Arctic homicide 10x national average

Crime has doubled in Nunavut, Canada’s semi-autonomous Inuit territory in the last decade. Violent crime is 7 times higher than in southern Canada and there are 10 times the number of per capita homicides. If Nunavut were an independent state its per capita...

Royal Weddings and polar bears

Shock horror! A quick google of royal wedding dresses reveals Princess Anne looking lovely in her finery standing on a polar bear hide at Buck House. Isn’t this the women whose dad was a one-time head of the World Wildlife...

Demand for polar bear hides soars

A hiatus while I went on hols. Now back and discouraged to read this in the Alaska Dispatch about soaring demand for polar bear hides from Russia and China. While I’ll always champion the idea of the Arctic being a great plethora of places, all very different...

Yukon Cookbook

I’ve been thinking about food even more than usual. Arctic food in particular. In my notes from a recent trip to Alaska I came across some extracts fromĀ The Yukon Cookbook, which was lying on a shelf in my host’s house in Nome, Alaska. Of particular...