Ice Conditions

OKâlaKatiget radio contacted the north coast communities to see how the ice conditions are like in their communities.

Ian Winters is the Conservation Officer for Hopedale.

He says the harbour has been frozen for three weeks and the bays have been frozen for about ten days.

Winters adds people are travelling on the ice for hunting and wooding in his community.

In Makkovik, Barry Andersen is the AngajukKâk of the Inuit Community Government.

He said the water was frozen up in the Bay last week but due to high winds the ice had broken up outside the harbour that same week.

The residents were going to Postville by snowmobiles through the inside run.

And people have been going wooding.

Ok radio hope to get more information on the ice conditions from the other communities once they’re available.