Nunavut Newbie v.2.0: Iqaluit Newbie

A journal that will hopefully help out anyone who is thinking about moving to Nunavut or anywhere in Northern Canada.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Ummmm I'm gonna take a wild guess and say that this is in fact not good.

P.S. I added a Nunavut FAQ section (see the sidebar). Let me know if there's anything I can add or change!

(posted by Jaime)


Tuesday, July 10, 2007


I'm not sure if anyone checks out our Flickr page so I decided to post some of the neat photos we've taken lately.

We found this old bottle in the park (Iqalugaarjup Nunanga). Does anyone know how old it is? I'm interested in knowing. There are old pop and beer cans all over the place here, some older than others.

This is the largest piece of bone we've found yet.

This caribou must have had a good dentist in its day because even though it's dead, it still has whiter teeth than me:

Jeff and I are enjoying summer here. Going on vacation really helps to refreshen your passion for the north. Anyone who's been north knows that you really, really need to get out every now and then or it just stops being enjoyable. Since we've been back, I've gotten re-excited about things that I hadn't thought about since we moved here. After the long winter, I had forgotten about most of the things that made me glad we moved here. By May, all I could think about was how much I wanted to see people and places I've known my whole life, but by June I just wanted to be back with all the new people and places.

We've gotten fully back in the groove here. Our number one excitement has reverted back to Mail!! Yipee!! not unlike most people I know here. We slept one night in a cabin here (which was awesome) and I woke up the next day to see Jeff had ordered us a tent and two sleeping bags. So I guess camping is going to become our new hobby. I'm not aware of any of the northern bloggers regularly camping which is interesting because it's so much fun. I'm considering buying a cabin next year as well. Now that I'm working, I need something (other than retirement) to save for, or else I'll end up spending everything.

I'm really looking forward to the idea that somebody, anybody! will come visit us next summer. We haven't had any visitors which is too bad because I think most people I know would love it here, especially now that we have an ATV and camping stuff on the way. They're all going to get some major pestering next spring so they might as well admit defeat now and start saving money. ;)

(posted by Jaime)

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Baker Lake

I made a trip inland to Baker Lake this past week, and thought I'd put up some photos.

An old Hudson Bay Company post which has been turned into a visitors centre.

A little bit of leftover snow on June 28th.

Snowmobiles on Baker Lake.

Calm Air Saab 340 landing at the Baker Airport.

There are a few more photos of Baker on our Flickr page if anyone is interested. The link is over on the right sidebar. Here's a couple more pictures from around Rankin the last few days...

This is the remaining ice in the Meliadine River.

Jaime on the mighty Honda.

(posted by Jeff)

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