HALLUU IQALUKTUUTIAMIT. NUNAKPUT UUNAGAALUK. PINNIQHIJUQ IQALUKTUUTIAK. HALUMAKHIJUT TAMAJANIK AKJAQTAUJUT IGITAKHAIT . HAVAKTUT INUHUKTUT IKAJUQPIARAMIK QUJAJUGUT. INUIN KANATA UPLUA QUVIAHUGVIA NIRIVAKTUT HILAMI. QUNGNIAKTITIJUTLU INGILGNAJUT AKHALUTITLU HONDATLU, NUTAQQATLU PISIGAKTUT. INUIN IQALIKIVAKTUT HIKUILIKMAT TAHIKLU KUUKGALU. PIFFILIUKTUT QUANA INUIN. NAAMMAINAQTUT INUIN. ILLA PINIQHIJUQ IQALUKTUUTIAK HALUMMAQPIAKHUNI QUANA IKAJUQTUT. NUTAQQATLU IGAJUQTUUT.
Welcome to beautiful Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Yes and it is a very beautiful community after a major town clean-up from residents and the volunteer clean-up crew. The community looks so beautiful with all the or most of the junk and garbage picked up and taken away to the dump and metal dump. The hamlet is also paying residents for old equipment like snowmobiles, ATVs, vehicles, etc.
The first town clean up held on June 30 went very well with many volunteers from children to grandmothers and residents who got a good first start picking up garbage in various sections of the community of Cambridge Bay. Many prizes were given out such as gift cards for participants from both Co-op and Northern, bicycles for kids, kitchen appliances, sleeping bags and tools.
It was a pleasantly hot day with temperature at 13 C with a nice breeze. Quana to all our volunteers for making Cambridge Bay clean and beautiful once again, your help makes our community look so clean. Quana!
Another town clean up will happen once the hamlet office announces the date. Cambridge Bay deserves an award for town clean up! I hope the other communities are doing their part and cleaning up.
Canada Day was a small celebration with a parade of vehicles, Ikaluktutiak’s fire truck, ATVs, kids on bicycles and of course the RCMP. Following the parade the hamlet held a barbeque and ceremonies.
It was a quiet Canada Day celebration due to many residents out camping. Many residents usually head out on the land this time of year to go fishing and camping. The hottest day yet for Canada Day, it reached as high as 19 C.
Residents and campers are waiting for the arctic char to begin running down to the Gravel Pit where the ice is still pretty thick. The flowers are starting to bloom all over and the nuna is turning very green.
Day camp for children is just beginning with awesome trained youth to work the day camps for both indoor and outdoors activities to enjoy their summer.
It is a busy summer in Cambridge Bay, lots of employment for students – who are doing so well! – and lots of activities for kids and construction have also started up again since the pandemic started in March.
We have a few more houses and apartments being built along with our new Arctic College campus in the new part of town way up towards Water Lake. Our community is really growing fast.
Enjoy your beautiful summer everyone, be safe and stay off the ice as it is melting pretty quickly.
God Be With You Son.