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Contracting firm with booming business sees port as key

Business at a Nunavut contracting company is booming and its owners say Churchill will play an increasingly important role as its preferred supply-chain route. Allan Lahure has seen business at his Baker Lake Contracting & Supplies company grow steadily, helped … Continue reading

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Putin says Arctic trade route to rival Suez

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday predicted Arctic shipping routes along Russia’s northern coast would soon rival the Suez Canal as a quicker trade link from Europe to Asia. Russian plans to revive the Soviet-era shipping lane as polar ice … Continue reading

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Arctic Shipping Navigation Satellite to launch 2012

  Japanese Weathernews will launch a satellite in September 2012 that will provide navigational services to ships travelling along the Russian and North American coasts in the Arctic Ocean, the newspaper Nikkei reported. A 30 percent reduction in sea ice … Continue reading

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The inventor who’s putting blimps back on the radar

Mr Burns is a test pilot for Hybrid Air Vehicles, a British engineering company that is pioneering a comeback of the dirigible behemoths of yesteryear with a modern twist that will make them both safer and significantly more efficient than … Continue reading

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Russian minister urges better environmental protection in Arctic

Russia should develop environmental protection infrastructure in its segment of the Arctic, including oil spill response centers, Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday. Russia will gradually expand its presence in the region as retreating Arctic ice extends the period … Continue reading

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Moscow Envisions Rail Tunnel to North America

The most ambitious railway project of all time, a 65-mile tunnel linking Asia and North America under the Bering Strait, has been endorsed by the Kremlin as part of its overall plan to exploit natural resources in Siberia and the … Continue reading

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Russian Infrastructure Investment Propelling Northeast Passage

As we have previously noted, Russia continues to invest in the Northeast Passage: “If Russia gives the green light to develop this as a full commercial transit route, it would make Sovcomflot’s whole investment case completely different,” said Chris Weafer, chief … Continue reading

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