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Uranium mining rejected at Iqaluit public forum

CBC - Many Nunavummiut who attended a uranium forum Thursday night said they do not want uranium mining in Nunavut, while some even attacked the territorys Inuit group for supporting uranium development. More than 120 people in Iqaluit came out to the public forum, which was organized by the Nunavut ...

Nunavut Tunngavik to take second look at uranium mining

Nunatsiaq News - Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. says the territory needs to see “Arctic-specific regulations” around the mining of uranium before they can throw their support behind a proposed uranium mine near Baker Lake. NTI president Cathy Towtongie said the organization will review its own uranium policy at an upcoming meeting ...

Northern Photos and Documents Aplenty at Canadiana Discovery Portal

Canadian Library Association Digest - The Canadiana Discovery Portal is rapidly becoming the best single source for Canada’s documentary heritage for researchers, students, and the general public. In October 2010, the Canadiana Discovery Portal [currently in Beta mode] surpassed the 60 million-page mark, providing Canadians with access to more than ...

Book Review: “The Magnetic North – Notes from the Arctic Circle” (by Sara Wheeler)

Daily Telegraph (UK) - Sara Wheeler’s sympathies have always been with the south. The author of Cherry, a Life of the explorer Apsley Cherry-Garrard and the bestselling Terra Incognita was unashamedly biased in favour of the glorious wastes of Antarctica, and against the “complicated” Arctic. She liked the white wilderness ...

Are the dumped nuclear reactors leaking?

Barents Observer - A total of 16 naval reactors were dumped east of Novaya Zemlya during the Soviet period. Reactors were dumped because accidents with them caused high levels of radiation. Naval yards in Severodvinsk and along the coast of the Kola Peninsula wouldn’t dare to keep them stored near ...

Baffinland iron mine construction may start in 2013

Reuters - Baffinland (TSX:BIM) said late on Friday that it has submitted a draft environmental impact study to the Nunavut territorial government for its Mary River project on Baffin Island and that it expects to complete the full environmental assessment and permitting process by early 2013. Baffinland, a Toronto-based explorer, ...

7th Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival (April 13 to 17, 2011)

Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival 2011 - Immerse yourself in the worlds of the people of the land in this sharing of aboriginal culture, teachings and realities through film, art, song, dance and ceremony.  Make your destination Duncan, Vancouver Island from April 13-17, 2011. Youth FX Workshops & Awards April ...

Mackenzie Delta: Partnership signed to protect char

Northern News Services - John Carmichael watched intently as representatives from the federal government, the Gwichin and the Inuvialuit passed around official papers calling for the conservation of char in the Mackenzie Delta. He knew their signatures meant theyd listened to him. Carmichael, an Aklavik elder, began monitoring Dolly Varden char ...

CBC Ideas: Mr. Justice Berger (On Courts and Aboriginal Rights)

CBC Radio - In 1977, a Royal Commission looking into proposals to construct a pipeline from the Arctic Ocean to Alberta recommended a 10-year moratorium on pipeline development in the Mackenzie Valley until native land claims could be settled. That was only the beginning. Paul Kennedy talks with the head ...

Study: Global threats to human water security and river biodiversity

Reuters - "Threats to human water security and biological diversity are pandemic," Charles Vorosmarty of the City University of New York, co-lead author of the report in the journal Nature, told Reuters. The international team of scientists estimated that almost 80 percent of the world's population -- or about 5 billion ...

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