Eye on the Arctic news round-up

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A helicopter rescues Jerry O'Sullivan at 19,500 feet on Mt. McKinley. National Park Service. Photo: Alaska DispatchA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.

Canada

Canada’s health minister blasts activists for hurting the Inuit’s ability to feed their families.

Finland

North Finland faces floods during spring thaw.

Norway

Norwegian energy giant Statoil plans ambitious project in Barents Sea

Russia

Visa-free travel between Norways’ northern province of Finnmark and Murmansk, Russia, is two-weeks away.

Sweden

More details here and here on a fatal plane crash that took place in Arctic Sweden earlier this year.

United States (Alaska)

A gripping series (Part 1 and Part 2) from Alaska Dispatch’s Craig Medred on the lessons learned from a fatal climbing accident on North America’s tallest mountain.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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