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AROUND KIVALLIQ: Fundraiser for Arviat hero


An online fundraiser has been set up for the family of Aaron Gibbons, the father of three from Arviat who died protecting his children from a polar bear attack earlier this month.

The page can be found online by typing in “Support Aaron Gibbons Family” into GoFundMe's homepage.

As of press time the campaign had raised a total of $3,090 of its $5,000 goal.

Facts of Rankin sex assault released ahead of sentencing

Rankin Inlet

A territorial justice has released the facts that will form the basis for his sentencing of a Rankin Inlet Man who was found guilty of sexual assault earlier this summer.

On May 30, Lee Jordan Nauya was convicted for sexually assaulting a woman in September 2014.

The woman's name is protected by a publication ban. According to the facts of the case which were made public on July 16, Nauya and another man forced her to drink alcohol after running into them in town.

The woman testified that her hands were held behind her back by one of the men while Nauya poured liquor down her throat.

After the assault was committed Nauya left the woman on the side of the road. She later ended up in a black out state in a Winnipeg hospital.

In his assessment of the facts, Justice Earl Johnson said he did not believe Nauya had a premeditated plan and that he would not consider his post-offence conduct in the sentencing.

Johnson is expected to deliver his sentence Iqaluit on August 20.

Midnight sun Co-ed soccer league

Baker lake

Baker Lake is looking for teams and players who want to take part in the community's co-ed soccer league.

The league will be open to players 16 years and up. Each team will be allowed 8 players and 3 subs, with the cost being $20/player.

Games will be played on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.

The deadline to register is July 26.