In our October/November issue the annual Mining Report covers the ups and downs this year in the industry that drives the Northern economy and we look at just what a diamond is really worth. Hint: it involves complicated calculations and bold marketing tactics. Along with mining, this issue is dedicated to art and the artists that represent the North at home, across the country and the world. And we take a trip down the ice road that once was, with an oral history of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway.
UpHere's 2014 Northerner of the Year is Louie Kamookak, a man who's been on a 40 year quest to solve the Franklin Mystery for himself and for his people. Also this month, The North's RCMP's effort to restore their tainted image, Inqualuit's top comedians, and why the Northwest Territories needs a new name.
In Honour of UpHere's 30th anniversiary we're taking a look back at 30 people who've graced our pages since 1984 and what they've been up to since. Also this month, the mystery of the hiker to who vanished in the Yukon wilderness and Baffin Island's most heart stopping peaks and valleys and the thrill-seekers who keep coming back.
Every day aboriginal culture is borrowed and repurposed for art, fashion and advertising - but is this practice good or bad? Also this month, the current state of the porcupine caribou hunt, Lucie Idlout swaps stardom for small-town life, and inside the Alianait Arts Festival.
The North's Aboriginal toursim industry, though young, has a lot to offer - we pick nine unique tours, cultural centres, and more that will give you a taste. Also this month, Baffin Island's Amazing Auyuittuq National Park, stories of being newcomers in the North, and a Northerner heads south and becomes an Arctic ambassador to the world.