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Herb Mathisen

Henry Hudson, the English explorer, is remembered by the gigantic bay that goes by his name. Small consolation for having been mutinied by his crew in 1611, set adrift and left to die on the shores of James Bay.
A history of Western imperialism as seen through the Arctic Archipelago’s place names
March 2017
Photo courtesy Iqqaumavara
Despite it all, Grise Fiord’s Larry Audlaluk still flies the flag for Canada
March 2017
Photo by Hannah Eden
What to pack and where to pack it—to stay alive
February 2017
Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force
How search and rescue works in Canada’s most inhospitable clime
February 2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey
How a floating home can sink under the weight of paperwork
January 2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey
The arrival of television forever changed the North
December 2016
Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin
Will blimps really save the North?
December 2016
Photo by Richard Hartmier
The territory’s preeminent gold-finder is stoked on the Yukon’s current prospects.
November 2016
Shawn Ryan. Photo by Chris Healey
Shawn Ryan launched one Yukon gold rush. He's ready to do it again
November 2016
Hey, at least 2016 wasn’t as depressing as the last two years!
November 2016