Kugaaruq has only one store, the Co-op. It is a General Store and has a good selection of groceries, clothing and hardware. The Co-op also provides us with fuel and cable TV. Because of the high cost of shipping, prices are much higher then in southern stores. One liter of fresh milk costs more then $5.00. A can of Pepsi will set you back $2.45.
Because the ground is always frozen, pipes cannot be buried in the ground. Several times each week, trucks like this one bring fresh water and every home and building has a large tank. Other trucks come to collect our sewage.