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Have some bannock

Mary-Joanne Kauki, the Inuktitut teacher at Jaanimmarik School in Kuujjuaq, makes bannock on a wood-stove. After a day filled with games, students settled down for a picnic as part of their school trip to Three Lakes, just outside Kuujjuaq, on April 18. (Photo courtesy of Isabelle Dubois)

Looking inside a heart

Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk dissects a caribou heart for Nunavut secondary students as part of a health careers camp in Iqaluit on Friday, May 10. Kimmaliardjuk is a cardiac surgery resident at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and will be the first Inuk cardiac surgeon in Canada. She spent two days in Iqaluit this week talking with students about the different pathways to a career in health care. Read more later at nunatsiaq.com. (Photo by Sarah Rogers)

British Airways flight diverts to Iqaluit

A British Airways Boeing 777 lands in Iqaluit at about 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. BA Flight 273 was en route from London to San Diego when it diverted to Iqaluit for a reported medical emergency. At least one passenger was offloaded and taken by ambulance to Qikiqtani General Hospital. The aircraft remained on the tarmac and other passengers did not disembark. The flight continued on at about 6:30 p.m. A British Airways spokesperson said later that a passenger had been “unwell.” (Photo by Sarah Rogers)

An imaginative afternoon at Iqaluit Makerspace

Children learn how to make animations and video games at the Iqaluit Makerspace on May 1. “My favourite part is that we get to do art,” said 10-year-old Abby Alainga, on the bottom right. “Me and Abby made a game called Ice Breaker,” said Leah Ray Higdon, 9, to her left. “You have to climb icebergs without falling into the water.” The Makerspace program, run by Pingguaq, opened in September 2018 and offers a daily after-school program that focuses on teaching kids coding and digital arts. That day there were 17 kids in attendance, from 9 years old to 13. (Photo by Thomas Rohner)

Visiting the invisible border

Iqaluit resident Hayley Roberts visits the first retrospective of Inuk artist Alootook Ipellie’s work, Walking Both Sides of an Invisible Border, at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum in Iqaluit on Sunday, April 28. The exhibition, which continues until Saturday, June 15, features Ipellie’s distinctive pen and ink drawings, posters, cartoons and examples of his poetry. (Photo by Patricia Lightfoot)