RHIANNON RUSSELL

Journalist. Fact-checker. Writer for hire.

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ABOUT

Rhiannon is a freelance journalist based in Whitehorse, Yukon. She's written for The Walrus, Up Here, Maclean’s, Outside, Canadian Running, Up Here Business, The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Hazlitt, and Canadian Living, among other publications.

She also works as a fact-checker, and has fact-checked stories for Hazlitt, The Walrus, Reader's Digest, Style at Home, and The Deep.

 
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WORK

 

THIS COUPLE EMBARKED ON A HIKE ACROSS CANADA AND HASN’T LOOKED BACK, BROADVIEW

June 2022

NUNAVUT IS WRITING THE BIGGEST LAND USE PLAN IN THE WORLD, THE NARWHAL

January 2022

THE DREAM MAKERS, UP HERE

Nov/Dec 2021

HOW TO FIX THE NORTH'S BIGGEST PROBLEM, UP HERE

Sept/Oct 2021

THE ORIGINAL NORTH, UP HERE

March/April 2021

THE ETHICS OF PANDEMIC TRAVEL, THE WALRUS

Nov. 2, 2020

BACK FROM THE BRINK, UP HERE

Summer 2020

THE SHINY NEW UNIVERSITY IN CANADA'S NORTH, UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS

June 2020

THIS INDIGENOUS SKINCARE BRAND BLENDS SCIENCE AND SQUAMISH TRADITIONS, FLARE

November 2019

HOW MATTHEW LIEN TOOK A MUSICAL REVOLUTION FROM YUKON TO TAIWAN—AND BACK, MACLEAN'S

February 2019

HOW HILLARY ALLEN OVERCAME A TRAUMATIC INJURY, OUTSIDE

June 2018

HELL & BACK, CANADIAN LIVING

June 2018

A HIGH-STAKES LAND-USE BATTLE AT THE PRISTINE HEART OF THE YUKON, THE WALRUS

April 2017

CHUG, RUN, REPEAT, THE WALRUS

July/August 2016

HOME TRUTHS, MAISONNEUVE

Nominated for a National Magazine Award
January 2016