With past deadly epidemics in mind, Alaska Native villages impose strict new travel limits

With past deadly epidemics in mind, Alaska Native villages impose strict...

Stressed by limits to local medical services and scarred by a history of deadly disease epidemics, communities in rural Alaska are imposing a series...
Arctic Alaska oilfields and mines stay open but add quarantines, longer shifts

Arctic Alaska oilfields and mines stay open but add quarantines, longer...

Two of Arctic Alaska's main economic drivers, oil and mining, are continuing to operate during the coronavirus pandemic — but with some significant changes.Oil...
Nunavut fisheries to forge ahead despite COVID-19

Nunavut fisheries to forge ahead despite COVID-19

In two weeks, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation’s vessel, Saputi, will come to port in Newfoundland with new rules to follow to help avoid the spread of...
Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise ban

Nunavut artists will take a hit from this year’s Arctic cruise...

Nunavut artists accustomed to selling their work to cruise ship passengers can expect leaner times ahead, following the decision by Canada’s transport minister, Marc Garneau,...
Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to its board

Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to...

BOSTON — Lindblad Expeditions on Thursday said it named two independent directors backed by activist investment firm ValueAct Capital, which owns a nearly 10...
Nunavut’s telecom network may face a meltdown from overuse, ISP warns

Nunavut’s telecom network may face a meltdown from overuse, ISP warns

If you live in Nunavut and you’re stuck at home until who knows when, try not to hog the available internet bandwidth.SSi Micro, operator...
After a stronger freeze season, melting is again underway for Arctic sea ice

After a stronger freeze season, melting is again underway for Arctic...

The 2020 melt season is underway in the Arctic after a winter during which some persistently cold weather that allowed the maximum extent to...
Finnair cancels all flights to northern Lapland

Finnair cancels all flights to northern Lapland

A short travel update posted by Finnair says the company is making the drastic cuts to flights in northern Finland.“Flights to/from Kittilä, Kuusamo and Ivalo...
Wheat in Whitehorse: How climate change helps feed Canada’s remote regions

Wheat in Whitehorse: How climate change helps feed Canada’s remote regions

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA — After failing to grow wheat in Canada's subarctic Yukon territory 15 years ago, farmer Steve Mackenzie-Grieve gave it another shot in...
Iceland adds travel restrictions, and sees airline job cuts as COVID-19 threat continues

Iceland adds travel restrictions, and sees airline job cuts as COVID-19...

Iceland continues to take steps to react to the spread of COVID-19 at home and abroad, even as the country reported the first death...