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​Abandoned in the midst of Great Slave Lake, the miners had just one hope: Build a boat, set sail — and pray
September 2013
Illustration by Beth Covvey
The arrival of television forever changed the North
December 2016
After the Second World War, miners and prospectors flocked to gold-rich Yellowknife and drained the town’s most precious commodity. What ensued was a uniquely Northern crisis.
During a grim yuletide on Great Slave Lake, a team of starving explorers yearn for the gift of survival
January 2011
Photo courtesy of YKDFN archives
Some of the North’s biggest “discoveries” weren’t discoveries at all
November 2016
Grandin College yearbook photos from 1967
A bishop with a vision, a residential school without abuse and a class of teenagers who would lead the North
September 2016
Chris Hadfield speaks in Budapest in May 2016—the celebrated astronaut was at one time a CF-18 pilot, testing the boundaries of the Canadian Arctic. Photo by Elekes Andor
Giving foreign borders a buzz was a routine practice of former CF-18 pilot, turned rock start astronaut Chris Hadfield
September 2016
An airship hanger in Svalbard, Norway. Photo - Public Domain
Six balloon-men disappear into the Arctic air, never to be found again
September 2016
How the United States military founded Nunavut’s capital
September 2016
Wop May during the hunt for the Mad Trapper, in 1932. Public Domain
From the Red Baron to the Mad Trapper
September 2016