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Polar Bear Blog – Autumn in the North

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Animals start moving in the fall. While Churchill has already had its share of bears this summer – including another Polar Bear Alert callout last night, bears are starting to stir in the southern part of their habitat. With cooling temperatures, the bears will gradually head north, congregating in places like Thompson Point, Cape Churchill and Broad River. Usually there is a small wave early in the season and then a bit of a pause … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Summer on Land

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So, the bears are ashore early… let’s try and figure out what this means. A few more blogs and charts have been released with more data so it looks like my assessment of ‘most bears ashore with a few hardcore holdouts’ is pretty accurate. At the bottom of this page, you can find the WWF bear tracker – its following three satellite collared females (a fourth seems to have dropped her collar or simply not … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Eskimo Dogs and Space Tomatoes

Sometimes, I am reminded how, aside from polar bear season and sometimes the Port, Churchill kind of remains off the arctic radar. There are two pretty good examples floating around the internet these days. The first is a story from Iqaluit where local mushers are concerned about their Canadian Eskimo Dog stock. Reading the CBC Article, it recounts how the Canadian Eskimo Dog is a disappearing breed and, given that it is one of the … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Marathons and Red Pixels

Churchill’s first polar bear marathon is taking place today. Organized by Albert Martens, an extreme runner from Steinbach, Manitoba, the marathon starts behind the Town Centre Complex today. Participants will run along the highway from Churchill to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre and most of the way back. I believe the total distance is 46 kilometres. Proceeds will raise funds for the Athletes in Action First Nations sports camps in Polar Hill, Paungassi, and Tadoule … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Ch-ch-changes

Forecast is calling for 70km/h winds tonight and heaps of snow. I am not too sure this will materialize as forecasts are notoriously wrong this time of year but the wind seems to be picking up (albeit from the east instead of the north) and we’ve had a few snowflakes already. Still, it is 1C so unless a cold front moves in quickly, most of the snow will fall as rain today. This reminds me … Continue reading

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