The Yukon Government building is shown from the outside were flags are being flown at half-mast.

Flags in front of the main Yukon Government Building and Yukon Legislative Assembly in Whitehorse flew at half-mast on Wednesday after the Ottawa attack. (Yukon Government)

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 10/24/14

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North  

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

  • Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announces increased troop deployment in the Arctic, while foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says there’s no need for increased NATO presence in the region
  • A suspected foreign military vessel in Swedish waters this week prompted an extended military search and raised concerns about Russia’s actions in the circumpolar North

And the most popular Eye on the Arctic story on Twitter at @eyeonthearctic?

This week, our followers chose a story about the concerns being raised that the buying and selling of wild meat over the internet is contributing to wildlife declines in Canada’s North

For more on your most read northern stories, visit Eye on the Arctic at

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)


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