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Now This Here's the Story about the Tshiuetin Line - Labrador's Railway: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 20

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Down the Tshiuetin Line is a mighty good road, Oh the Tshiuetin Line is that road to ride... Time for Yours Truly to move on down from Labrador to...

Lakes and Forests in West Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 20

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.17.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Sunday, Bloody Sunday in Wabush in far west Labrador. We decide to sleep in today after all those early morning wake-ups to not catch planes. It's 090...

Along the Trans-Labrador Highway: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 19

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The flight back to Goose Bay is aboard a DHC-6 of Innu Mikun, the other airline serving Labrador's north coast, created by the Innu people of Nitassin...

At the End of the Line in Northern Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 18

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.10.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's a whole new meaning to Canada Dry up here in Nunatsiavut, Labrador's autonomous Inuit area. It's not the beverage company of that name and its...

Once More to the Friendly Skies of Labrador: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front -- Part 17

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

It's cold, the dark grey clouds are lowering ever lower, the water is even darker, the summer thunder of far northern climes is rumbling out a tattoo of titanic belches, we're way, way beyond the remotest back of beyond, and I'm saying wow, isn't this wild.

Getting the Labrador Show on the Road -- Back to Square One: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front, Part 16

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.01.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We don't even have to go through security -- the first time that's happened to me -- for the 45-minute flight to Rigolet, then a further 25 minutes on to Makkovik, aboard a 19-seat clapped out old DHC-6 Twin Otter STOL (short take-off and landing).

An Unhappy Happening in Happy Valley: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 15

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This time the idea is for a glorious boat trip north up the coast of Labrador in a 'luxury cabin' aboard the Northern Ranger ferry to the little villages of Nunatsiavut, the province's autonomous Inuit area, which means 'our beautiful land' in Inuit.

To Labrador We'll Go, Air Canada Permitting: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front - Part 14

Mike Arkus | Posted 11.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

I'm not going to try to get to Labrador on mainland Canada's far North Atlantic coast by land and sea. That would involve getting a 13-hour bus journe...

10 Things You Didn't Know about Rachel Maddow's Roots

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

Without further ado, here are some snippets of Ms. Maddow's family history.