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Churchill Sunday Photo – End Game

Another classic “end of polar bear season” photo from the Churchill tundra. Katie de Meulles captured this one as another memorable season come to and end. Churchillpolarbears.org hopes that the momentum of polar bear season will continue on for Churchill... read more

Churchill Video of the Week – Wolverine

There have been some wolverine sightings this polar bear season in Churchill. These have been few and far between over the years and here is a short video from BBC’s Planet Earth productions that gives a little insight into the animal’s behavior we seem... read more

Churchill Sunday Photo – Arctic Fox

What a beautiful Arctic fox image on the Hudson Bay by Katie de Meulles. With polar bear season going strong for another week we are searching for some incredible ice and wildlife photos like this one.... read more
Churchill News

Churchill Hurting Without Lifeline

   This National CBC news special on Churchill and the rail line is so touching to those that know the heart and pride of the people of Churchill. Aired last night this video footage brings to light the terrible strife the town has endured since May. We will keep you... read more

Baffin Buffet – 230 Polar Bears Have Lunch

When a bowhead whale beaches on a remote stretch of Wrangell Island the news spreads quickly. How it spreads is a mystery since polar bears were the recipients of the good fortune, not humans. According to nature reserve rangers on the island over 230 polar bears... read more

Port of Churchill Sold – Again!

In a surprising merger of two competing groups from the north, they have now joined forces to purchase the Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay rail line. This development could be a last-ditch effort to pressure the federal government to initiate track repairs before... 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

Arctic Aerial Images Encouraging & Awe Inspiring

Mario Tama photographed these breathless Arctic photos from a Lockheed P-3 accompanying a NASA crew carrying out Operation Icebridge, an operation initiated to measure Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets. The stillness, colors and textures of the Arctic landscape... read more
From the Field

 

Churchill Sunday Photo – Moose is Loose

What a sight! This moose on the shores of the Hudson Bay seems to be waiting for a ferry boat to pick him up. Rarely do these animals wander down to the coast but we’re happy to see this one and credit Sea North Tours for such an awesome shot!... read more

Snowy Owl Release at Churchill Northern Studies Center

  This gorgeous snowy owl will be released into the Churchill wild on Wednesday June 21, 2017  near the CNSC, in partnership with The Owl Foundation. Anyone interested in observing the release is requested to meet at the CNSC at 12:30 PM and take a short drive to... read more
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