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Whale of a trip

A Grade 9 student at Tuugaalik High School rocked the Naujaat community this past month. William Shimout, 14, was with his classmates on the annual outing to start the new year at Tuugaalik High...

Whale of a trip

A Grade 9 student at Tuugaalik High School rocked the Naujaat community this past month. William Shimout, 14, was with his classmates on the annual outing to start the new year at Tuugaalik High...

Walking against suicide

The fourth Terence Tootoo Suicide Prevention Walk was held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 28. The participants were scheduled to meet in front of the Tootoo family home at 6 p.m. for a prayer to...

Gazing into the crystal ball

Gord Billard is less than four months away from the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club's first production of the school year. With the bar set so very high with Romeo and Juliet this...

Time for science

Science-loving students from across the Kivalliq will descend into Chesterfield Inlet tomorrow for the Kivalliq Science Educators Community's annual Science Cultural Camp. The camp is being held in Chester from Sept. 7-11, with a focus...

Pride and accomplishment

Fifteen Grade 12 graduates earned a unique distinction on Aug. 25. in Naujaat, when their Class of 2017 became the first to graduate at the new Tuugaalik High School. Vice-principal Julia MacPherson said a number...

Festival returns

The third installment of the Festival by the Lake was met with success in Baker Lake from Aug. 25-27. This year's festival truly did offer something for everyone with tons of kid's games, a Bouncy...

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...