Cleaner, but still more work to do

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HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. HILA ALIANAKHIYUK. MANNIKHIUKTUT INUIN. IKALUKPALLIKMIYUT IKALUKTUTIAMI. KOANA. IKAKHAKTUT AMIGAITUT UNULIKNGAGNAT. NAMAINAKTUT INUIN. HIKUILIKMIYUK KILAMINNUAK.

Welcome to beautiful Cambridge Bay.

Navalik Tologanak/NNSL photo
The boy picking up garbage is seven-year-old Grayson Meyok Maniyogina. He was the star citizen during town clean-up. The hamlet plans to have more garbage clean-up days with residents. KOANA everyone who helped to make our beautiful community more beautiful.

The roads are free of ice and snow but now there is a bad problem with dust! Yes, every year dusty roads are a great problem in Cambridge Bay. The Hamlet is now beginning their dust control work on the roads in town. Not sure if it is working as the dust just seems to become the same problem year after year in this town and also across Nunavut. Have you seen any changes in your community? I have not seen any changes for years. It must cost a lot of money to try and do a dust control program. I hope this problem will work this time.

Now that summer is coming many projects around the community are beginning once again, lots of employment opportunities for our youth and residents. Cambridge Bay is a fast growing community and opportunities for employment are much appreciated by all.

Been meeting many travellers who come to work on construction sites. Met Canada Coast Guard technicians who are in town to put new light bulbs and maintenance at the beacon sites. They have been traveling all across Nunavut and will make their way to Yukon and Alaska as they do their work.

Qulliq Energy Corp. has been busy also with their power work all over town, and also have new power poles across by they old town site. A crew is in town to finish working and installing the communication tower over by NorthwesTel building. Once that is done, the 4G internet and cell service will improve but I think it will be very very expensive for those who text and use their cell phones a lot. Watch out for huge bills from your cell service providers everyone.

The community of Cambridge Bay held their first town clean-up day on Monday, June 25. Approximately 120 residents both young and older signed up to volunteer their time to pick up garbage around town. Koana to everyone who volunteered to make our community cleaner. Although the weather was nice and cool it made it easier for volunteers to cope with the light winds.

Tons of garbage was picked up mainly in the main areas of downtown and some along the shores. There is much more garbage to still pick up and the hamlet is planning to hold more pick-up days very soon. Please watch for notices and announcements about this.

Koana for volunteering and making an effort to beautify our community. See you all at the next clean up dates.

Be safe when out fishing everyone. Enjoy this beautiful time of year while there are still no mosquitoes.

God be with you son, you are missed every moment. ‘Til we meet again.