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New Ornithology Resource for the Boreal Forest

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

A new birding resource for the boreal forest arrives on bookshelves: Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario, 2001-2005. The Boreal Bird Blog describes it as a must have resource: “On the most fundamental level, the Atlas is a tremendous resource in answering the question, ‘What birds are Boreal birds’ … Each written account contains [...]

Literary Prize Awarded to Elizabeth Hay for Novel Set in Yellowknife

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Previously a CBC Radio Producer in Yellownife in the 1970s, Elizabeth Hay wins the prestigious Giller Prize for her novel “Late Nights on Air.” Set against the backdrop of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the vividly exposed northern landscape, the novel follows the story of a group of transplants to the North, as they [...]

Parks Canada Newsletter: “Taking Care of Naha Dehé” (the South Nahanni River Watershed)

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

I just received the first issue of the newsletter from Parks Canada on the Nahanni Park Expansion (summer 2007). It contains pullouts on a Nahanni Dall Sheep Study, Grizzly Bear Research, Woodland Caribou Research, the North Karst, and Glacier Retreat Monitoring. It contains updates on the Deh Cho and Sahtu processes, protecting heritage and traditional [...]

Book Launch: 50 Years of Printmaking at Cape Dorset

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Kinngait Studios (the graphics program of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) is a printmaking co-operative that has provided 50 years of support to independent community artists in the North, and was influential in reshaping community development approaches in Nunavut and beyond. “Cape Dorset Prints: A Retrospective” examines the 50 year history of this dynamic Inuit [...]

Gretel Ehrlich and The Ukiivik Far North Expedition

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

She was struck by lightening in 1993 (Match to the Heart), her first book of prose received significant acclaim and won the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award (Solace of Open Spaces), and now she sets out on a year long journey of the Circumpolar North for a book “the Farthest North: The End of Ice” [...]

Jamie Bastedo on the Mackenzie River and Trans Canada Trail

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

For two years in a row, NWT author Jamie Bastedo has traveled the Mackenzie and Slave Rivers for the NWT Recreation and Parks Association to document this historic river route and to provide a guide to the NWT portion of the Trans Canada Trail. Intended as more than a set of maps and river notes, [...]

Paul Nicklen Wins First Prize in World Press Photo Contest

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

His second time winning top honors in the World Press Photo contest, Nicklen says his keen interest in watching wildlife and growing up in a small Inuit community in Baffin Island nurtured his interest in photography and photo journalism. Previously a wildlife biologist in the Northwest Territories, Nicklen says he pursued and pestered international magazines [...]

Northern Ontario Canoe Atlas

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

The much anticipated Canoeing Atlas for Northern Ontario (by Jonathan Berger and Thomas Terry) is due to be released March 2007. The book covers canoe routes for the Hudson’s Bay watershed in Northern Ontario, and includes lots of photos, detailed maps, and route annotations. The area does not yet have a comprehensive guide, and this [...]