Category Archives: Life in Arcitc

Tundra – Arctic Series

Having left arctic for almost a half year, the recent strikes of arctic air over pretty much of whole Canada remind me of my past five years life in arctic. In coming days, i would like to make a few … Continue reading

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A small arctic community-Sanikiluaq, NU, on the edge of civil world

In Past week, I had an unforgettable trip to Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, the Inuit name of Belcher Islands on which the small Inuit community locates. There are totally 25 communities in Canada’s youngest territory-Nunavut,  of which 23 are all on arctic … Continue reading

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East Arctic Tours

In past two months, I had opportunity to visit east arctic again to hold public meetings in 11 remote cities and communities. Some facts about travel in arctic are very interesting: Time zones. Canada has 6 different time zones from … Continue reading

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The Worst Blizzard in Decade

Arctic is a magic place on the earth, the most well known  phenomena is the 24 hours sunlight in summer and 24 hours darkness in winter, the later is called polar night. Actually, there are more interesting but less known … Continue reading

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Ptarmigan

The ptarmigan is a  bird found year round in arctic along the ravens.  It is about the size of a small chicken with short legs and small wings. there are two sub species in arctic – the rock ptarmigan and … Continue reading

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Thanks given to God

The caribou is one of the Canada’s most treasured wildlife species in terms of their biological and cultural importance to Inuit and other aboriginals in far north. They mean everything  from nutrients to clothing even today! their annual migration is not as  spectacular as … Continue reading

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Arctic tundra world in Autumn

Flurrying snow in last week has reminded me this summer has gone in arctic. However there have been no many exciting wildlife encounters this year. one weekend, a boom purple in a samll valley catch my interest while the other … Continue reading

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24 hours day time comes again

In south, the sun always rises in the east and sets in the west, but in far north, the sun rises and sets in different directions during different times of the year, for example, it might rises in the south and set … Continue reading

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growing up peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcons are listed as special concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, they usurally  habitat on North American continent, and rarely seen on Victoria Island in Arctic region. But this year i found a nest in the vicinity  of Cambridge Bay  … Continue reading

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last stay of summer on tundra

it is only the mid August, but it is already much cooler than 2 weeks ago, except the wetland and marsh areas close to water bodies, the color of tundra starts turning into light brow. here are some photos taken … Continue reading

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Witnessing a new legend under writing

  Gary Ramos, a 56 years old grandpa from States, left Cambridge Bay and resumed his unprecedented adventure in this morning.  We have had a very good talk a few days ago when he was fixing his boat. According our … Continue reading

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solar eclipse

August 1st, 2008 , the first totall solar eclipse swiped north American after almost 30 years (last total eclipse was in 1979). unfornunately,it could only be ovbserved in  three small comnunities,which all locate in Nunavut, in the arctic of Canada. As such, a couple … Continue reading

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