Patti-Kay Hamilton is no stranger to the wild side. She came North in 1970 to paddle wild rivers. She moved to the family trapline in the wilderness north of Yellowknife where she ran a dog team, visited fishnets and raised her son. She was recruited by CBC as a color commentator for a dog race and that led to a 30 year career as a radio journalist. Since retiring her stories have been printed in several publications including “Coming Home” the first anthology by northern writers, Up Here, The Edge, Her Story and Legion magazines. Last year her story “The Hunter and the Swan” was chosen out of 1800 submissions as the winner in the 2014 Canada Writes creative non-fiction competition.