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Animals, Environment

Bison bullies in the Northwest Territories

When you’re as big as a bison, you tend to ignore annoyances like people, fences and even cars. This is become a problem for several communities in the Northwest Territorries. Even as far back as 2010, the issue was begin» 

Animals, Environment, Military, Society

Alberta ranchers say elk herd out of control

Ranchers in the southern portion of the western province of Alberta say a herd of wild elk on a military base has grown too big and is damaging their grazing land. CFB Suffield property comprises some 2,690 sq km. about» 

Environment, History, Indigenous, Politics

Indigenous Nation evicts hydro personnel, continues occupation

After an eviction notice sent to Manitoba Hydro, the western Canadian province’s electrical energy utility was ignored, the Indigenous Pimicikamak Cree Nation of Cross Lake occupied the generating station on their traditional lands, and ended up meeting with representatives of the utility» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Focus on offshore tax havens, not charitable groups, says opposition to government

Back from the Thanksgiving Day week holiday, Canada’s Official Opposition questioned the government on a number of issues including its response to the Ebola crisis, marine safety, and Revenue Canada’s warning to a birders’ association they could be audited because» 

Animals, Environment, Politics, Society

Pipeline, terminal project delayed over beluga concerns

Public opposition is mounting to a project to build an export terminal at a key habitat for endangered beluga whales.  TransCanada Corporation wants to build an $11-billion dollar gas pipeline through eastern Canada and an export terminal at Cacouna, on» 

Environment, Society

Ship incident raises Pacific coast safety concerns

A drifting Russian cargo ship was finally towed and is being repaired in Prince Rupert on Canada’s west coast, but the incident has raised concern about Canada’s ability to avert marine disasters. The Simushir lost power Thursday night and it» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society, Sports, Work & Labour

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 10/17/14

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: Energy news dominated northern headlines this» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Society

Social media contributing to wildlife decline in Arctic

New warnings are being made about using social media to sell wildlife meat and fish online. On a Nunavut Territory Facebook page “swap and sell” site, one can find narwhal and whale maktaaq (blubber), caribou meat, arctic char, walrus, and» 

Animals, Environment, Politics, Society

Birders’ charitable group is threatened with audit

A small group of nature watchers is the latest group to worry that its charitable status may be revoked because of political activity. Tax laws in Canada say that a charity can spend no more than 10 per cent of» 

Environment, Society

Hundreds of thousands in province participate in earthquake drill

Organizers say about 700,000 people registered to participate in an earthquake drill in Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia on Thursday (October 16). The Great British Columbia ShakeOut had people practising “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in businesses, schools, offices,»