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Donna Tologanak and Joseph Keyok skin a caribou that just arrived into the community and cutting meat for residents on April 7 to come pick some up on. It lifted our hearts to be given one of our very favourite kind of food. Our spirits have been lifted. Hunters have been busy harvesting caribou from mainland for the past couple of weeks. We are very thankful and grateful for fresh caribou meat, especially for our Elders. Quana! Quana! Quana!
Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

Welcome to Cambridge Bay, where spring weather has arrived earlier than expected.
Weather has warmed up a lot since we had such cold winter months here on the island.
Residents are following Covid-19 protocol by staying home as warned about how strong and deadly the pandemic is. With warmer weather, spring-like weather has arrived, so many children are outdoors playing out. Please be careful.

The ice road from town to West Arm is now open so many families with vehicles and means of transportation are out driving with their families. Out at West Arm many go sliding as the hills are all over. Please keep safe when out sliding with your children.

We are so thankful and grateful that the Hunters and Trappers Organization is still giving out caribou, fish and muskox. Anyone in the community is welcome to go and pick up some fresh meat and fish. For many years, our community have not plenty of caribou around so not much hunting was going on, but now caribou has been plenty out on mainland where hunters have been successful harvesting one of the best country food that Inuit enjoy all their lives.

We are so thankful especially during this difficult time of our lives all around the world. Quanaqpiak to our hunters who have been taking care of their people. It makes our Elders very happy to see this going on and all this time during the scarce of caribou, they always knew they would be back soon.

Many residents are heading out on the land and to their cabins close by and to Bathurst Inlet to stay and away to avoid the Covid-19. There are many programs going on to assist residents with necessary supplies to go to their cabin to encourage social distancing.

The Department of Healthy Living and Hamlet Office have been busy doing activities to keep social distancing and keeping our children healthy and families also. So many fun activities and it is nice to see Easter activities such as colouring, egg painting and more. Quana to the hard working staff who are busy during this time of our lives that has changed our daily routines so much. Good job kids and parents.

Enjoy your Easter holidays and be safe everyone. Stay healthy everyone, look after each other by keeping social distancing and keep washing your hands. Watch for each other if anyone has signs of the cold, flu please go see the nurses and doctor right away. Practice good healthy advice so we do not get sick.

Happy Easter!

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