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July/August 2018

It's our summer issue, so we head out to cabin country to see what these eclectic and cozy getaways look like in the North. And we also bring you a guide to Northern homes—buildings can look a little different up here and we explain why.

New technology is allowing scientists to take stock of the different animals that use lakes and rivers, requiring only a water sample. This could have major impacts on our understanding of ecosystems and how they're changing, so we take a feature look at this technology, how it's being deployed and how Northerners are involved. We also talk to a few people that have some of the worst summer jobs around, and yet, seem to love them.

In This Issue

Buff-breasted sandpiper. Photo by courtesy Ronan Dugan

Save The Sandpiper's Dance

How climate change is destroying one bird's tundra dance floor

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Jul 11
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Worst. Jobs. Ever?

You spend months at a time getting swarmed by bugs, or chasing fire, or being stalked by wolves. For some intrepid Northerners, that’s just about the best way to spend a summer.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Jul 05

Rush Hour

Our Arctic Moment for July/August

By Up Here
Jul 03
Luminous Char by Kenojuak Ashevak. Image courtesy Art Gallery of Ontario

Sharing Their Gifts

A new exhibit invites you to experience the worlds created by Kenojuak Ashevak and Tim Pitsiulak

By Elaine Anselmi
Jun 12