True North Rising: 50 years of memories from Whit Fraser

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IMG-2494I wanted to review this book because it’s a reporter’s memoir and a good one, by someone who’s been everywhere and met seemingly every interesting person in the North. 

But Jim Bell over at Nunatsiaq News beat me to it, and his review of this “big-hearted” book sums it up so well that I’m going to defer to him entirely.

“An expression of abiding love for northern Canada and its people, True North Rising is an irresistible collection of stories, rants, and intimate confessions,” Bell writes. I urge you to read his full review here.  

Whit Fraser, if you didn’t know, spent several years with the CBC, starting in Iqaluit (then Frobisher Bay) and then Yellowknife, where he wound up running the CBC’s coverage of the Berger Inquiry into the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline. He later became the founding chairman of the Canadian Polar Commission and later still, executive…

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