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An innovative program lets students stay in their community while earning a Bachelor’s degree

For a student working full-time in northern Canada, miles away from any major city, earning a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is no mean feat – especially one that’s tailored to the field they’re working in. And yet that’s exactly the kind of opportunity that students have found at Royal Roads University (RRU) in Victoria

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Beautiful, scary weather warming the North

Historic high temperatures this March are melting ice and snow much sooner than expected.

March 2019 Jacob Boon

Small Town, Big Stories

A letter from editor Herb Mathison, from our March 2019 issue.

March 2019 Herb Mathisen
Broughton Island became, in 1988, Qikiqtarjuaq (Inuktitut: ‘big island’)

So Much In A Name

Why redefining home means so much to Northerners.

March 2019 Herb Mathisen

A Guide For Life

Learning to manage—and appreciate—the unexpected comes with the territory.

February 2019 Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
The festival will run March 3 to 8 in Yellowknife. PHOTO VIA CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE ON FACEBOOK

Yellowknife Launches New Aurora Festival

Naka will celebrate the Northern Lights and local Dene culture.

February 2019 Jacob Boon
Illustration by Beth Covvey

A Polar Bear In Ontario

Riding along with Canada's greatest conversation starter

January 2019 Elaine Anselmi
In Hopedale, Labrador, van Koeverden paddles a qajaq for the first time. Photo courtesy Students on Ice Foundation/ Garry Tutte


Olympic kayaker Adam Van Koeverden gets in a qajaq for the first time

January 2019 Elaine Anselmi

A Tale Of Two Rifles

The Canadian Rangers are getting a new rifle. How does it compare to the workhorse Lee-Enfield .303?

January 2019 Jeremy Warren
Illustration by Beth Covvey

A Touching Note

An impromptu violin concert 52 years in the making

December 2018 Herb Mathisen
The Yellowknife Women’s Society’s current executive director, Bree Denning, left, and former executive director, Arlene Hache, in downtown Yellowknife. Photo by Pat Kane

Meeting The City Where It Is

The founders of the Yellowknife Women’s Society listened to what women needed and then they got to...

November 2018 Elaine Anselmi