The Atuqtuarvik Corp. announced the creation of the John Hickes Business Scholarship in Rankin Inlet this past week.
The scholarship was created to honour Hickes of Rankin Inlet for his leadership as an original and long-serving board member of the corporation.
The scholarship also recognizes Hickes’s life-long commitment and involvement in business as an owner, as well as his many contributions in helping to establish a stable and progressive economy in Nunavut.
The scholarship is being offered to students who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the field of business.
Atuqtuarvik will award one successful applicant $5,000 annually.
The corporation is also accepting applications for its Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) Alumni Scholarship for 2018.
Atuqtuarvik will award two NS alumni with $2,500 each on an annual basis.
The deadline to apply for both scholarships in 5 p.m. on Aug. 24.
Infrastructure money delivered
The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two $8.25-million annual installments of the federal gas tax fund (GTF) to Nunavut this month.
Nunavut will receive more than $16.5 million this year through the fund.
The GTF is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local infrastructure projects across the territory each year.
Coral Harbour will use its share of the funding to help replace the original lighting at its arena with solar panels.
The move will reduce energy dependency and carbon dioxide emissions.
Roads, drinking water and community energy systems are three of the 18 project categories eligible for funding under the GTF program.
The wide range of categories provides the GTF with the flexibility to allow communities to direct their allocations to their most pressing local needs.
The Calm Air-sponsored community cleanup has begun in Chesterfield Inlet.
The cleanup runs in Chester from Aug. 1 until Sept. 30.
Students on ice
Listed below are the Kivalliq students who took part in the Students on Ice 2018 Arctic Expedition from July 23 to Aug. 7.
The group spent about a week along the western coast of Greenland before crossing the Davis Strait to Pond Inlet.
- Wayne Muckpah, Arviat
- Tapisa Tattuinee, Arviat
- Madison Pudlat, Coral Harbour
- Shantea Bruce, Coral Harbour
- Quintin Nester, Coral Harbour
- Teegan Tucktoo, Rankin Inlet
- Gail Wallace, Rankin Inlet