Addressing alcohol abuse

A Grade 9 student from Baker Lake whom the Government of Nunavut identifies as Haley H. drew this picture, which won the grand prize for the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission’s 2020 Let’s Be Aware calendar challenge. The best submissions to the contest, which asked youth to make drawings of responsible approaches to alcohol, are featured in a calendar. The grand prize winner received a $250 gift card and her drawing is featured on the calendar’s cover, while runners-up received $100 gift cards with their drawings featured inside the calendar. A digital version of the calendar is available online. (Screen capture)

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Learning to fly

Guillaume Saladin, co-artistic director of the Igloolik-based circus collective Artcirq, gives Nunavut Sivuniksavut students a crash course in acrobatics on Friday, Jan. 10. Here, Saladin acts as the “base” for a student, who practises being a “flyer”—with practice, acrobats can spin, jump and walk in this formation. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

Iqaluit youth honoured by mayor

Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell presented Amarinda Inga Alainga with a local hero award during Tuesday night’s city council meeting. “This young lady took it upon herself and raised money for other kids to be able to get a pass to the aquatic centre,” said Bell. The newly created award recognizes those who are selflessly filling a community need and making a difference in the lives of vulnerable or marginalized groups. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Kudos to Iqaluit’s Christmas games organizers

During last night’s Iqaluit city council meeting, Mayor Kenny Bell presented members of 123 Go! with a local hero award for their continued work organizing the city’s Christmas games and Toonik Tyme. According to Bell, the newly created local hero awards are intended to recognize those who are selflessly filling a need and making a difference in the lives of vulnerable or marginalized groups within the community. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Morning light in Rankin Inlet

Thomas Angoshadluk took this iconic Rankin Inlet photo on a recent morning. (Photo by T. Angoshadluk)

Happy 2020 from Nunavut Sivuniksavut!

Happy New Year! Nunavut Sivuniksavut’s class of 2020 poses for a photo as their final semester kicks off. (Photo courtesy of Nunavut Sivuniksavut)