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Founding Meeting of the Arctic Economic Council Scheduled

The founding meeting of the Arctic Economic Council (AEC) will take place September 2nd and 3rd in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. The AEC will be an independent body, working ...
27 Aug 2014

Interview with the Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials – Vincent Rigby

Chair of the Arctic Council’s Senior Arctic Officials, Vincent Rigby, recently discussed his new role and the road ahead to the 2015 Ministerial meeting with the Arctic C...
24 Jul 2014

Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Patrick Borbey on sustainable Arctic shipping

In March 2014, Patrick Borbey, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials, spoke in London at a Conference on Sustainable Arctic Shipping and Marine Operations. In a brief int...
29 Apr 2014

Senior Arctic Officials met in Yellowknife

March 27, 2014 – The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials held their second meeting under Canada’s Chairmanship in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on March 26-27, 20...
27 Mar 2014

Agreement on the Arctic Economic Council

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Minister for the Arctic Council and Chair of the Arctic Council welcomes agreement on the Arctic Economic Council
27 Mar 2014

Arctic Council upcoming SAO meeting in Yellowknife

At the Arctic Council’s upcoming meeting of Senior Arctic Officials (SAOs) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, delegations from the Arctic Council’s stat...
19 Mar 2014

Yellowknife: Multum in Parvo - Many Things in a Small Place

Situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Founded in 1934, the city is located in the tradition...
09 Mar 2014

"Our Arctic Birds" event in Kuujjuaq, Canada

On February 12, the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna Working Group (CAFF) hosted “Our Arctic Birds”, a community event at the Kattitavik Town Hall ...
06 Mar 2014

Senior Arctic Officials Met in Whitehorse

The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials held their first meeting under Canada’s Arctic Council chairmanship in Whitehorse, Yukon, on October 21 to 23, 2013.
28 Oct 2013

Photos from the Whitehorse SAO Meeting

High resolution photos from the Whitehorse Senior Arctic Officials' and Permanent Participants' meeting held 21-23 October can be found in the Arctic Council Flickr galle...
22 Oct 2013

Media Advisory: Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials Meeting to Take Place in Whitehorse

Patrick Borbey, chair of Senior Arctic Officials, will hold a media availability on October 23 on the results of the plenary meeting of the Senior Arctic Officials. Media...
20 Oct 2013

Whitehorse, the Wilderness City

The city of Whitehorse is located on the banks of the Yukon River in south-western Yukon, an hour and half from Kluane National Park, home of Mount Logan, Canada’s highes...
30 Sep 2013

Minister Aglukkaq Speaks on Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship

Canada and Norway have a long history of collaboration on Arctic issues. In June 2013, a new wing of the Fram Museum opened to house the Gjøa, the ship used by Norwegian ...
04 Sep 2013

Video interview with Patrick Borbey: Some hopes and priorities for the Canadian Chairmanship

Chair of the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials' Patrick Borbey speaks briefly about some of the hopes and priorities for the Canadian Chairmanship 2013-2015.
12 Jun 2013

SAO Chair Patrick Borbey visits Tromsø and the Arctic Council Secretariat

Chair of the Senior Arctic Official’s Patrick Borbey visited Tromsø, Norway early this week along with part of the Canadian Chairmanship team. The visit enabled the Canad...
12 Jun 2013

Canadian Chairmanship Program 2013-2015

At the Kiruna Ministerial Meeting on 15 May 2013, Canada assumed the two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden. The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, an Inuk from ...
15 May 2013

Canadian Chair of Senior Arctic Officials Announced

On March 11, 2013, Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian Minister for the Arctic Council, and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, announced that Patrick Borbey will become C...
04 Apr 2013

EPPR Meets in Canada's Yukon Territory

Canada hosted the meeting of the Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group of the Arctic Council in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory which took pla...
23 Jun 2011