Jimmy Qiyuk is the week’s lucky winner in the fire department’s Chase the Ace fundraiser in Rankin Inlet.

Qiyuk drew the two of hearts and took home $750.

The next jackpot in the fire department’s fundraiser is up to $22,321.

Jimmy Qiyuk is the week’s lucky winner in the fire department’s Chase the Ace fundraiser in Rankin Inlet.
Photo courtesy Mark Wyatt

Poster contest
Baker Lake

The Kivalliq Inuit Association’s (KIA) land department is currently holding a poster contest for its Inuu’tuti (Life Source) program.

The Inuu’tuti program involves water sampling and monitoring in the Baker Lake area, including lakes and rivers flowing into Baker Lake and then out to Hudson Bay, using both scientific knowledge and traditional knowledge from elders in Baker Lake.

Posters can be done in any form the entrant likes. Entrants are encouraged to “find their inspiration” to draw from the great area of Baker Lake.

Entrants are asked to submit their drawings, with their names clearly written on the back, to the KIA office from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Electronically submitted drawings will not be accepted.

There are 15 prizes to be won during the contest.

Politicians election spending unveiled

Mumilaaq Qaqqaq, originally from Baker Lake, spent less than $25,000 to be elected as Nunavut’s member of Parliament last Oct. 21.

Running for the NDP, Qaqqaq was the only candidate to show contributions from individuals. A total of $8,111.70 came from 318 people. She also received $16,682.47 in transfers from the Nunavut NDP Electoral District Association, while another $530.05 was donated in non-monetary contributions. Her total expenses amounted to $24,514.12.

The figures from all four Nunavut candidates in the federal election were made public earlier this month after Elections Canada granted a couple of extensions to the filing deadline due to Covid-19.

The Conservatives’ Leona Aglukkaq revealed the largest sum of financial resources — $93,000 in transfers, the bulk of which came from the Conservative Party of Canada Nunavut Electoral District Association — and the greatest total expenses at $87,109.03.

Megan Pizzo-Lyall took in $40,000 from the Nunavut Federal Liberal Association and another $14,225.74 from the Liberal Party of Canada for a total of $54,225.74. Her expenditures totalled $45,216.74.

Douglas Roy, who represented the Green Party, is a newcomer to the territory as principal of Kimmirut’s Qaqqalik School. He is a former deputy leader of the Green Party in British Columbia, and reported no campaign contributions and no related expenses.

Qaqqaq was elected with 3,861 votes in the federal election, while Pizzo-Lyall finished with 2,918 votes, Aglukkaq with 2,469 and Roy with 206 votes.

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