I guess the highlight for some this year is the appearance, then the demise, of a Narwhal in the area.
The whale was spotted over near Edwards Cove, the port site for the VB mine.
Seems the whale got itself lost and eventually isolated from the open water in a bubble or lead in the ice.
Subsequently hunters from here took a run over and organized the demise.
Harpoons and a small boat were used to kill the whale, lots of helpers were on hand to help haul it out, then strip the muktuk and cut up the meat.
There are a lot of photos of the event on Facebook, I took the liberty of borrowing one of them from Wilson Michelin to give an idea of the size.
It seems to be a juvenile with a very small tusk. To my knowledge narwhals are not that common around here, specially up in the bays, and specially after freeze up.