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Churchill Polar Bear Reports – Stormy Tundra

November 19 - Warm temperatures and light winds continued today. As the day progressed, conditions became foggy for periods and ultimately soft snow fell near the end of the day. On the tundra, many seals were spotted along the coastline. Polar bears, however, were...

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Churchill Polar Bear Report – Ice Bears

November 17 - Last night the aurora came out for a short period, and many people came out to witness it. Added to the experience were brief sightings of Arctic fox, red fox, silver fox, and even a pine marten. Today, low clouds, heavy snow, and periods of fog made for...

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Churchill Field Report – Polar Bears Lingering

November 13 - Snow and fog dominated this morning as groups departed for the tundra. By late morning visibility improved greatly, and strong, cold winds came up from the north. The bay has begun to freeze again and some polar bears have moved back onto the ice. One...

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Churchill News

Churchill Weekly Photos – Hudson Bay Line

          The Arctic Gateway group, new owners of the Port of Churchill and the 100 mile stretch of track known as the Hudson Bay Line, are working diligently to repair all the washouts and problem spots along the line. Weather is cooperating...

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Hudson Bay Line Repairs Going Strong

Arctic Gateway is committing extensive man hours to the cause of bringing the Hudson Bay Line north to Churchill once again! it seems like a distant memory now of the drama of the deadlocked stalemate between Omnitrax, the Canadian Government and any prospective...

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Derailment Shocks New Rail Owner Arctic Gateway

Arctic Gateway Group, the new owners of Churchill's Port and the Hudson Bay Railway (HBR), have been greeted with a rocky start to their new venture. Saturday evening a freight train with three engines and 27 cars carrying petroleum derailed in the remote town of...

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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...

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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...

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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 in...

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From the Field

 

Churchill Polar Bear Reports – Stormy Tundra

November 19 - Warm temperatures and light winds continued today. As the day progressed, conditions became foggy for periods and ultimately soft snow fell near the end of the day. On the tundra, many seals were spotted along the coastline. Polar bears, however, were...

read more

Churchill Polar Bear Report – Ice Bears

November 17 - Last night the aurora came out for a short period, and many people came out to witness it. Added to the experience were brief sightings of Arctic fox, red fox, silver fox, and even a pine marten. Today, low clouds, heavy snow, and periods of fog made for...

read more

Churchill Field Report – Polar Bears Lingering

November 13 - Snow and fog dominated this morning as groups departed for the tundra. By late morning visibility improved greatly, and strong, cold winds came up from the north. The bay has begun to freeze again and some polar bears have moved back onto the ice. One...

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