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In the latest edition: Video collars used to track polar bear survival tactics amid warming


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Twice each month this newsletter features updates on the territorial economy, businesses, government services for industry, new legislation impacting businesses and northern business owners and operators who are making a difference. Click here to subscribe

In the latest edition: Gray’s Bay has a new champion. Let’s hope Ottawa listens.

 

Previous issues:

Cold Snaps:

2024

February
Elisapie is a Juno nominee
Warm spell creates icy Yukon Quest trail, last minute changes

January
Investigation underway into Fort Smith plane crash
Nunavut takes control of land from the feds, and other northern news
“Holdover fires” causing smoking snow in NWT
Air North cancels winter flights between Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Toronto

2023

December
Northerners celebrate winter solstice, and other news
Whitehorse residents threaten lawsuit against city, and more news this week
Free internet, tightened liquor laws, and more Northern news

November
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
The Results Are In
Breaking records
Another Yellowknife favourite leaves.

October
Reunited and it feels so good.
Cinderelly! Cinderelly!
A golden carrot
This year's winner is...

September
Family Feud
Getting Back to Normal
Home at last
Hang in there

August
Waiting to go home
Musk oxen: Diversity promoters
That's one big salad.

July
More wildfires
Get your dancing shoes on!
Arctic temperatures on the rise
When you give a bear some ice cream...

June
THC-Infused Jerky
A relocated Osprey
A Lost Art Returns

May
Is it too soon to go home?
Floods and fires
2,000 years of Inuit art
Remembering Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Two-Spirit people


April
A Moose Walks into a Theatre...
Spirals in the Sky
Taking the Stage
Happy Easter!

March
An ode to the dogs
Here comes the melting snow
The elusive Northern Lights
The happiest country in the world
Reindeer and polar bears

February
Congrats to the Inuit women of the year!
No FM for Cabin Radio
Collaring Wolves
Arctic Winter Games Return
Ever Deadly


January
Translations
Dettah ice road is open for business
Bear on a winter walk

2022

March
Governments can't direct markets—only shape them.
 

December
Santa takes a dip
A polar bear through time

November
A warm winter
Hot dogs, moose and muskox
Pacific Salmon in the Arctic?
Wish Upon a Star(link)
Big wins

October
Northern artists get busy
The Results Are In
Yukon’s Sweet Science
Seeing Colour
Beware the Bananasaurus Rex

September
Mines, Murder, and Mayhem
Serena's Serenade
A Monarch In-Memoriam

August
Collecting Nouns
A Voyageur Snowman?
Where are all the teachers?
Northern Champions
Skate parks and cosplay

July
The Vatican Visit
A Sweet Summer Treat
Sipping on an old toe
Forest fires and bad internet
Summits and Hockey Stars

June
Welcome to Inuvik
On the Runway
Giving a Hoot
A New Name for Great Slave?


May
A New Inuktitut Songbook
A Royal Visit
Treading Water
Landslides and Literary Fests
The Circus Comes to Town

April
Sunflowers for a Cause
Glaciers and Budgets
A Visit to the Vatican
Burger Time

March
Bringing Knowledge Forward
And We Have a Winner...

February
A Whole New (Nearly Restriction-less) World
A New Flu
Growing Pains
Hollywood Comes to the Arctic

January
Hitting the Slopes
Free Snowmobiles and a Positive Note on Weather
The Art of Masks

2021

December
The Good, the Bad, and the Omicron Variant
Infectious foxes and Māori sea creatures
Trees In the Trees
Hunting and Bi-weekly Bananas  
All Roads Lead to Whatì
Dinosaurs and Throne Speeches

More...

The Bottom Line:

2023

August
Climate Change

2022

February
The CRTC sucks

January
Arctic Oil and Gas? It's Time to Let Go.

December
The biggest dollars don’t always make the biggest stories.


November
No. Dan Vandal and the NIRB did make an anti-business decision.
You bought it… you can also pay to get rid of it.

September
It Really Was a Good Time for a Party
The Editor Has a Bug Up His Butt About Air Travel

August
There’s no need for pearl-clutching. That means you, NWT Chamber of Commerce
The Business of Government is Governing—not Business

July
What’s the key word in infrastructure development? Security


June
Critical Minerals Are An Opportunity, Not A Golden Goose
Small can be beautiful. Even for miners 
Who won the internet today? Yukon First Nations and Northwestel

May
Tourism is coming back! Let’s get those early steps right

April
Gas tax relief? There are better ways to fight inflation shocks

March
The Proof is in the Pudding
Here’s One Efficiency Governments May Be Overlooking

February
Put out the welcome mat
Return of the Old Timers

January
There Was a Bonanza of Mining News Over the Holidays

2021

December
Infrastructure? Surely Someone has a Plan

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