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Around the Kiv: Students receive backpack donation

Ana Leishman poses for a photo with Dale Simik after presenting him with a summer backpack at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet this past month.
photo courtesy Glen Brocklebank

Students from kindergarten to Grade 4 were presented with brand-new summer backpacks at Victor Sammurtok School in Chesterfield Inlet this past month.

The backpacks were donated to the Chester students by Northern Canada Mini Projects, which has been involved with various projects in Chester from kids to elders for a number of years.

Marvin Dion appointed to QEC board
Coral Harbor/Rankin Inlet

Coral Harbour’s Marvin Dion is one of three people Cabinet recently appointed to the Qulliq Energy Corp.’s (QEC) board of directors.

QEC made the announcement on May 27.

Dion, a former mayor and deputy mayor of Coral Harbour, is currently employed as a supervisor for Sarliaq Holdings in Rankin Inlet.

He brings a well-developed understanding of power generation to QEC’s board of directors through his 40 years of experience as a power plant operator and superintendent in both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Dion has also been involved with numerous Keewatin and Kivalliq regional boards during the past few decades and is known to be a staunch supporter of many community groups.

Impaired charges
Rankin Inlet

A 40-year-old man from Rankin Inlet is facing impaired-driving charges after being pulled over by members of the Rankin Inlet detachment of the RCMP at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.

The Rankin officers were on a routine patrol at the time when they noticed an ATV with four occupants; double the lawful number allowed.

The driver of the ATV exhibited signs of impairment and failed a roadside screening device. He was subsequently arrested for the impaired operation of a motor vehicle.

A secondary Breathalyzer analysis was conducted which found the driver to be over the legal limit.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 10 in Rankin.

Open this week

The list below comprises the entities allowed to open and the regulations relaxed on June 1 as per the Government of Nunavut’s (GN) plan to cautiously move forward while dealing with the ongoing threat of Covid-19.

The GN plans to reassess conditions every two weeks. If the state of Covid in Nunavut is favorable, the territorial government will continue to lift public health measures, beginning with lower risk activities and programs

On June 1:

-Daycares were permitted to open up for regular business.

-The size limit for outdoor gatherings increased to 25 people.

-Territorial parks were allowed to reopen for outdoor activities only (if local circumstances permit). All park buildings, however, will remain closed.

-Municipal playgrounds were allowed to reopen (if local circumstances permit).