Canadian Arctic

New Arctic Drilling Ban Is A Significant Victory For The Environment

Ecojustice | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Impact

The ban means that the government cannot hand out any new offshore oil and gas licences in Arctic waters. And without a licence, a company cannot apply to drill for oil or gas. In essence, the ban protects both the sensitive Arctic environment and vulnerable communities by stopping risky projects before they start.

Canada Calls Out Russia For Lack Of Warning About Incoming Rocket

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The impact is expected to happen outside Canadian territorial waters, but within seas over which Canada has economic control.

Russian Rocket Carrying Toxic Chemicals May Land In Canadian Arctic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada

The Russian rocket is slated to fall Saturday into Baffin Bay.

Emails Suggest Canada's North Pole Bid Surprised Gov. Officials

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Politics

New documents suggest that Canada's last-minute decision to stretch its claim to the Arctic seabed all the way to the North Pole took federal bureaucr...

How Inuit Elders Are Preserving Their History And The Wisdom of the North

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Giovanna Mingarelli

At its core, the book Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit captures Inuit worldview. It is a holistic way of living in an increasingly interconnected world and is based in four big laws. It is critical in preserving wisdom and cultural practices at risk of being lost in the next generation. I'm grateful to have spent the last four days in Arviat, Nunavut (Northern Canada) participating in a fascinating roundtable dialogue with Inuit Elders from across the territory about maintaining their traditional culture in a rapidly changing world.

Where An Oil Spill Knows No Borders

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada

New research suggests that any type of significant oil spill in Canada's western Arctic would likely spread quickly and foul oceans around Alaska and ...

Canada Wins Rare Praise On Environmental Issue

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada is winning a rare bit of environmental praise from the international community for its stance on pollution from shipping in Arctic waters.Docum...

Mulling Another Massive Chinese Deal

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Another massive Chinese-owned resource project is before Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet.Some time in the new year, four federal ministers are...

WATCH: MacKay Touts Military's Arctic Buildup

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canada's military is part of the growing civil infrastructure in the Canadian Arctic, said Canada's defence minister.Speaking through a vide...

Will Canada Give China A Seat At The Arctic Table?

CP | Posted 03.15.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada gets its chance to lead the Arctic world next year — and analysts say the country needs to start laying the groundwork for it now."Canada can...

Canada Not Ready For Arctic Drilling, Reports Say

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2011 | Canada Business

As Canada's energy regulator readies its final round of talks on offshore oil drilling in the Arctic, two new reports suggest there's a long way to go...

Silent Running: Canadian Military Planning Stealth Snomobile

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2011 | Canada Business

The Department of National Defence plans to develop a new stealth snowmobile for covert military operations in Canada's Arctic, with $550,000 set asid...

Governor General Heading To Nunavut

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. David Johnston and his wife Sharon leave Monday for Nunavut, their first official visit to Canada's Arctic as the vice-regal couple...