Advancing a Retreat

For the Arctic’s most storied lodge, an era ends—but a new one may begin

By Katie Weaver

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Back when Glenn Warner was a Mountie on a dog-team patrol through the Central Arctic, he passed through the small Inuit settlement of Bathurst Inlet and found his calling. His wife, Trish, fell in love with the place her first time seeing it, too. So in 1969, the couple did something new in the North: They launched an eco-tourism retreat. And even more audaciously, they brought on aboriginal partners. Two local Inuit families, the Kapolaks and Akoluks, became minority shareholders in the upstart Bathurst Inlet Lodge.

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Brewin’ for change

A Yellowknife brewer’s struggle to operate might force us to take a look at our liquor laws. The view isn’t pretty. By Ashleigh Gaul, Photo by Angela Gzowski

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These days, Fletcher Stevens spends a lot of time drinking beer in the afternoon. 

It’s Monday, much of Yellowknife is still at work. Stevens pours me a mini-pint of dark brown ale. His wife, Miranda, prepares a cheese platter in the kitchen and clucks, “You trying to get her schplashed?”

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