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University of the Arctic report urges quick action on arctic policies SitNews The institute promotes discussion of critical policy issues facing the circumpolar North as a result of climate change.
In a recent blog posted on the BBC news magazine website, U.S. law student Andrew Clark uncovers why Iceland has some of the lowest crime rates in the world. Within the article, Clark mentions some of the contributing ...
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The students asked Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield 12 questions in the 10-and-a-half minutes the station was in range.
The educational program was delivered by volunteers with the amateur radio on the International Space Station (ARISS).
The organization ARISS Canada aims to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math through amateur radio communications opportunities.
ARISS is an international working group of delegations from nine countries, including Canada, Japan, Russia, the U.S. and several European countries.
The organization is run by volunteers from national amateur radio organizations and the Radio Amateur Satellite Corp. from each country.
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British Explorer Philip Goodeve-Docker Dies in Greenland Arctic Storm IBTimes.co.uk The victim's companions Andy Norman, 33 and Roan Hackney have survived despite suffering frostbite and shock.
As the days lengthen with the approach of spring, the northernmost reaches of Scandinavia are about to witness the annual migration of huge herds of reindeer. After spending the winter inland in Finnmark, Europe's last great wilderness, the animals are moved to pastures near the coast for the summer. The reindeer play a central role in the livelihoods and culture of the indigenous people of the region, the Sami, but this way of life is under pressure, as I saw on a journey in northern Norway earlier this month. Look at a map of the region and you'll see very few roads and only a handful of towns. Our expedition of nine people, each towed by a team of huskies, hardly encountered another soul.
As the days lengthen with the approach of spring, the northernmost reaches of Scandinavia are about to witness the annual migration of huge herds of reindeer.
After spending the winter inland in Finnmark, Europe's last great wilderness, the animals are moved to pastures near the coast for the summer.
The reindeer play a central role in the livelihoods and culture of the indigenous people of the region, the Sami, but this way of life is under pressure, as I saw on a journey in northern Norway earlier this month.
Look at a map of the region and you'll see very few roads and only a handful of towns. Our expedition of nine people, each towed by a team of huskies, hardly encountered another soul.
Led by our guide, Tom Frode Johansen, we passed through valleys and over hills, along the border between Norway and Finland, and then across frozen lakes and uplands of unblemished white.
For years Norway tried to make the Sami people more Norwegian. And along with Finland, Sweden and Russia, Norway closed its borders at various times, blocking the annual migrations.
In the Second World War, when the Nazis were driven back by the Soviet Army, the Sami suffered terribly.
Then the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in 1986 released a radioactive cloud which contaminated thousands of reindeer.
More recently, with rising temperatures in the Arctic, the Sami say the shorter winters are forcing them to change the patterns of their herding...."
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Leo Kaludjak took top spot in the Senior Division, while Ross Tatty took the Master's (40 and older) Division and Tristen Dias captured the Junior flag.
Tatty, who also helps co-ordinate the event, said the number of racers was about the same as in 2012.
He said the races are often close in each division, which makes the event fun for racers and fans alike.
"You get the odd race, for a number of reasons, that may not be that close, but, overall, most of them are pretty close," said Tatty.
"The racers take this event very seriously.
"Some go all out with brand-new machines, while others, basically, make a snowmobile out of scraps just to be able to enter the races."
The races follow international snowmobile rules.
Nothing larger than 600 cc is allowed, and every machine's tether cord must be operational.
"..."Our community has always been a big supporter of the races, and we don't usually have any trouble getting the volunteers we need to make them a success.
"We did have some accidents this year, but there were no major injuries."
Tatty said the club tries hard, when setting up the track, not to make it too dangerous for the drivers.
He said there's a few bumps here and there to get the spectators on their toes, but nothing too severe.
"We always have very good crowds, and the hamlet is usually good to put parking areas near the course and have the road down to the ice ready.
"As organizers, we're always grateful when the races end with no major injuries.
"We want them to be fun and competitive, but safety first is always our main goal."
Tatty said as soon as the races are done, it's time to put the books away for 2013 and start planning for 2014...."
The Arviat students took home medals in the categories of TV/video production (Innosar Issakiark and Shelton Nipisar coached by Gord Billard), baking (Vayda Kaviok and AnneRenee Angalik coached by Susie Johnson), cooking (Ramon Kaviok and Jonathan Kigusiutnak coached by Mike Johnson), hairdressing (Gwen Ishalook and Gabai Kaludjak coached by Celeste White and Kimberley Dymond), esthetics (Sherilyn Sewoee and April Kablutsiak coached by Annette Atkinson) and photography (Avis Mukyungnik and Amanda Pingushat coached by Steve Penney).
Issakiark and Nipisar were invited to the national in TV/video production, while Vayda was invited for baking.
Billard said the number of participants at this year's Nunavut event was lower than usual.
He said there were only 41 competitors in 10 categories, both down significantly from past years.
"There was only one team in four different categories, so, by default, they received a gold medal," said Billard.
"Our TV/video production entry was one of those, but our little team produced a video good enough to qualify for the national, so I'm tickled pink.
The Arviat youths garnered 12 medals and a pair of invitations to the Skills Canada national competition in Vancouver, June 5-8.
Goodeve-Docker, a comedy promoter, was said to be a “rookie to the Arctic” by one of his companions before the trip. He died on Sunday, according to a message from his family on his Facebook page. He had trained for the ...
After two years, nearly 100 witnesses and dozens of airport tours, a Senate committee released its report on establishing a National Air Travel Strategy last week. The report calls for significant federal funding in the North and highlights the unique challenges of Northern air travel.
"The bottom line of the report basically says that the Government of Canada should invest more in air travel in Canada," committee chair Senator Dennis Dawson told Nunavut News/North. "They shouldn't see air travel as a source of revenue; they should see it as a source of investment."
Dawson said the report, titled One Size Doesn't Fit All, makes recommendations that revolve around the Canadian government recognizing the particularities of the North.
Among the litany of examples the report lists is the nature of air travel in the North where it isn't just a necessity for cargo shipping but the only mode of personal transportation.
Recommends major investments to address short and gravel runways