What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

A little over a century ago, the “Spanish” flu spread around the world with an astounding speed as millions returned home from the battlegrounds...
Canada’s Arctic territories all declare public health emergencies

Canada’s Arctic territories all declare public health emergencies

Canada’s three Arctic territories — Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut — all declared public health emergencies on Wednesday.None of the territories have had confirmed...
MOSAiC expedition halts aerial surveys due to coronavirus, travel restrictions

MOSAiC expedition halts aerial surveys due to coronavirus, travel restrictions

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition knew that getting trapped in Arctic sea ice for months on end would be challenging.But they didn’t expect a...
Nunavut braces for COVID-19

Nunavut braces for COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus will make its way to Nunavut — it’s not a question of “if,” but “when.”The Government of Nunavut is now bracing...
How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the region

How the Arctic’s limited infrastructure could make coronavirus deadlier in the...

As Arctic countries fight to contain the spread of novel coronavirus infections, Indigenous leaders say the pandemic highlights critical gaps in Northern infrastructure, from...
‘Stay at home’ Greenland authorities tell travellers

‘Stay at home’ Greenland authorities tell travellers

Greenlandic lawmakers are calling for that country to be closed off to all incoming air traffic and to limit domestic travel in order to...
This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of coronavirus spread

This year’s Arctic Winter Games have been canceled over fears of...

On Saturday, officials announced that the Arctic Winter Games would be canceled due to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.The games, which are held every...
Nunavut’s government has spent $5M to cope with November’s ransomware attack

Nunavut’s government has spent $5M to cope with November’s ransomware attack

The Government of Nunavut has so far spent just over $5 million to deal with the ransomware attack that knocked out its computers on Nov....
The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal ‘veto’

The dream of an Arctic railway fades as Sami herders signal...

There are few green lights on the track towards a possible new railway supposed to link shipping of cargo from Asia, via the Arctic,...
Two more Nunavut communities revive their traditional names

Two more Nunavut communities revive their traditional names

Two Nunavut communities will officially make the switch back to their traditional names, Nunavut’s community and government services minister announced on Feb. 27.Lorne Kusugak...