Live Event…in the Arctic

I created a Live Event in Iqaluit, Nunavut using Facebook Live. For a couple of days leading up to the event, I advertised the event on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and even Tiktok with the hastags: #flowersinthearctic, #arcticflowers #arcticflowerwalk and #digitaledu. I had several visitors join the Facebook Live event, and 331 views to date, […]

Flowers…in the Arctic

When you think of the Arctic, you don’t think of flowers. You think of snow! Snow, snow, snow and more snow. And yeah, the land is covered by snow from mid-September to, well…I can find snow today, if I look on the land. *MOST* of the land in Iqaluit is free of snow by early […]

ATVs…in the Arctic!

If you know me, you knew this blog post was coming, didn’t you? Could you tell from the photo in my header?I am an avid ATVer and have been for several years now. I have been enjoying cross-provincial ATV adventures with friends for many years. We have crossed Prince Edward Island, where I lived for […]

Fuel…in the Arctic

Think about this. There are no roads to Nunavut. There are 25 communities. There are 38, 750 people. How do these towns have electricity, furnace oil, gasoline…?Let’s talk about fuel in the Arctic.All the fuel for towns in Nunavut is brought in by large fuel ships called oil tankers. One of the unique problems with […]

Heritage Fair…in the Arctic

Each winter, at the Inuksuk High School, like so many teens across Canada, teens present their Heritage Fair projects. My son, Brennus, won 2nd in his class for his Heritage Fair presentation on the Prince Edward Island Railway. Being born white, in Prince Edward Island, Canada, he had the luxury of writing about a historic […]

Dogs…in the Arctic

The first time I was in the Arctic, in 1997, I brought my small Wheaten Terrier with me to Naujaat. Her name was Kaylie. Naujaat, then called Repulse Bay, was a very small town and was one of the last communities ‘settled’ in the Central Arctic. Some Inuit kids thought my little doggie was cute […]

Covid-19…in the Arctic

When Canada declared that Covid-19 was indeed a pandemic, and the Country went into lock down on March 17th, Nunavut went into lockdown too. Schools, offices, restaurants, bars, playgrounds, everything was off limits, just like southern Canada, even though there was no Covid-19 here. I gathered the things I would need from my office and […]

Shopping for Groceries…in the Arctic

Shopping is a whole new experience when you live in the Arctic. In most of the 25 communities in Nunavut, there is a NorthMart/Northern and a Co-op Store. Both are similar, in that they carry groceries, and a few shelves carry department store like items.The NorthMart/Northern Stores in the Canadian Arctic have a big history. […]

Welcome to …in the Arctic

Hi Everyone, Welcome to …in the Arctic. I am a Nova Scotian living in the Canadian Arctic. I moved to Iqaluit in 2016 with two tweens and our dog in tow. Our intention was to have a 10 month adventure and then to return to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island where we had been living for […]