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Kivalliq News

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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...

Inquiry visit a time for healing in the Kivalliq

This week, visitors from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are in Rankin to meet Kivalliq families for the first time. The upcoming hearing itself, set for mid-December, is still...

National inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls meets with families in...

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made a stop in Rankin Inlet this week to visit with Kivalliq families. Six staff members with the inquiry arrived on Aug. 15 and...

Naujaat cleans up the community

Community members in Naujaat hit the streets on Aug. 4 armed with garbage bags, gloves, rakes and a goal of picking up as much garbage as they could. Touted by the hamlet as a way...

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...