Shipping, military and the continental shelf: Arctic week in review

(Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
A look back at this week’s news and events. (Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press)
On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories from Eye on the Arctic this week:

– Russia announces ambitious plans to develop the Northern Sea Route, increasing capacity over the next 15 years

-Less than 1 percent of U.S. Arctic marine territory has been surveyed with modern methods and technology, but a new plan is set to change that, starting this week

– Finland’s ongoing saga concerning the replacement of it’s ageing fighter jets continues, with a proposal submitted to defence minister Jussi Niinistö this week

-The Continental shelf. What is it and why is it so important to understanding so many territorial discussions in the North? Mia Bennett takes us through what it all means.

-Arctic expert Heather Exner-Pirot looks at telehealth in the North: Where’s it’s working, where it’s not and what needs to happen next.

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

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

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 an 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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