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Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake, Nunavut. All images courtesy of Agnico Eagle.

Agnico Eagle's Big Bet

The company's taken a $1 billion loss on Meadowbank, Nunavut’s lone operating gold mine, which...

April 2015 Herb Mathisen
Garry Beattie warms up his Thiokol Spryte Snowcat one chilly morning. He takes it everywhere and anywhere around Cambridge Bay. Photo by Herb Mathisen

A Town on the Move

With construction booming, Cambridge Bay deals with its growing pains

February 2015 Herb Mathisen
Workers erect one of the four 2.3-megawatt turbines now churning out energy at the Diavik diamond mine in the NWT. Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto (DDM)

Taking Back the Power

Here’s how some businesses are setting a new energy bar

February 2015 Eva Holland, Herb Mathisen, Tim Edwards
Bill Lyall has been the face of the co-op movement for going on on 40 years. Photo by Herb Mathisen

The Co-operative

Bill Lyall’s life’s work bridges the old times with the new times

February 2015 Herb Mathisen
Illustration by Carl Wiens.

The State of the Economies

Nunavut keeps growing at a dizzying pace; the Northwest Territories wants to know why you left;...

January 2015 Herb Mathisen
Pingos dot the landscape along the road winding south out of Tuktoyaktuk. Ryan Yakeleya, an E. Gruben's employee, drives a grader toward the Tuk-Inuvik highway worksite. Photo by Angela Gzowski

Making The High Road

There's a highway being built to the Arctic Ocean. Finally, the national dream of 'coast...

December 2013 Tim Edwards
Photo by Angela Gzowski

Reinventing The Press

Northern newspapers are surviving and even thriving in the Internet age

July 2013 Herb Mathisen
Photo by Dave Brosha

ARCHIVES: The Murders In The Mine

Eighteen months on the picket line. Thirty-eight kilos of explosives. Nine men dead. 20 years...

September 2012 Katherine Laidlaw