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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
Playing Santa on the Distant Early Warning Line
September 2016
Fred Carmichael's flying career has spanned seven decades. Photo courtesy Fred Carmichael
How the North's first aboriginal pilot got his wings
September 2016