Drawn to Quebec: The Northwest Territories Connection

Photo: Illustration © Bethann G. Merkle, 2015

Grocery prices, which seem exorbitant to us 'southerners', are a (somewhat contentious) fact of modern northern life.

Although the Northwest Territories are more likely to be lumped with "the North" than "the West" technically, Tulit'a - a small Dene First Nations community of some 500 inhabitants I visited in March - is farther west than most of the United States and Canada.