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First time onstage in Kuujjuaq

Rankin Inlet’s own Sam Tutanuak brought his sound from the Kivalliq to the Aqpik Jam Music Festival at the Kuujjuaq Forum in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, from Aug. 12 to 15. This year’s festival included an impressive...

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...

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...

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...

Joys of learning

A total of 20-to-25 students a day, aged seven to 12, took part in a week-long Actua science camp in Rankin Inlet last week. The theme of this year’s science camp was science, technology, engineering...

Solfest weekend continues to be a major hit in Rankin Inlet

The spectacle may have only just completed its third year, but the legacy of the annual Solfest Gala and outdoor concert is slowly beginning to take shape around top-notch headlining performers and support opportunities...

Funding sparks plans for Regional Fire Training Centre

Rankin Inlet Fire Department Chief Mark Wyatt saw one of his top priorities move a giant-step closer to reality when Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) recently donated $250,000 towards the design and construction of a...

Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Rankin Inlet baby in stable condition after being shot

A nine-month-old infant is in stable condition after being sent by medevac to a Winnipeg hospital with a bullet wound, according to the RCMP. The infant was struck by gunfire in an adjacent room of...

Rankin Inlet man charged following single-vehicle accident

A 26-year-old Rankin Inlet man has been charged with impaired driving after a single-vehicle accident on Saturday morning. The RCMP, bylaw, fire department and emergency medical services responded shortly before 9 a.m. when a vehicle...

CODY PUNTER: #WeThe(Actual)North

I don't tend to get homesick. But for the past few weeks I have had Toronto on my mind. And it isn't because I'm tired of the fog we've had for the past week....

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...

Police seize ‘large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and cash during Rankin Inlet arrest

A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized 'a large quantity' of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash. The police were responding to a...

RCMP seize ‘large quantities’ of cannabis, mushrooms and shatter in Rankin Inlet

A 35-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Cannabis Act and the Criminal Code of Canada including impaired driving and drug trafficking following an...

Rankin Inlet man charged with dangerous driving

RCMP have arrested a Rankin Inlet man with the dangerous operation of a motor vehicle after he attempted to flee from police twice in one day. On May 23, officers tried to perform a traffic...
Kugluktuk's Jonathon Ihumatak tries to shield the ball from an Inuvik Wolves player during Grade 6 boys division playoff action at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife on April 28. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Back-to-back titles for Kugluktuk at Junior Super Soccer

They came, they saw and they conquered. Again. The Grade 6 boys soccer team from Kugluktuk High School made it two in a row as they successfully defended their title at Junior Super Soccer in Yellowknife...
A group of Co-op members and employees are all smiles as Alex Sammurtok, front from left, and Noah Tiktak present a cheque for $2,824 on behalf of Kissarvik Co-op's jersey day initiative to Derek Fredlund and Jessie Baxter of the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) in Rankin Inlet on April 5, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

Co-op jersey day scores for food bank

A new spin on a more relaxed work environment – aimed at a community's passion – ended up providing a financial boost to the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon's Cupboard) in Rankin Inlet this past...