Smoke on the water

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Henry Larsen is seen near Iqaluit as the sun sets and water vapour rises off the freezing ocean on Nov. 30. It was the ship’s final day in Frobisher Bay for the year before returning to more southerly waters. (Photo by Frank Reardon)

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Northern lights over Iqaluit’s causeway

Blaine Heffernan captured this image of the northern lights above Iqaluit’s causeway around 8 p.m. on Nov. 19. “It was -17 with a -20 something windchill. The lights were definitely putting on an amazing performance!” he writes. (Photo by Blaine Heffernan)

Iqaluit remembers

More than 100 Iqalungmiut gathered around the cenotaph in front of the Iqaluit branch of the Royal Canadian Legion for a brief, socially distanced outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The annual ceremony, which is often held in the cadet hall, was moved due to pandemic precautions. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Watching sea ice form

Anwen Folger, six, looks at sea ice forming along Iqaluit’s beach behind the elders home on Tuesday, Oct. 28. (Photo by Mosha Folger)

New Iqaluit city councillor sworn in

Iqaluit’s newest city councillor, John Fawcett (centre), poses for a photo with Mayor Kenny Bell (right) and Coun. Joanasie Akumalik (left) following his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3. Fawcett, a runner-up in the last municipal election, was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Malaiya Lucassie’s resignation in mid-October. (Photo courtesy of the City of Iqaluit)

Light and darkness

The boat Black Jet is silhouetted against the lights at Iqaluit’s deepwater port on Oct. 16. Iqaluit photographer Blaine Heffernan was composing the shot around 8 p.m. when a city-wide power outage occurred, helping to create the eerie ambience. “Sealift off-load continued in the darkness,” he writes. (Photo by Blaine Heffernan)


Upon reflection

Iqaluit photographer Blaine Heffernan captured this image on Oct. 16. “The rain just started to let up and I noticed the perfect puddle driving down Federal Road,” he writes. “I knew I could reflect the big Qamutiq sign in it and using a long exposure on the vehicles going through the four-way, would create a great image. Set up the shot with a wide open aperture as I knew I would have many starbursts from the streetlights down ring road. This was the result!” (Photo by Blaine Heffernan)

Live from Nunavut

Figure skaters and board members of the Iqaluit Skating Club cheer on the season premiere of CBC’s Battle of the Blades as part of the show’s live audience during a gathering at the Frobisher Inn on Thursday, Oct. 22. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

QIA gives away country food in Iqaluit

Iqaluit residents line up to receive country food on Friday, Oct. 9, distributed by the Qikiqtani Inuit Association to mark its annual general meeting. Usually the Inuit organization hosts a community feast, but that was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. QIA gave away six caribou, 300 pounds of maktaaq, 100 pounds of char, three seals and bannock. The food was gone in 12 minutes. QIA’s annual meeting ran over schedule and didn’t end up dealing with everything on the agenda. A spokesperson said they still have the social policy items to complete, which they may return to at the end of the month via video conference. (Photo by Mike Salomonie for the QIA)


Iqaluit actress stars in CBC supernatural thriller Trickster

Iqaluit actress Anna Lambe is one of the stars of a new CBC series, Trickster, which premiered last night. The supernatural thriller is adapted from Eden Robinson’s bestselling novel Son of a Trickster. Lambe, who plays a rebellious orphan named Sarah, is seen here with Joel Oulette, who plays the lead character, Jared. Lambe previously received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her breakout role in the film The Grizzlies. She’s also a student at the University of Ottawa, where she studies International Development and Globalization. Trickster airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. eastern time on CBC. You can also watch it online, at CBC Gem. (Photo courtesy of CBC)