Spooky night’s fun


Hamlet employees and youth volunteers did a spooktacular job of creating a genuine Halloween experience for youth in the community last week in Arviat.

Hamlet employees and youth volunteers do an outstanding job of readying a Halloween wonderland for kids in Arviat on Oct. 31. Photo courtesy of Michelle Malla

The kids got to experience some truly spooky scenes, some great character scenes and some truly magical scenes during their visit.

They also, of course, flew away into the night with lots of great treats.

Arctic Hope

Baker Lake

This evening, Nov. 6, a Hope Gathering meeting will be held at the Baker Lake Community Centre beginning at 8 p.m.

Among the door prizes being drawn for during the gathering is a PlayStation four (PS4).

The gathering is open to the entire community.

Baker HTO

Baker Lake

The Baker Lake Hunter and Trapper Organization (HTO) has a limited supply of maps available to the public.

The maps are of Aqsarnik (between Baker Lake and Chesterfield Inlet) and Tavaani (between Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove).

The maps may be picked-up at the local HTO office.

In other HTO news,The Baker Lake HTO is also participating in the Government of Nunavut Department of the Environment’s (GN-DOE) wolf sample collection project, which is running from now until the end of March 2020.

The Baker HTO is collecting 49 wolf head samples for the project and will be paying $300 per sample.

Anyone interested in taking part in the wolf project can bring their wolf heads to the GN-DOE.

Payment for the sample heads will be made through the Baker Lake HTO.

Sports awards

Baker Lake/Rankin Inlet

The annual Nunavut sports awards covering the time period from March 31, 2018, to April 1, 2019, saw Jim Kreuger of Baker Lake receive the First Air President’s Award of Excellence for his work with the local hockey scene over the years.

The award is presented by the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut.

Darren Nichol of Rankin Inlet was also given special recognition for his involvement for hockey over the years by the Sport and Recreation Division of Community and Government Services (Sport Nunavut).

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