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First aid instructor’s program held in Rankin Inlet

The community now has two more certified first-aid instructors following an instruction program held in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said the fire department is asked a lot to conduct first-aid...

Elder’s artwork graces the walls at Chesterfield Inlet school

A prize win at a staff party almost two decades ago has come full circle to help beautify the interior of Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet. VSS teacher Ana Leishman won a prize...

Around the Kiv: Remembrance Day planning

Remembrance Day venue changed Rankin Inlet Former Nunavut deputy premier Levinia Brown lays a wreath at the cenotaph during the Remembrance Day ceremony at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik on Nov. 11, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo The Royal Canadian...

Video workshop has Arviat Film Society members active again

The Arviat Film Society (AFS) played host to a special video-production workshop delivered by the Nunavut Film Development Corp. in Arviat earlier this month. AFS member Gord Billard said about 10 people registered for the...

Rankin ‘Swamp People’ — birthday gift incredible family experience

To say Richard Connelly’s 55th birthday present was something quite special and unique would be a jaw-snapping understatement of crocodilian proportions. Connelly was treated to a trip to Lake Mary, just north of Orlando, Florida,...

Last minute arena snag, as section of rink floor causes opening delay

Problems have surfaced at the community’s new arena, preventing the facility from opening on schedule on Oct. 21 in Rankin Inlet. The delay means the annual prize-winning Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp could not...

Around the Kiv: Picking up Halloween costumes

A thrift store worker is a mysterious ninja spy at the Abluqta Society outlet as the store was ready to meet the community’s need for great Halloween costumes in Baker Lake on Oct. 10....

Putting up or shutting up

Interest in governance at all-time low  There was a time, not all that long ago, when getting people out to cast their ballots was the biggest challenge faced in the Kivalliq, and right across Nunavut,...

Girl dies in accident, part of tragic week in community

An 11-year-old girl is dead following a tragic accident in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 15 in Rankin Inlet. The accident was one of three deaths during an extremely trying week for the community, which also...

Kivalliq News Oct. 23 edition

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Sewing machine house call in Rankin

A large number of people took full advantage of a recent sewing machine workshop, including free repairs, at the Rankin Inlet Visitor’s Centre. Sessions were held on a walk-in basis from Oct. 7 to 10,...

KIA could be hottest election on the horizon

While most of the attention has been focused on the three candidates for Nunavut’s sole seat in the upcoming federal election, there is just as much intrigue brewing closer to home in the upcoming...

A touch of drama for fire safety

The quest to have an emergency scenario as realistic as possible led to Fire Prevention Week being a bit more dramatic than normal last week in Rankin Inlet. Rankin Inlet Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said...

Principals’ conference focuses on Safe and Caring Schools

Nunavut school principals and other education staff gathered to network, update their training and learn new skills in Iqaluit this past month. The Nunavut Principals’ Conference ran from Sept. 21 to 27. ICC facilitator Jukipa Kotierk...

Around the Kiv: Nominations open for KIA election

Nomination time Kivalliq The nomination period for the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) election on Dec. 9 Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) president David Ningeongan displays plans for the Cultural Centre for Chesterfield Inlet at the KIA office in...

Kivalliq News Oct. 16 digital download

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Environment Canada expects mild winter in Nunavut

Environment Canada is predicting above normal temperatures in Nunavut this winter. All three regions including the Kivalliq, Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot are predicted to be warmer during the winter months of December, January and February. Environment Canada...

New Rankin arena scheduled to open on Oct. 21

The excitement is beginning to build, as the long-awaited new arena nears completion in Rankin Inlet. The arena is expected to come in over its original $26-million price tag. The hamlet is hoping to be...

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Around the Kiv: Bingo cheaters beware

Cheaters beware Rankin Inlet An old yet effective device is now being used for all bingo games in Rankin Inlet. This simple yet effective devise will now be used to determine that winning bingo cards have not...