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Qulliq Energy Corporation advises of power disruptions during ‘maintenance season’

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is letting Nunavummiut know that power may be temporarily interrupted in various communities over the coming months as 'maintenance season' gets underway. During the warmer time of year, QEC workers repair...
Grade 11 student Lou Kopak tries the Alaskan high kick as motivational speaker and Inuit games athlete Johnny Issaluk, right, offers words of encouragement at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on May 2, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Fighting back emotionally in Naujaat

Naujaat Sports and personal experience were two of the key points focused on by two counsellors who travelled to Naujaat to help students at Tuugaalik High School deal with a tragedy and a rash of...

Pinnguaq claims $10-million Smart Cities prize

A Nunavut project has been awarded the $10-million Smart Cities prize through Infrastructure Canada, it was announced Tuesday. The Pinnguaq Association, a non-profit organization based in Pangnirtung, will now have funding to create physical locations...
A memorial was set-up near Itivia by Amanda Ford to honour the memory of Lynnora Siusangnark, 33, who was found dead in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Photo courtesy Amanda Ford

AROUND THE KIVALLIQ: Support for family

Rankin Inlet Amanda Ford of Rankin Inlet set-up a beautiful memorial near Itivia in honour of Lynnora Siusangnark, 33, who was found dead in Rankin Inlet on April 26. Police have released very little information in...
ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒥ, ᓯᑏᕝ ᒫᓯ, ᔮᑭ ᒫᓯ, ᒪᒃᓯᓐ ᐋᖑ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᑭ ᑯᒪᒃᓯᐅᑎᒃᓴᖅ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᒪᐃ 6-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᔾᔨᒦᖃᑕᐅᙱᑦᑐᖅ ᒋᐅᓪ ᕚᓕᔅ.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᖅ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᖓᓂᒃ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᕕᓂᐲᒃᒥ ᒪᐃ 4-ᒥ. ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ Sargeant Avenue-ᒦᑦᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᙵᓱᒋᑦ ᑎᒥᖁᑎᖓᒍᑦ. ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᖏᑦ ᐅᑯᐊᖑᔪᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᓯᑏᕝ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᔮᑭ ᒪᓯ, ᒋᐅᓪ ᕚᓕᔅ, ᒫᒃᓯᓐ ᐊᖑ...
Bylaw officer and firefighter Capt. Kyle Lowe and medic Grachel D’Cuhna, right, represent the Rankin Inlet Fire Rescue EMS at the annual health fair at the community hall in Rankin on May 7, 2019. Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt.

Saving the youngest of lives

Rankin Inlet Knowing what to do during the few short moments of a medical emergency can often be the difference between life and death, especially when an infant is involved, said Rankin Inlet Fire Chief...

A personal apology for my mistake

Editor's note: Retraction and apology A story published in the May 1 edition of Kivalliq News ("Police investigate woman's death") and headlined "Homicide reported in Rankin Inlet" on the nunavutnews.com and nnsl.com websites contained erroneous...

Two hamlets remain without emergency plans

After Baker Lake endured a hamlet garage fire that consumed several vehicles and temporarily threw water and sewage services into disarray in January, MLA Simeon Mikkungwak stood in the legislative assembly and emphasized the...
The founding board members of the Tunngasugit Inuit Resource Centre are, from left, Steve Massey, Jackie Massey, Maxine Angoo and Nikki Komaksiutiksaq in Winnipeg on May 6, 2019. Missing from photo is Gail Wallace. Photo courtesy Maxine Angut

Inuit resource centre opens in Winnipeg

The first Inuit resource centre to open in Western Canada held a grand opening to welcome the public through its doors in Winnipeg on May 4. The Tunngasugit Inuit Resources Centre is located on Sargeant...

Cambridge Bay man dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

A 24-year-old Cambridge Bay man perished when he lost control of his all-terrain vehicle on May 11. The driver crashed into a snowbank around 11 p.m. and was not wearing a helmet, according to the...

No foul play in death of Naujaat woman, RCMP say

Following an autopsy, foul play has been ruled out in the death of a 33-year-old Naujaat woman whose body was found in Rankin Inlet on April 26, RCMP stated in a news release issued...

RCMP save Cambridge Bay child trapped in crevasse

RCMP officers came to the rescue of a child who was stuck approximately 3.5 metres below the surface of the snow during a daycare outing near Cambridge Bay earlier this week. An off-duty police officer...

Rescuers, cultural leaders, volunteers earn Commissioner’s awards in Iglulik

Nunavut Commissioner Nellie Kusugak came to Iglulik on May 7 to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations, including the fire department and search and rescue group. The dedicated volunteer firefighters and search and search and rescue...

Nunavut students are stressed, going into debt due to decade-old assistance formula

Correction: An earlier version of this story provided an incorrect figure for the FANS annual budget. The correct figure for fiscal year 2018/2019 is $8,352,000. ------------------------------------ Robert Clift, the Family Services director whose job it is...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Eva Aariak invested to Order of Canada, Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt shortlisted...

Aariak, Kamookak invested to Order of Canada Ottawa Governor General Julie Payette invested former Nunavut premier Eva Aariak as a Member of the Order of Canada May 8 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. "Eva Aariak has dedicated...
John Arnalukjuak High School students Chasity St. John, left, and Katy Suluk of Arviat are all smiles as they close-in on a silver medal in the Video Production category of the Skills Canada Nunavut competition in Iqaluit on April 27, 2019. Photo courtesy Gord Billard

Arviat students put in strong showing at skills competition

Seven students from John Arnalukjuak High School (JAHS) in Arviat combined to put in an impressive showing at the 2019 Skills Canada Nunavut competition at Iqaluit from April 26 to 28. Annie Kritaqliluk captured gold...
A group of senior students from Tuugaalik High School work to get their qamutiik ready for a day out on the land hunting and fishing near Naujaat on April 26, 2019. Photo courtesy Julia MacPherson

Classroom on the land

A group of senior high students from grades 10 to 12 took part in the first of a number of springtime trips out on the land at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat on April...
ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᑕᓕ ᐸᐃᑯ, ᓴᐅᒥᖅᖠᕐᒦᑦᑐᖅ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑯᑭᓕᕆᔪᖅ ᐋᒻᐳᕐ ᑕᕐᕋᓕᐅᑉ ᑯᑭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᒎᓘᒥᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᕋᓱᖕᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 27-ᒥ.

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖃᑕᐅᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ

ᒪᕐᕉᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕕᓂᓖᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᔮᓐ ᐊᕐᓈᓗᒡᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᔪᙱᑎᒋᖕᒪᖔᕐᒥᒃ 2019-ᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᒡᒍᓴᐅᔾᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᐊᐃᕆᓕ 26-ᒥ 28-ᒧᑦ. ᐋᓂ ᕿᑎᖅᖠᓗᒃ ᒎᓘᑕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓇᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᑕᓕ ᐸᐃᑯ ᒎᓘᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐅᓴᐃᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᒪᐃᒐᓐ ᑕᓯᐅᕐᓕ (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓵᖓᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᒍᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ),...
The 2019 Toonyk Tyme minor hockey bantam champion Rankin Rock are, back row from left, David Clark (coach), Alexander Angalik, Garren Voisey, Malla Ittinuar, Kobe Tanuyak, Owen Connelly-Clark, Brady Tucktoo, Gregory Wiseman, Simon Wiseman, Charlotte Siksik and Graham (Bubsy) Kusugak (assistant coach), and middle row from left, Kadin Eetuk, koby Connelly, Terence Pilakapsi, Justin Towtongie, Maximus Ammaq and Thayer Komakjuak and front from left, Sandy Tattuinee and Tucker St. John at Iqaluit on April 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Rankin Rock

Banner season for Rankin bantams

The Rankin Rock bantam team romped through the Toonyk Time minor hockey tournament with an undefeated record to cap a perfect season in Iqaluit on April 21. The Rock bantams won all four tournaments they...

Beware of automation

I was reading a few pieces on the supposed pros and cons of self-checkout lanes this past week, and one thing that immediately struck me was all, save one, of the authors debated if...