WEBCAM: Watch polar bear migration in Churchill, Canada

Photo by Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press.Churchill, Manitoba, a town of approximately 900 people on the coast of Canada’s Hudson Bay, bills itself as the polar bear capital of the world.

Tourists from all over the world visit the community each year to board the so-called tundra buggies and get a look at the bears up close.

But now, a webcam has been set up to let people watch the bears in real time no matter where they are in the world.

The Annenberg Foundation, described on its website as a private family foundation, has made a $50,000 grant to set up the webcam.

You can view the bears on the webcam here, on the foundation’s website

They say on the site to check in between 7am and 4:30pm central time for the best viewing.

To read more about the project, check out Friday’s AP story in the Toronto Star.

Write Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project. Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

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