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Churchill Sunday Photos – Arctic Tern

The amazing Arctic tern is the phenom of all migrating birds. With an annual round trip of roughly 45,000 miles, this stellar specimen is rivaled by no other in endurance and perseverance in seeking out prime conditions fro feeding and breeding for survival of the... read more

Churchill Photo of the Week

This cinnamon black bear was “captured” via camera by Rhonda Reid in Churchill. Black bears have been more regularly spotted further north over the last 20 years. Churchill has become quite the melting pot of animal species as the climate changes more and... read more

Churchill Sunday Photo – Pop Up Polar Bear

Polar bears bed down in the willows in the fall polar bear season in Churchill to conserve their energy and waning fat reserves. When they are aroused or catch a waft of some unusual smell they will pop up from their slumber ad shelter. Some of these sightings are the... read more
Churchill News

Churchill Dene Treasure – Caroline Bjorklund

Caroline Bjorklund was a Dene Elder and inspirational cultural speaker living in Churchill. She survived the Dene government relocation of the 1950’s and lived a life trying to keep the Dene culture and history alive through cultural presentations to tour groups... read more

Inuvik Satellite Stations Await Federal Approval

When one thinks Arctic landscape, one usually visualizes serene endless tundra or boreal forest with snow covered trees! There’s a section of that austere boreal forest in Inuvik that has five dormant satellite receivers that look alien to the habitat and have... read more

Canadian Government Removes Omnitrax from Lawsuit

  The parent company of Hudson Bay Railway Company (HBRC), US-based Omnitrax, is off the hook for any damages lost in a pending lawsuit. HBRC will be solely responsible to the federal government if they are found liable for not repairing the washed out rail-line... read more
Conservation

 

Arctic Warming at Alarming Rate

Some scientists believe the best adjective to characterize the Arctic is “unravelling”! According to some data, the region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the Earth’s regions according to findings by a team comprised of over 90 researchers.... read more
From the Field

 

Churchill Polar Bear Season Field Notes – Guest Blog

These field notes are from Natural Habitat Adventures guide Eddy Savage from Churchill where he is enjoying guiding travelers around town and primarily out on the tundra of the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. The Tundra Lodge is an amazing place to observe polar... read more

Train Leaving Churchill..by Sea

      A temporary rail track was laid leading up to the Port of Churchill in order to move the stranded VIA Rail train onto a cargo ship early today. The train will be returned south so that VIA can utilize it on its mainline routes. With talk of... read more

Polar Bear Stats and Wolf in Churchill

    Polar bear activity in and around Churchill has been light due to the continued warm weather keeping the polar bears close to the Hudson Bay. While bear numbers have remained fairly consistent over the past few weeks only one polar bear has been... read more
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