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How they've always done it: Though the technology has advanced, placer mining hasn't changed a whole lot since the days of the Klondike gold rush. Photo provided by the Glenbow Archives, NA-4033-1

Old Job, New Tricks

Nearly 120 years after the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon's placer miners are still going strong

November 2015 Eva Holland
Expanding horizons: Capstone Mining's Minto copper mine is getting bigger. Photo courtesy of Capstone Mining

The Mining Report: And Then There Was One

It's been a rough year for Yukon's producing mines

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
Gold production at Meadowbank, outside of Baker Lake, Nunavut. Photo by Angela Gzowski/Up Here

The Mining Report: Expand Your Mine, Man

Life or death decisions at Ekati and Meadowbank

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
Nunavut's only inland community. Photo by Hannah Eden

Baker Lake

Nunavut's thriving mining town (that doesn't look like a mining town at all)

November 2015 Daniel Campbell
Curtis Overholt takes a break at the TerraX Minerals exploration site about 20 kilometres outside of Yellowknife. Photo by Hannah Eden

The Mining Report: Who's Next?

Keep an eye on these junior exploration companies. PLUS: Holding pattern: Tough markets slow down...

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
Hope Bay is eternal: More than 25 years after drills first started turning on the Kitikmeot tundra, Hope Bay is close to realizing its golden potential. Photo courtesy TMAC Resources

The Mining Report: Hope Bay Gets Its Shine Back

The Kitikmeot's on-again, off-again gold project is very much on

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
Jean Marie River, population 60, is nestled along the shore of the Mackenzie River, in the Dehcho region of the NWT. Photo by Herb Mathisen

The Mining Report: Park Strife

The NWT weighs conservation versus development. And a park near Jean Marie River might prove its...

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
The Northern fibre loop. Courtesy Northwestel

Out of the Loop

The odd timing of the Yukon's fibre line announcement

October 2015 Herb Mathisen
Sweetest Kulu, a tender poem written by Iqaluit's Celina Kalluk, is a top-seller. Artwork courtesy of Inhabit Media

Letters From Home

A small Iqaluit publisher is learning how to tell Inuit stories

October 2015 Herb Mathisen
Protesters take to the Yellowknife streets to oppose fracking in the Northwest Territories. Photo by Hannah Eden

The C-Word: Consultation

It’s confusing. It’s controversial. But for miners looking to develop the next mega-project or...

September 2015 Herb Mathisen