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Mar 28, 2010 - Shaun sees polar bears

Yeah, so Shaun was keen to go up to Repulse Bay when he heard they were short a nurse. It's only for a week, and he can now say he has been within the Arctic Circle. On his first day he saw 3 polar bears!!! Here's an email he sent yesterday: Yeap, up here in the Artic Circle, -45 w the wind shield factored, snow limiting visibility.....I am going for a walk :) The Co-op is the closest store in Repulse Bay, with a population of 900 people. The cool stat is there are three "machines" (snow mobiles) to every truck (no cars). I will attempt a...

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Mar 17, 2010 - Chesterfield Inlet

Chesterfield Inlet is the oldest settlement in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut. Although it was named after the 4th Earl of Chesterfield in 1749, the Inuktituk name is Igluligaarjiq, meaning "Place of a few houses". And few houses it has! With only 267 residents, this community is small and quiet. The people are really really gentle and friendly though, and I've been enjoying my time here immensely. The Hudson's Bay Company was established here by 1911, and by 1930 a "large" three-story hospital had been built in this little hamlet...

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Mar 4, 2010 - Shaun's new skates

Shaun got new skates for his Birthday, and today was his first time trying them out. Shaun hasn't skated in Dogs Years! We're in the small hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet, population 267 in the flatlands of Nunavut. They DO have an arena, though, and Shaun and I joined in for "Public Skate" tonight. We were the only people over the age of, um, thirteen... and the kids were really quite taken with Shaun. He's good at skating forward, but needed a little work on his stops. The kids helped him out with this, and we all had a good laugh. He ended...

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