In case the cover doesn't make it clear enough, this is our arts issue and we catch up with musicians and performers from across the North and ponder one big question: how is it that Nunavut still doesn't have a theatre?
But this double-issue isn't only about the arts. We put a spotlight on wildlife and check in with new technology that allows Nunavummiut to indulge in a class country food dish, without fear of bacteria contimating their meat. And we travel to remote Coats Island with its perfect conditions for research due to a lack of certain predators and permanent human settlements.
See what it's like to live in all three territorial capitals, or strike it off on your own and discover life in the many small communities dotting the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. You'll also learn a couple of important "c-words" in the North: consultation and consensus, courtesy of Tim Edwards and Herb Mathisen. Keep an eye out for a few more Northern political tidbits in this issue too, in light of the upcoming election(s).
We look into what today's Northern explorers are trying to find, chat with some of the custodians of the NWT's territorial parks, and dive in to the wild world of Northern aviation. Eva Holland takes us into the fray of the battle for the Peel watershed, digesting four days of courtroom hullabaloo (or, as close as you can get to that in a courtroom). Then the editors take a lunch break feeling out food trucks North of 60.
The Hudson's Bay Company has faded from the Northern landscape. Mining communities commemorate their early history through theatre. As we look back at how the North has changed, we visit photo albums from the 1970s. And looking ahead, we map what it'll take to bring Nunavut online--and offer a cheeky (but educated) glimpse at the North in the year 2100.
UpHere's 2014 Northerner of the Year is Louie Kamookak, a man who's been on a 40 year quest to solve the Franklin Mystery for himself and for his people. Also this month, The North's RCMP's effort to restore their tainted image, Inqualuit's top comedians, and why the Northwest Territories needs a new name.