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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Boil water advisory

Whale Cove

A boil water advisory was issued for Whale Cove by the department of health on Aug. 3. A press release from the department stated the advisory is a “precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system."

Whale Cove has had a long history of boil water advisories, with the last one coming at the end of June.

In 2017 the community was under a 4-month boil water advisory in the summer. The government has paid $500,000 to instal an upgrade to the system with a focus on targeting coliform. The filter system is expected to be installed later this month.

During a boil water advisory people can shower and bathe using tap water, but should avoid swallowing it unless it's boiled for a minute.

The department said it would provide an update about the situation if the situation changes.


Meat butchering class for suicide prevention


A group of 10 youth in Arviat will be taking place in a meat butchering project aimed at people who are searching for healing from Aug. 9 to 11.

The group of five males and five females will head to 3rd Bridge for three day and two nights.

During the day they will go hunting and learn how to cook and prepare caribou meat. At night they will take part in two-hour long healing sessions.

The females will sleep in the cabin while the males will sleep in the tents. Transportation will be provided but participants may also use their own vehicles to get there.


Ball hockey hits the tundra


Two time World Champion Mike Hunt will be coming to Arviat to put on a roller hockey clinic in Arivat next week.

Hunt will be arriving in town this week and plans to install a roller hockey floor in the gym on Friday.

Dates have yet to be firmed up for the camp but Hunt says he hopes it will run for four to five days beginning Aug. 11.


New kimberlite pipe discovered at diamond property

Rankin Inlet/Chesterfield Inlet.

Dunnedin Ventures recently discovered a new kimberlite pipe at its Kahuna property located between Rankin Inlet and Chesterfield Inlet.

In a July 19 press release Dunedin Ventures CEO Chris Taylor said the company is hoping it can recover diamonds from the kimberlite pipe.

Preliminary results show that the material recovered is similar to “significantly diamond bearing kimberlite”

Results can be expected in the next few months.