Highlights/infrastructure

International, Politics

Chinese ambitions in the Arctic not a threat to Canada: experts

China’s growing involvement and interest in the Arctic should not be seen as a cause for concern in Canada even if certain aspects of Chinese policy need much closer scrutiny, say Canadian experts. Dozens of academics, civilian and military government» 

Society

Ontario province doubles spending to improve cycling

As part of its climate change action plan, the province of Ontario is going to double its spending on bike lanes and other infrastructure bringing it to $93 million over the next four years. Canada’s largest city, Toronto, will get» 

Health, Society

Cost of treating bicycle injuries likely soaring: CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is advocating for better bicycle paths and public education to prevent death and injury. Statistics from the United States show the cost of treating bicycle injuries is increasing and reached $24.4 billion for the year» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Arctic Profile : Doing business in Finnish Lapland

Arctic Profiles is an occasional Eye on the Arctic series where we check in with different Arctic regions to take the temperature of the current political, business or social climate. In this instalment, we’ve turned our attention to Arctic Finland.» 

Economy, Environment, Politics

Liberal leader promises green investment

On the federal election campaign trail, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised that if elected, his party would invest nearly six-billion-dollars over the next four years in environment-friendly infrastructure. That would be part of almost 20-billion that would be spent over» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Sanctions, Sami and polar bear hair: Arctic week in review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week: -The U.S. has issued new sanctions against Russian oil, something that could have a negative impact on Norway’s Statoil. –Sami» 

Uncategorized

Politics Today – November 30, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda reports on the new infrastructure funding announced by Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, on the Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada on government spending, and on the closure this» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

What Arctic highway project tells us about Canada’s plans for North

Each week Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Construction on Canada’s long planned Arctic highway project in the western Arctic got underway this month. The project will connect the Arctic community of Inuvik, in» 

Economy, Politics

Canadian government ‘infrastructure’ funding for improvements of golf clubhouse

A golf club in the riding of a federal government minister will get “infrastructure” funding to make improvements to its golf clubhouse. The funding is part of the Canadian government’s “Community Infrastructure Development Fund”. “Our government is pleased to support»