$100,000 up for grabs as Nunavut Quest begins after delayed start

 By Kira Wronska Dorward  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Like other events this spring, the Nunavut Quest dog sled race began behind schedule due to shifts in the weather and concerns for safety on the ice. “Nunavut Quest dogs will have rough trails on soft snow,” commented Piuri Ikalukjuak on the Facebook group. The annual race, which is an estimated one-week trek between Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet, kicked off a day late on April 16 at 3 p.m. Support snowmobiles left an hour earlier to be on hand for what was expected to be 12 dog teams and their mushers departing, but that was quickly reduced to 10 due to two withdrawals. Weather conditions from the outset in Arctic Bay were described as “overcast with white snow and fairly white out.”…

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