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Highlights/Norway

Indigenous, International, Society

Canadian Inuit leader Mary Simon presented with High North Hero award in Norway

Mary Simon will be returning to Canada from her trip to Norway with another award to add to her already impressive collection of honours that includes the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. The Canadian Inuit leader» 

Economy, Environment, International

WWF report: International polar bear action plan, far behind schedule

It’s called the Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar bears (CAP).  It’s a ten-year plan begun two years ago which involves the five Arctic nations with bear populations; Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. An international action» 

Economy

North American Arctic is failing compared to Russia, Nordics, warns think tank

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North. Weak national leadership in the North American Arctic is hindering northern development compared to the thriving polar regions of Russia and the Nordics, says a Canadian think tank» 

Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Maud set to finally return home, a century later.

The 36.5 metre long Maud was a purpose-built ship designed with the technology of the early 20th century specifically to conquer the Arctic sea and ice. Maud was built near Oslo and Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen intended to sail» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Arctic countries blast Trump decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal

Politicians from many of the world’s eight circumpolar nations wasted no time lambasting U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday after he announced his plans to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. “The richest nation in the world shows its negligence regarding the» 

Arts and Entertainment

O Canada! … A Norwegian writer takes on our country’s features & foibles

Norwegian writer and retired literature professor Gerd Bjørhovde has always had a thing for Canada. And there is only one person to blame for it, she says;  Canadian author Margaret Laurence. “I was so fascinated with her writing,” Bjørhovde says. “She is» 

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» 

International, Politics, Society

Lessons from Norway’s Russia assessment

An annual intelligence assessment, which in large part focuses on Russia’s actions in the Arctic, released by Norway’s foreign intelligence service last week is drawing a lot of interest among defence and security experts in circumpolar countries, including Canada. The» 

International, Society

Canadian soldiers get ready for big winter war games in Norway

Hundreds of Canadian soldiers have arrived in central Norway for winter war fighting training with 13 NATO allies and partners during Exercise COLD RESPONSE 2016. This biennial Norwegian-led exercise, which runs from March 1 to 9, includes approximately 15,000 soldiers» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Arctic Profile : Doing business in Finnish Lapland

Arctic Profiles is an occasional Eye on the Arctic series where we check in with different Arctic regions to take the temperature of the current political, business or social climate. In this instalment, we’ve turned our attention to Arctic Finland.»