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Jean Marie River, population 60, is nestled along the shore of the Mackenzie River, in the Dehcho region of the NWT. Photo by Herb Mathisen

The Mining Report: Park Strife

The NWT weighs conservation versus development. And a park near Jean Marie River might prove its...

November 2015 Herb Mathisen

Out of the Loop

The odd timing of the Yukon's fibre line announcement.

October 2015 Herb Mathisen
The Northern fibre loop. Courtesy Northwestel

Out of the Loop

The odd timing of the Yukon's fibre line announcement

October 2015 Herb Mathisen
Sweetest Kulu, a tender poem written by Iqaluit's Celina Kalluk, is a top-seller. Artwork courtesy of Inhabit Media

Letters From Home

A small Iqaluit publisher is learning how to tell Inuit stories

October 2015 Herb Mathisen
Protesters take to the Yellowknife streets to oppose fracking in the Northwest Territories. Photo by Hannah Eden

The C-Word: Consultation

It’s confusing. It’s controversial. But for miners looking to develop the next mega-project or...

September 2015 Herb Mathisen
Ambulance rides in the North often take you five miles in the sky. Photo: Hannah Eden/Up Here

Ambulances in the Sky

Where they’re going, they don’t need roads. Across the North, ground transportation just isn’t...

September 2015 Herb Mathisen
Bush pilot Dave Olesen at his remote Hoarfrost River home. Photo: Kristen Gilbertson Olesen

The Last of a Flying Breed

Are the North's skies finally too crowded for the adventurous pilot to create their own air...

August 2015 Daniel Campbell
Herc! Herc! One minute you're flying aid to Haiti, the next you're bringing prize racehorses to the Netherlands. Photo: Jason Pineau

Arrivals and Departures

Saying goodbye to some Northern aircraft, and hello to a few newcomers

August 2015 Herb Mathisen
Peter Palme's Cessna 185 is docked steps from the front door of his office. Photo Hannah Eden

A Route Less Travelled

Bush pilot Peter Palme's long trip back to the North

August 2015 Samia Madwar
Photo illustration by Beth Covvey

Cracking the Codeshare

After stepping away from the altar, Canadian North and First Air agree to just be friends. But what...

July 2015 Herb Mathisen