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Welcome to springtime in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, the capital spot for potholes and puddles. Every year when the snow is melting the roads in town are full of potholes which makes it very difficult to drive our vehicles, so please be careful and safe. Lots of puddles which the kids enjoy riding through with their bicycles.
Now that winter is over here on the island, snow is melting very fast with warmer weather. The roads in town and to Gravel Pit and West Arm have been busy with traffic, everyone going out for a drive on their ATV’s and some travel by snowmobile to go geese hunting and ice fishing out to the Arctic Ocean for a lovey day out on the land.
This time of year it is now 24-hour daylight, so it is important to wear sunglasses this time to avoid white-out. The ice road is quickly melting and soon will be not safe to drive on, please check daily on the ice conditions.
The annual Ambrose Aknavigak Memorial fishing derby was held and few residents took part in this fun outdoor activity in Cambridge Bay. Due to the Covid-19, the spring celebrations and festival has been cancelled which is usually held in May, but the fishing derby was still organized as it is a social-distancing type of event.
This year’s winners was an all female cast. Congratulations to all the ladies who participated. This year the winning prize went to Arlene Emingak who caught a 10.8 pound lake trout up at Kitigak Lake. She won $500 as first prize winner. Second prize went to Anna Wolki, third went to Lisa Otokiak, fourth to Michelle Van Den Brink, fifth to Hatok Mala, sixth to Tammy Omilgoetok. Congratulations to all the fishers who went home with a fish.
With school being out due to the Covid-19, work packages for each class at Kullik Elementary continue to be prepared by the teachers for their students.
The Soup For The Soul Program is now done and big thank you to Qillaq Lodge and Wellness Centre staff for providing home cooked meals for the community. Now those in need of food can go to the local food bank at the Wellness Centre, please check for the hours it is open by contacting them at the Wellness Centre.
For those at HTO also were giving out caribou hooves, muskox hooves and lake trout for the community, big thank you for all you do for the Elders and the community. We hope you all enjoyed the caribou and omingmak hooves. I have yet to taste how the caribou hooves are, have you? Enjoy spring.
God Be With You Son.