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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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The Leader

Nellie Cournoyea has never shied away from a tough battle

January 2016 Elaine Anselmi
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Counterfeit Northerners

Or why i feel guilty for having a toilet that flushes

December 2015 Katie Weaver

Conceding confidence

Or how I learned to stop worrying and (try to) trust in consensus government

December 2015 Herb Mathisen

NOTY Shortlist: The Composter

One composter's "organic residuals" are Garret Gillespie's treasure.

December 2015 Eva Holland

NOTY Shortlist: The Mayor

Hilda Snowball is the 28-year-old mayor of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, and she's well on her...

December 2015 Samia Madwar

NOTY Shortlist: The Snow Bikers

Marsha Cameron and Sylvain Turcotte went from offering seasonal mountain biking tours, to year-...

December 2015 Eva Holland

NOTY Shortlist: The Athlete

Jessica Frotten was paralyzed from the waist down after a car crash on the Alaska Highway in 2009....

December 2015 Eva Holland

UPDATE: The GNWT’s case for buying Mactung

You have to spend money to not lose money

November 2015 Herb Mathisen

The Mactung Purchase: GNWT as Junior Miner?

Making sense of the territorial government’s foray into the mining biz

November 2015 Herb Mathisen
The Northern fibre loop. Courtesy Northwestel

Out of the Loop

The odd timing of the Yukon's fibre line announcement

October 2015 Herb Mathisen