Alaska

What I Learned This Week: The Exponential Value of Doing Your Homework

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Living
Andy Nulman

Despite the fact that as a lesson, it's a golden oldie and basic common sense, the ultimate benefit of fastidiously doing one's homework is oft-forgotten in these days of hyper-speed everything. So here's a personal anecdote to illustrate what I mean.

What Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Anniversary Has To Do With Canada's Wild Salmon

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

With March 24 marking the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, this disaster provides a lens into considering the Enbridge Northern Gateway project and the risk it poses to wild salmon, one of our country's greatest natural assets.

What I Learned This Week: A Great Lesson Lasts Forever

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

A great lesson lasts forever. Even when you forget it for a while. Unaffected by fads, by progress, by technology, by trends, by the march of time or the charge of the light brigade, Great Lessons are eternal.

What I Learned This Week: The New Math of Vacations

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

When you're on vacation, you do the type of things that you would never, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER do in your city of residence. For example, on Saturday I took in the traditional starting ceremony of the 1000-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race. I stood in the cold four hours in Anchorage watching superstar mushers (yes, these men and women are international sport celebrities).

U.S. and Canada Should Become Partners in the Arctic

Diane Francis | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

The fact is that Canada may announce claims, but it's too little too late and quite beside the point. Canada is not even in the Arctic game and cannot catch up unless it invests hundreds of billions of dollars or, alternatively, joins forces with the rich and powerful United States. Here's why.

VIDEO: Native Inuit Throat Singers Reverberate Across Anchorage

AlaskaDispatch.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
AlaskaDispatch.com

Karin and Kathy Kettler, the Canadian throat-singing sisters who together are known as Nukariik, carry on the traditions of the elders from their moth...

The Northwest Territories Strikes Oil and Changes Energy Prospects

Diane Francis | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This year, something incredible happened and the planets appear to be lining up for the Northwest Territories. A major discovery of oil in shale deposits was made this year near Norman Wells (900 miles north of Edmonton and 300 miles south of Inuvik) and a bidding and drilling frenzy is underway.

The Challenges of Food Security in the Yukon

Small Change Fund | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Small Change Fund

In Dawson City, one step away from the arctic circle, we are working to promote more local food production. Here, more than anywhere else, food matters. We are at the end of the road and conditions are quite crude. Food here is expensive, but mostly fresh, which is already a huge improvement compared to 100 years ago.

WATCH: Eagle Party!!!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada

Breaking up parties is a pretty common task for most police officers. But what about a party made up of a couple dozen bald eagles? Police in the t...

Finally, A Railway Oil Can Ride On

Diane Francis | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

A group of Canadian businessmen has obtained the blessing of Alaskan tribes and Canadian First Nations to build a railroad through their lands that could carry up to five million barrels per day from the oil sands to the super tanker port in Valdez, Alaska. This is truly a nation-building project that must be seriously evaluated by all governments and the oil industry.

How BC Zoned Out On The Tsunami Warning

Robin Rowland | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Kitimat, B.C. and New York had one thing in common this week: the misuse and use of social media, Twitter and Facebook that spread both accurate warnings and dangerous misinformation about an impending disaster.

Flying Over the Fifth Largest Glacier in the World

Bernie Farber | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Travel
Bernie Farber

A true highlight of our trip was a helicopter journey to the Herbert Glacier, North America's 5th largest ice field covering over 1500 sq miles and it wasn't without its heart-stopping excitement.It was a cool crisp 10 degrees Celsius late summer morning in Juneau with patches of blue sky.

Go North to an Alaskan Adventure

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Travel
Bernie Farber

Alaska is simply an adventure waiting to happen. Unlike many other places below the 48th parallel, Alaska is rough, tumble and untouched. From its majestic mountains that house the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley to its sweeping glaciers, fjords wildlife and rugged trails and rivers you cannot help but be swept up by its splendor.

Don't Go Overboard When Eating on a Cruise

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.25.2012 | Canada Travel
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

I like being pampered and spoiled as much as the next vacationer. Knowing that my every need will be catered to at a moment's notice is something I could get used to very quickly. And I can understand why so many people call cruise ships the experience of a lifetime. But here are some tips so that you don't go overboard when it comes to calories!

Canada, U.S. And Russia Perform Flawless Joint Exercise In The Arctic

CP | Posted 10.09.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - A joint northern military exercise involving Canada, the U.S. and Russia has wrapped up successfully. It was the second year for Exercise ...