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Feb 21, 2010 - Baker Lake and looking back at Rankin

February 21, 2010 It's the little things that are different here. Take pedestrian safety, for instance. The first thing I was told when I arrived in Baker Lake is to always walk facing the direction of skiidoo traffic, because you can't hear them from behind. Or "if you're ever being charged by a polarbear, just stand your ground until the last moment, step aside and hit the bear on the head with a rock" (apparently they can't turn very quickly). I've actually met an Elder here who has survived TWO polarbear attacks, based on this advice...

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