Politics, policy and polar road construction : Arctic week in review

On this week’s news roundup, we bring you some of your most-read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week:

-The Arctic is put back on the political agenda in the Canadian province of Quebec with the announcement of a northern development plan expected to generate billions of dollars in investment

-Arctic expert Mia Bennett looks at the economic and environmental challenges of building Canada’s Arctic highway in the Northwest Territories

-Alaska’s senate passes a bill laying out its official policy on the Arctic

-The March sea ice extent numbers are in, and it’s not looking good

-And in sports, an elite Arctic yacht race is planned for 2017

That’s all from Eye on the Arctic for now. We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

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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