February 18, 2011 2:54 PM
This week, representatives from the northern country of Greenland will journey to Newfoundland and Labrador to find out what this province can offer them in their efforts to grow their economy. Greenland - the only country in the world with an Inuit majority - is a new land of opportunity, especially for businesses from here. Companies are lining up to mine Greenland's offshore for oil, and the melting ice cap, for minerals.
CBC network producer Marie Wadden recently visited Nuuk, Greenland's capital, to talk to politicians, business leaders and regular people to find out what they think of oil and gas development and what role they see Newfoundland and Labrador playing.
Wadden has prepared a five-part series for radio, scheduled to run this week on local Newfoundland and Labrador morning shows. Each piece will be presented here after it is aired. Here & Now will air a two-part series on Tuesday.
Courting Greenland on the Morning Show: How a prominent Newfoundland business family's history with Greenland has come full circle.
Courting Greenland on the Morning Show: Marie Wadden has the story of a Newfoundlander who has already made an important connection to Greenland.
Courting Greenland on the Morning Show: Marie Wadden takes us to Greenland's capital city, Nuuk. Nuuk is booming now, before oil has even been discovered.
Marie Wadden tells us how people in this province are staking out a place in Greenland's future because they think it could be an important part of ours.
Marie Wadden reports on the possible risk to the Greenland environment from oil and gas exploration, and what one local company is doing to minimize it.
Marie Wadden's two-part series on Here & Now
Wadden also interviewed a number of players in Greenland and in Newfoundland and Labrador. Check back for new additions.