Monthly Archives: January 2010

Soundslide: Cadet skills in Inuvik

Another soundslide has been posted on CBC North; it brings you voices and images from the recent cadet skills competition in Inuvik.

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Ptarmigans are difficult to see

If you look closely, there are two ptarmigan in this picture!

One is in the background.

Dogs running on the ice road

Here are a few dogs getting their workout on the ice road, down by Inuvik’s boat launch.

It’s common for dog owners to let their pooches run there; the dogs seem to love the open space.

A close up look: Traditional snowshoes

Here is a close look at traditional snowshoe and mulkuk bindings used in Fort McPherson’s snowshoe race.

As you can see, people use different styles of bindings!

Watching the snowshoe race

This child was watching the snowshoe races in Fort McPherson, all bundled against the cold.

Soundslide: Reindeer herds north of Inuvik

My first Soundslide has been posted on the CBC North website, and it offers a look at the job of reindeer herder.

 Soundslides are a type of web feature which combine sound and photography. If any0ne can find a back issue, the July.Aug 2009 issue of Up Here magazine has an excellent article on the reindeer, which were first imported to the region by the government in the 1930s.

Click the image or this link to view the slide.

View of the lake: from Lakeview

Here’s the view from my apartment, in the Lakeview building.

Photo was taken around 11am on Sunday.