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Around Kivalliq: First tuktu for young hunters

There was reason for celebration within Baker Lake’s Ookowt family this past week when young hunter Brian Jr. Ookowt harvested his very first tuktu (caribou) at Thelon, near Baker Lake, on Sept. 12.

Young hunter Gerry Mannik harvested his first tuktu (caribou) on the land near Baker Lake this past Saturday, Sept. 12.
Photo courtesy Sharon Ookowt

Also catching his first caribou earlier this month in Baker Lake was Terrence Arngna’naaq.

Lacrosse time
Rankin Inlet

A lacrosse camp will be held at the new arena in Rankin Inlet from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27.

Space is limited, so, if you’re genuinely interested, please register at the Rankin Inlet community recreation hall on Sept. 18 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The age divisions being accepted are initiation, novice, atoms, peewee, bantam and midget.

The entrance fee for the camp is $20.

Anyone requiring more information is asked to call 645-2284.

Draw date changed
Rankin Inlet

The draw date for the Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) raffle in partnership with Rankin Inlet Minor Hockey will now be held on Oct. 23.

The top prize in the raffle is a brand-new truck.

Minor hockey parents are reminded that the first 20 minor hockey players to sell five books of raffle tickets will get their registration fees for the upcoming hockey season paid for by the TTM committee.

Back to the ledge

Members of the legislative assembly will return on Sept. 21, marking the first sitting since February and the first since Covid-19 emerged in Canada.

The focus of the upcoming meetings will be to consider territorial government expenses related to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as other business, according to Speaker Paul Quassa.

The two newest members to join the assembly — Baker Lake’s Craig Simailak and Kugluktuk’s Calvin Pedersen — both via acclamation in byelections, will assume their seats during this sitting.