Great sorrow

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People in Barentsburg are in deep sadness after the helicopter accident last Thursday. 

 
Combining student housing and a hotel

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The Arctic Student Welfare Organization is seeking to build a housing facility of up to five stories Elvesletta. They also want to operate it as a hotel when there are few students.

 
'A disaster'

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Visit Svalbard Director Ronny Brunvoll strongly opposes a seasonal hotel that does not contribute to year-round tourism.

 
Aiming for the Olympics

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 29.09.2017 kl 12:48

Trym Eide Aunevik, 15, won six medals in the Norway's National Youth Leagues disabeld swimming competition.

 
Casting out 'villagers'

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Longyearbyen's fire department and planning department evicted a man who illegally moved into a building near the airport on Monday. Now those responsible for Sjøområdet are also on alert.

 
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Why fishing nets end up on Svalbard

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 09.10.2017 kl 10:05

Every year, many pieces of fishing net wash up on the shores of Svalbard and pose a serious threat to wildlife.

 
I AM ANGRY

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In the article ”Utfordrende natur og sikkerhet på Svalbard” (”Nature and safety challenges in Svalbard”) in Svalbardposten no. 31, 25 august 2017, there are claims which are not only false, but also directly damaging to me and my business.

 
Second flight for bear after cabin raid

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This is not the first time the 17-year-old male bear has been flown north in a helicopter after raiding cabins. The previous time was in 2001.  

 
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Town hit hard

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The local community is being strongly affected by two deaths. A 24-hour counseling hotline is available at the hospital.

 
Positive indications at UNIS

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 25.08.2017 kl 17:22

More graduate students than ever are enrolled at the university this fall.

 
Incessantly optimistic with a large vision

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He sees opportunities in waste others just want to get rid of. A constant uphill battle isn't deterring the green dreams of Benjamin Vidmar.

 
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Tourists going astray

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Visitors wandering outside Longyearbyen without weapons sparks a debate on Facebook.

 
Warning people to avoid landslide areas

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Landslides have occurred in multiple areas in recent days, with people spotted traveling on foot through some of them.

 
Strong growth requires good logistics and more dock time

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More and more cruise tourists are visiting Longyearbyen. Traffic to the port has increased 20 percent since last year.

 
Still investigating

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The Governor of Svalbard will not speculate about the cause of a tour boat fire until the investigation is finished

 
Ice-cold swimming challenge

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 30.06.2017 kl 16:08

A Polish expedition went on a swimming expeditions and returned with body temperatures of about 32 degrees Celsius (90F).

 
Tourism in Barentsburg is growing

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A strong increase in annual visitors has tourism director Timofey Rogozhin making plenty of plans for expanded activities, lodging and services.

 
Hard to find the owner

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Giant mailbox has to be torn down.

 
4G for nearly all of Svalbard

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 12.06.2017 kl 15:56

The first base station was built 20 years ago

 
A cold May, but still above-average temperatures

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High temperatures during the last two days of May resulted in yet another month with temperatures higher than normal.

 
Improvements to the seed vault for 37 million kroner

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Consulting company Dr. Techn. Olav Olsen is responsible for proposing further remedial measures to secure the access tunnel to the seed vault.

 
Must secure the seed vault even better

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Statsbygg is now digging trenches to direct water away from the entrance area. They are on high alert while the snow is melting.

 
Old ammunition found in bears

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Two polar bears killed last summer were both shot with a shotgun earlier.

 
Russian guide dies

Publisert: - Oppdatert: 19.05.2017 kl 15:34

Aleksander Ometov, 31, died Monday night after falling into the ice in Tempelfjorden. 

 
Prority is to help

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When everything is in order, the tourism company in Barentsburg will answer questions about the accident.

 
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