Northern lights along the Road to Nowhere

Maria Fellen Atienza of Iqaluit shared this photo of her family watching the northern lights on Sept. 6. along the Road to Nowhere. She says the light to the right is the planet Mars, next to a waning gibbous moon. (Photo courtesy of Maria Fellen Atienza)

Bountiful blueberries outside Kuujjuaq

Lucy Abraham of Kuujjuaq picked these blueberries on Sept. 3. “I went for an ATV ride with the dog, and I brought a container just in case I decided to pick. What a good move! The blueberries are huge and bountiful this year in Kuujjuaq, QC. I picked the berries near Stewart Lake,” she writes. (Photo by Lucy Abraham)

Kuujjuaq marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Kuujjuaq residents gather to commemorate World Suicide Prevention on the evening of Sept. 10. Participants lit candles and released flowers into the water in memory of lost loved ones. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Iqaluit’s deepsea port coming together

Elisapee Nowdluk took this photo of work underway on Iqaluit’s new deepsea port on Sept. 7. The port is scheduled to be completed by 2021. (Photo by Elisapee Nowdluk)

Embracing life

During Iqaluit’s Embrace Life Day Walk, nearly 100 residents walked from Iqaluit’s Four Corners to the Elders Qammaq and then on to the Embrace Life Council office on Thursday, Sept. 10. The event is held each year during World Suicide Prevention Day. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

“The Locals” take the stage in Kuujjuaq

“The Locals” take the stage at the second Aqpik Road Show in Kuujjuaq on Tuesday, Sept. 1, outside the Katittavik Town Hall Theatre. Local musicians Peter Nassak (left) and Derek Tagoona (centre), both of whom are on vocals and guitar, Adamie D. Alaku (right) on bass and backup vocals, and Willis Tagoona (drums), entertained the crowd with cover versions of popular songs. The event, at which the audience watched and listened in their vehicles, was organized by Katittavik Town Hall Theatre technical director Liam Callaghan in lieu of the usual Aqpik Jam Music Festival, which couldn’t take place due to the pandemic restrictions. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)