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November 2019

November 2019

In this special arts issue, we explore the social fabric of northern knitting, examine southern Canada's history of claiming northern art for its own national identity, and profile some of the rising artistic stars across the territories. 

In This Issue

The First Face carving is 1,000 years older than the city of Rome. COURTESY CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY

The Oldest Art In The North

A spear piece from 8,000 years ago in the Yukon says a lot about how art is interpreted today.

By Jacob Boon
Nov 28
2019
COURTESY DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES

That Sinking Feeling

Rough prices have been less than inspiring over the past few years. There’s new competition from lab-grown gems. Investment in northern exploration is dragging. Is this where the northern diamond industry starts turning out the lights?

By Cooper Langford
Nov 26
2019
Cambridge Bay's muskox. UP HERE/JEREMY WARREN

Going Public

The North is beautiful, but it’s not just natural splendour. Dotted around the territories are gorgeous pieces of artistic expression that locals pass every day.

By Beth Brown, Jessica Davey-Quantick
Nov 25
2019
Scott Williamson’s hobby does more than keep him connected. It also takes him off the grid. Way off.  CATHIE ARHBOULD

It's OK To Call Him A Ham

Scott Williamson, Northwestel’s manager of transportation and facilities, spends his weekends helicoptering to mountaintop radio transmitters as part of the Yukon Amateur Radio Association.

By Jacob Boon
Nov 22
2019

Channel Changers

Making television in the North takes a community.

By Jacob Boon
Nov 21
2019
CATHIE ARCHBOULD

Cheers To The Happy Couple

Let’s raise a glass to Marko and Meghan Marjanovic, the husband-and-wife team behind Winterlong Brewing Co. They’ve figured out how to create a partnership that works both on the job and at home.

By Jacob Boon
Nov 20
2019
COURTESY BASELINE MUSIC

A Hard Place Not To Stay

Sarah MacDougall is writing songs for the vast, yet intimate, North.

By Jacob Boon
Nov 18
2019
COURTESY AAKULUK

Inside A Poet’s Head And Heart

There’s both life and death in the prose of Iqaluit hip-hop artist FXCKMR.

By Beth Brown
Nov 15
2019
COURTESY SLASH/BACK

When Aliens Invade

Film director Nyla Innuksuk brings sci-fi and horror to Nunavut.

By Beth Brown
Nov 13
2019
COURTESY KEGEDONCE PRESS

Rising Like A Flower

Tunchai Redvers takes her cues from the fireweed in her first book of poetry

By Jessica Davey-Quantick
Nov 11
2019