Monthly Archives: March 2014
Gameti is a small village in the Northwest Territories with a population of about 320 residents. Formerly known as Rae Lakes (there are a number of communities in the Territories that have returned to their traditional Indigenous titles), it’s a traditional trapping village located in the North Slave Region. Gameti was to be the last [...]
A week prior to my Northwest Territory journey, I learned that a friend and former colleague, Vimala, who was a publicist at Penguin Canada, had moved to Yellowknife months ago. I messaged her on Facebook and made plans to hang out when I was in the city.
Vimala was an extremely generous and knowledgable guide to [...]
The plane ride back to Yellowknife wasn’t crowded, and people seemed to treat it like a bus: just grab any free seat. We stopped over in Norman Wells, and a group of fairly rough-and-tumble oil industry workers boarded, with nearly every passenger taking two mini rum bottles at a time.
My first night back in Yellowknife, [...]
You may not know this about me, but I’m now an official lifetime member of the Order of Arctic Adventurers. That’s right. I crossed the Arctic Circle, and for accomplishing this feat, the town of Inuvik gave me a certificate. If you ever visit Inuvik, be sure to drop in at City Hall; they’ll give [...]