Eye on the Arctic news round-up

Skyline in Nuuk, Greenland. The premiers of Greenland and Nunavut, Canada met in Iqaluit this week to discuss Arctic development. Photo: Eilís QuinnA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.


Local residents and law enforcement look for solutions after a spate of gun crimes directed at police in Canada’s eastern Arctic.


More critisism is directed at the Talvivaara open pit mine in Sotkamo, eastern Finland for it’s water management.



Greenland’s premier Kuupik Kleist visits Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut to discuss economic Arctic development with Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak


Authorities find the black boxes from the plane crash in the Swedish Arctic last year that killed five Norwegians.

United States

The Environmental Protection Agency holds hearings in Achorage, Alaska on the controverial Pebble Mine project.

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

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is an award-winning 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 murder of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received the silver medal for “Best Investigative Article or Series” at the 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The project also received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her report “The Arctic Railway: Building a future or destroying a culture?” on the impact a multi-billion euro infrastructure project would have on Indigenous communities in Arctic Europe was a finalist at the 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award in the online investigative category.

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

Her work on climate change in the Arctic has also been featured on the TV science program Découverte, as well as Le Téléjournal, the French-Language CBC’s flagship news cast.

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."

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