The Fan Hitch PostScript
Number 6, posted
May 2020
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From the Editor: PostScript – From Famine to Feast

F.I.D.O.: From the Other Side of the World to Qimmiq Territory

Oh, those dog commands!

Dogs – One of the many reasons I loved them

Wally Herbert’s dogs – the Norwegian connection

Nansen Sledge Production

Langsomt på Svalbard (Slowly on Svalbard) Deferred for One Year

Book Review: QIMMEQ The Greenland Sled Dog

Siu-Ling Han Memorial Scholarship
The Trip of a Lifetime

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In the News….

“The trip of a lifetime”

“ 'The trip of a lifetime': 2 Inuk men relive old ways in spring polar bear hunt” is a May 1, 2020 story written by Pauline Pemik for CBC North. It is way too good not to share in this issue of PostScript! In it Ms Pemik details, “Best friends from Igloolik travelled by dog team, fulfilling childhood dreams.” 

Although this was a recent adventure, it could well have taken place centuries ago. In it Iglulik close friends, Terry Uyarak and Jonah Qaunaq, detail their polar bear hunting experience with reverence for their other partners, their dogs.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has strict copyright rules. Even if I didn’t anticipate a lengthy response time to my request for permission to reproduce it here, they do charge for that privilege. While fully respecting copyright laws, spending money on reproduction rights is something The Fan Hitch does not consider a high priority use of our funds. Fortunately CBC does permit links to their stories and I hope you enjoy it here.