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Calling all pets: Iqaluit holds animal registration tag drive

Owners encouraged to register dogs, cats at Iqaluit Curling Rink on Sunday

Pet owners in Iqaluit are being encouraged to bring their dogs and cats to an animal registration tag drive Sunday afternoon.  From 1 to 6 p.m., residents can bring their pets to the Iqaluit Curling Rink to register them with the Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement Department at no charge.  “Registering pets with the city enables animals...

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Akeeagok takes in Toonik Tyme

Premier and family were among the crowd of festival goers on Good Friday

Nunavut Premier PJ Akeeagok and his family were among a large crowd of spectators taking in Toonik Tyme festivities on the Iqaluit sea ice on Good Friday. “Seeing all the smiles means everything,” Akeeagok told Nunatsiaq News in an interview. He also said that he was thankful to the organizers for their work putting on the event, and he was happy to spend some time during the long weekend relaxing with family and friends. Toonik Tyme continues with snowmobile races and hunters’ events until Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

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Kyle St. Laurent named Iqaluit’s coach of the year

Iqaluit Deputy Mayor Solomon Awa, left, presents Kyle St. Laurent with the 2021 Coach of the Year award at city hall Tuesday evening for his work as a coach with the Nunavut Speed Skating Association. St. Laurent has been a member of the association for 29 years, Awa said, and has coached athletes for the Arctic and Canada Winter Games. (Photo by David Venn)