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This Guy Saved Solar

Posted by on 6:43 pm in Micro-Generation, Sustainability | 0 comments

Here is another creation by man that could eventually saved or prolong our life on this great planet.  Obviously we won’t have any issues in our lifetime (minus severe weather) but generations to come are going to have a rough time living on this planet if we continue to use and abuse it as much as we do.  I am no “tree-hugging hippy” as they would say where I come from, but I am a realist.  I realize that nothing in life comes for free and that we have been mining and heating this planet up pretty quickly.  Anyways, the...

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Silver Bay Seafoods Jobs

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Silver Bay Seafoods Jobs

Silver Bay Seafoods is a salmon processing system basically.  They are an integrated processor of frozen, headed, and gutted salmon that ships all around the world.  they currently have 3 plants located in Alaska.  These plants are located in Sitka, Craig, and Valdez.  They are perfect because they are all on water for the most part.  The Valdez plant is the smallest only employing 197 people while Craig employs over 200 and Sitka over 300.  Silver Bay Seafoods has a ton of job openings for those looking to relocate to Alaska.  They have a...

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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Facility Maintenance Helper

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Prudhoe Bay, Alaska Facility Maintenance Helper

Are you looking for a little piece of solitude in the middle of no where?  This job is for you if you have some Forklift and General Maintenance experience. Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is located in far north Alaska.  So far north it borders the Arctic Ocean.  Here is what the actual job description says on their website listing: Making repairs and performing preventative maintenance is what you will do as Facilities Maintenance Helper. Assisting the Maintenance Mechanic, you will perform a variety of tasks in support of plant construction and...

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Beaver Creek, Yukon

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Beaver Creek, Yukon

Beaver Creek is another one of those oasis’ in the middle of no where along the Alaska Highway.  In fact, I am just going to let you know that if you are anywhere in the Yukon, you are in the middle of nowhere.  There are a ton of visitor centers in Beaver Creek for anyone traveling through the Yukon.  It can be really helpful no matter which way you are traveling.  Beaver Creek is home to the White River First Nations (Tribal Group) who have been prominent members of the larger First Nations group that is negotiating land deals with...

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Ibex Valley, Yukon

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Ibex Valley, Yukon

Population: 315 Elevation: 1,640ft (500m) Time Zone: Pacific (UTC -8) Website: N/A News: Probably Whitehorse News/The Internet Ibex Valley is an incorporated hamlet in the Yukon.  It really should be considered apart of Whitehorse in fact I call its the Whitehorse-Ibex Valley metroplex haha! In the winter the area is really used for outdoor recreation.  Its the perfect valley for snow-snowmobiling, dog sledding, and cross country skiing.  In the summer you will see mountain bikes, hikers, and bouldering throughout most of the area.  The...

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FasGas – The Business That Could Save Your Life

Posted by on 5:52 pm in Businesses, Gas Station, Uncategorized | 0 comments

FasGas – The Business That Could Save Your Life

Canada is the second largest country (in terms of size) in the world.  It is only slightly larger than China but China has 38 times the population.  So you can imagine how spread out things are in parts of Canada. When you are driving in the middle of no where Canada (in my opinion most places are the definition of middle of no where) a gas station or motel could mean the difference between life and death.  It’s important that you know where these service stations are just in case. As you can see there are a ton of FasGas locations out...

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Videos of Robert Campbell Highway

Posted by on 10:51 am in Roads, Robert Campbell Highway | 0 comments

Videos of Robert Campbell Highway

There is a highway, in the middle of nowhere.  You read this and you automatically think Arizona, Montana, or maybe even Saskatchewan.  I am talking about a “highway” that runs 362 miles (583km) through the middle of the Yukon.  To give you an idea as to how in the middle of no where this road really is, here is a list of “cities” with their population that this highway runs through: Carmacks, Yukon – Population: 503 Ross River, Yukon – Population: 313 Watson Lake, Yukon – Population: 802 You can see...

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Videos of the Klondike Highway

Posted by on 6:33 pm in Klondike Highway, Roads | 0 comments

Videos of the Klondike Highway

I have been trying to get a few profiles done on several of the highways in the great north. Here we have some videos of the Klondike Highway. Be sure to pay attention to not only the road conditions but the scenery also. Beautiful mountains and passes all up and down this highway. This first video was taken basically at the very beginning of the season that you want to be driving this highway. Early March is even pushing it a little. Here is a video sent in from Murray and he is driving North on the Klondike Highway from Skagway, Alaska.  As...

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BloomEnergy – The Future of Off Grid Living is the Bloom Box

Posted by on 11:04 pm in Micro-Generation, Sustainability | 0 comments

Back in 2010, BloomEnergy put out a bunch of press releases which started a micro-frenzy about Bloom Boxes.  I was one of the few people who read about them and actually did some research.  The idea is solid and if they are able to produce them on a smaller scale, could change everything.  If everyone were using these, our carbon footprint would be reduced astronomically.  Google, Kellogg, HP, San Jose Sharks, AT&T, Verizon, and so many other large companies have already implemented bloom boxes and generate a significant portion of their...

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City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska

Posted by on 11:13 am in Alaska, Cities | 0 comments

City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska

The City of Sitka Alaska has one of the more interesting backgrounds out of cities in the north.  Originally known as New Archangel it was originally settled by Tlingit people (indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America) over 10,000 years ago.  Russians settled Old Sitka back in 1799 and was governed by Alexandr Baranov.  He ran the Russian-American Company which was a trading company backed by the Russian Tsar Paul I.  There is so much history here that 22 buildings appear in the National Register of Historic Places....

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