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An innovative program lets students stay in their community while earning a Bachelor’s degree

For a student working full-time in northern Canada, miles away from any major city, earning a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is no mean feat – especially one that’s tailored to the field they’re working in. And yet that’s exactly the kind of opportunity that students have found at Royal Roads University (RRU) in Victoria

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That's a long way between towns, pilgrim. Photo courtesy of Marco Marder

What it’s like to hike (part of) the Dempster Highway

And some advice for anyone crazy enough to try it

February 2016 Daniel Campbell
Breakfast of dog sledding champions. Photo by Ralph Daily from Birmingham, United States (Blackberry Ice Cream Sandwiches [Explore]) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons from Wikimedia Commons

The Yukon Quest Diet

Musher Brian Wilmshurst on burritos, bacon, and ice cream sandwiches

February 2016 Samia Madwar
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Rabbit, Lynx and Reindeer

Recipes from a 1959 Northern cookbook

February 2016 Samia Madwar
Photo by Patrick Kane/Up Here

The Leader

Nellie Cournoyea has never shied away from a tough battle

January 2016 Elaine Anselmi
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Counterfeit Northerners

Or why i feel guilty for having a toilet that flushes

December 2015 Katie Weaver

Conceding confidence

Or how I learned to stop worrying and (try to) trust in consensus government

December 2015 Herb Mathisen

NOTY Shortlist: The Composter

One composter's "organic residuals" are Garret Gillespie's treasure.

December 2015 Eva Holland

NOTY Shortlist: The Mayor

Hilda Snowball is the 28-year-old mayor of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, and she's well on her...

December 2015 Samia Madwar

NOTY Shortlist: The Snow Bikers

Marsha Cameron and Sylvain Turcotte went from offering seasonal mountain biking tours, to year-...

December 2015 Eva Holland