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Candice Lys, left, and Nancy MacNeill are FOXY's founders. The costume-filled suitcase, known as Ruby, is a staple in their workshops. Photo by Hannah Eden
They lure teenagers with free pizza. They listen to them. Let them swear if they want to. They answer questions about sex, relationships, health and politics. And that's how Candice Lys and Nancy MacNeill are helping the North's youth face the world.
December 2015
Jim Fowler with his wife Jacquelin in 2009, with the Yukon's Tagish Lake in the background. Photo courtesy of Gord Yakimow
A dirge for Jim Fowler, who lived for the great Yukon outdoors
November 2015
If you're invited to dance during a Baker Lake community event at 1:00 a.m., how can you say no? Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here
Lessons from a late night dance session in Baker Lake
November 2015
What would you endure for a rare plot of land in the Northern wilderness?
November 2015
Fort Liard's ball diamond, where you have to dodge the bison patties in the outfield. Photo by Samia Madwar
Catching heat in Fort Liard--and loving it
November 2015
Illustration by Monika Melnychuk
Back in California, his biggest worry was his kids getting too much sun. But when Zac Unger moved his wife and children to Churchill, Manitoba, they had to adapt to a furry, four-legged danger, and accept a scary fact: that in the Arctic, polar bears are part of the family.
April 2013
Illustration by Beth Covvey
Shapeshifters, a haunted hotel, the echoes of past wars—here’s what happens in the North when the sun goes down.
October 2015
Wesley Hardisty performs at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. Photo: Angela Gzowski
Fiddling and dancing have entertained Northerners for the past two centuries. But in this age of constant distraction, will music survive?
October 2015
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
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.
December 2014
Butchering is a family event on the river banks, with children playing, watching and learning. Photo Peter Mather
Most years the porcupine caribou cross the Dempster. When they do, there's a harvest. Is this a healthy continuation of the old ways, or hi-tech slaughter?
June 2014