Eye on the Arctic news round-up

New funding will support polar bear research in Canada's Northwest Territories and the eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut. The Candian Press.A round-up of stories that made headlines across the North this week.

Canada

The health of Canada’s polar bear populations made headlines throughout the week with a new funding announcement and new views on conservation.

Finland

The Talvivaara mine in east Finland is granted permission to discharge waste water.

Norway

Norway considers an Arctic rail link with Finland.

Russia

A military magazine says diplomacy in the Arctic needs to be backed by a strong military.

Sweden

Several mayors in northeast Sweden want for a mining tax on companies operating in their areas.

United States

Shell’s Arctic rigs head to Asia for repairs.

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

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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