Category archive: Science

In memory of the souls who lost their lives aboard First Air Flight 6560 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut

In memory of the souls who lost their lives aboard First Air Flight 6560 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut

August 20, 2013, marks two years since First Air Flight 6560 crashed into a hill near Resolute Bay, killing 12 of the 15 people on board. The passenger-cargo convertible Boeing 737 was flying from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to Resolute Bay, Nunavut.  One report states that the pilots were unable to see the runway due to…

Predatory ancient fish named after Canadian Arctic scientist Martin Bergmann

Predatory ancient fish named after Canadian Arctic scientist Martin Bergmann

Honouring Canadian Arctic Scientist Martin Bergmann I must say that I have never known anyone who has posthumously had an extinct fish species named after them. But, if it were to be anybody – that I had the pleasure of meeting through my travels and work as a journalist in the Canadian Arctic – it…

Polar Pilots

Polar Pilots

Flying Pole to Pole Polar pilots are unique members of the human species. Take for example, the Kenn Borek Air family. I first encountered a small group of these fearless and entertaining pilots at the Airport Hotel in Resolute Bay, Nunavut, in April 2011. (Resolute is one of Canada’s northernmost communities.) I marvelled at stories…

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