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If you live in Alaska, Yukon, NWT, or Nunavut... TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
19th Sep

Where do you find outerwear for your kids? We're moving from Saskatchewan to Nunavut in a few months, and DS doesn't have ANY winter clothes. Cost isn't an issue. I'm talking things from types of socks, long underwear, snowsuit/winter coat ski pants...everything other than boots and mitts. I just ordered Stonz...apparently they're supposed to handle the frigid temps.



So northern ladies, can you help me out? :)

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33165 posts
status 19th Sep

Maybe Mountain equipment Co-op. You're crazy, btw.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Spacetits:" Maybe Mountain equipment Co-op. You're crazy, btw."


Haha, ya I get that a lot...lol



I looked on MEC's website and I'm wondering what would be the best option...DS is 15 months now, but will be about 21 months by the time we move...would you order the 18 month size one piece snowsuit, and hope he doesn't outgrow it by the end of winter (which who knows when that is up there...lol) Or just get the 2T (2 piece or 1 piece) and hope he's not swimming in it?

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33165 posts
status 19th Sep
Quoting TootsMcGoots:" Haha, ya I get that a lot...lol I looked on MEC's website and I'm wondering what would be the best ... [snip!] ... winter (which who knows when that is up there...lol) Or just get the 2T (2 piece or 1 piece) and hope he's not swimming in it?"


I bought 3t when my son was 20 months, and it lasted him 3 winters.



SO asked if I wanted to move to Yellowknife... as a posting. It would be interesting, but nothing long-term.

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Spacetits:" I bought 3t when my son was 20 months, and it lasted him 3 winters. SO asked if I wanted to move to Yellowknife... as a posting. It would be interesting, but nothing long-term."


Yellowknife would be nice! Expensive...but nice. That's why we're going to Nunavut...SO's job. I'd love to do NWT, but it's a 5 year commitment, whereas Nunavut is only 3 years. I can do 3...I may not be able to do 5...lol



What does your SO do, that would post him there?

Not Kayla 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33165 posts
status 19th Sep
Quoting TootsMcGoots:" Yellowknife would be nice! Expensive...but nice. That's why we're going to Nunavut...SO's job. I'd ... [snip!] ... whereas Nunavut is only 3 years. I can do 3...I may not be able to do 5...lol What does your SO do, that would post him there?"


He is military. :) Yours? It would be nice short term! I am in Cold Lake AB right now, I think I could handle a little colder weather.



From what I've seen, all northern territories are expensive. :( There is a page on Facebook that shows them raising their prices and then lowering them when a government official stops in. Ridic. :?

TootsMcGoots 1 child; Saskatchewan 3732 posts
19th Sep
Quoting Spacetits:" He is military. :) Yours? It would be nice short term! I am in Cold Lake AB right now, I think I could ... [snip!] ... a page on Facebook that shows them raising their prices and then lowering them when a government official stops in. Ridic. :?"


Mine is with the RCMP. We're in northern Sask right now. Prices of food, in general are ridiculously expensive up here. It's like $10 for a bag of oranges, or something...I can't imagine what it's going to be up there. Thankfully, we'll have food mail. Housing in the big cities (Yellowknife, Iqaluit etc.,) are CRAZY expensive....hopefully we don't have to go there and buy our own home. We're hoping for a small town, then the RCMP gives us a house to rent. I'm nervous, but SO excited at the same time.