Northwest Passage

Canada and Norway's Shared Polar History: An Important Testament to Cooperation in the Arctic

Mona Elisabeth Brother | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Politics
Mona Elisabeth Brother

Norway, like Canada, has a time-honoured history of polar exploration. Canada's Arctic Archipelago is one of the least accessible regions in the world; this maze has been the object of fascination and obsession for centuries.

To Harper, Finding The Franklin Ships Is About So Much More Than Solving A Mystery

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - There are few things that turn Stephen Harper's crank as much as Canada's North.Since coming to power back in 2006, he has made a pilgrimage ...

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.

Canada Has Done Nothing Here

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Politics

Canada may be missing the boat on using Arctic shipping to encourage development at the same time Russia steams ahead on its own northern waters."At t...

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.

Another Obama Success: Canada

Christopher Sands | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada Politics
Christopher Sands

A second term for Obama might be good for Canada. Obama's departure from Bush policies regarding Canada has been driven by electoral considerations, and in a second term, Obama might be less inclined to make such concessions to his base at Canada's expense.

Sea Life Navigates Thawed Northwest Passage

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- HALIFAX - Some marine species are migrating to oceans where they were once extinct because of warming temperatures and polar me...

Will Polar Warming Close Canada's Famed Ice Roads?

Bill Mann | Posted 08.02.2011 | Canada
Bill Mann

The famed "Ice Road Truckers" might become the Muddy Road Muckers if a new climate-prediction study that looks at the future of Canada's melting permafrost is right.