After much debate, and thinking, and weighing the pros and cons, sadly, I am leaving Arctic Bay at the end of this school year. It's been a wild and wacky two years here in the high North and I don't think I could have asked for a better experience (or induction to teaching - I think I can handle pretty much anything now).
Good news is that you will now (well.. soon) be able to read all about my ramblings about life in central Yukon. Soon you will hear about life with trees, bears, and moose .. and quite possibly, my washing machine attacking me. In mid August, I will begin my trek across Canada up to Yukon where I've recently accepted a permanent/continuing teaching position of grade 5/6 in Ross River.
It's going to be a year of changes for Kennie, going from the high North to central Yukon where I can get satellite reception, where my satellite radio even works and where there are trees .. and quite possibly mosquitoes. But I will also miss the high North of Arctic Bay and all of the wonderful people that I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from. Make sure to give me a ring if you make it to Yukon!
Do not worry readers, I will still be here on Tales from the Arctic for a while ... but starting in August, you can start following me and life in rural Yukon over on Tales from the Yukon. Hope to see you all over there!