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Rankin man sees canteen dream come true

Chadd Burrill began living one of his dreams the day the hamlet approved his proposal to operate the state-of-the-art Slapshot Canteen at the new arena in Rankin Inlet this past month. Burrill has a three-year...

A stitch in time at Rankin Inlet friendship centre

A sewing program being operated by the Pulaarvik Kablu Friendship Centre (PKFC) is gaining popularity and posting great early results in Rankin Inlet, says an organizer. PKFC executive director Charlene Williams-Kaludjak said the friendship centre...

Junior chiefs enjoy their day in Rankin Inlet

Fire Chief Mark Wyatt and members of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department recently welcomed their six 2019 junior fire chiefs for the day to the fire station for all sorts of fun and tasty...

The Kivalliq reigns supreme at futsal

So we all know that the Kivalliq region is hockey-mad and generally turns in a good performance whenever there are tournaments to be had. But the region is also rather good at futsal and last...

Square dancing is a ‘big deal’ for Lindsey Qanguq

Lindsey Qanguq has been square dancing since the age of four and continues to love it, especially while squaring off with dance partner Sapaattiaq Gamie Oqallak. Qanguq stressed that square dancing is a "big deal"...

New arena means higher quality of live streams for community

Gabe Karlik is looking forward to the next hockey tournament he streams live in Rankin Inlet – big time! Karlik was on-hand to work the sound board for the grand opening of the new arena...

Pilot project brings together parents, children and cultural initiatives

An early childhood learning program being delivered by Ilitaqsiniq: Nunavut Literacy Council is off to a strong start in Rankin Inlet with eager young children and their parents. The Pinnguaqta program closely parallels the Parents...

Rankin youth group claims square-dancing championship in Arviat

The youth team from Rankin Inlet took an emotional roller-coaster ride to the 2019 George Hapanak Memorial square-dancing championship in Arviat from Nov. 8 to 11. The Rankin team arrived in Arviat to find out...

Earning the right to celebrate

Although I have shared my thoughts on the matter here and there in past columns found in this space, it would be impossible for me to attend a grand opening like the once I...

Arena opening signals dawn of new era in Rankin Inlet

With one snip from a pair of scissors, the ribbon floated gently to the ground and the long awaited new arena officially opened its doors in Rankin Inlet on Nov. 23. The opening of the...

Change of scenery for former NDC president Darrin Nichol

Darrin Nichol of Rankin Inlet leaves the Nunavut Development Corp. proud of his record after 11 years at the helm of the Government of Nunavut operation. Nichol, 50, said he had mixed feelings upon hearing...

Full house at new location for Nov. 11 service

With the Remembrance Day service now in the rear-view mirror, members of the executive staff can breathe a little easier as the busiest time of the year for Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169 in...

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...

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...

Dogs let out from pound in Rankin

The hamlet dog pound was vandalized sometime during the early morning hours of July 11 in Rankin Inlet. The pound’s fence was broken, holes were cut in the wire fencing and three dogs were let...

Rankin sees Internet service, cell service and mail from Canada Post down for the...

The modern age of communication has been badly interrupted by spotty and undependable Internet and cell services to Rankin Inlet during the past few months. The community also saw its Canada Post outlet forced to...