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Precautions ramp up in the territories as COVID-19 cases rise, a photographer offers a close-up of snowflakes, and Yellowknifers start work on a new sitcom. All in this week’s Up Here newsletter.

Up-close photo of a snowflake
Photo by Nathan Myhrvold

Read previous issues:

2020

November
Everything is fine
Body-shaming polar bears

October
Things are getting spooky up North
Distributing a COVID vaccine via dog sled
Cold turkey
What does outer space and the North have in common?
Arctic ignorance goes viral on TikTok

September
Salmon and speeches and sled dogs, oh my!
What's with all the new wildlife residents?
Why don't these people believe narwhals exist?
What's with all the new wildlife residents?


August
Salmon are shrinking and bears are getting fatter
The most hated man in the Arctic
A “soft and easy” visit to the North Pole
Princess Leia’s Aurora Experience
This is really really really really really bad

July
Will the real Mackenzie Scott please stand up?
Screaming into the Icelandic void
A long fight for Inuit justice
Just change the name already
Floating away on a northern space balloon

June
Bubble trouble
How to train a canoe dog
Emerging wisely into a firestorm of confusion
Black Lives Matter in the North

May
Please don’t feed the foxes
Expanding our social bubble
Emerging wisely for the long weekend
The North is COVID Free
10,000 metres over the Arctic

April
From the North to the East, with love
Polar bear home invasions
A golden eagle murder mystery
The Arctic is not your COVID life raft

March
First and foremost, are you OK?
Self Ice-olation
The North is closed until further notice
Corona Virealis

February
“Baths ain’t good for a guy in the wintertime”
The Wet’sutwet’en of the North
Does anyone know how to eat salmon???
A Fitbit for Polar Bears

January
The cold, hard costs of climate change
Remembering Kelly Fraser

2019
December

Ten bullets to chop down a Christmas tree
The tipping point for permafrost
Inuit knowledge: there’s an app for that

November
Subdued by a narwhal tusk
Harrison Ford’s terrifying CGI dog
There are no coconut tress in Greenland
Polar bears and supermodels

October
A mechanical goose repeatedly honking
Grave-digging in permafrost
Greenland’s turning purple
Mad Max, but in the Arctic
The Republic of Santa Claus

September
Say goodbye to the Chinook salmon
Shark Week in Kugluktuk
Migrating Parliament to Nunavut?
Flygskam is the new Hygge

August
Thaidene Nëné and Maine’s migratory birds
A forever diamond mine, protected
Hiking the Apex Trail
As Long As This Land Shall Last
Finally, some good news for Arctic ice

July
Confusing San Francisco for Seattle
All sled dog bodies are beautiful
Garbage and other government lies
There's something about summer

June
Yetis have no place in the Yukon
The glue is melting faster than we can map it
Just how sterile is a sourtoe cocktail?
Tornadoes in the Territories

May
#WeTheActualNorth
Intellectual Property rights and Inuit art
Why are the auroras better in photographs?
Throwing snowballs at the Arctic Council

April
Russia is attacking our Northern psyche
Polar bear couches are having a moment
Toonik, toonies, and Thrones
Welcome to your twenties, Nunavut!

March
Inuit moms are the coolest in Canada
Mosquitos, pigeons, and shrimp
Worm superhighways
Preserving pristine wilderness, one "toilet talk" at a time
Just, so many polar bears

February
Travels far and wide

2018
December: The makings of a Northerner of the Year
November
October: See and hear the North
September: Sampling the local fare
August: Take a tour through northern cabin country
July: Art and celebration
June: Entering the worlds of Indigenous languages
May: What elders can teach us about caribou
April: In the Yukon, paddlers carry boats in their bags