Jimmy Thomson

Freelance environmental journalist covering the Arctic for the CBC and DeSmog Canada
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May 13, 2019
Introducing Land Crafted

A five-part video series on the unique challenges facing northern Indigenous entrepreneurs, coming Tuesday Canada’s North can be a difficult place to live, and a much harder place to make a living as a business owner. The odds are stacked against…

May 13, 2019
An Inuk comes home through art

Nooks Lindell moved from his home in Arviat, Nunavut, to Ottawa as a child. The subsequent loss of his Inuit identity haunted him into adulthood. Returning to the North, he began rediscovering his culture through art and design — a hobby he parlayed…

Jul 17, 2018
The Clues In The Water

Cascading down every stream and river, and swirling in every tide, is a wealth of information. Scoop up a handful of that water and it can tell you what fish are spawning upstream; what larvae are digging in amongst the pebbles to moult; perhaps even …

Jun 9, 2018
This is Giant Mine

Space-age pipes loom over me, two-pronged fingers jutting straight up at the sky. They plunge into the earth under our feet, where, like a steampunk Lovecraftian nightmare, the pipes full of carbon dioxide freeze a quarter-million tonnes of deadly …