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Goodbye to Nunavut!

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Well, folks… I am interrupting my usual flow of posts for something of a major announcement…

At the moment this post appears, I will be taking off from Iqaluit airport for the very last time. This past June, I closed out my law practice and resigned from the bar, hanging up my barrister’s gown 29 years to the very day after being first admitted.

I have been living up here in the north for just over 19 years and, while it has, on the whole, been a terrific experience, I decided I would not make it a full 30 years in practice but, instead, speed up my plan to retire down south and once again live somewhere with trees. Accordingly, after a brief sojourn in Ottawa for a few days, I will continue on to Halifax Nova Scotia to begin the next phase of my existence.

I am not sure if I will permanently settle in Halifax (although it is a very nice city), but I am going to spend a little while there to reacquaint myself with the place as I look around and decide on whatever comes next. I may look for something more rural, but close to Halifax, or I may even go further afield.

Anyway, I have scheduled enough posts to keep me going until the end of November, and I have enough material to end out the year. However, I have also decided that I am going to re-invent my blogging life as well as my day-to-day one and, sometime in December, I expect I will be making some sort announcement along those lines. Stay tuned …


I am a lawyer by profession and my practice is Criminal... I mean, I specialize in Criminal law. My work involves travelling on Court circuits to remote Arctic communities. In between my travels I write a Food blog at

7 thoughts on “Goodbye to Nunavut!

  1. Congrats on your uprooting to warmer climes. I’m sure your culinary efforts will only increase with access to a more abundant food supply. Cheers, Tim

  2. While like you, I always was a big fan of Alaska and BC, maybe a warmer climate will be good for your bones at this stage of your life. 🙂
    Maybe a veggie garden ? 🙂
    Congrats on the big move !

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