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

Sámi language-speaking voices that made waves on the radio now have their own broadcast on television. A new TV station in Inari has given Sámi people a platform to spread Sámi culture outside of their northern home.

Brown bears are emerging from their dens in the Pasvik Valley earlier this year than ever before. The bears in Pasvik have been shown to be genetically isolated from their Norwegian neighbours to the west but not the Russian bears to the east. The disconnect, says biologist Alexander Kopatz, is likely due to human influence.

The upcoming European Union elections are highlighting the gap between EU politics and high North affairs and it’s an issue that’s causing a bit of an identity crisis in northern Finland.

The BarentsObserver takes a closer look at the local crabbing industry - and even gets a tasty lunch out of it.

A creative youth house in Murmansk is facing an uphill battle as a lack of funding and growing governmental opposition threaten its future.

Russia and China are poised to ink a deal that could see up to 60 billion cubic metres of gas flowing east from Siberia to Beijing every year for nearly 30 years.

A remote Norwegian island is nearly ready to start producing the first-ever batch of Arctic whiskey, an expression, they are sure will be a hit on the market.

The Arctic town of Vardø is developing a new ecotourism industry thanks to the nearby island of Hornøya, which is covered in the nests of over 100 000 seabirds. Birders from around the world visit the island to get a glimpse of migratory species not seen anywhere else in Europe - but the industry didn’t spring up of its own accord.

Unprecedented levels of carbon dioxide are contributing to rising global temperatures and a new study finds the warming atmosphere may lead to a transit slow down in at least three High North countries.

A British motorcyclist is going on a 6000km solo ride to the North Cape to raise money and awareness for an issue close to his heart.