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Report calls for moratorium on deep-sea mining

A new report by the environmental group Mining Watch Canada comes out strongly against the idea of deep sea mining of the ocean floor for minerals. The report is called,  ‘Predicting the impacts of Mining Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Greenland wants its say in huge Canadian Arctic mining project

High up in the Canadian Arctic a giant open pit mine is extracting millions of tonnes of iron ore which is then shipped to destinations in Europe and Asia. The Baffinland company’s Mary River site on Baffin Island, originally began »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Canada intents to expand zero emission vehicle incentives

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced yesterday evening that it intends to expand its federal incentive program to make zero emission vehicles more affordable, according to a press release from the Prime Minister’s office.   The Canadian Prime Minister made the »

Economy, International

Canada joins U.S.-led efforts to break free of China’s rare minerals chokehold

Canada has joined a U.S.-led international effort to reduce global reliance on China’s supply of minerals that are essential for the high-tech industry to produce everything from lithium batteries for electric cars, to smartphones and computers, wind turbines and fighter »


At least 37 dead in Canadian mining convoy attack in Burkina Faso

At least 37 civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded in an attack by an unidentified gunman on a convoy transporting workers of Canadian-based gold miner Semafo in eastern Burkina Faso, regional authorities said on Wednesday. The Montreal-based company »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Sculptor helps gold mining town celebrate 100 years

Northern Ontario’s history is tied to that of mining. It was back in 1919 that a rush for silver in the north led instead to a discovery of gold and a another sort of rush. This led to the development »


Royal Canadian Mint issues Nunavut gold collector coin to commemorate 20th anniversary of Arctic territory

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a collector coin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, and made the coin with gold »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Argentine court denies Canadian gold miner’s challenge to law against mining on glaciers

Argentina’s Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a challenge by Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold to an environmental law banning mining in glacial areas. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the law was constitutional, local media reported. Toronto-based Barrick Gold, »


Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take »

Arts & Entertainment

In studio with Jimmy Kamimmalik – Eye on the Arctic video vault

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at printmaking in the North.  BAKER LAKE, Nunavut – The art and artists from Canada’s Arctic are famous around »