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Welcome to beautiful Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, our little town of love and Christmas. Yes Christmas is fast coming and many Christmas decorations and lights are lit up in our little Christmas town. It really looks like Christmas now because there has been so much snowfall and everything is frosted up.
Daylight hours have only been for couple of hours each day with darkness setting in around 1 p.m. now. Full moon reminds us that it gets very cold weather out there. People are busy fishing and hunting even though the weather is cold. But we also are experiencing warmer temperatures lately. With warmer temperatures it takes longer for the ocean to freeze and this is much needed for our fishermen and hunters as they travel on ice.
Christmas will be different this year for Cambridge Bay residents due to this pandemic, many changes and restrictions are still in place. We in Nunavut just got out of lockdown with the virus reaching some communities in Nunavut, mainly in the Kivalliq region. We are happy to see many have recovered from the Covid and are hopeful for more speedy recoveries.
Every year the community has games and feasts and dances to celebrate Christmas, but not this year due to the pandemic. Zachary Cziranka-Crooks at the Recreation Department is busy planning activities which will mostly be done at home or outdoors or by video. This is because of social distancing rules still in place. Watch for the calendar of Christmas events.
Kids are back in school after a two-week lockdown. Kids I understand are taking turns attending classes and the teachers and staff of Kullik Ilihakvik and Kiilinik High have distributed and posted notices of the kids schedules.
Take good care everyone, remember to keep social distancing and keep washing your beautiful hands. Be safe, stay well.
God Be With You Son.