Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank Secures Funding

Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank, in collaboration with Arctic Co-operatives ltd in Winnipeg, Manitoba, have procured funds for Food Banks Canada, to the amazing sum of $46,499.00.

Starting from September 2020, and continuing each month to December 2020, Arctic Co-operatives Limited will begin the distribution of food to the Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank.

Hamlet Day Competition

Wednesday July 2, 2020 was Hamlet’s Day and the Clyde River Alcohol Education Committee (AEC) hosted a cake competition. Community members showcased their skills and the top three winners were awarded cash prizes. First place winner is Natalina Natanine who designed a beautiful single layer cake with blue and white icing with Hamlet of Clyde River’s logo. Second place winner is Ina Kautuq and third place winner is Judy Joanasie.

“We, the members of the AEC, wanted to show our appreciation to Council and the residents of Clyde River for the tremendous support that we have been receiving from them”, said Patrick Palituq, AEC Chairman. “We thought, what better way to show our appreciation, and were very excited to have the cake contest on Hamlet Day. Congratulations to our winners and again we wish to thank everyone who made it possible”.

Canada Day Celebration – Clyde River Style

Despite the restrictions placed on community events during Canada Day, Clyde River was creative and delivered several activities to keep the celebration spirit alive.

The Clyde River Fire Department coordinated the annual motorcade and scores of residents in trucks, vans, ATVs and motorcycles joined the procession from the downtown area. Dozens of people waved and smiled from behind the windows of their home in support Canada Day. Children paraded on the roadsides as the procession moved along the corridors to the leading to the uptown area of the community then concluded at the Fire Hall.

The Recreation Department captured the airwaves with a variety of radio games that kept community residents entertained. Congratulations to all winners and a special thank you for all those who made our Canada Day one worth celebrating!

“The Hamlet wishes to express its appreciation to the Department of Canadian Heritage for the grant for this year’s celebration”.

Malgré les restrictions imposées aux événements communautaires pendant la fête du Canada, Clyde River a fait preuve de créativité et a offert plusieurs activités pour maintenir l'esprit de célébration vivant.

Malgré les restrictions imposées aux événements communautaires pendant la fête du Canada, Clyde River a fait preuve de créativité et a offert plusieurs activités pour maintenir l’esprit de célébration vivant.

Le service d’incendie de Clyde River a coordonné le cortège annuel et des dizaines de résidents en camions, fourgonnettes, VTT et motocyclettes se sont joints au cortège depuis le centre-ville. Des dizaines de personnes ont salué et souri derrière les fenêtres de leur maison pour soutenir la fête du Canada. Les enfants ont défilé sur le bord des routes alors que la procession se déplaçait le long des couloirs menant au quartier des quartiers chics de la communauté, puis se terminait à la caserne des pompiers.

Le service des loisirs a capturé les ondes avec une variété de jeux radiophoniques qui ont diverti les résidents de la communauté. Félicitations à tous les gagnants et un merci spécial à tous ceux qui ont fait de notre fête du Canada une fête digne d’être célébrée!
“Le hameau tient à exprimer sa gratitude au ministère du Patrimoine canadien pour la subvention pour la célébration de cette année”.

Employees Long Service Award

Every day, our staff members work on the front lines and behind the scenes to support Council’s mandate by providing core municipal services in our great community. From maintaining the airport, clearing snow, delivering water, collecting sewage, tackling small and large community crises to supporting and helping residents and visitors, these individuals exemplify what it means to be committed.

This year, Council and I are recognizing fourteen (14) long serving employees for their invaluable contributions. With their years of service spanning between 5 to 42 years, it is very easy to identify how their efforts have greatly improved and impacted our local community in many ways.

All fourteen staff members were honoured at the Hamlet Office on Tuesday June 30, 2020. We thank them unequivocally for their time, effort and dedication to municipal service and wish them the best for years to come.

Jerry Natanine

Clyde River Community Clean Up

Volunteers needed! We are looking for volunteers like you to help tidy up our beautiful community. Bring a friend or two and come to the Hamlet Office to collect a t-shirt donated by the Government of Nunavut. We will also outfit you with a clean-up kit provided by Clyde River Northern Store and assign you to a location in the community.

Trash pickup, beach cleanup, roadside cleanup

The Department of Environment, Government of Nunavut will be offering regional prizes for community clean-up ballot draws. Completed ballots by community clean-up participants provide the Department with important information about what, and how much, waste is littered across Nunavut. Each regional winner will receive a $500 gift card to a store of their choice.

Clyde River Northern Store has also given a generous donation which will be used as prizes for the community clean up.

For more information, please contact the Recreation Coordinator at 867 924 6220 ext. 209
Join in and help keep our community beautiful.

2020 Mining Matters Summer Program

Municipality of Clyde River has partnered with Mining Matters to deliver a one-week summer camp program for youth between the ages of 8 to 14.  Come take part in some hands-on science activities! Experience a week of interactive discovery this summer with new science and technology in mining/geology.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mining Matters Summer program has been modified to meet physical distancing requirements, but it will be packed with fun-filled activities to entertain and educate participants.  The program will run from Monday July 13, 2020 – Friday July 17, 2020.

Each participant will receive an at-home-kit package with “do it yourself” activities, along with equipment, resources and pre-recorded videos of each activity so that families can enjoy some hands-on learning about rocks, minerals, metals and mining together.  Space is limited so apply early.

To learn more and to register, please contact the Recreation Coordinator at 867 924 6220 ext. 209 or complete form found on this page.

Footnote: Mining Matters is a charitable organization dedicated to educating young people to develop knowledge and awareness of Earth sciences, the minerals industry, and their roles in society.

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Welcome To Our New Website

We are excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website www.clyderiver.ca! Our goal is create a user-friendly browsing experience for our valued residents and business partners. We hope you enjoy our new design that is easy to navigate.

What’s new

  • Navigation – easier headliners and more focused on product categories.
  • Mayor’s Monthly Insight – the Mayor’s views on current events and initiatives which may impact the lives of residents in Clyde River.
  • Latest News/Announcements – updated with the latest events and activities taking place in the community.
  • Service/Resource Information – updated with useful information for residents, businesses and those visiting the community.
  • Social media – contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ to foster improved communication with the clients.

We will be constantly updating our content with helpful information, articles and announcements.

If you have comments, suggestions or improvement ideas please let us know by sending an email using the form below.


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Renovation of the Municipal Garages

The Maintenance and Parking Garages were renovated in the summer and fall of last year. Some of the renovation works include insulated overhead doors, frames and weather strip packages. Two four-leg hydraulic lifts were installed while the foreman’s office and meeting room have been given a much-needed face lift.  “The building is more energy efficient. The lighting and ventilation systems have provided a much better working environment for our workers.”, said James Arreak, Senior Administrative Officer. He further stated,  “We are thankful to Community and Government Services for making this renovation possible. The Hamlet looks forward to their continued support in building another Parking Garage because the community has very limited space to house its heavy-duty equipment especially in the winter months.”

Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank

Local residents, over the years saw the need for a local food bank to support community members who are in need of food and other supplies.  They took the initiative to incorporate Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank as a non-profit organization in December 11, 2019. With the support of our Community Economic Development Office (CEDO) the Food Bank received funding from several sources.

The Hamlet would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations:

    • Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC)
    • Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA)
    • Arctic Co-operatives Limited
    • Government of Nunavut

To learn more about the Food Bank, donate or find volunteer information please visit Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank

Fish Processing Facility

Baffin Fisheries Coalition (BFC) and Clyde River Hunters & Trapper Organization (CRHTO) are teaming up to build a Fish Processing Facility. This includes a community freezer which will comprise of a fishing plant and a butcher shop. Exciting plans are being put in place to launch exportations of our fish to the Canadian market and all over the world including to Japan and China as quota for Turbot and Arctic Char are expected to increase.