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challenging environment of Canadian Arctic
by MeLinda Schnyder
 Polar Lifeline
Keewatin Air and King Air B200s tackle
January in Northern Canada is extreme: 24 hours of darkness throughout most of the region, constant wind and several weeks of daily temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also not unusual for the wind chill to drop temperatures as cold as minus 65 degrees during this month, which is one of the busiest for air ambulance provider Keewatin Air LP.
It’s typically a busy start to the year for the Winnipeg-based company that will register 10,000 annual flight hours serving residents and travelers in the province of Manitoba and the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut – an area comprising 1,058,000 square miles, nearly four times the area of Texas.

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