Category : Alert

Baffin, Unorganized

In half a month, I’ll be leaving my home here in the Kawartha Lakes (Population: 73,000  Area: 3,083km2) and boarding a C-130 Hercules bound for the sprawling and bureaucratically-named census district of Baffin, Unorganized (Population: 5  Area: 988,309km2) at the northern tip of Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada.  Ellesmere Island, specifically.  Frozen nine months of the year, dark from October through February, and light from March to September, when the sun does a slow, off-kilter circle around the horizon.  […]