Once more, local people are planning to start a water bottling plant near Sulaoja Spring in Karigasniemi in the municipality of Utsjoki in Finland. Land protection authority Metsähallitus rejected the last application in May 2017.
Twice as many reindeer have been killed on the roads in northern Sweden this month compared to the same period last year. And one of the main factors is climate change, according to the Swedish Sami Association.
While retired border inspector Frode Berg is kept in pre-trial detention in Moscow accused by FSB of espionage, locals in the Norwegian border town of Kirkenes on Saturday arranged a support rally under the slogan «Help Frode Home!»
The warm sealskin products are easy to sell in the cold conditions of the Arctic. The material would also be available in Finland, but, because of an EU ban against seal trade, only sealskin from Greenland can be traded.
The reindeer herding cooperatives that graze their reindeer in the old forests of Inari criticize the state-owned forestry company Metsähallitus Metsätalous Oy for not following the logging plans they have agreed on.
Due to budgetary shortfalls, the Lapland Police Department has announced plans to move the police force from the small town of Enontekiö to the larger city of Muonio. The station is set to be shut down early next year, when the officers who work there retire. The plans reflect a recent trend of shuttering some police stations in remote locations across the region.