Citizenship, Shell and polar education:Arctic week in review

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Stories concerning everything from drilling and education, to journalism and the environment, were among your most read stories this week. (iStock)
Stories concerning everything from drilling and education, to journalism and the environment, were among your most read stories this week. (iStock)

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

– A report looks at the record number of citizens who lost their Finnish citizenship in 2014

-Shell’s Arctic drilling program makes headlines again this week after one of their ships is damaged in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

-Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot looks at the importance of northern universities in the Arctic and asks the question: ‘But does Canada really need one?’

-Greenpeace warns of the dangers of Arctic drilling after a report suggests Canada is ill-prepared for oil disasters in the North

– A reporter quits a major Canadian newspaper this week, saying they stopped his research into a story questioning the details of the Franklin Arctic expedition

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)cbc.ca

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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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