April 02, 2015 - 11:50 am
My Little Corner of Canada, April 3
Qakutalik – Part One
Qakutalik was born in the summer. Blind and helpless, he snuggled close to his mother for the first two weeks of his life.
Nourished by his mother’s rich milk, he grew quickly and his eyes opened. He was one of eight puppies born to Kayuq, the team’s alpha female.
Qakutalik got his name because...
April 02, 2015 - 10:27 am
Fishy Conservative claims about Nutrition North Canada
“It’s all designed to deceive the public and make ministers and officials look good”
FRED HILL AND MICHAEL FITZGERALD
Conservative candidates in this year’s election will no doubt try to convince voters that Nutrition North Canada has reduced food prices and increased the consumption of healthy foods in isolated northern communities.
Bernard Valcourt, the minister responsible for...
March 27, 2015 - 4:21 pm
My Little Corner of Canada, March 27
The Secrets of the Arctic
To most Canadians, the Arctic is still a mysterious place. Only a small percentage of Canadians have ever travelled to or worked up here.
Even those who have experienced living and working here rarely venture outside of the community where they work. Some of them do travel the land during the warm...
March 20, 2015 - 11:49 am
My Little Corner of Canada, March 20
During the 1960s and early 1970s, resource exploration and development in the Arctic was pretty much uncontrolled.
The resource companies did whatever they wanted to do, with the blessing of the Government of Canada. There was little concern for the environment or wildlife. The Inuit and their...
March 13, 2015 - 1:34 pm
My Little Corner of Canada, March 13
Our First Year
The High Arctic Exiles story is a complicated and long story. In this article, I will only deal with the new environment we faced.
When we were relocated from the eastern coast of Hudson Bay in Nunavik to Resolute on Cornwallis Island in the High Arctic in 1953, we arrived in a very different...
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