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Coppermine / Kugluktuk, Nunavut

The original spelling was Qurluqtuq, which means "the place of moving water" to reflect its location near the Coppermine River. The language was lost in the process of naming the town, since Kugluktuk offically means "two startled people".

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A tethered sled dog. (Photo by A. Balsom)

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A bilingual yield sign. (Photo by A. Balsom)

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An inukshuk marking a pathway. (Photo by A. Balsom)

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Ari standing next to an inukshuk above town.