Blog: The North in the News

A boat off the coast of Tromso, Norway, the location of the Arctic Frontiers conference.  (Saul Loeb / AFP)
A boat off the coast of Tromso, Norway, the location of the Arctic Frontiers conference. (Saul Loeb / AFP)
After the morning rush at the office, I was just catching up on some of the Arctic happenings over the weekend.

There’s a couple of interesting ones.

The Globe and Mail, a national Canadian newspaper, devoted its Saturday edition to the Canadian North. It looked at everything from politics to sports to fashion. They’ve also developed an extensive online component with videos and photos.

You can browse it all here.

And from the North American North to the European Arctic… Norway’s Arctic Frontiers conference got underway this Sunday and lasts until Friday, January 24th.

There’s some great converstaions on Twitter about the conference (#ArcticFrontiers) so it’s well worth keeping an eye on.

The conference is also making much of their content available on their website.

And there’s much that you can watch online.

Also, keep an eye out for tweets (@iceblogger) and posts from Deutsche Welle’s Iceblogger Irene Quaile, also one of Eye on Arctic’s partners and our eyes and ears and the conference.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

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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