October 18, 2016 - 7:00 am
Family doctor nurtures 46-year relationship with Nunavut community
"This is my second home"
CAMBRIDGE BAY—Cambridge Bay, September 1970: 550 people, three vehicles—and a new doctor.
Dr. Bruce McFarlane and his wife Karen arrived in Cambridge Bay on Sept. 6, 1970, on one of only two flights that landed in the western Arctic community each week, amidst a blizzard with a wind so cold that...
September 19, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Nunavut’s Canadian High Arctic Research Station gets set for 2017 launch
Grand, copper-coloured science building takes shape
CAMBRIDGE BAY—You can’t miss the future Canadian High Arctic Research Station, now under construction, when you visit the western Nunavut town of Cambridge Bay.
The design of the main science building, copper-coloured for the Copper Inuit heritage of the region, is supposed to reflect the curved...
July 26, 2016 - 11:30 am
Nunavut photographer chases foxes and flowers
Sarah Meeko of Sanikuluaq never leaves home without her camera
If you fly over the Belcher Islands in the Hudson Bay, you might only see flat rocks and think that’s all there is to it.
But under the eye of photographer Sarah Meeko, the lands around Nunavut’s most southerly community of Sanikiluaq — sometimes referred to jokingly as the Florida of Nunavut —...
October 29, 2015 - 8:00 am
Science, high-tech, guide Nunavut’s Canadian High Arctic Research Station
CHARS also makes room for traditional knowledge
CAMBRIDGE BAY — Girder by girder, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay is taking shape — with one foot grounded in science, the other in technology and with its heart, many hope, rooted in traditional knowledge.
The CHARS main science building, which, at 50,000 square feet,...
September 30, 2013 - 4:03 pm
Kuururjuaq — a Nunavik park developed and managed by Inuit
“We’re able to do it a lot closer to the people in the region”
KANGIQSUALUJJUAQ — In the fading weeks of summer, you’ll find Nunavik’s Kuururjuaq park alive with colour.
The Twin Otter flight from Kangiqsualujjuaq to the centre of the park follows the Koroc River as it bubbles over the Korluktok falls, winding through patches of black spruce and...