Search and rescue missions can be dangerous. There are many risks and sometimes team members risk not making it back home. So what is it that makes people put their own lives on the line for others?
Photo courtesy Inshore Rescue Boat Rankin Inlet
When you look up at the northern skies, chances are more likely you’ll see an aging De Havilland Beaver or Otter than a sleek 21st century aircraft. That’s because aviators across the North are dedicated to reviving old aircraft and northern aviation companies are keeping them in A-1 flying condition. But with all the time, money and energy it takes to keep them running, is it worth it?
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Jumping into a hole in the frozen lake may seem like an extreme challenge to some. For Cat McGurk, it’s a form of meditation.
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While some provinces have up to a dozen area codes, there is just one spanning all three territories. But these digits are more than the numbers you dial ahead of a phone call. It’s a symbol of identity and of the place we call home.
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It took several weeks, more than $3,000, and a trip overseas to bring Matthew Lien’s piano from Taipei to Whitehorse. But for him, the journey was worth it.
Photo courtesy Whispering Willow Records
Through social media, Northerners are finding unique ways to offer a snapshot into the colourful lives they lead.
Photo by Natalie Maerzluft
When Alyssa Ross first picked up beading as a way to destress, she didn’t expect to make a business out of it.
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Elder Sharon Vittrekwa has honed her social media skills to show off her craft to others across the globe.
Photo courtesy Sharon Vittrekwa
From an attic in the Netherlands to Baker Lake in the ’60s—there’s a story behind each one of Gabriel Gély’s Inuit portraits.
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