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35 Years In The North: The Third Decade

Seal hunt hysteria takes hold, climate change heats up, and there's a reality TV renaissance.

September 2019 Jacob Boon
Up Here founders Marion LaVigne and Ronne Heming at the first issue's launch party.

No Guts, No Glory

A message from our publisher on Up Here's 35th anniversary.

September 2019 Marion LaVigne
We'll be writing about Franklin for another 35 years.

6 Stories That Won't Die

When you've been telling northern stories for 35 years, eventually some trends start to emerge.

September 2019 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Giant was one of the longest continuous gold mining operations in all of Canadian mining history before it closed in ’99. PHOTO VIA CP IMAGES/ADRIAN WYLD

35 Years In The North: The Second Decade

The end of a mining era, the birth of a territory, and northern stars shine bright.

September 2019 Up Here
Nancy Dumas (third from left) provided this pic with her letter. She never got bushed herself cooking out in those mining camps. “They had to fight to take me [back] into town”.

Out There

Letters from the September/October issue of Up Here.

September 2019 Up Here
Over the past 35 years, we've featured a polar bear on the cover 12 times (most recently in March of this year).

35 Years In The North: The First Decade

Land claims were negotiated, Giant Mine exploded, and the world looked north.

September 2019 Jacob Boon
Rangers training in Arctic survival at the Crystal City site. PHOTOS COURTESY LOUIE PALU/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Cold Front

A photo exhibit illustrates the militarization of the North and its unknown target.

July 2019 Elaine Anselmi

Prospective Education

In the classroom and out on the land, hobbyist prospectors learn how to stake their claim.

July 2019 Jimmy Thomson
The iconic KFC sign comes down in 2015 after 47 years in business. PHOTO BY PAT KANE


Researchers study the public reaction when Yellowknife’s favourite fried chicken flew the coop.

July 2019 Jacob Boon
Amber Giles, Nastania Mullin, Meegwun Giles and Mason Mullin champion the Nunavut flag. PHOTOS BY BETH BROWN

Happy Nunavut Day!

Check out these photos from the celebration in Iqaluit.

July 2019 Beth Brown