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Good days on ice in Rankin

It just doesn’t seem the same as the days of November roll past and not a lick of hockey is being played in Rankin Inlet. As of press time, problems with getting the ice to...

Elder-care facility approved for Rankin

The Kivalliq region is finally going to have its own long-term elder-care facility. The multi-million dollar 24-bed facility to be located in Rankin Inlet was approved in the Department of Health’s capital budget last week...

Whale Cove rec co-ordinator first Nunavut grad from training program

Molly Okalik has achieved something that no one can ever best her at. The recreation co-ordinator for Whale Cove, Okalik, 25, is the first Nunavut graduate from the Recreation North training program. Okalik said the course...

Bob Leonard begins 12th year as Arviat mayor after election win

There can be no doubt who the Kivalliq’s elder statesman is, as far as municipal politics are concerned, following Bob Leonard’s fifth-consecutive election win for the mayor’s seat in Arviat on Oct. 28. Leonard has...

Jamie Makpah, 41, brings down polar bear near Arviat

It was a while in coming, but Jamie Makpah of Rankin Inlet successfully landed his first polar bear on the land near Arviat on Nov.2, at the ripe old age of 41. Makpah said he...

Complete Kivalliq election results

Listed below are the official results from the municipal elections held across the Kivalliq on Oct. 28 and 29. Each community now has eight hamlet council seats and the mayor’s position up for election every...

Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn’t all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...

Table tennis mojo for Rankin team

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team brought home a total of eight medals from the territorial trials in Iqaluit last month. The Rankin players captured gold in U15 women’s doubles, silver in U18...

Around the Kiv: Halloween fun in Arviat

Spooky night’s fun Arviat Hamlet employees and youth volunteers did a spooktacular job of creating a genuine Halloween experience for youth in the community last week in Arviat. Hamlet employees and youth volunteers do an outstanding job...

A story of love, faith and miracles in Baker Lake

Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik’s birthday cake in Baker Lake last month marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It’s been a tough road for the special-needs child...

Sixth level black belt works with Arviat taekwon-do students

Students in a new taekwon-do club began learning from a sixth-degree black belt in Arviat last week. Taekwon-do is the Korean art of self-defense. Jim Ripley of Amherst, N.S., was brought to Arviat by Don Peters,...

Nemesis of Dracula returns to Arviat

The John Arnalukjuak Drama Club is wrapping up the run of its Halloween play with a highly anticipated public performance of the Nemesis of Dracula tonight, Oct. 30, in Arviat. At the end of the...

First aid instructor’s program held in Rankin Inlet

The community now has two more certified first-aid instructors following an instruction program held in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Fire Chief Mark Wyatt said the fire department is asked a lot to conduct first-aid...

Elder’s artwork graces the walls at Chesterfield Inlet school

A prize win at a staff party almost two decades ago has come full circle to help beautify the interior of Victor Sammurtok School (VSS) in Chesterfield Inlet. VSS teacher Ana Leishman won a prize...

Around the Kiv: Remembrance Day planning

Remembrance Day venue changed Rankin Inlet Former Nunavut deputy premier Levinia Brown lays a wreath at the cenotaph during the Remembrance Day ceremony at Maani Ulujuk Ilinniarvik on Nov. 11, 2018. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo The Royal Canadian...

Video workshop has Arviat Film Society members active again

The Arviat Film Society (AFS) played host to a special video-production workshop delivered by the Nunavut Film Development Corp. in Arviat earlier this month. AFS member Gord Billard said about 10 people registered for the...

Rankin ‘Swamp People’ — birthday gift incredible family experience

To say Richard Connelly’s 55th birthday present was something quite special and unique would be a jaw-snapping understatement of crocodilian proportions. Connelly was treated to a trip to Lake Mary, just north of Orlando, Florida,...

Last minute arena snag, as section of rink floor causes opening delay

Problems have surfaced at the community’s new arena, preventing the facility from opening on schedule on Oct. 21 in Rankin Inlet. The delay means the annual prize-winning Rankin Rock Season Opener hockey camp could not...

Around the Kiv: Picking up Halloween costumes

A thrift store worker is a mysterious ninja spy at the Abluqta Society outlet as the store was ready to meet the community’s need for great Halloween costumes in Baker Lake on Oct. 10....

Putting up or shutting up

Interest in governance at all-time low  There was a time, not all that long ago, when getting people out to cast their ballots was the biggest challenge faced in the Kivalliq, and right across Nunavut,...