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BREAKING: Man on cruise ship suffers non life-threatening injuries in polar bear attack during shore excursion


A man aboard a cruise ship in northern Svalbard suffered non life-threatening injuries when he was attacked by a polar bear during a shore excursion Saturday morning, according to The Joint Rescue Coordination Centres of Northern Norway (HRS).

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Dec. 20, 2016


Students to get hot school lunches starting in January
Longyearbyen School students will get hot lunches starting in January as a continuation of a pilot project initiated last year, according to André Jenssen, a co-initiator of the project.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Nov, 3, 2015


LNS starting a treasure hunt for rubies in Greenland   
LNS is scheduled to start trial production is scheduled to start this month at the Aappaluttoq ruby mine in Greenland, which Administrative Director Frode Nilsen said could be worth billions of dollars.

Paying the ultimate price: Leader of Czech tour group fined 10K for negligence that led to polar bear attack


The leader of Czech tour group whose campsite was attacked by a polar bear in March, resulting in the animal’s death, has been fined 10,000 kroner for neglecting proper safety precautions.