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Health officials open common travel area between Nunavut, Nunavik

With no direct flights between the regions, new rule only applies to chartered flights and travel by boat

People travelling between Nunavut and Nunavik no longer have to quarantine, announced health officials in both jurisdictions on Thursday. The travel bubble includes children and people who are not vaccinated. “These decisions were made based on family ties between Nunavik and Nunavut, the low rate of COVID-19 cases in both regions, the end of the...

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Kuujjuaq residents beat the heat

Kuujjuaq residents hit the beach on Tuesday to cool down as temperatures reached 29 C. “So many excited kids and their families cool down at the beach and play,” writes Malaya Qaunirq Chapman. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

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Out for a swim

Malaya Qaunirq Chapman of Kuujjuaq spotted this polar bear during a July 1 boating trip near an island in Ungava Bay called Aluqpaluk. “We first saw the polar bear on the island, then it went for a swim to give us space,” she writes. “We kept our distance so no disturbance was made.” (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

The race is on

Kids race on the beach near Kuujjuaq during National Indigenous Peoples Day festivities on Monday. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Prize-winning tea and bannock

Jobie Airo (left) makes a fire to boil tea while his partner Annie Kudluk makes bannock. The couple won first prize in Kuujjuaq’s fire, tea and bannock making contest in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day in the community Monday. Their efforts earned them $300. The Indigenous Peoples Day activities were organized by the Kuujjuaq Pinguatitsijingiit Recreation Committee. (Photo courtesy of Isabelle Dubois)

Honouring those lost to residential schools

More than 100 Kuujjuaq residents attended a parade on National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday to honour children lost to Canada’s residential school system, following the recent discovery of the remains of 215 children at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Many attendees wore orange, a colour associated with the Every Child Matters campaign, which honours the experience of residential school survivors. “I’m so happy to see so much orange to show support of this initiative,” said organizer Lavinia Flaherty. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Kuujjuaq honours residential school children on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The community of Kuujjuaq marks National Indigenous Peoples Day Monday with a parade to honour the children lost to Canada’s residential school system. The topic looms large across Canada, after the discovery this spring of 215 children buried on the property of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (Photo courtesy of Isabelle Dubois)

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Kuujjuaq celebrates Pride Month

Kuujjuaq residents participate in what organizers say is the community’s first pride parade on Wednesday. About 80 people attended to show support for LGBTQ+ in the community. “The group had lots of positive feedback and everyone was excited and glad that Kuujjuaq had its first pride parade,” said organizer Aputi Unatweenuk. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Mussel power

Malaya Qaunirq Chapman of Kuujjuaq took this photo of the haul of mussels she collected with her family at Dry Bay June 13. “We’re excited to be mussel picking on our first boat ride of the season,” she wrote. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)