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A Moravian missionary meets with Inuit in the mid-1700s outside of Nain, Labrador. Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1986-35-1

The German Connection

How brushing up on your deutsch lessons might help you get by in Northern Labrador

May 2016 Daniel Campbell
An "Penguin" snowmobile/tank falls through the ice. NWT Archives/Henry Busse/N-1979-052-2141

The Long Way Home

Canada's post-WWII military drives across its Arctic. It probably won't try that again.

May 2016 Daniel Campbell

"It was a time and a place I’ll never forget."

A hockey player reflects on his short—but triumphant—stint with one of Yellowknife's old...

May 2016 Up Here
Alaska Highway, 1942. The first vehicle to traverse the Alaska Highway was a U.S. Army jeep. Library Oof Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSH/OWI Collection, LC-USW 33-000941-ZC

Paths Of Glory

Caught between global powers, Canada's North in wartime was a place of incredible feats,...

May 2016 Tim Edwards
Photo by Nathalie Heiberg-Harrison

Pulled From The Brink

Without luck, determination and Darrel Nasogaluak, the Mackenzie Delta Inuvialuit may have lost...

April 2016 Daniel Campbell
The aurora shimmer over Pangnirtung, Nunavut in winter. www.michaelhdavies.com

Spectator Sport

Some say the shimmering Northern Lights dance through the sky. The Inuit say they play ball.

March 2016 Tim Edwards
A little bit of the North, inscribed on the cup. Photo: Hockey Hall of Fame

The North's Biggest Underdogs

What would you do for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup?

March 2016 Herb Mathisen
The agony of defeat--shellshocked Molson's players drink bubbly from a gallon pail. Photo courtesy Ron Sulz

"They Just Didn't Let Up"

A look back at the wildest 20 minutes in Yellowknife hockey history

March 2016 Herb Mathisen
Whaling crews in the 1890s played an extreme version of baseball on the winter sea ice around Herschel Island, off the coast of the Yukon. The local Inuit were their biggest—and rowdiest—fans. Image from National Baseball Hall of Fame, BL-2540.93

Hardball on Herschel Island

Whalers at a 19th century Arctic outpost keep (relatively) sane with America’s pastime

March 2016 Daniel Campbell
Once the herd was spotted, the men would make wolf sounds to scare the caribou into the corral. Women and children would line the fence to keep the caribou headed towards the ambush point, where a team of men would be ready with spears and arrows to slaughter them. Illustration by Beth Covvey

Fence Narrows

How an ingenious hunting practice let the Tłįchǫ survive in the harsh North

February 2016 Daniel Campbell