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Quickly invading the slo-pitch national scene

Coral Harbour’s Salliq Invaders made it all the way to the championship game before falling to the Alberta Guns in the Coed E Division of the Slo-Pitch National (SPN) in Halifax, N.S., Aug. 5....

Keeping the John Ayaruaq Library doors open

A large group of kids gathered at John Ayaruaq Library at Maani Ulujuk Ilinnarvik for a special afternoon highlighted by RCMP officers and volunteer firemen – and their vehicles – on Aug. 8 in...

Summer fun in Naujaat

Vacation time became a bit more special for a group of kids who took part in a special Summer Fun program that ran from June 25 to Aug. 2 in Naujaat. The program was organized...

Kivalliq Trade Show turns 10 next month

The Kivalliq Trade Show is gearing-up for its 10th anniversary edition in Rankin Inlet when it opens on Sept. 23 – and there is a lengthy list of exhibitors. Kivalliq Trade Show Society president Megan...

Garneau announces $45.5 million expansion of Rankin Inlet airport, funds for Kivalliq all-season road...

The Rankin Inlet airport will get two new wings to the existing terminal building making it four times its current capacity. Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau made the $45.5 million announcement in Iqaluit on Tuesday...

Baker Lake boater still missing after two weeks of searching

Extensive searches for Baker Lake's Solomon Tulurialik have been unsuccessful after two weeks. Tulurialik, 29, went missing while out boating with his son and stepson about five kilometers from the community on July 31. Reports indicate...

Oh, so close for young guns in softball tourney

It was quite the ride for the youngest team entered in the Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin Inlet from July 26 to 28. The Rankin 14-and-under players surprised everyone at the rain-soaked tourney with...

Diamond memories in Rankin Inlet

Coral Harbour (Salliq) downed the upstart Rankin Inlet U14 team 14-0 in the championship game to claim the 2019 Kivalliq junior softball tournament in Rankin on July 28. A total of six teams participated in...

Mine shares some of its ‘gold’ with community

Not even Mother Nature’s wet-and-windy mood could dampen the enthusiasm of the hundreds of kids and their parents who packed into the community hall for the Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)-sponsored Family Fun Day in...

Massive search continues for Baker Lake boater

With the passing of each day, hopes in Baker Lake faded of finding Solomon Tulurialik alive after he went missing out on the water about five kilometers from the community on July 31, The attempt...

Around the Kiv: Aglukark going into hall of fame

Hall of Fame Arviat/Nunavut The Kickball’s own Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, is the Western Canadian Hall of Fame inductee for 2019. International recording artist Susan Aglukark, originally from Arviat, was announced as the 2019 Western Canadian...

Around the Kivalliq

Parks Day Rankin Inlet A modest crowd headed-out to Iqalugaarjuup Nunanga Territorial Park to check-out the scene at the Elder’s Cabin for Parks Day celebrations in Rankin Inlet on July 20. A modest crowd visit the Elder’s...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...

EXCLUSIVE: Road network connecting four Kivalliq communities pitched to feds

The territorial government is hoping to revive plans for a road system that would connect Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove and Arviat. The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal...

Kivalliq college grads: Rankin campus graduates 87 students, largest class in Nunavut

The largest grad class among Nunavut Arctic College's campuses came from the Kivalliq this year as 87 students were recently recognized for their achievements. The most popular program was the heavy equipment operator air brakes...

Katuutiit rocks again

If you walk past Rankin Inlet's rec hall late at night you might notice the faint rumble of a rhythm which has a slight Credence Clearwater Revival tinge to it. But listen a little closer...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on 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...
Rose and Barney Tootoo conduct the ceremonial faceoff with Jordin Tootoo, left, and Piqut Nukapiak to launch the 2019 Terence Tootoo Memorial senior men's championship in Rankin Inlet on March 8, 2019. NNSL file photo

AROUND KIVALLIQ: End of an era

The Grand Old Lady on the hill will close its doors for the final time this coming weekend as the hamlet has announced the arena will close for the season this coming Friday, April...

Meliadine moves to the forefront for Agnico Eagle

The torch is being passed between Agnico Eagle's Kivalliq gold mines. After years of exploration, planning and construction, Agnico Eagle poured its first gold at the Meliadine mine, 25 km north of Rankin Inlet, on...