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JUNE 2019

Not only is the June issue of Up Here filled with incredible stories and photos from across Canada's North, but it's also a handy mosquito swatter. Just in time for summer. Inside we look back at the history of shrinking Northern connections, find some answers about life and death at a muskrat trapping camp for kids, and serve up a delicious sampling of edible morsels to eat on the perfect Northern road trip.

In This Issue

PHOTO BY JASON PINEAU

The Air Up There

Northern airlines face a host of challenges. High fuel costs. Staffing shortages. Intense competition for small markets. What can be done to make a critical industry more sustainable?

By Jimmy Thomson
Jun 25
2019

Return Flight: All That Changes And Stays The Same in 20 Years

When you come back to the North after decades abroad, one thing you don't miss? Scorpions in your shoes.

By Robert Grant
Jun 24
2019
Riding the rails on the White Pass Railway between Skagway and Carcross.

Routes Well Travelled

Grit and ingenuity have kept the North connected for more than a century.

By Up Here
Jun 17
2019

The North In Print

Book reviews for your summer reading list.

By Beth Brown, Jeremy Warren, Katherine Takpannie
Jun 14
2019
Margaret Lawrence at home in her kitchen, surrounded by some of her hand-sewn grass baskets. PHOTOS BY BETH BROWN

Threading Memories in the Belcher Islands Community of Sanikiluaq

Women are bringing baskets to Nunavut again, one blade of grass at a time.

By Beth Brown
Jun 12
2019

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The NWT wants Newfoundland seal served on Yellowknife menus for Asian tourists.

By Jacob Boon
Jun 10
2019

Missed Connections

The North’s connections aren’t fail-safe. What happens when those links are lost?

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Jun 10
2019
PHOTOS BY CRYSTAL SCHICK

Life, death, and trapping

Kids from the Kluane Lake School head out on the ice to learn some big lessons.

By Lori Fox
Jun 07
2019
PHOTO BY MARIELLE SANDIEGO

Country Food at Kuugaq Café

A Cambridge Bay eatery serves up local flavours with a twist.

By Jeremy Warren
Jun 06
2019
PHOTO: PIIA KORTSALO

Exploration Done The Right Way

Northern writer Kate Harris' silk
road cycling odyssey scoops top non-fiction
 book award.

By Katharine Sandiford
Jun 05
2019