Sky-high training for search-and-rescue workers

Master Cpl. Denis Abazovic (right), a search and rescue technician from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, sits next to Saroomie Manik, a local Civil Air Search and Rescue Association spotter onboard a CC-130H Hercules aircraft in Resolute Bay. The two were participating in a Canadian Armed Forces search-and-rescue exercise involving bundle drops, parachuting and spotter training last week near Resolute Bay, Pond Inlet, and Sanirajak. Spotters are the search team’s “eyes in the sky,” responsible for visually locating the targets of a search operation. (Photo courtesy of Capt.. Graeme Scott / Canadian Armed Forces).

ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃᒥᑦ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᑯᓗᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓕᕐᑐᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᑎᐅᓇᔭᕆᐊᒃᓴᖓᓂᒃ

‘ᐱᑖᕈᑦᑕ ᑕᐃᒪ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒃᑰᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐴᕆᔭᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃ,’ ᕼᐋᒻᒪᓚᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᑯᓗᖕᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᒃᓴᓂ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐊᑐᕐᓯᒪᓂᑯᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑭᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ $20,000 ᑐᒑᓂ.

Skills Canada Nunavut team celebrates in Vancouver

Members of Skills Canada’s Nunavut team celebrate at the national Skills Canada competition last month in Vancouver. The competition brought together more than 300 post-secondary students from across Canada to participate in skilled trade and technology competitions. On the Skills Canada Nunavut team, Willow Watson won the silver medal and a best-in-region award for 2-D animation, Mac Pavia won a silver medal in photography, and David Aglukark won a bronze medal in web technology. Pictured, front row from left, are David Aglukark and Mac Pavia. Back row from left are Eli Qaqqasiq-Taqtu, Aloka Wijesooriya, Annie Buscemi, Matilda Pinksen, Barb Heming, Natalie Maerzluft and Janis Devereaux. Secondary school students competed virtually as well, including Ben Heming, Willow Watson, Maple Faulks and Katie Yu. (Photo courtesy of Skills Canada Nunavut)