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Amazing Adventures of Larry and Mark part 12

 

NUNAVUT TOWN COUNCIL HALL 

 

 

Back in town, Clarence took us to visit the Town Council Hall.  Each town in Nunavut is run by a town council.

 

 

Here's Mark, with the picture of Councilor Clarence, our guide, on the wall behind him.

 

 

The room is filled with local crafts of all kinds, with the wolf at its center.

 

 

The flag of Cambridge Bay, showing the Arctic Char, the midnight sun, the inlet, and the loran tower.

 

 

 

We took a walk down the street to the local market.  It looked a lot like any small market, sort of.

The fresh milk was $11/gallon, and a peach cost $3.50 each.  In the middle of the deep, dark, cold

winter, very little fresh food makes its way up here.

 

 

We took a two minute walk to the outskirts of town.  We visited their golf course.  Many Pebbles Golf Course: you play on

the arctic tundra, with “greens” made of sand and every golf shot is from an “unplayable lie.”  This isn't the road to the

course.  This IS the golf course!  I think I'd pit these local golfers against anyone in the world at playing from a

difficult position.  It's all difficult there!

 

 

It was thanks to the Cold War that Cambridge Bay grew into the administrative centre it is today. In 1955, the town

became the key transport and supply centre for the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line radar stations in the area.

The DEW line was a string of radar stations stretching thousand of kilometers through the Canadian and American

Arctic to detect bombers coming from the U.S.S.R. While most of the sites have long since closed, the one at

Cambridge Bay remains as part of Canada's more modern North Warning System.

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Old golf balls never die - they're turned into radar towers.-

 If we'd gotten any closer,  you never would have seen us again.

 

 

I think Santa Claus would think twice before stopping on this roof!

 

 

More Coming!

 

Larry Reich

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