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🔍Read Full ArticleCultural Conservation:  A Tahltan fights to preserve his first nation’s language

Cultural Conservation:  A Tahltan fights to preserve his first nation’s language

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔May 31, 2016

It’s a well-worn cliché that the Inuit have dozens of words for snow.

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🔍Read Full Article“It’s All About the Caribou”  How the Gwaii Haanas Agreement inspired a national park

“It’s All About the Caribou”  How the Gwaii Haanas Agreement inspired a national park

👤Dave Quinn 🕔Mar 30, 2016

John “Muffa” Kudlak was born and raised in Paulatuk, NWT, a hamlet of just over 300 residents and one of the most northerly permanent settlements on the Canadian mainland.

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🔍Read Full ArticleOrchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

Orchestra North:  summer music program is serious fun

👤Paul Glover 🕔Mar 30, 2016

The audience hushes as the conductor and co-director stride down the aisle. At the front of the room, the orchestra members fall quiet.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

The Unplanned Exodus: Smithers opens doors for refugee families

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 24, 2015

Every morning, Akram Khalil and Montaha Awil awake to social media.

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🔍Read Full ArticleForging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

Forging Into the Past: Camp worker re-ignites a family tradition in blacksmithing

👤Kelsey Wiebe 🕔Nov 24, 2015

“Hey, does that smithy work?” Curtis Hampton asked a summer student at Terrace’s Heritage Park Museum three years ago.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDrinking in the North:  A celebration of northern libations

Drinking in the North:  A celebration of northern libations

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 09, 2015

Raise a glass to the little guys. Over the past few decades, the number of small-scale producers of beer and wine in BC has grown dramatically.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLeadership Development on the Land

Leadership Development on the Land

👤Curtis Rattray 🕔Mar 27, 2015

It was more than a decade ago that I was backpacking in the remote and isolated Spatsizi in the heat of the day and the weight of the pack was taking its toll.

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🔍Read Full ArticleTumbler Ridge wins Global Geopark status. What’s next for northern BC’s geological mecca?

Tumbler Ridge wins Global Geopark status. What’s next for northern BC’s geological mecca?

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 26, 2014

Folks in Tumbler Ridge aren’t strangers to uncertainty. Perhaps that’s why a delegation at the sixth International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks in Saint John, NB wasn’t going to celebrate until they heard the name they were waiting for: Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark.

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🔍Read Full ArticleStone women:  The water girls

Stone women:  The water girls

👤Sheila Peters 🕔Nov 26, 2014

what is it with us water girls always looking for the current in the current, the secret in the water that is the water…

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🔍Read Full ArticleA nose in the snow:  How avalanche dogs are making the 
northern backcountry safer

A nose in the snow:  How avalanche dogs are making the 
northern backcountry safer

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Nov 26, 2014

Stewart-based Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) handler Bree Stefanson remembers the first time she and her four-legged companion responded to an avalanche independently.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSmall Town Love: Rekindling the romance with our local businesses

Small Town Love: Rekindling the romance with our local businesses

👤Josephine Boxwell 🕔Oct 09, 2014

Ever been to Yarn and Sew On?

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🔍Read Full ArticleNorthern landscapes on the big screen:  Local filmmakers raise awareness through imagery

Northern landscapes on the big screen:  Local filmmakers raise awareness through imagery

👤Alicia Bridges 🕔Oct 09, 2014

In a place where our day-to-day lives are lived between a vast network of grand landscapes, it’s easy to appreciate the North’s natural environment.

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🔍Read Full ArticleArtists put creative talent toward social justice

Artists put creative talent toward social justice

👤Alicia Bridges 🕔Oct 09, 2014

A crowd files through the narrow entrance to the Old Church in Smithers, one by one unpeeling layers of sweaters and coats that protected them from the cold.

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🔍Read Full ArticleTumbler Ridge:  Canada’s newest geopark?

Tumbler Ridge:  Canada’s newest geopark?

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔May 30, 2014

Tumbler Ridge was founded over 30 years ago on a single resource: coal.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Art and Science of Ski Making

The Art and Science of Ski Making

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Nov 25, 2013

James Fisher’s shop is a thing to behold. It dwarfs his house in downtown Smithers and is immaculate, despite the faint smell of epoxy.

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🔍Read Full ArticleComing out of the cave—Finding my diabetic tribe in the North

Coming out of the cave—Finding my diabetic tribe in the North

👤Sandra Smith 🕔Nov 25, 2013

The chairlift seat sways gently as it whisks me up the hill. I lower the safety bar and catch my breath. Those steep runs through powder burn tons of calories! It’s time to check my blood-sugar level.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLost in definition  Art lives in Smithers

Lost in definition Art lives in Smithers

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Oct 02, 2013

The creative process is a great and beautiful mystery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMeeting Mountains:  Kitwanga wilderness camp hosts international students

Meeting Mountains:  Kitwanga wilderness camp hosts international students

👤Norma Kerby 🕔Aug 01, 2013

What does a teenager from India have in common with a teenager from Peru or a First Nations youth from northern British Columbia?

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🔍Read Full ArticleOne hundred years wiser  Reflecting on our joint kungax during Smithers’ centennial

One hundred years wiser Reflecting on our joint kungax during Smithers’ centennial

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Aug 01, 2013

In the Witsuwit’en language, “yin tah” is the word for “land,” but it carries more weight and more context than its English equivalent.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe World’s Largest Fly Rod:  A true community art project

The World’s Largest Fly Rod:  A true community art project

👤Melissa Sawatsky 🕔Aug 01, 2013

In the 1980s, tourism promoters in British Columbia encouraged cities and towns to develop a roadside attraction or landmark that would draw visitors.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe House that Rick Built: back to the land along the Stikine

The House that Rick Built: back to the land along the Stikine

👤Norma Kerby 🕔May 31, 2013

After spending the winter of 1972 in a tipi north of Terrace, Rick and Barb McCutcheon were looking for somewhere to set up a permanent homestead.

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🔍Read Full ArticleAt the Wheel:  Prince Rupert gets a brewery

At the Wheel:  Prince Rupert gets a brewery

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔May 30, 2013

Prince Rupert gets a bad rap for its weather. The North Coast town is like the geeky kid in a schoolyard—often overlooked. But, also like that geeky kid, the town is full of hidden talents. When you look beyond its weather, Rupert is a truly spectacular place. Its air is fresh, clean, and invigorating—even breathing here feels good. Its water is clean and tasty, too, though its tannic colouring might suggest otherwise. And its people—those residents who choose to call Rupert home—are among the friendliest, happiest, and most welcoming people around. Three of those people are now poised to do something that will go down in Rupert history: they’re going to open a brewery.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Accidental Activist: how a back-woods crew of local yokels mobilized the North.

The Accidental Activist: how a back-woods crew of local yokels mobilized the North.

👤Amanda Follett Hosgood 🕔Mar 28, 2013

When faced with environmental threats, community advocates became environmental activists. They've won the battle for the Sacred Headwaters, but their biggest fight may be yet to come.

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