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Our North

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

A Lengthy Wait For Will And Kate

Scenes from a surreal visit

December 2016 Eva Holland
Photo by Ed Hardy

Every Person Counts

But in the North, it isn’t always easy to count them

November 2016 Elaine Anselmi
Who do you think is in charge? Writer Eva Holland and her former boss Kel Sax. Photo courtesy of Eva Holland

The Dirtbag Queen

To survive in the bush, guns, whiskey and a good dog can’t be beat. But to make a living digging...

November 2016 Eva Holland
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Larga Love

Winner of the 2016 Sally Manning Award for aboriginal non-fiction

October 2016 Tanya Roach
Erin Freeland Ballantyne

The Catalyst

Erin Freeland Ballantyne and the Northern take on university

September 2016 Herb Mathisen
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Running out of aces

Mike Murphy’s harrowing flight during Yellowknife’s smoke-pocalypse

September 2016 Katie Weaver
Melissa Haney enjoys the view from the front. Photo courtesy Melissa Haney.

To New Heights

Melissa Haney’s hard work pays off

August 2016 Katie Weaver
NWT residents have grown accustomed to seeing these CL-215s overhead during the summer.

Fight Of The Year

How aircraft make a difference in summer

July 2016 Katie Weaver
Photo by Chris Colbourne/Yukon News

The Beetle And The Damage Done

In the North, we still live according to the laws of the wild

July 2016 Daniel Campbell, Herb Mathisen
Photo by Clare Kines

My Home

Arctic Bay, Nunavut

July 2016 Up Here