A series of coins celebrating the Arctic.
One is on the animals in the Arctic. Just coming out is The $20 Ag Arctc Fox, and $35 Au from the "Master of the Tundra" series. The frozen tundra is no match for the fox. Short legs, ears and snout conserve vital energy, while thick fur and long bushy talk provide warmth while it sleeps, despite temperatures dipping to below -50C. The Ag coins sells for $85, while the Au one for $650.
Another series celebrates the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913, 100th anniversary. It is the "At the Top of the World" series. This is the Au coin showing a stylized map of the Canadian Arctic on the top. Below is a survey team on an ice floe taking research measurements. It sells for $600.
The first one, a $1 Ag coin, of this series came out a short while ago depicting depicting a dogsled.
Read more and see the coin here
Climate Change Evidence:
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The North Poll: How well do you know Canada's Arctic?
Do Northerners live in igloos? Are there penguins in the Arctic? Is Yellowknife the capital of the
ukon? It's a running joke in the North: friends and family in Canada's south actually ask us these outrageous questions. So, after decades of feeling misunderstood or just plain ignored by the rest of the country, Up Here editors commissioned a national survey to see just how out of touch the provinces are with the territories.
It's called the North Poll, and the findings are, well, astonishing.
http://www.uphere.ca/files/NORTHPOLL.pdf (PDF file)