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Welcome to one of Canada’s coldest spots, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, situated on Victoria Island, land of the Inuinnait.
Yes it has been extremely cold lately, and February is usually known as the coldest time of the year up here. But we hope everyone is staying safe and warm. With cold temperatures, many vehicle owners have to keep their vehicles plugged in overnight and start your vehicle about half-an-hour before using it, otherwise it will not turn on. I see a few snowmobiles running around. Vehicle owners who have garages to keep them overnight are very lucky to have that necessity.
Lately there have been many call-outs for people needing maintenance, either with furnaces or frozen pipes. So our maintenance workers are out there working in the cold to help the residents with problems at their homes. It is probably when many need fuel tanks filled up to keep their furnaces and heat going in their homes. We hope everyone is ok.
Our children are who we worry the most about during this pandemic, with schools operating at minimum capacity, but you know the teachers and staff are at work preparing learning packages and also devices. So many parents who wish to keep their children safe and at home receive homework to do at home or on-line work, while some are going in to school. Everyone is encouraged to still wear their masks, physical distancing is still important in the schools. Students are also taking turns going to classes on a schedule prepared by the school staff. This they call cohorting and practicing physical distancing. Masks at the schools are available for all students and staff.
The school bus has not been operating now since 2018/19, but a new school bus has been ordered and should be arriving on the sealift this coming summer. So many students and their parents rely on each other for rides and the local contractors are called to assist for now.
Please listen and keep updated on the restrictions and public service announcements which are available online on facebook through the Chief Public Health Officer and Government of Nunavut. Stay safe everyone. Stay warm and look after each other.
God Be With You Son.