Listed below are the winners in the Canada Day vehicle- and ATV-decorating contests in Baker Lake on July 1.

A vehicle- and ATV-decorating contest was held in celebration of Canada Day in Baker Lake on July 1.
Photo courtesy Jimmy Misheralak


No.1: Anna Hickes $200

No.2: Aean Uquqtuq $150

No.3: Karen Yip $100


No.1: Diana Arnauyok $200

No.2: Haqpi Niuqtuq $150

No.3: Shamika Uquqtuq $100

Bike giveaway

Rankin Inlet

Agnico Eagle Mines, in partnership with the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet, will be having a bicycle giveaway for kids aged 11 to 14 today, July 8, at the community recreation hall from 1-4 p.m.

All those attending are asked to please follow the social distancing rules in place by the hamlet.

Youth sought for RCMP leadership program

Canadian residents aged 13 to 21 can now apply to become a part of the RCMP’s National Youth Advisory Committee (NYAC).

Applications must be received by Sept. 11, however, those who apply by July 31 will be a part of the first selection round and get a better chance of being selected.

This is an online opportunity for youth to connect, have their say and make a difference. NYAC members interact with participants from all over the country and discuss important issues they face in their respective communities.

They share their thoughts about youth crime and victimization topics, and help shape RCMP programs and initiatives. NYAC members can also receive reference letters and volunteer hours.

Anyone looking for more information on this opportunity are asked to please visit the RCMP website.

Literacy award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

Premier Joe Savikataaq is accepting applications to recognize an individual who supports, encourages and shares ways to strengthen literacy skills in Nunavut.

The 2020 Nunavut Council of the Federation Literacy Award will be awarded to someone who supports and inspires others to use Inuktitut and develop their literacy skills – oral, written or through artistic expression.

The winner will be recognized with a medallion and certificate presented by Savikataaq in the fall.

Deadline for nominations is July 21.

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