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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» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics

Eye on the Arctic: Is Barents plan a model for Canada-U.S. cooperation in the North?

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North A four-day conference on Arctic ports wound up on Thursday in Narvik, Norway. The international conference was organized by the Port of Narvik, Ocean Futures, a» 

Environment, Science and Technology

Research shows permafrost and ecosystems in subarctic changing quickly

Fresh water is an absolute necessity of life, and is increasingly becoming a concern.  Canada has one of the largest freshwater reserves in the world, much of it spread across northern sections of the country. William Quinton, PhD , Laurier» 

Health, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology


This week, Terry Haig, Wojtek Gwiazda, and Marc Montgomery present a several items of interest. First we hear of the the Northwest Territories gaining new powers as the federal government signs a deal handing over some of its authority in»