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14 people lost their lives on the job in the North last year, the highest number in a decade – CBC

Apr 25, 2022

COVID-19 contributes to record number of worker deaths across the North in 2021

When news broke of Markus Dyck’s death, it rocked not only the small Nunavut community where he lived but the entire international research community.

“It rocketed around the world, the news, and just disbelief and shock really hit everybody,” researcher and Dyck’s former colleague Andre Derocher said at the time.

Living and working in Igloolik, Nunavut, the scientist had dedicated his life to working with polar bears.

That work would ultimately cost him his life.

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