CamBay business owner still angry at MTS

The October 2018 cancellation of the last barge into the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay still angers contractor Peter Laube of Kalvik Enterprises. That’s why Laube put up this sign on a truck last week during the Kitikmeot Trade Show to slam the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Marine Transportation Services. Although the GNWT organized a limited airlift of barge cargo from Inuvik after the barge was cancelled, Laube said he received some essential construction materials too late, while others were damaged. He’s not the only disgruntled MTS client in Cambridge Bay. You can read more later on (PHOTO COURTESY OF KALVIK ENT.)

Celebrating the sun’s return

Leo Maktar won first place in the igloo-building contest on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Pond Inlet during the Return of the Sun festivities. He was awarded a round-trip helicopter ride to Sirmilik National Park this July. (Photo © Carey Elverum)

Sunny expressions

Sirmilik National Park manager Carey Elverum’s family is seen during the igloo-building event during the Return of the Sun festivities in Pond Inlet on Saturday, Feb. 2. From left: Naya, Shelly and Zoe Elverum. (Photo © Carey Elverum)

Celebrating Inuit Day with hip-hop

At right, Northern Knowledge, also known as William Komaksiutiksak, raps with J Breton at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre on Feb. 9 as part of the centre’s Inuit Day celebrations. The duo are part of Strong Minded Inuit, a youth organization dedicated to suicide prevention. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

A sweet way to learn science

Volunteers with Let’s Talk Science served ice cream made with liquid hydrogen at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre’s Inuit Day celebrations on Feb. 9. Let’s Talk Science is a charity organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics to youth across Canada. The group offers an after-school program at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)