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Cold Snaps Archive



The North is pricey.
Winter Makes a Slow Start
A Great Egret? No Regrets
It's the Spooky Season—Get Scared

COVID Isn't the Only Thing Spreading
The Case of the Missing Hedgehog
Caribou rising and a dream trip… to Edmonton
Tanya Tagaq makes a big announcement

Toilet paper dresses and snow in September
COVID Continues
A Yukoner goes viral—again

Moose Skin Dome and a Sled Dog Film
The waves just keep on coming
Hungry Wolves and Mummified Cats
Salmon, Bees and Caribou

A Northern Paradise
Reclining Polar Bears and Disney Skaters
Live Music Returns!
Floods and Forest Fires
Skipping Canada Day

Family Feud in the North and Tourism Opens Up
Scat volunteers and shipwreck tourism
A Mammoth Discovery, JUNO wins and a Ring of Fire
Baseball, Festivals and Farmers' Markets

Floof, Noisy Neighbours and the Price of Lumber
Zombie Fires and Pig Terrorizers
Flooding, Artifacts and The Magnetic North
Salt, Chicken and Bears

Remembering Thomas Berger And Honouring Nunavut Women
Food Trucks And Food Activism
Wolves Go On A Diet And Narwhal Tusks Tell A Story

Polar Bears Go Easter Egg Hunting
Medicated Crustaceans
The North’s other pandemic
Spring (and avalanches) are in the air

Calorie counting for polar bears
Hungry lynx and broken links
“What the hell are we doing here?”

Slicing up the Sourdough
Sneaking into the Yukon to steal vaccines
Cats in vests and the Great Northern Belly Button
Get to the bottom of things
THC-laden bison jerky and Trump's Arctic oil blunder


The cold, hard costs of climate change
Remembering Kelly Fraser

“Baths ain’t good for a guy in the wintertime”
The Wet’sutwet’en of the North
Does anyone know how to eat salmon???
A Fitbit for Polar Bears

First and foremost, are you OK?
Self Ice-olation
The North is closed until further notice
Corona Virealis

From the North to the East, with love
Polar bear home invasions
A golden eagle murder mystery
The Arctic is not your COVID life raft

Please don’t feed the foxes
Expanding our social bubble
Emerging wisely for the long weekend
The North is COVID Free
10,000 metres over the Arctic

Bubble trouble
How to train a canoe dog
Emerging wisely into a firestorm of confusion
Black Lives Matter in the North

Will the real Mackenzie Scott please stand up?
Screaming into the Icelandic void
A long fight for Inuit justice
Just change the name already
Floating away on a northern space balloon

Salmon are shrinking and bears are getting fatter
The most hated man in the Arctic
A “soft and easy” visit to the North Pole
Princess Leia’s Aurora Experience
This is really really really really really bad

Salmon and speeches and sled dogs, oh my!
What's with all the new wildlife residents?
Why don't these people believe narwhals exist?

Things are getting spooky up North
Distributing a COVID vaccine via dog sled
Cold turkey
What does outer space and the North have in common?
Arctic ignorance goes viral on TikTok

Lighting a qulliq for Nunavut
The Great Darkness
Body-shaming polar bears
Everything is fine

Even Santa wears a mask
No, a TikTok video didn't reveal Arctic zombies
Famous dogs and Inuit board games
Did you know quaq goes great with coffee?


Travels far and wide

Inuit moms are the coolest in Canada
Mosquitos, pigeons, and shrimp
Worm superhighways
Preserving pristine wilderness, one "toilet talk" at a time
Just, so many polar bears

Russia is attacking our Northern psyche
Polar bear couches are having a moment
Toonik, toonies, and Thrones
Welcome to your twenties, Nunavut!

Intellectual Property rights and Inuit art
Why are the auroras better in photographs?
Throwing snowballs at the Arctic Council

Yetis have no place in the Yukon
The glue is melting faster than we can map it
Just how sterile is a sourtoe cocktail?
Tornadoes in the Territories

Confusing San Francisco for Seattle
All sled dog bodies are beautiful
Garbage and other government lies
There's something about summer

Thaidene Nëné and Maine’s migratory birds
A forever diamond mine, protected
Hiking the Apex Trail
As Long As This Land Shall Last
Finally, some good news for Arctic ice

Say goodbye to the Chinook salmon
Shark Week in Kugluktuk
Migrating Parliament to Nunavut?
Flygskam is the new Hygge

A mechanical goose repeatedly honking
Grave-digging in permafrost
Greenland’s turning purple
Mad Max, but in the Arctic
The Republic of Santa Claus

Subdued by a narwhal tusk
Harrison Ford’s terrifying CGI dog
There are no coconut tress in Greenland
Polar bears and supermodels

Ten bullets to chop down a Christmas tree
The tipping point for permafrost
Inuit knowledge: there’s an app for that