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🔍Read Full ArticleSaltwater Hank

Saltwater Hank

🕔May 04, 2018

Getting back to bluegrass basics.

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🔍Read Full ArticleCreative Space

Creative Space

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔May 04, 2018

Whatever we create, the environment we are in leaves an imprint on our work. Many artists crave isolation during the creative process, but some encourage outsiders to interrupt and even influence the direction of the pieces. Six northern BC artists discuss their creative spaces and what makes them so significant to the work they produce.

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🔍Read Full ArticleGood Egg Records

Good Egg Records

🕔May 04, 2018

The latest addition to Prince George is a homegrown record label.

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🔍Read Full ArticleHaida Gwaii: The Board Game

Haida Gwaii: The Board Game

🕔Mar 09, 2018

Incorporating Haida cultural history, Nang K’uulas develops a new strategy game

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🔍Read Full ArticleStealing Time

Stealing Time

🕔Mar 09, 2018

Photo Essay by Talon Gillis

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🔍Read Full ArticlePassing Through

Passing Through

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Mar 09, 2018

Yawning and leg stretching at the visitor centre. The city connects highways and breaks up a train route, but the distances are vast. Some travellers collect brochures and pile them in their car doors. Others invest in small mementos: a printed mug or a wooden Mr. PG. A few leave behind their stories.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Penguin

The Penguin

🕔Mar 09, 2018

Patrick Williston gets the last word

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🔍Read Full ArticlePaint Swatch Writing Contest

Paint Swatch Writing Contest

🕔Feb 22, 2018

Sharpen your pencils & your wit for Northword's first writing contest!

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🔍Read Full ArticleUnlocking

Unlocking

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Feb 17, 2018

A beautiful piece of short fiction by Jo Boxwell

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🔍Read Full ArticleIn Utero

In Utero

👤Melissa Sawatsky 🕔Feb 17, 2018

Melissa Sawatsky's devastingly honest personal essay

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🔍Read Full ArticleEdge of the World

Edge of the World

👤Dave Quinn 🕔Feb 17, 2018

The beginning of a thing is often not recognized as such until long after, or indeed until an ending appears on the horizon. Such was the case in the fall of 1994, when four dirtbags pooled their limited resources and headed north from Vancouver and the Kootenays to undertake a month-long sea-kayak trip in Gwaii Hanaas National Park Reserve.

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🔍Read Full ArticleThe Crawl

The Crawl

🕔Feb 17, 2018

Patrick Williston lives in Smithers in a mountainside home with a dark and spidery crawl space. When days are longer, you will find him and his family gunkholing around the Chatham Sea in an old sailboat. This is his first piece of fiction for Northword.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLemur

Lemur

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Feb 17, 2018

I dreamt you were a lemur...

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🔍Read Full ArticleBeginnings

Beginnings

🕔Feb 13, 2018

Check out Northword's latest publication, a collection of northern stories and amazing images.

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🔍Read Full ArticleA Terror of Tyrannosaurs

A Terror of Tyrannosaurs

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Nov 06, 2017

The best way to see ancient dinosaur footprints is in the dark. It’s also the best way to feel that tingly sensation on the back of your neck. Jo Boxwell takes us to Tumbler Ridge, where lantern tours of the dino trackways are a mainstay of the growing paleo-tourism industry.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBy Boat

By Boat

🕔Nov 06, 2017

In Haida Gwaii, the dark months of winter mean more time for things like hunting trips. Join photographer Joseph Crawford as he explores abandoned buildings and the subdued coastal landscapes while on a boat-access hunting excursion.

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🔍Read Full ArticleSimbiyez Wilson

Simbiyez Wilson

👤Melissa Sawatsky 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Her name means “child of the stars.” And Witsuwit’en singer-songwriter Simbiyez Wilson seems to be living up to the name.

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🔍Read Full ArticleHelp Yourself

Help Yourself

🕔Sep 11, 2017

Ging Gang Hla tllGad Independent Music and Arts Co-operative

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🔍Read Full ArticleFuture Past

Future Past

👤Paul Glover 🕔Sep 11, 2017

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” - Søren Kierkegaard

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🔍Read Full ArticleCreative Connections

Creative Connections

👤Melissa Sawatsky 🕔May 01, 2017

From Prince George to Prince Rupert, creative folks join forces to enhance their respective cultures, and northern BC culture as a whole. Collaboration at its best in three northern communities.

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🔍Read Full ArticleCasse-Tête

Casse-Tête

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔May 01, 2017

Collaborations on experimental music

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🔍Read Full ArticleMichelle Stoney

Michelle Stoney

👤Melissa Sawatsky 🕔Feb 27, 2017

The future of First Nations art

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🔍Read Full ArticleMind (over) Mountains

Mind (over) Mountains

🕔Feb 27, 2017

"Everyone deserves to enjoy the mountains." Talon Gillis inspires with his photo essay.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePerception Problem

Perception Problem

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Feb 27, 2017

Prince George’s reputation for crime is a harsh reality for some and a bizarre background for others.

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🔍Read Full ArticleBaby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

👤Matt J. Simmons 🕔Nov 25, 2016

Staying warm with live music

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🔍Read Full ArticleTrue Coldness

True Coldness

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Nov 25, 2016

It is being on the edge of everything; being in the North, experiencing true coldness, even fleetingly from the deck of a cozy home in a warming climate.

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🔍Read Full ArticleLife in Dead Places

Life in Dead Places

👤Jo Boxwell 🕔Oct 03, 2016

Morels like dead places. Brains on the outside. Greyish honeycombs on stems. That’s what we have in common. We aren’t pretty and we thrive in dead places.

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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 ArticleSquirrels: The Kids of the Back Yard

Squirrels: The Kids of the Back Yard

👤Al Lehmann 🕔Oct 09, 2015

“God, the kids were squirrely in my class today!”

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🔍Read Full ArticleFernando’s Finger

Fernando’s Finger

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Mar 27, 2015

Fiction

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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 ArticleHow Raven found his lunch:  Stories across cultures of an eternally hungry bird

How Raven found his lunch:  Stories across cultures of an eternally hungry bird

👤Emily Bulmer 🕔Nov 26, 2014

Corvus corax. We-gyet. Trickster.

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🔍Read Full ArticleMountain garden: Discovering grace in the great northern wilderness

Mountain garden: Discovering grace in the great northern wilderness

👤Al Lehmann 🕔Aug 04, 2014

It was another perfect Saturday among the many this summer.

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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 ArticleSadie’s Bone

Sadie’s Bone

👤Jane Stevenson 🕔Mar 29, 2013

Fiction.

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🔍Read Full ArticlePast present:
 Thrill of the hill

Past present:
 Thrill of the hill

👤Jill Wigmore 🕔Feb 01, 2012

I realized it was a mistake as soon as I looked down: the slope transformed suddenly into a vertical field of moguls. I slid a glance at my daughter standing next to me, and her brave face and wobbly stance nearly did me in. She was on downhill skis for the first time in her nine years on the planet. I had made a mistake—many mistakes, in fact—and the bumps in front of us were just one.

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🔍Read Full ArticleDeep Art: Creative reports from the wilds of Gwaii Haanas

Deep Art: Creative reports from the wilds of Gwaii Haanas

👤Frances Riley 🕔Feb 01, 2012

The concept was simple: take several artists, remove them from their usual surroundings, and immerse them in the wildest parts of Gwaii Haanas—the rugged, mossy park that covers much of the remote southern end of Haida Gwaii. With only a guide and each other for company, this would promote an intense absorption with the landscape, deeply influencing the resulting artwork.

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