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Shanae Piercey carefully sweetens the sweets as Wally Kalluk carefully guards the secret ingredients during a Valentine's Day fundraiser for the potential graduates at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School in Baker Lake on Feb. 14, 2019. Photo courtesy Olivia Ullyot

Kivalliq February 2019 in review: Homicide; standing against fire; Arviat takes JLM; determined coach

Standing against fire Baker Lake The efforts of the people of Baker Lake in banding together to help negate the effects of a blaze that ripped through a municipal garage during the early-morning hours of Jan....

Kivalliq January 2019 in review: Students record songs; hamlet takes control; nursing shortage

Bantam gold Rankin Inlet/Winnipeg Kadin Eetuk’s goal with less than a minute to play propelled the Rankin Rock to a 1-0 win over the Selkirk Fisherman and the Bantam A1 Division championship at the Winnipeg Jets...

Chester students receive holiday envelops from the south

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) received some early holiday cheer when they received a gift from the Northern Canada Mini Projects in Chesterfield Inlet on Dec. 13. Northern Canada Mini Projects is a growing...

More role models leaving could spell trouble for Rankin

Well, valued readers, another year has passed us by and another decade has come to end. Life is good, but it, indeed, does go by fast. All in all, 2019 was a good year for the...

Kivalliq News, Jan. 8 Edition

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Around the Kiv: A top-10 film

Nunavut Award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s latest feature, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, has been selected for Canada’s Top 10 Films of 2019 by the Toronto International Film Festival. The announcement was made...

A little light in a scribe’s dark year

Well, valued readers, as you are reading this, I am down on the East Coast for some much needed time to recharge. I will also be seeing my girlfriend for the first time in seven...

Kivalliq News Dec. 18 Edition

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Rankin’s hockey program off to torrid start due to arena delays

The start of the 2019-2020 hockey season has been a blur of activity for Rankin Inlet rec co-ordinator David Clark in his roles as head instructor for the Rankin Rock Season Opener Hockey Camp...

New KIA president vows to assess election policies, mining royalties

Arviat’s Kono Tattuinee rode the strength of incredible support in both his home community and Rankin Inlet to be named the new president of the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) during the recent elections. Stanley Adjuk...

Elders day at school in Chesterfield Inlet

It was a day of holiday bliss and companionship for the group of elders who attended the fourth annual Elder’s Christmas Feast at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet on Thursday, Dec. 12. The...

Expressions of gratitude as holiday season set to arrive

I always mark this space, my final editorial of any given year, to flap a flipper toward a few folks across the region who are more than worthy of the recognition. We have folks who...

A stitch in time at Rankin Inlet friendship centre

A sewing program being operated by the Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre (PKFC) is gaining popularity and posting great early results in Rankin Inlet, says an organizer. PKFC executive director Charlene Williams-Kaludjak said the friendship centre...

Kivalliq News Dec. 11 Edition

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Annual Hockey Challenge to honour legendary fans in Rankin Inlet

A new hockey game promises to be a big hit with fans and players alike when the Rankin Rock peewee team splits into two club teams to play the first annual Team (Tommy) Misheralk...

Around the Kiv: Fundraiser grows Rankin Inlet

Elder Adele Angidlik took home an early holiday bonus after having her ticket drawn at the Chase the Ace fundraiser for the Rankin Inlet Fire Department on Nov. 29. Elder Adele Angidlik took home an...

Junior chiefs enjoy their day in Rankin Inlet

Fire Chief Mark Wyatt and members of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department recently welcomed their six 2019 junior fire chiefs for the day to the fire station for all sorts of fun and tasty...

Less talk, more action for festive community

Well, the holiday season is nearly upon us, so it’s time to wonder aloud where did the year go? It’s also supposed to herald in a time of peace, family warmth, blissful feelings and love...

Sewing club going well at Rankin school

An after school sewing club produced its first completed parka of the year at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik (MUI) in Rankin Inlet this past week. The first parka was completed by Destiny Anawak and given to...

Successful launch of Parent’s Night program at Chesterfield Inlet school

The first Parent’s Night at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) was a success in Chesterfield Inlet on Nov. 26, says an organizer. The idea to start a Parent’s Night program came from teacher Horace Palmer, who...