HALLU INUIN. IQALUKTUUTIAMI NAAMMAINNAQTURUT. APITAKTUK NUNAKPUT. HILA KINITPIAQHUNILU. QUUJAKNAQHIJUQ PIHURIAMI. HIKULIQMAN KIILIQMI AUDLAAKNAIQTUK. KIHIMI NUNAKUUPAKTUT INGNILRUTAIKKUT. AUDLATTIJUT TATPANI IVITARUKMIK. QAJAGIVAKLUHI HIKUILRUMI NAAMMAKTUK AUDLAARIAMI. ANGNAN MIQHUJAKTUT ATIGIHANIK ILIHAKTUTLU. QUANA ILIHAIJUT IKAJUQTUT ATIGILIURUMAJUT. TATKIANILU KALGIANI INUIN ILIHAKTUT IIGAJUKHANIK. NUTAQQAT NAAMMAINNAQTUT. ILIHARIALIQMATA NAGUJUQ. ANGNIKLIQMAN IQALUKTUUTIAK TAPKUAT IGLULIUQTUT AMIGAIKHUTIK. TATPANNIQJURAALUQ. INUIN AUDLAATIJUT IPAKHANI TUKTUNIK QUNGNIAQPAKTUT QANILRUMI. ALIANAQ. ILLA INUIN NAAMMAINNAQTUT. IHUMALUKPALAAQHIMAITTUMIK INUUTIAQLUHI. AYUKNAQIVAKTUK ILAIJAGAAGNAT. QUVIAHUKPAKLUHI.
Welcome to beautiful snow white island of Victoria Island, land of the Inuinnait. Weather is been quite warm, so freeze up of the ocean is taking longer than usual. The lakes and river are pretty well almost right frozen.
There are snowmen all over our commuity with everyone and especially kids enjoying the soft snow and warm weather. The roads are quite slippery, so please be careful and take your time walking or driving.
Although freeze-up is happening, the ice is not quite thick enough to travel on, so fishers and hunters are out riding their ATVs on land to go ice-fishing and hunting. The beautiful red-bellied char are plentiful at the lakes, lots of fish eggs in them. While out fishing Rosie and Murphy, Tammy and friends saw couple of caribou out on the land/sea crossing, which is very rare.
Residents need a tag to hunt caribou in our area so hopefully we will have some fresh caribou soon. Many families have been able to go to their cabins nearby out at Gravel Pit due to warmer weather. With more and more snow people are able to go snowmobiling to go shop and go around town.
Soon Halloween will come around, and kids are getting excited to go trick or treating with a few restrictions and to remember that the pandemic is still here. Lots of costumes and halloween candy in the stores. It is one of the favourite times of year for the kids besides Christmas, so lets make the kids smiles and their hearts happy but in a safe way.
Christmas is coming around pretty quickly already and our community local RCMP detachment held a fundraiser by washing vehicles for $20 each. The money raised is for the local Cambridge Bay Food Bank in preparation for the Christmas holiday season.
Using two pressure washers, the RCMP took turns washing vehicles. There was quite a huge turn out for our little community. A grand total of $2,846 was raised and with support from Qillaq Innovations, they will organize getting food shipped up from the south.
Buffalo Airways has also agreed to ship the food for free to Cambridge Bay.
The RCMP detachment will work with the Wellness Centre who operates the food bank to get a shopping list. With so many families needing extra food on the table and for their families, it is much needed as food prices are so expensive up here.
Quana Dmitri and members for doing this for the community. Not pictured was Cst. Ian Hastie who washed just as many vehicles as the other three members. Quana Ian! Christmas will be extra special for families in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Quana Dmitri. Stay well everyone.
God Be With You Son. You will always be remembered.