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Up Here Business Issue No. 2

Nicole Mitchell and Zach Biggar have turned bagels into a business

Nicole Mitchell and Zach Biggar both work full-time jobs. They also run a home-based business, making and selling fresh bagels. It takes a bit of juggling, but the side hustle is paying off in more ways than they expected.

Photo by Aaron Tambour

Up Here Business Issue No. 2

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Real estate markets are hot, with demand outstripping supply in major centres. A case study from Yellowknife shows just how complicated the situation—and its solutionscan be.

Photo and Story by Bill Braden

Up Here Business Issue No. 2

Narwhal swimming underwater

Inuvik is home to a new country-food processing plant for Inuvialuit communities. The goal? To create jobs and training opportunities, and to restore traditions that will increase food security. The business may not be about profit, but it’s creating value—one link of beluga sausage at a time.

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Up Here Business Issue No. 2

Chris Shaver and Nicolinea Minakis post with micro greens

Chris Shaver and Nicolinea Minakis have a new take on what it means to run a small business: they’re growing microgreens from a home-based vertical farm. Their company, Northern Greens, is taking root.

Photo by Marilyn Marshall