Eye on the Arctic news round-up

A group of people outside the visitor's centre in Cambridge Bay took photos of the Street View tricycle as it went by. (Google Maps) CBC.caA round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.


The Kaska in Canada’s northwestern Yukon territory agree to meet the premier for a discussion on proposed changes to the Oil and Gas Act. Leaders had earlier threatened legal action over the proposed changes. And in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, Google Street View goes live in the community of Cambridge Bay.


Production delays hit Finland’s troubled Talvivaara nickel nine.


A new study published in the magazine Science suggests Greenland’s glaciers are melting five times faster than in the 1990s.


A Norwegian group is in the Canadian Arctic filming the Maude shipwreck.


Russia makes changes to its Northern Fleet by bringing logistical and administrative units.

United States

Climate news from the state of Alaska: a UN report suggests a colder Alaska as the world gets hotter, meanwhile the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia glacier is expected to stop by 2020.

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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