Highlights / Norway

Economy, Environment, International

Fish farming controversy over massive salmon die-off

The fact is that a huge number of farmed Atlantic salmon died last month in pens in Newfoundland. After that it gets murky as the company Northern Harvest Sea Farms, owned by Norwegian aquaculture giant Mowi, say the problem and» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canada recovers ‘World’s Biggest Moose’ title

“The World’s Biggest Moose” competition if finally coming to an end after four years of dispute between a Canadian and a Norwegian town. Mac the Moose from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, is getting a new rack this week, making it a» 

Society

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» 

Environment, International

Icelandic whale sanctuary can’t offer safe haven to ‘spy’ beluga

A whale sanctuary in Iceland will not be able to provide safe haven to a lonely beluga whale freed last week from a mysterious harness by Norwegian fishermen and fisheries officials in the waters off Norway’s northernmost coastline, says the» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: January 25 1995: Two minutes to nuclear war.

When a Canadian designed rocket almost caused nuclear war After the second world war, the world’s powers began to be interested in rockets and missiles. Canada began researching solid rocket fuels for anti-ballistic missiles and to test them began work» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Canada and Norway lock horns over moose statue, but wait there’s more

Bigger is one thing, but first is another- That goes to Dryden The international conflict between two northern countries began surprisingly with a traffic safety project in Norway. The idea was to attract people to the giant moose and so» 

Politics

Norway’s experience with F-35 fighter jets offers lesson for Canada

As the federal government embarks on a much delayed and criticized quest to find a replacement for its ageing fleet of CF-18 Hornet fighter jets, Norway’s saga with the acquisition of F-35 stealth fighters offers Canada a valuable lesson. The» 

Indigenous, International, Society

Canadian Inuit leader Mary Simon presented with High North Hero award in Norway

Mary Simon will be returning to Canada from her trip to Norway with another award to add to her already impressive collection of honours that includes the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec. The Canadian Inuit leader» 

Economy, Environment, International

WWF report: International polar bear action plan, far behind schedule

It’s called the Circumpolar Action Plan for the Conservation of Polar bears (CAP).  It’s a ten-year plan begun two years ago which involves the five Arctic nations with bear populations; Canada, Russia, Denmark, Norway, and the U.S. An international action» 

Economy

North American Arctic is failing compared to Russia, Nordics, warns think tank

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North. Weak national leadership in the North American Arctic is hindering northern development compared to the thriving polar regions of Russia and the Nordics, says a Canadian think tank»