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Oct/Nov 2017

In our October/November issue the annual Mining Report covers the ups and downs this year in the industry that drives the Northern economy and we look at just what a diamond is really worth. Hint: it involves complicated calculations and bold marketing tactics. Along with mining, this issue is dedicated to art and the artists that represent the North at home, across the country and the world. And we take a trip down the ice road that once was, with an oral history of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway.

Happy reading!

In This Issue

Q&A David Garofalo

Why Goldcorp's CEO thinks his company could be in the yukon for decades

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 22
Photo by Peter Mather

Filling In The Map

Three little known regions in the North that might hold treasures below

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 20

What's A Diamond Really Worth?

The physical, psychological and financial factors that make up the value of the North’s key stone

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 17
Final breakup of the Inuvik-Tuk ice road. Photo by Kristian Binder

"We Can Be Part Of The Rest Of The World"

An oral history of the road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk

By Elaine Anselmi, Herb Mathisen
Nov 14
Photo courtesy Royal Newfoundland Regiment

The Inuk Sniper

John Shiwak of Labrador was a top marksman in WWI

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 10
Photo by Cathie Archbould

State Of Mines

The Yukon’s mini-boom; Nunavut maintains its momentum; NWT does some soul searching; and a rundown of the road projects being considered and debated in each territory

By Herb Mathisen
Nov 06
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Documenting Depravity

One man's insatiable appetite after 57 days on the Barrens

By Daniel Campbell
Nov 03
Photo by Elaine Anselmi

The Self-Taught Teacher

Learning a new craft gave Georgina Pewatooalook something to share

By Elaine Anselmi
Nov 01
All the forest is a stage at Brian Fidler’s Theatre in the Bush. Photo by Gary Bremner

Art In The Dark

In the cold, dusky Yukon forest, Theatre in the Bush makes the audience a part of the show

By Katharine Sandiford
Oct 30
Caribou Girl: her vest is made from beaver fur trapped locally and bought from the Trading Post in Dawson City. Lichen around the antlers was collected from the Dempster Highway. All photos by Hannah Eden

Small Souls

The Yukon through the eyes of a Dawson doll-maker

By Hannah Eden
Oct 27