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Canada urges Arctic science collaboration and Indigenous research priorities

Canada pushed for more Arctic research collaboration and for “meaningful and respectful partnerships between Arctic researchers and Indigenous peoples” at a two-day meeting of science ministers that concluded in Japan on Sunday. The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial held in Tokyo »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

DNA evidence from doomed Franklin expedition helps ID sailor

Nearly three decades of research by Canadian scientists has led to the identification of the first member of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition through DNA and genealogical analyses. Researchers at Trent University, the University of Waterloo and Lakehead University who »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Latest chapter in huge Arctic mine project

The ongoing controversy over a huge iron ore mine in Canada’s Arctic has apparently entered a new, and perhaps final phase this month. The huge mine operator wants to expand operations and has hinted that if the expansion is not »

Health, Indigenous, Society

Nunavut’s capital, Iqaluit, reports 1st case of COVID-19, orders closures

Iqaluit, the capital of Canada’s Arctic territory of Nunavut, has reported its first case of COVID-19, forcing territorial authorities to order the shut down of non-essential businesses and introduce other public health restrictions. “The individual is currently isolating and is »

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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 »