A round-up of some of the most discussed Arctic news this week:
Education was is in the news this week. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper travelled to Iqaluit, the capital of the eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut to announce $27 million dollars for adult aboriginal education in the North. Meanwhile, an interim report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommends that the history of residential schools and the effects they have had on aboriginals in Canada be taught in public schools.
Avalanche warnings go out across Finland’s Arctic province of Lapland.
In December, a nuclear submarine caught fire while undergoing repairs in Russia’s Far North. At the time authorities said no weapons were on board. But a recent report suggests the the submarine was actually armed.
Note: I’m off on a reporting trip next week. The Eye on the Arctic news round-up will resume when I’m back in April.
Write Eilís Quinn and eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca