Timothy K
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Hello! I live in central Canada and a small part of my work is to travel around the prairie provinces and the Arctic. I have always had an interest in photography and now that digital age is here, I can share what I see. I have a number of cameras that I use depending on where I go. I currently have a Canon T4I and a Canon G12. I am especially fond of the Canadian north after spending 10 years working in the Arctic in my younger days so many of the pictures are of the north.
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"The Igloolik Research Center (IRC) with its main building with offices and laboratories, as well as warm and cold warehouses is located in the hamlet of Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada (69°22’34” N, 81°48’11” W). The center is located on a small island at the northern tip of the Foxe Basin, in between the continent and the large Baffi n Island. Additional facilities include stations in Kugluktuk (67°49’ N, 115°06’ W), Arviat (61°06’ N, 94°03’ W), Pond Inlet (72°41’57” N, 77°57’33” W), and Iqaluit (63°44’ N, 68°31’ W). BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT Igloolik is located in the tundra zone and is part of the northern arctic ecozone. Snow cover usually remains from September to June. Extremely low temperatures are common (-30°C as a mean temperature during winter month). The average precipitation per year is c. 280 mm. Much of the landscape is composed of barren plains covered by frost-patterned soils and rock outcrop. This area is rich in sea mammals and seabirds, with charismatic polar bears, belugas, and killer whales. The terrestrial wildlife includes in particular caribou (although declining in abundance), Arctic foxes, several waterfowl species, snow geese, falcons, and lemmings."

"The hamlet is located exactly on the Arctic Circle, on the north shore of Repulse Bay and on the south shore of the Rae Isthmus. Transport to the community is provided primarily by air and by an annual sealift. Naujaat is home to a wide variety of animals including polar bears, caribou, seals, whales, and walrus. There are also approximately one hundred species of birds in the area, including gyrfalcons and peregrine falcons"

**"Igloolik, Nunavut is an Inuit community in Nunavut, northern Canada. Because it is on a small island in Foxe Basin that is very close to the Melville Peninsula (and to a lesser degree, Baffin Island), it is often thought to be on the peninsula. The name "Igloolik" means "there is an igloo here" in Inuktitut and the residents are called Iglulingmiut (~miut - "people of").

Information about the area’s earliest inhabitants comes mainly from numerous archeological sites on the island; some dating back more than 4000 years. First contact with Europeans came when British Navy ships HMS Fury and HMS Hecla, under the command of Captain William Edward Parry, wintered in Igloolik in 1822.**"

3 Young and eager teenagers ready to leave for the south for careers in acting and singing. Good luck!

Hi Marek! Thank you so much for visiting again. I am slowly adding more as I get the chance. Take care. Tim

Hi Piero! Nice of you to visit. To answer your question, There are about 30 remote arctic communities. Many of them were displaced southern Inuit that were moved to certain locations because of the Arctic Sovereignty rights for Canada. Some of the jobs are government jobs and services such as grocery stores etc. A big thing happening in the arctic the past 10 years or so is the discovery of diamonds, gold and other resources. Many of the jobs now are in mining and this is increasing very quickly. This is now becoming the leading job recruitment for the arctic. Some of the Inuit still hunt and fish for a living but is slowly dying out. You can visit most of the communities through my photo's of the arctic. Take care! Tim



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