Test of strength at Arctic Winter Games

Nunavik athlete places 8th in finger-pull competition, but wins silver medal in stick pull

Nunavik’s Papituqaq Cain Peters, on the left and wearing a black cap, competes in the Dene games male finger-pull competition, at the Arctic Winter Games. In the final standings for that sport, Peters placed eighth. Peters also competed in the male stick pull and was awarded the silver medal. The Games, being held in Wood Buffalo, Alta., this week, conclude on Saturday. (Photo by Madalyn Howitt)

Ice fog descends on Kuujjuaq

A polar vortex has brought extreme cold across a large swath of Canada, including Kuujjuaq, which woke up to ice fog and temperatures of -41 C Friday. Ice fog is a phenomenon that can occur in temperatures of -40 C and colder. When it’s that frigid outside, moisture in the air will freeze, creating fine ice crystals. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois, special to Nunatsiaq News)