Monday, November 20, 2017

Tag: july-august-16

FOXY creates new program

FOXY, or Fostering Open eXpression among Youth, uses art to encourage young women to talk about their sexuality and relationships. It received the $1-million...

The Challenge of Our Time

The elevated rate of suicide by Inuit in Canada is the most urgent challenge facing our people. Inuit in each of the four regions...

Polar Bears on the Edge

If ever there was an animal that solicited and generated strong emotions, thoughts and opinions, it’s the iconic polar bear. Arguably, the polar bear...

International trade in polar bear products safe

No proposal has been submitted to the Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) to uplist polar bears from Appendix II to...

YESAB rejects proposed placer mine

The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has recommended the government reject a proposed placer mine near Judas Creek, south of Whitehorse, citing...

Atausiuqatigiingniq Inuusirmi

Nunavummiut are some of the strongest and most resilient people in the world. This May 4-6, 2016, the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy partners hosted...

Biking Across Baffin Island

When we first came up with the idea of the Arctic2Atacama expedition it seemed straightforward enough. We would attempt an unsupported crossing of the...

Attracting tourists to the North

The Nunavut government’s Economic Development and Transportation department has released a report entitled, Nunavut Marine Tourism Management Plan 2016-2019 that outlines new laws and...

Nunavut mine pit expansion awaits ministry approval

The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) has given a green light to the expansion of an open mine pit at Agnico Eagle mine Ltd.’s...

Jobs vs the environment debated

Despite the potential risks to Beverly and Bathurst caribou herds, muskoxen, wolverines, bears, seals, birds and fish, archaeological sites, and to the environment, residents...