Iqaluit firefighters douse vehicle fire

Firefighters hose down an SUV that caught fire near the Northwestel building in Iqaluit on Wednesday evening. According to city spokesperson Kent Driscoll, the fire was reported around 7:30 p.m. and firefighters declared it to be under control by 8:27 p.m. No one was injured and the RCMP is investigating the fire, he said. (Photo by Jason Sudlovenick)

Nunavut Arctic College kicks off new school year with a barbecue

A barbecue at Nunavut Arctic College’s Iqaluit campus cafeteria on Thursday capped off orientation day, where new students were introduced to the college and met some of the staff to start the new school year. Among those being served were, from left, staff members Jeremy Debicki, Dinos Tikivik and Ooraima Holland. (Photo by David Lochead)

Construction on Sinaa Street

Construction has begun on Sinaa Street. The city recently announced that from Aug. 28 until Nov. 1, part of Sinaa Street will be closed to allow work crews to carry out upgrades and culvert installation. Local traffic is still able to access the street. (Photo by David Lochead)


NTI hosts country food giveaway

Mary Angmarlik, a governance co-ordinator with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., bags some maktaaq on Thursday afternoon as part of a country food giveaway in Iqaluit. NTI hosted the event with the Iqaluit Hunters and Trappers Association as part of its board of directors meeting, which wrapped up Wednesday. NTI often hosts giveaways in communities where meetings take place, according to Angmarlik. All of the fish NTI had brought was gone within minutes, and the maktaaq was claimed quickly by residents who came ready with their shopping bags. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)

Slo-pitch playoff time in Iqaluit

NuBrewCo Brewers pitcher Liam Jardine gets ready to throw the ball hoping to beat runner Lodie Ipeelie of Canadrill, at far left, who is heading for home plate in Iqaluit Tuesday night. Ipeelie scored on the play and Canadrill went on to win 24-19 in Game 3 of the semifinals in the ‘A’ division of Iqaluit’s Slo Pitch League. With the victory, Canadrill advances to face the Storehouse Dodgers in the best-of-five final that starts Friday night. (Photo by David Lochead)

A walk in the park in Iqaluit

Rhoda Ungalaq, centre, leads a group of people on an educational Arctic plant walk through sunny Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in Iqaluit on Tuesday afternoon. Ungalaq showed participants how to identify some of the many plants and berries found at the park, such as crowberries, saxifrage and Labrador tea, and shared how Inuit use them for different medicinal and culinary purposes. The plant walk was one of the park’s “Learn To…” events, a series of cultural activities hosted at Nunavut’s territorial parks in Iqaluit, Rankin Inlet and Kugluktuk throughout the summer. Thursday’s event at Sylvia Grinnell park, called How to Light a Qulliq, starts at 1:30 p.m. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

Double rainbow over Iqaluit

After a rainy and cloudy week, a double rainbow could be seen over Iqaluit from the pavilion area of Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park late Friday afternoon. The bright weather carried into the weekend with blue skies over the Nunavut capital on Saturday. (Photo by Jeff Pelletier)