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September 2017

In our education issue, we look at the different ways Northerners learn, and at a few institutions that are bringing students up from the South.

Also in this issue, Dwayne Wohlgemuth takes us on a hike from Kugluktuk, Nunavut to Paulatuk, Northwest Territories and we take a trip to the floe edge in Pond Inlet, to hear about a critical Arctic ecosystem that Inuit are looking to protect.

Happy fall everyone and happy reading.

In This Issue

Believe it or not, southern students are coming North to further their education. Photo courtesy Yukon College

Go North, Young Mind

Outdoor adventure and the promise of jobs bring southern students to the territories

By Herb Mathisen
Oct 24
2017
The writer travels 30 years back in time. James Stobbs

A Day At The Races

On the counter-intuitive thrill of dog-powered biking

By Katharine Sandiford
Oct 10
2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Gone In 1,500 Seconds

Finds amid the flurry of the Pond Inlet flea market

By Elaine Anselmi
Oct 06
2017

No Walk In The Park

A 400-kilometre hike on the Arctic Coast and the gifts you receive along the way

By Dwayne Wohlgemuth
Sep 29
2017

Sourdough Academy

Cheechakos now earn Yukon’s top title the modern way

By Katharine Sandiford
Sep 26
2017
TESTING THE WATERS: Students learn how to check what's in their water, out in a boat on the Mackenzie River. Photo by Patrick Kane

What's Upstream, Comes Down

Monitoring the vital signs of the Cold Amazon

By Fraser Los
Sep 25
2017
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Through A Bird’s Eyes

The wisdom in silence at a Whitehorse camp for kids

By Katharine Sandiford
Sep 21
2017
Photo courtesy of Dexter MacRae

Back To The Land

Lessons in food security and sustainability on a farm outside Dawson City

By Hannah Eden
Sep 20
2017
Photo by Hannah Eden

Precious Mettle

Meet the Dawson City jeweller who mines her own gold

By Hannah Eden
Sep 12
2017
Mike Mancini. Photo by Emily Sheff

The Pizza Man

Meet Mike Mancini, the man behind the Snack Bar restaurant in the tiny Yukon town of Keno City. During Keno Gras, the annual Labour Day weekend festival, the town is tossed upside down.

By Emily Sheff
Sep 11
2017