Bandmates Mathew Thompson, Anthony Collens and William Palliser took their music around the community of Naujaat in a unique way this past spring.

Mathew Thompson, from left, Anthony Collens and William Palliser use a generator to play live music around the community of Naujaat this past spring.
Photo courtesy Matt Thompson

The trio used a generator to power their equipment and were towed around the bay on a qamutiik in front of the community and then out to the site of the bowhead whale bones.
The group has a video on YouTube showing some of their unique rock-and-roll journey.
They also played a live concert for the community this past year.

Abluqta Society to hold AGM

Baker Lake

The Abluqta Society will be holding its annual general meeting on Monday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Thrift Shop (QDC 33).
Since becoming a registered society during the summer of 2017, the Abluqta Society opened a thrift shop in Baker Lake on May 11, which sells clothing and household items.
The society has also held several food bank events to collect donations for people in need, distributed donated mattresses from Agnico Eagle Mines and sought government funding to move away from financial reliance on bingo.
The Abluqta Society will be electing a new board at its AGM, including the positions of president, vice-president and treasurer.


Tuberculosis prevention screening clinic in Whale Cove

Whale Cove

A screening clinic for tuberculosis (TB) in Whale Cove will start at the end of October.
It will be the next community screened for the disease after a pilot screening wrapped up about six months ago in Qikiqtarjuaq.
Whale Cove was selected as the next community for the screening based on a variety of factors including community infrastructure, states a Government of Nunavut news release.
Screening will take place by household starting on Oct. 22. The clinic is expected to be operational for five to six weeks, states the release.
“We need to make bold decisions and explore new programs to eliminate TB in Nunavut,” said Minister of Health George Hickes in the release. “Lessons learned from the TB clinic in Qikiqtarjuaq were incredibly valuable. As we move forward, this is just one of many ways that show the commitment of municipal, federal and Inuit organizations in achieving our collective goal.”
More information will be provided through the radio and the hamlet office.

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