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Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd

Alex Boyd is a recent graduate of the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She also has a Bachelor of Anthropology degree from the University of Alberta. She is a co-recipient of the Norwegian High North Journalism Award sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy in Canada and will be interning with the BarentsObserver throughout the spring of 2013.


Content by Alex Boyd

KIRKENES: The Barents Regional Youth Council says the future of the Barents Region lies in transportation.

KIRKENES: Tomorrow, leaders from across the Barents Region are coming back to Kirkenes, two decades after signing the first Declaration. Sverre Jervell was one of the main designers of that agreement; he says it’s come a long way.

KIRKENES: The hotels are full, the media tents are up, and the security helicopters have been dipping and swooping all week. Kirkenes is ready for Barents Summit 2013.

TROMSØ: As Arctic sea ice melts, so the workload of the Arctic Council grows. But starting Monday, there’ll be more people around to help.

With the Barents Sea border dispute between Norway and Russia settled, Norway is getting to know its new underwater land.

KIRUNA: The Arctic Council welcomed six new observer countries this morning, among them China, Japan and South Korea. But one was notably absent: the European Union.

KIRUNA: The circumpolar states of the Arctic Council have agreed to tackle oil spill disasters as a team.

Indigenous leaders say mining in the Arctic currently a “race to the bottom situation,” and demand to be part of the conversation.

Top ministers and indigenous leaders from Arctic nations meet next week to talk environment and development in the north.

An eastern Canadian shipbuilding company is defending itself against allegations it’s charging too much to design Canada’s new Arctic offshore patrol ships.