Media Monitoring for Tuesday August 04, 2015

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BBC News

Russia submits Arctic claim
BBC News
Should other countries that border the Arctic be worried? Michael Byers is professor of politics and international law at the University of British Columbia in Canada and author of 'Who Owns the Arctic? Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North'.

24 min 5 sec ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

Coalition seeks end to misery of dental pain and suffering
Specified range of services for First Nations and Inuit people by Health Canada, for services not covered by insurance plans. • Gift from the Heart, where hygienists open their clinics for one day each February. The dental coalition is also urging ...

1 hour 3 min ago in 'Inuit'

Los Angeles Times

Russia claims vast Arctic territory, seeks UN recognition
Los Angeles Times
Russia was the first to claim the Arctic sea shelf as sovereign territory in a thwarted bid in 2002, but the United States, Canada, Denmark and Norway also are pursuing jurisdiction over seabed in the Arctic, where a quarter of the world's remaining ...
Russia submits application for stake of $30 trillion Arctic shelf oil and gas ...The Siberian Times
Russia lays claim to North Pole, Greenpeace (press release)

all 191 news articles » 2 hours 16 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

Montreal Gazette

Letter: Canada must protect the polar ice cap
Montreal Gazette
Ice floes float in Baffin Bay between Canada and Greenland above the Arctic circle. ... All our prime minister has done is to declare Canadian sovereignty over the passage, encouraging more use, which will result in more abuse of the waters. Looking at ...

2 hours 52 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

MetroNews Canada

North Korean ship pursued for seizure in lawsuit
MetroNews Canada
Normally, foreign states can't be sued in the United States, but an exception in the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act allows it against countries that are listed as state sponsors of terrorism. Shurat HaDin filed suit ... Russia bids for vast Arctic ...

and more » 3 hours 27 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

Nunatsiaq News

Get ready Nunavut and Nunavik, the election battle's started
Nunatsiaq News
Nunavut MP Leona Aglukkaq, who's looking for a third term in the Oct. 19 federal election, is pictured here with elder Olivia Pissuk July 9 during Nunavut day festivities in Rankin Inlet. (PHOTO BY NOEL KALUDJAK). Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Aug.

3 hours 36 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'


Vitamin B3 may have originally come from space
A windfall for the Inuit, these caches may have kickstarted a much larger industry. Tantalizingly, a dagger made from similar nickel-enriched iron has even been found in King Tut's tomb. But panspermic iron may not be the only thing that meteors gifted.

3 hours 45 min ago in 'Inuit'

The Siberian Times

Russia submits application for stake of $30 trillion Arctic shelf oil and gas ...
The Siberian Times
The new submission is based on deep seismic sounding in the central section of the Arctic basin, seismic and bathymetric profiling, and geological sampling. The Russian application is likely to face opposition from four other nations with Arctic ...

5 hours 39 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

National Post

Russia submits claim for vast Arctic seabed territories at United Nations
National Post
Russia, the U.S., Canada, Denmark and Norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction over parts of the Arctic, which is believed to hold up to a quarter of the planet's undiscovered oil and gas. Rivalry for Arctic resources has intensified as ...

and more » 6 hours 51 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

16 Things You May Not Know About the Awesome Star of the Big Bang Theory ...
Her interest in helping these sweet faced mammals was ignited when she stumbled across pictures of the Canadian seal hunt, which is the world's largest mass slaughter of marine mammals. Speaking with CBS Kaley admitted: "I openly admit I had no idea ...

and more »Google News 7 hours 59 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

Blues Seal Hunt Deal
Noel Hunt, who Phil Brown has since said is his 'biggest signing' as Shrimpers manager, was confirmed as a Southend signing by the Official Website on Saturday. Southend secured the signature of former Dundee United, Reading, Leeds, Ipswich and of ...

and more » 8 hours 58 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'


Cleanup gets underway on Nunavik power plant diesel spill
Nunatsiaq News
Hydro-Québec says a big diesel spill at a Nunavik power plant has been contained. The spill took place late Aug. 1 and into the morning of Aug. 2 at a generating station that supplies power to the Hudson Strait community of Ivujivik. An Aug. 3 news ...
Diesel spill at Hydro plant containedCJAD

all 2 news articles » 10 hours 41 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'

Nunatsiaq News

RCMP investigate two deaths in western Nunavut town
Nunatsiaq News
People in the western Nunavut town of Kugluktuk say they are stunned by the Aug. 3 deaths of two local youths. Sources in the community have told Nunatsiaq News the two deceased persons are a young man, aged about 20, and a girl of about 14.

11 hours 53 min ago in 'Inuit Nunangat'

Petronas's Silence on BC LNG Act Sends Disquieting Signal
A day after meeting de Jong on July 27, Najib fired his powerful deputy, four cabinet ministers and the country's attorney general who had all been demanding the prime minister to answer for the alleged theft of US$700 million in state funds and the ...

and more » 14 hours 29 min ago in 'Arctic Sovereignty'

Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American involved in illegal lion hunt
The Weather Space
It cites estimates suggesting there are barely more than 30,000 lions across Africa and "localized or regionalized extinctions in the next decade are a real possibility". His kill profile includes 43 victims, including caribou, moose, deer, buffalo, a ...

and more » 18 hours 28 min ago in 'Polar Bear and Seal Harvesting'

The evolution of federal elections in Canada
Hamilton Spectator
New Democrat Peter Ittinuar becomes the first Inuit MP in 1979. 1960: First Nations people living on reserves get the right to vote and run in federal elections without having to give up their status under the Indian Act. Liberal Len Marchand becomes ...

22 hours 38 min ago in 'Inuit'


ARC Entertainment Acquires 'Chloe and Theo' With 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star ...
The film tells the story of Theo (Ikummaq), an Inuit man from the Arctic who travels to New York City to warn world leaders about the impact of global warming on the planet. Upon arrival, he meets Chloe (Johnson), who is homeless. The two join forces ...
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson's New Movie 'Chloe and Theo' Lands ...TheWrap

all 2 news articles » 23 hours 31 min ago in 'Inuit'
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