Eye on the Arctic news round-up

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Photo: Nathan Denette/Canadian PressA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.

Canada

Controversy over Canada’s Arctic Council leadership. Canada takes over as head of the council in January 2013.

Finland

The Talvivaara mine in eastern Finland in back in the news after a waste water leak. Now at least one state official is calling for the mine to be shut down.

Greenland

A look at how mining operations in Greenland may effect the population.

Sweden

Residents in the Arctic mining town of Malmberget plead for relocation saying their homes are being erroded by mining operations.

United States

The latest figures suggest Arctic sea ice is on the rebound.

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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