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April/May 2018

Ever wondered how healthcare works in a place where airplanes replace ambulances? In our April/May issue we talk to the people who make sure Northerners—coming from cities connected by highways and communities only reachable by air and water—get the care they need. Spoiler alert: it's not easy.

We also talk to Yellowknife cartoonist and author Alison McCreesh about her latest project, a series of postcards she illustrated on a trip around the Circumpolar North. It turns out, parts of Russia and Greenland have a lot in common with the Canadian North. And in the Yukon, we follow a new paddling trend: boats that fit in a backpack.

There's a lot more inside, so don't miss this issue.

In This Issue

Courtesy Petter Jacobsen

Those Who Know

The Bathurst caribou herd once numbered 500,000 and in less than two generations, that’s fallen to 20,000. A new study, with Tłįchǫ elders taking the lead, is looking for a reason.

By Brad Badelt
May 28
2018

Full Circle

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

By Catherine Lafferty
May 25
2018
"Why must I be a western tanager in love?"                                                    BACKGROUND PHOTO FRAN HURCOMB

Spring Is For The Birders

Here's why you should pack binoculars for your trip to Yellowknife.

By Elaine Anselmi
May 22
2018

A Perverse Need for Order

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

By Antoine Mountain
May 18
2018

Book Reviews

Exploring the North through fiction, history and memoir

By Kate Covello
May 16
2018
COURTESY CONUNDRUM PRESS

Around The North In 180 Days

Alison McCreesh's latest book is a look at daily life in many Norths.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
May 14
2018

The Bird

Runner up for the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction

By Jamesie Fournier
May 11
2018
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Really Full Service

The day Eagle Plains became one of the Yukon's biggest towns

By Elaine Anselmi
May 09
2018
HIKING A PASS BETWEEN THE KLUANE’S DUKE AND DONJEK RIVERS. Photo courtesy of Paul Burbidge.

A Packrafter's Paradise

Northerners are discovering the joys that come with a boat that fits in a bag.

By Karen McColl
May 07
2018
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Stuck In The Overflow

What to do when your Ski-Doo becomes a Sea-Doo

By Dwayne Wohlgemuth
May 03
2018