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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 JIMMY THOMSON

Niki Mckenzie and Jared Bihun are the (Culinary) Wild Ones

With caribou rillettes, grated bison heart and foraged herbs, these chefs are creating ambitious food.

By Jimmy Thomson
Aug 28
2019
PHOTO BY JIMMY THOMSON

How To Grind Out a Business With Matthew Grogono

How a small protest to prove a point about recycling led to a business that practices and teaches the art of turning old bottles into decorative glasses.

By Jimmy Thomson
Aug 26
2019
PHOTO BY STEVE DUCHARME

20 Years of Trash, Recycling, And Remarkable Art

Step inside Northern Collectibles and discover an overflowing world of wonder.

By Beth Brown
Aug 23
2019
PHOTO BY CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Expensive Ceramic Breaks and the Science of Heat

The technology is called electro-thermo storage, and it may help reduce the load on the Yukon’s power grid.

By Amy Kenny
Aug 21
2019
Steve and Bonnie MacKenzie-Grieve have been growing produce since the early 2000s. PHOTO: CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Meet Mr. and Mrs. Plow: Steve and Bonnie MacKenzie-Grieve

It started as a hobby farm, something for fun. Today, it supplies fresh produce to Yukoners by the ton.

By Rhiannon Russell
Aug 19
2019
"I think everybody can sing. That being said, some of us sing like Leonard Cohen and we have a range of five or six notes."

In Concert

As the conductor of Yellowknife’s Aurora Chorealis choir, Margo Nightingale’s love of music is self-evident. But for the local lawyer, it’s the sense of community that keeps her guiding voices.

By Beth Brown
Aug 15
2019
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How Bullocks Bistro Keeps Reelin’ Them In

At Bullocks Bistro it's all about fresh fish. And butter. Lots of butter.

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Aug 14
2019
“It's been an arduous journey,” opening the North's first private pot shop, says owner Jordi Mikelie-Jones. PHOTO CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Catching Up With The Joneses

Jeremy Jones and Jordi Mikelie-Jones opened the first private-retail cannabis shop North of 60 this past spring. Getting there is only part of the story.

By Beth Brown
Aug 13
2019
PHOTOS BY ANNA TUPAKKA

All The Wild Places I've Napped

Backcountry travel with lupus is more forgiving than the frantic pace of everyday life.

By Anna Tupakka
Aug 02
2019
Rangers training in Arctic survival at the Crystal City site. PHOTOS COURTESY LOUIE PALU/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Cold Front

A photo exhibit illustrates the militarization of the North and its unknown target.

By Elaine Anselmi
Jul 31
2019