Monthly Archives: August 2009

One last thought of Churchill…

Every night at 10:00, the town siren wails a warning. Move inside children, adults too. It’s best to heed the warning as the denizens of the ice have moved ashore and they are the world’s largest land carnivore. Car horns … Continue reading

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People create a sense of place…

The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is located in a building on a old rocketry and aurora borealis research center. The building is austere, run down, and way out of date – a lifeless relic of the cold war. But, where … Continue reading

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Nine months to get there, two days to go home…

It took nine months to get to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in northern Manitoba. Our application had to be vetted, interviews completed, references checked, and schedules arranged. It’s not a simple process, but a necessary one. Churchill is way … Continue reading

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It’s a good day at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre when…

There are not too many dishes to be washed. You can understand the Canadian, Newfoundland, Scottish, Irish, British, and French accents. You are no longer considered a “nut-job” for being a volunteer dishwasher. CNSC staff share their Tuck Tape for … Continue reading

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Researchers Needed for Dangerous Assignment

“There’s a bear at Dump Beach” came over the radio as Amanda and Erinn got ready to leave. They were prepared. Their kit includes binoculars, radio, 12 gauge shotgun (bear gun), and a lot of nerve. All they want to … Continue reading

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