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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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Tough Going

Where plumbing isn’t practical, Northerners still make do

August 2018 Jessica Davey-Quantick
In Yellowknife, billion-year-old Precambrian Shield comes with the house. Photo courtesy of Simon Taylor.

The Peculiarities Of A Northern Home

A house divided against its surroundings cannot stand

August 2018 Jessica Davey-Quantick

The Title Holders

The reasons why only a few Nunavummiut own their property

August 2018 Herb Mathisen

An Unforgiving Pastime

Bring patience and a plan to the competitive world of Yellowknife garage saleing

July 2018 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Worst. Jobs. Ever?

You spend months at a time getting swarmed by bugs, or chasing fire, or being stalked by wolves....

July 2018 Jessica Davey-Quantick
Photo by Patrick Kane

The Craziest Few Hours Of My Life

Madeleine Allakariallak's ability to go with the flow puts Nunavut's first language first

June 2018 Herb Mathisen

Full Circle

Tied for third place in the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction

May 2018 Catherine Lafferty

Book Reviews

Exploring the North through fiction, history and memoir

May 2018 Kate Covello
Illustration by Beth Covvey

Really Full Service

The day Eagle Plains became one of the Yukon's biggest towns

May 2018 Elaine Anselmi
Nunavut Lifeline: Medics rush a patient in Arviat onto a King Air 200 for a medevac to Manitoba before a winter storm hits. Photo by Paul Aningat.

Between Good Health And Home

Stories from the frontlines of Northern health care

April 2018 Elaine Anselmi, Herb Mathisen, Jessica Davey-Quantick, Katharine Sandiford