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Paddlenorth wins National Outdoor Book Award

Greystone Books is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kingsley has been awarded the 2015 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) for Outdoor Literature in Non-Fiction for her first book, Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild.

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The Banff Centre: Grizzly Bear Babysitter

When I was at The Banff Centre last year for the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the filmmakers there asked me to tell them a story. Bears came to mind, Grizzly Bear Babysitting, in fact. Click through to see their incredible animation.

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CBC Books: On Canada Writes

"Before the jury decides on a shortlist and winner for each cycle of CBC Literary Prizes, all of the entries received in each category are carefully winnowed down to a longlist by a team of readers who themselves are published Canadian authors. Jennifer Kingsley was a reader for the 2015 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. In her own words, she tells us how the experience reshaped her map of Canada."

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Meet the North goes live!

My latest project, Meet the North, is up and running, and I'm running with it. In the past two months, I've reported from Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Nunavut. I leave for Greenland very soon and will be back to Iceland in September.

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Globe and Mail: Sacred Waters

"To truly understand the wonders of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, follow the river that shaped its history" My first journey to Cambodia had some twists and turns. My mission to follow the sacred rivers of Angkor from their source to their mouth became this feature story for the Globe and Mail.

Tips for Travelers: Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry

I'm asking people of the north this question: You meet someone who is traveling to the north for the first time. What advice do you have for them? This time I talked to Katherine Breen and Eric McNair-Landry

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Follow the Fish

I'm a Field Correspondent with an Arctic mission, but before I head north I'm looking around home for connections to the higher latitudes. . . By the time I saw Lycodes paamiuti, an obscure fish dragged from the Arctic Ocean, it had been reduced to a droplet of clear liquid at the bottom of a plastic vial. I was at the finish line of a relay that had started far, far away.

Tips for Travelers: Richard van Camp

Four million people live above the Arctic Circle and many more make up the world's northern cultures. For those of us who are travelers, visitors or guests, going north may feel like a trip into the unknown. Perhaps you are wondering how to prepare for life way up there. I asked Richard van Camp.

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Radiotonic: Arctic Sound, Lost and Found

While cruising the Northwest Passage, Jennifer sought out the sounds of her environment and found a friend who helped her connect back to the land outside the window.

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Banff Centre Radio: A Mighty Force of Nature

Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.

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Cottage Life: Beyond the Honeybee

Scientists, farmers, and beekeepers are paying attention. Now that the world's most infamous insecticides are turning up in lakes, you should too.

Where I’m from, where I’m going

I have a new assignment in 2015 as the Field Correspondent for Lindblad Expeditions in partnership with National Geographic. As I get ready to head north later this spring, I've written an introduction to me, to the project and to my hopes and dreams for the year.

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Where are the Women?

Click through to watch Leanne Allison's three minute video from the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival about women and adventure. And about looking around the room . . .

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Now You See It: An Orchestra of Words

Many months ago, composer Lola Perrin and sound recordist Christian Dymond got in touch with me about this project. They wanted voices to speak about climate change and asked if I would participate. The result is a mix of voices and music being debuted this month in the U.K.

New Beginnings and Fewer Grey Hairs

Here's a short list of things that delighted, surprised and scared me the first month of life as a Field Correspondent. Read on . . .

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