Mining, environment and polar politics – Arctic week in Review

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Flags from participating nations are seen in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly in preparation for the Artic Council Ministerial Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ministers from the eight Arctic nations and the leaders of northern indigenous groups will met Friday in Iqaluit. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
Flags from participating nations are seen in the Nunavut Legislative Assembly in preparation for the Artic Council Ministerial Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Ministers from the eight Arctic nations and the leaders of northern indigenous groups will met Friday in Iqaluit. (Paul Chiasson/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 hands the two-year rotating chairmanship of the Arctic Council over to the United States today, and Arctic Council stories dominated northern coverage this week. You can check them all out Eye on the Arctic’s Arctic Council 2015 section were we have interviews, articles, blogs and analysis

Elsewhere, energy and the environment dominated headlines in the European Arctic:

Russia blames Norway for pollution in the Arctic Russian city of Murmansk

-A troubled Finnish mining company, previously responsible for environmental violations, is granted permission to construct a waste pipeline

-An in Canada, a company is proposing floating nuclear stations to power Arctic mining sites

That’s all from us for this week. 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

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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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