Speed, politics & TransCanada: Week in Review

At an October Arctic Council meeting, the forum decided that the United States, current chair of the forum, could deliver a declaration at the Paris climate conference on behalf of the Council. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
At an October Arctic Council meeting, the forum decided that the United States, current chair of the forum, would deliver a declaration at the Paris climate conference on behalf of the Council. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

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

-A look at the October Arctic Council meeting including details on the forum’s presence at COP21

-Finland’s special winter speed limits are getting attention for the way they’re reducing the number of traffic accidents in dark, snowy conditions

-Lawmakers gather in Alaska to discuss the pros and cons of a TransCanada buyout from the Alaska LNG gas line project

-The world’s eight circumpolar nations gather to sign an agreement on coast guard cooperation

-Blogger Mia Bennett writes about travelling to Arctic Russia by train.

That’s all from us for now. We’ll be back next week with the latest 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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