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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.

Arctic Ocean Could Be Open For Shipping Soon

CBC | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada Business

The Arctic Ocean could open for regular commercial shipping within the next five to 10 years, according to a Canadian polar scientist who...

Russia's Next Face Off on Ice

Christopher Sands | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada
Christopher Sands

Team Canada's heartbreaking defeat at the World Junior Hockey semifinals has many Canadians thinking ruefully about their Russian rivals on ice. But they'd be wise to pay attention to another Russian rivalry: Vladimir Putin's aggressive new push to expand Russian arctic sovereignty claims.