HALLU INUIT. ALIANAQ NUTAQQAT ILIHALIKMATTA. NAAMMAINNAQTUT INUIT IQALUKTUUTIAMI. HILA NIGLALIKMIJUQ. IPAKHANI QANNIVAKTUK QILAMINNUAQ MAHAKTUK. UMIAQJUAQ IPAKHANI TIKITTUK. AGJAQHUNI UQHUQJUAMIQ IQALUKTUUTIAMUT. UMIATLU TIKIQATTAQTUT TAMAJANIQLU NIQIHANIKLU HUNAVALUITLU NIUVIKVIIMUTLU. QUANA IKAJUQTUT. NUTAQQANUIT QUVIAHUKTUT BUSSIKULIKMATA. ILUNGNUNAQPIAQTUT. TAMNA UPLAQIVIKHAK HANAJAUJUK ANGMANGNAHUAK. AVATANI HADLARITGUNNIT. ILLAA INUIN NAAMMAINAQTUT. QUANA INUIN TUKTUHIUKTUT.

Welcome to fall time and cooler weather in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The first snowfall arrived Aug. 28 and melted, so winter will soon be back already. The streets are quiet during the day now that our children have gone back to school. Both Kullik and Kiilinik schools opened for classes on Friday, Aug. 21.

More students are arriving from across Nunavut with their parents who will be attending Nunavut Arctic College this year. We would like to welcome everyone to our wonderful community of Cambridge Bay.

We hope you all will have a great year even though this Covid-19 pandemic has many rules to follow to keep the virus out of our communities.

It is that time of year when the children are all excited to go on the bus to get to school. Even the little preschool students get to ride on the bus. The preschool program is operated by the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay department of healthy living. With fall time weather kids are dressing up warm.

Communities in Nunavut receive fuel every summer delivered by fuel tankers which are equipped as ice class vessels. Here is Qikiqtaaluk W anchored in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Cambridge Bay is to receive 15 million litres of fuel this year. photo courtesy of Jamie Taipana

It is like Christmas time in Cambridge Bay with the supply barges and fuel tankers docked in the bay. The barges bring in food and supplies for the stores, companies, building supplies to build more houses, vehicles, equipment and more, so yes it is Christmas in August and September every year in the Arctic.

Let us be together as a community to support our youth and children to continue and enjoy school. There is nothing more joyful than to watch your child hopping on the school bus each morning.

Remember to keep washing your hands and be safe.

God Be With You Son.

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