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July 2015

The Hudson's Bay Company has faded from the Northern landscape. Mining communities commemorate their early history through theatre. As we look back at how the North has changed, we visit photo albums from the 1970s. And looking ahead, we map what it'll take to bring Nunavut online--and offer a cheeky (but educated) glimpse at the North in the year 2100. 

In This Issue

Abraham Anghik Ruben (r) with Bob Carpenter, circa 1977. Photo: Fran Hurcomb

The Historian

For decades, Abraham Anghik Ruben has recorded the old stories about how things used to be in the Arctic. But his published works aren’t volumes of print. They’re monuments of stone, ivory, bone and bronze.

By Laura Busch
Jul 22
2015

It's Changing as we Speak - Part Three

In part three of our Inuktitut series, Tim Edwards spends a year learning the language, and ends up discovering more about the place he lives

By Tim Edwards
Jul 14
2015

It's Changing as we Speak - Part Two

In part two of our Inuktitut series, Samia Madwar looks across the Bering Strait, where the language originates

By Samia Madwar
Jul 13
2015

It's Changing as we Speak - Part One

Some say Inuktitut is doomed to disappear. Others have hope. In the face of a transforming Arctic, what needs to happen for the Inuit language to survive?

By Peter Worden
Jul 10
2015
Photo courtesy of Lesley Farrow

Nunavut Day

A by-the-numbers look at Nunavut's favourite holiday

By Katie Weaver
Jul 09
2015
Bob and Kevin Daffe of Tatshenshini Expediting. CHRISTIAN KUNTZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Happily Ever Rafters

A whitewater business's smooth family handover

By Eva Holland
Jul 06
2015

Error...

Why Nunavut's Internet is failing to load

By Herb Mathisen
Jul 06
2015
The abandoned outpost of Port Leopold, built sometime in the mid-1920s, on the northeastern tip of Somerset Island in the High Arctic, was used briefly to trade fox furs. Photo: Dennis Minty

The Far Flung Corners of the Empire

Relics of the Hudson's Bay Company still stand across the North, though many buildings that were once havens are being retaken by the wilderness

By Up Here
Jul 03
2015
ATVs are a common form of transportation here. Photo: Paul Aningat

Arviat On the Up and Up

It's got tourism, population, a great reputation--it just needs more jobs

By Peter Worden
Jul 03
2015
TESSA MACINTOSH

The Little Picture

Northern history as seen through family photo albums

By Samia Madwar
Jul 03
2015