To clarify things a bit.
I was born and raised in Timmins Ontario -- about 300 miles south of James Bay - great Moose, partridge and duck hunting as well as the finest fishing around if you like walleye, Great Northern Pike, Muskelunge, whitefish, mudpout and other game fish.
When I enlisted in the military, boot camp was in Cornwallis Nova Scotia, then off the Kingston Ontario - Fort Henry is there, for my trades training. Then I got posted for 3 yers to Inuvik NWT - up on the McKenzie Delta - close to the border with Alaska. -- Fairbanks was down south
During my tour in Inuvik I got posted for 6 months to CFS Alert. Look for Ellesmere Island on a map of Canada - then look for Thule Greenland. About 1600 miles north-west of Thule on the very tip of Ellesmere Island is Alert.....
Did 6 months in Ottawa and left the military as my then wife could not handle the cold and wanted to go back to California. She was from LA. Sooo - went stateside for awhile. Could not handle 85degrees at Christmas and no snow - so came back. Re-enlisted. Did 2 years in Ottawa (married Emilie during that time), did another 6 month tour of CFS Alert.
We got posted to Lahr Germany in 83 to 85. Back to Ottawa and then off to CFS Carp - the Diefenbunker - which was Canada's home for the politicians should the Ruskies decide to nuke us -- ah yeah right
It was after almost 2 years in Carp that I said nuff was nuff and I retired from the Forces and moved here. Been here ever since.
Btw., I much prefer it here. Slower pace, and I got Cubs