Speed, politics & TransCanada: Week in Review

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At an October Arctic Council meeting, the forum decided that the United States, current chair of the forum, could deliver a declaration at the Paris climate conference on behalf of the Council. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
At an October Arctic Council meeting, the forum decided that the United States, current chair of the forum, would deliver a declaration at the Paris climate conference on behalf of the Council. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

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

-A look at the October Arctic Council meeting including details on the forum’s presence at COP21

-Finland’s special winter speed limits are getting attention for the way they’re reducing the number of traffic accidents in dark, snowy conditions

-Lawmakers gather in Alaska to discuss the pros and cons of a TransCanada buyout from the Alaska LNG gas line project

-The world’s eight circumpolar nations gather to sign an agreement on coast guard cooperation

-Blogger Mia Bennett writes about travelling to Arctic Russia by train.

That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back next week with the latest 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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