” ‘And where exactly in the Northwest Territories is that?’ Since moving to the north, we’ve come across this problem several times. A surprising number of Canadians, it turns out, have no idea what or where Nunavut is.” Our newly transplanted correspondent, Keith Collier, takes a look at some of the history of the North in his latest entry to 61st Parallel.

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