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)

Kuujjuaq kindergarteners start school

Kindergarten students at Kuujjuaq’s Pitakallak school arrive for their first day of classes on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The school will gradually reopen for older students, with Grade 1 students returning in one week and then students in the higher grades will start to return. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)