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New garbage fees proposed to Rankin Inlet council

A Rankin Inlet bylaw that sets out garbage tipping fees and fines is on its way to the territorial government for ministerial approval after a public hearing on July 26. Two readings of the bylaw...

Proper training for RCMP saves lives

There's an old, racist stereotype about the 'drunken Indian.' You all know of it. Some of you will have experienced it first-hand: that assumption by some people that if you belong to an Indigenous group,...

Training recommended for RCMP in 2012 death

A coroner's inquest into the death of Paul Kayuryuk has resulted in 17 recommendations from the jury. Jury members listened to testimony from RCMP officers and family members from July 24 to 27. The verdict from...

Agnico Eagle apologizes for boat launch congestion

A weekend of congestion at the Itivia boat launch has prompted an explanation from Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., the company that runs the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet. As three phases of construction begin...

Arviat Arctic Co-op leader promotes values while performing duties

Arviat - Arviat's Kono Tattuinee was elected to his fourth term as president of the Arctic Co-operatives Limited board of directors...

Naujaat cadets take part in first mandatory expedition

Naujaat - Thirteen Nunavut cadets, including seven from Naujaat and three from Rankin Inlet, completed their silver star training at Birds Hill Provincial Park outside of Winnipeg earlier this month. The cadets learned about navigation, map,...
Kivalliq News

The lunacy of over-sensitivity

I've been fortunate in Rankin Inlet during the past 18-plus years to have known a fair number of people who liked to discuss “hot topics” of the day openly and honestly, without playing the...

Newly minted First-Aiders in Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet - Seven people from the community joined a group of firefighters to take their basic First Aid Training Course in Rankin Inlet this past month. Passing the course and becoming first time...

No Stanley Cup for Kivalliq fans

Kivalliq -The Kivalliq region was left out of the Stanley Cup's visit to Nunavut this past month. Lord Stanley's visit, accompanied by former NHL superstar Lanny McDonald, took place from April 26 to April...

Fun times ahead with Pakallak Tyme

Rankin Inlet - The annual Pakallak Tyme celebrations got underway this past Sunday, April 30. The community celebration will run through until May 7, and offers something for everyone of all ages, including dog...

Award winners

Arviat The student video-production team at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat took first place in the Worker's Safety and Compensation Commission's territorial high school video contest titled Focus on Safety. John Arnalukjuak High School and...

Earth Day at Tuugaalik High School

Naujaat - Students and staff at Tuugaalik High School celebrated both Drop the Pop and Earth Day in Naujaat on April 21. The students took part in a number of activities aimed at making...

Soccer tourney

Rankin Inlet/Coral Harbour The Kivalliq was well represented at the youth Super Soccer championship in Yellowknife by teams from Rankin Inlet and Coral Harbour this past weekend. Final results at the Super Soccer event were not...

Naujaat’s cadets get grant

Naujaat's 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Gerard Buckley Cadet Fund this past month. The grant will allow Naujaat to cover all costs associated with their exchange...

Firing up bylaw services

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet's bylaw services has a new look after being transferred to the local fire department under the direction of Fire Chief Mark Wyatt. The new phone number for the Rankin Inlet...

Volunteer gets deserved recognition

Mary Fredlund and Kathleen Irwin of Rankin Inlet were among 46 dedicated Canadians to receive the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers from Gov. Gen. David Johnston during a gala ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa,...

Recognizing support

The office of Kivalliq School Operations (KSO) in Baker Lake will be getting a nice nod from the Canadian Forces when it's recognized for granting Capt. Lloyd Francis the time he needs away from...

Two-peat in Iqaluit for Rankin

Rankin Inlet's Canadrill Red Wings fought their way back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Iqaluit A team 4-3 and claim the 2017 Toonik Tyme senior men's hockey championship in Iqaluit earlier this...