The streets in Baker Lake are generally empty and quiet with occasional roar of a snowmachine or rumble of an ATV or vehicle.
They only get very busy in the mornings when everyone is going to work or school, in the evenings when everyone returns home, at lunch time when most people go back home for lunch (we get an hour off for lunch) and around the two stores in town. ‘Rush hour’ lasts about 5 minutes and our commute to work is 10 minutes, walking! We love it.
Also, Baker Lake, like many other communities in Nunavut, don’t have paved roads but are made out of crushed gravel. This makes for very interesting roads. In winter, they turn icy with the snow and can be very dangerous (we have learned to do the penguin shuffle across icy sections). In summer, it can get very dusty with all the vehicles. ~ Sophia
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