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Stripped bare by glaciers, Nunavut's Dubawnt River valley was the wrong place for Arthur Moffat and his crew to let their guard down. Photo courtesy Sports Illustrated

In A Most Dreadful Sort Of Paradise

When Arthur Moffat set off for the Barrenlands, he envisioned a land of plenty. He was plenty wrong...

May 2012 Jennifer Kingsley
Ted Horton, Yellowknife's newsman-turned-mayor, wasn't about to let the provinces take over the NWT. He fired up his printing press and went to battle. NWT Archives/N-1979-052-6574

How The North Fought Off The South

Prairie leaders wanted to annex the territories. But Yellowknife's mayor beat them at their...

December 2011 Randy Freeman
Patrick Kane

A Hudson's Bay Boy Shacks Up

To please his Scottish bride, a Wrigley fur trader learns to stitch and sew

July 2011 Randy Freeman
A gang of Inuit boys posing for Commander Inglefield near Baffin Island. National Maritime Museum-G4266

The Shepherd Of The High Arctic

A ruthless shaman leads his people to the ends of the Earth and back

June 2011 Jerry Kobalenko
The hastily constructed banks of early Yellowknife were easy to rob. NWT Archives/N-1979-053-0079

Boozing Burgalars Botch The Job

Three fools attempt a heist of one of Yellowknife's first banks, but are too drunk

April 2011 Randy Freeman
To 18th-century voyageurs, Inuit were mythic savages, dangerous and strange. Did they kill Duncan Livingston and his crew?

The Trailblazers' Terrible Fate

It's the North's coldest cold case: Two centuries ago at the mouth of the Mackenzie, six...

February 2011 Randy Freeman

The Hungriest Holiday

During a grim yuletide on Great Slave Lake, a team of starving explorers yearn for the gift of...

January 2011 Jennifer Kingsley
The Firth sisters at the end of their career. Photo by Tessa MacIntosh

From The Trapline To The Olympics

The miracle that came from the Delta

January 2010 Tim Querengesser
LEBENSRAUM: The first-ever Nazi landing in North America took place after a U-boat surfaced off Labrador’s Arctic coast near the end of the Second World War. The Germans set up a secret weather station that went undetected for 30 years. Artwork by Greg Hill

The Day The Nazis Came North

During the Second World War, knowing the weather meant winning the fight. That's why German...

October 2009 Tim Querengesser
Illustration by Greg Hill

Never Seen Again

On the Arctic's 'weird and tragic shores,' ships, humans and whole cultures have a...

April 2009 Nathan Vanderklippe