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QEC reports up to 20,000 litres of propylene glycol leaked in Rankin Inlet

Equipment failure led to a propylene glycol leak of 15,000-20,000 litres, which was discovered on Nov. 3, according to the Qulliq Energy Corporation. The source of the leak was the district heating system, in 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...

Nunavut News Oct. 28 Edition

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Sewing machine house call in Rankin

A large number of people took full advantage of a recent sewing machine workshop, including free repairs, at the Rankin Inlet Visitor’s Centre. Sessions were held on a walk-in basis from Oct. 7 to 10,...

Vehicle rollover claims life of 11-year-old Rankin Inlet girl

A side-by-side utility vehicle being driven by a 13-year-old girl rolled over near the Rankin Inlet elementary school on Tuesday evening and resulted in the death of an 11-year-old female passenger, according to the...

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New Rankin arena scheduled to open on Oct. 21

The excitement is beginning to build, as the long-awaited new arena nears completion in Rankin Inlet. The arena is expected to come in over its original $26-million price tag. The hamlet is hoping to be...

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Fire department announces new Rankin fundraiser

Spooks, ghouls and creatures of the night in all shapes and sizes will descend upon the Rankin Inlet community hall for the first annual Halloween Spookfest on Saturday, Nov. 2. The Halloween Spookfest replaces the...

Rankin rec hall renos create more space

It may not be the perfect solution but folks in Rankin Inlet have a lot more space for gatherings and celebrations after renovations were recently completed on their community hall. Recreation co-ordinator David Clark said...

Trade show nurtures blossoming Kivalliq economy

The Kivalliq Trade Show is more important to the region’s economy today than ever before, said Nunavut Development Corp. president Darrin Nichol. The show wrapped-up its 10th anniversary gathering on a successful note despite Mother...

Pharmacy patient health files discovered at Rankin landfill

The North West Company has recently issued a public information release notifying Kivalliq residents that materials containing health information were recovered from the Rankin Inlet landfill site this past Feb. 28. The release went on...
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami president Natan Obed addresses the media gathering at the launch of the national Inuit health survey in Rankin Inlet on Sept. 13, 2019.

ITK launches national Inuit health survey

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) launched Qanuippitaa? a national Inuit health survey that will include Inuit of all ages from every community in Inuit Nunangat, while holding its annual general meeting in Rankin Inlet on...

Nickel mine produced drastic change in lifestyle for many Inuit

The move to Rankin Inlet from Naujaat to work in the nickel mine was an historic change in life for the families involved in the mid-1950s – and Piita Irniq, originally from Naujaat, remembers...

HTO launches Young Hunter’s program in Rankin

Upwards of 30 youths ages 13 to 19 are participating in a Young Hunter’s program the Kangiqlinq Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) began in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Andrew Akerolik said a number of...

Around the Kiv: Naujaat crew lands a bowhead

Bowhead landed in Naujaat Naujaat A bowhead whale was landed by Capt. Solomon Tagornak and his crew in A bowhaed whale is cut up to be shared with the community pn Aug. 26, 2019, in Naujaat. Photo...

Rankin mom gets son with speech challenges back to school full time

A four-year-old boy is back in kindergarten full time thanks to the efforts of his mom, Samantha Nakoolak, who wouldn't take no for an answer. Michael Tutanuak, 4, faces challenges with his speech and, as...

Striking the right note for a well-rounded education

It was absolutely rejuvenating to listen to the passion, hopes and excitement in the voices of a number of Kivalliq folks in the education field during the past few weeks, especially those in Chesterfield...

Move to middle school from elementary a big jump for many students

The years spent in elementary school during the formative years of one’s educational journey can go a long way towards helping a student adapt to ever-changing environments in the years to come, educators agree. That...

Animal docs mark 20th anniversary helping out in Rankin

This coming month will mark the 20th consecutive year a team of animal-health specialists from the Winnipeg-based Tuxedo Animal Hospital will conduct a veterinary clinic in Rankin Inlet. John Hickes and Page Burt organize the...