Highlights / Arctic

— Themes —, International, Politics

Canadian NGO calls on Ottawa to cancel purchase of Israeli drone

A Canadian NGO is calling on the federal government to cancel its $36-million purchase of an Israeli-made civilian maritime surveillance drone over concerns about the manufacturer’s human rights record. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) has »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Arctic mine expansion protests spread throughout Nunavut

Protests by Indigenous activists in Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut against plans to expand production at the Mary River Mine have disrupted operations at one of the world’s richest and northernmost iron ore deposits, according to the company operating the »

International, Politics

Canadian fighter jets practice air-to-air refueling in the High Arctic

A pair of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornet fighter jets practiced air-to-air refueling over the northeastern Canadian Arctic as part of their fighter training this week, Canadian Armed Forces said in a press release on Thursday. The training »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The Arctic’s ‘last ice area’ disappearing faster than thought

A region of the high Arctic, especially the region just off the north coasts of Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island, has been dubbed ‘the last ice area’. This is because scientists have determined that, as ice cover is slowly melted »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Study shows bits of your clothes are polluting Arctic oceans

They’re called ‘microplastics’ and they’ve invaded almost every aquatic environment on Earth. They are tiny bits of plastic 5 mm or less in size down to the microscopic level which come from deliberately made to be tiny such as microbeads »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada to get a drone to patrol Arctic

After years of discussion, Canada has announced the purchase of a drone to help patrol its vast Arctic. The announcement late last month was made by the federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand and Transport Minister Marc »

International, Politics

Canada rejects Chinese bid for Arctic gold mine over national security concerns

The sale of a gold mine in Canada’s Arctic to a Chinese firm has been blocked by the federal government. The $230 million deal was to sell all TMAC Resources shares and its Hope Bay gold mining project to Shandong »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Amazing discovery: new information about preserved ice age wolf cub

It was an unbelievable find. In July 2016 a gold miner near Dawson City, Yukon, found what he thought was dead puppy.  It turned out to be an ice age wolf cub almost perfectly preserved. Scientists  believe the cub was »

Indigenous

Rude? Racist? No mail as fed up postal workers quit

It seems the COVID situation has been stressing out many people and for a variety of reasons. There have been incidents of rudeness, even physical attacks related to wearing of masks for example. Another incident involved a nasty confrontation after »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Arctic changes: less ice, warmer, and brighter too

Scientific studies and data have shown the Arctic region is warming at a faster rate than most of the rest of the world. They also indicate ice extent has been declining.   A new analysis in The Conversation shows it’s also »