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Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

COVID-19 spared Canada’s West Coast from cruise ship pollution: report

The effective cancellation of Canada’s 2020 cruise ship season due to the COVID-19 pandemic has saved British Columbia’s coast from exposure to billions of litres of pollution spewed by dozens of cruise ships that usually visit the Pacific Coast province, »

Health, Society

Ottawa further restricts vessel traffic in Canadian Arctic to fight COVID-19

In order to protect vulnerable northern communities from the spread of COVID-19, the federal government is introducing further restrictions on maritime shipping in the Canadian Arctic as of today. The measures announced by Transport Minister Marc Garneau on Sunday prevent »


Canadian passengers on virus-stricken cruise finally headed for home

Canadian passengers on board two Holland America cruise ships will be allowed to disembark in Florida on Thursday and will be flown back to Canada, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday. Officials at Global Affairs said they are aware of »


2nd chartered plane leaves Wuhan with 185 Canadians on board

The second passenger plane chartered by the federal government to repatriate the remaining Canadians from Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, is on its way to Canada, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne confirmed Monday. “The plane »


Hybrid Norwegian cruise ship to sail through the Northwest Passage

A Norwegian cruise ship named after one of the country’s most famous polar explorers, Roald Amundsen, who became the first European to sail through the Northwest Passage, is set to become the first hybrid vessel to sail through the famed »


Search for missing German pop star called off

Search and rescue teams have called off “an exhaustive air and marine search” for a former German TV star and singer who may have gone overboard in the frigid North Atlantic waters off Newfoundland on Sunday, Canadian officials announced Monday. With »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Society

Arctic Tourism: “See it before it’s gone”

Until fairly recently, distance and conditions had greatly limited tourism to  the Arctic. In recent years that has been changing, but is it a good thing or not? Alison Gill (PhD), Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Luxury cruise ship heads to Arctic, but no environmental review

The search for the fabled Northwest Passage had cost the lives of many a European explorer whose ships became frozen and crushed by the bitter Arctic ice. Now with climate change, it seems sailing the passage through the Arctic archipelago »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Luxury cruise ship sets sail for Northwest Passage

Nearly a century after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his crew of six sailed the Northwest Passage on his 47-ton sloop Gjöa, a 68,000-ton luxury cruise ship is setting sail from Alaska today to become the largest cruise liner to ever navigate through »