The Atlantic walrus population is now a species of special concern and over-hunting may be to blame, says the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.
Charlottetown’s environmental issues committee wants to ask the province to impose a tax on plastic shopping bags.
The Nunavut Court of Appeal has rejected the Crown’s appeal of a decision involving three hunters found with untagged narwhal tusks.
A group planning a wind park in northern Quebec says it is considering selling its electricity to the United States.
A missing link between fish and land-loving animals has been found in a fossil bed on Ellesmere Island, scientists reported Wednesday.
Nunavut’s fishing industry leaders say lobbying Ottawa has finally paid off, after the federal fisheries minister increased the territory’s quota for turbot.
Environment Canada says Imperial Oil hasn’t done enough to consider how climate change will affect its proposed Mackenzie Valley gas pipeline.
Politicians in the Nunavut legislature want their government to take action to ensure Inuit have a say in American efforts to declare the polar bear a species at risk. – CBC
Companies and other organizations that are proposing land use projects anywhere in Nunavut use the PLANNER site to easily contact all the agencies that will review their applications. They fill the forms out online and submit them directly to the appropriate agencies with the click of a button.
A local contracting company in Iqaluit has done a first in construction. They’ve “deconstructed” a 1970’s house, and plan to use parts of the demolished house to help build an apartment complex in Cape Dorset next year. Alain Carriere, president of True North Properties Group, collaborated with design consultants out of Ottawa who are specialists…
The first series of public hearings on the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project wrapped up in Inuvik on Thursday with questions about the Kyoto protocols and lingering concerns about the Alberta oil sands. – CBC
The polar bear sport hunts in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories could be in big trouble if the United States decides to list the animals under its Endangered Species Act. – CBC
A year after Nunavut increased its hunting quotas for polar bears, the United States government is going to review the numbers to see if any changes should be made to its trophy hunt policy for the territory. – CBC
The residents contributed information about archaeological sites, burial sites and graves, cabins, and soapstone quarry sites. Caribou calving areas, migration routes and water crossings were also identified. So were muskox hunting areas, and polar bear and wolf denning sites.
Removing wastes from a remote arctic site reminds residents that if you “pack it in, pack it out.” [From EcoAction – Environment Canada]
The traditions that are handed from one generation to the next among the people of Canada
No doubt about it, Alec Amarook is aiming high in his career. Alec joined the NPC
In September, the NPC supported the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) in hosting a series of GIS workshops in Cambridge Bay. The sessions were designed to introduce high school students and teachers to the capabilities of geographic information systems (GIS). The workshops, part of the Fraser Lectureship in Northern Studies, were delivered by Al Friesen,…