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Ontario Moving Forward with Environmental Assessment for High Speed Rail

Project Will Cut Travel Times for Commuters and Families December 15, 2017 Ontario is continuing progress to introduce high speed rail to the Toronto-Windsor corridor, which will cut people’s travel times and create new opportunities for workers, businesses and families. Ontario issued a Request for Bids (RFB) today to develop the environmental assessment terms of […]

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National Energy Board Hearing for the Sundre Crossover Project Begins on Monday

From National Energy Board December 15, 2017 – Calgary – National Energy Board The National Energy Board (NEB) oral hearings on an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to build a natural gas pipeline east of the Town of Sundre will begin on December 18. The hearing will start at 9 a.m. in the NEB’s hearing room […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201718 Views

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The Government of Canada announces new funding for energy efficiency and climate action in six provinces

December 15, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario Helping Canadians improve energy efficiency is an important part of Canada’s action plan for growing the economy while meeting its climate commitments and creating good jobs in communities across the country. Today the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will provide […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201719 Views

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Yukon College recognized as ready to offer undergraduate degree programs

December 14, 2017 The Campus Alberta Quality Council (CAQC) has recognized Yukon College’s readiness to deliver and sustain high-quality undergraduate degree programs following an organizational evaluation process. This marks the first time that a post-secondary institution in any territory has been evaluated to grant degree programs. CAQC is an arm’s-length agency that evaluates the quality […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201715 Views

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Opinion: Horgan wades in over his head on no-win Site C decision – Chilliwack Progress

Response ran the spectrum from ‘outrageous betrayal’ at worst to damning with faint praise at best Dec. 14, 2017 Well that went well. The Site C dam project was a political football the BC NDP passed around since before the last election, and one wonders if Premier John Horgan thought he’d have a win-win on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201710 Views

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13-year-old Anishinaabe water advocate to speak at United Nations – CBC

‘I’m representing my First Nations Peoples and I’m representing the water,’ says Autumn Peltier Dec 14, 2017 A 13-year-old Anishinaabe girl from Wikwemikong First Nation will address world leaders at the United Nations next spring about protecting water. Autumn Peltier has been invited to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201712 Views

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Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine not granted an environmental assessment certificate

December 13, 2017 VICTORIA – Environment and Climate Change Strategy Minister George Heyman and Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Minister Michelle Mungall have decided not to issue an environmental assessment certificate to KGHM Ajax Mining Inc. for the Ajax project. The company proposed a 1,700-hectare open-pit copper and gold mine, located approximately 10 kilometres southwest […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201713 Views

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2018-2019 Call for Proposals for the Indigenous Community-Based Climate Monitoring Program

December 15, 2017     OTTAWA, ONTARIO        Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working with Indigenous and Northern partners to address and mitigate the impacts of the changing climate on their communities. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, announced the opening of the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201712 Views

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Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

From Parks Canada Parks Canada announces plan to connect Canadians to nature in NWT’s Sahtu Region December 14, 2017          Tulita, Northwest Territories                      Parks Canada Agency The first management plan for Nááts’įhch’oh National Park Reserve was tabled in Parliament recently. Management plans are a legislative requirement of the Canada National Parks Act and guide the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201732 Views

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James Bay Lithium Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency December 14, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the James Bay Lithium Mine Project located approximately 100 kilometres east of James Bay and the Eastmain Cree Village, Quebec. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201726 Views

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Opinion: Clean Energy Can Help Power Reconciliation – The Tyee

Environmental pressures can serve to be among the strongest of drivers for economic self-sufficiency for First Nations in BC. In November, the National Post’s Claudia Cattaneo recently wrote about Liberal MLA and former Haisla Nation chief counsellor Ellis Ross’s views on how to improve Indigenous lives through economic self-sufficiency. “’Sickening’: First Nations left empty-handed as […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201725 Views

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IUS Map of the Month: At-risk trees in Winnipeg

December 13, 2017 Earlier this year, UWinnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies (IUS) started a rotating Map of the Month web feature that turns large amounts of data into accessible visuals. These maps are created from publicly available data and are intended for public use and information. By not including significant commentary, maps such as Winnipeg’s Year […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201717 Views

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Government of Canada approves the Murray River Mining Project

December 13, 2017 — Ottawa — The Government of Canada is working to protect the environment for future generations while growing our economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced the federal Cabinet’s decision to approve the Murray River Mining Project, located in central British Columbia, following a federal environmental assessment. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201721 Views

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Statements: France-Canada Climate Partnership

Paris, France – December 13, 2017 – France and Canada share a common commitment to climate action and transitioning to a low carbon economy; both countries have taken domestic action to address climate change. On 9 December 2016, Canada’s federal government, with the provincial and territorial governments, adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201719 Views

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National clean fuels strategy will affect all forms of fuels in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 18:30 By Mia Rabson THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Canada’s national clean fuels strategy will apply to every kind of fuel _ be it liquid, solid or gas, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday. McKenna released the broad brushstrokes of the standard, which aims to eliminate at least 30 million tonnes of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201725 Views

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Helping Families Save Money and Fight Climate Change At Home – Government of ON

Green Ontario Fund Offering Rebates for Energy-Efficient Renovations December 13, 2017 Ontario families can now access rebates to complete low-carbon, energy-efficient renovations to their homes through a new program from the Green Ontario Fund, a non-profit provincial agency funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market. New GreenON Rebates will cover: […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201718 Views

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The Government of Canada protects Species at Risk habitat

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is dedicated to the protection of species at risk and their habitat from coast to coast to coast and is taking action to ensure their recovery. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Dominic LeBlanc has today signed eight Critical […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20177 Views

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Canada and the UK double Powering Past Coal Alliance members with business leaders

December 12, 2017 – Paris, France In less than a month since Canada and the UK launched the Powering Past Coal Alliance, the partnership has doubled in size, showing impressive momentum for the move away from traditional coal-fired electricity. The new partners include Sweden and California, along with 24 new business members from around the world, including […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201724 Views

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Manitoba News Release: Berens River Road Provides Year Round Transportation Option for First Nation and Northern Affairs Community

December 12, 2017 North-South All-weather Road Completed along East Side of Lake Winnipeg: Schuler BERENS RIVER FIRST NATION—An all-weather road linking Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and the provincial highway network is now in service, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler, Chief Hartley Everett of the Berens River First Nation and Mayor Allan Atlookan of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201740 Views

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Fort McKay First Nation opposes oilsands project in ‘cultural heartland’ – CBC

The First Nation describes Moose Lake area as ‘last refuge’ for its people Dec 12, 2017 An Alberta First Nation with a long history of working closely with oilsands companies says it plans to defend its “key cultural heartland” from a Calgary-based energy producer that wants to develop a project nearby. Fort McKay First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201726 Views

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BCAFN Regional Chief Criticizes Approval of Site C Dam Continuation

(Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC – December 11, 2017) This morning, the BC NDP government made the decision to continue construction on the Site C hydro-electric Dam project over the objections of the Prophet River, West Moberly First Nations and other First Nation organizations. The Site C hydroelectric project will be the third in a series of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201747 Views

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BCAFN Congratulate Tsilhqot’in Nation in their fight against Taskeo Mines and Flawed Environmental Assessments

( Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC ) – The BCAFN is congratulating the Tsilhqot’in Nation in their fight against flawed environmental assessment processes , and the protection of their lands and waters . On December 5, 2017, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed two judicial reviews brought by Taseko Mines Limited. These cases demonstrate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201730 Views

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Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde

Site C Dam Decision “Disappointing and Completely Contrary to Reconciliation” says AFN National Chief Bellegarde (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said today’s decision by B.C. Premier John Horgan to move forward with the Site C dam project is a major setback to reconciliation. First Nations will continue to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201760 Views

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Government will complete Site C construction, will not burden taxpayers or BC Hydro customers with previous government’s debt

Dec. 11, 2017 VICTORIA – The British Columbia government will complete construction of the Site C hydroelectric dam, saying that to do otherwise would put British Columbians on the hook for an immediate and unavoidable $4-billion bill – with nothing in return – resulting in rate hikes or reduced funds for schools, hospitals and important […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201749 Views

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Governments publish progress report on first anniversary of made-in-Canada climate plan

December 9, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario The Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the first annual progress report on the implementation of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the first pan-Canadian plan to address climate change. The plan puts the country on the path to reducing carbon pollution, coping with the impacts […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201723 Views

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After decades of division, those closest to Site C are tired of the fight – CBC

The $8.8 billion northeast B.C. megadam’s fate is expected to be decided in days Dec 08, 2017 In Fort St. John, one thing can be agreed on: people are tired of the fight over Site C. “The conversation is still very divisive in this community,” Mayor Lori Ackerman said from city hall, 15 kilometres from […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201727 Views

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Government of Canada to improve local maritime situational awareness through the Oceans Protection Plan

December 8, 2017         Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada has the world’s longest coastline, and our water is one of our most important resources. Canadians across the country rely on marine transportation to go about their everyday life or to deliver products to market in a safe and responsible way. In November, we marked the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 201745 Views

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AER: Notice of Application – Aurora North Oil Sands Mine Site

Notice of Application OSCA Application No. 1903548 EPEA Application No. 044-00000026 Syncrude Canada Ltd. Aurora North Oil Sands Mine Site The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1903548 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 044-00000026 from Syncrude Canada Ltd. (Syncrude). This notice sets out the deadline for filing a statement of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201738 Views

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Ontario Consulting on Greenbelt Expansion

Province Seeking Public Input to Protect Important Water Resources December 7, 2017 10:15 A.M. Ministry of Municipal Affairs Ontario is taking action to protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt. The province is considering expanding the Greenbelt to include areas in the outer ring […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201742 Views

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UBCIC: NDP Site C Approval Would Slap First Nations in the Face

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC – December 6, 2017) As the entire province awaits the NDP Government’s decision on the bedraggled boondoggle that is the Site C dam project, Chief Lynette Tsakoza of Prophet River First Nation, Chief Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201741 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Lends Support to CONAIE and FDA Efforts to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage in Ecuador

Assembly of First Nations Lends Support to CONAIE and FDA Efforts to Hold Chevron Accountable for Environmental Damage in Ecuador December 6, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – In a setback to Chevron Corporation’s campaign to evade a $9.5 billion liability owed to rainforest communities, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Ecuador signed a protocol today […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201798 Views

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Door opens to more aid for Saskatchewan ranchers hit by fall wildfires – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2017 13:28 REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government is providing financial assistance to ranchers who suffered uninsurable losses when their grazing land was damaged by wildfires earlier this fall. Government Relations Minister Larry Doke says in a release that producers who lost property can apply to the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program for aid feeding […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201727 Views

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PDAP to Provide Assistance on Grazing Lands Damaged by Wildfires

December 6, 2017 Today Government Relations Minister Larry Doke announced that the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) will provide financial assistance to grazing lands damaged by wildfires. “Typically PDAP does not provide assistance for wildfire losses, because most fire losses are insurable,” Doke said.  “However, tame and native grazing lands are not insurable.  This adjustment […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201733 Views

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Then there were five: Search narrowed for place to store used nuclear fuel – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 6, 2017  By Colin Perkel THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Waste management authorities have ruled out one part of northern Ontario as a suitable site for a bunker to store used, but highly radioactive, nuclear-reactor fuel rods. In a statement on Wednesday, the Nuclear Waste Management Organization said the Elliot Lake and […]

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This was my life savings’: Buyers say Mini Homes of Manitoba coming up short on delivering houses – CBC

Mini Homes of Manitoba owner says she feels sick, is trying to make things right Dec 06, 2017 Three customers of Mini Homes of Manitoba say the company did not deliver the homes they ordered, and the chief of tornado-ravaged Long Plain has removed the company from being in charge of building new homes on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201761 Views

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Local first nation leaders call for an end to fish farms – Smithers Interior News

Five delegates from the North visit a fish farm on the south coast. Dec. 5, 2017 Five first nation chiefs from the North travelled together to a fish farm on the southern central coast last week. Delegates from the Heiltsuk, Haida, Gitxsan, Lax Kw’alaams and Wet’suwet’en nations visited a fish farm that was subject to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201751 Views

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Desjardins announces concrete measures to combat climate change

Lévis (Qc), December 6, 2017–Desjardins Group has announced concrete measures that will enable it to play a proactive role in the fight against climate change. In addition to supporting the energy transition, it will also help businesses adopt environmental, social and governance best practices. “As a financial cooperative, we can lead by example and encourage […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201729 Views

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Statement from Minister of Environment Pauline Frost regarding the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Climate Change in Yukon

December 05, 2017 Minister of Environment Pauline Frost today released the following statement regarding the Auditor General of Canada’s Report on Climate Change in Yukon: “The office of the Auditor General of Canada released its Report on Climate Change in Yukon today. The report audited the actions, commitments and initiatives undertaken by the Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201749 Views

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Critics sue over mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve – CP

Source: The Associated Press Dec 5, 2017 19:16 By Dan Joling THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska _ An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Chilkat Indian […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201732 Views

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Climate Change in Yukon – Yukon departments have not done enough to respond to climate change

Whitehorse, 5 December 2017—Today, the Legislative Assembly of Yukon was presented with the results of an audit on climate change led by Ms. Casey Thomas, Principal of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. This audit examined whether selected Government of Yukon departments had worked to adapt to the impacts of climate change and to reduce greenhouse […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201743 Views

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The Aviva Community Fund Announces the Grand Prize Winning Ideas

December 5, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – After receiving over 500 ideas for positive change, a 10-day finalist-voting period and evaluation by judges, Aviva Canada is pleased to announce the grand prize winners of the Aviva Community Fund (ACF) competition. The 13 grand prize winners in the Community Development, Community Heath and Community Resilience categories will share […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201741 Views

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Peregrine Falcon achieves landmark recovery but salmon struggle

OTTAWA, Dec 4, 2017  – The Peregrine Falcon is no longer at risk of extinction throughout most of Canada. The Peregrine – an icon of wildlife conservation – was among 44 wildlife species assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in Ottawa, Nov 26 – Dec 1. The meeting marked the committee’s 40 year anniversary. Once […]

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Minister McKenna welcomes report on heritage preservation and protection in Canada

December 4, 2017     Ottawa, Ontario    Parks Canada Agency The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, today issued the following statement on the release of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development report entitled Preserving Canada’s Heritage: the Foundation for Tomorrow”. “Our Government welcomes the report […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201718 Views

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Province Issues 2017 Fall Conditions Report

December 4, 2017 Additional Flood Variables to be Monitored Over Winter Months: Schuler A new report indicates soil moisture levels are normal to drier than normal in most of Manitoba, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “We have several months before the spring flood season begins, but this report provides us with an idea of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201728 Views

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Saskatchewan’s climate change plan includes buying carbon offsets, no carbon tax – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 4, 2017 REGINA _ The Saskatchewan government has introduced a climate-change strategy that inches toward a price on carbon emissions, but leaves large parts of its economy untouched. And it doesn’t include a carbon tax, which Environment Minister Dustin Duncan was happy to point out Monday. “I believe it will achieve as […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201741 Views

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2018-2019 Call for Proposals for the Northern Contaminants Program

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada December 4, 2017 OTTAWA, ONTARIO Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the efforts of Northerners and scientists to gain a better understanding of contaminant levels in the traditionally harvested foods that are so important to the diet of northern and Indigenous people. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201733 Views

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IRC: Arctic CHAR Project Releases 2017 Progress Report

The Progress Report on the 2017 Field Season for the Arctic Cultural Heritage At Risk (Arctic CHAR) project is now available to be viewed online. View the Progress Report on the 2017 Field Season Learn more about the Arctic CHAR project A collaboration between University of Toronto and Inuvialuit Cultural Centre, this project is designed to reveal which heritage sites […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201729 Views

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Inuit traditional knowledge shaped commercial fishing ban for the High Arctic – CBC

Vice president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada says the agreement is a first of its kind Dec 04, 2017 Inuit traditional knowledge played a role in developing a ban on commercial fishing in the High Arctic. Canada and the four other countries with Arctic coastlines signed the agreement last week. China, Japan, South Korea, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201726 Views

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BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

From Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency December 4, 2017 — Ottawa — Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed BURNCO Aggregate Mine Project, located approximately 22 kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201726 Views

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ILA Recognizes Two Workers With Environment Monitor Award

December 01, 2017 On November 23, Inuvialuit Land Administration recognized Mary Cockney and Ricky Joe with the Environment Monitor “Roy (Sugloo) Smith” Award. ILA is the division of Inuvialuit Regional Corporation responsible for managing and administering Inuvialuit-owned lands in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. Learn more about ILA Mary Cockney Mary is an outstanding worker, willing to work under any weather, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201725 Views

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