The beat goes on

Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Drum Dancers throat sing and perform a choreographed drum dance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Ottawa show also featured Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Concert Band. The band and choir were a hit with their audience; after a repertoire of songs ranging from Charlie Adam’s “Quviasupunga” to a band rendition of “YMCA”—which had choir members and other non-performing students spontaneously dancing in the back—the students earned a standing ovation. (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

Busy building an ice rink in Iqaluit

City of Iqaluit staff work to create an outdoor ice rink outside Nakasuk Elementary School on Saturday, Feb. 8. Kathy Anilniliak stopped to take this picture and thank them, “as it uplifts the spirits of many children in Iqaluit who use the rink day and night.” (Photo courtesy of Kathy Anilniliak)

Arctic Fresh: more than just a grocer

Evan Schellenberg (on the far right), the general manager of the Arctic Fresh online grocery retailer and food supplier, explains his company’s services to visitors at the Northern Lights trade show in Ottawa last week. The Igloolik-based business, owned by Rhoda Angutimarik and Merlyn Recinos, won Startup Canada’s National Social Enterprise Award last November. And it’s more than just a online grocer. They also do large-scale food supply orders for large customers, and the construction helmets on display at their booth signify the community-based construction firm they’re starting up in Igloolik. (Photo by Jim Bell)

An ambitious young artist from Nunatsiavut

Meet Bronson Jacque. Originally from Postville, Nunatsiavut, a town of about 200 people on the north Labrador cost, Jacque, 25, has been making and selling art since the age of 15 and last week promoted his collection of oil paintings at the Northern Lights trade show in Ottawa. Now living in Mount Pearl, Nfld., Jacque plans to study art in Halifax next year. Northern Lights 2020 wrapped up on Saturday. (Photo by Jim Bell)

Where sun and shadow meet

Sun and shadow meet near Kangiqsujuaq, Nunavik, as seen from a flight from Sanikiluaq to Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Tuesday, Jan. 28. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Bresnahan)