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Custom Degrees on Your Own Time and Schedule

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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Illustration by Beth Covvey

I’ll Be Seein’ You

How the North really is a small town

March 2017 Elaine Anselmi
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Logging On In Gjoa Haven

A small town, a small boost in population, and an even smaller amount of internet to share

March 2017 Eva Holland
Photo by Weronika Murray

Inuvik's Finest

Northern firefighters put their fitness to the test against big city departments

February 2017 Elaine Anselmi
Photo courtesy of the Royal Canadian Air Force

The Crisis Team

How search and rescue works in Canada’s most inhospitable clime

February 2017 Herb Mathisen

How To Beat The Darkness

With just an old lawnmower, washing machine and some chopped wood

January 2017 Katharine Sandiford
Illustration by Beth Covvey

The Burdens Of Proof

How a floating home can sink under the weight of paperwork

January 2017 Herb Mathisen
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Finders Keepers

And the things you wish you never found

December 2016 Elaine Anselmi
Illustration by Beth Covvey

A Christmas Wedding In Tulita

They wanted a small ceremony. The rest of town had other plans

December 2016 Samia Madwar

The Movers And Shakers From Years Gone By

Catching up with Up Here's past Northerns of the Year

December 2016 Up Here
Photo by Ian Stewart/Yukon News

A Source Of Light

He’s found the healing balm of tragedy. His mantra is, “Money is not the only currency.” A...

December 2016 Tim Edwards