Soccer tourney

Rankin Inlet hosted a men’s adult qualifier soccer tournament this past weekend from Feb. 28 to March 1.

Kris Okpatauyak of Rankin Inlet on Nov. 9, 2019. Darrell Greer/NNSL photo

The eight teams set to square-off in the semifinals as of press time were Rankin Inlet, FISA, Gold Diggers, FAMLIA, Kangiqliniq, CBFC, Iqaluit and Rankin Two.

The winner of the men’s tournament will select up to 14 players to send to the Nationals in Kingston, ON, from April 1 to 5.


Pipe burst


Students returned to school after missing a day’s worth of  classes after a pipe burst at Tusarvik School on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Crews were working on the furnace system when the incident happened.

Crew members also had to use a fire extinguisher during the incident, which left a lot of dust in school hallways.

Everything was back to normal at Tusarvik the following day, Feb. 26.


Uniforms unveiled


Team Nunavut athletes will present the 2020 Arctic Winter Games uniform and pin set to Premier Joe Savikataaq and Minister of Community and Government Services Lorne Kusugak today, March 4, in Iqaluit.

The presentation will be made at 11 a.m. at the Nunavut Legislative Assembly lobby.


Alcohol charges

Rankin Inlet

Members of the Rankin Inlet detachment of the RCMP were investigating an unrelated matter when the officers determined that an adult male was in possession of some non-permit alcohol on Feb. 16.

The liquor was believed to be destined for Whale Cove which has alcohol restrictions.

A Nunavut Liquor Act search warrant was obtained and executed and a large amount of liquor was located and seized.

A 38 year old man from Whale Cove was charged under Section 84(c) of the Nunavut Liquor Act.

He is scheduled to appear in court on March 9 in Rankin Inlet.

The RCMP did not release the name of the man charged.


Tourney time

Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq

Teams from across the Kivalliq will be descending upon Rankin Inlet for the annual Powerful Peewees hockey tournament this coming weekend.

The tournament runs in Rankin from March 6 to 8.

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