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Willy Laserich might have been the world's most decorated ambulance driver. He died in 2007 at age 75. Photo by Margo Pfeiff

Willy And The Bandits

The story of the NWT's beloved air maverick, in numbers

August 2016 Katie Weaver
Bob Engle pioneered scheduled flight service across the North. Photo courtesy Roxy Engle

The Big League

Bob Engle and NWT Air connect the dots

August 2016 Tim Edwards
Dawn Bartsch made her career in the Yukon. Photo courtesy Dawn Bartsch

She Was That Good

How Dawn Bartsch proved 'em all wrong

August 2016 Katie Weaver
Weldy Phipps pioneered tourism expeditions to the North Pole. Photo by Erik Charlton, (Flying to North Pole) [CC BY 2.0]

North Pole, Ho!

Weldy Phipps’s madcap tourism package

August 2016 Herb Mathisen
The Fairchild FC-2 Razorback. Photo courtesy Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada

Last Of The Wild Razorbacks

Northern aviation buffs are saving a rare, abandoned bushplane from oblivion

August 2016 Katie Weaver
The Bolkhovitinov DB-A, a Soviet long-range bomber prototype, disappeared in 1937 in an experimental flight over the North Pole from Moscow to the United States. Photo: Public Domain

Lost And Never Found

Enduring mysteries of the Northern skies, from missing people to missing planes

August 2016 Tim Edwards
Photo by Jason Pineau

Change Came From The Sky

This month: The story of Arctic aviation through the decades

August 2016 Up Here
Airmail went a long way in proving that airplanes were a quick and dependable means of delivering goods. NWT Archives/Archibald Fleming Fonds/N-1979-050: 0281

Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow

Heroes turned mail-boys turned heroes once more

August 2016 Herb Mathisen
Pipsi, char traditionally dried (not smoked) in the sun, is rich in protein. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here

Stranger In A Strange Kitchen

A white explorer dives into the all-meat diet, 100 years before the 'Paleo' diet was a...

June 2016 Daniel Campbell
Plans from Clarence Birdseye's 1930 patent for quick-frozen fish. (Public Domain)

The Frozen Food Aisle

How the Inuit inspired the freezer, and a new era of food preservation

June 2016 Daniel Campbell