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The Pond Inlet, Nunavut hockey team gets ready for the 24 hour journey across the tundra to arrive at their game. Photo by Eric Guth.

Getting to know the “un-Googleable Arctic”

When Jennifer Kingsley first travelled to Canada’s Arctic, she didn’t expect to become captivated by its people. Yet after two 50-day canoe trips across the country’s northern reaches, Kingsley felt she’d missed something important. While the landscapes were beautiful and sprawling, the Ottawa-based journalist realized she’d met barely anyone who lived there.

Photo by Jason Myerson

Art Angle: Laura Rose Swan

Art Angle is a new column by Apt613 contributor Jason Myerson. Speaking with Ottawa artists about their craft and the creation of a business, Jason has met artists who knit, chop, chat, paint, write, tattoo, and build fairy houses from forest detritus—truth. Their stories are a curious mix of personality and of the professional.