Highlights/North

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and 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» 

Economy

Canada is back together again: Only east-west link complete

It may seem odd, but it’s a fact. There is just one road, one single place connecting all of western Canada, to all of eastern Canada. That place is at Nipigon in northern Ontario. It’s where two highways, 11 and» 

Health, Indigenous, Society

Canada vows to eradicate TB in the North

Just as a teenage boy is thought to have died from tuberculosis last weekend, the Canadian government has unveiled plans to eradicate active TB in the North by 2030. Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable bacterial infection that mainly affects» 

Environment, Health, Indigenous

Climate change increasing diseases in Arctic

New study implicates global warming in spread of disease including parasites. It’s a parasite that is widely spread around the world, and it has been found among high percentage of the Arctic population Toxoplasmosis is caused by a parasite known» 

Society

Is hunting with drones ethical? Canada’s Yukon territory says ‘no’

The issue of drones and hunting has become an increasingly hot-button issue in many areas of rural Canada, but at least one of Canada’s northern territories has nixed the practice once and for all with new regulations that came into» 

Environment, Politics

Science minister goes North to observe climate change

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan is going to the North to talk to scientists observing climate change there. A news release says she will witness the impacts of climate change during her visit from July 17 to 21 and “advance her» 

Politics, Society

New Supreme Court justice may come from the North

In choosing justices for the Supreme Court of Canada, Canadian prime ministers have respected the custom of choosing jurists to represent all regions of the country. For the first time, the process will include Canada’s North. Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin» 

Environment, Indigenous, Society

Polar bears, climate change, a new problem for some northern communities.

It seems climate change is changing the bear’s habits and bringing them into communities where they have been very seldom seen before.  We’re not talking about the Arctic either, but in northern Ontario around James Bay. Communities like Moose Factory,» 

Indigenous, Society

Food costs could eat up half of northern incomes

A new report suggests that food is so expensive in Canada’s remote northern communities that people would have to spend more than half their incomes to meet basic nutritional needs as set out by the government. The information came from» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Airship comeback: transport to remote areas in the Arctic

It’s something that has been talked about, and talked about for years. Cargo carrying airships- blimps, dirigibles, or hybrids, have several advantages over helicopters and fixed wing planes.  This includes cargo capacity, cost, and small landing areas. This all be»