• Bobby Martin
    Bobby Martin

    Bobby Martin

    [Adam Beach]

    The son of a legendary Dene bush pilot, Bobby practically grew up in the Arctic Air hangar. But after his father's death, Bobby left Yellowknife to carve his own path as a venture capitalist in Vancouver. For the better part...

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  • Krista Ivarson
    Krista Ivarson

    Krista Ivarson

    [Pascale Hutton]

    Much like Bobby, Krista grew up in shadow of her father, Mel, the crusty co-founder of Arctic Air. A talented pilot and natural leader, Krista garners respect around the Arctic Air hangar.  Smoking hot in a careless, workboots-and-baggy-sweatshirt sort of...

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  • Mel Ivarson
    Mel Ivarson

    Mel Ivarson

    [Kevin McNulty]

    For over thirty years, Mel Ivarson has run Arctic Air the only way he knows how:  his way.  An old-school, rugged bush pilot at heart, Mel would rather stay ten thousand feet above the fools, bureaucrats and balance books that...

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  • Blake Laviolette
    Blake Laviolette

    Blake Laviolette

    [John Reardon]

    He's Krista's rival as a young top-gun pilot.  A sharp-dressing pilot from Winnipeg, Blake (like Krista) has wanted to be a pilot since he was a little kid.  Unlike Krista, Blake's loyalty to Arctic Air - and to pretty much...

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  • Loreen Cassway
    Loreen Cassway

    Loreen Cassway

    [Carmen Moore]

    Rock solid, formidably self-possessed, Loreen coordinates the day-to-day running of Arctic Air, overseeing the schedule and liaising with the clients - who can range from the manager of the food co-op at some far-flung outpost who's jonesing for his potato...

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  • Dev Panwar
    Dev Panwar

    Dev Panwar

    [Stephen Lobo]

    The ultimate fish-out-of water, a homesick stranger trying to find his place in a very strange land, Dev is a flight school graduate from India.  He arrives at Arctic Air with a diploma, a dream and a dawning expression of...

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  • Astrid Poulsen
    Astrid Poulsen

    Astrid Poulsen

    Astrid is Swedish, from the small northern town of Skovde, and has been working at Arctic Air for six months.  Athletic and intense, Astrid is - unlike Dev - completely at home in the North.  She was a competitive biathlete...

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  • Cece Cooper
    Cece Cooper

    Cece Cooper

    [Timothy Webber]

    The man responsible for keeping Arctic Air's aging fleet airborne, sometimes (quite literally) with nothing but ingenuity and duct tape.  Mercifully, he's up to the task.  Cece is a mechanical savant who can MacGyver almost anything - he once used...

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  • Tag Cummins
    Tag Cummins

    Tag Cummins

    [Niall Matter]

    Tag is the ultimate free spirit, with all of the positives and the negatives inherent in that description

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  • Caitlin Janvier
    Caitlin Janvier

    Caitlin Janvier

    [Tanaya Beatty]

    Strong-willed and rebellious, Caitlin's involvement with a bad crowd in her home town of Jackson River was a big part of Nelson's decision to bring her south with him to Yellowknife, in search of a fresh start.  Caitlin genuinely loves...

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  • Petra Hossa
    Petra Hossa

    Petra Hossa

    [Lexa Doig]

    She and Bobby were high school sweethearts, but only briefly.  She discovered she was pregnant soon after he left YK, but told him she didn't want him involved - the two of them had already broken up, and fiercely independent...

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  • Connor Hossa
    Connor Hossa

    Connor Hossa

    [West Tomelden]

    Bobby and Petra's eleven-year-old son.  He's a great kid - curious and adventuresome and well-adjusted - and he has no idea that Bobby is his father.  They've never even laid eyes on one another.  But they'll meet soon enough, under...

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  • Jim McAllister
    Jim McAllister

    Jim McAllister

    Rugged and free-wheeling, he’s a twenty-first century guy with a Geology degree and the instincts of an old-time gold-seeker.

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  • Bruce Ward
    Bruce Ward

    Bruce Ward

    When Zack was murdered, Bruce stepped in to take over Ward Trucking

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  • Lindsay Gallagher
    Lindsay Gallagher

    Lindsay Gallagher

    [Rebecca Marshall]

    Based in Yellowknife, she is responsible for making a regular circuit of Northern communities too small to warrant their own police officer

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  • Ronnie Dearman
    Ronnie Dearman

    Ronnie Dearman

    [Brian Markinson]

    He's a cowboy-booted business buccaneer, based in Calgary, where he runs a highly successful mineral exploration company. Equal parts folksy charm, visionary acumen and ruthless calculation, Dearman is aggressively expanding his operations into the North, to capitalize on the Arctic...

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  • Deanna Martin
    Deanna Martin

    Deanna Martin

    [Michelle Thrush]

    Bobby's sister and Hailey's mother. A born rebel, Deanna took a long detour through dark places, including teenage single motherhood and alcoholism.  But she has pulled her life together in spectacular fashion, and is a force to be reckoned with. ...

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  • Tommy Pembroke
    Tommy Pembroke

    Tommy Pembroke

    It’s no secret that Tommy ran with a rough crowd when he was growing up in Yellowknife

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  • Nelson Janvier
    Nelson Janvier

    Nelson Janvier

    Unlike Dev and Astrid, Nelson has no dream of becoming a pilot.  He just wants a chance to build a decent life for himself and his troubled 15-year-old sister, CAITLIN.  A skilled Dene hunter and trapper from a small Northern...

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  • Hailey Martin
    Hailey Martin

    Hailey Martin

    [Sera-Lys McArthur]

    Assistant Cargo Manager. Bobby's niece and Deanna's daughter, Hailey is cheerful, outgoing, and confident.  Shee] is keen to launch her married life with Kirby, without sacrificing her independence. Like her uncle Bobby, she can be impetuous and stubborn - sometimes...

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  • Kirby Nystoruk
    Kirby Nystoruk

    Kirby Nystoruk

    A YK boy, born and bred, Kirby has been working for three years as a mechanic at Arctic Air.  It's a chance to build a career - and to learn from the master, Cece Cooper.  Awkward and painfully prone to...

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  • Doc Hossa
    Doc Hossa

    Doc Hossa

    Petra's father.  An exuberant, booming bull of a man, Doc Hossa is a doctor who worked for a number of years in YK before pouring his savings into a lifelong dream: a remote Northern fishing camp.  As a man of...

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  • Shontal Hicks
    Shontal Hicks

    Shontal Hicks

    With two tours in Iraq under her belt, this former U.S. Air Force pilot turned down offers from the major airlines before moving to Yellowknife with dreams of northern flying. Shontal began her civilian career with Twin Lakes Airlines, but...

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  • Rita Gilbride
    Rita Gilbride

    Rita Gilbride

    Originally from Vancouver, she worked for a number of years as a health care professional down south before burning out.  She came North fifteen years ago, fell in love with it, and has carved a niche for herself as a...

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  • Zachary Ward
    Zachary Ward

    Zachary Ward

    The owner of a YK-based trucking company, and a leader in the Dene community, Zach at first glance is a role model: tough but fair, an energetic supporter of Dene economic initiatives, always ready to lend a word of...

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