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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
Feb 14th, 2019
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.
Oct 23rd, 2015
Oil companies are the real radicals, says Jane Fonda
Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda tells Vancouver Observer what she thinks about the tar sands.
Jun 12th, 2015
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...
Jan 4th, 2015
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...
Aug 21st, 2014
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.
Jan 31st, 2014
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.
Aug 27th, 2013
Climate change altering jet stream, causing storms to "get stuck"
There’s something really interesting happening with the jet stream right now.
Jul 10th, 2013
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?
Feb 20th, 2013
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.''
Sep 15th, 2011