Feds Cool It On Spending

The federal government says budget concerns are behind cuts to a planned Arctic naval facility.A defence department official says downgrades to plans for the Nanisivik station on the eastern gate of t...

Russia's Next Face Off on Ice

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.

Arctic Canada: True North Strong and Free -- and Just

Stephen Harper talks of Northern sovereignty but demonstrates a purely militaristic approach, with the recent addition of a little nod to resource extraction. At no time has the prime minister acknowledged that an essential ingredient to our sovereignty is sustainable and liveable communities in the North.