Emma Jarratt

Emma Jarratt is a journalist from Toronto. A graduate from the Master’s of Journalism program at Ryerson University she is now working as a freelancer in broadcast and print. Emma was a recipient of the High North Journalism Award in 2014 and was nominated for 2014 COPA for best news coverage.

Emma works as a freelance producer for CTV’s morning show, Canada AM, in Toronto and as a reporter for the Arctic news agency BarentsObserver. She has reported on social issues, conflicts, business and national security from six countries.

Emma can be reached at [email protected] or found on Twitter @Em_CRJ. Here you can find her blog on the High North.


Content by Emma Jarratt

Once touted as the saviour of Pajala, the loss of their iron ore mine has the town fearing for its existence.

On the day where messages of thanks and remembrance are flying fast between the Norwegian and Russian peoples gathered in Kirkenes, the Sami felt excluded.

Kirkenes, Norway, is strangely uniform for a 150-year-old town.

Global warming could trigger a food crisis in the High North with hunters’ ability to live of the land threatened due to melting ice and migrating species.

Thousands of people in Norway have lived with a secret for almost 70 years. German war children in the High North are an important voice in remembering the liberation of Finnmark and a poignant lesson in history about misdirected anger and the damage it can cause.

India’s current Head of State will be making the county’s first ever official visit to the Arctic with a stop planned in Rovaniemi on the Scandinavian diplomatic tour.

Arctic seabirds are acting as proverbial ‘canaries in the coal mines’ for pollution hotspots in the High North.

Russia set to snap up reptilian delicacy from the Philippines as a way to mitigate food strain from Western produce bans.

A major spike in radioactivity was detected in central Norway’s reindeer and scientists say it’s because of a nuclear accident nearly 30 years ago.

Two hundred kilometres above the Arctic Circle hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers are finding a new life in northern Norway, but recently the doors have been shutting on those desperate to start fresh in the High North.