-45c in Inuvik, Canada

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Good morning Inuvik. Photo: Eilis Quinn, Radio Canada International.Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

Weather: Sunny, brutally cold

Today, I spent the morning just outside of downtown Inuvik with a local dog musher. The idea was to interview her about caring for and running a dog team and to do a series of photographs illustrating a typical day with the dogs.

The sun came up just beore 9am. Beautiful and sunny. Just perfect for photographs.

Until I got outside and…. Yikes! -45c. It seemed managable at the time. But after taking out the camera and snapping just a few photographs, the metal of the camera was so cold it burned the skin through my gloves.

That was six hours ago. 

I’d write more now but my finger tips are still red and burning…. ouch.

Write to Eilis Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a 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 violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

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

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."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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