Monday, August 21, 2017

Living Above & Beyond

High Arctic Climate Change Study

A large team of scientists and explorers from Canada, the US and the UK, are conducting ice and oceanographic experiments in Canada’s High Arctic to better understand the effects of climate change in the North. The Catlin Arctic Survey began its work in 2009; that year studying the polar ice-cap ice surface to collect data that would help form projections.
Polar Bear on Ice

Are Seals Really Jealous of Bears?

Oh no! Those polar bears are getting all the attention. Again! First we hear that their survival is at risk due to climate change. If you ask the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that is. Then, we find out that, no, bears in Nunavut, at least, seem to be plentiful.

Sivurariaqnik Career Showcase

On March 31, First Air unveiled their Sivurariaqnik employment program in Rankin Inlet with a career showcase at the Siniktarvik Hotel in the afternoon, followed by an event at the airport that evening.

Never Been Attempted Before

In an effort to inspire other youth to get active and get outside, the Pitterak team of Nunavummiut, siblings Sarah and Eric McNair- Landry, departed Inuvik, NWT, on March 19, 2011 on an E-X-T-R-E-M-E Northwest Passage adventure.

Norway Encourages Arctic Dialogue

Norway’s Arctic initiatives seek to take a leading role in the development of a healthy and sustainable social and economic future for all the peoples of the northern hemisphere.

The Project North Initiative

Friday, April 15, was a big, big day for the aspiring young hockey stars of Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Qikiqtani Region Gains New Inuit Airline

With prospects for continued development and growth in the vast Qikiqtani Region of Nunavut looking bright, a new joint venture in the North was announced February 17, by several partners to form Qikiqtani First Aviation Ltd.

How Cold Was It?

  A late January wind drops the temperature in Arviat, Nunavut, to a bone-chilling -56C and gracefully shapes the snow around the skeletons of four...

BHP Billiton’s Ekati Spirit Truly Special

March/April 2011 BHP Billiton’s stunning 78-carat, Ekati Spirit, fetched a remarkable $6M USD plus purchase price at the company’s February 14th Antwerp, Belgium hybrid...

Arctic Cruising Joint-Venture Announced

March/April 2011 Two well known and highly regarded Arctic adventure cruise companies, ADVENTURE CANADA and CRUISE NORTH EXPEDITIONS announced in February, their joint-venture initiative beginning...