Eye on the Arctic news round-up


A helicopter rescues Jerry O'Sullivan at 19,500 feet on Mt. McKinley. National Park Service. Photo: Alaska DispatchA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.


Canada’s health minister blasts activists for hurting the Inuit’s ability to feed their families.


North Finland faces floods during spring thaw.


Norwegian energy giant Statoil plans ambitious project in Barents Sea


Visa-free travel between Norways’ northern province of Finnmark and Murmansk, Russia, is two-weeks away.


More details here and here on a fatal plane crash that took place in Arctic Sweden earlier this year.

United States (Alaska)

A gripping series (Part 1 and Part 2) from Alaska Dispatch’s Craig Medred on the lessons learned from a fatal climbing accident on North America’s tallest mountain.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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