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Eric McNair-Landry-promoting Inuit history through kayaks

Centuries before Europeans ever ventured into the Arctic with their large ungainly sailing ships, the Inuit had devised a simply, fast, agile craft called the kayak, or Qajak. Eric McNair-Landry, born and raised in the Arctic on Baffin Island, Eric» 

Politics Today – April 26, 2015

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the electoral reaction to the tabling of a federal budget by the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He reports on the budget in Canada’s most populous» 

The LINK Online Sat.,April 25, 2015

Your hosts today, Marc and Wojtek. Canada’s Official Opposition NDP party leader Thomas Mulcair accused the government of voting against his party’s motion for a tax break for small businesses, then putting it in Tuesday’s (April 21) federal budget. © PC/Adrian» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Mining, environment and polar politics – Arctic week in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: -Canada hands the two-year rotating chairmanship of» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics

Canada wraps up two year chairmanship of Arctic Council

“No one knows better more than the people who live here how to survive and to thrive in the Arctic environment,” said Canada’s Minister of Environment Leona Leona Aglukkaq and Minister for the Arctic Council as she chaired her last» 

History, International

Armenian genocide 1915-2015, Canada remembers

Canadians of Armenian descent are attending various ceremonies across Canada today to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of what is now known as the Armenian Genocide. One hundred years ago today, the Ottoman Turkish empire began an almost» 

Economy, Health, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Vancouver at odds over medical marijuana sales

A tempest is brewing between Canada’s federal government and the City of Vancouver over marijuana. Rona Ambrose is not happy with Vancouver’s move to regulate dispensaries. © CP Photo/Sean Kilpatrick Specifically: medical marijuana and the city’s plans to start regulating those» 

Omar Khadr wins bail appeal

Former Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr will soon get his first taste of freedom in over a decade. The Canadian-born former child soldier, who is serving out an eight-year sentence in prison in Innisfail, Alberta, was granted bail by an Alberta» 

Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Senate faces another crisis as Speaker dies

Canada’s much-maligned Senate has suffered another blow as it attempts to weather a crisis of rising proportions, most notably the trial of disgraced former senator Mike Duffy for allegedly filing fraudulent living and travel expense claims. Senate Speaker Pierre Claude» 

History, International, Military

History: April 24-25 1951: Canadians stem the tide in Korea

As they had so often in the two world wars. outnumbered Canadian troops in Korea once again held their ground against the enemy. Some 40 kilometres north of the Republic of Korea capital, Seoul, and within sight of the town»