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Exciting discovery in Canadian Arctic.

For archaeologists and anthropologists, it’s an extremely exciting and rare find. They have begun work on a rare site of driftwood houses used by the Inuvialuit people of the high Arctic hundreds of years ago.  In fact, the one being» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Hobby drones: more popular, more concerns

Small remote-controlled personal drones, originally a hobby activity, have morphed into many useful roles. Coupled with cameras, they’re used now by farmers to check on crops, by real-estate agents to provide new views of properties to prospective clients, and so» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Agreement ends mine blockade in northwest British Columbia

The owner of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the British Columbia interior has signed an agreement with a First Nation to review a tailing facility at another mine it plans to open later this year. The agreement» 

Environment, International, Politics, Society

Canada’s foreign affairs minister talks Arctic, Ukraine with Norway

Arctic issues and Russia’s actions in Ukraine took centre stage as Canada’s foreign affairs minister John Baird wrapped up a visit to Norway on Friday. “Norway is a strong international partner and NATO ally for Canada,” said Baird in a» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

A go-slow approach to Arctic tourism

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Arctic tourism is often touted in Canada, and other circumpolar regions, as a sustainable way to promote economic development in remote northern regions. It both puts money in» 

Economy, Environment, History, Lifestyle, Society

British Columbia ghost-town for sale

Bradian, British Columbia, and the 22 boarded up houses within it, could be yours for under a million dollars.  That’s about the same price as many houses in Vancouver and Toronto these days. Bradian is in one of the most» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Science and Technology, Society

North gets new Research Council funding

The federal government will fund a new $17-million National Research Council program in Canada’s North. The Arctic-focused program will concentrate on resource development, transportation and shipping, marine safety technologies and community infrastructure. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement on» 

Animals, Environment, Science and Technology, Society

Moose-mating project expands in Maritimes

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says 198 hectares of land has been added to the land already put aside, for the so-called ‘Moose-sex project’, bringing the total to 1,012 hectares. Moose number as many as 30,000 in New Brunswick, but» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary most liveable cities

The most liveable cities in the world, according to ‘The Economist’ magazine, include three Canadian cities in the top 10. Toronto skyline during the winter, with the islands in the background © CBC Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary ranked third, fourth and» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology, Society

Nuclear watchdog orders review of uranium mines

The fallout from the toxic spill at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the British Columbia interior continues. Two weeks ago a dam failure at the mine, located about 600 kilometres northeast of Vancouver near the town of»