Arctic

Films about Alita, a troubled cyborg, Mads, lost in the Arctic and Rebel lost in a dream

Also films attached to the big comedy festival in town right now

Will Trudeau stand up for Inuit fighting Big Oil?

Arctic town's struggle against seismic blasting will show if Trudeau's environmental and First Nations policies mark a real change from Stephen Harper's single-minded focus on fossil fuels.

Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda

Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.

Stephen Harper continues to make Canada into an international environmental pariah

Once again, showing contempt for international standards and principles, Stephen Harper has turned his back on a shared global norm.  In a stunning display of contrarian behaviour, the Canadian...

Harper announces National Research Council Arctic Program launch

During his ninth annual Northern Tour, Prime Minister Stephen Harper  announced the launch of the National Research Council (NRC) Arctic Program. Its goal will be to enter into...

Very good films including award winners arrive in town, but also one of the worst of the year

Josh Brolin with Kate Winslet, Tom Hollander and Toni Servillo are prominent in the new films this week.

How Northern and Rural Canadians are saying no to high-cost telecom

Residents living in rural and remote communities can face broadband Internet costs that are up to three to five times higher than in southern urban centres.

Climate change altering jet stream, causing storms to "get stuck"

There’s something really interesting happening with the jet stream right now.

Arctic madness

Are we so blinded by our fossil fuel addiction that no-one can see that getting excited about a melting Arctic because you can mine it is suicidal?

Shrinking of Arctic sea ice affecting weather patterns, says new report

"It's not like Las Vegas. What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic.''