Nunavik elders make up a growing share of region’s population

Research also finds elders are also working longer, supporting families

Nunavik elders make up a growing proportion of the region’s population, recent university research says. But Nunavik’s seniors are more likely to be supporting their families and living in run-down housing than their counterparts elsewhere in Quebec. A new report prepared by researchers at Laval University shows that the population of Inuit elders in the...

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A day of ice fishing

Family and friends of the Gadbois and Snowball families gather for ice fishing on Tasirlak Lake near Kuujjuaq on Nov. 15. “The day was enjoyed by all, from grandchildren, parents, grandparents, to friends and family pets,” said Malaya Qaunirq Chapman. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Students at Kuujjuaq’s Pitakallak Elementary School get into the Christmas spirit as they practise singing Jingle Bells with their teacher, Jenna Aitken, on Nov. 13. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Learning to sew

Ula Kotak and Jayla Labbee learn how to sew from their kindergarten teacher, Annie Sequaluq, at Kuujjuaq’s Pitakallak Elementary School on Nov. 13. (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Winter wonderland

Isabelle Dubois of Kuujjuaq woke up to this snowy scene on Nov. 8 after spending the night at her cabin with her Siberian huskies, Sarila and Balto Jr. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

ᓱᒃᑲᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐃᑭᐊᕿᕕᒃ (internet) ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᓐᓇᙱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᖅ

“ᐊᕐᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓱᒪᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᕐᕋᒪ ᐃᓚᒃᑲ ᕿᒪᒡᓗᒋ ᐃᓄᑑᓗᖓ ᒪᓐᑐᕆᐊᒦᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᖓ ᓲᖃᐃᒻᒪ ᐃᑭᐊᕿᕕᒃ ᓄᓇᕕᒃᒥᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᙱᓗᐊᕋᔭᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒍᓐᓇᙱᖢᓂ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᒃᓴᓐᓄᑦ”


Inukjuak’s riverbanks begin to ice up

Sylvain Paradis of Inukjuak took this photo of ice beginning to form on the banks of the river on Nov. 7. (Photo by Sylvain Paradis)

Kuujjuaq prepares for more COVID-19 testing

A work crew prepares a platform to set up a new tent outside of the Tulattavik health centre in Kuujjuaq on Friday, Nov. 13. The heated tents are being used by health care workers to give flu vaccinations and to administer COVID-19 tests. (Photo by Allen Gordon)

Frigid, foggy morning for a boat ride

A boat makes its way through the frigid waters off Inukjuak on Monday, Nov. 2, shrouded in fog created by a cold snap that saw temperatures drop to -17 C. (Photo by Sylvain Paradis)


“The hockey season has started”

Maxence Chavanne took this photo on Stewart Lake near Kuujjuaq on Oct. 31. “The hockey season has started,” he writes. (Photo by Maxence Chavanne)