A Lateral Move Across the North

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Well, readers ... I have good news and bad news. Bad news is that soon, you won't be graced with my ramblings about life in the high Arctic. No more will you get to read my stories about water shortages, freezing door knobs, soccer games at 2am or crazy stories from school. 

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!


12 comments:

Megan said...

Very exciting. I've already subscribed to your new site.

Kennie said...

hehe :-) my first new stalker! :-D

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

Hello neighbour!!

Kennie said...

Hello! I can already imagine the trouble we are going to get into.

Way Way Up said...

Congrats! I have to admit to being quite envious.

Lindsay Niedzielski said...

Congrats and good luck with the move!

down south said...

So proud of you! And I will come to visit in Yukon.
PS: I like your new header.

jen said...

I'll be reading your new blog too Kennie! You make sure to tell them Yukoners where the "true north" is lol!

Kennie said...

LOL - got that right. .. when they start whining about how cold it it (ahem - Kara :-) ) I'll just sit there and go "so? this is cold? HA! Try -60 and darkness for 5 months!" (hehehehe!)

Jackie S. Quire said...

I have a friend in Ross River!! Her hubby is with the RCMP there, you'll have to say hi for me!

Mystery Guest said...

Well, sorry I won't be able to go with you. You see, I came to your blog because I am trying to meet people (preferably natives) from Nunavut, and thereabouts. Anyway, are there any native speakers of Inuktitut who blog? Maybe they blog in french?

Mystery Guest

Kennie said...

Hello Mystery Guest ... I don't know of any who blog in Inuktitut from Arctic Bay .. there might be some from other communities (Clare over at The House and Other Arctic Musings might know of some).

i know that there are a couple of French bloggers in Iqaluit, but they are southerners ....