Medals, energy and shipping shenanigans: Arctic week in review

Energy issues in Canada's North were among your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week. (Eilís Quinn / Eye on the Arctic)
Energy issues in Canada’s North were among your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week. (Eilís Quinn / Eye on the Arctic)

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

-Canada unveils the design of a new medal created to honour those who’ve made a difference in the Arctic.

-A report by Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources paints a dire picture of the energy challenges facing the country’s northern territories.

-Russia explores a new law that would allow only Russian flagged ships in its Arctic waters.

-Arctic expert Mia Bennett looks at the future of fisheries in the Arctic Ocean .

-Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström lashes out at Russia for strained bilateral relations

That’s all from us for this week. We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

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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