into blue noon: over a frozen road

This is my last Ice Cubicle blog post, a wrap to an intriguing project that has left me with a long list of ice-related ideas to explore. There are so many things I didn't get to writing about - more on glaciers and ice-shelves disappearing due to climate change; the timeline of Ice House Detroit,… Continue reading into blue noon: over a frozen road

Arctica: circumpolar online mag seeks subs

(February 2010 update: Arctica is now set to launch on Friday, February 12, online and in a little studio in Whitehorse too, if you're nearby) Just before I moved to Dawson in April, a writer friend in Vancouver e-introduced me to an editor/writer in Whitehorse who was putting together an editorial team to plan an… Continue reading Arctica: circumpolar online mag seeks subs

Tuktoyaktuk ice road: in liquid form

One tricky thing about the North is that, when it's summer or even fall, your body finds it hard to remember that everything within sight (including yourself) will soon return to living inside a thick layer of deep cold for more than half of the year. The Dempster Highway, Canada's most northern road, ends at… Continue reading Tuktoyaktuk ice road: in liquid form

Ice Palaces in Montreal, 1883-89

With the exception of remote luxury ice-hotels and a few contemporary winter festivals, large-scale, humanly constructed ice architecture has become increasingly rare. This is either a shame or simply a reflection of our increasingly pragmatic culture, depending on your perspective. But from 1883-1889, anyone living in or traveling to Montreal could enjoy the incredible Ice… Continue reading Ice Palaces in Montreal, 1883-89