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Eye on the Arctic video archive: Arctic Hunting Now

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at hunting culture in today’s Arctic The last time Eye on the Arctic was in» 

Environment, Health, Science and Technology

World heritage site: Rideau Canal contaminated

It is featured in virtually every tourist promotion photo of the Canadian capital, but Ottawa’s downtown section of the Rideau Canal has a secret. Testing has revealed that the canal is contaminated with toxic waste. It now joins a list» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Gone in 20 years? Scientists raise alarm over northern Right whales

Extinction now possible, within decades.       (if photos don’t appear- refresh page) Scientists at at annual international conference on North Atlantic Right Whales have expressed extreme concern over the species survival. The meeting comes with special urgency after some» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia lobster dispute escalates

A simmering dispute over lobster fishing appears to have escalated into violent acts. The dispute pits non-native fishermen against aboriginals in the southwestern part of the maritime province of Nova Scotia. The season is closed for the summer which gives» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Aboriginal rights vs conservation: Lake Nipissing

It seems it’s an ongoing but increasingly contentious issue in Canada, native rights versus laws on conservation of species and resources. This is especially so in relation to fishing. Racism is a word which is also often tossed into the» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International

Marine protected areas for sharks and rays: are they working?

The idea of specific areas of ocean set aside as “protected” zone, officially Marine Protected Areas (MPA) was to protect marine biodiversity in a safe area. A new study shows that’s not really working and especially so for sharks and» 

Animals, Environment, Indigenous, Society

Video: Arctic Hunting Now

On a recent Eye on the Arctic reporting trip to Nunavut, we ran into a young hunter named Robin Aupilaq Avaala. Or maybe more accurately, he found us. We were shooting a story in the Arctic Canadian community of Baker Lake,» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Lifestyle, Society, Work & Labour

Race for the lobster

It’s lobster season once again off Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia. Delayed yesterday by bad weather hundreds of boats loaded with traps sped off just before dawn at 6:00 AM. The race was to get to the best» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology, Society

New tool to track illegal fishing, foster sustainability

New technology lets anyone in the world have a free look at the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels via internet. Oceana, SkyTruth and Google teamed up to launch Global Fishing Watch which they hope will help curb illegal» 

Negotiations to control fishing at the top of the world

Arctic nations and several others will meet in Iqaluit in northern Canada this week to discuss controls for a potential Arctic fishery in international waters. The meeting takes place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from July 6-8. Since the beginning of»