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Extreme cold warnings issued for several Nunavut communities

Environment Canada is advising some Nunavummiut to brace for extremely cold weather over the next few days.

Expect some bitterly cold conditions in Gjoa Haven and six other Nunavut communities through this weekend, Environment Canada advises. photo courtesy of Bobby Ukaliq

Wind chills of -55 C to -65 C are expected to persist today, tonight and throughout the weekend for the following communities: Cambridge Bay, Gjoa Haven, Pond Inlet, Taloyoak, Kugaaruk, Resolute and Grise Fiord.

Environment Canada warns that "risks are greater for young children, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors, and those without proper shelter. If it's too cold for you to stay outside, it's too cold for your pet to stay outside."