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‘LOST ON THE ICE-CAP’ BY Albert Operti/University of Toronto library Reproduction

The Franklin Ghosts

A spooky, supernatural and spectral history of the lost Arctic expedition

November 2018 Shane McCorristine
Mountie in wellies: Bill White, in the foreground, aboard the RCMP ship, St. Roch, in the 1930s. The straight-shooting, no-B.S. White is the subject of Mountie in Mukluks. Vancouver Maritime Museum

Bill White: Trapper Sailor Fighter Cop

A closer look at one of the stranger books in the Arctic canon—and why its author would do things...

September 2018 Tim Edwards

A Perverse Need for Order

Tied for third place in the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction

May 2018 Antoine Mountain
Dahria Beatty is one of three Yukoners on the Olympic cross-country ski team who raced at the AWGs. Photo courtesy of Pam Doyle.

An Olympics Of The North

The Arctic Winter Games bring together athletes and artists from the circumpolar North for a week...

March 2018 Herb Mathisen
The bell of HMS Erebus. Photo courtesy Thierry Boyer/Parks Canada

Closing In On Franklin

How Inuit history and underwater archaeology are combining to piece together the Arctic’s most...

January 2018 Elaine Anselmi
Captain Owen Stanley’s watercolour painting ‘Arctic Amusements’ captures the revelry of Christmas aboard HMS Terror in 1836.

Cross-dressing, Feasts and Fun

For crewmembers on early Arctic expeditions, Christmas was a time like no other

December 2017 Shane McCorristine
Photo courtesy Royal Newfoundland Regiment

The Inuk Sniper

John Shiwak of Labrador was a top marksman in WWI

November 2017 Herb Mathisen
Permanent wood piles replace a temporary pontoon bridge on the Alaska Highway. Photo courtesy of Yukon Archives, R.A. Cartter fonds #1498

It Takes A War

How southern reactions to international conflicts are responsible for the look of much of the...

August 2017 Elaine Anselmi
Crowds assemble on Treaty Day in Fort Rae, NWT, in the 1930s. Photo courtesy of Glenbow Museum NA-3844-58

A Tale Of Two Worlds: The North 150 Years Later

Seven moments when the North's relationship with Canada fundamentally changed

July 2017 Up Here
A bowhead whale bone on Deadman’s Island marks the grave of a whaler who died in the 1880s. Photo by Paul Souders/Worldfoto

The Curse Of Marble Island

And how its bloody history could become a blessing

June 2017 Kassina Ryder