Environment

Beautiful day for berry picking

Isabelle Dubois took this photo of her two huskies while out berry picking on Sept. 15. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

Hello, snow

“Kuujjuamiut woke up to snow this morning!” writes Malaya Qaunirq Chapman today. “Before lunchtime, Annie Sequaluk’s excited Kindergarten class made a snowman to welcome the snow that seems to be staying for the rest of the year.” (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Starry night

David Kakuktinniq of Rankin Inlet took this photo of the night sky on Sept. 18. “It was a dark night in #Nunavut, check out the Milky Way! With a hint of northern lights,” he writes.

Northern lights put on a show over Iqaluit

Blaine Heffernan captured this image of the northern lights above Iqaluit on Monday, Sept. 21. “It was a clear, crisp night to enjoy the magic of the Aurora!” (Photo by Blaine Heffernan)

Autumn outside Kuujjuaq

Malaya Qaunirq Chapman took this photo outside Kuujjuaq on Sunday, Sept. 20. “In the distance is Etua Snowball’s beautiful log cabin, surrounded by the beautiful changing season,” she writes. “Fall is here, and the colours are so pleasing to the eyes, in every direction you look. The air is deliciously crisp and refreshing. Change of season is here, and we are eager for winter to come. Now, we prep for winter!” (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Fall’s in the air

Autumn has arrived in Kuujjuaq, as evident in this photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman taken on Sunday, Sept. 20. “September in Kuujjuaq is a beautiful time,” she writes. “The trees and bushes are changing colour as far as the eye can see. The familiar September crisp air in here, and people are prepping for winter.” (Photo by Malaya Qaunirq Chapman)

Koojesse Inlet buffeted by strong winds

A low-pressure system moving across Baffin Island on Wednesday has brought gusts of wind up to 80 kilometres an hour to Iqaluit and whitecaps to Koojesse Inlet. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, as the current system subsides, remnants of Hurricane Teddy are expected to bring stormy conditions to the region until the weekend. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

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Shelter from the storm

Tower Arctic marine equipment sits at Iqaluit’s municipal breakwater on Monday night in preparation for a storm that is expected to blow in tomorrow. The storm, which should pass through Kinngait and Kimmirut tonight, is predicted to bring heavy rain, heavy snow and very strong winds. According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, stormy conditions will last in some form until the weekend. Once those conditions have subsided, Tower Arctic will remove the heavy equipment. (Photo by Dustin Patar)

Ring around the sun

“At 4:40 this afternoon, on the way back from a walk to the end of Lake Geraldine, I caught this photo of my daughter with the fall tundra colours and a 22 degree halo around the sun,” writes Mosha Folger of Iqaluit on Wednesday, Sept. 16. (Photo by Mosha Folger)

Northern lights along the Road to Nowhere

Maria Fellen Atienza of Iqaluit shared this photo of her family watching the northern lights on Sept. 6. along the Road to Nowhere. She says the light to the right is the planet Mars, next to a waning gibbous moon. (Photo courtesy of Maria Fellen Atienza)

Bountiful blueberries outside Kuujjuaq

Lucy Abraham of Kuujjuaq picked these blueberries on Sept. 3. “I went for an ATV ride with the dog, and I brought a container just in case I decided to pick. What a good move! The blueberries are huge and bountiful this year in Kuujjuaq, QC. I picked the berries near Stewart Lake,” she writes. (Photo by Lucy Abraham)

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