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Nova Scotia mill plans to pump effluent into strait: groups concerned – National Observer

November 19th 2019 Groups that have voiced concerns about a Nova Scotia pulp mill’s plan to pump millions of litres of treated wastewater into the Northumberland Strait are to issue a response to that plan today. Northern Pulp submitted thousands of pages of documents to the provincial Environment Department in early October as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 20198 Views

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Arctic Indigenous leaders call for more action on climate change – Nunatsiaq News

19 November, 2019 Youth seek focus on “the health and well-being of our people, lands, waters, and animals” Taking action to curb climate change and to preserve the circumpolar world’s Indigenous languages are among the key calls to action that emerged from last week’s Arctic Leaders Summit in Rovaniemi, Finland. Representatives of Indigenous peoples’ organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201914 Views

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Wauzhushk Onigum voice concerns around latest water and sewage agreement with Kenora – Daily Miner

November 18, 2019 Wauzhushk Onigum Nation leadership is voicing concerns over a water service agreement proposed to the First Nation from the city of Kenora, saying that it gives the city more power over the First Nation and it is not the partnership they believed they were entering into. Chris Skead, chief of Wauzhushk Onigum […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201918 Views

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Study underway on Whale Cove contaminated site – Nunatsiaq News

18 November, 2019 Report to be completed in February, but cleanup could be a more complicated matter Nunavut’s Department of Environment is assessing a contaminated site in Whale Cove for any risks it may pose to human and ecological health. The affected area is over 18,000 cubic metres around an old power plant at the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201933 Views

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British Columbia’s rainy coastal climate increases the risk of lead in water – National Observer

November 15th 2019 Perched on a rocky shoreline near the tip of British Columbia’s blustery northwest coast is Metlakatla First Nation, a Tsimshian (or Ts’msyen) village of around 120 people. It’s an ancient site, with Tsimshian ancestry there stretching back at least 5,500 years. Fifteen minutes away by ferry, the port city of Prince Rupert […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201935 Views

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LNG Canada restores fish habitat with Anderson Creek fish ladder – LNG Canada

Nov 14, 2019 Throughout the construction period, LNG Canada is implementing a wide range of environmental offsets that will serve to protect critical habitat in the freshwater, marine, and estuary environments surrounding the project site. The latest phase of our environmental offset program is the recently completed fish ladder at Anderson Creek. Due to previous […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201929 Views

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Young Indigenous singer takes the stage at climate change rally in Edmonton | APTN News

Credit: APTN News Greta Thunberg is in Edmonton Friday to talk about climate change. Before she took to the stage, Indigenous leaders, Elders and singers opened the ceremony, including this young person.

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201943 Views

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Government of YT: Feedback sought on draft climate change, energy and green economy strategy

November 14, 2019 Yukoners are invited to provide feedback on a new draft strategy: Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy and a green economy. This fall, the Government of Yukon declared a climate change emergency. The strategy outlines how the territory proposes to take action to address the impacts of climate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201924 Views

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Climate change: Time for health care sector to do its part, says new report by the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

November 14, 2019 “It’s time to own up to our climate impact”: Lancet report finds Canada’s health care sector contributing to global climate crisis A report that tracks the world’s progress on health and climate change says Canada needs to take coordinated steps to green its health care system. The Lancet Countdown on health and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201941 Views

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All season road permits for NorZinc’s Prairie Creek Mine granted by Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

November 14, 2019 ─ Vancouver, British Columbia ─ NorZinc Ltd. (TSX: NZC; OTCQB: NORZF) (the “Company” or “NorZinc”) is pleased to report that the Mackenzie Valley Land & Water Board (“MVLWB”) has issued Water Licences and the Land Use Permit for the all season road access to the Prairie Creek Mine in the NWT, Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201956 Views

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Sarnia-Lambton group will hold ‘climate conversation’ Nov. 29 – Sarnia and Lambton County This Week

November 14, 2019 An event billed as a “climate conversation” is being organized by the group Climate Action Sarnia-Lambton. It is to be held on Nov. 29. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at the Quality Inn, on Christina Street in Point Edward. “We are interested in taking the two community climate rallies that we’ve had […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201923 Views

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Inspirational Indigenous individuals: Water advocate Autumn Peltier – Globalnews.ca

She has gained worldwide recognition, making international headlines as a clean water advocate but 15-year-old Autumn Peltier from Wiikwemkoong First Nation, Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario had a calling and footsteps to follow. Peltier’s great aunt Josephine Mandamin was a well-known protector of water, who held the title of chief water commissioner by the Anishinabek […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201920 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: City to Host Flooding Evacuees from Bearskin Lake First Nation

November 13, 2019 The City of Thunder Bay is preparing to receive approximately 180 people from Bearskin Lake First Nation over the course of the next 48 hours as the community declared a state of emergency on Sunday due to an ice jam along the Severn River, causing water to rise rapidly close by. Large […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201924 Views

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What’s the story on climate change? Find out Saturday – BarrieToday

Quintet of Canadian writers will read, tell stories and discuss climate change at Nov. 16 event at Leacock Museum Want to learn more about climate change in a unique way? Canadian writers Kate Story, Catriona Sandilands, Deborah McGregor, Hillary McGregor, and Sam Dewaele will read, tell stories, and discuss a new collection of climate change […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201918 Views

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Sockeye salmon stocks are crashing. Long-lost notebooks saw it coming. – Macleans.ca

The detailed field journals, lost for decades, now reveal today’s salmon stocks are in dramatically worse shape than imagined It was a rare window into the past: small black field notebooks from the first decades of the last century, pages swollen and yellowed with time, forgotten for more than 50 years. Inside, elegant notations in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201916 Views

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Bearskin Lake First Nation to Evacuate due to Flooding Threat

THUNDER BAY, ON (November 13, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement as Bearskin Lake First Nation Chief Rodney McKay has called for an evacuation due to the threat of flooding due to an ice jam along the Severn River downstream from the remote community: “Chief and Council have […]

by aanationtalk on November 13, 201943 Views

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Y2Y research project explores Revelstoke-area economy, environment – Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke municipal government, province partner with Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for small research project on Columbia Headwaters economy and environment Nov 13, 2019 Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), a U.S.-Canadian conservation group with the goal of connecting and conserving a swathe of land between the two locations in its name, has commissioned a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201922 Views

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Sabina Gold & Silver Releases Inaugural 2018/2019 Environmental, Social And Governance (ESG) Report

VANCOUVER –Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. (“Sabina”) or (the “Company”) (SBB – TSX/SGSVF – OTCQX) today released its inaugural 2018/19 ESG report. This document highlights Sabina’s commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities for its permitted Back River Gold Project. Since signing the Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement with The Kitikmeot Inuit Association in mid-2018 Sabina […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201928 Views

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Floodwaters receding on Bearskin Lake First Nation – Tbnewswatch.com

A state of emergency remains after the Severn River spilled its banks BEARSKIN LAKE FIRST NATION, Ont. — Conditions on the Bearskin Lake First Nation, 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, show signs of improving. A state of emergency was declared Saturday after an ice jam on the Severn River caused water to flood into […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201933 Views

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AB Government: Funding confirmed for flood-resilience projects

Provincial funding for high-priority flood-resilience projects in Calgary and other communities will help keep families, property and infrastructure safe. Budget 2019 includes more than $43 million for 15 projects as the province continues to invest in community-level flood-resilience projects in municipalities and Indigenous communities, provincewide. Funding from the province means municipalities and First Nations can […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201924 Views

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AMC calls on the provincial and federal government to respond to First Nation food security crisis

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) call on the federal and provincial government to immediately implement the recommendations of the First Nations Food, Nutrition& Environment Study (FNFNES). The study, which was conducted over a ten-year period, offered an in-depth look at the diet and nutrition […]

by ahnationtalk on November 11, 201935 Views

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B.C. First Nations should require full clean-up costs up-front for mines: new study – The Narwhal

While other jurisdictions like Quebec and Alaska require mines to post full remediation costs as a condition of approval, B.C. rules allow environmental liabilities from mining projects — which are often on Indigenous lands — to fall to the taxpayer The First Nations Energy and Mining Council has added its voice to increasingly insistent calls […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201975 Views

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Province moves forward with leaders’ table on caribou recovery in the Peace

Nov. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan met with Chief Ken Cameron of the Saulteau First Nations and Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly First Nations on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, to discuss moving forward with a leaders’ table to support the recovery of the endangered central group of the southern mountain caribou, while […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201927 Views

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MMF Applauds Federal Agency Decision Requiring Pallister Government to Consult with the MMF

November 7, 2019 Winnipeg, MB – Today, the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is applauding a recent decision by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) on its review of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project (the Project). The Agency has determined the Province of Manitoba is not conforming to guidelines […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201960 Views

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SCO Stands with Lake St. Martin First Nation

November 7, 2019 ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — In light of today’s announcement by the Government of Canada to cut off funding for emergency aid to residents of Lake St. Martin First Nation, Southern Chiefs’ Organization would like to express its discontent with the treatment of First Nations during this time of crisis. This […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201943 Views

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“Medals, Pipes and Treaties at the Museum” with Maureen Matthews

November 6, 2019 Join us for our next Brown Bag Lunch next Thursday, November 14. Maureen Matthews will be speaking on “Medals, Pipes and Treaties at the Museum” at noon at the TRCM office. Register early to ensure your spot! View Image NT5

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201928 Views

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Ontario Taking Action to Help Communities Fight the Effects of Climate Change

Province’s First-Ever Multi-Sector Impact Assessment Will Help Communities Identify Climate Change Risks and Strengthen Resilience November 7, 2019 Toronto — Ontario is taking another step forward in its fight to address climate change by undertaking the first-ever multi-sector provincial climate impact assessment. The assessment will help the province better understand where and how it is […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201925 Views

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SK Government: Government Introduces New Fisheries Act

November 6, 2019 Environment Minister Dustin Duncan introduced legislation today that will improve the province’s ability to respond to threats posed by prohibited and aquatic invasive species, and provide additional protection for aquatic species at risk. The Fisheries Act (Saskatchewan), 2019, modernizes the language and clarifies the current intent of the Act.  The new Act […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201928 Views

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‘Freedom Road’ makes world premiere in Winnipeg – APTN News

November 6, 2019 More than 100 years ago land was expropriated from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation so water could be diverted to the city of Winnipeg, effectively stranding the community on an artificial island. Angelina McLeod of Shoal Lake captures the impact in Freedom Road – a five-part documentary series that shares the community’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201930 Views

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Inuit organizations raise caribou concerns at Baffinland hearing – Nunatsiaq News

7 November, 2019 Company says sloped embankments and underpasses along route should make impacts negligible When was the last time caribou were seen on the road between Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine and its port at Milne Inlet? Paul Irngaut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s director of wildlife and environment, raised this question at the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201940 Views

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Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations

Decade-long, mega-study finds barriers to access to healthy traditional foods are eroding food security for First Nations OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2019  – Today, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the University of Ottawa, and Université de Montréal released the draft results of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES). The FNFNES presents, for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 2019157 Views

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Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada November 6, 2019 – Ottawa – Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the Newfoundland Orphan Basin Exploration Drilling Project, proposed by BP Canada Energy Group ULC, located offshore, northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The Agency […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201925 Views

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Coast Funds and the Province Announce New Fund for First Nations’ Investments in Renewable Energy in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii

GREAT BEAR RAINFOREST, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Coast Funds—an Indigenous-led conservation finance organization created by First Nations, the governments of British Columbia and Canada, and private foundations—announced the Renewable Energy for Remote Communities program with the Province of British Columbia today. This initiative, launching in early 2020, will see $7.9 million in new investments made with […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201948 Views

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AB Government: Fresh perspectives for caribou recovery planning

Alberta’s three sub-regional caribou task forces took an important first step toward fulfilling their mandate to support caribou recovery while protecting jobs. Members of the task forces, which include representatives of municipalities, Indigenous communities, industry, recreational users and environmental non-government organizations, held their first meeting in Edmonton to discuss a uniquely Albertan solution that will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201936 Views

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NB Government: Report released on water quality in province’s lakes and rivers

04 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The State of Water Quality in New Brunswick’s Lakes and Rivers: Water Quality Monitoring Results 2003-2016 was released today. “We are committed to working alongside watershed groups, stakeholders and First Nations to undertake water quality monitoring and support restoration actions to ensure water quality in our rivers and lakes […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201924 Views

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Media Advisory – Major nationwide study on First Nations children and youth health and the environment to be launched

Media Advisory – Major nationwide study on First Nations children and youth health and the environment to be launched OTTAWA, Nov. 4, 2019  – The first full draft of the final report of the First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES) will be tabled during the Food, Nutrition and Environment of First Nations Forum, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201955 Views

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‘I will never give up’: Grassy Narrows youth campaign for justice

NOVEMBER 04, 2019 Amnesty International campaign shines global spotlight on Indigenous youth fighting mercury crisis WINNIPEG – Indigenous youth and mercury survivors from Grassy Narrows First Nation will be the focus of Amnesty International’s largest worldwide letter-writing campaign this year, the human rights organization announced today. The annual Write for Rights event, which takes place […]

by aanationtalk on November 4, 201936 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power: Phase 1 Endangered Species Act Notice

October 31, 2019 More than 200 species of plants and animals are at risk of disappearing from Ontario. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) provides a science-based assessment to classify species as endangered or threatened. When a plant or animal is classified as such, the species and their habitat will automatically receive legal protection. There are […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201928 Views

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ON Government: Wildland Fire Season Officially Ends

November 4, 2019 October 31 marked the end of this year’s wildland fire season — a season that saw more than 530 fires burn approximately 269,600 hectares of land. While this year’s fire season was lighter in terms of total number of fires than last year when more than 1,000 wildland fires burned in central […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201924 Views

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NB Government: Environmental Trust Fund applications now being accepted

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Environment and Local Government is now accepting applications for funding under the Environmental Trust Fund. “The Environmental Trust Fund has supported thousands of projects that protect our rivers, educate our youth and preserve our environment for almost 30 years,” said Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr. “Together, we […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201932 Views

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Interlake Reserves Tribal Council First Nations: “Governments Failed Us” During State of Emergency in Manitoba

OTTAWA, Nov. 1, 2019 – The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) and its member communities haven’t ended the declared State of Emergency yet, as the communities are still getting conflicting messages from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) on response and recovery costs. “We have yet to hear back formally on the costs of response that are […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 2019120 Views

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Boat Harbour Remediation Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada November 1, 2019 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed Boat Harbour Remediation Project, located […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201943 Views

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One Afternoon, Two Indigenous Women, and an East Van Film You Feel in Your Guts – TheTyee.ca

We talk to the visionary makers of ‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.’ To live in a female body is often to exist in a state of pain. It’s rare to see a film that captures this reality, but The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open does exactly that. It’s a film […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201974 Views

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Nunavik gaining ground where other coastlines erode – Nunatsiaq News

31 October, 2019 But climate change still poses risks to region’s coastal communities If you stand on the beach in Kuujjuaraapik on the Hudson Bay coast, your feet are firmly planted in Nunavik and, furthermore, Quebec. But if you dip your toes in the frigid water, they are now in Nunavut. The strange circumstances of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201938 Views

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First Nations paranormal hunters scour Six Nations for spirits – CBC

‘Some people shoot pool to have fun. I help hunt ghosts’ Oct 31, 2019 Todd Thomas can’t see anything, but he senses there’s a big tall shadow named Richard O’Malley hovering over him. Thomas thought he heard that name over his spirit box, a modified transistor radio he uses to try and talk to spirits. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201939 Views

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Across Arctic Canada, sea ice levels are again at record lows – Nunatsiaq News

31 October, 2019 “We could be up to a month behind where we should be at this time of year” Last October, when Juuta Sarpinak of Igloolik set off on a seal hunt, he took his snowmobile. For the same trip exactly a year later, he’d need a boat. Across Nunavut and the rest of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201931 Views

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A gathering of guardians: Indigenous monitors convene for historic knowledge exchange – The Narwhal

Oct 31, 2019 In remote areas from the B.C. coast to Nunavut’s far north, Indigenous guardians and coastal watchmen are increasingly relied on to monitor landscapes, conduct search and rescue, gather environmental samples and document the impacts of climate change. Now these communities are assembling to share best practices for everything from tracking data to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201924 Views

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Decision coming soon on water bottling permits in Ontario, environment minister says – CBC

Moratorium on new and expanded permits to take water for bottling set to expire on Jan. 1 Oct 31, 2019 A decision on how to proceed with water bottling permits is expected by early to mid-December, with a review nearly complete, Ontario’s Environment Minister Jeff Yurek said Thursday. A moratorium on new and expanded permits […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201924 Views

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Province responded to almost all Abbott-Chapman recommendations

Oct. 31, 2019 VICTORIA – The B.C. government has addressed almost 92% of the recommendations in the Abbott-Chapman report that looked into the devastating 2017 wildfire and flood seasons in British Columbia. “We were all aware of the risk of catastrophic wildfires leading up to 2017, but at that time, not enough work was done […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201934 Views

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STREAM to stream: from Alberta to BC to Ontario – WWF-Canada Blog

October 31, 2019 When WWF-Canada published the Watershed Reports in 2017, it became clear that data deficiency is a serious obstacle to understanding the health of ecosystems. Of the 167 watersheds in Canada, 110 lack the necessary data to attribute a health score confidently. To address these concerns, WWF-Canada believes in the need for more […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201937 Views

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