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Cambridge Bay Tea Talk: Enjoy the beautiful green nuna

HALLU INUIN. INUIN NAAMAINNAQTUT IQALUKTUUTIAMI. HIKUIQMAN QAJAQKUT AHIAMUNGNAUJUT. QUANA. ANGUNIAKNAHUAT TUKTUMIK. INUIN QAJAQTUKHUTIK UMINGMAKTUMUTLU QINGAUKMUNGAUJUTLU. HILA UUNAKPIAHUNI IPAKHANI. NALUJAKHUTIK IIMAQMI. ILIHAKVIITGUUK ANGMANAHUAT AUGUSI 21MI. INUIN HUMANGNITTUT. TUKTUHIUKTUTLU INUIN AHIAKMIGUUK. QUANAA.

Welcome to the beautiful island of the Keelinikmiut, home of the Inuinnait. Cambridge Bay and mainland have reached pretty hot temperatures this past week, at high of 24 degrees Celsius.

It was so hot, many residents of all ages went dipping into the ocean to cool off.

Cambridge Bay has a beautiful sandy beach area over at Long Point at Gravel Pit. A favourite spot to go swimming is also up at the creek by the river and bridge.

Mosquitoes sure were out on hot days. A few days of wind and rain also was a relief for many residents. With ice gone now on the ocean, many boaters head out to mainland to go caribou hunting and berry picking. And also to head home to their homeland which is always an emotional time to finally go home! I know very well how that feels to finally go home.

We hope everyone is happy and safe at mainland in Bay Chimo and Bathurst Inlet. Enjoy the beautiful green nuna.

A few hunters were successful getting caribou out at mainland and out towards Lyall's Cove, which is very scarce now to find tuktu near Cambridge Bay nowadays. It is so tasty to have fresh caribou dry meat also. Glad everyone is enjoying the beautiful summer. It's been extra warm on hot days and it is unusual to see every inch and bits of snow all gone now at some landmarks on the island.

Fun! Fun! Fun!
Kids in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut just had to go swimming at the beach at Gravel Pit on one of the hottest days this summer. From left, 6-year-old Alejandra Akana Santoyo, 10-year-old Santana Maruq Santoyo and 7-year-old Maci Maghagalok McCallum enjoy swimming in the Arctic Ocean Aug. 2 where temperatures reached 24 C on the island. Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo

Polar bears were seen out at Long Point during long weekend, it was an adult with 2 cubs. They went further west probably heading somewhere else where it is quieter and no humans to scare them off. Be safe when out on the land everyone.

The roads in town are very dusty every year and soon I heard they will once again do a dust control maintenance work on the roads in town. Please keep safe as few residents are allergic to dust and our Elders have health issues. It will be a miracle that someday Cambridge Bay will have no more dusty roads. Meantime the hamlet water trucks water the dusty roads over and over again and when it rains it is helpful.

With rain comes thunder and lightening with hot weather. During long weekend Cambridge Bay was hit with loud thunder and lightning with a few minutes of heavy rainfall, and that was fun to watch. Many campers out on the land had the best show.

School will start August 21st, 2020 here in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut and we hope the kids will be able to get back to their regular sleeping hours to make it to school for 8:45am. Good luck to all our kids who will be returning to school, we are all so proud of you all for staying in school, Take good care and be safe.

Be safe boating and camping and hunting and berry picking.

God Be With You Son.





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