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Editorial: It’s gotta be the shoes

There are three things I will not miss should I ever decide to leave Rankin Inlet and Kivalliq News. Those are: the cost of living in Rankin, the ridiculous amounts of money we're forced...

Creating magic in Chester

Students at Victor Sammutok School (VSS) are never asked to pay a price for living in a small community and that includes never missing a sliver of magic when high school graduation rolls around...

Meeting the challenge

The community of Rankin Inlet and supporting territorial personnel were given passing grades for how they handled a mock emergency scenario put on by Operation Nanook earlier this month. The operation officially ran from Aug....

Vying for the AWG

Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet and Naujaat had 16 participants among the 39 athletes from nine Nunavut communities which took part in the Arctic sports territorial trials in Coral Harbour Aug. 18-20 . The trials...

Nunavut teachers head to Belize

This summer, Lloyd Francis discovered that everyone, regardless of continent, loves Inuit games. The Grade nine teacher at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat had a unique experience with a group of students in the...

Down the home stretch of 2017

Well, valued readers, I'm back in Rankin Inlet and only a stone's throw away from starting my 20th year at the helm of Kivalliq News. I would never have believed almost two decades could go...

Paddles dip in Chester

Students at Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) took to the waters as part of the school's annual kayaking program in Chesterfield Inlet earlier this month. 2017 marks the eleventh year VSS students have been on the...

Rankin youth return from Rockies

A Nunavut fund that helps send youth on summer and fall adventures had its first participants from the Kivalliq region this summer. In July, Dwayne Innukshuk, known as Ozzie, and Trevor Anawak set out from...

Painting the North

Artists in Baker Lake converged on the Jessie Oonark Arts and Crafts Centre last week to put their love of the North on canvas. Using small six-inch canvases and high-quality acrylic paint, about 40 people...

Trip of a lifetime

Blue Jays fan Rachel D'Cunha, from Rankin Inlet, got a surprise last month when she learned she would be spending July 30 in Toronto to watch the Canada Baseball Day game between the Jays...

Operation Nanook on the land

Planes are a common sight for the people of Rankin Inlet, but the touchdown of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster got the hamlet talking. The plane, which landed Aug. 14, carried troops from...

One big family

As the summer comes to an end, so does a season of short-sleeved sports and warm-weather events. In Rankin Inlet, the Calm Air Cup has capped a competitive co-ed season of softball, Family Fun Day...

Residents choked over lack of dust control

A late start to dust control in Rankin Inlet has led to some residents closing their windows and opting not to walk outside on sunny days as choking plumes billow through the hamlet. Two residents...

Hearing the voice of youth

Young Inuit from communities across Canada spent a week this month discussing issues of importance to them at a summit in Nain, Nunatsiavut. The summit had several goals: give an opportunity for Inuit youth to...

Kivalliq firefighters show their skills

One female firefighter from Rankin Inlet has a message for women and girls in similar fields: anything is possible if you train hard and try your best. Catherine Tatty-Kabvitok has been with the Rankin Inlet...

Hard fight for Rankin softball at national slo-pitch championship in Winnipeg

There was no ultimate victory for softball players from Rankin Inlet who travelled to Winnipeg, Man., for the national slo-pitch championships, but the team came away feeling good. The Juggernauts joined teams from across Canada...

Rankin youth learn the ins and outs of bike safety during afternoon rally

Sirens wailed, horns blared and a horde of cyclists hit the streets of Rankin Inlet on the afternoon of Aug. 10 to learn about bike safety. Led by fire trucks and accompanied by members of...

A weekend of softball in Rankin

The annual Calm Air Cup will be held in Rankin Inlet from Aug. 17 to 20. The event, which is the qualifier tournament for the Slo-Pitch National championships, includes cash prizes and a beer garden.

Kivalliq students prep for first day of classes

Students and educators across the Kivalliq region are preparing to head back to school. Levi Angmak School and Qitiqliq Middle School in Arviat open Aug. 9, with the first day of classes set for Aug....

Coroner’s inquest into death of Rankin man doctor mistakenly thought was drunk releases recommendations

An inquest into the March 21, 2013 death of Victor Kaludjak in Rankin Inlet has led to 24 recommendations from a coroner's jury on how to prevent similar deaths in the future. The inquest, which...