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Donated school supplies ease return to school for some Cambridge Bay students and parents

This is the first full week back to school for students in Cambridge Bay and for a few dozen of them there are no worries about having classroom supplies thanks to donations from community...

Cambridge Bay swimming pool deemed unsafe, closed for rest of summer

Structural deficiencies at the base of the Cambridge Bay swimming pool have led the hamlet to close the facility for safety reasons for the duration of the summer. The water may look inviting but structural...

Music festival to debut in Cambridge Bay in August

Melodic voices, drums, guitars and dancing will make for a lively three days in Cambridge Bay Aug. 2-4. The Ovayok Broadcasting Society is organizing the inaugural Mosquito Music Festival to keep people entertained that long...

Cambridge Bay youth soaking up knowledge, seeing sights in Toronto

Four members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) and two chaperones set off for a week-long trip to Toronto on July 5. They’re getting feedback from professors and senior students at York University, where...

Cambridge Bay cadets move up the ranks

The 3004 Loyal Edmonton Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadets, also known as the Nanook regiment, gathered on June 6 to recognize achievement within its ranks. Promotions were made official and individual awards were handed...

Cambridge Bay salutes search-and-rescue crew

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay set aside the evening of June 24 to show gratitude to the community’s search-and-rescue crew. Among those to show up for the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay’s search-and-rescue appreciation evening at...

Cambridge Bay women’s crisis shelter closed for summer due to funding shortfall

Already lacking a women’s homeless shelter, Cambridge Bay is now without a women’s crisis shelter, which has effectively been shut down for the summer due to a shortfall of funds. Kitikmeot women raised concerns about...

RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a “sudden death” just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

Cambridge Bay to hold travel safety meeting following two extensive searches

Three Cambridge Bay residents were found alive after a pair of extensive searches in the past few weeks, the most recent concluding on June 12. “I’m glad it’s a positive outcome that we’re talking about,”...

Cambridge Bay soup kitchen idea met with ‘overwhelming’ support

Just a day after sharing her idea on social media to start a soup kitchen, Michelle Hovak Laserich (Gillis) had an army of almost 200 volunteers behind her. “The support has been overwhelming,” she said...

Canada Goose fabric given away in Cambridge Bay

More than 100 eager sewers showed up at Kiilinik Ilihakvik for a Canada Goose fabric giveaway in Cambridge Bay during the evening of June 4. Pamela Gross, Cambridge Bay’s mayor and executive director of the...
Travis Schindel, playing with The Bay from Cambridge Bay, tries to keep the ball inbounds during the men's final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament at St. Pat's Gymnasium on Sunday. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

A thriller of an Arctic Shoot-Out

When it comes to championship games in tournament play, they're either studs or duds. Never let it be said that this year's games weren't duds and while they may not have had the thrill of...

Cambridge Bay man dies in all-terrain vehicle crash

A 24-year-old Cambridge Bay man perished when he lost control of his all-terrain vehicle on May 11. The driver crashed into a snowbank around 11 p.m. and was not wearing a helmet, according to the...

Nunavut delegation examines renewable energy options in Alaska

Cambridge Bay economic development officer Angela Gerbrandt will be among 10 Nunavut delegates from across the territory heading to Kotzebue, Alaska, from April 23-May 4 to learn about renewable energy options. A delegation from Nunavut...
Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge Bay, seen during the Nunavut Wrestling Championships in Pangnirtung in January, won himself a silver medal in the boys U17 55-kg weight class at the U17/U19 Canadian Wrestling Championships in Fredericton, N.B., on Saturday. photo courtesy of David Kilabuk

Eekeeluak Avalak wins silver medal at Canadian Wrestling Championships

There's a wonderful think about being from Nunavut and going to a national championship. No one takes you seriously until you beat them and even then, they still don't take you seriously. Eekeeluak Avalak of Cambridge...