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June Issue

The midnight sun takes over the June issue of Up Here magazine, and the land and waters we write about.

We’ve got solstice celebrations and a look at just what 24 hours of sunlight does to people, plants and animals.

We also travel out to Marble Island, near Rankin Inlet, where a legendary curse lives up to its hype. And from the photography department, we bring you a feature from inside a taxidermist’s shop in Yellowknife.

 

 

In This Issue

Illustration by Beth Covvey

Honing My Craft

Or how I failed a driving test on a wide-open lake

By Elaine Anselmi
Jun 27
2017
Photo courtesy of Philippa Ootoowak

The Accidental Archivist

Meet Philippa Ootoowak—Pond Inlet's nurse-turned-librarian-turned-archivist

By Eva Holland
Jun 23
2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey

What Does 24 Hours Of Light Do To Animals?

It’s a time of non-stop foraging, flirting and feasting—northern fauna get while the getting's good

By Elaine Anselmi
Jun 16
2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey

What Does 24 Hours Of Light Do To Plants?

The midnight sun is great for growing veggies, but not so good for the trees in the forest

By Elaine Anselmi
Jun 14
2017

Life After Death

Behind the scenes of a Northern taxidermy workshop

By Hannah Eden
Jun 12
2017

Craft Brew Blues

It's hard to find a good beer in Iqaluit

By Beth Brown
Jun 09
2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey

What Does 24 Hours Of Light Do To People?

Human beings are biologically and culturally rooted to day and night in ways that don’t work

By Tim Edwards
Jun 09
2017
A bowhead whale bone on Deadman’s Island marks the grave of a whaler who died in the 1880s. Photo by Paul Souders/Worldfoto

The Curse Of Marble Island

And how its bloody history could become a blessing

By Kassina Ryder
Jun 07
2017
Montana Mountain is home to more than 65 kilometres of world-class mountain bike trail. Photo by Derek Crowe

Two Wheels And A Dream

How to build a world-class team of mountain bike trail-builders in a remote corner of the North

By Herb Mathisen
Jun 05
2017
Photo courtesy Shane Andre

The Solar Expedition

For half the year, the North has bottomless potential for renewable energy. And then the lights go out

By Elaine Anselmi
Jun 01
2017