight attendant) talk with others at the Iniuniit Career Fair at Jonah Amitnaqq High School in Baker Lake on May 1, 2019. Photo courtesy Karen Yip

Focus on the future in Baker

The first Iniuniit (Pathway) Career Fair got off to a solid start on April 30 and May 1 at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) in Baker Lake. The idea was hatched in October of 2018...
ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓖᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᒥ 10-ᒥ 12-ᒧᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᒐᓱᒃᑐᑦ ᓂᐊᖁᙴᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26.

ᓄᓇᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ

ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓖᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᓕᖕᒥ 10-ᒥ 12-ᒧᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᐱᕐᖔᒥ ᓄᓇᒧᙵᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26-ᒥ. ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓚᐃᒥᑭ ᒪᓕᑭᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔩᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᑉ ᐃᓱᒪᑕᖓᑕ ᑐᖏᓕᖓ ᔫᓕᐊ ᒪᒃᕘᓴᓐ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒡᒎᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᓄᓇᒧᙵᐅᔪᒫᕐᒥᔪᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᖃᐃᔪᓂᒃ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ 30-ᒎᖅ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ...
John Arnalukjuak High School students Chasity St. John, left, and Katy Suluk of Arviat are all smiles as they close-in on a silver medal in the Video Production category of the Skills Canada Nunavut competition in Iqaluit on April 27, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Arviat students put in strong showing at skills competition

Seven students from John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat combined to put in an impressive showing at the 2019 Skills Canada Nunavut competition at Iqaluit from April 26 to 28. Annie Kritaqliluk captured gold...
A group of senior students from Tuugaalik High School work to get their qamutiik ready for a day out on the land hunting and fishing near Naujaat on April 26, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Classroom on the land

A group of senior high students from grades 10 to 12 took part in the first of a number of springtime trips out on the land at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on April...
ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᑕᓕ ᐸᐃᑯ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒦᑦᑐᖅ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑯᑭᓕᕆᔪᖅ ᐋᒻᐳᕐ ᑕᕐᕋᓕᐅᑉ ᑯᑭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒎᓘᒥᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕋᓱᖕᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 27-ᒥ.

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖃᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ

ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓖᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᙱᑎᒋᖕᒪᖔᕐᒥᒃ 2019-ᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26-ᒥ 28-ᒧᑦ. ᐋᓂ ᕿᑎᖅᖠᓗᒃ ᒎᓘᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓇᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᑕᓕ ᐸᐃᑯ ᒎᓘᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᒪᐃᒐᓐ ᑕᓯᐅᕐᓕ (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓵᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ),...
The 2019 Toonyk Tyme minor hockey bantam champion Rankin Rock are, back row from left, David Clark (coach), Alexander Angalik, Garren Voisey, Malla Ittinuar, Kobe Tanuyak, Owen Connelly-Clark, Brady Tucktoo, Gregory Wiseman, Simon Wiseman, Charlotte Siksik and Graham (Bubsy) Kusugak (assistant coach), and middle row from left, Kadin Eetuk, koby Connelly, Terence Pilakapsi, Justin Towtongie, Maximus Ammaq and Thayer Komakjuak and front from left, Sandy Tattuinee and Tucker St. John at Iqaluit on April 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock

Banner season for Rankin bantams

The Rankin Rock bantam team romped through the Toonyk Time minor hockey tournament with an undefeated record to cap a perfect season in Iqaluit on April 21. The Rock bantams won all four tournaments they...

Beware of automation

I was reading a few pieces on the supposed pros and cons of self-checkout lanes this past week, and one thing that immediately struck me was all, save one, of the authors debated if...