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Labrador’s World War 1 hero, Lance Corporal John Shiwak to be commemorated in Masnières, France

On Friday June 30, 2023, after a three-year delay due to the pandemic, the commemorative plaque for Labrador’s World War 1 hero, Lance Corporal John Shiwak, will be unveiled in Masnières, France.

Layout of the commemorative plaque to be unveiled on June 30, 2023. (Courtesy of the City of Masnières)

The city of Masnières […]

Ordination of Churchill-Hudson Bay Bishop Anthony Wieslaw Krotki in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (May 30, 2013)

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Last Thursday, May 30, 2013, the community of Rankin Inlet celebrated the ordination of the new Catholic Bishop, Anthony Wieslaw Krotki, OMI, who is succeeding to Bishop Reynald Rouleau, OMI. What a privilege it was to be invited by Most Reverend Rouleau to be among the 500 guests who would […]

Land Claims Agreements Coalition honours Justice Thomas Berger at the “Keeping the Promise” conference in Gatineau

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Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the Anniversary Celebration Banquet that was held as part of the 4th National Conference hosted by the Land Claims Agreements Coalition. The conference titled “Keeping the Promise: The Path Ahead to Full Modern Treaty Implementation” conference is currently being held in Gatineau, Quebec.


WWF Ice Polar Bear Tracker – Winterlude 2013 – Ottawa

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Hello all,

If you are in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, you may have noticed the ice bears proudly standing at various locations in downtown Ottawa. These sculptures are an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who has declared 2013 the “Year of the polar bear”. Their goal is to […]

Hurricane Leslie pays a visit to St. John’s (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Hello all!

What a memorable day in St. John’s with hurricane Leslie paying us a visit. A stroll in the city streets allowed us to see some of the traces Leslie left behind.

In the afternoon, once the sunshine was back, we headed to […]

My first article & photos published in Makivik Magazine: Nunavik Nordiks Girls Beat the Odds

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Earlier this week, I had the nice surprise of finding a copy of the Spring 2012 issue of Makivik Magazine in my mailbox. My summary of the participation of the Nunavik Nordiks girl’s midget hockey team in its first-ever all girls hockey tournament appeared on page 65. First time ever […]

IPY 2012 Montreal Conference – PolarEDUCATORS workshop

Good afternoon all,

Finally found some time to work on part of the photos taken last week in Montreal during the International Polar Year (IPY) 2012 Conference “From Knowledge to Action”. Today, I’d like to share with you some of the photos taken during the PolarEDUCATORS workshop prior to the start of the conference.


IPY 2012 Montreal Conference – Opening Ceremonies Speakers

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Good morning from the “From Knowledge to Action” IPY 2012 conference in Montreal. What a thrill to take part in such an event that is bringing together over 3000 individuals from all over the world who share an interest in the polar regions.

The last few days have been […]

Nunavik Nordiks are going back home holding their head high!

The very first tournament in the history of the Nunavik Nordiks’ girls hockey team ended earlier this afternoon when the team faced the Sudbury Her-Icanes in the semi finals. During the whole game, the Nordiks gave headaches to their opponent.

They had their goalie on her butt!

They had their defense and offense players […]

Nunavik Nordiks girls midget hockey team makes it to the semi-finals!

View of the Kanata Recreation Center's arena where the Nordiks played their second game of the tournament.

Once again today, the Nunavik Nordiks girls midget hockey team had the opponent teams’ goalies sweating heavily! At 12:30PM they played against the Kanata 3 team. During this second game of the tournament, they went off […]