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Infectious Form Of Cat Parasite Found In Western Arctic Beluga
2014-02-14 11:36:06

University of British Columbia University of British Columbia scientists have found for the first time an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic Beluga, prompting a health advisory to the Inuit people who eat whale meat. The same team also discovered a new strain of the parasite Sarcocystis, previously sequestered in the icy north, that is responsible for killing 406 grey seals in the north Atlantic in 2012. Presenting their findings today at the...

2013-12-11 20:20:51

HALIFAX, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2(nd) Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize has been awarded to three Canadian teams whose projects will translate knowledge to action to benefit the Canadian Arctic and its Peoples. The projects selected to share the $1 million award include: Ikaarvik: From Barriers to Bridges, the National Strategy on Inuit Education - National Parent Mobilization Initiative, and SakKij√Ęnginnatuk Nunalik: Healthy homes in thriving Nunatsiavut communities. The...

2013-11-06 12:24:07

CanNor and Qikiqtani Inuit Association collaborate to promote economic development from resource development projects IQALUIT, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - he Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), confirming both parties' commitment to advance responsible resource development while promoting regional benefits in the Qikiqtani region of Nunavut. Under this MOU, CanNor and the QIA...

2013-10-24 08:26:51

HALIFAX, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Six projects have been shortlisted for the 2(nd) Annual Arctic Inspiration Prize. The $1 million Prize was established in 2012 to support projects that translate knowledge to action to benefit Canada's Arctic and its Peoples. Project teams selected for the 2013 shortlist are as follows: The AVATIVUT Program - A community program engaging Inuit youth in scientific research including long-term environmental monitoring through scientist-led...

2013-09-10 20:23:37

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), the national voice of Canada's Inuit, are encouraging all Canadians to join a worldwide movement to celebrate life and to save lives. World Suicide Prevention Day is an opportunity to bring much-needed attention to an issue that claimed the lives of more than 3,500 Canadians...

2013-04-11 20:21:17

TORONTO, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Waddington's announced today it will be offering a rare and important collection of Inuit graphics in its Spring Inuit Art Auction. The collection is comprised of the Complete 1959 Cape Dorset Graphic Collection. 1959 represents the first time the Inuit people had publicly offered graphic art for sale and this collection is perhaps the only complete set in existence. This collection was most recently celebrated in the exhibition 'Uuturautilt: Cape...

Conservationists Want Ban On Products Made From Polar Bears
2012-12-26 13:28:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some conservationists are calling for increased restrictions on the buying and selling of rugs and other goods made from polar bears–citing the animal´s threatened status. Others disagree–saying climate change is the bears´ biggest threat and focusing on their trade de-emphasizes the true reason behind their endangerment. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which has long championed the polar bears´ cause,...

2012-09-27 14:20:35

Inuvialuit Sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben Showcases Works of Stone and Bronze WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents "Arctic Journeys/ Ancient Memories: The Sculpture of Abraham Anghik Ruben," an exhibition that explores parallels between the ancient arctic cultures of the Viking/Norse and Inuit through bold sculptures of stone, bronze and bone. The exhibition opens Friday, Oct. 5, in Washington, D.C., in the...

2012-05-29 12:47:51

As Canada prepares to chair the Arctic Council, Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Program offers 19 recommendations based on international workshop in January Finding a new way to fund the full participation of northern indigenous groups with Permanent Participant status at the Arctic Council in all of the organizations working groups and activities should be a top priority when Canada takes the chair of the influential inter-governmental organization next year. The recommendation is one of...

2011-06-20 19:58:04

Our changing climate usually appears to be a very modern problem, yet new research from Greenland published in Boreas, suggests that the AD 1350 collapse of a centuries old colony established by Viking settlers may have been caused by declining temperatures and a rise in sea-ice. The authors suggest the collapse of the Greenland Norse presents a historical example of a society which failed to adapt to climate change. The research, led by Dr Sofia Ribeiro from the University of Copenhagen,...