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History, Indigenous, Politics

History, Apr 01, 1999, Canada’s newest territory

On this date, a vast new territory in Canada’s far north was created. Becoming the third territory after the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. It was from this enormous latter territory that the new entity of Nunavut was created. » 

Animals, Environment, Politics, Society, Work & Labour

UNESCO names 20 new biosphere sites, 2 in Canada

At a meeting in Lima Peru last week UNESCO named 20 new sites around the world as “biosphere reserves”. These are areas where sustainable development is taking place while also preserving much of the natural environment and decisions are taken» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Lifestyle, Politics, Society

Caribou or development? Question debated in Arctic

For years there has been concern about the rapidly declining caribou herds across the country. According to World Wildlife Fund-Canada, The Bathurst herd in the Northwest Territories, (NWT) for example, has dropped from 472,000 individuals in 1987 to 35,000 in» 

Environment, Health

Smokey Saskatchewan: Wildfires in the west cause health warning

Smoke from dozens of forest fires in the central prairie province of Saskatchewan is blanketing almost the entire province. The smoke is affecting residents from Uranium City in the north to Oxbow in the southeast — and all points in» 

History, Indigenous, Military

History: March 19, 1885 Rebellion in Canada! Again

Many think Canada as a peaceful nation, but on this date, yet another bloody rebellion was begun. Following rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837-38 before Confederation, and then the Red River Rebellion in 1869 immediately following Confederation, the» 


February 17, 1932: Death did not end the enduring mystery of the Mad Trapper

It is one of the many enduring legends and mysteries of Canada’s far northern frontiers. The story begins in summer of 1931 when a stranger about age 35, shows up in the tiny community of Fort McPherson in Northwest territores.» 

Economy, Environment, History, Indigenous, International, Military, Politics, Work & Labour

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 11/28/14

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 the top headlines from Eye on the Arctic this week: – The Canadian government has made the Arctic» 

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, History, International, Science and Technology

Arctic shark teeth fossils may contain clues about climate adaptation

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North When we think of climate change and the Arctic, it’s usually polar bears or seals that come to mind. But it turns out animal fossils dating from 50» 

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

Eye on the Arctic – Shipping challenges in Canada’s North-West

Each week Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Canada’s western Arctic is rich in resources and communities keen to participate in responsible development. But tapping into the economic potential of the region, which includes»