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April 2015

April 2015

We get up close with the North's birds and beasts (and live to tell the tale). Also this month, on the road with marathoner and former drug-addict Caribou Legs and the inside scoop on Inuit-style poker.

In This Issue

What's in the job description? Spend hours on the open deck, waiting for the wildlife to show up. Courtesy Mark Cowardine/One Ocean

My So-Called Job

What's it like to wake up to stunning Arctic vistas, watch polar bears all day and hike across the tundra--and get paid for it? Just ask Jimmy Thomson.

By Jimmy Thomson
Apr 20
2015
Eastbound’s felt at home in Dawson this winter, surrounded by like-minded, hands-on folks: “Everyone up here is just automatically DIY because they were raised that way.” All photos courtesy Cud Eastbound

A Home In The Wilderness

Dawson City’s Cud Eastbound turns his van into a warm and cozy abode.

By Herb Mathisen
Apr 07
2015
Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake, Nunavut. All images courtesy of Agnico Eagle.

Agnico Eagle's Big Bet

The company's taken a $1 billion loss on Meadowbank, Nunavut’s lone operating gold mine, which opened in June 2010. And with the mine slated to close in 2017, some might see it as a big mistake.

By Herb Mathisen
Apr 06
2015
A Yamaha Bravo shop in Arviat, Nunavut

Love of the Bravo

A souped-up Northern staple rips across the Kivalliq

By Up Here
Apr 01
2015
"If I have to, I'll run for mayor and I'll save this damn headframe." - Walt Humphries, prospector and local historian.

Who's Next?

Surveying the post-Rob-Shaft horizon

By Herb Mathisen
Apr 01
2015