AROUND KIVALLIQ: Record temps

by Darrell Greer- November 30, 2018

The community of Rankin Inlet hit a week of record low temperatures from Nov. 15 to Nov. 21.

A pedestrian crosses a snowy intersection in Rankin Inlet. Rankin's recent cold snap set a number of recordr low temperatures. NNSL file photo
A pedestrian crosses a snowy intersection in Rankin Inlet. Rankin’s recent cold snap set a number of recordr low temperatures. NNSL file photo

Listed below are the record low and record low high temperatures set each day during the seven-day period.
Nov. 15:
Record low high at -29.2 C
Record low at -31.9 C
Nov. 16:
Record low at -33.9 C
Nov. 17:
Record low high at -31 C
Record low at -34.8 C
Nov. 18:
Record low high at -32.2 C
Record low at -34.1 C
Nov. 19:
Record low high at -30.4 C
Record low at -36.5 C
Nov. 20:
Record low at -36.7 C
Nov. 21:
Record low high at -31.2 C

Kivalliq tour

Kivalliq

A series of inuusiq workshops and community concerts will be held in the communities of Baker Lake, Coral Harbour and Rankin Inlet as part of the Mental Health and Wellness with Northern Knowledge (with Ariel Tweto) Kivalliq Tour presented by the Influencers Motivating Influencers non-profit group.
The tour will be in Coral Harbour from Dec. 9-12, Baker Lake from Dec. 11-14 and Rankin Inlet from Dec. 14-16.
The tour spends a minimum of three days in each community to host a number of events co-ordinated with local hamlets and schools.
The tour events include school and community presentations on anti-bullying, mental awareness and self-esteem, leadership, goal setting and suicide prevention.
Tour members also participate in community events such as feasts, tours, community meetings, radio shows, town hall forums, square dances, etc.
One of the major events that occur in every community is the community magic show with well-known illusionist Brian Glow.
The Kivalliq tour will also feature an appearance by rapper Strong Minded Inuit among others, including a possible appearance by Les Johnson of the TV show Predator Quest.
A music video is also tentatively scheduled to be shot in Rankin Inlet on Dec. 16.


Power woes

Rankin Inlet

The series of power outages and brownouts that plagued Rankin Inlet from Nov. 16 to Nov. 18 is being attributed to an unexpected programming issue that caused a generator in the community to shut down, according to a public service announcement released by the Qulliq Energy Corp. on Nov. 21.
All generators in the community were operated manually until repair crews could resolve the problem.

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