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Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project — Public Comments Invited

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada January 23, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the Central Ridge Exploration Drilling Project, proposed by Equinor Canada Ltd., located approximately 375 kilometres offshore, east of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202022 Views

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Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador – Comment Period on the Draft Regional Assessment Report

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada January 23, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Regional Assessment Committee is seeking public comments on the Draft Regional Assessment Report for the Regional Assessment of Offshore Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Committee invites the public, Indigenous and stakeholder groups, governments […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202033 Views

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UBCM: Emergency Preparedness Funding Deadlines

Two Community Emergency Preparedness Fund streams have pending 2020 deadlines. Emergency Support Services (ESS) applications must be in by Friday, February 14th, and the Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) deadline is Friday, March 13th. The intent of the Emergency Support Services stream is to build local capacity to provide ESS through training, volunteer recruitment and retention, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202030 Views

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Bending Lake Iron Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada January 22, 2020 — 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 peoples in the federal environmental assessment for the proposed Bending Lake Iron Project, located […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202021 Views

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Colville Lake makes pitch for local control on 1st day of Sahtu caribou hearings – CBC

Plan hopes to avoid ‘colonial system of control’ including tags and harvest quotas Jan 22, 2020 Leaders from Colville Lake, N.W.T., say the government should allow them to lift hunting quotas and replace them with local regulations guided by Dene law. “We’re trying to make sure our way of life is relevant,” said David Codzi, […]

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Sask oil project generates controversy – CBC

Jan 22, 2020 Serafina Energy’s project would require nearly five million litres of water per day A proposed oil project in northwest Saskatchewan is fueling controversy. Calgary-based Serafina Energy plans to extract 8,000 barrels of oil per day near Glenbogie, which is near the town of St. Walburg about 250 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202024 Views

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IRC: Preservation of the Reindeer Herd

(Inuvik, NT) January 21, 2020 – The Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) wishes to remind Inuvialuit beneficiaries and other residents and visitors of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region that harvesting from the Reindeer herd is strictly not allowed. IRC Chair and CEO, Duane Smith understands that, “harvesting is a fundamental way of life for many members of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202029 Views

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Teen activist Autumn Peltier appears at World Economic Forum with criticism for federal politicians – CBC

Anishinaabe water activist on panel in Davos, Switzerland with Greta Thunberg Jan 21, 2020 Teenage Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier says she doesn’t feel the Canada’s federal politicians are focused enough on climate change, even after years of her campaigning for them to take action. The 15-year old, who hails from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202025 Views

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Canada launches environmental funding programs

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada January 21, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario Across the country, Canadians are leading grassroots action to protect the environment, tackle plastic pollution, conserve nature, and protect our waterways. These initiatives are creating good local jobs and improving the environment for the next generation. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202030 Views

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Substances that created hole in ozone may account for half of Arctic warming, U of T researchers find – U of T News

The substances responsible for creating a massive hole in the Earth’s ozone layer may account for nearly half of Arctic warming over a 50-year period, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. The research, published in Nature Climate Change, highlights how ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are a significant and unrecognized source […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202043 Views

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Ktunaxa Nation Council: Jumbo Valley to remain wild through permanent retirement of development rights

Cranbrook/ʔa·kiskaqǂiʔit, BC- The Ktunaxa Nation Council (KNC) is honoured and heartened to announce that Qat’muk, which includes the Jumbo Valley, will remain wild. The Jumbo Glacier Resort, a source of great conflict for the last 30 years, will not be built now, or ever. Thanks to a collaboration between KNC, the Government of Canada, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202040 Views

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Indigenous leaders protest against major Alberta oilsands mine proposal – Globalnews.ca

January 20, 2020 Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project. Members of Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs were among those who gathered Monday […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202021 Views

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National research institute launches to bring clarity to Canada’s climate choices

Dozens of academics and policy experts today launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. January 21, 2020 | OTTAWA — Dozens of academics and policy experts today launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. The Institute aims to bring clarity to the transformative […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202028 Views

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The original occupants of Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan have returned – APTN News

January 20, 2020 Bison have been reintroduced in Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatchewan. The animal was the original occupants of the park and roamed there long before humans arrived. The park is located 270 km northwest of Regina. Bison have been extinct in these parts of the country for nearly 150 years. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/01/20/the-original-occupants-of-wanuskewin-heritage-park-in-saskatchewan-have-returned/

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202024 Views

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First Nations Summit congratulates Ktunaxa Nation on reaching agreement to preserve Qat’muk

(Xʷməθkʷəyə̓m (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilw̓ə taʔɬ/selílwitulh̓ (Tsleil- Waututh)/Vancouver, BC) — The First Nations Summit (FNS) executive is sending congratulations and expressing deep gratitude to the leadership and citizens of the Ktunaxa Nation following an announcement that an agreement with the provincial and federal governments has been reached to extinguish development rights in the Jumbo […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202026 Views

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Public hearings into $1B Giant Mine remediation begin at last – CBC

‘It’s monumental,’ says project lead Jan 20, 2020 Public hearings on the closure and remediation plan for Yellowknife’s defunct Giant Mine begin Monday. That’s after 13 years of study, planning, assessment and discussion. “It’s monumental,” said Natalie Plato, deputy director of the Giant Mine Remediation Project, which is leading the cleanup. The project is seeking […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202022 Views

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New Climate Action Funding Announced for Youth and Businesses in Manitoba

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada January 20, 2020 – Winnipeg, Manitoba Climate change is the defining issue of our time. Canada is taking real, practical and ambitious action to protect the environment and transition to a cleaner economy. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced $200,000 in funding […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202038 Views

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Bison return to prairie cultural park – Radio Canada International

January 20, 2020 Just days after a story about a small herd of plains bison being given to a First Nations reserve in Saskatchewan comes another similar story. The bison ( or buffalo as they are often called) once roamed the prairies in the millions. In recent years efforts are being made to re-introduce them […]

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Minister Jordan pushes forward with next phase of Big Bar landslide response

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada January 17, 2020 – Kamloops, BC – The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, and Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister and Member of Parliament for Burnaby North-Seymour, met with the High Bar and Stswecem’c Xgat’tem Nations, and the Fraser Salmon Management Council […]

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The Government of Canada and Wanuskewin Collaborate to Bring Back the Bison

From: Parks Canada Plains Bison from Grasslands National Park make their debut at Wanuskewin January 17, 2020 Wanuskewin, SK Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer and tell the stories of who we are, including the histories, cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples. As a recognized leader […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202039 Views

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‘A colossal waste’: BC Hydro report hints at cost overruns at Site C dam – The Narwhal

A revealing update from BC Hydro says the project’s budget — which has grown from $6.6 billion to $10.7 billion — is now ‘under pressure’ and ‘did not contemplate certain unforeseen financial impacts’ The troubled Site C dam project is poised for more cost overruns and schedule delays despite repeated assurances from B.C.’s NDP government […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202031 Views

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Lake St. Martin First Nation residents still waiting to go home after nine years – CTV News

January 16, 2020 WINNIPEG — Some residents of Lake St. Martin have been waiting nine years to return home, since a flood destroyed the land in 2011. Now the First Nation says some residents are worried they won’t have a home to which they can return. “My community has been fractured for nine years and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202030 Views

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Parks Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park in 2020

From: Parks Canada January 16, 2020 Shawinigan, Quebec Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s destinations form important cornerstones for Canada’s tourism industry, and the Agency is committed to providing visitors with high-quality and meaningful experiences and to support tourism in communities across the country. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of La Mauricie National Park’s creation and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202023 Views

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Heiltsuk Nation pursues “bitumen reference” case in Supreme Court

January 16, 2020 Ottawa – The Heiltsuk Nation has asked the Supreme Court to open the door to recognizing the role of Indigenous nations in protecting the environment through their own laws, as the Court deliberates on whether BC has jurisdiction to enact measures to regulate the transport of oil through the province. The BC […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202036 Views

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Parks Canada announces the 50th anniversary of Forillon National Park in 2020

From: Parks Canada An unforgettable year to enjoy a unique history and territory January 16, 2020 Gaspé, Quebec Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s destinations form important cornerstones for Canada’s tourism industry, and the Agency is committed to providing visitors with high-quality and meaningful experiences and to support tourism in communities across the country. The year […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202035 Views

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Ontario Helping Build Healthier, Safer Communities Faster

Reducing delays and duplication through proposed changes to Class Environmental Assessments January 16, 2020 NIAGARA — Ontario is taking the next steps to modernize its almost 50-year-old environmental assessment program by working with holders of Class Environmental Assessments (Class EA) to propose changes that would exempt projects that have little or no negative environmental impact. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202044 Views

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Some Trudeau government ocean initiatives greeted with skepticism in Halifax – CBC

Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan met for the first time this week with East Coast counterparts Jan 16, 2020 The Trudeau government’s plans for ocean protection were front and centre Wednesday as the new federal fisheries minister met for the first time with her counterparts from Canada’s five eastern provinces. Ottawa’s plans include a dramatic […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202034 Views

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Media advisory – Parks Canada, in partnership with Wanuskewin, to make an important announcement on Plains bison conservation

From: Parks Canada Media advisory January 15, 2020 Wanuskewin and Parks Canada will make a major announcement regarding Plains bison from Grasslands National Park. Wanuskewin is a national historic site on the northern edge of Saskatoon that celebrates Northern Plains Indigenous cultures through permanent exhibits, interpretive programming, culinary experiences, visual and performing arts. It works […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202068 Views

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Notice of Assertion to Current and Prospective Shareholders of Prodigy Gold Inc and Argonaut Gold (US) Corp

GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION, ON, Jan. 14, 2020 – Garden River First Nation (“GRFN”) objects to and will if necessary, challenge Prodigy’s attempts to construct and operate a gold mine in GRFN traditional territory, near Dubreuilville, Ontario. Studies undertaken by GRFN and given to Prodigy reveal that this is an area of high value to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202074 Views

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Quebec Cree, Algonquin say moose populations need more protection – CBC

Cree Trappers Association asking hunters to not kill female moose this spring Jan 14, 2020 Some Indigenous hunting groups in Quebec say more needs to be done to protect moose populations in the province. Cree hunters are being asked to avoid killing female moose between February and the end of the calving season in late […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202032 Views

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New study in Aamjiwnaang finds residents may face higher health risks caused by toxic substance in air – Anishinabek News

January 13, 2020 AANJIWNAANG FIRST NATION— The results of a new air quality study in Aamjiwnaang First Nation, surrounded by chemical plants and oil refineries in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, say residents face a higher risk of cancer from the toxic substance benzene in the air. The study concludes the risk from exposure to benzene, a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202090 Views

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Parks Canada and Canada Post celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kootenay National Park’s establishment

From: Parks Canada New From Far and Wide stamp series commemorates iconic locations throughout Canada including Floe Lake in Kootenay National Park. January 13, 2020 Radium Hot Springs, BC Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada celebrated the start of Kootenay National Park’s 100th anniversary today in the Village of Radium Hot Springs. In the presence of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202091 Views

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Canadian Rangers Complete Busiest Year Ever in 2019 – Net Newsledger

January 10, 2020 The Canadian Rangers have completed a highly successful year aiding the people of the Far North of Ontario, according to their commanding officer. They have saved numerous lives in search and rescue operations, evacuated First Nations threatened by fire and flooding, and helped prevent suicides. “We punch above our weight with the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202051 Views

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The Rebel to Rabble Review: Climate issues under the spotlight – iPolitics

Jan 10, 2020 Happy New Year, Rebel to Rabble regulars, irregulars and first-timers alike. Let’s start this week’s recap over at Rabble, where David Suzuki marked the first week of the new year by outlining “a vision for climate action” — one that he hopes will kick off not just one rotation around the sun, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202042 Views

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CGL Posts Injunction Notice, RCMP Threatens Helicopter Companies, Trespassers Heard Building Trail Toward Gidimt’en Checkpoint

Jan 8 2020, CGL posts injunction notice, RCMP threatens helicopter companies, and trespassers heard building trail toward Gidimt’en Checkpoint. We have received reports that Coastal Gaslink has posted notice of the injunction enforcement order at the 39km mark of the Morice Forest Service Road. Combined with the posting of this notice on their website, this […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202062 Views

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Fire risk reduction info sessions in Williams Lake area

Jan. 8, 2020 WILLIAMS LAKE – Two public information meetings will be held in the Williams Lake area to provide details about wildfire risk reduction projects that will be completed over the next two years in areas where urban development borders on forested areas. The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202040 Views

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NAN Women’s Gathering – Registration now open!

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by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202065 Views

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Environment Rules Vacay.ca 20 Best Places to Travel in Canada for 2020

January 8, 2020 Concerns about global climate have come to impact every facet of life in Canada. In 2019, for the first time climate change was a top priority among voters in a federal election. The phenomenon that is Greta Thunberg gripped the country during the Swedish activist’s September visit with more than 500,000 marching […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202059 Views

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Nunavut board moves on stalled Mary River assessment – Nunatsiaq News

8 January 2020 NIRB to decide on public hearing following conference in March The Nunavut Impact Review Board’s stalled final hearing on Baffinland’s phase two expansion proposal for its Mary River iron mine could resume after a special pre-hearing conference set for Iqaluit this March. The review board conveyed this information to stakeholders in a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202088 Views

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‘The world is watching’: Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs explain why CGL has to go – APTN News

January 7, 2020 On the one-year anniversary of “the siege” on their traditional territory, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continue to oppose a natural gas pipeline project in northern B.C. The chiefs held a news conference Tuesday in their office in Smithers, B.C., where they detailed reasons why construction of the $6.2-billion Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline violates […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 202040 Views

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Storm surge warning system for P.E.I. expanding – CBC

Jan 07, 2020 ‘I think it’s very important for people to get instant warning messages so that they can take action’ The UPEI climate lab is expanding its storm surge warning system to include more tide gauges around the Island’s shoreline, with at least two more to come. The P.E.I. Storm Surge Early Warning System […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202049 Views

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Indigenous protesters stand against LNG pipeline one year after violent standoff with police – CityNews Vancouver

Jan 7, 2020 WET’SUWET’EN FIRST NATION (NEWS 1130) – The atmosphere is tense and what comes next is uncertain as a northern B.C. First Nation marks one year since the RCMP raided its LNG protest camp. The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says members have been “defending their sovereign and unceded territories from the impacts […]

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Australian wildfires undoing decades of conservation work – APTN News

January 6, 2020 Kangaroo Island off the coast of South Australia has been described as the country’s version of the Galapagos. It’s home to some of the country’s most endangered animals. Experts who work there say the wildfires burn there have undone decades of careful conservation work. It has also killed thousands of koalas and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202056 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard working to remove MV Spudnik from Fraser River

From: Canadian Coast Guard January 6, 2020 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Government of Canada is committed to protecting Canada’s environment and waterways. We know that abandoned vessels are not only an eye-sore for many coastal communities across the country, but can also pose a threat of pollution and safety concerns the surrounding area. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202069 Views

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Looking back at a half-century of studying Arctic seabirds – Nunatsiaq News

6 January 2020 Eggs tell the story of DDT’s rise and fall and a potential rebound for mercury contamination Clues to the changing Arctic environment are perched on the sheared-off cliffs of Prince Leopold Island. Everything from contaminants like DDT, to changes in wind and precipitation are being tracked here by federal scientists. In particular, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202043 Views

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Batchewana First Nation Asserts Jurisdiction, Oppose Ferrochrome Development

(December 20, 2019, Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – After months of discussions the Chief and Council of Batchewana First Nation has reached a decision not to endorse the proposed Ferrochrome development. The decision did not come lightly and was reached in accordance with Anishnabek law, inherent jurisdiction, culture and traditions. The Council feels as the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2020119 Views

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Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs Evict Coastal GasLink from Territory

Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs representing all five clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have issued an eviction notice to the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline company. The eviction of CGL is effective immediately, and applies to “Camp 9A” on Dark House territory, as well as the neighbouring Gidimt’en, Tsayu, and Laksamshu clan territories. Hereditary chiefs have gathered on […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202054 Views

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Fortymile caribou herd hunting opportunity opening

Following a recommendation received from the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Government of Yukon is opening a licensed harvest on Fortymile caribou herd from January 1 to March 31, 2020. For 25 years, the Government of Yukon has worked together with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, the Dawson District […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202055 Views

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New online watercourse and wetland alteration reference map now available

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has developed a new and comprehensive online Watercourse and Wetland Alteration (WAWA) Reference Map. “We know how valuable wetlands are to waterfowl, wildlife and water quality,” said Environment and Local Government Minister Jeff Carr. “Wetlands act as sponges that can reduce localized flooding during heavy rain and purify the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 202030 Views

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Ontario Investing in Far North Winter Roads Network

December 20, 2019 Ontario’s government is connecting remote communities and creating opportunities for economic development by investing in the 2019-20 winter roads program. Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced over $5.8 million in funding for 31 First Nations and the Town of Moosonee to build […]

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 2019146 Views

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