Nature and the Arts in the Arctic

Summer is now at its peak in the western Canadian Arctic. Around Inuvik the greenery is lush and the ditches and open areas of the delta are painted with the brilliant fuchsia of Fireweed and the crimson of Paintbrush. Fluffy white blossoms of Arctic Cotton fill the low lying wet areas and little blue and pink blossoms cover the tundra as far as the eye can see. It would take a master painter to conjure a palette with such an endless variety of color. Continue reading Nature and the Arts in the Arctic

Pastor’s Letter for June

Pastor’s Letter for June

The last of the large snow piles left behind from the clearing of the church parking lot are slowly seeping into the ground, the ice road to Tuktoyaktuk is no more and the ice pans jumbled on the river bank during breakup are almost gone. The sun is now up and will be for the next month, circling the horizon 24 hours… Continue reading Pastor’s Letter for June