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Dawn Bartsch made her career in the Yukon. Photo courtesy Dawn Bartsch

She Was That Good

How Dawn Bartsch proved 'em all wrong

August 2016 Katie Weaver
Weldy Phipps pioneered tourism expeditions to the North Pole. Photo by Erik Charlton, (Flying to North Pole) [CC BY 2.0]

North Pole, Ho!

Weldy Phipps’s madcap tourism package

August 2016 Herb Mathisen
The Fairchild FC-2 Razorback. Photo courtesy Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

Last Of The Wild Razorbacks

Northern aviation buffs are saving a rare, abandoned bushplane from oblivion

August 2016 Katie Weaver
The Bolkhovitinov DB-A, a Soviet long-range bomber prototype, disappeared in 1937 in an experimental flight over the North Pole from Moscow to the United States. Photo: Public Domain

Lost And Never Found

Enduring mysteries of the Northern skies, from missing people to missing planes

August 2016 Tim Edwards
Photo by Jason Pineau

Change Came From The Sky

This month: The story of Arctic aviation through the decades

August 2016 Up Here
Airmail went a long way in proving that airplanes were a quick and dependable means of delivering goods. NWT Archives/Archibald Fleming Fonds/N-1979-050: 0281

Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow

Heroes turned mail-boys turned heroes once more

August 2016 Herb Mathisen
Pipsi, char traditionally dried (not smoked) in the sun, is rich in protein. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Stranger In A Strange Kitchen

A white explorer dives into the all-meat diet, 100 years before the 'Paleo' diet was a...

June 2016 Daniel Campbell
Plans from Clarence Birdseye's 1930 patent for quick-frozen fish. (Public Domain)

The Frozen Food Aisle

How the Inuit inspired the freezer, and a new era of food preservation

June 2016 Daniel Campbell
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Tastes Of The Tłįchǫ

Chewing the fat with Dene elder, raconteur and renaissance man, Joe Mackenzie

June 2016 Herb Mathisen
A Moravian missionary meets with Inuit in the mid-1700s outside of Nain, Labrador. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1986-35-1

The German Connection

How brushing up on your deutsch lessons might help you get by in Northern Labrador

May 2016 Daniel Campbell