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Kuujjuaq’s community cleanup gets a boost

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Pictured above (left to right): Municipality of Kuujjuaq staff members Emma Cain, Special Projects Coordinator, Mae Ningiuruvik, Prevention Activities & Public Awareness Coordinator and Kaitlyn Patterson, Recreation Coordinator, with Matilda Kauki, Northern Kuujjuaq cashier.

Kuujjuaq, QC, and its residents will be benefiting from a cleaner and greener community, with the help of a Greener Tomorrow grant.

The grant will help fund Kuujjuaq’s annual community-wide cleanup. Kuujjuaq Northern Store Cashier Matilda Kauki presented the $3,434 donation to Mae Ningiuruvik from the Municipality of Kuujjuaq to help fund the initiative.

Residents will come together to carry out the cleanup, including the children in the community, who enjoy participating in the event each year as they also receive the opportunity to win prizes for their contributions as well as some money for each bag of garbage they collect.

“We are extremely thrilled to be able to work with our community to improve the environment. Through the Greener Tomorrow initiative, we have been able to achieve some amazing results! We hope we can continue these efforts and keep our community clean,” shared Kuujjuaq Northern Store Manager, Kate Carter.

The clean-up event will be postponed to adhere to social distancing guidelines due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but will be held at a later date.

The residents of the community are now well-acquainted with the Greener Tomorrow initiative and look forward to participating in as well as contributing to the program every year. Carter said she is extremely proud of the residents’ willingness to prioritize the needs of the community and help in keeping it a clean place.