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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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Thank you Andre. The kids were really having a great time doing some crafts. Take care and have a great day! Tim

Hi Andre! So nice to hear from you again! I hope that you had a great summer. I'm slowly adding my trip adventures from this summer. Take care! Tim

"In 1918, with a newly-built polar ship, the Maud, Roald Amundsen started on a new expedition which was to drift over the Arctic Ocean and maybe over the North Pole. With him were nine men, including scientific leader H.U. Sverdrup. It took two years for them to sail through the ice-filled Northeast Passage, and one more year stuck in the ice north of the Bering Strait before Amundsen gave up and tried instead to fly over the Arctic Ocean. Meanwhile the Maud continued with a reduced crew until 1925 without managing to get into the east-west current. The main result of the Maud expedition was the important scientific data which Sverdrup collected and analysed during the entire expedition"

"**n the southern search area, the Martin Bergmann had surveyed approximately 444 line kilometres and covered 57 square kilometres as of Sunday.

After departing the survey area, the research ship will retrieve the tide gauge at Kirkwall Island and then proceed to Simpson Strait to rendezvous with the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier to transfer equipment. The Martin Bergmann should arrive in Cambridge Bay either Wednesday or Thursday.

In the northern search area, the combined sea bed surveys by teams onboard the Laurier and Bergmann sounded over 1155 kilometres, with multibeam and side-scan sonar coverage of 122 square kilometres.

The LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) coverage to date totals 879 square kilometres. LIDAR is a technology similar to radar that can be used to create high-resolution digital elevation models with vertical accuracy within 10 centimetres.

Environment Canada’s coastal survey team videotaped nearly 500 kilometres of shoreline. The Canadian Hydrographic Service also collected enough depth soundings to develop a preliminary electronic chart to allow Laurier to navigate further into Alexandra Strait.

Parks Canada has said it will release more detail on the next steps required to create the navigational charting required for safe vessel passage.

Archaeologists also recovered additional artifacts — including buttons, wooden debris, a toothbrush, bone fragments, a tooth and other small items — by going ashore on a known Franklin archaeology site.

A CBC News crew including chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge was on hand when some of the discoveries, which number in the dozens, were made at Erebus Bay on King William Island.**"

Meus parabéns!!! Ficou fantástico. Eu aprendei a pronunciar o nome mas não passei perto dele. Você viu o monte Hekla e conheceu a história dele? Terrível!

This one's for Marion!

"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!

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