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December 2018

Our December issue delves into a changing North—from Tuktoyaktuk’s shoreline slowly falling into the ocean to warming Northern air and its effect on weather patterns across the country. And we take a look at the Greenland shark, a species that can live for more than 200 years. If sharks could talk, what would they tell us about the changes they’ve seen.

We also showcase our 2018 Northerners of the Year, the Yellowknife Women’s Society. Read about this group of tireless advocates that has spent 30 years listening to women and getting things done.

In This Issue

A Weakened Jet Stream

How the Arctic figures in southern fires and floods

By Elaine Anselmi
Jan 16
2019
Pitseolak Drawing with Two Girls on Her Bed, 2006 Coloured pencil and ink on paper 51 x 66 cm. Private collection. Courtesy Goose Lane/McMichael Canadian Art Collection

“They’ve Never Seen Anything Like It”

The enduring popularity of artist Annie Pootoogook

By Jeremy Warren
Jan 10
2019
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Brains On Ice

How space hoses and glacier snuggies could keep the Earth cool

By Elaine Anselmi
Jan 07
2019
PHOTOS COURTESY KELLY STUMPF/COLT CANADA; JOESALTER.COM

A Tale Of Two Rifles

The Canadian Rangers are getting a new rifle. How does it compare to the workhorse Lee-Enfield .303?

By Jeremy Warren
Jan 03
2019

The Ultimate Survivor

Greenland sharks live for centuries, but we have no idea how the changing planet affects them

By Herb Mathisen
Dec 28
2018

Back In Time

An old pocket watch offers a glimpse of Yellowknife's early days

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Dec 28
2018
Illustration by Beth Covvey

A Touching Note

An impromptu violin concert 52 years in the making

By Herb Mathisen
Dec 26
2018

Vanishing Point

Living with the consequences of climate change in Tuktoyaktuk

By Weronika Murray
Dec 19
2018
Illustration by Beth Covvey

The Timber Queen

How one woman built the perfect place to live, and love followed.

By Elaine Anselmi
Dec 18
2018
ENCORE: Allan Benjamin is a cartoonist, competitive racer, Canadian Ranger and fiddler. Photo by Weronika Murray

In His Prime

Old Crow's Allan Benjamin isn't slowing down any time soon

By Elaine Anselmi
Dec 13
2018