New bus service rolls out in Rankin Inlet

This is one of many stops on Rankin Inlet’s new bus route. The bus service launched earlier this month and is free all September long until fees kick in Oct. 1. The bus runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, and is wheelchair accessible. See our story soon at (Photo by Noel Kaludjak)

Admiring the view at Nunavik’s crater lake

A visitor admires the view from the rim of the Pingualuit crater at Pingualuit park in Nunavik on Saturday, Aug. 17. The crater was formed by the impact of a meteorite. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Way down below

A machine called a bolter, operated by Agnico employee Jonathan Lachance, installs protective roofing to the walls of the Meliadine mine outside Rankin Inlet on Sept. 10. The bolter, seen here at over 200 metres underground, is one of seven used per shift. More to come on the mine and the people who work there on (Photo by Emma Tranter)

Kuujjuammiut remember those lost to suicide

Chinese lanterns were lit in Kujjuaq on Sept. 11, in memory of loved ones lost to suicide, following World Suicide Prevention Day. (Photo by Elaine Anselmi)

Facing “staffing challenges,” Rankin Inlet post office to re-open today

Rankin Inlet residents are confused over the status of the local post office, which has been closed since the weekend. Two sources who do not wish to be named alleged this happened because all employees quit at once. Canada Post said in a Facebook statement that the post office closed because of “staffing challenges beyond our control,” but would re-open Sept. 11. A later statement said the office would re-open today, Sept. 12, at noon. (Photo by Emma Tranter)