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Kivalliq News Dec. 4 Edition

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Around the Kiv – Heavy schedule at new rink

Rankin Inlet The newly opened arena in Rankin Inlet got off to a quick start with a heavy schedule during its first week of operation from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. Head instructor David Clark works...

Iqaluit, Iglulik, Puvirnituq and Inukjuaq headed to 2020 JLM Calm Air Cup

Hockey fans in Arviat are in for a good show when the next Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men’s tournament rolls around following news out of Whale Cove last week. Tourney organizer...

New arena means higher quality of live streams for community

Gabe Karlik is looking forward to the next hockey tournament he streams live in Rankin Inlet – big time! Karlik was on-hand to work the sound board for the grand opening of the new arena...

Around the Kiv: The ace returns for a chase in Rankin

Rankin Inlet The mega-popular Chase the Ace fundraiser has returned to Rankin Inlet as a way to raise funds for the community’s fire department and ambulance services. Shirley Aliyak displays the seven of clubs and the...

Kivalliq News Nov. 27 Edition

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Pilot project brings together parents, children and cultural initiatives

An early childhood learning program being delivered by Ilitaqsiniq: Nunavut Literacy Council is off to a strong start in Rankin Inlet with eager young children and their parents. The Pinnguaqta program closely parallels the Parents...

Rankin youth group claims square-dancing championship in Arviat

The youth team from Rankin Inlet took an emotional roller-coaster ride to the 2019 George Hapanak Memorial square-dancing championship in Arviat from Nov. 8 to 11. The Rankin team arrived in Arviat to find out...

Earning the right to celebrate

Although I have shared my thoughts on the matter here and there in past columns found in this space, it would be impossible for me to attend a grand opening like the once I...

Arena opening signals dawn of new era in Rankin Inlet

With one snip from a pair of scissors, the ribbon floated gently to the ground and the long awaited new arena officially opened its doors in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 23. The opening of the...

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...