Canada grapples with future of northern food security program

Canada grapples with future of northern food security program

Now that her department’s consultation tour of northern communities has ended, Carolyn Bennett, the minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, said in the Senate...
Finland to increase troop levels, defense spending amid heightened tensions

Finland to increase troop levels, defense spending amid heightened tensions

HELSINKI — Finland said on Thursday it plans to increase military troop levels by about 20 percent to 280,000 and raise defense spending because of the...
Climate trial over Norway’s Arctic oil drilling set to start in November

Climate trial over Norway’s Arctic oil drilling set to start in...

The Oslo City Court has set the date for a climate trial against the Norwegian state. Hearings will start on Nov. 13, according to Greenpeace.The environmentalist...
Ski trip through northwest Arctic invites comparison to hut-to-hut trekking in the Alps

Ski trip through northwest Arctic invites comparison to hut-to-hut trekking in...

KOBUK — As I stood in the harsh wind in the middle of the frozen Kobuk River, I threw a temper tantrum.We’d skied all...
A remote Canadian lake and its people: Protecting a last refuge

A remote Canadian lake and its people: Protecting a last refuge

Thousands of years ago, every lake was like Great Bear Lake. So pure you could lower a cup into the water and drink it....
Weather, starvation to blame for Nunavut island caribou die-off

Weather, starvation to blame for Nunavut island caribou die-off

A swath of dead caribou, whose decaying carcasses were spotted littering the landscape of Prince Charles Island last summer, died from starvation likely caused...
The Dutch beef up their Arctic engagement

The Dutch beef up their Arctic engagement

Last year, for the first time ever, the Netherlands appointed an Arctic ambassador, expanding on an already growing and historical interest in the region.The Dutch...
A strategy to double Nuuk’s population begins with a new housing district

A strategy to double Nuuk’s population begins with a new housing...

Even its detractors admit that Nuuk is the most important city in Greenland. Politically, culturally and commercially, it is the national centre of gravity....
Nunavut sees Canada’s fastest population growth

Nunavut sees Canada’s fastest population growth

Nunavut’s population isn’t just growing, it’s also growing faster than any other province or territory in Canada, new census data shows.Nunavut’s population grew by...
Grisly finding sheds light on a murder that gripped Iceland

Grisly finding sheds light on a murder that gripped Iceland

For weeks, the people of Iceland, a small Nordic country where the police do not usually carry guns and murders are exceedingly rare, have...