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)

Clear view over Iqaluit

Félix Charron-Leclerc captured this clear view over Iqaluit out to Frobisher Bay on Monday, Oct. 19. (Photo by F. Charron-Leclerc)

Iqaluit residents gather to commemorate Orange Shirt Day

Jack Anawak speaks to a crowd of 30 gathered in Iqaluit for Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Anawak, who attended residential school in Chesterfield Inlet, said the experience was horrible because of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. But he said students did receive educations that allowed them to go on to help write the Nunavut Agreement and play a role in creating their territory. Orange Shirt Day is held to honour the experiences of Indigenous children in residential schools. The gathering was organized by the Nunavut Employees’ Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. (Photo by Meagan Deuling)

Mounties share clam harvest with elders

Iqaluit RCMP officers Cpl. Jamie Savikataaq and S/Cst. Mosesie Ikkidluak are seen on Sept. 24 at the city’s Elders’ Qammaq, sharing a harvest of clams they collected during low tide in Frobisher Bay, along with other country foods, such as Arctic char. “We are always happy to give back to the community, especially to the elders who have guided us and provide us with leadership, courage and wisdom,” said Savikataaq. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

Iqaluit’s elders enjoy an Afro‐Caribbean dinner

Inuit elders enjoy delectable Afro‐Caribbean food during the African Caribbean Association of Nunavut’s inaugural Elder Appreciation dinner on Sept. 19 at the Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre in Iqaluit. Association President Mkhabela Masuku said that “the purpose was to highlight our gratitude to the elders and knowledge keepers for all they have done in the community.” (Photo by Denis Ndeloh)


Northern lights put on a show over Iqaluit

Blaine Heffernan captured this image of the northern lights above Iqaluit on Monday, Sept. 21. “It was a clear, crisp night to enjoy the magic of the Aurora!” (Photo by Blaine Heffernan)

Koojesse Inlet buffeted by strong winds

A low-pressure system moving across Baffin Island on Wednesday has brought gusts of wind up to 80 kilometres an hour to Iqaluit and whitecaps to Koojesse Inlet. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, as the current system subsides, remnants of Hurricane Teddy are expected to bring stormy conditions to the region until the weekend. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Ring around the sun

“At 4:40 this afternoon, on the way back from a walk to the end of Lake Geraldine, I caught this photo of my daughter with the fall tundra colours and a 22 degree halo around the sun,” writes Mosha Folger of Iqaluit on Wednesday, Sept. 16. (Photo by Mosha Folger)

Qimmiq in the grass

Iqaluit photographer Frank Reardon took this photo of Arctic grass with a dog, Everest, in the background during an early morning sunrise in Iqaluit on Sept. 15. (Photo by Frank Reardon)

Two blackouts leave Iqaluit without power, prompting school closures

Two city-wide blackouts left Iqaluit without power for more than two hours this morning. The first outage, which happened at approximately 9 a.m., was resolved 25 minutes later. The second, occurring just before 10 a.m., lasted until just before noon. As a result, the Iqaluit District Education Authority closed all schools for the rest of the day. The Trois-Soleils School will be open this afternoon. The Qulliq Energy Corp says the outage was caused by an unspecified issue in the power generation system. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Northern lights along the Road to Nowhere

Maria Fellen Atienza of Iqaluit shared this photo of her family watching the northern lights on Sept. 6. along the Road to Nowhere. She says the light to the right is the planet Mars, next to a waning gibbous moon. (Photo courtesy of Maria Fellen Atienza)

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)