Iceland, art & street lighting: Week in Review

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The President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson at a news conference in Quebec City in February 2015. A blog looking at the controversial remarks he recently made in Singapore were among your most read stories last week. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)
The President of Iceland Olafur Ragnar Grimsson at a news conference in Quebec City in February 2015. A blog looking at the controversial remarks he recently made in Singapore were among your most read stories last week. (Jacques Boissinot/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 past week:

– Controversy continues in a Finnish town over the need for street lighting at night

-Iceland’s president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, makes remarks in Singapore that raise some eyebrows when he calls the Arctic a ‘new Africa’

-A major art auction is held in Canada featuring works from the Canadian Arctic, Alaska and Greenland

-Blogger Mia Bennett travels to Moscow and looks at how the country’s Arctic identity expresses itself in the nation’s capital

– In the runup to the United Nations climate change conference in Paris next week, Eye on the Arctic speaks to the Grand Chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations for her thoughts on how climate change is affecting Yukon’s First Nations and what needs to be done about it.

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

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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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