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March 2018

Cryogenic frogs! The man with nine lives! The alien invasion afoot in the Arctic! Our March issue includes the Northern Enquirer, with all the news that's strange but true. Look for it on newsstands or in your mailbox next week.
Also in this issue, we take a look at the legacy of the Arctic Winter Games and the Top of the World Ski Races in Inuvik. And we give you a glimpse of the North through the lenses of our readers with the winners of our annual Up Here Photo Contest.

In This Issue


The Finest Spring Skiing In The World

Inuvik’s races once hosted world champions. Now it's all about fun.

By Jess Dunkin
Mar 19
Dahria Beatty is one of three Yukoners on the Olympic cross-country ski team who raced at the AWGs. Photo courtesy of Pam Doyle.

An Olympics Of The North

The Arctic Winter Games bring together athletes and artists from the circumpolar North for a week of culture and competition. They’ve come a long way in the last 50 years.

By Herb Mathisen
Mar 16

AWG WEEK: The Games Reach New Heights

It's 1972, the second Arctic Winter Games. And five mountain climbers have gone missing.

By Herb Mathisen
Mar 13
Steve Ducharme/Nunatsiaq News

True To The Vision

New premier Paul Quassa wants to get back to the original intent of Nunavut’s creation

By Herb Mathisen
Mar 07
Chase Blodgett. Photo by Gary Bremner/GBP Creative

"It Felt So Me"

A trans activist’s long fight for recognition. In the North, a lobby group is often just one person.

By Rhiannon Russell
Mar 05
Illustration by Beth Covvey

That's One Really Big Boat

For more than a decade, Bruce Elliott has been building his giant catamaran. This summer, it hits the water.

By Elaine Anselmi
Mar 05
This photo garnered honourable mention in the Science & Nature category. Photo by Fred Lemire

Northern Exposures

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Up Here Photo Contest

By Up Here
Mar 01