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JULY/AUGUST 2019

PHOTO BY CATHIE ARCHBOULD

The July/August issue has whale snot, polar bear costumes, KFC, and more of the weirdest research projects happening across the North. Also in this issue, we take a tour of CHARS' Arctic experiment, dig up the dirt on NWT's lack of paleontology protection, and uncover the origins of the red boat of Apex. Plus, Nunavut beer, golf-course ravens, and your need-to-know guide for the territories' summer festival season.

In This Issue

PHOTO BY BETH BROWN

The Red Boat Of Apex

How two sister lifeboats from a fated survey vessel found forever homes in Nunavut.

By Beth Brown
Jul 16
2019
Berger with his polar bear cosplay suit. COURTESY COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Going To Extremes

Joel Berger dresses up as a bear to get closer to muskoxen.

By Katharine Sandiford
Jul 15
2019
PHOTOS BY JEREMY WARREN

CHARS’ Arctic Experiment

Taking a tour of Canada’s newest Northern research station.

By Jeremy Warren
Jul 12
2019
The Moose Horn Pass caribou fence has seen better days, but still stands. Courtesy Gary Beckhusen

A Study In Tree Time

Rings within white spruce offer a temporal fingerprint for the Moose Horn Pass caribou fence.

By Jacob Boon
Jul 10
2019
The iconic KFC sign comes down in 2015 after 47 years in business. PHOTO BY PAT KANE

RIP KFC

Researchers study the public reaction when Yellowknife’s favourite fried chicken flew the coop.

By Jacob Boon
Jul 09
2019
Lions and tigers and...walrus? DFO scientists were surprised to see this guy floating on an ice floe so high North. Courtesy David Yurkowski

Walrus Paparazzi

In-flight photography looks at marine mammals in the last ice area.

By Beth Brown
Jul 05
2019
Justine Hudson waits for some whale snot samples. COURTESY JUSTINE HUDSON

Snot For Science

How do you test Hudson Bay whales for stress? Wait for a beluga to blow its nose. Gesundheit.

By Jacob Boon
Jul 04
2019
COURTESY NORMA KASSI

“Nothing About Us Will Be Without Us”

Indigenous scholar Norma Kassi on a new era of research in the North.

By Beth Brown
Jul 03
2019
COURTESY JULIUS CSOTONYI. PHOTOS COURTESY PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE

Palaeontology Isn’t Protected In The NWT

And with climate change melting permafrost, that means history could be lost.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Jul 02
2019