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Paddlenorth wins National Outdoor Book Award

November 13th, 2015 Tags: , , , , , ,
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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

October 22nd, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
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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

September 22nd, 2015 Tags: , ,
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“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!

July 26th, 2015 Tags: , , , , , ,
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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

June 20th, 2015 Tags: , , ,
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“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

May 25th, 2015 Tags: , ,
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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

May 5th, 2015 Tags: , ,
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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

May 1st, 2015 Tags: , ,
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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.

Radiotonic: Arctic Sound, Lost and Found

April 27th, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
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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

April 27th, 2015 Tags: , , ,
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Jennifer Kingsley revisits the bear attacks that shook Banff National Park in 1980 when The Black Grizzly of Whiskey Creek was on the move.