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August/September 2016

Fly through nearly 100 years of aviation in Canada’s North. Our special Aviation Issue chronicles pioneering pilots in rickety bush planes in the 1920s, through the post-WWII heyday that saw the Arctic wilds open up to robust de Havilland bush planes, all the way to the airlines and jets of the present day. We interview Northern flying legends like Max Ward, Joe McBryan, and Fred Carmichael. Plus: Tim Edwards takes us through some of the ongoing mystery crashes of the North, and Katie Weaver profiles aviation-inspired art. And, in honour of the Queen’s birthday, we showcase her four visits to Canada’s North. 

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Previous Issues

See what it's like to live in all three territorial capitals, or strike it off on your own and discover life in the many small communities dotting the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. You'll also learn a couple of important "c-words" in the North: consultation and consensus, courtesy of Tim Edwards and Herb Mathisen. Keep an eye out for a few more Northern political tidbits in this issue too, in light of the upcoming election(s). 

We look into what today's Northern explorers are trying to find, chat with some of the custodians of the NWT's territorial parks, and dive in to the wild world of Northern aviation. Eva Holland takes us into the fray of the battle for the Peel watershed, digesting four days of courtroom hullabaloo (or, as close as you can get to that in a courtroom). Then the editors take a lunch break feeling out food trucks North of 60. 

The Hudson's Bay Company has faded from the Northern landscape. Mining communities commemorate their early history through theatre. As we look back at how the North has changed, we visit photo albums from the 1970s. And looking ahead, we map what it'll take to bring Nunavut online--and offer a cheeky (but educated) glimpse at the North in the year 2100. 

We list off 101 ways to catch, cook and cash in on the world's coolest fish. Also this month, we'll show you where and how to get a job in the North and explain the hype surrounding the North's morel mushroom gold rush. 

May 2015

Are tiny homes might be the next big thing in the North? Also this month, the unknown side of Northern architecture (we don't all live in iglus), and the best ways Northerns are finding to make money.

April 2015

We get up close with the North's birds and beasts (and live to tell the tale). Also this month, on the road with marathoner and former drug-addict Caribou Legs and the inside scoop on Inuit-style poker.

Don't fear the winter: we'll show you how to enjoy the ice and snow before its gone. Also this month, searching to uncover the mystery of the Tuniit people and tales of the trail of the Yukon Cowboy.

We went searching for Northern love stories just in time for Valentines Day. Also this month, we try to untangle the messy political struggle for the North Pole and explore some of the NWT's most incredible locales with trips to the Sahtu, Kluane, and Cambridge Bay.

 

Headlining this months issues is Up Here's annual reader's photo contest. Also this month, we're finding out how hardcore you have to be to race in the Yukon Ultra and listing off 14 ways you can drive a dog team in the North.

December 2014

UpHere's 2014 Northerner of the Year is Louie Kamookak, a man who's been on a 40 year quest to solve the Franklin Mystery for himself and for his people. Also this month, The North's RCMP's effort to restore their tainted image, Inqualuit's top comedians, and why the Northwest Territories needs a new name.