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Oct/Nov 2017

In our October/November issue the annual Mining Report covers the ups and downs this year in the industry that drives the Northern economy and we look at just what a diamond is really worth. Hint: it involves complicated calculations and bold marketing tactics. Along with mining, this issue is dedicated to art and the artists that represent the North at home, across the country and the world. And we take a trip down the ice road that once was, with an oral history of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway.

Happy reading!

In This Issue

Tunnganarniq by Embassy of Imagination artists. Photo courtesy Embassy of Imagination.

From Kinngait To King Street

What do the four walls of Cape Dorset’s community hall and a 60-foot-tall brick face in downtown Toronto have in common? Both were painted by burgeoning artists from the Nunavut community.

By Elaine Anselmi
Oct 20
Photos courtesy Sho Sho Esquiro/ (L)Peter Jensen/(R) Tomas Karmelo Amaya

Nothing Wasted

Sho Sho Esquiro's haute couture from the Yukon

By Elaine Anselmi
Oct 18
Long-time resident-picker Al Shearing finds a seat and takes a break from rummaging at the Yellowknife dump. All photos courtesy Amy C. Elliott

For The Love Of Trash

A film that finds the beating heart of a town at its dump

By Herb Mathisen
Oct 16
Illustration by Beth Covvey/Shutterstock

Rock Stars In A Week

The Yukon girls' camp that takes over Dawson City's biggest stage

By Herb Mathisen
Oct 13
Quantum Tangle. Courtesy Quantum Tangle

Awards, Tours and Accolades

Here’s what Northern artists have been up to over the last year

By Herb Mathisen
Oct 04
Billy Kuksuk of Arviat,  Nunavut carves a wolf outside his house in a -30 C windchill for an executive from Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank Mine. Photo by Paul Aningat

Carving Out A Career

The Inuit carving market has seen better days, but business is still booming for the master carvers.

By Elaine Anselmi
Oct 02