U.S. Coast Guard awards contract for first new heavy icebreaker in four decades

U.S. Coast Guard awards contract for first new heavy icebreaker in...

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a contract to VT Halter Marine Inc. to design and construct the first U.S. heavy icebreaker in decades.The...
The US is set to host visitors from Canadian Arctic on fact-finding trip to Alaska

The US is set to host visitors from Canadian Arctic on...

Representatives from across northern Canada will head later this week to Denver, Colorado, and then up to Alaska, in search of ways to apply...
The US Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategy highlights geopolitics and security

The US Coast Guard’s new Arctic strategy highlights geopolitics and security

The U.S. Coast Guard's new Arctic Strategic Outlook, released on Monday, shows a shift in focus toward geopolitical and security concerns in the region.The...
Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

A proposed new deepwater port and shipping hub in northeast Iceland has stirred up controversy.Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, who in...
Addressing Inuit housing shortage will be key to eliminating TB, says study

Addressing Inuit housing shortage will be key to eliminating TB, says...

If the Canadian government plans to live up to its promise to eradicate tuberculosis in Inuit communities by 2030, it must first address the...
Norway rearms Finnmark for new security landscape

Norway rearms Finnmark for new security landscape

Norway's army is well underway with establishing a new Cavalry Battalion, Home Guard and a Ranger Company in Finnmark, Norway's northernmost region, which borders...
Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp season cancelled before it started

Russia’s North Pole Barneo camp season cancelled before it started

Barneo, Russia's annual ice camp at the North Pole won't open for the first time in 18 years, thanks to a combination of chilly...
Icelandic President Johannesson met with Putin on Arctic forum sidelines

Icelandic President Johannesson met with Putin on Arctic forum sidelines

Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the fifth International...
Russia claims to have demonstrated complex exercise outside Norway

Russia claims to have demonstrated complex exercise outside Norway

Russia's largest missile cruisers, long-range bombers, anti-submarine aircraft, helicopters and fighter jets all took part in an exercise in the Norwegian Sea, according to...
Liberal infrastructure plan produced northern spending slump: report

Liberal infrastructure plan produced northern spending slump: report

A much-ballyhooed federal infrastructure plan appears to have had the unintended consequence of creating a slump in spending on capital works projects across northern...