Back in the 1940s, most northerners received food supplies once a year. A pantry favourite then was canned meat. Today fresh food from across the country arrives almost daily, but many northerners still want the security of a can or two
of Klik in the cupboard.
PHOTOS: (LEFT) JOLLY TIME GIANT YELLOW CORN, (CENTRE) COURTESY PWNHC/2015.13.5J, (RIGHT) ILLUSTRATION BY BETH COVVEY
On the 100th anniversary of Treaty 11, there’s little enthusiasm for a celebration. A descendant of two chiefs who signed the Treaty wonders if this was truly a Treaty, or just legalized thievery.
Zaul Blondin - National Museums of Canada photo
When you look up at the northern skies, chances are more likely you’ll see an aging De Havilland Beaver or Otter than a sleek 21st century aircraft. That’s because aviators across the North are dedicated to reviving old aircraft and northern aviation companies are keeping them in A-1 flying condition. But with all the time, money and energy it takes to keep them running, is it worth it?
Photo courtesy Jeff Faulkner
The stories of early Yellowknife’s red-light district are far grittier—and far less celebrated—than those of the infamous Klondike Days in the Yukon. But its place in history is worth remembering.
Illustration by Beth Covey