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April/May 2018

Ever wondered how healthcare works in a place where airplanes replace ambulances? In our April/May issue we talk to the people who make sure Northerners—coming from cities connected by highways and communities only reachable by air and water—get the care they need. Spoiler alert: it's not easy.

We also talk to Yellowknife cartoonist and author Alison McCreesh about her latest project, a series of postcards she illustrated on a trip around the Circumpolar North. It turns out, parts of Russia and Greenland have a lot in common with the Canadian North. And in the Yukon, we follow a new paddling trend: boats that fit in a backpack.

There's a lot more inside, so don't miss this issue.

Previous Issues

May 2015

Are tiny homes might be the next big thing in the North? Also this month, the unknown side of Northern architecture (we don't all live in iglus), and the best ways Northerns are finding to make money.

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.

Don't fear the winter: we'll show you how to enjoy the ice and snow before its gone. Also this month, searching to uncover the mystery of the Tuniit people and tales of the trail of the Yukon Cowboy.

We went searching for Northern love stories just in time for Valentines Day. Also this month, we try to untangle the messy political struggle for the North Pole and explore some of the NWT's most incredible locales with trips to the Sahtu, Kluane, and Cambridge Bay.

 

Headlining this months issues is Up Here's annual reader's photo contest. Also this month, we're finding out how hardcore you have to be to race in the Yukon Ultra and listing off 14 ways you can drive a dog team in the North.

December 2014

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.

October/November 2014

In Honour of UpHere's 30th anniversiary we're taking a look back at 30 people who've graced our pages since 1984 and what they've been up to since. Also this month, the mystery of the hiker to who vanished in the Yukon wilderness and Baffin Island's most heart stopping peaks and valleys and the thrill-seekers who keep coming back.

September 2014

Banned by the Church for decades, traditional Inuit tattoos are making a comeback. Also this month, the North's contemporary visual arts scene, a new wave of Cape Dorset artists are looking to leave amark, and a Nunavut-made video game is terrifying. 

July/August 2014

We list off the North's top 15 water getaways, explore the Yukon's breathtaking Tombstone Territorial Park and show you how to run a northern lodge without running out of food, getting ransacked by bears, or completely losing your mind. 

June 2014

Every day aboriginal culture is borrowed and repurposed for art, fashion and advertising - but is this practice good or bad? Also this month, the current state of the porcupine caribou hunt, Lucie Idlout swaps stardom for small-town life, and inside the Alianait Arts Festival.