An emerging outbreak of avian cholera kills thousands of eider ducks in Arctic regions of Canada. Scientists are studying the outbreak and its potential to spread to Greenland.
Avian cholera could spread into areas of the Arctic, including parts of Canada and Greenland, where the contagious bird disease has not been present before, say scientists.
- A total solar eclipse is visible from northern Canada (Nunavut), Greenland, central Russia, eastern Kazakhstan, western Mongolia and China.
- Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada tours the Arctic regions of Canada to assert wider claims of sovereignty over the region following a recent claim by Russia to the North Pole.
- Denmark sends a scientific team to the Arctic to try to establish that the Lomonosov Ridge is an extension of Greenland so it can claim sovereignty over oil reserves.
- Canada has sent 2 ''Kingston''-class warships to the north Arctic port of Churchill, Manitoba following a territorial dispute with Denmark regarding Hans Island.
- Winston Blackmore and James Oler, leaders of a polygamist Mormon sect in Canada, are convicted.
- Six teenagers, four males and two females, from a Burundi robotics team are reported missing after competing in the FIRST Global Robotics Competition in Washington, D.C. A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year old girl reportedly crossed the United States border into Canada. There is no indication of foul play.
- Canada celebrates the sesquicentennial (150-year) anniversary of the Canadian Confederation.
- An earthquake and tsunami strike Greenland leaving at least 4 dead.
- A state of emergency is declared in Montreal, Canada as 1,200 Canadian Forces personnel are deployed in the province of Quebec to help with rising floodwaters. 146 communities are affected and more than 1,500 residents have been evacuated from their homes.
- A series of earthquakes, the largest registering 6.3, strike near Mosquito Lake, Alaska, near the Alaskan border with British Columbia, Canada. At least one office building and two schools were heavily damaged and evacuated in the Yukon.