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December 2014

December 2014

UpHere's 2014 Northerner of the Year is Louie Kamookak, a man who's been on a 40 year quest to solve the Franklin Mystery for himself and for his people. Also this month, The North's RCMP's effort to restore their tainted image, Inqualuit's top comedians, and why the Northwest Territories needs a new name.

In This Issue

Must be something in the water

A night of unsolved mysteries on the shores of Great Bear Lake

By Tim Edwards
Jul 30
2016
Sergeant Dave Wallace, now based out of Whitehorse, still delivers mail and medication to some camps outside of the Yukon's communities, just like the RCMP did in the territory's younger days. Photo Daren Gallo

Rebuilt. Chauffeur. Mend. Police.

A century ago, the RCMP delivered mail and babies in the North, and kept people in line. But a dark stage in their history means cops today don't just have to keep the peace, they have to make it.

By Genesee Keevil
Dec 22
2014
Louie Kamookak, Up Here's Northerner of the Year for 2014. Photo Riley Veldhuizen

If Any Living Inuk Knew

Louie Kamookak has been on a 40-year quest to solve the Franklin mystery—for himself and for his people.

By Ashleigh Gaul
Sep 09
2014