Federal watchdog investigating treatment of Canadian Rangers

Federal watchdog investigating treatment of Canadian Rangers

Canadian Rangers who conduct patrols and represent Canada’s sovereignty in the North on a part-time basis, may not receive the medical and logistical support entitled...
Putin’s Russia in biggest Arctic military push since Soviet fall

Putin’s Russia in biggest Arctic military push since Soviet fall

MURMANSK — The nuclear icebreaker Lenin, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union's Arctic great game, lies at perpetual anchor in the frigid water...
Syrian refugees find a warm welcome and a new home in Iceland

Syrian refugees find a warm welcome and a new home in...

REYKJAVIK — Valgerour Halla came into the world under unusual circumstances. The four-month-old was born in Reykjavik to Syrian asylum seekers who were so thankful...
Heat causes trouble for Svalbard’s seed vault

Heat causes trouble for Svalbard’s seed vault

The unusually warm weather in Svalbard has created additional challenges for the global seed vault in there.At present, water in the entry area of...
Broadband Report: The Arctic in Danger of Being Left Behind

Broadband Report: The Arctic in Danger of Being Left Behind

Reliable broadband access is an absolute must to promote and advance interconnectivity, which in turn facilitates improvements in national economies, education, health, and several...
Sami ditched from Arctic Frontiers opening speeches

Sami ditched from Arctic Frontiers opening speeches

Arctic Frontiers — Norway’s largest gathering on Arctic affairs — started in Tromsø on Monday. Opening remarks were delivered in the same way as last...
A few tourists may be able to visit Franklin wreck in Nunavut this summer

A few tourists may be able to visit Franklin wreck in...

If you’re a thrill seeker with thousands of dollars burning a hole through your pocket and a wild desire to visit a shipwreck from...
Who killed a woman in one of the world’s safest countries? All of Iceland wants to know

Who killed a woman in one of the world’s safest countries?...

There may be no safer country than this island of fjords, Bjork and arctic calm.This is Iceland, where police are often unarmed and people...
Swedish Foreign Minister: Nordic nations ‘should take the lead in the Arctic’

Swedish Foreign Minister: Nordic nations ‘should take the lead in the...

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström argues that the Nordic countries together can take the global lead for development in the High North and Arctic.“All...
New Russian forces to protect Arctic coast

New Russian forces to protect Arctic coast

Two new Arctic divisions are to be established as part of an effort strengthen security along the Northern Sea Route. One of them is...