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Polar Bear Blog – Time to Move Out or In

Mother and cubs at Kaktovik

There have been a few sightings of mothers and cubs around Churchill this year, the latest one a mother with one cub near L5, Churchill waste transfer facility. So, I thought I might give a backgrounder on what familes are up to at this time of year – that and I don’t feel like writing about oil today, the more I read the more I believe this is more Omnitrax bafflegab – I hope… This … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Open Water in Churchill

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Well, I am back from a quick trip to Churchill and the cabin and non-blogging – for some reason, I stopped blogging while I was actually IN Churchill… oh well. Either way, spring has arrived along Hudson Bay with swans and geese swarming Churchill last week. Pacific Loons have settled back into the lake at Camp Nanuq and even White-crowned Sparrows, Bonapartes Gulls and Long-tailed Ducks are picking their spots. Male Ptarmigan were in pitched … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Breakup on Hudson Bay

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Its fun with charts day! Along with almost everyone else, I have been a bit confused by the numbers being thrown around and stuff about breakup on Hudson Bay. After reading the latest research (Gagnon and Gough (2005), Scott and Marshall (2009), Stirling and Parkinson (2006), I figured I would just look at the Canadian Ice Service charts myself. I picked the first week of July because that kind of gives the best idea as … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Polar Bears, Northern Lights and the Usual

Polar Bear on Sea Ice

Temperatures have gone back to normal in Churchill, hovering between -25C and -30C, not too shabby especially if there is no wind. The Churchill Rangers headed out on their patrol exercise this past week in some pretty frigid temperatures – but that’s what being a ranger is all about when you come to think of it. Northern lights are not quite what everyone was hoping for this winter. We are supposed to be in a … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Blog – Winter, Freeze-up and Churchill’s Polar Bears

Well, it is around -50C with the windchill in Churchill today. The school bus is frozen up and being towed across town, the Canadian Rangers are heading out for an exercise out on the land and, most everyone else is staying inside and/or facebooking. That’s what Churchillians are up to so how about the bears… As I have said before, January is not a really big month for the polar bears of western Hudson Bay. … 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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