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Churchill Sunday Photos

  Two awesome images from Churchill photographer Katie DeMeulles.This time of year in Churchill is when birds are arriving all over the tundra and the landscape is alive. These swans and gyrfalcon are early to the spring party.We can’t wait for the... read more

Churchill Video of the Week – Murals Trailer

With the crisis in Churchill continuing to affect the everyday lives of all 800 residents, a recent art project coordinated by Kal Barteski has brought hope and promise of change to the isolated northern town. Barteski organized artists from around the world to gather... read more

Gypsy’s Bakery Destroyed in Fire

The iconic Churchill deli and restaurant that was the most popular gathering place in Churchill was destroyed in an early morning fire early this morning.. The building, described as a total loss by Churchill mayor Mike Spence, caught fire just after midnight. Fire... read more
Churchill News

Gypsy’s Bakery Destroyed in Fire

The iconic Churchill deli and restaurant that was the most popular gathering place in Churchill was destroyed in an early morning fire early this morning.. The building, described as a total loss by Churchill mayor Mike Spence, caught fire just after midnight. Fire... read more

China Firm Enters Ring to Buy Port

Just when you thought the Port of Churchill and accompanying Hudson Bay Line were in a negotiated sale…again…another potential suitor has arisen to acquire the assets and begin shipping from the port. Executives from Herun Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese company... read more

Great White Bear Mini Monster Build

  Great White Bear and Anything Custom has done it again. They created this mini monster ATV, “Sherpa”, with a top speed of  28mph on land and 3.8mph in the water. The Walkoski crew is testing it out as they drive to Churchill. They left Gillam late... read more
Conservation

 

Nunatsiavut Wildlife Manager Optimistic on Polar Bears

Despite frequent heart-wrenching images of starving polar bears in the news recently, populations of polar bears are apparently thriving in the Nunatsiavut region of northern Labrador. This is some welcome good news on the status of polar bears in the Arctic. Based on... read more

Churchill Wants Polar Bears to Stay Home

Churchill is famous for its polar bears and has been dubbed the Polar Bear Capital of the World for a destination to see numerous polar bears in and around the town. Now Churchill Mayor Mike Spence wants to have serious conversations with the provincial... read more

Retired Canadian Mountie Sentenced to Prison

Retired Canadian Mountie Gregory Logan, 60, of Saint John has been sentenced to five years and two months in a United States federal prison for smuggling nearly 300 Narwhal tusks with a value of $1.5 – $3 million US into Maine. The contraband tusks were hidden... read more
From the Field

 

Churchill Port and Hudson Bay Line Sold…Again?

  A Manitoba First Nations group has formed a partnership with an independent company to establish the reopening of the rail line to Churchill and potential operation of the grain port in Churchill. Heard that before? Well, this time we might be in for the real... read more

Igloo Building in Churchill

Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs and his group of avid and hearty travelers in Churchill for northern lights had time to learn the art of igloo building in frigid minus 50 C Arctic temperatures. Despite the piercing cold, everyone enjoyed the experience... read more

Churchill Family Trip—Amazing End-of-Season Action

This exceptional post my Natural Habitat Adventures guide Brad Josephs is a story of perseverance and making the best of a situation out of one’s control. An experience can take on a life of its own if the effort is put in!   This last polar bear season proved... read more
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