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Baker Lake

Baker Lake, or Qamani’tuuq,is situated inland, at the huge widening of the mouth of the Thelon River, close to the geographic centre of Canada. Baker Lake (pop. 1,950) is well known for its arts and craft community. Artists and studios promoting local arts and crafts, such as the Inuit Heritage Centre, the Jessie Oonark Centre, and well-established independent art galleries, are assets to the community.

The natural resource industry could also have a significant impact on the economic development of Baker Lake. Further development of the Meadowbank gold deposit has already created numerous local hires. For more information about Baker Lake, visit www.bakerlake.ca.

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Latest Adaptation Projects by Community

The Nunavut Climate Change Centre is devoted to including Nunavut communities in their projects and outreach.  Over the last few years, we have had the opportunity to visit multiple communities including Rankin Inlet, Arviat and Cape Dorset.

Mercury (Hg) is a toxic heavy metal that changes into various chemical forms through geochemical processes. It is an element that occurs naturally in the environment but with industrialization, humans have altered its cycle by adding more mercury in the water, air, and soil.

What do your elders and community leaders in Nunavut have to say about changing climate conditions over the years? Do you have images of your region that show the effects of climate change? Submit a community report and add your contribution to our store of knowledge.

The Nunavut Climate Change Partnership (NCCP) was a collaborative partnership between the Government of Nunavut, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and Natural Reosurces Canada to build capacity for community-level adaptation planning.