RCMP are seeking information about people setting fires at the dump on June 29. According to a message posted on the hamlet's Facebook page anyone with knowledge of what happened should contact the hamlet or RCMP.
“We consider this incident to be serious and the setting of fires is extremely dangerous and will not be tolerated,” read the statement. “Please speak to your kids about this issue and if you see something please report it immediately.”
Garbage pick up schedule
Baker Lake has slightly altered its garbage pick-up schedule. The residential schedule is as follows.
- Monday: Blocks 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000
- Tuesday: Blocks 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000
- Wednesday: Blocks 4,000, 5,000 and 7,000
- Thursday: Blocks 1,000, 2,000 and 4,000
- Friday: Blocks 3,000, 5,000 and 7,000
Commercial garbage pick-up will continue to be Monday, Wednesday and Friday for all blocks. The hamlet is also reminding people that used batteries and empty propane tanks are picked up on Thursdays. The public is being asked to dispose of those items on that day by leaving them beside their bins.
Caribou approaching Rankin Inlet
The spring caribou herd was getting close to Rankin Inlet at the end of last week. Agnico Eagle announced that it will continue to monitor the situation and follow its caribou management plan with the help of the Kivalliq Inuit Association, the Hunters and Trappers Organization and the territorial government.
According to the plan, all mining activities will be suspended when between 1 to 50 caribou get within 100 metres of the road. Hunters are reminded not to shoot directly across the road or within the work area.
The Hamlet of Bake Lake is currently looking for people who would be interested in taking a gun safety course. The personal acquisition licence is required for all gun owners in Canada.
People interested in getting additional certifications can also take the Nunavut Online Hunter Education Course. The online course is a voluntary, self-study program designed to help educate new or inexperienced hunters and is not intended as a replacement for traditional knowledge learned from elders or mentors.