Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 10/10/14

Which Arctic stories made headlines this week? (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
Which Arctic stories made headlines this week? (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:
  • Canada’s environment commissioner Julie Gelfand slammed Canada this week (story in French) for its lack of preparedness when it comes to marine safety and traffic in the Arctic
  • Danish toy-maker Lego cuts ties with Shell after Greenpeace campaign.  Greenpeace has long campaigned against Shell’s drilling activities in the Arctic, concerned with how a potential oil spill could impact nature and wildlife in the area. Lego’s partnership with Shell  involved Shell-branded toy kits along with promotional items at gas stations.

And the most popular Eye on the Arctic story on Twitter at @eyeonthearctic?

This week, our followers chose The Arctic Council at a crossroads – Still and again a blog by Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot exploring the challenges ahead for the international forum.

That’s all from Eye on the Arctic for this week. It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so we’ll see you back here on Tuesday, Ocotber 14th with more stories and newsmakers from around the North.

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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