I want to apologize for the long absence between posts. Let me tell you a bit about what I have been doing. I graduated from university in 2012, then spent a year teaching in Bangkok, Thailand. After I returned, I headed north with my spouse to Shamattawa, Manitoba, for another teaching job. Now I am back in southern Manitoba and want to catch up. I have had quite a few adventures exploring Canada since my last post.
|Perimeter Aviation Flies into Shamattawa Daily, Weather Permitting, and Calm Air is used for Charter Flights.|
|The Band Office and the Northern Store.|
|Exploring the Abandoned Hull of an Airplane that Crashed in a Storm.|
|Bringing Groceries Home by Toboggan.|
The main institutions of Shamattawa are the Northern, the Band Office, the RCMP station, the Nurse's station, the airport, Abraham Beardy Memorial School, AWASIS, and several churches. For recreation most people look to the great outdoors for hiking and fishing, or other activities. Most locals have ATVs and snowmobiles for everyday use, as well as leisure.
|Hiking Near the Popular Fishing Spot, Whiskey Point.|
If you like dogs, there are lots that will be happy to be your best friend. They also might be helpful if you encounter any local wildlife. The area is home to several very large black bears, as well as wolves, wolverines, geese, caribou, and moose. Occasionally, a polar bear may wander through, if it is really lost. However, if you are looking for polar bears, you should probably set your sights on Churchill!
|Black Bear at the Local Dump.|
|Walking on the River with our Dog Companions.|
|Fly-in Santa and Mrs. Claus Give Gifts at the Airport.|
|The New School Being Built.|
|ABMS opened in 1989. Before that Students Attended Residential Schools.|