It's Hard to Get Drugs in Canada's North. It's Even Harder to Get Help

Communities in Canada's territories may be small, but they can have big-city problems with drugs and alcohol.


Saving the Arctic's 'Last Ice Area' Is a Race Against Time

Canada has moved to protect the region, where Arctic wildlife is expected to make its last stand against climate change. Scientists say it's not enough.


I Am Banned from Visiting All Nunavut Prisons After Reporting on Alleged Abuses

I've been collecting first-hand accounts from one of Canada’s most violent, dilapidated, and overcrowded northern jails for four years.


What Canada’s Military Looks Like at the Arctic Front

Acclaimed photographer Philip Cheung’s new series looks at what Canadian soldiers are doing post-Afghanistan.


Prisoners held in solitary speak out about notorious Iqaluit jail

"I feel like an animal," said one. But the Nunavut government defends its use of segregation.


Father killed trying to protect his children from a polar bear​

Family member accuses tourism company of making bears more dangerous.


Sun Drenched Polaroids From a Summer in the Arctic

An eye-opening trip through the Northwest Passage.


Alcohol Prohibition Is Ending in Canada’s Most Northern Capital City

A new alcohol store is opening in Iqaluit, Nunavut after years of prohibition.


Here’s How the Provinces Are Preparing for Weed Legalization

Justin Trudeau is leaving a lot of the hard work of legal weed to the provinces. So we asked what they will do.


Rogue polar bears are putting the strain on bear guards in Canada’s Arctic

People risking their lives to fend off polar bears in northern towns


The Women Trying to Make Periods More Affordable in Northern Indigenous Communities

Tampons can cost more than twice as much Canada’s far north.


One Day in a Northwest Territories Court Tells You Everything You Need to Know About a Broken System

We spent an entire day in Yellowknife's Courtroom 2, where facing charges for alcohol-fueled violence and stealing $300 worth of meat are the least of the problems.