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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 »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Society

Unprecedented parasite in seal sickens northerners

Seal meat is a traditional staple for indigenous people living in the north, but for the first time, it made 12 of them sick this winter because of a parasite called trichinella. This parasite is usually found in walrus meat »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Canada’s newest (Arctic) National Park

Canada’s Minister of the Environment and for Parks Canada was in the Arctic this week to officially open Ukkuksiksalik National Park. The park surrounds Wager Bay, an inlet extending about 100 kilometers inland from Hudson Bay. Map showing location of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Another potential record wildfire season in Canada

It seems the forest fire season is already upon Canada, weeks earlier than usual. 2014 was considered the worst wildfire season in Canada’s boreal forest area of the Northwest Territores. (NT), as well as in the province of Alberta, and »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Society

Protests in Canada’s North over development of Peel watershed

Every week, Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North Protesters demonstrated in the northern Canadian territories of Yukon and Northwest Territories this week against plans to develop the Peel watershed. The Peel Watershed is »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous

Eye on the Arctic – Indigenous art & urban culture

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North The Canadian exhibition, Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, winds up its three-month run at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, (Montreal Museum of Contemporary »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Society, Your Columns

Eye on the Arctic – Yukon program focuses on First Nations culture

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North Trapping, hiking and cooking over a fire. These aren’t the kinds of activities most Canadian students encounter as part of their high school curriculum. But a »

Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, Indigenous

Eye on the Arctic – Inuit and First Nations unite to protect caribou

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions. The plight of the George River caribou herd in Canada’s Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to baffle scientists, government and locals. Once numbering as much »

Highlights, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic –Inuit organization optimistic about Canada’s Arctic Council mandate

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions. Today, Part 3 of our ongoing series looking at the Arctic Council. The leader of Canada’s national Inuit organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami(ITK), says he’s optimistic about Canada’s »

International, Politics

Eye on the Arctic – Concerns over Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship

Canada will take centre stage on northern issues when it assumes chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden on May 15th. But already, some observers are voicing concerns about Canada’s two-year stewardship of the organization. Canada has stated that promoting »