Miners upbeat ahead of Toronto rite of spring

Miners upbeat ahead of Toronto rite of spring

One of the sure signs of spring for miners is the annual PDAC convention. Held every year since 1932, PDAC (short for Prospectors and...
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...
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...
New currency peg is no panacea for Iceland

New currency peg is no panacea for Iceland

Iceland has provided a fascinating case study for economists. Now that it has impressively battled to restore economic and financial well-being, Finance Minister Benedikt...
The Week Ahead: Drones, China and bears

The Week Ahead: Drones, China and bears

Before drones became ubiquitous, the Arctic, with its wide-open spaces on the ground and in the skies, was pitched as an ideal place for...
At the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, a generational divide marks the Arctic climate change debate

At the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, a generational divide marks...

Alaska’s Indigenous residents scattered in rural villages through the state know the reality of climate change better than most people.But when it came to...
Nunavut museums go digital to cope with pandemic

Nunavut museums go digital to cope with pandemic

A month after its opening reception, the Germaine Arnaktauyok exhibition at the Nunatta Sunakkutaangit museum in Iqaluit ended abruptly, when all museum and galleries across...
Nunavik prepares to launch its suicide prevention strategy

Nunavik prepares to launch its suicide prevention strategy

Earlier this month, representatives from organizations across Nunavik gathered in Kuujjuaq to try to address the high rate of suicide in the region.“What gave...
The Russians are not coming, at least not to Alaska

The Russians are not coming, at least not to Alaska

Russian Arctic policy is often characterized as “threatening” to its neighbors and the regional status quo.  This tone can be seen in commentary such...
Partying under the midsummer Arctic sun — unless you’re a worm

Partying under the midsummer Arctic sun — unless you’re a worm

Around the Arctic Circle during the summer, there’s no need for the saying “I wish this day would never end” — because for a...