New COVID-19 case in Cree community prompts closures in adjoining Nunavik village

New case of virus in Whapmagoostui puts Kuujjuaraapik on red alert

Health officials have confirmed a case of COVID-19 in the Cree community of Whapmagoostui, which has major implications for Nunavik’s Kuujjuaraapik. Whapmagoostui and Kuujjuaraapik share the same town site in northern Quebec, but operate as two different municipalities. The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services was informed of the case on Monday, Jan....

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Snowmobile racing spirit squad

Kuujjuaq residents gather to cheer on snowmobile racers during an event organized by the community’s youth committee Jan. 10. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Full throttle

Jesse Mesher competes in snowmobile races held by the Kuujjuaq Sivulirtisait Youth Committee Jan. 10. She ended up placing third among six racers. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Need for speed

Jeanie May competes in snowmobile races held by the Kuujjuaq Sivulirtisait Youth Committee Jan. 10. May won both her division categories, in time trials and in a race against five other women. The races are held each year around a course at Stewart Lake. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)


Born to run

A Kuujjuaq dog team is seen framed by a qamutik Dec. 31. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Some holiday fun

Kuujjuaq children gathered Dec. 30 to toboggan and play games like tug-of-war organized by the northern village’s education committee. “It was beautiful to witness many kids have fun and laugh,” said committee member Lavinia Flaherty. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

And the winner is…

Jeannie Pootoo Gordon’s colourfully decorated home took top honours in Kuujjuaq’s holiday lights competition this year, held Dec. 24. Gordon won $2,500 for her efforts. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Racing towards Christmas

Jason Annanack steers his dog team through the streets of Kangiqsualujjuaq Dec. 24, as part of that community’s annual Christmas races. (Photo by Felix St-Aubin)

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Chilly morning

Water vapour rises off the freezing Koksoak River near Kuujjuaq on the morning of Dec. 17. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Game on

Children in Kuujjuaq play hockey at an outdoor rink in the middle of town on Dec. 9. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Kuujjuaq’s ready for Christmas

Kuujjuaq residents gather in front of the northern village office for the lighting of Christmas trees on Dec. 21. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)