TEA TALK: Coldest time of the year

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HALLUUQURUT IKALUKTUTIAMIT. QUVIAHUKLUHI UKIUK NUTAAMI. INUINNAIT NAAMMAINAQTUT. QAIJUQNAQHIYUQ NUNAKPUT. HIQINIQ QULVAKPAKTUQ PINNIQHIVAKTUQ QAUMAKPAKTUQ QUANA. INUIN TIKIQATTAKTUT KATIMAYUNLUUNIIT ILIHARIAKTUT. QUANA PULAAKTUT TUUKMIATLU. NUUTAQQAT ILIAKTUT NAAMMAINAKTUTLU. AANIAKTUT NAAMMAKPAKLUHI. AAKHUQPAKLUHI. AYUQNAQMAN. AKNAT MIKHUYAQTUT. AALAOPAQ AUDLAARIAMI.

Welcome to our beautiful island, the little white snowy town of Cambridge Bay on the western side of Nunavut. With the return of the sun, daylight is much longer. In January, the sun’s return coincides with the coldest weather. Temperatures, with the windchill, have reached -57C. Our municipal service employees who have to work driving and servicing water and sewage pump-outs stay off the roads once the temperatures have reached -55C. This is the policy the hamlet has for the safety of their workers. Stay warm and safe everyone.

The Kullik Ilihakvik students’ annual Christmas concert was cancelled due to a three-day storm, so now the students are having their concert. Hope to see everyone out at the concert. Makes each of us residents smile and proud of our children, grandchildren happy to watch them perform their best. A nice way to celebrate our children’s talents. See you there.

The 2019 Kitikmeot Trade Show is scheduled for February 11-13 in Cambridge Bay. It’s the event’s 20th anniversary. Please watch for the schedule, which can also be viewed online. Ladies, get all your sewings ready, and our carvers get carvings. See you there!

God Be With You Son, we love you, till we meet again.