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February 2015

We went searching for Northern love stories just in time for Valentines Day. Also this month, we try to untangle the messy political struggle for the North Pole and explore some of the NWT's most incredible locales with trips to the Sahtu, Kluane, and Cambridge Bay.

 

In This Issue

Terje Isungset tests the ice by drumming it with his fingers.

Frozen tones

Meet the man for whom the ice sings

By Samia Madwar
Mar 01
2015
Garry Beattie warms up his Thiokol Spryte Snowcat one chilly morning. He takes it everywhere and anywhere around Cambridge Bay. Photo by Herb Mathisen

A Town on the Move

With construction booming, Cambridge Bay deals with its growing pains

By Herb Mathisen
Feb 11
2015
Fred Sorensen built a logging camp along the Mackenzie River that soon became a small summer community. Photo by Kristine Bourque

Outpost: The Lost Kingdom of Grandview

Though the homestead and path to it are overgrown, the memories of the best place to stay on the Mackenzie River hold strong.

By Karen McColl
Feb 01
2015
Workers erect one of the four 2.3-megawatt turbines now churning out energy at the Diavik diamond mine in the NWT. Photo courtesy of Rio Tinto (DDM)

Taking Back the Power

Here’s how some businesses are setting a new energy bar

By Eva Holland, Herb Mathisen, Tim Edwards
Feb 01
2015
A boat is stuck in the ice until spring. Photo by Herb Mathisen

A Visitor's Guide to Cambridge Bay

From Mount Pelly to the burger named after it

By Herb Mathisen
Feb 01
2015
Bill Lyall has been the face of the co-op movement for going on on 40 years. Photo by Herb Mathisen

The Co-operative

Bill Lyall’s life’s work bridges the old times with the new times

By Herb Mathisen
Feb 01
2015