Tag Archives: Northwest Passage

Worth Sharing: Out in the cold: What the TB crisis in Nunavut reveals about Canada

There is no clearer evidence of the maldistribution of wealth and of social services in Canada to the detriment of Indigenous people than the tuberculosis epidemic under way in the Arctic.

Last week, 14-year-old Gussie Bennett, from Nain, Labrador, died of tuberculosis. Nain’s last serious outbreak of TB was just in 2015. In January, 15-year-old Ileen Kooneeliusie, from Qikiqtarjuak, on Baffin Island, died. The screening program undertaken in the weeks following revealed 10 per cent of the population of Qikiqtarjuak to be infected. Across Nunavut, 17 of the 25 communities have cases of tuberculosis. But the largest of these outbreaks so far is the one in Arviat.

Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-out-in-the-cold-what-the-tb-crisis-in-nunavut-reveals-about-canada/

Calgary Eyeopener Interview: Getting Ready to Trek the Northwest Passage

 You can listen to the podcast on the Calgary Eyeopener’s website.


The 8-minute interview starts at the 16 minute mark (16:00 – 24:00).

Calgary Eyeopener Episode for March 16, 2018

Interview: Bill Hanlon on skiing the Northwest Passage

ExplorersWeb caught up with Bill Hanlon as he prepares to leave on his next expedition: a 900-kilometer solo trek in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Source: Pythom.com Interview: Bill Hanlon on skiing the Northwest Passage