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International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Icebreaker wars for control of the Arctic

Defence and geopolitical experts have been watching issues of development in the Arctic with growing interest and concern. Once a remote area devoid of geopolitical manoeuvering, that is no longer the case Even with the observed shortening of the winter »


Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a »


Canada files submission to establish continental shelf’s outer limits in Arctic Ocean

Canada filed its Arctic continental shelf submission with the U.N. Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on Wednesday, claiming approximately 1.2 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean seabed and subsoil in an area that includes the North »

Health, Society

Canadian farmers facing more stress, mental health problems

Stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout are felt more by farmers and ranchers in Canada than by people in other professions, according to a university researcher. A survey of more than 1,100 farmers found 45 per cent reported high »

Health, Society

Gender identity guide helps doctors answer questions

Canadian pediatricians get more and more questions from parents about their children’s gender identity, so their association has developed a new resource to help them guide discussions. It includes definitions such as the difference between gender identity which is how »


Premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories calls for national debate on North

Canada’s decision to block offshore oil and gas exploration in the Arctic will hurt the economy, says the premier of Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) as he called for “an urgent national debate on the future of the Northwest Territories,” in a »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Canada has water, the U.S wants it.

Once again this year, severe drought hit west coast  North America and the south-western US. This put enormous pressure on existing water supplies for agriculture and cities across a large section of the continent.  Also again this year, the situation reached crisis levels »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 10/17/14

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: Energy news dominated northern headlines this »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Eye on the Arctic: Is Barents plan a model for Canada-U.S. cooperation in the North?

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North A four-day conference on Arctic ports wound up on Thursday in Narvik, Norway. The international conference was organized by the Port of Narvik, Ocean Futures, a »