We got this list today, finally!! Here it is, and it’s got some pretty nice places on it! In order from west to east (that’s the order we got it in):
– Port Hardy, BC
– Castlegar, BC
– High Level, AB
– La Ronge, SK
– Churchill, MB
– Winnipeg FIC, MB – 2 positions!!
– Thunder Bay, ON
– Iqualuit, NU
– Wabush, NL
Now you just want to grab the nearest atlas or map, don’t ya!?! 🙂 Port Hardy is on the north tip of Vancouver Island; Castlegar is in the BC interior, near the US border, very nice spot; High Level is north of Grande Prairie; La Ronge is north of everything else in Saskatechewan!; You’d better know where Winnipeg is!!; Ditto for Thunder Bay; Iqualuit is on Baffin Island (used to be Frobisher Bay) – the farthest north place by far; and Wabush is in Labrador, inland, near the Quebec border.
So, we all have some thinking to do. Some people already have a pretty good idea of where they want to go, others are quite undecided. I have some ideas, but no decisions yet. High Level and La Ronge are appealing because they are driving distance to my parents (and all my family, in fact). So, they will probably be on my list. But, we have 3 choices, and I’m not sure what I will put third. We have until Monday morning to decide. We already had a short class meeting, and talked about everybody’s top pick. So far, no one wants Thunder Bay, and only 1 guy wants the Winnipeg FIC. We were very surprised to see the FIC on there, as normally, grads don’t go straight to a FIC. So, anyhoo, we’ll see how it all unfolds!!
Other than that, we had a practice test for weather obs today. It was, of course, a lot of numbers. I really started to feel like an accountant, especially when it comes to the monthly summary – just transfering numbers from one column to another, adding up columns, taking means (averages), moving them around on the page… About half the class finished the test, and I did. It was very tough, but the man giving the test, Roger, warned us that it would be. It had thunderstorms, heavy rain, heavy hail, you name it!! Tomorrow’s test should be easier, but there’s the multiple choice part to worry about, too!
Well, I should get going. I should do a bit of studying yet… Just wanted to pass on the much-anticipated list! Leave comments if ya got ’em! Take care everybody!