Hamlet of Arviat Map – Street Names and House Numbers

by KeithCollier - November 29th, 2013

The Hamlet of Arviat is transitioning to its new street naming system. Refer to this map for your new house address.

The map can also be downloaded as a .pdf here: Arviat Street and House Number Map November 2013

Notice of Election

by KeithCollier - November 6th, 2013

The Hamlet of Arviat is holding an election for 6 councillors and 1 Mayor.

The election is scheduled for Monday, December 9, 2013.

The Returning Officer is Marceline Ahmak.

Lists of candidates for Mayor and for Councillors are below.

Hamlet of Arviat Resource Centre

by KeithCollier - October 16th, 2013

The Hamlet of Arviat is pleased to announce that the Resource Centre (located next to the Wildlife Office) is open for Arviammiut looking for help with resume writing, job searches, and other economic development activities. Training and Employment Coordinator Samantha Ussak and Programs Assistant Roseanna Alareak are available to help from Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm and on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.

For more information, please call Samantha or Roseanna at 857-2920.

Hamlet of Arviat Congratulates Youth

by KeithCollier - September 18th, 2013

The Hamlet of Arviat would like to join with MLA and Nunavut Justice Minister Daniel Shewchuk, and Premier Eva Aariak in congratulating the recent achievements of youth in the community of Arviat.

Recently, Premier Eve Aariak spoke in the Legislative Assembly about the successful and moving anti-bullying plays produced and performed by the John Arnalukjuak High School Drama Club. You can read her statement here:

Premier: Arviat JAHS Theatre and Drama Club commended for Anti-Bullying Plays

Minister of Justice and Arviat MLA Dan Shewchuk also recently rose in the Legislative Assembly to congratulate Arviat youth involved in several community projects over the summer. You can read Minister Shewchuk’s statement here:

Minister Shewchuk highlights Arviat youth and community health research

The Hamlet of Arviat joins with them in congratulating Arviat youth for their accomplishments, and thanks both Premier Aariak and Minister Shewchuk for taking the time to recognize our youth.

Statement by Agnico-Eagle and Hamlet of Arviat on Recent Graduates.

by KeithCollier - September 5th, 2013

New Class of Diamond Drillers Ready for Action

The Arviat Diamond Driller’s Helper program recently saw its fourth group of students attend graduation ceremonies with all 12 students successfully completing the course.

The program was first launched in October of 2011 and to date Agnico Eagle has invested more than $500,000 towards funding the program along with donating safety equipment and providing experts to support the initiative.

“This community-based training program continues to be successful,” said Keith Collier, the Hamlet of Arviat’s Community Economic Development Officer. “With this class, we now have over 40 people trained as Surface Diamond Driller’s Helpers. As the owners of the only operating mine in the Kivalliq Region, Agnico Eagle’s commitment to training and employment in Arviat is crucial to the economic and social development of our community.”

The Hamlet of Arviat has brought together a range of partners – such as government training agencies, drilling companies and colleges – to acquire the drilling equipment, develop the curriculum and operate the program. The program is delivered by instructors from Ontario’s Northern College, in collaboration with the Nunavut Arctic College.

“As mining exploration expands across northern Canada and the Nunavut region, there is increasing and competitive demand for locally available diamond core drillers and drill helpers”, said Denis Vaillancourt, Agnico Eagle’s Exploration Manager for Eastern Canada. “Our investment in this program supports Agnico’s commitment to developing a local sustainable economy, as well as our business need to reduce costs associated with recruiting and transporting drillers from southern Canada. This is a win-win situation for everyone”

Agnico Eagle has also provided logistical and financial support for driver training and work readiness programs in Arviat, as well as an innovative family support program. The Company also works with another Arviat-based company, Kiluk, who provides commercial sewing services.

Next up in terms of community-based training programs in Arviat is a welder’s helper course, which is scheduled to be up and running later this fall.

“Arviat plans to expand their drill training facility is well on its way and we will be working with the Hamlet and their partners to help develop and operate the program”, explained Graeme Dargo, Superintendent Community Engagement – Nunavut. “Our participation and partnership in Arviat’s various initiatives supports our commitment to developing a local sustainable economy.”

Danny Illungiayok and Jonah Sewoee

Back Row, Left to Right: Terrence King, Norman Alikut, Romeo Ikakhik, Andy Ulayok, Robert Jr. Gibbons, Gabriel Anowtalik, Jamie Aulatjut. Front Row, Left to Right: Jonah Sewoee, Jonah Kinak, Danny Illungiayok, Evano Jr. Aggark, Brian Arualak.