The COVID-19 pandemic landed hard on the mineral exploration community in March. It left carefully laid plans for 2020 in tatters and a sense of the future entirely uncertain. Will junior miners make it to the other side intact? They just might.
PHOTO BY CATHIE ARCHBOULD
How a storyteller and an astronomer named five of the ringed planet’s satellites after Inuit legends.
ILLUSTRATION BY BETH COVVEY
Fifty years ago, we watched the birth of the Dene Nation. We were a scrappy bunch of rebels trying to protect what was ours. This is the story of how a great northern people took control of its destiny.
PHOTO BY TESSA MACINTOSH
It’s known as Tinde’e, Tucho and Tu Nedhé. Settlers named it Great Slave Lake. It’s the deepest lake in North America and the second-largest (after Great Bear Lake) within Canada’s borders. For the people living here these waters are indescribable.
Photo By Pat Kane
Lockdowns. Closures. Lost sales. Lost production. The North may have skirted the worst health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. The economy is another story.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ANGICO EAGLE MINES LTD