During World War II, the Canadian Government housed over 34,000 German Prisoners of War in 25 camps across Canada. Camps for refugees were already in existence before the POWs arrived. There was such great urgency to find places for these people that in both cases the settlement happened before the terms of agreement had been signed with Great Britain.
November 25th at 10:29 pm Fidel Castro took his last breath, much to the sorrow of those who benefited from his life’s work — the citizens of Cuba. He was 90 years old and had held the responsibility of his citizens in his hands from 1959 until his illness in 2006 when he turned over the presidency to his brother. He was a benevolent dictator.
It began with a floatplane ride from Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing in southwestern Yukon. We flew over the Alaska Highway, a ribbon of concrete cutting through the bush and tundra of the Burwash Uplands. We crossed the Duke River reflecting blue from the clear sky and then followed Burwash Creek to its mouth.
After a boisterous and animated greeting from the Nahanni National Park’s welcoming committee, we quickly hauled our gear from the plane and made camp for the night so we could get the latest gossip about the Cirque of the Unclimbables, our destination above Glacier Lake.