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Can Temperature Heal Us?

December 27, 2016 7 Comments »

Thermea Nordic Spa Winnipeg

Global warming, disappearing sea ice, receding glaciers, melting ice shelves, warm blobs killing the salmon population; temperature is in our news constantly. In fact, temperature seems to be killing the world – or at the very least changing it. But is it possible temperature changes can actually be a good thing? I’m not talking about […]

Don’t Skip Winnipeg!

December 13, 2016 8 Comments »

Things to do in Winnipeg

Twelve thousand tourists visit Churchill Manitoba a year primarily to see polar bears. It’s a huge draw for a small town of 800 people. Since Churchill is remote and essentially cut off from any road system, there are only two ways to get there – via train or a flight. Either one you choose, will […]

Polar Bear Town Where Bears Outnumber People

December 8, 2016 6 Comments »

polar bear patrol churchill manitoba

“Was he a big one?” the waitress asked. “Ohhh yes, he was beautiful,” the older man said as he paused slightly as if to reminisce about the image in his head as he went on telling the story. Edgar, works at the Churchill waste management facility and had reported the bear to the Polar Bear […]

Churchill’s Fierce, Strong, and Playful Polar Bears

December 6, 2016 10 Comments »

polar bear behavior

When I think about being exposed to different personalities, I always think about online dating. As I slowly rode the tundra buggy around in search of polar bears, I wondered what a bear’s dating profile would look like. “I get hangry when I don’t eat.” “I like to date outdoorsy bears.” “Must be a good […]

How Does a Polar Bear Safari Work

December 2, 2016 3 Comments »

polar bear safari tundra buggy

Imagine a fish out of water, that’s pretty much what a polar bear is when the sea ice disappears for the summer. It’s a huge, furry marine mammal on land, not where they belong. They aren’t eating, they are roaming around for 4 to 5 months until the ice forms and they can get back […]